Housewares Reviews

How to clean/unclog your sink using vinager

Although It is generally known that vinegar is an excellent cleaner solution most people are still reluctant to use it for this purpose even though it has not only been used for centuries but it is in fact one of the main ingredients in all commercial cleaners. So this is …

Rubbermaid Shaker Bottle, 20oz.

In my experience these are the best shaker bottles on the market, that I have tried anyway. Lots and lots of pros, only one con that I can think of. We will get there later.

First thing I took notice on this bottle, which is why I bought it in the …

Miracle Grow Potting Mix 28.3L

Keeping plants alive is difficult where I live. The amount of dust and rubbish in the air means that often I go out on my balcony to find any leaves covered in a thin film of yellow dust. I had Miracle Grow potting mix recommended to me by my wife’s …

Costco Artificial Christmas Tree

Since our building has decided to start enforcing a “no real Christmas tree” policy, I’ve been forced to break with the habit of a lifetime and get myself a fake tree. I’m used to spending about $50 on a nice tree so I was surprised to find that if you …

General Electric Range Hood Model PVWC924

My entire kitchen is made up of General Electric appliances. I got them all at the same time to outfit a new apartment in Canada and feel I made a big mistake in doing so. The general quality of the appliances seems to change in accordance with how difficult the …

Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Vacuum

Having a small vacuum in an apartment is very useful. Particularly if its cordless one. I suspect many of us have yelled in frustration as you drag around one with a cord. Finding that it’s banging into door frames and getting underfoot.

The Dyson V8 is perfect for me and probably …

General Electric Electric Oven and Hob Model JCS630

I have a kitchen full of General Electric Appliances. This hs nothing to do with brand loyalty. I just didn’t know any better when I was outfitting my first apartment.

Unlike the vast majority of those appliances, however, the oven isn’t complete trash. It’s still not very good but at …

General Electrics Dishwashers Model GDF410SSFSS

I’ve had this dishwasher for 3 years now. Most of the appliance I bought when I arrived in Canada were GE ones but I wasn’t familiar with the brand and hadn’t heard anything negative about them before.

What I started to find, after a short period, was that most of the …

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pan and Wok Set

While wandering the Shareway Mall in Toronto one day I spied a new store. I wasn’t familiar with the brand but I was with my fiancee and we usually end up looking at kitchen equipment if we are in the mall. I’m the chef in the house so mostly it’s …

General Electric Fridge Freezer Model MBC12

I bought this appliance about 3 years ago from best buy and it’s been a nightmare from start to finish. I moved into an apartment that had an inbuilt space for a combination fridge and freezer. It had to be very specific in its dimensions, in this case, 59cm x …

John Lewis Perfcetly Smooth 200 thread Count Egyptian Cotton White Sheets

We spend a lot of our life between sheets, even if unconscious a lot of the time, so it’s a good idea to have bedding which makes you feel comfortable and rested. A recent bedroom refurbishment gave me the opportunity to upgrade my sheets and I moved up from …

Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Smart Kettle

We all know what a kettle is: a receptacle to boil water. It has a flat base to sit on a heat source, a handle to hold it, a lid to stop the water boiling away and a spout for pouring. And that’s it, really. So how …

Sun Triple Clean Laundry Soap with OXI

My family goes through a lot of laundry so we go through a lot of laundry soap. Because I have children we are pretty hard on clothes and I rely on the laundry soaps I use to get out stains. I also do not have a lot …

Godrej Black HIT Mosquito Repellent Spray

I have recently used Godrej Black HIT Mosquito repellent spray. I decided to try it after the ineffectiveness of the liquid mosquito repellent coupled with high incidence of dengue cases in my locality. I have never been comfortable in using a spray like HIT. I am seeing its advertisement …

Haven Street Candle Co Richly Scented candle

I don’t think there’s anything more cozy and comfortable than lighting a candle on a grey, gloomy fall day. I like my apartment to smell good and I use oil diffuser all the time, however, no oil or aroma stick can give you those fall scents, like pumpkin spice or …

Ikea Sinnlig scented candle (vanilla ice-cream and freshly baked waffles)

I love scented candles, especially during the colder times of the year, when all you want is to snuggle up under your blankets with a cup of hot cocoa and a nice book. The candles add that coziness to the room and if they can also make it smell like …

Presto 02970 Professional Salad Shooter

I have recently come into the possession of a new salad shooter thanks to my parents because the one I had before I have had since college, and it wasn’t on its last leg but I still needed to upgrade nonetheless. I have been a fan of the Presto salad …

