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Ankarsrum Mixer, the Saab and Volvo of Mixers!

Ankarsrum Mixer For the longest time, I thought a mixer meant: Kitchenaid. And to be clear, I love my Kitchenaid mixer. But increasingly, there’s a new mixer in town. It’s not new to Swedish bakers since it comes from Sweden but it is somewhat new to us. The mixer is called the Ankarsrum mixer, built […]

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Api-Flex Beeswax Food Wrap

Api-Flex Beeswax Food Wrap

You have to love a product that makes use of natural substances (beeswax on organic hemp and cotton fabric), is recyclable and economic. Api-Flexi is a Quebec based company that excels at its one product : natural food wrap. Api-Flex is  a flexible, reusable, food-grade natural food wrap that comes in a variety of sizes […]

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Best Bets in Cookware 2019

2019 Best Cookware Bets Nothing beats quality cookware, especially when it comes to stockpots and skillets or quality non-stick. Here’s a batch of newly tested cookware especially recommended by the Test Kitchen   Chantal’s Iconic Enamel on Steel 6 Quart Stockpot is a work of art! If you want a hard-wearing but charming, wholly […]

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Breville Smart Oven Pro is a Rockstar!

      The Breville Smart Oven Pro feels and operates  like a high end toaster but in reality, due to its size and oven temperature accuracy, can double as an extra (full sized) oven, which is especially handy during holiday times when you have a slew of side dishes that need the proverbial 350 […]

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Hamilton Beach Flex and Brew Coffee Maker Offers a lot of Perks!

Hamilton Beach Flex and Brew Coffee Maker Offers a lot of Perks!

FlexBrew® 2-Way Coffee Maker, White MODEL: 49947   Hamilton Beach Flex Brew 2-Way Coffee Maker Hamilton Beach is one of my favorite company for small electrics. They are affordable, stylist and multi featured. My Hamilton Beach Bread Machine is the heartbeat of my kitchen. Most recently I tested out their Flex Brew Coffee Maker which is […]

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Hamilton Beach Variable Temperature Kettle

Hamilton Beach Variable Temperature Kettle – What’s Your Cuppa Tea? I’m a tea addict which makes me a tea kettle expert. Trust me – I’ve tested scores of kettles, both stove top and electric, over the years. I tend to be partial to electric because nothing beats the auto-shut off  feature they all have. But […]

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Kitchenaid Test Review


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L’Occitane en Provence Product Review

L’Occitane Review A few months ago, I began exploring ‘better’ beauty products with a nod to healthier brands – brands that care about wellness in beauty products, or are environmentally conscious, use ‘good’ or green ingredients and are high performance, i.e. when you use them you see results! I found a few companies I think […]

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Nest Bedding’s Easy Breather Pillow (and a discount!)

Nest Pillow Ever from Nest Bedding And 8 % discount for folks – Nest Bedding Pillow Promises a Sweet Sleep (Discount code for readers is: Betterbaking8 and use either of these links: Be aware I try every product I recommend and generally I seek out great products versus promoting (still worthy) […]

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Redmond 4-slice Commercial Look Toaster

Redmond 4 Slice Toaster I have a toaster fetish which makes sense because I’m a big bread baker. I like stainless and commercially looking toasters for one thing. But with the Redmond Toaster, not only do you get that commercial look, that’s also a bit retro looking, you get 4 slots and LTD read out. […]

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