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Regalo Easy Step Walk Thru Gate Review
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Regalo Easy Step Walk Thru Gate Review

We bought the Easy Step Walk Thru baby gate by Regalo to keep dogs out, but its automatic latch system is a pain for grownups with full hands.

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Circulon Contempo Hard Anodized Nonstick 1-Quart Saucepan Review
By September 17, 20130 Comments Read More →

Circulon Contempo Hard Anodized Nonstick 1-Quart Saucepan Review

I know that using nonstick cookware is considered passe by foodies and home chefs everywhere, but nothing is as easy to use or clean up. I have a set of fully-clad stainless steel cookware that never gets used because it’s such a pain in the ass. Of course, the number one drawback of using nonstick […]

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iSpring 6 Stage Reverse Osmosis In Home Water Filter Review

iSpring 6 Stage Reverse Osmosis In Home Water Filter Review

I installed an iSpring 6 filter reverse osmosis home water filter two months ago. With no exaggeration, it’s changed my life. Tags: brita, bunn, coffee, featured, ispring, kitchen, minnesota, strongly recommended, tea, water

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Installing an iSpring Reverse Osmosis Water Filter

Installing an iSpring Reverse Osmosis Water Filter

Where we live in Minnesota has terrible water. It’s full of junk, tastes nasty, stains our clothes, and causes all sorts of problems with our coffee maker. It was hard for me to drink the water, even after running it through a Brita filter. I would hold my breath a chug a glass of water […]

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Epicurean Kitchen Series Utensil Review

Epicurean Kitchen Series Utensil Review

Back in November I wrote about the Minnesota company Epicurean, who makes cutting boards and utensils out of recycled materials or materials taken from sustainable providers. I really like how durable and easy the cutting boards were, and while I was picking up some as gifts I decided to give their utensils a try. Epicurean […]

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How I Use a Japanese Water Stone to Sharpen Knives

How I Use a Japanese Water Stone to Sharpen Knives

I started buying nicer knives since 2004. Every year or two I’d buy another nice knife in the $75 – $150 range. Then I moved to Minnesota, and one of the world’s only Wusthof factory outlets is here. Now I’m up to ten kitchen knives, seven of which are plain-edged. That’s not counting my utility […]

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IKEA 365+ GNISTRA Paring Knife Review

IKEA 365+ GNISTRA Paring Knife Review

We have a lot of mid-grade knives in the house by Wusthof and Henckles. All but one are forged instead of stamped, and we have the core knives you need in a decent kitchen: chef knife, santoku knife, serrated knife, and a reverse-serrated utility knife. We have a honing steel and I sharpen the knives […]

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Epicurean Recycled Cutting Board Review

Epicurean Recycled Cutting Board Review

There are a ton of things to like about cutting boards made by Epicurean. They are a company started by a couple of skateboarders, who decided to use recycled products to make cutting boards. They’re local to me, so I feel good about supporting a local business. Their product is really great and comes in […]

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Kirkland Dishwasher Pac Review

Kirkland Dishwasher Pac Review

Sometimes the phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is more like a challenge than good advice. Such is my experience with liquid dishwasher soap, of all things. I had used the Cascade Complete liquid detergent for years. It worked fine, I liked the scent, and I could buy big ass bottles of it […]

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Wusthof Come-Apart Kitchen Shears Review

Wusthof Come-Apart Kitchen Shears Review

Earlier in the year I bought a Crowd Cut coupon to sharpen ten knives. If I hustled, I could get a free set of Wusthof kitchen shears. Big deal, I thought. We already had a set of kitchen scissors, and they were heavy and sturdy and manly enough. We also snipped up pieces of used […]

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