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Dyson Turns 21: three inventions that never made it

by Blogger on ‎06-16-2014 11:23 AM - last edited on ‎06-23-2014 09:59 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



James Dyson launched the world’s first cyclonic bagless vacuum cleaner 21 years ago after 5,127 prototypes. Dyson engineers thrive on invention, are driven by frustration and achieve remarkable outcomes through perseverance. That said, not everything works out! Dyson recently turned 21 and uncharacteristically, decided to unlock the vault to reveal three of their inventions that didn't make it. 



Review: ZOKU Duo Quick Pop Maker equals instant fun

by Blogger on ‎06-08-2014 11:03 PM - last edited on ‎06-09-2014 11:02 AM by Blog Editor in Chief


The summer is almost here and nothing goes with kids and summer better than popsicles. On a hot day even I won’t say no to a popsicle.  What I love about popsicles is that you and your kids can make them yourselves. When kids learn that they can make a dessert themselves with little or no help from you, their eyes grow so big as if they learned that Santa Clause is coming early this year. It’s a great bonding opportunity. Folks in New Jersey created the Zoku Duo Quick Pop Maker which freezes ice pops in as little as seven minutes right on your countertop without electricity. Do this sound exciting? It surely does to me, so without further ado, let’s see what this magical machine can conjure.


How to Prepare for a Major Appliance Delivery

by Blogger on ‎06-06-2014 12:00 AM - last edited on ‎10-03-2014 04:23 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Shopping for a major appliance can be a bit overwhelming as there are so many considerations to take into account. How do you remove and disconnect your old appliance? How do you setup and install your new appliance? How do you even know your new appliance is going to fit? Rather than breaking a sweat trying to figure it all out by yourself, let Future Shop do all the work for you! Our professional installers are always happy to give you a hand and make this process as stress-free as possible. To ensure you’re in the know of what our installation services entail and how to prepare for it, here’s a brief guide to show you the way.


Small Spaces: How to Make a Small Kitchen Feel Bigger

by Blogger on ‎06-03-2014 06:09 PM - last edited on ‎07-15-2014 09:05 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

tips on making a small kitchen feel large


Whether you use the kitchen frequently or not, there are some basic principles to utilize for a small kitchen. The space has to feel right for you but not feel so constraint. Here are five tips to make your small kitchen feel larger.


Small Spaces: Decorating Tips for a Small Living Room

by Blogger on ‎05-29-2014 08:27 PM - last edited on ‎06-02-2014 02:04 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

Decorating your small living room


How to live large in your small living room? It can happen but get out your measuring tape, because the project requires being meticulous to efficiently use the space you have.  It’s also very important to find items that are multi-functional. Here are five tips to help decorate your small living space.


Portable Appliances Save Space: Dishwashers, Wash Machines, & Air Conditioners

by Blogger on ‎05-21-2014 03:34 AM - last edited on ‎05-26-2014 11:08 AM by Blog Editor in Chief





A significant portion of our day to day lives is spent using household appliances of one kind or another, and many of these appliances are BIG! So what are those of us to do whose homes are microscopic (like many modern condos)? Or the lucky few with RVs or mobile homes to enjoy (certainly not me!)? For these folks, some of the most necessary home appliances are far too big and clunky to be convenient. Thankfully there are portable versions of these everyday appliances that can easily make our lives just a little less cluttered and a whole lot better. That's why in this Blog I examine three portable appliances that are great for those that live (or play) in smallish accommodations. So, if you'd like to see just how well these movable machines can work for you, click through and read all about it. 



Prepare yourself to be the perfect host for a great house party

by Blogger ‎05-09-2014 06:54 AM - edited ‎05-10-2014 04:21 AM

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Who doesn’t love a great house party? Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, catching up with friends and family, or just looking for a fun way to meet new people, you can always count on a house party to do the job. Attending a party is one thing, but hosting one of your own is a whole different story. When it comes to making your house party a success, a little preparation will go a long way. To point you in the right direction, here are some great entertainment ideas worth considering to help you pull off a solid house party:


Create Your Dream Kitchen with Bosch’s Stove or Cooktop

by Blogger on ‎04-17-2014 12:12 PM - last edited on ‎04-17-2014 04:08 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

Dream Kitchen with Bosch


Are you addicted to the show Canada’s Top Chef? Or want to be on Recipes to Riches? Many of you prefer to live vicariously through these contestants, but why not bring that fantasy to reality. All it takes is one update to your kitchen to create the ultimate culinary experience. You guessed it, the key is updating your stove or adding a cooktop, only so you can compete with the very best.  Or deliver the best meals for yourself as well as friends and family.  Whether you’ve been cooking for years or just starting, it’s important to be working on your craft with the best kitchen appliance.  There are three brilliant ways to cook on your stovetop, whether you choose gas, electric or induction. Let’s find out the perfect cooking performance for you.


