BPA Free Water Bottles

BPA Free Water BottlesBPA free water bottles have come into high demand due to a certain industrial chemical in plastics called, bisphenol. This chemical has been highly used in the last 60 years or so since the manufacturing of plastics and use of resins took-off worldwide.  The number one risk of course is cancer. Whether or not that risk is real is secondary to the idea that most of us will do everything practically possible to reduce our chances of getting cancer. On top of that, our mobile, on-the-go society seemed to gain a new appreciation for carrying around water in plastic bottles.  As a classroom teacher, I like to have a 32oz bottle of water with me at all times, so I was willing to pay a little more and get a higher quality water bottle by Contigo .  Now, the latest ‘health-experts’ say that even BPA Free water bottles are not completely safe. Apparently, there are other toxic chemicals that can leach to our food that is just as dangerous as bisphenol. I won’t get overly obsessed with this because it is impractical to avoid all plastics. I only keep water in my bottle and it stays out of the hot sun and microwave. What I am more concerned with is comparing my latest BPA free water bottle purchase, the Pogo 32oz.

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Panasonic Nose Hair Trimmer

Panasonic Nose Hair Trimmer Reviewed

panasonic nose hair trimmerThis is one of those products that you must have once you find out how cheap and useful it is. The Panasonic Nose Hair trimmer can be purchased for just slightly under $10.00.  When I purchased the Old Spice Shaver, the one thing I immediately realized I was missing from my Wahl Groom Kit was the nose-hair and ear-grooming attachment. This handy little device made it easy to keep the nose and ears groomed. Thankfully, I didn’t have to pay an arm and a leg to replace what I was missing.

 

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Old Spice Shaver

Old Spice Shaver

Old Spice ShaverThe Old Spice Shaver for men is an electric, cordless shaver made by Braun. In the last few years, I’ve feverishly searched for a cordless, electric razor that is versatile enough to trim both a short beard and also maintain a close shave. I’ve tried two other Wahl Razors and both of them conked out after a few months of use. Also, I didn’t care for the flimsy attachments that were a nuisance to take on and off.  What sold me on trying the Old Spice Shaver was the fact that it is advertised as both an electric razor for a close shave and also a beard trimmer. Surprisingly, it is not so easy to find a mens electric razor that does both and does them well. The problem with the numerous electric razors that I’ve looked at is that they require numerous attachments for trimming the beard which keeps a fairly good sized mess on your bathroom counter. When I looked at the Old Spice Shaver reviews on Amazon, I quickly saw that it comes with only two attachments.

 

 

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Oral B Professional Care 2000 Removes 5x More Plaque

Oral B Professional Care 2000
Oral B Professional Care 2000

 

 

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Oral B Professional Care 2000 is a dual-handle, rechargeable, electrical toothbrush designed to remove more plaque, and polish teeth significantly better than the hand-brush method. On the box, the claim is printed that the Oral B 2000 will remove up to 5x or 400% more plaque along your gum-line than the conventional toothbrushing method. Having personally used the Oral-B Electric Toothbrushes for a few days now, that claim is very believable.

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Performance

The latest Oral-B is nothing like your father’s electric toothbrush that merely vibrated quickly against your teeth. I was very skeptical about investing in an electrical toothbrush based on my past experiences with them generations ago. I was pleasantly surprised. The Oral B Professional Care 2000 brush oscillates, rotates, and pulsates at a surprisingly high and powerful RPM. Because the rotating brush is so powerful, it allows you to get to the back and inside of your teeth and gums effortlessly. The power of this toothbrush feels very similar to the polishing equipment used during teeth-cleaning visit to your dentist. I am apt to believe the claim this unit removes up to 5x more plaque. I can feel the difference around my teeth and gums. After one, single-use, I felt as though I had just been to the dentist for a complete teeth-cleaning.

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Best Hose Nozzle

Little Big ShotIs the Little Big Shot the best hose nozzle money can buy? Before I can answer that question, let me apologize for getting excited over little gadgets that seem so trivial. It’s that time of year when lawn and garden products dominate our weekends, so please allow me to get into the spirit of the season – and won’t you join me?  With summer nearly here it’s hard not to get excited about outdoor things like hose nozzles. Having just recently bought a new Honda-Simpson pressure washer, you would think a hose nozzle might be the farthest thing from my mind. I thought so too. That is, until, I saw this little 10-dollar gadget at my Bed Bath and Beyond store. The advertisement claimed that this little nozzle (Half the size of the previous hoze nozzles I like), sprays with 40% more pressure than other hose nozzles. In my previous review on best hose nozzles, I really thought this was about the best it good get:  As much as I love the gas-powered pressure washer, it is no where near as convenient as this little guy. Little Big Shot is about 1.25″ long and packs a powerful punch, just as the packaging says!

Best Hose NozzleThe Little Big Shot is much smaller than the previous hose nozzle I reviewed, yet much bigger on power and pressure. Not only does the little big shot shoot water at a much higher velocity, it also offers a much wider variety of spray settings. The advertisement on the package claims that this nozzle sprays with 40% more pressure and 40% farther. At $9.95, I figured it was worth trying. After mowing a damp lawn, my Toro Leaf Blower doesn’t always have the power to pull the sticky grass off my Elite Crete Driveway surface. Starting up the gas-powered pressure washer is fun, but maybe just a little bit overkill for such a trivial task.  There is more to this nozzle than just power, pressure and distance. The manufacturer claims that the Little Big Shot doesn’t leak and is capable of a very wide range of spray settings, including a needle-point spray.

I found all of these claims to be true. When I examined the inside, I could see it was a little different than most hose nozzles. Rather than having a typical washer inside of its threads, there is a green-colored rubber fitting that completely seals the inside with a small, precision hole for emitting the water. Three ball-bearings surround the outer-sprayer hole allowing for precision and flexible spray-setting adjustments. It works as well as advertised. Below is a grief demonstration of the Little Big Shot. Unfortunately, my camera doesn’t seem to capture the velocity of the spray due to a slow, HD frame-rate. Just know that this product produces a high-pressure volume of water and works as advertised. I highly recommend the little big shot and up to this point, it represents the best hose nozzle I’ve ever tried.

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