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Sad Day for Tea and Coffee Snobs: Upton Tea Imports Variable Temperature Kettle Out of Production

Sad Day for Tea and Coffee Snobs: Upton Tea Imports Variable Temperature Kettle Out of Production

I was talking about the AeroPress coffee maker to one of my co-workers yesterday. He asked me how I got the water as close to 200° F without boiling the water. I told him about my Upton Tea variable temperature electric water kettle, and scurried off to send him a link. I was aghast to […]

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Keurig B-40 Elite Gourmet Single-Cup Coffee Brewing System Review

Keurig B-40 Elite Gourmet Single-Cup Coffee Brewing System Review

I review the Keurig B-40 Elite Gourmet Single-Cup Coffee Brewing System. It might be a good choice for you if you only want one or two cups of coffee at a time, but a good coffee machine and thermal carafe are a more economical — and ecologically friendly — choice.

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Presto Flip Side Waffle Maker Review

Presto Flip Side Waffle Maker Review

I review the Flip Side Belgian waffle maker from Presto. It gets super hot and makes a great classic waffle, but there are some major design flaws that keep it from being “strongly recommended.”

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Bunn NHBX-B Electric Drip Coffee Maker Review

Bunn NHBX-B Electric Drip Coffee Maker Review

The Bunn NHBX drip coffee maker is a great, no-frills machine that makes a very good, hot pot of coffee at the right temperature.

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R.I.P., Melitta Fast Brew Coffee Machine

R.I.P., Melitta Fast Brew Coffee Machine

After about three and a half years of heavy usage, my Melitta Fast Brew coffee maker finally bit the dust. I noticed a few days ago that the coffee wasn’t as hot as usual. That was a bad sign, especially since I put the finished coffee directly into a glass-lined Thermos air pot to stave […]

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Thermos Vacuum-Insulated 2 Quart Glass-lined Airpot review

Thermos Vacuum-Insulated 2 Quart Glass-lined Airpot review

I review the Thermos Vacuum-Insulated 2 Quart Glass-lined Airpot available from Target.com. It is better than the original at the same bargain price of $15.

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How to clean the beater / brush bar on a Dyson DC14 vacuum

How to clean the beater / brush bar on a Dyson DC14 vacuum

Almost four years ago I reviewed the Dyson DC07 Animal vacuum cleaner. Since then I’ve moved on to a DC14 Full Kit model. What I have never done in those four years is properly remove the trim to clean the “beater” brush bar that sweeps dust and other stuff into the vacuum. Before I went […]

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KitchenAid sponge holder review

KitchenAid sponge holder review

What does $7 get you at Target? A shitty KitchenAid sponge holder that doesn’t work as advertised.

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Wearever Hard Anodized Non-stick Cookware Review

Wearever Hard Anodized Non-stick Cookware Review

I have owned some apparently very nice clad stainless steel cookware made by Cuisinart. I bought them on the advice of my (at the time) boss, who swore up and down that stainless steel was the best way to go. I shouldn’t have listened him, about the pots and pans or about buying a home, […]

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ReadiVac 36104 12-Volt Wet/Dry Auto Vacuum review

ReadiVac 36104 12-Volt Wet/Dry Auto Vacuum review

An inexpensive little vacuum cleaner for your car with a few big problems.

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