Review: Honda 3000 EU3000IH1A Handi Inverter Generator
Honda 3000 EU3000IH1A Handi Generator OverviewThe EU3000iH1A, commonly known as the EU3000i Handi or Honda 3000, is an inverter generator produced by Honda. Inverter generators are part of a sweeping theme to create more efficient and stable energy. Due to the advanced mechanics behind it, inverter technology produces more power while using less fuel than convention generators. Power is stable and clean, which on the road, or in a power outage, is about all you can ask for. Whether it’s for basic necessities, or more leisurely things like computers and televisions, inverter technology is what you need. Efficiency plays a big part in making Honda generators (and their other products in general) special. At first glance, a fuel tank with a 1.6-gallon capacity seems pretty small. Due to Honda’s innovation, at full throttle, a single tank will last three and a half hours. When utilizing the Eco Throttle System, the minute tank of the EU3000i will last nearly eight hours. Try running a car or any other machine for eight hours on less than two gallons of gas—not going to happen. Just like most small machines, the Honda 3000 EU3000i Handi generator is started via recoil system. With a state of art Honda engine, you’ll be up and running with a few pulls. After the initial ignition, you’ll hardly notice that the generator is running due to how quiet it is. At its loudest, the generator will run at about 58 decibels. By comparison, having a conversation with a few people will creep into the 60s. If your generator starts to get too loud, you might want to consider having it serviced. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9lziUTb0y0[/embed]
What can the Honda 3000 EU3000i Handi power?With 3000 watts of power and 120 volts, you can power quite a bit. On the small end, you can power the basics like fans, hair dryers, blenders, coffee makers and microwaves. Due to the size of the generator, however, you can use all of these at once—no more taking shifts using the power. Starting to think bigger picture, you can power your larger appliances for extended periods of time. This includes things like garage door openers, incandescent lights and other appliances of similar size and power. The largest appliances powered using the Honda 3000 EU3000i Handi generator are refrigerators, freezers and window air conditioners. Not to be outdone, you can even power the AC for an RV, so long as its smaller than 13500 BTU. If you take advantage of the parallel capability, you can expand this selection exponentially.
EU3000i Handi Specifications
- Engine—Honda GX160
- AC Output—120V 3000W max.(25A) 2600W rated (21.7A)
- Receptacles—20A 125V Duplex, 30A 125V Locking Plug
- DC Output—12V, 100W (8A)
- Starting System—Recoil
- Fuel Tank Capacity—1.6 gal.
- Run Time per Tankful—3.5 hrs. @ rated load, 7.7 hrs. @ 1/4 load
- Dimensions (L x W x H) —24.5" x 14.9" x 19.3"
- Noise Level—58 dB(A) @ rated load, 52 dB(A) @ 1/4 load
[table id=4 /]
Honda 3000 EU3000IH1A Handi Review
What we liked
One of the best parts about inverters is that they are lighter than conventional generators, making them portable. But, what happens when you want an engine large enough to power the biggest appliances around your home at once? Well, weight increases.
To keep the Honda 3000 EU3000i Handi portable, Honda had to get creative. Wheels built directly onto the body and a fold down handle are the perfect solution. Just as someone wheels the cooler to the tailgate, someone else can bring the generator along with ease.
While the wheels and handle certainly provide a clear benefit, they do not take away from function in any way. When not in use, the handle folds completely away, and unless you know it’s there, or are right in front of the generator, you wouldn’t even notice it. The wheels also keep a low profile, recessed in a way that the generator will sit completely flat.
With a dry weight just under 80 lbs., the EU3000iH1A could only be used by a select crowd without an effective transportation system. The body is an awkward shape to lift and carry, so even if weight is not a problem, it is still a difficult item to carry.
Wheeling the generator is only half the battle. The EU3000i has to get into your trunk or truck bed one way or another, and lifting from the bottom isn’t very appealing. To help you out, Honda built two offset handles into the sides of the generator, making it easy to lift. With wheels and handles, anyone can easily set up and put away this generator.
When you need to add some power, you can use two Honda EU3000i generators together. Essentially, by connecting the two machines with the proper cables, you are doubling their output and the appliances they can power.
Rather than having to purchase an expensive and powerful generator, you can power up whenever the need arises. The best-case scenario is when you and a friend have the same generator—no additional purchases are necessary.
This is most common for camping trips and tailgates. Having double the power opens up an entirely new world of possibilities, taking your experience to the next level. If you’re at a football game, you can power a couple TV’s to watch pregame coverage on all the channels. If you’re out camping, you won’t have to power down the AC in order to run everything else. In these situations, it might feel like you have limitless power, just as if you were in the confines of your own home.
Safety features galore
I like safety. You like safety. Everyone likes safety. Most importantly however, Honda like safety (or keeping their customers safe)—whatever floats your boat.
The Honda EU3000i Handi comes chock full of features designed to ensure safe operation. When you’re moving the generator around, you can close the fuel vent to prevent any spilling. While running, a USDA-qualified spark arrestor ensures that no flames escape and cause damage to you or anything nearby.
We push the limits in all aspects of our lives, so why should a generator be any different. Lucky for us, Honda has included circuits as protection from being overloaded. Basically, if you try to power too much, the circuit will flip and the issue identified before any damage occurs.
Oil Alert System
Like gasoline, your oil levels will eventually need to be replenished. With any motor, running without oil could lead to damage, which eventually requires repair and money taken from your pockets. With Honda’s Oil Alert system, the generator constantly monitors itself and will automatically turn off when oil becomes critically low. Also, oil doesn’t need to be changed like in a vehicle, you just add more.
