Chef Choice Cordless Glass Electric Water Tea Kettle Teapot 679 0001 Review

We’ve been avid mint tea drinkers for nearly two decades, and so, have often kept cordless kettles like the   Chef Choice Kettle Teapot Model #679    on the kitchen counter for quick and efficient water heating. The 679 glass kettle is not actually cordless.  A cord does exist, attached to the stand base, that plugs into a fifteen amp outlet, that supplies power to the heating … Continue reading Chef Choice Cordless Glass Electric Water Tea Kettle Teapot 679 0001 Review



How to Clean Electric Kettle with Baking Soda

We’ve heated gallons upon gallons of hard and soft water for tea and hot cocoa making, with our  Hamilton Beach electric kettle.  In this post, we show how to clean electric kettle with baking soda.  We’ve cleaned ours successfully many times.  We also discuss how to keep the electric kettle clean in the first place. We’ve found that … Continue reading How to Clean Electric Kettle with Baking Soda



Defrost Upright Freezer Quickly, How To

We’ve found that an excellent way to defrost upright freezer quickly, is to use a heat gun or blow dryer.  The blowing warm air really speeds up how fast an upright freezer defrosts, whether it be frost free or manual defrost. Have rented a few apartments equipped with manual-defrost freezers. Indeed at this very moment, … Continue reading Defrost Upright Freezer Quickly, How To



Chef’s Choice® International 1.5-Quart Cordless Electric Glass Kettle 680 Review

We’ve been avid mint tea drinkers for nearly two decades, and so, have often kept electric kettles like the   Chef’s Choice Cordless Electric Glass Kettle Model #680    on the kitchen counter for quick and efficient water heating. The 680 glass kettle is not really cordless.  There is in fact, a cord that plugs into a fifteen amp outlet attached to the accompanying … Continue reading Chef’s Choice® International 1.5-Quart Cordless Electric Glass Kettle 680 Review



Acurite Digital Kitchen Timer 00291E Review

In preps for the extensive cooking that we do over the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays, we bought a Acurite Digital Kitchen Timer 00291E for approximately $6. While cooking such large-scale meals, we usually have multiple foods baking, boiling, marinating, and simmering at the same time, and we’re only so skilled at starting them all so that they finish … Continue reading Acurite Digital Kitchen Timer 00291E Review



Soft Scrub Lemon Cleanser for Bath and Kitchen Review

Soft Scrub Lemon Cleanser for Bath and Kitchen smells citrusy great, and you don’t have to worry about splattering it on your clothes, as it contains no bleach.  It’s excellent for removing mildew, grease, limescale, and soap scum in the kitchen and bathroom. We’ve used Soft Scrub Lemon Cleanser since 2013, and find it quite the versatile and effective, … Continue reading Soft Scrub Lemon Cleanser for Bath and Kitchen Review



How to Clean a Cordless Electric Kettle

We’ve heated gallons upon many gallons of both hard and soft water for tea and hot cocoa making, with our Hamilton Beach cordless electric kettle. We’ve found that without routine cleaning, this stainless steel kettle, and others like it, can become stained brown, especially if you brew the tea directly in it after the water boils.  That unsightliness … Continue reading How to Clean a Cordless Electric Kettle



Comet Scratch Free Soft Cleanser with Bleach Review

The creamy, thinner texture of Comet Scratch Free Soft Cleanser with Bleach means that you need not shake it as much as thicker preparations from other manufacturers.  However, the creamy texture is none too abrasive. In fact, they call it Scratch Free, because it’s little more abrasive than dish detergent.  But for lighter, non baked on … Continue reading Comet Scratch Free Soft Cleanser with Bleach Review



Soft Scrub Cleanser with Bleach Review

We’ve tested various versions of  Soft Scrub Disinfectant Cleanser with Bleach, including this Commercial Solutions potion,  for many years. Our experience is that this, along with all the other cleaners and cleansers in the Soft Scrub line, is quite the versatile, effective but not excessively abrasive liquid cleanser.  It works well anywhere you need gentle yet definite scouring capabilities, including the kitchen and … Continue reading Soft Scrub Cleanser with Bleach Review



Mainstays Refrigerator Freezer Thermometer G761 Review

The G761 model of Home Refrigerator and Freezer Thermometer by Mainstays,  eliminates a common inadequacy of most residential refrigerator and freezer appliances these days; their temperature controls are not calibrated in degrees. Typically, they show numbers like 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, where 5 is the coldest (MAX), and 0 is the warmest (or OFF) position. Often, no markings … Continue reading Mainstays Refrigerator Freezer Thermometer G761 Review