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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Cave Tools Salad Spinner Review

My husband really loves smoothies and salads and he encouraged me to drink healthy smoothies as well. When we first started our smoothie routine, lots of veggies and fruits used to waste. We buy strawberries, blueberries etc. in bulk quantities and berries used to spoil after a few days. Then we thought about freezing extra berries. This really helped in eliminating the wastage and keeping veggies fresh.

I was not having any salad spinner before and used to wash the veggies in a normal basket. This had no issues but while storing in the fridge, as the veggies were not completely dry so water used to stick as ice on my veggies. I wanted dry veggies and fruits only and I didn't have time to dry veggies using the paper towel after each wash. Also, when I roasted veggies in the oven then also I had to dry veggies first after washing for crispy veggies. This activity was really time taking and I was looking for some better solution. With each problem, there is a solution and I thought about trying a salad spinner.



I tried salad spinner for the first time for washing my veggies and fruits. This salad spinner has good enough size and I can easily put all strawberries in one round in the spinner and then add some water and then spin easily. This removes every drop of water. Believe me, this is like drying veggies using a paper towel. I used it for washing salads also like spinach etc. I used it to washing tomatoes, berries, carrots and possibly everything in my kitchen which needs a wash before cooking.


This salad spinner is of good quality material, I normally wash it with water after use. First time before use I washed its parts in my dishwasher in the top section. This salad spinner really eased my life, now I can freeze washed veggies and also roast these in the oven in quick time without any hassle of drying these veggies first. If you can see my picture here, this water came from the spinner when I put hand washed veggies inside the spinner and tried spinning to see if it can extract last drops of water. I was amazed to see how effectively it worked. I couldn't resist capturing this picture. Also, this is BPA free and can be used directly as a serving bowl as well.

I've been using this salad spinner for a month now and impressed with its utility and quality. Earlier I used to think it as an unnecessary gadget in the kitchen but now I would recommend a salad spinner for everyone who loves dry veggies and fruits. 

Salad spinner from Cave Tools is available on Amazon and costs around $20.00 currently. This is also available on Cave Tools site and can be purchased here. Freebies in Mailbox readers can get 15% off discount using code SALAD15


Disclaimer- I received no monetary compensation for this post. I got one or more products for review purposes.Opinions expressed are 100% of my own and not influenced by anyone.I am in no way liable for any injuries that may result because of use or misuse of the product. If you are buying this product, please make sure to check directions of usage, ingredients, and side-effects if any on the website page. Any claims about material or data taken are from the website.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Kinzd's Accordion Wallet Leather Card Wallet for Women Review

To be honest, I'm very bad in managing tons of access cards, credit cards, and debit cards. I have a phone cover wallet for my iPhone and normally love putting a credit card and identity card in that. But, this is always not sufficient. For example, I went to the library to pick a book and I was not carrying my library card. I don't like carrying my purse or bag all the time and was looking for a small wallet. 

I came to know about leather wallets from Kinzd and decided to give it a try. I placed the order on the Kinzd site, it took a couple of days and finally I received the black leather wallet which I ordered.

I liked the wallet when I first took it in my hands. Just read a book on tidying and decluttering life "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up". In the book, the author says if something on touch gives you joy then keep it else discard it. I'm not kidding but I really felt joy when I took this wallet in my hands. This wallet is very light in weight, very decent looking and not at all bright or faux leather type. This wallet has around 9-10 folds, I put my library card, credit cards, debit cards, train pass, access cards, health care cards etc.  It has an ID window which has transparent cover and can be used to keep Id card like vehicle license, state card etc. It has a slot for keeping cash also.

This wallet has RFID blocking feature too. These days information is not at all safe and anyone can hack your identity and information. This feature helps in blocking your cards from scanners trying to scan your information and protects identity. I was not looking for this feature but I'm glad my wallet has this.

It has a metal zipper which works really swiftly. This wallet is very small in size, I normally carry it in my pocket or sometimes I also keep it in my handbag if I'm carrying any.

I'm using this wallet for more than 2 weeks now and really impressed with the quality. It has really eased my life and I am always ready with all my cards wherever I go. Also, I have tried keeping access cards on the front side and it works when I scan my access card.

In a nutshell, this wallet is great. This item took some time in shipping, if shipping can be expedited for this then it will be very good. I tried a lot to find anything which can be improved in this wallet but couldn't find any. I'll definitely recommend it to anyone. This wallet is available on Kinzd's site and currently costs $15.99

Disclaimer- I received no monetary compensation for this post. I got one or more products for review purpose.Opinions expressed are 100% of my own and not influenced by anyone.I am in no way liable for any injuries that may result because of use or misuse of the product. If you are buying this product, please make sure to check directions of usage, ingredients, and side-effects if any on the website page. Any claims about material or data taken are from the website.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Smart Turn ON /OFF Snooze Digital Alarm Clock Review

I hate the continuous noise of wall clock in the night. Not sure about you, but sometimes I get annoyed with the tick-tick sound of the clock. When it happens I just take the battery from the clock and then go to sleep. 

A few months back I decided to hang wall clock only in living room and replace my bedroom's wall clock with a digital one. I recently tried a small digital alarm clock from a brand named Ringring.


When I was ordering it on Amazon, I noticed colors like Orange, Green, Blue, Pink and White. Even though Green and Orange colors showed in the pic, these selections were not available on the Amazon. I selected in white color so it can match with my white themed bedroom furniture. Plus, white is neutral so I thought it is safe to get it.This digital clock came well on time. It is a very small and light weight alarm clock. It is about the size of the palm of the hand. I found it pretty easy to setup. This didn't come with batteries, luckily I was having some spare 2A batteries and it started working. There are setting buttons at the back side of this clock where you can easily set time and alarm time. 