A Few Additional Helpful Videos From Honda
Full Review: Honda 1000 EU1000i Super Quiet Portable Inverter Generator with Eco-Throttle
Honda 1000 EU1000i Generator OverviewThe Honda EU1000i generator, also called the Honda EU1000i or Honda 1000, is a portable inverter generator. As the name suggests, it can produce 1000 watts of power. Just as you would a suitcase or cooler, taking the Honda EU1000i on the road is no problem. At 29 lbs., this is truly a portable generator. Added weight due to things like oil and gasoline is minimal. With a .6-gallon gas tank, you’ll hardly notice the difference between an empty and fully loaded generator. To give you an idea of what 1000 watts gets you, some of the most common uses of the EU1000i are powering microwaves, coffeemakers, portable fans and televisions. While this this list is far from all-inclusive, it gives you an idea of what you’d be capable of should you choose this model. Based on power levels, this generator is best served running smaller appliances and basic household items. Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, you will have suitable capability to run the necessities. Even though it can run machines that are indoors or outdoors, you must always make sure it is properly ventilated. Due to the nature of generators, allowing excess fumes to build up could spell trouble. Honda cares about their products; they also care about their customers. In each product they design, safety plays an integral role. When oil levels run low, there is no danger. Honda uses their Oil Alert system to automatically shut the generator off before any damage is done to the machine. When you plug too many things in, circuit protection will also prevent the generator from being overloaded. Now you will not be able to power every appliance in your home with this generator alone, but a variety of outlets allow you to use it for multiple appliances at once. At this point, your main concern would be plugging in too many things and having power run too low to be effective. Inverter generator power is considered to be so stable that it can power a computer without any issue. While conventional generators might have momentary lapses and surges, using an inverter generator provides the same experience you would get from plugging something into a wall. Even in a power outage, or from a remote location, you will still be able to get your work done (Wi-Fi permitting). [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qo9lORUtdc[/embed]
[table id=4 /]
Honda 1000 EU1000i Portable Inverter Generator Review
What we liked
The Honda EU1000i portable inverter generator is quiet. With older and more traditional generators, this was not usually the case. In many instances, the noise emitted by the generator would drown out everything around you.
For example, if you were using your generator to power a radio for a nice, family sing-a-long, the radio would have to be on full blast. With this generator, you can keep it to a dull roar, with only your singing being the thing that drives your neighbors crazy—not just the generator. If you have a traditional generator, your best bet would be turning it off and going acoustic for the singing with the family around the campfire. Hey—for some people, that’s the ideal situation.
As an added plus, your quality of sleep will increase. Try sleeping with a 20-year old generator running and then try sleeping with a modern inverter generator running. The results will speak for themselves.
Low noise level and protection
All too frequently we’ve seen horror stories of generators being stolen. Whether you’re using it to supply your home with the bare amount of power needed to survive after a storm wipes out your electricity, or you’ve just brought it camping with you—your generator should be there the next morning.
As much as we’d like to live in a society without crime, there will always be people who see (or hear) an expensive appliance running and think of it as a quick payday. The low noise levels emitted by the Honda EU1000i acts as a protection plan of sorts. Without the excessive noise levels we associate with traditional generators, you will be able to run the generator without being detected by anyone passing by.
When you buy a generator, or any appliance for that matter, you usually have an idea of how you will use it. In many cases, plans change. Rather than to send you shopping again, Honda has made it easy to boost the power level of the generator you’ve already purchased.
This isn’t like a computer that you can boost memory or install additional hardware, but refers to the fact that two Honda generators can work together to supply more power wherever, or whenever, you might need it. This process is called “paralleling”.
User friendly – no experience necessary
Even without having used a generator before, you will have no problem operating the Honda EU1000i. Besides Honda’s concerted effort to include manuals that hold your hand as you walk step by step through running it, everything is labeled.
The feature that helps this all come together, the labels, will help you put into action the plans carried out by the instruction manual. Even on/off are labeled—there is no guesswork involved. With clear labels, you will never have to worry about making a misstep when operating a powerful machine.
What we didn’t like
Upkeep & Maintenance
Like all generators (or machine with an engine), the Honda EU1000i requires regular maintenance and upkeep. Despite the fact there is nothing you can do to avoid this, it is worth noting. Without proper care, this generator will not last very long.
Whether is it maintenance due to frequent use, or upkeep from begin used so infrequently, plan to spend some time maintaining the condition of your Honda inverter generator. Should you be unable to do this on your own, you will also need to set aside some funds to pay someone for this service.
In a perfect world, your machinery would be able to clean and maintain itself. The truth is, while modern mechanics have surpassed many of our greatest expectations, we still have a long way to go. If you are not willing to put in the necessary hours and dollars to service your generator, you’re better off not buying one in the first place.
You should never travel with a generator that is already fueled up. Once you get to where you’re going though, most people only want to fill it once. In an effort to reduce size and conserve weight, Honda utilizes a .6-gallon tank. On the bright side, this small tank can last up to 7 hours.
Unfortunately, most camping trips and severe power outages last longer than this. To keep your generator running and your appliances powered, you will have to keep a gas reserve nearby.
While some people are comfortable using extended gas tank setups, it could lead to danger. If this system is not set up properly, it could lead to leaking gasoline or damage to the machine.
Additionally, it means you will be leaving several gallons of gas unattended, and the smaller tank usually gives you an excuse to makes sure everything is running smoothly.
Is this the generator for you?
Pulling the trigger and buying a generator is a big decision. They are expensive and serve a very specific role. When you pick the right model, however, the quality of your life can greatly improve. Whether it’s for recreation or emergency use, you want a generator that you can rely on when the time comes.