Hamilton Beach Wave Action Blender

For as long as I can remember I have had my Cuisinart blender, and I used it practically every day to make drinks and soups until the motor recently died on me and I had to quickly find another. I wanted to buy another quality blender, but at a lower …

Affresh Washer Cleaner

I purchased Affresh Washer Cleaner for the first time just over a year ago after moving into a new house and feeling less than satisfied with the cleanliness of the washing machine. At first glance, the relatively new washing machine looked fine, but upon a ridiculously close inspection, I …

Persil laundry detergent in powder by Henkel

Persil laundry detergent was on a discount at the local store about a month ago and I decided to buy it. I always have a big stash of the Dash laundry detergent at home so I cannot even remember the last time I went shopping for laundry detergent because I …

Legitim chopping board by Ikea

My family was always against chopping boards made of plastic, so when I was still living at home we always had wooden chopping boards. I remember my mother owned one plastic chopping board but nobody ever used it except me, and even when I did use it if any member …

Samsung RT32K5552SL Digital Inverter with Twin Cooling Plus 2-Door Fridge

When our fridge starts throwing tantrums about June last year, we have no choice but to buy a new one as soon as possible.
We shopped around for a while and finally decided on the Samsung RT32K5552SL fridge. It’s not really our first choice but it’s the one that fit both …

Mayer Air Fryer MMAF8

There had been hypes about Air Fryer a few years back. It’s supposed to be the healthier choice of cooking because it requires little to no oil to “fry” food. So my family went and got the Mayer Air Fryer. It’s pretty ironic actually, because we don’t really make fried …

Charlie’s Soap Laundry Powder

My husband and I decided to use cloth diapers for my daughter when she born and so we needed a biodegradable laundry detergent to wash them. We tried Charlie’s Soap - Laundry at the recommendation of a friend and we loved it. My daughter is seven years …

Keurig K65 series Coffee and Drink Machine

I received my Keurig K65 series a couple of years ago for Christmas, and at first I was skeptical because I have only used a traditional coffee pot with the paper filter that you put your coffee in and then pour on your water and let it drip until you …

NUKI Smart lock

If you want to ditch your keys and enter your house by using just your smartphone, now you can. All you have to do is buy a NUKI Smart lock and that is exactly what I did a few days ago.
It is made in Austria so their website is …

Cuisinart Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker

The Cuisinart soft service ice cream maker is a purchase I made about a year or two ago. I wanted to learn how to make my own ice cream from scratch, and because I own other Cuisinart appliances I knew I was making a good buying decision.

When the Cuisinart soft …

Philips Airfryer HD9220 Series

I did not know or hear about the Philips airfryer until I was at my parent’s house, and my mom was using it to fry chicken. I personally thought it was an odd way to fry chicken since I am so used to frying mine in grease. Of course because …

Nostalgia Electrics Hard Candy Cotton Candy Maker

I was gifted with the Nostalgia electrics hard cotton candy maker because my mom noticed how my son was obsessed with cotton candy, and she realized how expensive buying him cotton candy all the time was becoming. She found the cotton candy maker either on Fingerhut’s website or Gettington’s website, …

Purex Dirt Lift Action Laundy Detergent

I use different laundry detergents all the time, since I normally buy whatever is on sale at the time. I’ve noticed a big difference in how effectively they clean and deodorize, and it’s usually based upon the price of the product. Obviously the more expensive products seem to work …

Cuisinart 13 Piece Tips and Bag Decorating Set

I have never considered myself much of a baker, let alone a decorator until I started to Wilton’s cake decorating class. I find the process of baking the cake and then getting creative with its presentation a unique and fun process–calming at times. I wanted to take the skills I …

Febreeze Unstopables Fabric Refresher

Febreeze Unstopables is a product used to freshen clothes, fabrics, carpers, etc. I have been using the original Febreeze (the older version) for many years and I liked it, but wanted something “stronger”, so I decided to try this product. It claims to freshen for up to 7 days. …

Febreze Air Effects Hawaiian Aloha Air Refresher

I was looking for one of those odor eliminator sprays which also had a nice scent for my bathroom. The one that caught my eye in the supermarket at the time was Febreze Air Effects Hawaiian Aloha Air Refresher. In addition, I liked the way how it smelled and I …

Bath and Body Works Wallflower Plugs

I had been wanting to try the Bath and Body works scent plug in for a while when I decided to buy a few…..well not really a few, but more like 20.
What can I say I love Bath and Body works scents and they were on sale for …

Bostik, Wood ‘n Paper, Fast Setting Adhesive

I am really impressed with the Bostik Wood ‘n Paper glue. This is a really versatile glue. I’ve had this bottle of glue in my house for a long time now, and hubby was basically the only one using it on small wood projects.

