The Best Door Reinforcement Kit and Door Jamb Security

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In the United States, a home burglary occurs every 15 seconds. According to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program, 95% of these involve forced entry. Another way to look at this? Ninety-five percent of home burglaries could be prevented if homeowners took the time to reinforce vulnerable entry points. Regardless of where you live or … Read more

Roborock S4 Max Robotic Vacuum Review

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Roborock S4 Max Product Overview Roborock’s robotic cleaners have traditionally utilized a mopping feature in addition to vacuuming functionality. The Roborock S4 was the first in the company’s lineup to focus exclusively on vacuuming. The second iteration of the original product, the Roborock S4 Max, improves the original cleaning power while maintaining all the same … Read more

EdenPure OxiLeaf II Thunderstorm Air Purifier Review

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EdenPure OxiLeaf II Thunderstorm Overview The EdenPure OxiLeaf II air purifier is unique in both its size and how it functions. This tiny purifier can fit in your hand and is only slightly larger than the outlet cover it plugs into. This is an enormous difference from the massive build of more traditional air purifiers. … Read more

Alen BreatheSmart 75i Air Purifier Review

Alen BreatheSmart 75i Air Purifier Review

Alen BreatheSmart 75i Overview The Alen BreatheSmart 75i is a user-friendly, powerful purifier for personal or office use in rooms up to 1,300 square feet. The standard product comes with an H13 True HEPA filter to remove 99.99% of allergens from the air. This is a huge improvement compared to older models that can only … Read more

Okaysou AirMax 10L Pro Smart Air Purifier Review

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Okaysou AirMax 10L Overview We have always been impressed with the performance of Okaysou’s entire line of air purifiers. But the AirMax 10L goes beyond our expectations. This is a hard-working machine that looks and sounds like anything but. The AirMax 10L is the most powerful purifier Okaysou sells. A large, 10-liter intake vent compartment, … Read more

Dreame D9 Robotic Vacuum and Mop Review

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Cleaning Power Boasting 3,000Pa of sucking power and mopping functionality, the Dreame D9 has some serious cleaning power. Let’s take a deeper dive into this robotic vacuum cleaner. Vacuum Functionality When it comes to robot vacuums, 3,000Pa of suction power is a lot. When you compare it to the flagship offerings of Roborock and iRobot … Read more

Roborock Announce S7 Robotic Vacuum With Sonic Mopping

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Roborock have today announced at CES 2021 the upcoming release of their latest robot Vacuum – The S7. This looks to be a very promising addition to an already awesome range of robotic vacuums, with the key new feature being the advanced sonic mopping functionality. “Our goal with every Roborock product is convenience,” said Richard … Read more

The 10 Best Propane Heater Models – Our Top Reviews

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Need a way to heat up your shop or outdoor workspace? Or maybe you’re looking for an affordable and safe way to stay warm while camping or even while working in your drafty office. Propane heaters are an excellent alternative to electric heaters when portability is a priority. They are especially nice to have on … Read more

The Best Infrared Heater – Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

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Although infrared heating is becoming more popular these days, it is nothing new – it has been around for a long time. Recent improvements in this technology are increasing efficiency outputs 90 – 100%. No wonder more people are using them to heat their homes. The heat it emits provides the same feeling of warmth … Read more

The 6 Best Electric Wall Heaters – Reviews and Buying Guide

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Drafty kitchen? Miserably cold bedroom? In most homes, the central heating system fails to keep all rooms at a comfortable temperature. Using a single-room heater can be a great alternative and much more cost-effective than cranking up the thermostat. According to, though, space heaters cause over 25,000 residential fires each year. That’s where electric wall … Read more

The Most Realistic Electric Fireplace – The Top 10 Models

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Electric fireplaces are great, but some have more realistic visual and audio effects than others. To help you make an informed buying decision, we’ve compiled the most realistic electric fireplace that you can get in the market today. A handy buyer’s guide is available too! From the ultra-realistic and high-tech Magikflame to the thermostat-adjustable Duraflame … Read more

Abbio Cookware Review


I was recently contacted by Abbio to try out their pots and pans. I must say I was a little skeptical at first. After all, I often find when reviewing cookware, the best cookware is often the most expensive. But, I decided to give it a try and I am happy to report that Abbio … Read more

12 Laundry Detergent Alternatives

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What brand of laundry detergent do you use? Most folks have a brand they prefer, either for its effectiveness or its scent. Nowadays, there are plenty of laundry detergent options to choose from at the store, with big names like Tide, Bounce, Gain, Cheer, and more remaining popular picks. But what if none of those … Read more

How Does a Dehumidifier Work

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Regardless of the season, a damp basement or crawl space can really degrade the livability of your home. Luckily, there’s an appliance that has been designed to effectively and efficiently resolve this problem – the dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are a purpose-built home appliance that are able to eliminate ambient moisture within a space, thus preventing undesirable … Read more

The Best Dehumidifiers for Basements

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A moisture-filled basement is no way to live – it’s as simple as that. But depending on home’s structure and your geographic region, relieving your home of trapped humidity may be easier said than done. Some folks believe that a standard air conditioning unit or a built-in HVAC system can alleviate these problems on their … Read more

California Design Den Sheets Review

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California Design Den began in India over a decade ago and currently design their sheets and run the company from California. They recently contacted me asking to review their sheets and write about it on Essential Home and Garden. So they sent us a sample of their 400 thread count sheets to write an honest … Read more

Dibea V008 Pro Cordless Vacuum Review

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The V008 Pro is the latest offering from Dibea to enter into the crowded cordless vacuum market. Featuring a new design floor tool and a powerful motor, is this model worth your money? Or should you keep saving and buy one of the more expensive brands available. We have thoroughly tested this cordless vac and … Read more