Honda EU1000i users will agree with us that the best use for this generator is personal use. Due to power restrictions, the generator is not capable of handling heavy industrial use. Additionally, it is not powerful enough to be relied on for heavy personal appliances. Basically, if you want to run full-size refrigerators, ovens and things of that nature simultaneously, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
Due to how easily this generator is operated, it is the perfect introductory model. Rather than relying on your own mechanical prowess, Honda takes all guessing out of the equation. If you’re someone who wants to have a machine like this, but has only a small amount of experience operating them, Honda is the brand for you.
Honda knows their customers, and knows that needs evolve over time. Thankfully, you can purchase an additional generator at a later date that can be used to supplement power.
This helps you get into the world over generators, without overspending or buying a model that is far too powerful for what you need. Since you can upgrade power later on, the Honda EU1000i makes a ton of sense for people who know they need a generator, but are not sure what kind is best for them.
Terms you need to know
Inverter generator (vs. traditional generators)
Inverter generators differ from traditional generators in three main areas: current, power and portability.
Inverter generators produce AC currents, convert it to DC and then back to AC before emitting it and passing it along into your appliances. On the contrary, traditional generators only produce AC currents.
On average, inverter generators are less powerful than conventional generators. They have smaller engines and fuel tanks, but are more efficient. Additionally, inverter generators tend to be lighter as a result. What they lack in power, they certainly make up for with stability. Not a bad trade off when looking at this big picture.
Continuing on with weight, smaller engines and fuel tanks make inverter generators lighter. While some of each kind might billed as “portable”, the Honda EU1000i weighs under 30 lbs. For traditional generators, it is not out of the ordinary for a portable unit to be double that weight.
We talk a little about this in the “What we like” section, but figured we’d provide a little more context here. “Paralleled” is when you take two generators and connect them to work together. Once connected, you will be able to run the generators together as one at their cumulative levels of power.
For example if you use two 1000-watt generators together, you will have 2000 watts of power at your disposal. This means you can run appliances and other things that require more power than supplied by a single unit. Alternatively, you can run more smaller appliances and machines off of the two generators.
- Engine—Honda GXH50
- Displacement—49.4 cc
- AC Output—120V 1000W max. (8.3A) 900W rated (7.5A)
- Receptacles—15A 125V Duplex
- DC Output—12V, 96W (8A)
- Starting System—Recoil
- Fuel Tank Capacity—0.6 gal.
- Run Time per Tankful—3.2 hours @ rated load, 7.1 hours @ 1/4 load
- Dimensions (L x W x H)—17.7″ x 9.4″ x 15.0″
- Noise Level—50 dB(A) @ rated load 42 dB(A) @ 1/4 load
- Dry Weight—28.7 lb.
Deal Review: Ninja Foodi 8-Qt All-in-One Pressure Cooker w/ Air Fryer (OP401)
Amazon has a good deal on the Ninja Foodi 8-Qt All-in-One Pressure Cooker w/ Air Fryer (OP401) for $199 Shipped!
- The Ninja food I 8-quart—the XL pressure cooker that crisps. Pressure cooker, air fryer, tender crisper
- Tender crisp technology allows you to quickly cook ingredients, then the crisping lid gives your meals a crispy, golden finish.
- Pressure cook up to 70% faster versus traditional cooking methods. * air fry with up to 75% less fat. ** *versus slow-cooked, braised, or low-simmer recipes **versus deep-fried hand cut French fries
Ninja Foodi 8-Qt All-in-One Pressure Cooker Review
Finding the right pressure or slow cooker can, often times, feel like finding a needle in a haystack. Do you go with some of the more popular brands like Instant-Pot? What size do you get? Do you need a multi-function cooker that also includes a steamer and air fryer? Here, we’ll help you understand the pros and cons of the Ninja Foodi 8-Qt All-in-One Pressure Cooker w/ Air Fryer.
The Ninja Foodi 8-Qt All-in-One Pressure Cooker w/ Air Fryer is an all-in-one 8-Quart extra large pressure cooker that also acts as an air fryer, slow cooker, steamer and tender fryer. This alone gives it a step up over most of the competition out there which are typically only 6-Quart and limited in functionality. Now, don’t get us wrong, there are other great deals when it comes to pressure cookers. The Ninja Foodi just happens to be one of the better options.
Now, aside from the fact that the all-in-in feature allows you to cut down on used counter space due to fewer kitchen appliances needed, the Ninja Foodie is also better than other options because it’s very easy to use, the non-stick, ceramic-coated pot and ‘cook & crisp’ basket are very easy to clean and the fact that it offers the ability to cook a full roast or up to a 7-pound chicken. The added bonus is a recipe book with over 45 recipes.
Who has time for long, labor-intensive cooking projects? Not many people. Certainly, for holidays and parties you may want to cook a fancy meal, but on most days you just need a simple and easy way to cook food for you and/or your family. In the past, slow cookers have been the rage. Unfortunately, though, slow cookers still require some effort and, as their name suggests, they are very slow. Not a good solution to the problem of needing your food cooked quickly after a long day. Enter the Ninja Foodi 8-Quart All-in-One Pressure Cooker w/ Air Fryer, a fast and convenient cooking device.
This product pretty much does it all. Pressure cookers are one of the fastest ways to cook your food, without drying it out or making its texture rubbery. This products’ Tender Crisp Lid enables you to cook your food quickly, meaning no more long waits. Its crisping lid ensures that your food has a nice crisp outside, with a tender and flavorful inside.
Its internal ceramic pot is nonstick, enabling you to clean it easily and with no hassle or extreme amounts of effort. No more scrubbing your pots and pans to get them clean, this pressure cooker just needs a simple wipe and rinse and you are good to go. Or if you prefer, you can just place it in the dishwasher and let it do all the cleaning for you.
On top of pressure cooking foods, this pot also has air frying capabilities. Everyone loves fried food, but these foods are extremely unhealthy and leave you feeling sick. Using an air fryer, these worries are eliminated. An air fryer required significantly less oil to fry your foods, allowing you to have all your favorite treats without the sick feeling.
