1/27/15

MeasuPro Programmable Cooking Thermometer Review

Details:  The MeasuPro DCT350 Digital Cooking Thermometer offers a great way to take the internal temperature of meats.  They offer a list of programmed meats temperatures based on USDA recommendations.  You can measure in Celsius and Fahrenheit modes.  Has a 36 inch oven safe probe.  Reasings are fast and accurate.  This is programmable according to preference or select from the pre-programmed meat options.  Includes 4 options of meat doneness.  Has a magnetic back and LCD display.  When food has reached temperature the thermometer will beep.  Uses 1 AAA battery included.  Great for professional, commerical and personal use.


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My Review:  I have the old school meat thermometer which has served me well over the last 25 plus years.  But this new innovative meat thermometer has just replaced my old one.  This digital programmable thermometer is awesome.  I selected a meat from the pre-programmed list, then selected my level of doneness, (rare, medium rare, medium and well done) and let the thermometer alert me to when my meat was done.

My first test review on this was with link sausage.  It is my husband's favorite breakfast meat, and I always over cook them.  So, I figured this would be a good test.  Now many of you probably think how can you over cook sausage.  Well, my philosophy is better cooked too long than not long enough especially with pork.  My husband is so tired of crispy black link sausages.

As the links were first starting to cook, I selected all of the measures I wanted for this.  It didn't take long.  Then I stuck the probe into several of the link sausages.  Before long, and a lot sooner than I ever expected the beeper was going off on the Measupro Thermometer alerting me that my sausages were cooked to the settings I selected.  Wow!  No wonder my husband commented that I cooked them to death, I really did.  I would have cooked those links many more minutes otherwise.  Needless to say, it was the first time ever my husband felt like the sausages were cooked "Just Right."  Yeah!



With each item I tested this thermometer with I have had such great results that I will definitely put my old school thermometer to rest.  This is by far the best meat thermometer I have ever tried.  (I have tried others over the years just so you know.)

This has a large LCD display making it real easy to ready the temperatures.  It lets you select from a variety of meats, wellness/doneness, it has a pre alert-alert-and overcook alarms, it has a way to store your settings, it also offers an alarm.  It can be stored on metal surfaces such as a fridge with the magnet on back.  The stainless steel probe comes with a 36" braided cord. This allows you to stick the stainless steel probe into the meat, and the cord can have the oven door shut tight with the rest of the thermometer left on the counter for easy reading.  No longer do you need to open the the oven door and stick in that old school thermometer.

This is the perfect gift idea for anyone who wants to rest assured that their meat has cooked long enough without over cooking.  Be sure to buy yours today.


Pros:  Really like the 4 doneness settings and the preprogrammed settings.  The long cord is great too so I don't have to keep opening the oven door to check the meat.  Has large LCD display.  Like the alarm that goes off alerting to the pre alert-alert-and overcook alarms.

Cons:  Nothing.

My Rating:  A Big Thumbs UP!!!


Disclaimer:  I received this gift from the manufacturer for posting this review.  I was not required nor compelled to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR, Part 255.

1/22/15

Julienne Veggie Peeler by Keri's Kitchen & GiveAway


Details:  Julienne Vegetable Peeler by Keri's Kitchen is Stainless Steel which is ultra sharp and comes with a Lifetime replacement guarantee.  It is a versatile and multifunctional tool, a must have for the kitchen.  It has the sharpest blades on the market.  Has dual blades, one for peeling vegetables, and the other for creating beautiful julienned vegetables with ease.  If you decide you do not like this for any reason, just return it and Keri's Kitchen will refund every penny, or replace it if there is a problem.

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My Review:  It's hard to find a great vegetable peeler that lasts more than just a few times these days.  I know.  I've been looking, buying, and throwing away.  Well, no longer!  The Julienne Vegetable Peeler by Keri's Kitchen is the sharpest one I have ever tried.  So sharp in fact, that I lost a portion of my fingernail.  Do be careful.  I've never peeled potatoes or carrots faster than with this kitchen tool.  And it never felt like it was going to break on me, like others I have tried.

Not only does this peel veggies super quick, but it comes with dual blades, which allows for fancy julienned veggies.  Just peel your veggies using one set of blades and they come out so fancy making each meal more fun, more beautiful, more exciting.  I love the little ridges it left on the potatoes.  The ridges stayed intact through cooking which I thought was cool.


 Then have fun with the other set of blades which allows for the julienne cuts.  Now I need to learn how to do all those fun fancy julienne cuts so my plate will look more inviting to eat.  You can turn your ordinary fruits and veggies into something spectacular which will make even your pickiest eater want to eat. (Presentation, Presentation, Presentation.  Believe me, I know from first hand experience.)


This little snazzy kitchen tool comes with a Lifetime replacement guarantee.  So no more throwing away, I've got this one for life.  And if for any reason you don't like it, they'll refund every cent.

