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8 Types of Air Conditioners (Buying Guide)

I’ll never forget the Summer of 2015 in Vancouver, BC. It was the summer our second son was born, which was during a heatwave like no other (for Vancouver). We had 30+ degree (Celsius) weather for at least two months, maybe three months. Okay, I know if you’re from Florida you’re thinking, come on, that’s …

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12 Space-Saving Small Washing Machine and Dryer Options

It all about preference one can like front loaders for crystal clean washing and others prefer top load washing machines because of its budget-friendly price and power consumption. Yes, you can buy a small washing machine and dryer for your laundry facility. They’re not all the same size; you can buy compact versions just like …

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Top 10 Large Microwave Oven Options

Can you believe a microwave cost $579.99 in 1980?  With inflation, that’s $1,639 today. Now you can buy a cheap small microwave for less than $50. If you want a good large microwave, it’ll cost more than $50, but you surely don’t have to spend $1,639. That’s pretty typical with appliances and technology. New inventions …

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10 Best Small Ironing Board Options for (Fold-Up, Drop-Down and Slide-Out)

Of all household chores, ironing is my favorite. Or should I’m least opposed to ironing. I enjoy the task of taking a wrinkled, unsightly garment and making it crisp and smooth. I’m quite good and fast at ironing. I’m a stickler for ensuring my clothes are nicely pressed. Every home should have an ironing board, …

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21 Best Small Slow Cooker Options and Deals

I’m a big fan of slow cooker dishes with all those flavors cooking together resulting in a tasty ultimate home-cooked meal. But, a slow cooker (colloquially referred to as Crock-Pot, which the brand name of the original slow cooker) is yet another small appliance that can clutter up a kitchen, especially a small kitchen. What’s …

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Small and Compact Appliance Ideas

What’s the difference between small and compact appliances? Small appliances typically refers to countertop appliances used in the kitchen such as blenders, juicers, food processors, coffee makers, toasters, etc. Compact appliances means that it’s a small version of a specific type of appliance. For example, a large coffee maker is a small appliance. A compact …

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16 Types of Coffee Makers Explained (Illustrated Guide)

Starbucks, the world’s biggest coffee chain with 27,000 stores, sells a whopping 4 billion cups of coffee a year. That’s a lot of coffee. But get this; 2.25 billion cups of coffee is consumed around the world EVERY DAY. I figured Starbucks sold a lot of coffee, and they do, but it’s a pittance compared …

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9 Types of Microwaves (2022 Buying Guide)

When microwaves first hit the scene, most people bought who bought one put it on their counter. They had existing kitchens and there weren’t the location advancements there is today. However, it didn’t take long for kitchen designers and builders to come up with more convenient locations where they wouldn’t take up counter space. The …

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15 Outstanding Small Microwave Options

It’s weird to think I can remember when microwaves first became widely available. While we didn’t get one immediately, many of my friends’ parents did buy one. I thought they were pretty cool. A couple of years later my parents finally bought one. It was not a small microwave oven. It was huge. I was …

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13 Best Large Coffee Maker Options (for Each Category)

I’ve been waiting a while to publish this large coffee maker article because I wanted to open up with this story about the first time I made coffee. I was in college. I had never brewed a pot of coffee before. In fact, I wasn’t much of a coffee drinker but started in the college …

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Top 10 Garage Heaters So that You Don’t Freeze When Tinkering

I know a guy who spends an inordinate amount of time in his garage. There’s no room for a car; it’s his shop where he designs, tinkers and builds stuff. His collection of materials, nuts, bolts, screws and tools is amazing; whenever I need something, dollars to doughnuts he has what I need. He lives …

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20 Terrific Small Wine Refrigerators

The benefits of owning a small wine refrigerator or wine cooler are best appreciated by those who know and love wine. It allows you to maintain the ideal temperatures for storing your wine so that it will develop into the best possible product. Wines are fussy. Stable temperatures and humidity levels are crucial. A wine …

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Keurig K60 Special Edition Single Cup Brewing System Review

The the Keurig K60 is a higher-end Keurig single serve coffee machine. While it functions very much the same as the lower priced Keurig K40, the K60 has a programmable control panel with LED screen. If you prefer a coffee machine with a programmable control panel that brews coffee with the very popular K-Cups, this …

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