Overall, the Ninja Foodi 8-Quart All-in-one Pressure Cooker w/ Air Fryer is top of the line. Not only does it enable quicker food preparation times, but it also allows you to fry your favorite food and treats more healthily as compared to traditional frying methods. It is spacious enough to cook all your favorite meals, easy to clean, and has a simple and intuitive design that is easy to understand and use. Though it is an investment, it is an excellent tool for anyone from cooking enthusiasts to everyday home chefs. We highly recommend the 8-Quart Ninja Foodi with a star rating of 4.5!
Ninja Foodi FAQs
Is there a pressure cooker Air Fryer Combo?
Yes, in this machine the pressure cooker works first and then the air fryer is used second to crisp up the food.
How do I use my Ninja Air Fryer pressure cooker?
The ninja Air Fryer pressure cooker is fairly easy to use and understand because of its digital screen. You can adjust settings, heat, time, etc. all at the press of a button.
What is the best pressure cooker air fryer on the market?
Ninja OP301 Pressure Cooker, Steamer & Air Fryer has a great variety of functions, reliability, and rave reviews, making it the best pressure cooker air fryer on the market. It also has ease of use going for it.
Is the Ninja Foodi pressure cooker worth it?
Yes, this machine has variety in function, making it able to replace many of your previously owned kitchen gadgets and put it all in one spot.
Is the Ninja Foodi worth the money?
Yes, since it has a variety of functions one Ninja Foodi can replace multiple gadgets that you would have to buy that could add up to the same price.
Is the Ninja Foodi any good?
Yes, it has rave reviews for its reliability, functionality, and diversity.
Which is better a pressure cooker or air fryer?
This depends on which kind of food you prefer. The air fryer works well for making crispy food, whereas the pressure cooker works well for more juicy foods.
Which is better Instapot or Ninja Foodi?
The Ninja Foodi has better reviews than the instapot because of its ability to do more than one thing, unlike the Instapot.
Is Air Fryer better than pressure cooker?
This depends on the type of food you like to cook and eat. An air fryer is better for crispy foods, while a pressure cooker is better for juicy foods.
20-Pack Grease Monkey Large Gorilla Grip Gloves – $14.88
20-Pack Grease Monkey Large Gorilla Grip Gloves Review
Gloves are essential for day-to-day life as well as hands-on jobs like plumbing, automotive and construction. They protect your hands from toxic materials, cuts, dirt and grime. But you need more than just protection. You need a premium accessory that helps you do your work and doesn’t slow you down.
Enter Grease Monkey Gloves by Gorilla Grip. They are constructed primarily of nylon and promise a snug fit, which is great because you don’t want extra material dangling off your fingers, snagging in machinery or slipping off. But their unique benefit lies in the polymer material in the palms. This tactile surface repels liquid, including water and oil, allowing you to get a grip and keep it no matter what object or substance you’re working with.
Grease Monkey Gloves are disposable, which is why you can buy them in packs ranging from 5 to 25 pairs per package. Human hands come in many different sizes, and so do these gloves: small, medium, large and extra-large. Pay attention to Gorilla Grip’s size guide on the order page so you make sure you get the best wear for its worth, as some buyers complained of their gloves running too small.
Currently, Amazon is offering a 25-pair pack in the large size for $46.21, a 5-pack for $17.31 and $4.31 for a single pair. Similar prices are available for the other sizes. You’ll get a lot of use from each pair – up to two weeks’ worth – so you’re definitely getting a bang for your buck with these gloves.
Deal Review: All Power America 10,000-Watt Electric Start Gas Portable Generator (APGG10000)
Amazon has a good deal on the All Power America 10,000-Watt Electric Start Gas Portable Generator (APGG10000) for $526.77 shipped!
All Power America 10,000-Watt Electric Start Gas Portable Generator (APGG10000) Review
There is a constant need for power in a multitude of situations you may find yourself in, whether it be power outages due to extreme weather, outdoor events and activities, or power at construction sites. Even having to deal with extra-long extension cords to reach a power source can be bothersome and sometimes dangerous. You can bring the power to you wherever you are with a portable generator just like the All Power America 10,000-Watt Electric Start Gas Portable Generator.
With 15 horsepower and a 420cc engine producing 20amps at 120Volts, the All Power America 10,000watt generator can supply you with all the power you require. It also has an easy electric start and recoil start at the push of a button so there is no need to mess around with it to get it started. A large 8gal fuel capacity means you can power up for long periods of time, specifically 11 hours on a half load, and not run out of juice. With all of this power, it would be expected to have a noise level, but it is actually relatively low at 76db.
The All Power America 10,000-Watt Electric Start Gas Portable Generator is truly portable as it is easy to move around and transport from place to place with its flat free wheels attached to one side. Running out of power is always a big problem but this generator does a good job in tackling the issue when it arises. Normally priced at $750 this unit is currently on sale for 30% off!
Deal Review: All-Clad Stainless Steel 7-Piece Cookware Set + Oval Baker (8400000269)
Macy's has a good deal on the All-Clad Stainless Steel 7-Piece Cookware Set + Oval Baker (8400000269) for $300 Shipped!
All-Clad Cookware Set Review
Cookware is essential in the kitchen, whether you cook a lot or not, just has a bed is to a bedroom. Having quality cookware is another matter. It isn’t difficult to conclude that the type of cookware you use has a direct effect on how your dish will turn out. The hand-polished and mirror-finished All-Clad stainless steel 7-Piece cookware set can prove that point. And when we put it to the test, we were so satisfied that we confidently give this cookware set a 5 out of 5 stars.