GiveAway & Discount:  Keri's Kitchen is offering a readers a discount code so you can get 55% off the purchase price for the next few days. Be sure to use the code "HALFMINE" and order here.  In addition, they are offering an awesome GiveAway.  Five (5) people have an opportunity to receive this product for free through the giveaway.  Be sure to sign up quickly, as this contest will only last 30 days.  Winner will be announced February 13, 2015.

Pros: I love this kitchen tool.  It is very sharp and makes peeling veggies very quick and easy.  Love how I don't need another tool, just need to flip the handle around to have the option to make my veggies look awesome.

Cons:  None.

My Rating: A Big Thumbs UP!!! 




Disclaimer:  I received this gift from the manufacturer for posting this review.  I was not required nor compelled to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR, Part 255.

1/16/15

iPhone Tempered Glass Screen Protector


Details:  iArrow offers a tempered glass screen protector for the new iPhone 6.  This is designed to protect more of your iPhone's screen than other products on the market today. The corners are rounded to provide a comfortable grip and to help deflect shock from bumps and drops.  It's practically invisible.  Easy application with installation kit.  Comes with an amazing Double Guarantee.  If you don't like it for any reason let iArrow know within 90 days.  They'll refund your money and send you a new screen protector.

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My Review:  Even though newer phones today have tougher screens than before, it is still a great idea to protect that screen.  iArrow offers this tempered glass screen protector which is very thin and so clear you almost don't know it is on your phone.  With the rounded corners you can rest assured your phone is receiving maximum screen protection.

One thing I noticed with this particular screen protector is that it appears to be plastic.  There are many kinds of tempered glass screens, but this is a Crystal-clear Ballistic Glass Screen.  Designed to feel and look like your original iPhone screen.  It is anti-scratch, as well as smudge and finger print resistant.  It is water and oil resistant, offers high definition.  It is made with real glass. (Wish this was on my old phone when I had coral colored paint spill on my white carpet and I ruined my phone screen trying to find ways to get that paint up.  BTW I was successful, but my phone screen suffered greatly.)


Customer service works hard to help with any issues.  My first one came in a package that was ripped open, just the right size to pull out the case this screen protector is in.  I contacted the company, and they sent out another one right away.

If you are looking for a product to protect your screen, especially if you are on a lease plan with any of the cell phone providers and need to keep that screen looking new for 2 years, then order your iArrow Tempered Glass Screen Protector today.

Pros:  Smudge and fingerprint free.  Anti-scratch.  Water and Oil resistant.  Tempered Glass. Clear Screen.

Cons:  Looks more like plastic than what I have seen with other tempered glass phone screen protectors.  May not be the greatest if you are an avid beach goer.  Sand is a bit tough on this particular type of tempered glass.

My Rating:  Thumbs Up!
Disclaimer: I received this gift from the manufacturer for posting this review.  I was not required nor compelled to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR, Part 255.

1/15/15

Spirulina Extra Strength Capsules

Details:  BRI Nutrition offers an extra strength formula of Spirulina.  Spirulina is a natural algae that is incredibly high in protein and nutrients and minerals.  When harvested correctly from non-contaminated ponds and bodies of water, it is one of the most potent nutrient sources available.  High in natural iron and essential amino acids, and B-12 that is a complete and absorbable form.

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Spirulina helps with the following:
  • Modulates the Immune Response
  • Assists in Keeping Eyes Healthy
  • Reduces Inflammation and Eases PMS Symptoms
  • Helps Improve the Digestive System
  • Helps the Body Detox Naturally
  • Improves Brain Function
  • As An Allergy Treatment
  • Prevents Liver Disorders

My Review:  I have known about the wonderful benefits of taking Spirulina for many many years.  Unfortunately, it is one of those nutritional supplements that comes and goes and when it goes, it is really hard to find.  I've always benefited greatly when I take it.  I feel like my system functions better, I am more alert and have more energy.  My PMS Symptoms would greatly subside, and I felt healthier.  My husband and kids knew when I was taking this supplement because mommy was happier.

I like taking this product in capsule form rather than in powdered form.  It's just easier and even though I have a really good quality powder, I still prefer capsules.  Bri Nutrition recommends taking 4 capsules daily.  They're regular size, and effects can be noticed very quickly...like within a few hours.  I just feel better knowing my body is getting the minerals it so needs right now.  I really do have more energy, and I am happier.  My digestive system still needs more benefit, however, I feel confident that after next week, when I've been taking this for 2 weeks, I'll feel that difference.  That's based off of my past experiences.


I used to give this to my son that has multiple allergies.  It did help him, although not 100%.  I feel that while I'm taking Spirulina on a regular basis, I am healthier.

Bri Nutrition sells such a wonderful product that they often sell out.  So if that happens, be sure to check back often.  When they get it back in stock, be sure to order several.

Pros:  Non offensive smell and leaves no distaste in mouth.  Works quickly to provide more energy and improve mood/help with PMS.  Great for a natural approach for protein, amino acids and minerals.

Cons:  None.

My Rating:  A Big Thumbs UP!!!


Disclaimer: I received this gift from the manufacturer for posting this review.  I was not required nor compelled to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR, Part 255.