I liked the design of this clock as it has very different on/off feature. There are two sides with ON and OFF. With ON side on the top, this shows alarm set, alarm icon can be seen on the clock panel. With OFF side on the top, alarm disappears from the panel and you don't have to manually turn off the alarm. Isn't it a nice and cool feature?

For suppressing there is a Snooze button on ON side and then there is a light button which turns on its glow light. It glows in dark.

I liked the design, small size and ON/OFF features of this clock. It is a nice addition to my room and serving its purpose well.

Only suggestion is to allow more colors selection in a relatively easy manner on the websites. This is available on Amazon and costs $23.50 currently.


Disclaimer- I received no monetary compensation for this post. I got one or more products for review purpose.Opinions expressed are 100% of my own and not influenced by anyone.I am in no way liable for any injuries that may result because of use or misuse of the product. If you are buying this product, please make sure to check directions of usage, ingredients, and side-effects if any on the website page. Any claims about material or data taken are from the website.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cave Tools Vegetable Grill Basket Review

Memorial Day is almost here. I spend time with my family on Memorial Day weekend. Luckily the weather is pretty good these days, I'm planning to barbecue this weekend.

I don't have any personal grill at the house and mostly do grilling in parks or outdoor areas. I always hesitate to put my vegetables over grill directly due to hygiene reasons. Recently I came to know about Vegetables Grill Basket which can be used directly over the grill for cooking vegetables and other stuff like shrimp. You can just cut vegetables as you like and then put veggies in this basket and put it on the grill. That's it. Sound easy, right? Yes, it is.

I love grilled vegetables and this time I chose sweet potato, zucchini, peppers and some carrots. I just cut these veggies, sprinkled some salt and black pepper and toasted well with olive oil. After mixing these well just added these to the basket and then started grilling.
Before Grilling:

After:

I found this basket very convenient to use, this saved any accidental fall of veggies from the grill gates. Plus, there was no mess. I am super relieved now that my veggies are not touching dirty grill directly. This basket is little heavy, very solid and durable. It has nice handles to hold it easily. I used oven mitts for holding the basket when it was hot. This is easy to clean, I normally keep it in the dishwasher for cleaning. I found another use for this basket and also use it for roasting in the oven and it works well.

I liked the taste of grilled vegetables, my veggies were grilled properly as I wanted. In a nutshell, I really liked this Vegetables Grill basket and will be using it every time when I will be doing barbecues.

Vegetables Grill Basket from Cave Tools is available on Amazon and costs $21.99 currently. This is also available on Cave Tools site and can be purchased here. For getting 15% off on this basket, you can redeem code VEGGIE15

Disclaimer- I received no monetary compensation for this post. I got one or more products for review purpose.Opinions expressed are 100% of my own and not influenced by anyone.I am in no way liable for any injuries that may result because of use or misuse of the product. If you are buying this product, please make sure to check directions of usage, ingredients, and side-effects if any on the website page. Any claims about material or data taken are from the website.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Almondina Toastees Review


It's been almost four years since I first tried Almondina Cookies. If you don't know about Almondina or never heard about it, let me tell you that you are missing something. I tried Almondina cookies/biscuits 4 years back and since then I am a big fan of this brand. 

I had no idea that Almondina has launched a new snack item named Almondina Toastees. I decided to try these 'Toastees'.You must be thinking what are Toastees. These snacks are well toasted and crunchy that their name Toastees suits these very well.


These Almondina Toastees come in four different flavors. I tried three of the flavors. These snacks come in 5.25 oz (149 gm) size bag. I liked that these Toastees are bite-sized and very well toasted. After opening a packet, it is really hard to resist or just eat 3-4 toastees. I like these with tea and coffee. These are dry in texture and not full of butter or fats. 


I liked Coconut Orange flavor Toastees the most. With each bite, I could feel a hint of oranges and coconut. On top of that, each Toastee is loaded with roasted almonds. Just a wow feeling, whenever I take a bite, I savor it for a moment.


Another flavor which I liked is Sesame Almond. Again, with each bite, I felt perfect crunchiness, and these are loaded with roasted almonds with sesame. This goes perfectly with tea. 

If you like Cranberry flavor then you should also try Almondina Cranberry Almond Toastees. My husband liked these Cranberry flavored Toastees a lot, I liked these moderately.            

These are baked snacks, not fried in oil or loaded with butter. As per product description, each serving consists of 65 calories and 0% cholesterol.  I always keep an eye on the sugar content and this shows 7g of sugar per serving(23 gm). 

The gist of the story is, I really liked Almondina Toastees and would recommend these to everyone. These are perfect for snacks time.Almondina Toastees can be purchased from stores like all Sprouts Markets, Bed Bath & Beyond, Publix, Giant Eagle, Lowe’s Foods, Fairway Markets, Kroger Michigan, Amazon, Almondina.com, and others.  Variety pack having 6 Almondina Toastees on Amazon currently costs $19.49. Single packs can be ordered from Almondina.com in $3.49.

Disclaimer- I received no monetary compensation for this post. I got one or more products for review purpose.Opinions expressed are 100% of my own and not influenced by anyone.I am in no way liable for any injuries that may result because of use or misuse of the product. If you are buying this product, please make sure to check directions of usage, ingredients, and side-effects if any on the website page. Any claims about material or data taken are from the website.