Shark Rocket Professional Makes it Fun to Clean Carpet

Shark Rocket Professional Makes it Fun to Clean Carpet

The Shark Rocket Professional Performance Plus replaced our old, ‘beat-up, falling-apart’ Dyson DC14 Animal Vacuum. About eight years ago, we paid around $500.00 for the Dyson after being told these were the best vacuum cleaners money can buy, hands-down. The Dyson was okay, but not once, not even right-out-of-the-box,  was I ever wowed by its features and performance. On the other hand, we paid only $179.00 for the Shark Vacuum Website vacuum cleaner. At less than See the Review

Instant Screen Door by QuikScreen

Instant Screen Door by QuikScreen

I used to think the only place for a mesh, instant screen door was odd-sized doorways or areas with no doors at all.  Since purchasing and installing the QuikScreen Instant Screen Door a couple of weeks ago, I am fully sold on the benefits they provide in place of traditional screen doors.  Besides having an odd-sized door where a conventional screen might not fit, the most obvious benefit of the mesh screen is that it See the Review

Tasin TS-108 Meat Grinder

Tasin TS-108 Meat Grinder

How do you rate the Tasin TS-108 Meat Grinder:  Sometimes I get so excited about a product that I have to review it before I even try it. After some exhaustive research on electric meat grinders, I just ordered the Tasin TS-108. I am looking forward to this as much as a kid looks forward to a Playstation 3 for Christmas. One of the top reasons I chose this particular electric meat grinder over all the others See the Review

Solar Christmas Lights

Solar Christmas Lights

Are Solar Christmas Lights worth the money? In a word, no. In two words, it depends. Let’s start worth the no, then we’ll move on to the depends part of the equation. Disadvantages If you want to light-up the outside of your home like the City Courthouse, you’d better have enough money to buy the courthouse, if not a good-sized town. One string of 50 Solar LED Christmas lights typically costs $20.00. For kicks, my See the Review

Snoboss Shovel

Snoboss Shovel

Since first seeing the Snoboss shovel at Home Depot last year, I decided to look up some actual user reviews on this large, peculiar-looking snow shovel. My large driveway requires a lot of horizontal and vertical distances to cover with a standard shovel, so I’ve often wondered if there is a better way. The Snoboss (Snowboss or Snow Boss) is a drastically looking looking different tool than the typical, snow shovels I’m used to. While See the Review

Wasp Attractant

Wasp Attractant

If you’re looking for a cheaper or better wasp attractant recipe for your Yellow Jacket Traps, you’re not alone. I got tired of paying $4.00 for a tiny bottle of wasp attractant serum for each of my yellow jacket traps. I have a fairly wide back-yard which gets swarmed with wasps in the late summer/early fall. At $16.00 a pop for four, it gets expensive and they don’t last all that long. Pictured left, are See the Review

French Coffee Press Review

French Coffee Press Review

I used to think a French coffee press was just another one of those snobby marketing ideas. As I quite often do, I’ve changed my mind a bit on the Coffee Press method of brewing coffee as I’ll explain in this review. First, a little history about how a French Press Coffee maker ended up in my home: I bought my, 8-Cup Bodum coffee press about 15 years ago when I started drinking Starbucks Coffee. See the Review

Hose Nozzle

Hose Nozzle

It’s amazing how something as simple as a hose nozzle can cause years of grief before you finally decide to do something about it. Funny thing about the hose nozzles is that we usually need a minimum of two of them for our yard. My current back yard hose is the one that has suffered through more lousy nozzles than I care to remember. The good one always ends up in the front yard for washing cars because See the Review

Hansgrohe Metro Faucet

Hansgrohe Metro Faucet

To understand why my wife and I were in the market for a Gooseneck Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, a little history is in order: Number one, our old, Arwa Kitchen Faucet with the pull-out sprayer was leaking from the inside. It needed to be replaced and good riddance!. The Arwa Faucet came with the house along with our Kindred Sink, and while it looked nice it was a nuisance. I replaced the cartridge on it See the Review

Best Led Flashlight

Best Led Flashlight

Inova is the new leader in flashlights.  Well, I Remember when Mag lite flashlights hit the scene back in 1979. They were considered the most rugged, well-built, brightest flashlight you could buy for your money. Now, they are to old for Product Review Ratings to even review them, anymore.  I held off buying one many years because I thought they were too expensive.  It wasn’t until I became a home owner that I realized how See the Review

Best Pencil Sharpener

Best Pencil Sharpener

I’m still looking for the best pencil sharpener. We’ve all done it, haven’t we? We cuss and swear at the top of our lungs when those cheap pencils break inside the pencil sharpener. Hopefully, we didn’t react this way while we were in our classrooms during school. Cheap, broken pencils are maddening enough to make any grade school child cuss like an angry, adult male failing an anger management class.  What we’re left with is See the Review

Oil Filled Electric Heaters

Oil Filled Electric Heaters

Oil Filled Electric Heaters are an efficient way to heat up a room. This winter, I decided to do some research on energy efficient space heaters for my drafty home. Unless, I turn my furnace thermostat up to 71 degrees, there are 4 rooms in the house which are just a tad too cool to stay comfortable sitting in for long periods of time. The Den, Office, Upstairs Vacant Bed Room and the finished Basement See the Review