First of all the bottle is quite …

JML Power Blender

I’ve seen a lot of power blenders (all-in-one functions too) but I didn’t order and just waited from a different blender that would suit my needs at home.

I seldom drift to the home section at the mall but I decided two summers ago to browse around if they have …


I am a huge tea drinker. Mostly I drink loose leaf tea, which requires a tea strainer. Originally, I had a one of those plain tea strainer, but it wasn’t very good. Bits and pieces of the tea would escape through a gap were the clasp was.

This new strainer …

Pillow Airmax by Restform

When my neck pains and back pains became a main stay of my life due to taking very limited breaks away from working on the computer, I went about looking for pillows that will help alleviate the neck pains I even experienced while sleeping. I found this from an infomecial. …

Mrs McKenic Tile & Grout Wonder 250ml (tile stains remover)

Over the years, I’ve been using detergent dish liquid soap to other bathroom tile cleaners to clean the kitchen tiles from messy grease strains etc. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to remove the stubborn water stains and soon, the tiles took an unpleasant of worn-out shade with dark stains on the …

Febreze Air Effects Limited Edition Apple Delish Air Freshener

For me, personally, one of the things that I associate with holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas is baking. Now I don’t bake myself, as my kitchen skills are sorely lacking, but I have some family members both immediate and distant that possess the know-how to whip up some …

Sawaday Charcoal Deodorizer

Our basement has been flooded a bunch of times already due to super typhoons and when that happens, not only after water has receded, cleaned the walls of water lines, and cleared out any destroyed items by the flood water, the basement was left with a dank smell. I’ve …

Mattress Pad Bio-Aire from Uratex

Sitting in front of the computer for long hours gave rise to physical problem like back pains so after being advised by the doctor to switch to an orthopedic mattress, I still went about searching for something to ease my back tension and found this Bio-Aire Mattress Pad product from …

Mini Solar Bar Light

Two years ago, we experienced the longest power outage after the super typhoon made landfall in the country leaving areas without electricity for three weeks. Candles and batteries ran out of stock every day in the grocery stores and even at the mall so I opted to buy this Mini …

Yankee Candle - ‘Wedding Day’

Yankee Candle is, without a doubt, my favorite candle brand in the entire world. With the exception of their ‘Mmm Bacon’ candle, I have never come across a scent of theirs that I didn’t like or that disappointed me. Lately, my favorite candle by Yankee Candle has been ‘Wedding …

Shout Triple-Action Laundry Stain Remover

I can still vividly remember a party my first week of university when a friend of mine spilled a drink on her dress and immediately screamed, “What do I do?” Without thinking I said, “Shout it out!” I wasn’t trying to be funny or smart, it was truly an …

Sun Tropical Breeze Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent 188 oz

With kids and a dog and a husband, things get really smelly with the laundry situation. The sink was leaking into the laundry basket covered the dirty clothes in sink water; that was one of those smells I wasn’t sure if I could get rid of it. Or when …

Saizen Hand Soap

After doing house hold task such as house cleaning, floor scrubbing, or before I do food preparation, I usually wash my hands with a regular soap. Doing so many times in a day, I noticed that it makes my hands dry. Using lotion at night hardly helps on moisturizing …

Wings Detergent Powder

I’m glad I’ve found this new Wings Active White Detergent Powder. I discovered this thru the television commercial and have seen some mothers buying this in a grocery store. I used to buy branded detergent powder because I believe that the more expensive it is, the more effective it …

Nina Kelli - Memory Foam Pillow

Working long hours in front of the computer led to neck pains and it didn’t help when I even felt the ache during sleeping time so I went about looking for the right pillow since I thought my old pillow was of no good.

I haven’t tried a memory pillow …

Ajax Power Cleanser

I have tried several times to change from Ajax Power cleanser to other less expensive cleanser whenever but budget is running short but I always come back to this brand. And I should know why. This cleanser is to powerful, it can to tough jobs other can’t.
Whenever I …

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