Types of Juicers – which one would suit you best?

by Blogger on ‎04-11-2014 01:14 AM - last edited on ‎04-11-2014 05:26 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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As the saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We all know that fruits and vegetables play a pivotal role in helping us sustain a healthy lifestyle. For those of you who aren’t a big fan of eating fruits and vegetables whole, getting your daily dosage of fruits and vegetables can be a bit tedious. If this sounds like you, perhaps you should consider having a juicer!


In today’s market, there are so many types of juicers to choose from. From slow juicers to high-speed juicers to whole-food juicers—which one would suit you best? Here’s a little guide to point you in the right direction.


Brighten Up Your Kitchen This Spring with Colourful New Appliances and Housewares!

by Blogger on ‎04-08-2014 03:15 PM - last edited on ‎04-08-2014 05:09 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



With Springtime now upon us, a sense new beginnings and rejuvenation slowly takes hold. There's a feeling of 'out with the old, and in with the new' that emerges with Spring cleaning underway and the freshness and cleansing that comes with the season.  For this reason, in today's Blog I suggest several small kitchen appliances featuring bright and bold colours for the newly arrived Spring season.



What’s Cooking For Easter Dinner and Dessert?

by Blogger ‎04-07-2014 11:54 AM - edited ‎04-07-2014 03:19 PM

Easter Dinner Recipe Idea


Easter is coming, and this important spring holiday will be happening on April 20th this year. What will you be making for Easter dinner? From a sit down dinner to a buffet, organizing an egg hunt or making decorative desserts, there is a lot of planning that needs to put in for the Easter celebration.


It may seem as though this important holiday is far away but it's fast approaching, so let’s get busy planning your Easter dinner feast.  We have recipe suggestions that will help you decide on the Easter Menu. 


Banish Dirty Dishes with A New Bosch Dishwasher!

by Blogger on ‎04-04-2014 01:01 PM - last edited on ‎10-15-2014 09:19 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There are few things in this world that I find more unpleasant than washing dishes, and seeing a huge stack of dirty dishes is almost enough to make me forgo dishware entirely (in favour of paper plates and plastic utensils). Thankfully, in modern times we've been blessed with the automated dishwasher—possibly the greatest invention since dishes themselves! And no brand of dishwasher today is of a higher quality than the German engineered, multiple award winning, Bosch dishwasher, of which there are several excellent models available. And that's why in this blog I'm going to briefly examine 3 Bosch dishwasher models that are currently available on the Future Shop website. So, if you're as bothered by dirty dishes as I am, simply click through for some useful info on how to arm yourself for victory in the ongoing battle against dirty dishes!


Bosch Canada has the perfect fridge for you.

by Blogger on ‎03-29-2014 02:20 PM - last edited on ‎04-02-2014 02:57 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


Bosch has a long history in German engineering, having made everything from power drills to oxygen sensors and home appliances. Today let’s focus our gaze on their home appliance offerings to see what sets them apart from the others.


Revamp Your Kids' Bedroom with these Great Ideas!

by Blogger on ‎03-28-2014 09:34 AM - last edited on ‎04-04-2014 09:56 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Everybody knows that spring is the season full of transformations. Whether you’re spring-cleaning or moving into a new place, what better way to kick it off than by revamping your kids’ bedroom! Shopping for the right items to style your kids’ bedroom is a fun activity that involves the whole family. With so many funky to sophisticated options to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start so here’s a list of my top picks to help get your creative juices flowing:


10 Refreshing Spring Salad Recipes

by Blogger on ‎03-27-2014 02:28 PM - last edited on ‎04-04-2014 09:20 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

10 Refreshing Spring Salad Recipes

Spring is here! For some parts of Canada, the weather doesn’t feel like it’s warming up anytime soon. Hopefully, Mother Nature will grant a pleasant wish for warmer weather. Regardless, the season temperature will change and our diets will have to move away from the comfy foods to cleaner foods like salads as we prepare our bodies for the beach weather. You probably got started with your spring-cleaning by re-organizing and de-cluttering your home. Now, it’s time to spring clean your bodies by introducing cleansing ingredients to a refreshing salad. Here are the top 10 spring salads to enjoy for the season.


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