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Best Hot Beverage appliances as rated by customers

by Blogger on ‎12-18-2014 09:53 AM - last edited on ‎12-18-2014 04:41 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Once again it's time to see what youthe loyal and discerning Future Shop customermost highly recommends among an amazing group of related products. The product category in this case is a particular favourite with me: hot beverage makers! Included herein are coffee makers, tea kettles, espresso machines, and pretty much anything else that's capable of making our favourite hot beverages! So click on through and read the blog to see what your very own favourite hot beverage making products are and why you love them so much!

 
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Several Key Benefits of Using Steam Laundry

by Blogger on ‎12-13-2014 01:30 AM - last edited on ‎12-15-2014 08:34 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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If you've recently been thinking of switching up your regular laundry routine and opting for steam laundry cleaning instead, you've certainly come to the right blog! Inside I discuss several key benefits of adopting a steam laundry system. The knowledge herein is truely of the must have variety! 

 

Researching this article was a highly educational experience for me. I learned so many interesting (and useful) tidbits of information that I will now share with you... read on!

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Cricut Explore Review - a machine that brings your ideas to life

by Blogger on ‎12-07-2014 10:34 PM - last edited on ‎12-17-2014 09:45 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Ever since I was a little child I loved sewing, painting, cutting—creating with my hands. It brings me joy. First you imagine something and then you bring it to life.  Also you immerse yourself in these tasks and lose completely a sense of time and space; it’s only you and the thing you’re creating. That’s exactly why when I had the opportunity to test Cricut Explore I got super excited. Now, you may ask: What is it? Cricut Explore is an electronic cutting machine that can turn your idea into a finished project. All my Christmas projects done in a matter of minutes, without the use of an exacto knife?! Can this be true?

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5 Great Gift Ideas for Her

by Blogger on ‎11-28-2014 12:05 PM

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December is just around the corner and we all know what that means: it’s time for us to get our acts together and get a move on with holiday shopping! Earlier this week, Leo covered 5 Great Gift Ideas for Him, but what about for the special ladies in our lives? Whether it’s your wife, girlfriend, mom, sister, daughter, cousin, or dear friend—if you’re looking to spoil her for being extra good this year, you’ve come to the right place. Curated by yours truly, here are five great gift ideas for her worth considering:

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Range Wars: Induction vs. Gas Ranges!

by Blogger on ‎11-19-2014 02:29 AM - last edited on ‎11-19-2014 10:55 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Are you ready for some rock-em sock-em ranges? Think you know which type is best?? Truly the answer depends on several different factors that ultimately boil down to each end user's individual needs. In other words, each of these oven types certainly has its place. In today's blog I examine the many features and benefits of each type of range (gas vs. induction) and consider any potential drawbacks that either system may have. The bottom line: Whichever type of range wins with you personally and best suits your individual cooking requirements, you're the true winner here for doing your research and uncovering which type of range you need! So click on through and read my blog to begin the learning process! And just for the record, the winning range type is...

 
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Appliances 101: Top Appliance Facts that Everyone Should Know

by Blogger on ‎11-13-2014 01:14 PM - last edited on ‎11-13-2014 04:48 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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"Now what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but facts. Facts alone are wanted in life."

 

So goes the opening of Charles Dickens's 1854 serial novel, Hard Times, and when it comes to learning about and understanding our favourite household appliances, I couldn't agree more! Which is why today we're going to explore that very issuekey facts about household appliances! The facts presented herein have been culled from the recent 'Appliance 101' series of articles on the Future Shop Tech Blog. These articles cover such appliances as refrigerators, ovens, microwaves, and dishwashers. So if you've been thinking of buying any of these appliances in the not too distant future, click on through and read up on several key facts that will help you to better understand them! 