Just by handling these stainless steel pots and pans it feels like quality and that’s exactly what they are with a three-ply bonded design and aluminum center core. They heat evenly and are great as a beginner set or as an addition, or replacement, to cookware you might already have. And if you have a convection stovetop this cookware set is a perfect match.
The set includes a 10″ fry pan, a 2-qt. covered saucepan, a 3-qt. covered sauté pan and a 6-qt. covered stockpot, and if purchased separately can run you $775. The best part is that this deal includes a free gift: A 15″ Oval Baker & Pot Holder Set. With 53% off the original price at only $300 its a tough one to pass up. The free gift just sweetens the deal.
Deal Review: Blue Rhino 3-Burner 27000 BTU Liquid Propane Gas Grill (SCGBC1273SP)
Lowes has a good deal on the Blue Rhino 3-Burner 27000 BTU Liquid Propane Gas Grill (SCGBC1273SP) for $99.
Blue Rhino 27000 BTU Gas Grill Review
Summer is finally here and that means spending more time outside by the pool and/or by the grill. The smell of sunscreen, the outdoors, and the BBQ are just quintessential summertime memories that we wait all year for. And now’s the time to break out the grills, or simply get a replacement from previous years older versions.
You are probably familiar with the Blue Rhino name because of the propane tanks they make, but the company also make gas grills, and great ones at that. The Blue Rhino 3-Burner 27000 BTU Liquid Propane Gas Grill is a great compact option as it doesn’t take up much space yet can still cook up to 25 burgers at a time. It’s the 467-square inch cooking area that makes this possible. With a push and turn ignition getting the grill started is a breeze.
Equipped with 2 wheels the grill can be moved place to place with ease so you can quickly be ready for the next event. The large temperature gauge helps you keep an accurate temp throughout the cooking process so you get perfectly cooked meat and veggies every time.
An added benefit when you buy this Blue Rhino gas grill is the included coupon for $10 off propane! With an already $50 instant savings for this amazing grill, you need to act fast as this deal is only on through June 19.
Hampton Bay Statesville Shell 5-Piece Aluminum Outdoor Dining Set – ($̶5̶9̶9̶) $249.50 + Free Shipping!
- Durable and rust-free aluminum frames are built to last
- Weather-resistant, padded sling fabric provides comfortable seating
- Swivel motion chairs make it easy to sit back and relax
- Tempered glass tabletop creates a beautifully smooth and sturdy surface for dining
- Easy to clean with warm water, gentle soap and soft cloth
- 5-year frame, 2-year fabric warranty
Hampton Bay Statesville Shell 5-Piece Aluminum Outdoor Dining Set Review
Are you on the hunt for quality and comfortable outdoor furniture? If so, then the Hampton Bay Statesville Shell 5-Piece Aluminium Outdoor Dining Set is perfect for you. This dining set is leagues ahead of most other dining sets when it comes to comfort (owing this to its padded seat covers), quality (owing this to its well thought out swivel chair and sturdy table design), and durability (owing this to its powder-coated finish and rust-free aluminum).
The chairs in the outdoor dining set may be the most noteworthy aspect of the whole package. These chairs are made out of high-quality aluminum that beats all competition in the field of durability and is coated with a powder finish, to enable them to last for years. They are designed with an integrated swivel feature, allowing you to place your chair wherever you prefer and simply rotate yourself to face whatever you may need to, without the hassle of moving the entire thing.
The padding that these chairs are accompanied by is also a key element. Often, outdoor furniture is very obviously not designed for comfort. The padding is thin, uncomfortable, and you feel immediately that you sat on a metal chair. This is the complete opposite of the experience this set delivers. These chairs are equipped with a padded sling fabric reaching from one side of the frame to the other. This eliminates the uncomfortable feeling of sitting on metal bars, both because the fabric comes with a quality padding, and because it supports you more with the tension the metal bars and fabric creates rather than the metal bars underneath.
The tempered glass tabletop delivers a smooth and sturdy surface to place your food or drinks or anything else on and is resistant to weather of all kinds. It is built to last for years, making sure that it stays around to support outdoor parties and gatherings far into the future.
All these features, along with a 5-year frame and 2-year fabric warranty, combine to create a set of outdoor furniture that is sure to fulfill your expectations. The Hampton Bay Statesville Shell 5-Piece Aluminum Outdoor Dining Set is perfect for parties, family gatherings, or just relaxing out in your yard on a nice day, and is an excellent investment.
Deal Review: Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Air Fryer, Silver (6073801)
BestBuy and Amazon have a great deal on the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Air Fryer, Silver (6073801) for $100 shipped, this Black Friday weekend!
Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Air Fryer, Silver (6073801) Review
With the holidays fast approaching things can get really busy, really fast with shopping, work, coordinating family visits and get-togethers, and of course making the food to feed everyone. However, with the holiday season cliche of eating unhealthily followed by the unpleasant after-effects, there are things you can do to help curb the weight gain and feel great too. And that’s by eating smarter.
Everyone agrees it’s not always easy to keep to your diet around the holidays, and most of us tend to slip a little more than we wish to. However, with the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Air Fryer, you can still eat all the foods you normally would over these joyous times of the year and not get all the negative effects of doing so.
Fried foods are plentiful in our diets, and taste great, from Thanksgiving time through Christmas and New Years, but the toll it takes on our bodies isn’t so welcomed, which is why an aifryer is a great way to eat well and healthily. The Cuisinart air fryer covers you in any cooking or baking situation you might face, with its 1800-Watts and 7 cooking functions including air fry, convection bake, convection broil, bake, broil, Warm, toast.
It is compact with a 0.6 cubic foot of non-stick interior space so you can make single-serve meals or even dishes and sides for larger parties. For example, you can toast 6 slices of bread, air fry 3lbs of chicken wings, roast a 4-pound chicken, or bake a 12-inch pizza. It is overall a healthier way to prepare your delicious fried favorites.
