My favourite appliances for back to school

There’s a little known fact no one told me about being a parent: when you finally have some dedicated free time, your creativity goes into overdrive. When all my kids go back to school I pull out my favourite appliances and create all of those great dishes I stopped making when it warmed up outside. Read on for my favourite appliances for back to school.

Shelly’s Friday Favourites brings a rice cooker along to the dorm

Back to school is just around the corner and if you’re living in dorms the prospect of eating dorm food all the time might be less than appealing. There are some great small apppliances that can do much more than their names entail. This week I’m checking out what else a rice cooker has to offer besides boring plain old rice, and you just might be excited to see what they can do.

The new Cricut Explore Air will be a bride’s best friend

With wedding season near again, there’s never been a better time for the release of the brand new Cricut Explore Air.

Review: You’ll never buy pasta again when you have the Phillips...

There is something about pasta that’s comfort food to me, especially in a cream sauce with mushrooms and asparagus. Pasta is a family favourite at my house, and because it’s my go to for entertaining and so easy to make on a busy night, I make it often. Fresh pasta is better than store bought pasta any day, so when given the opportunity to test the Phillips Pasta Maker, I was all in.

Dyson innovation: three inventions that never made it

James Dyson launched the world’s first cyclonic bagless vacuum cleaner 21 years ago after 5,127 prototypes. Dyson engineers thrive on invention, are driven by frustration and achieve remarkable outcomes through perseverance. That said, not everything works out! Dyson recently turned 21 and uncharacteristically, decided to unlock the vault to reveal three of their inventions that didn’t make it. 

Get Multi-Cooking with the Philips Multicooker

The Philips Multicooker is a one-pot wonder that's perfect for busy weeknights. You can make almost anything in it, and clean up is a breeze.

Review: The Belkin WeMo Crock Pot brings slow cooking to your...

It’s oddly the smarthome device I’ve wanted most to see come to Canada, and it’s just about here! The Belkin WeMo Crock Pot is your traditional slow cooker with a 21st century twist.  You can keep track of your meal while it cooks using the handy app, and even set and reset timers. Come take a look!  

Top 5 Blenders, as rated by Best Buy Customers

When it comes to blenders, one size does not fit all, and there are a lot of different makes and models to choose from. Hand or immersion blenders, countertop blenders, or even juicer/blender combinations – no matter what you want to use your blender for, there’s a blender to suit you.  Here’s a look at the top blenders carried on as rated by you, the customers.

Top 5 juicers as rated by Best Buy customers

Here are our top 5 juicers rated by customers like you!

Best Hot Beverage appliances, as rated by Best Buy customers

I rely on reviews for all small kitchen appliances I buy, and that includes one of my most important small kitchen appliances – the coffee maker! I can’t imagine not having a decent coffee maker in the house, and I rely on mine to kick start my day, every day. I’m also a fan of a good, hot cup of tea and any other hot beverage you put in front of me. Judging from the feedback and ratings on these products from other Best Buy customers, I’m not the only one who loves hot beverages. Here are a few of the top hot beverage makers on right now, as rated by Best Buy customers:

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