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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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Microwaves 101: the Wonderful World of Microwaves and how to Choose Yours!

by Blogger on ‎09-24-2014 02:24 AM - last edited on ‎09-24-2014 11:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I was surprised to learn that it's been almost 60 years since the first microwave ovens were produced. Back in the '80s in small town Nova Scotia, it was kind of a big deal to acquire a microwave, and a good many people weren't lucky enough to have one at all. For those that did, however, the device was generally big, heavy, and entirely lacking in special features. Today's microwaves are far more advanced than those clunky machines of the '80s, and a lot more difficult to pick out too. So today I'm posting a microwave oven buyer's guide of sorts with a number of useful tips for buying your next microwave.

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Refrigerators 101: How to Buy Your Next Fridge

by Blogger on ‎09-22-2014 07:46 AM - last edited on ‎10-03-2014 04:00 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The refrigerator is the heart of your kitchen. And while it’s a big initial investment, the good news is that this sturdy appliance lasts for at least ten to twenty years! In addition, there are a nice variety of refrigerators to choose from based on size, budget, capacity, and energy efficiency. Whether you’re looking to replace your fridge or get one for a new home, these tips will help you purchase the best model for your needs.

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Bed and Bath Essentials for Back to School

by Blogger on ‎09-18-2014 11:33 AM - last edited on ‎09-19-2014 11:00 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The start of a new school year is an exciting time, but it's even more exciting when it’s your first time moving away from home and living on your own. Now that you don’t live with your parents, you can’t always count on them to hold your hand and guide you through every new challenge that awaits you. It's already been a couple weeks into the semester. How do you think you’re holding up? For starters, let’s see if you’ve at least got the basics covered when it comes to your back to school bed and bath essentials.

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