The temperature control along with an element selector ensures easy operation so you can get to more cooking and less time spent figuring out how to operate it. The 60-minute timer and auto shut-off is another great feature that helps out with your time management in the busy kitchen environment.
The air fryer comes with an oven rack, baking pan, and air fryer rack/basket so you can be ready to go right out of the box. A great deal with a markdown of 50% from $200 to $100, this Cuisinart Air Fryer is a great addition to your kitchen appliance inventory. Get it now while this deal is still on!
Deal Review: $50 Amazon eGift Card + Free $15 Promo Credit with Code
There is a great promo for select Amazon accounts for a free $15 credit when you purchase a $50 Amazon gift card.
- Amazon.com Gift Cards never expire and carry no fees.
- Redeemable towards millions of items store-wide at Amazon.com or certain affiliated websites.
$50 Amazon eGift Card + Free $15 Promo Credit with Promo Code Review
The average person shops at Amazon fairly often, some of us more often than we’d like to admit. Though, it is understandable seeing as you can buy virtually anything from the retail giant’s website, from groceries and electronics to household products and even entire houses.
In reality, an Amazon gift card can be just as valuable as actual cash. So it only makes sense to jump on the promotion when Amazon is offering a free $15 credit. To see if your account is eligible simply:
- Add a $50 gift card to your account.
- During checkout, add promo code 19GIFTCARD to your order, and you should see a message pop up confirming that you will receive a $15 credit once the purchase is made.
Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine
Frys has a good deal on the Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine for $$389.35!
60-Pack HDX Alkaline AA or AAA Batteries – $9.88
- Confidently power everything from toys to flashlights, portable power tools and much more
- Reusable packaging makes it easy to store and save for future use
- Comes in an economical 60-pack for a great value
- No mercury and no cadmium added
60-Pack HDX Alkaline AA or AAA Batteries Review
Batteries are something that everyone needs to have around the house for a myriad of essential devices, like remotes, kids’ toys, desk lamps, flashlights, and other things. Often, you suddenly realize that you don’t have enough, and your first instinct is probably to go and buy a pack of them just to have them then. This can be problematic, as it can quickly accumulate into a large sum of money that you could have saved for other things. This is where the 60-Pack HDX Alkaline AA or AAA Batteries comes in; a perfect solution to always running out of batteries.
This pack is separate from other batteries, mainly because of two things: its bulk, and its long life. First, let’s talk about the bulk of it. Most batteries come in a package of just a few, and occasionally the more expensive ones can come in packages of 15 or 20. At first glance, this seems ideal. Then you realize how little 15 or 20 batteries actually is, and how expensive that product is. In comparison, this pack of batteries comes in a pack of 60, which is enough to last quite a while. This erases any emergency runs to the store for batteries and significantly lowers cost.
Next is its long-lasting battery life that this offers. A large reason for purchasing batteries is for making an emergency preparation kit. In an emergency, batteries can come in handy in a myriad of ways, and you would want to make sure that the ones you choose will support and help you in times of crisis. Many batteries out on the market today certainly provide the power you need them to when taken right out of the package, but are often short lasting. They don’t store well and can go dead before ever being used. This is not the case with the HDX 60-Pack, which has 10-year power storage. This ensures that whether you purchase these batteries for immediate use, for emergency preparation, or you place them in a drawer and forget about them until years later, they provide you with the same amount of power.
One great use for these batteries is in portable power tools. If you are going to be purchasing this battery pack for use with power tools, you will likely carry them around with you to wherever you will be working. This can prove to be a difficult task when it comes to keeping all your batteries secure and organized. Good thing that this product comes with a hard plastic box to keep all your batteries organized and easy to transport. No more spilling or scrambling to pick up all the batteries you dropped or that rolled off of a counter, this case ensures that you have an easy and secure storage container.
These batteries are made with zero mercury or cadmium, and their stainless steel covering ensures no leaks and helps to elongate shelf life. This battery pack is an excellent option for bulk battery buyers, and its low price makes it an excellent purchase that will inevitably pay off.
Deal Review: 6-Pc Mercer Culinary Renaissance Forged Knife Set w/ Tempered Glass Block (M23500)
Amazon has a great deal on the 6-Pc Mercer Culinary Renaissance Forged Knife Set w/ Tempered Glass Block (M23500) for $89.59 + free shipping!
6-Pc Mercer Culinary Renaissance Forged Knife Set w/ Tempered Glass Block Review
Having a good set of knives is a must for any kitchen, whether you’re a novice or experienced cook. Most of the time, and depending on the type of cooking, a good cook cares about aesthetics, particularly relating to the food. But having a kitchen that is also aesthetically pleasing is fairly common. And that is what the 6-Pc Mercer Culinary Renaissance Forged Knife Set w/ Tempered Glass Block does. It offers that wow factor with its beautiful glass block.
The Mercer Culinary Knife set is functional, practical, and sleek-looking, but that’s not all, they are also top-quality knives. They are made of high carbon, German X50 Cr Mo V15 stainless steel material. They won’t rust or corrode, and best of all they won’t become discolored so the knives can continue to be on display through the tempered glass block for a long time.
The triple-riveted ergonomic Delrin handle is flawlessly designed to give you the greatest comfort you can get from a set of knives. The blade is forged from a single piece of steel making it incredibly durable and long-lasting. And while every knife in this 6-Pc Mercer Culinary set is of a different size, each one is perfectly balanced giving you the ability to make precise cuts every time. You also get maximum efficiency with the taper-ground edge which offers more stability and long-lasting sharpness.
