There is some confusion over the terms oven, range, stove and cooktop. Before we dive into our guide, it’s worth explaining what they mean. An oven is essentially the chamber in the kitchen used for roasting, baking, and anything else. The modern stove, also known as the cooktop or stovetop, has four to six electric… Read More

Opening the window while cooking may seem like enough to remove the smells, steam, and moisture, but in reality, it’s not. The byproducts of cooking are grease, odors, and even a build-up of carbon monoxide. That’s why a good range hood is central to proper ventilation. Range hoods (also known as extractor hoods) usually extend… Read More

Sous vide is a cooking method where food is sealed and then cooked in temperature-controlled water. It’s an increasingly popular method of cooking as you can prepare food to an exact level of precision. Sous vide machines enable you to monitor the temperature of your food, allowing you to stay in charge of the cooking… Read More

We’ve all been there: happily cooking away, only to find that our delicious food creation has become a part of the pan. It’s bothersome, to say the least. A good nonstick pan, in most cases, will stop this bleak reality from ever occurring. Nonstick pans aim to make cooking a breeze. They feature a layer… Read More

A soda maker, essentially, allows you to carbonate regular tap water and other liquids. The great thing about soda makers is that they are often easy to use and can carbonate to a certain level of fizziness. They are best suited to people who enjoy drinks like sparkling water but are tired of buying and… Read More

For most people, using a coffee maker is an everyday occurrence. The thought of waking up to face the long day ahead without an added caffeine-fuelled kick can be a scary prospect. Luckily, there’s never been a better time to buy a quality coffee maker. There are many different types of coffee makers out there,… Read More

It’s fair to say that the blender is a firm staple of the kitchen. First introduced in the 1920s, the blender has seen a steady increase in popularity ever since. In simple terms, a blender is effectively used to process ingredients into a liquid form. From soups to cocktails to smoothies, blenders have become more… Read More

Earplugs are a cheap and straightforward way of blocking out unwanted sounds. Whether it’s a snoring partner, an intense studying period, or a loud neighbor at night, they are a handy tool to have at your disposal. There are many types of earplugs available, from wax to silicone to foam; there really is something for… Read More

Neck pain can affect our sleep to a significant degree. It’s often caused by the neck becoming locked in an awkward position while you sleep, (although it can be caused while awake, too). Sleeping on your stomach, in which you have to twist your neck to breathe, is a notable cause. Other causes include bad… Read More

A comforter is a fundamental part of getting a great night of rest. The problem is that there may be some confusion over what one exactly is—especially when we mention duvets as well. So, in simple terms: a comforter is a quilted, thick blanket with some sort of warming fill. The general purpose is to… Read More

It may not be the top thing to do on anyone’s list, but cleaning your mattress is important. In fact, most of us probably don’t even think about it in our always-busy lives. Take note, however: cleaning your mattress removes dust, allergens, bacteria, and mold. The extra benefits of cleaning your bed include better sleep… Read More

There are several reasons that you might want to purchase an adjustable bed⁠—a bed that moves and bends to offer a range of different positions. From personal choice or for a medical purpose, adjustable beds primarily allow you to elevate the angle of your head and feet. Sleeping with your head elevated, for example, can… Read More

Owning a pet, whether it’s a dog, cat, or bird, can be a joyful experience. Having companionship and love throughout the day can be fantastic for pet owners, and it also has health benefits, like decreases in both blood pressure and loneliness. Not only that, but pet owners often have increased opportunities to socialize with… Read More

It’s incredible to think that Amazon was just about books at one point. Nowadays, it’s almost a challenge to find something the online behemoth doesn’t allow you to buy. It’s a brand known for its top customer service and fair prices—from TVs to groceries, and even mattresses, Amazon ostensibly has it all. As you might… Read More

Combination sleeping is what it sounds like: you switch sleep positions during the night frequently. The advantage of this is that it’s good for circulation, and helps to improve blood flow. If you find yourself falling asleep on your side, but wake up on your back, or even your stomach, then you’re a combination sleeper…. Read More

Sometimes buying a new mattress just isn’t an option. Ideally, we would all replace our beds frequently, but budgetary restraints are a real thing. That’s where mattress toppers come into the picture. A mattress topper can add both comfort and support to your bed at an affordable price. They can in some senses, revive your… Read More

Hip pain is a common complaint that can have a variety of causes. Typically, the pain is felt in the hips, pelvis, and lower back, and the location of this pain may help to pinpoint any underlying issues that may have caused it. The issue with hip pain is that the discomfort can gradually increase… Read More

The online mattress industry has seen rapid growth in the past few years. With the rise of online shopping in general, it was only a matter of time before consumers desired to purchase their mattresses on the web, too. Companies recognized this new demand and started offering excellent mattresses with a few simple clicks of… Read More

Getting enough sleep is essential for us all in an increasingly busy world. However, making sure children get enough sleep is particularly paramount. In fact, children aged between three and six years old need around 10-12 hours of sleep every night. The importance of a great mattress can’t be overstated, either. The right mattress can… Read More

Regardless of how adventurous couples might be, it’s fair to say that the vast majority of sex will take place on the mattress they sleep on at night. That’s why finding a mattress that’s not only great for sleep but also suitable for sex, is essential. A mattress that’s fit for sex is one that’s… Read More

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. People that have fibromyalgia may also experience extreme fatigue, difficulty sleeping, and increased sensitivity to pain. Women are affected twice as often as men. While the exact cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown, it’s believed that certain chemicals in the brain are at… Read More

Sleeping on your stomach is the least common sleep position—around 7% of people do so. To some extent, that’s understandable. Stomach sleeping isn’t great for the spine and neck as it’s difficult to remain in a neutral position. This is because most of your weight is in the middle of your body. Additionally, sleeping on… Read More

Only a small percentage of people prefer sleeping on their backs—about 10 percent—despite the tendency to lie flat on our backs while reading or watching TV. Like all sleeping positions, back sleeping has its pros and cons. The main benefit is that the spine, neck, and pelvis remain naturally aligned during our sleep. The potential… Read More

The innerspring mattress has been around for years and is still one of the most popular types of beds out there. There are several reasons for the enduring popularity, but overall, their affordability and ability to please different types of sleepers have been crucial to their success. Newer mattress designs, like modern hybrids, can offer… Read More

An over-the-range microwave is effectively a microwave that you install over your stove. Unlike more traditional countertop microwaves, over-the-range microwaves can help to free up your available counter space and often provide some extra features too. For example, over-the-range microwaves can have built-in exhaust fans and removable racks for bi-level cooking. The exhaust fans vent… Read More

Happy teenage boy with his Christmas gift

Are you buying gifts for a special 14-year-old boy this year? Well then, you’ll know it comes with certain difficulty! Boys at this age have a variety of interests, from those who are avid readers, to those that love sports or desire the latest and greatest video games. There’s no single gift that will please… Read More

Senior receiving a gift

Finding the perfect gift can be time-consuming and frustrating if you don’t make the right choice. The decision is even harder when it comes to the older adults in your life. It might be tempting to think that their long lives have allowed them to acquire everything they need. They might even openly state that… Read More

It’s completely fine to buy pre-ground coffee that you can use for your brews. In fact, some people are perfectly happy with cups of coffee that they can make quickly and without fuss in the morning. With that said, some people also like taking an extra step to achieve coffee perfection. They’ll do everything they… Read More