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DrFaulken’s insulated coffee mug shootout

DrFaulken’s insulated coffee mug shootout

My review about the ThinkGeek caffeine molecule insulated mug got me to thinking. Sure, I slammed the mug because it was thin and didn’t seem to be that great at keeping things warm, but was that assessment because of bias against the build quality? I liberated a thermometer from work for a few days and […]

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Bissel Little Green Portable Deep Cleaner review

Bissel Little Green Portable Deep Cleaner review

Sometimes I’ll buy something and will have to wait for the right time to review it. The Bissel Little Green Portable Deep Cleaner is a good example. I started thinking about buying a portable steam cleaner after I got Pearl. She had the shits off and on for her first month here, and after watching […]

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Upton Tea Imports multi-temperature electric tea kettle

Upton Tea Imports multi-temperature electric tea kettle

Ever since seeing one (out of stock) on Adagio.com, I’ve been on the lookout for an adjustable temperature electric tea kettle. The idea of a mult-temperature kettle intrigued me because different drinks require different temperatures. 160 – 180F for white and green teas, 190F for Oolong tea, and 212F for black teas, herbal teas and […]

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Adagio IngenuiTEA shootout

Adagio IngenuiTEA shootout

I’ve been a big fan of online tea purveyor Adagio.com for a long time. My first order with them was a green tea starter set in August 2005. I received a sixteen ounce IngenuiTEA teapot as part of the package. The IngenuiTEA is a very handy way to make loose-leaf tea in small quantities. You […]

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Henckels Synergy Asian Knife Set review

Henckels Synergy Asian Knife Set review

Sometimes you get what you pay for. Sometimes you get more than you pay for. Sometimes you get much less. Such has been my experience with Henckels knives. Introduced to this manufacturer of fine kitchen knives by my then-employer in Oregon, I picked up an eight-inch Henckels Twin Star Plus chef knife, to the tune […]

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If you've been thinking about buying a Dyson ….

If you've been thinking about buying a Dyson ….

Check your mail. We’ve gotten some Bed, Bath and Beyond coupons for 20% off any item. Until recently, these coupons have excluded Dyson — but the last two we’ve gotten have no such restriction. If you’ve read about or seen me use my Dyson but have been unwilling to drop the scratch on one, here’s […]

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If you’ve been thinking about buying a Dyson ….

If you’ve been thinking about buying a Dyson ….

Check your mail. We’ve gotten some Bed, Bath and Beyond coupons for 20% off any item. Until recently, these coupons have excluded Dyson — but the last two we’ve gotten have no such restriction. If you’ve read about or seen me use my Dyson but have been unwilling to drop the scratch on one, here’s […]

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Melitta FastBrew coffee maker review
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Melitta FastBrew coffee maker review

I’m going to state up front that the outcome of this review may not make sense. I mean, less than they normally do. I’m going to rave about a product that I’ve replaced four times already, and will be willing to replace again. Tags: appliances, melitta

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Be Prepared — Making Drip Coffee the Gibberish Way

Be Prepared — Making Drip Coffee the Gibberish Way

I love coffee. LOOOOVE coffee. If I could, I’d drink coffee all day. Unfortunately my trainer and body think it’s better for me to drink a lot of water, and not as much Blood of Lifeā„¢. I thought I’d put together a short guide on how I like to make coffee, along with some “optional” […]

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My gal sucks better than yours

My gal sucks better than yours

My Dyson, I mean. Well, at least in theory. I’d like to pit Monica against other vacuum cleaners in my house, against the pure shedding-iffic onslaught of two humans and two dogs. So, I’ll need a few things before I begin: most importantly, I need some vacuums to test against. If you’re in the Richmond/DC […]

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