If researched properly, a good set of knives can be easy to find, but with the added functionality of a glass block, the 6-Pc Mercer Culinary Renaissance Forged Knife Set really sets a new standard. You can see exactly which knife you need without guessing. Normally retailing for $150, this knife set is on the pricier side, but right now you can get it for 40% off at a discounted price of $89 + free shipping! If you’re in the market for a new knife set, this deal should definitely be considered.
Deal Review: Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Color Programmable Thermostat (5845300)
Amazon has a great deal on the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Color Programmable Thermostat for $119 shipped!
Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Color Programmable Thermostat (5845300) Review
Winter is here again and the holidays just around the corner which means colder temperatures have arrived and are here to stay, at least for the next 4 months. As a result, colder outside temperatures mean we stay inside more and in turn use more energy to heat our homes. One ingenious way to combat the subsequent higher costs that come along with the increased heating is with a Smart Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat.
These days we have control over every part of our home from security doorbells and cameras, to lights and even kitchen appliances. However, one of the biggest money-savers and convenient things to have full control over is your thermostat, and this is made possible with the Honeywell Smart Color Programmable Thermostat. With a true set-it-and-forget-it mentality, this thermostat can be programmed to fit your life and schedule all the while saving energy and of course lower your electricity or gas bill.
Gone on the days of hard-to-read and had-to-set thermostats when you have a full-color touchscreen with easy to read numbers and text. You can even view your local weather including indoor and outdoor relative humidity levels.
Personalize it with your preferred color schemes, HI/LO heat and cool settings, language preferences (English, French, or Spanish), and °C or °F temperature display. All this and more, such as 12 or 24-hour clock, auto-fan circulation, you can control straight from your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer.
This Honeywell thermostat is really an intelligent one as it actually learns your heating and cooling cycle times and delivers the precise temperature when you want it, without any input from you. You also get intelligent alerts as the thermostat lets you know when the air filter and humidifier pad needs changing. It can also notify you of extreme high or low indoor temperatures and humidity.
The Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Color Programmable Thermostat (5845300) is ENERGY STAR certified and is widely compatible, working with most 24-volt heating and cooling systems. (Does not work with electric baseboard heaters (120-240V) and millivolt systems.)
Normally retailing for $200, Amazon has this on sale right now for only $119, but this deal won’t last long!
Deal Review: Breville Nespresso Creatista Single Serve Espresso Machine (BNE600SLQUSC)
Amazon has a great deal on the Breville Nespresso Creatista Single Serve Espresso Machine (BNE600SLQUSC) for $227.99 + Free Shipping!
- SINGLE SERVE COFFEE AND ESPRESSO MACHINE: The Nespresso Creatista Plus offers freshly brewed coffee as well as delicious authentic espresso. The Creatista plus can turn into your personal latte maker with the attached milk frother, allowing you to create top quality latte art in your kitchen. Pour over ice to create your favorite iced coffee drinks.
Time is always a precious commodity in the mornings. Whether you’re rushing to catch that early yoga class, gym session, or just trying to get to work on time, every minute counts, and making time for a stop at the local coffee shop to get that pick-me-up seems like an impossible feat.
The stylish and durable Breville Nespresso Creatista single-serve espresso maker is a state of the art stainless steel coffee machine that looks good and makes even better coffee. With the attached milk frother you are like your own personal barista having the ability to brew anything from lattes, cappuccinos, and ristrettos, to espressos, latte macchiatos and more. The fully automatic steam pipe really comes in handy letting you create perfectly textured milk at your ideal temperature.
The simple and intuitive interface makes the entire brewing process an easy one from start to finish. And the cleaning of this machine is a breeze as well thanks to the automatic purge of the steam wand after every use.
Brewing delicious cafe-grade drinks with expensive machines have been an option for a long time now, but those machines usually run in the thousand dollar range where it almost makes sense to add that extra stop at the cafe every morning. With a deal this good, however, of over 50% off the retail price, it’s hard to let it get away.
Hyper Tough DL1137 6.0-Amp 1/2-Inch Corded Hammer Drill – ($̶2̶9̶.̶9̶9̶) $17.62
Hyper Tough DL1137 6.0-Amp 1/2-Inch Corded Hammer Drill Review
Power tools are essential for any homeowner or DIY enthusiast, but often they are bulky, loud, difficult to use, not to mention expensive. The thought of investing in some can be daunting, with images of unruly tools and accidents bound to happen accompanying already overwhelming anxiety. Worry about these things no more with the Hyper Tough DL1137 6.0-Amp ½-Inch Corded Hammer Drill, a lightweight and easy to handle tool bound to make projects easier.
This product is excellent when it comes to the control it offers you over it and your projects. With two separate places for you to grab on and secure where the tool is working, it offers incomparable accuracy and maneuverability. Oftentimes power tool companies focus all their effort on making a project with plenty of power to supply you with all the force you may need, and they neglect to design places for you to control your tools. This results in a difficult product that requires more effort than it should to operate. To erase this problem, this Hammer Drill comes with a detachable auxiliary handle to give double the control. The detachable feature of this second handle means that if you would prefer the standard one handle design, or prefer different versions in different projects, you can switch easily.
Its ½ inch keyless chuck works with the most common bits, ensuring a versatile Hammer Drill that lends itself to bits of all sizes and brands. Its two-finger speed trigger means that you can easily vary the speed at which it spins, allowing you to keep track of where you are in your project without stopping all together. The dual action of this Hammer Drill is easily accessible through its simple sliding switch. Just slide the switch to whichever tool you need, and get to work. The Hyper Tough DL1137 6.0-Amp ½-Inch Corded Hammer Drill is the perfect option for people searching for a quality-yet-low cost Corded Hammer Drill.
Deal Review: Bio Bidet Slim Zero Series Non-Electric Bidet Seat
Amazon has a good deal on the Bio Bidet Slim Zero Series Non-Electric Bidet Seat for only $64 shipped!