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Top 5 Refrigerators as Rated by Future Shop Customers!

by Blogger on ‎11-07-2014 11:58 AM - last edited on ‎11-10-2014 08:34 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Consulting customer ratings and reviews is a great way to learn more about a product that you may be considering buying. This truth is further strengthened by the fact that most people writing such reviews are honestly and objectively doing so based on their own individual experience with the product. This is good enough reason, then, to examine some of the top rated products available at Future Shop as reviewed directly by customers. In this installment, the product is refrigerators. Read on for the products, ratings, and select customer comments.

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Recipes to Enjoy this Fall

by Blogger on ‎11-07-2014 10:22 AM - last edited on ‎11-07-2014 12:03 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Let’s embrace the cold weather and cuddle up with warm fall recipes to enjoy this season. More importantly, it’s the best time to enjoy the autumn harvest in your soups, stews, and desserts, such as apples, cranberries, sweet potatoes, and squash. Yummy! Here are the best fall recipes to devour this chilly season. 

 

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Since winning Top Chef, I've had a lot of people ask me to share my kitchen knowledge. I've noticed a few topics that seem to come up over and over again: reducing food waste, meal timing and keeping the kitchen clean. So, I've compiled some of my top tips for tackling these three kitchen predicaments.

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Myself--I'm no cook! At least not an overly great one. But I do love to eat! And there's no bigger time of year for eating than the Holiday Season. I look forward to this time of year all year long, and I'm betting that most of you do too. When it comes to creating a Holiday feast that's fit for a King, everything in the following list is sure to help you succeed. Read on for full details...

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Ultimate Designer Holiday Gift Guide

by Blogger ‎10-30-2014 03:48 PM - edited ‎10-30-2014 03:54 PM

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I have had a lot of fun over the past few weeks talking about kitchen design, appliances and entertaining. Today I thought I'd put together twenty of my favourite products for the ultimate designer holiday gift guide.

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Win a new washer and dryer in the “Clean up with LG” contest

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎10-24-2014 07:55 AM - edited ‎11-14-2014 08:14 AM

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Do you appreciate your appliances? Really appreciate them?  I load and unload the washer and dryer, usually without complaints, but still rarely thinking about what I’d do without them. But with the holidays approaching we should think about that.  Your appliances will be working overtime helping you clean up for entertaining, and having guest in your home.  New appliances, like those offered by LG, can provide a little extra joy this holiday season, especially when it is time to clean up! Here is a great way to get a new LG washer and dryer—enter to win them! Read on for more details.

 

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Breville bringing the Boss of all blenders to Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎10-16-2014 01:28 PM - last edited on ‎10-16-2014 02:10 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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With the shockingly amount of addictives, chemicals and fillers added to much of the food we eat today, I prefer making not only my own beverages at home, but meals too. I’ve always been a believer in the power of blenders, especially when I observe my local juice shops using those fancy, powerful, commercial-grade blenders. Well, now that powerful experience can be brought home thanks to the new Breville Boss super blender.

 

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Ultimate holiday recipes from Top Chef Canada Season 4 winner René Rodriguez

by Blogger on ‎10-09-2014 03:44 PM - last edited on ‎10-17-2014 03:13 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Life has been a whirlwind after my win on Food Network’s Top Chef Canada  and things are hopping at my restaurant, Navarra.  Nevertheless, I was excited when Future Shop and LG asked me to team up with them for this series on holiday entertaining.  This is the first of five articles I’ll be contributing. I hope you enjoy!

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Savings you can achieve with a new appliance

by Blogger on ‎10-05-2014 01:23 AM - last edited on ‎10-07-2014 03:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When it comes to buying a major appliance, most of us only consider the upfront cost and the specific  features of the appliance we are considering purchasing.  However, there’s another cost that’s often overlooked and is just as important—the cost of operating the appliance over its lifetime. We all know that major appliances make up a hefty chunk of our utility bill, but you’ll probably be surprised to learn how much money an energy-efficient appliance can save you in the long run. If you want to start reaping the savings, start by familiarizing yourself with ENERGY STAR qualified products. I’ll explain what ENERGY STAR is, then explain how much you might save by upgrading some of the major appliances in your home.

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