Product Reviews

iGrill2 Digital Thermometer Product Review

I have countless gadgets and accessories for my grill. Some of them are handy, while many are gimmicky and rarely get used. I only have a few accessories that I feel are essential for any grilling enthusiast. One of those is a digital thermometer. A good digital thermometer takes the guess work out of grilling steaks and large cuts of …

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Nespresso Inissia Product Review

Early in the morning, life is crazy in our house. Getting the kids up and dressed, making lunches and packing backpacks always seem to take longer than planned. I need some java at the start of the day to give me that jumpstart. I have a Nespresso Inissia on my counter and each morning I make an espresso (sometimes even …

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Breville IQ Kettle Pure Product Review

There are kettles and then there are kettles. That is what I discovered after trying out the Breville IQ Kettle Pure. For years I have used a pretty cheap kettle. It worked well and would auto-shut-off after the water came to a boil. Since using the IQ Kettle Pure, I have learned that there are kettles out there that offer …

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Canadian Cutting Board Product Review

I have never been someone who does a lot of woodworking, although I have made some shelves and other small projects using oak, maple and some other kinds of wood. The little bit that I did do, allowed me to appreciate the time and care that is required to make any hand crafted wood product. I love a good cutting …

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Mauviel Copper Tri-Ply Roaster with Rack Product Review

I have always wanted to get a nice quality roaster. I have the old style high dome black roaster, that I have used for years. It has served me fine, but I have often thought that I nice rectangular roaster with a removable rack would be a great purchase to make. Well, Mauviel sent me one of their Copper Roasting Pans. Founded …

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Larch Wood Cutting Board Product Review

Cutting boards are one of the most important tools in my kitchen. I have used so many garbage boards over the years, that I have come to value a high quality board to cut on. For the longest time, I would by a cheap board, never considering the long term value in hand crafted boards. Now, having used boards of …

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Shun Yanagiba Knife Review

There are so many different knives available on the market and there are many that I have never used. For years I only used chef, carving, paring and bread knives. Those were great, but lately I have had the opportunity to try some specialized knives and have come to greatly appreciate knives designed for a specific purpose. Shun knives are my …

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Cuisinart Juice Extractor CJE-1000C Product Review

The prospect of purchasing a new juicer can be overwhelming. There are so many kinds of juicers, using very different methods and technologies with big names like masticating and centrifugal. Some juicers are low speed/cold press while others are high speed. On top of the types of juicers there are so many different brands on the market as well. The …

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Island Grillstone Product Review

With it being right in the middle of July, we are in the heart of grilling season and this is by far my favorite time of year. I live by the grill and try to cook anything and everything on it. That can be tricky though, as not all food grills easily or effectively. The space between the grates can cause …

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SLOTDOG Product Review

Who says the hot dog cannot handle a little innovation!?!? Well, I don’t know if anyone actually said that, but after discovering the SLOTDOG I believe that a bit of innovation is a good thing! Grilling hot dogs are a regular occurrence at our house and at the cottage. While cooking hot dogs is a relatively simple thing, it is …

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