- STRONG SITTABLE LID- a feature not available on most bidet seats, offers you the support and function you are looking for in a new bidet seat
- COMPACT DESIGN – compared to traditional bidet seats, only 4 inches tall in the back, looks like a standard toilet seat, with more features
Bio Bidet Slim Zero Series Non-Electric Bidet Seat Review:
There is something about sleek-looking appliances and facilities in the home that bring a room, kitchen, or bathroom together. An elegant looking toilet, for example, can really make or break a bathroom’s look and feel. This is true with accessories as well, like with a bidet that can either be stand-alone or, in this case, an addition to your toilet or a replacement of your toilet seat. And the Bio Bidet Slim Zero Series Non-Electric Bidet does a great job with its purpose as well as being a great looking addition to your toilet.
Firstly, the Bio Bidet Slim Zero Series Bidet is sturdy once set in place, a characteristic that many bidets or even toilet seats out there don’t have. It has an excellent compact, non-bulky, design making it look like it is just a regular toilet seat, which won’t take away from the decor of the bathroom, but rather add to it.
The dual nozzle system offers a superb cleaning experience for the whole family, and more importantly, both genders, as the second, gentler nozzle is designed specifically for females. Another nice feature is the built-in battery-powered night light that adds a more soothing ambiance especially for those middle-of-the-night trips to the toilet.
The easy-to-install and easy-to-use Bio Bidet Slim Zero Series Non-Electric Bidet offers superior cleaning results, which will leave you feeling fresh every time, plus it will cut down on the amount of tissue paper you use, which is a win for you and a win for the environment. Right now you can purchase this bidet for only $64, down from $129 after you clip the $49 off coupon.
10-Piece Ridgid 18-Volt GEN5X Brushless Combo Kit w/ 2x Batteries – ($̶7̶9̶9̶) $599 + Free Shipping!
- Hammer Drill/Driver - Best-in-class torque with 700 in.-lbs. of torque in a compact hammer drill/driver
- Impact Driver - Industry leading 2,250 in.-lbs. of torque
- Reciprocating Saw - On/off orbital action
- Circular Saw - Sight line blower to keep your work area clear
- JobMax - Attach up to 7 heads (sold separately) to the base unit to accomplish any task on the jobsite
- Grinder - Tool-free guard design for easy changing for optimal position
- Router - Cut up to 400 ft. of laminate per charge (with 5Ah battery not included)
- Vacuum - Wet and dry debris capable
- Sander - AirGuard dust collection collects up to 90% of debris
- Work Light - 100 Lumens life-time LED light
Deal Review: Insignia 3.2L Analog Air Fryer (6254630)
Best Buy has a great deal on the Insignia 3.2L Analog Air Fryer for $24.99 Shipped!
Insignia 3.2L Analog Air Fryer (6254630) Review
There is something about deep-fried food that tastes so good. While virtually any food can be fried making it taste better than it originally did, there are some drawbacks in doing that, the biggest one being how unhealthy it is. Yes, occasional indulgence in high-in-fat foods might not have such damaging effects, but if eaten often, unhealthy food can harm your body, sometimes leading to serious problems.
Imagine eating fried foods without having all the guilt and negative effects that come along with it. That is exactly what the Insignia 3.2L Analog Air Fryer (6254630) does. It simply uses circulating air with little or no oil at all to fry all kinds of food, resulting in great tasting fried food without the typical disadvantages of deep-fried food.
With its large 3+ qt size you will certainly have enough room for a snack, 1 or even 2 servings of food. The interface is simple and straightforward with only 2 dials for setting the timer, giving you up to 60 minutes, and setting the degrees. The 2 lights on the top indicate that 1: the power is on, and 2: the unit is hot.
Clean up is as easy as making the food since you can simply take the removable non-stick basket and put it right in the dishwasher.
With the ability to fry, bake, and roast in temperatures up to 400*, the Insignia 3.2L Analog Air Fryer is a great and healthier alternative to a conventional deep frier. Right now Best Buy has a spectacular deal on this item for only $24.99 after $55 off!
Deal Review: Intex Inflatable Corner Sectional Air Sofa (68575EP)
The Intex Inflatable Corner Sectional Air Sofa (68575EP) is on sale for only $49.99 shipped from Amazon!
- Designed with a waterproof-flocked top surface and a vinyl bottom, this sofa provides an incredibly comfortable sitting surface for any occasion
- A 2-in-1 valve with extra-wide openings ensures fast inflating and deflating
- Upon deflating, the corner sofa folds compactly for storage or travel
Intex Inflatable Corner Sectional Air Sofa (68575EP) Review
Most of us have slept on an air mattress before, and although it won’t be as comfortable as a regular mattress it gets the job done and sometimes it is actually fairly comfortable. Of course, if there are inflatable mattresses, there are other inflatable pieces of furniture as well, like the Intex Inflatable Corner Sectional Air Sofa.
Initially, you might be discouraged or skeptical when you see an air sofa, but it is surprisingly comfortable when sat on and extremely useful in many different situations. The same way one would take an air mattress with them on a camping trip, or sleeping over at someone’s house, the Intex Inflatable Air Sofa can be easily transported to a new location and set up in a quickly to become an instant, yet temporary, piece of furniture.
With a vinyl bottom and a waterproof top material, the Intex sofa is comfortable and practical. The inflated size of 101″ x 80″ x 30″ ensures there is plenty of seating room for multiple people, up to 880 lbs total. The valve to inflate and deflate the sofa are extra wide so you can spend less time setting it up and packing it up. The air pump, however, is not included and must be purchased separately.
The Intex Inflatable Corner Sectional Air Sofa serves its purpose and does it well. It usually sells for $150 but is now on sale for only $49.99 + free shipping!