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Best Vacuum Cleaner for Your Home

Aside from a daily once-over in the kitchen area, I admit I don’t vacuum as much as I probably should. But for someone who doesn’t vacuum that often, I own three vacuums and have spent hours researching, testing, and learning about various models to find the best one. Not only that, I’ve had years of[…]

Which Bluetooth Speaker With Aux Input Will You Choose?

Whether a rock ‘n roll regular, a jazz aficionado, or a hip-hop enthusiast, every person has his or her favorite jams. Each of us wants those songs to sound fantastic. I have spent the last 25 years enjoying my favorites on vinyl, cassette tape, CDs, and digital. Throughout all those changes, I have always pursued the[…]

The Best Ultralight Hiking Backpack

After countless hours in specialty gear shops and on the trail spent timing switchbacks, testing base weights, and fitting straps, we are now ready to recommend the best ultralight hiking backpack for your next outdoor adventure. If you’ve read any of our other camping gear articles, you’ll know that we are big fans of getting[…]

The Best Cast Iron Cookware

Since inheriting my first Lodge cast iron griddle/grill combo over 20 years ago, I’ve grown my collection with both new purchases and garage sale scores. Based on my countless hours of experience lasting for two decades, as well as those of the many product reviewers, cooking clubs, and other available online references, I have selected[…]

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How To Find the Best Air Compressors

As an ASE Certified Master Tech, I’ve used many air compressors over the years for tires and operating power tools. In addition, I’ve had my share of home projects that went smoothly mainly because I spent the time to research the best air compressors available. Whether you need help to inflate your tires or complete[…]

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Take it With You in the Best Portable Tool Box

As an ASE Certified Master Technician and avid home improvement guru, I have my share of experience with tool boxes. In fact, I currently own several different models for various tasks. Before purchasing any tool box, I also invest countless hours of research to ensure I get what I need. Every contractor, professional, and home[…]

The Best Skateboard For Beginners

When I set out to buy my 9-year old son his first skateboard, I quickly realized I had a lot to learn. New terms like bushings, deck, and trucks quickly baffled me. Measurements in millimeters, inches, and durometers had my head reeling. Lucky for you, I am here to guide you through this process if[…]

Best Booster Seats For Your Little Family

If your little one is starting to grow past the toddler years, you are probably wondering which are the best booster seats. As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, children under 4 feet 9 inches tall should ride in a seat belt-positioning booster seat. In many states, a booster is required by law until your[…]