Caraway Cookware Review – We Gave It a Hands On Test

Carawary cookware set on a table

Caraway Cookware Overview Like Made-In, Misen, Abbio, and a handful of other cookware startups that have shaken up the industry in recent years, Caraway started as a direct-to-consumer company. Their pans were so immediately well received that they are now available through select secondary retailers, including Crate & Barrel and West Elm. In addition to … Read more

Yeedi Vac 2 Pro Robotic Vacuum Review – A Hands On Test

Yeedi Vac 2 Pro, Yeedi Self Emptying Station and other inclusions on the floor

Yeedi Vac 2 Pro Overview The Yeedi Vac 2 Pro is the latest robotic vacuum from Yeedi, a company that got its start in 2020. Despite only having been in operation for a couple of years, Yeedi has already made a name for itself in the automated home helpers market. The original Yeedi Vac blew … Read more

Trifo Ollie Pet Edition Robotic Vacuum Review – A Hands On Test

Trifo Ollie Pet Edition robotic vacuum and its packaging and inclusions on the floor

Trifo Ollie Pet Edition Overview The Ollie Pet Edition Robot Vacuum is the second Trifo Product I’ve tested. The Lucy Robot Vacuum, which still lives upstairs in my house and cleans the floors daily, impressed me with its specialty pet hair extractor brush and effective obstacle avoidance features. The Ollie robot has many of the … Read more

Elecrow GrowCube Automatic Plant Watering System Review – Hands On Test

elecrow growcube with 2 plants in pots

GrowCube Overview When you first see the GrowCube, you would think it’s a small PC or an external hard drive case. Its white plastic case looks very modern and would likely fit in with almost any decor. In terms of performance, the GrowCube doesn’t disappoint. It can monitor moisture levels and automatically water four plants … Read more

The 6 Best Battery Powered Air Conditioner Units

zero breeze mark 2 battery powered air conditioner

The sweltering summer months can make doing just about anything absolutely miserable. And whether you’re sleeping in a camper or sitting in your sunroom, you can quickly become uncomfortably hot. These situations are where the battery powered air conditioner comes in handy. But is there such a thing as a battery powered air conditioner? Luckily … Read more

The Best Air Purifier for Smoke – 2022’s Top 7 Models

an air purifier in the living room

We all know about the harmful effects cigarette smoke can have on the body. But do you know that breathing in smoke can be just as harmful? Whether you’re dealing with smoky air from wildfires, a recent home fire, a woodburning stove, or cigarette smoke, the faster you purify your air, the better. And the … Read more

X-Sense XS01-WT Wi-Fi Smoke Detector Review

X-Sense XS01-WT Wi-Fi Smoke Detector and its accessories on the table

X-Sense XS01-WT Wi-Fi Smoke Detector Overview The XS01-WT Wi-Fi smoke detector is one of five smoke-only detectors available from X-Sense and one of two that are Wi-Fi connectable. The XS01-WR is the original model of the XS01 line. It has all the same features as the XS01-WT minus Wi-Fi connectivity. It is also interconnectable with … Read more

Yeedi Vac Robot Vacuum Review – Hands On Test

Yeedi Vac device, box, and accessories on the floor

Yeedi Vac Robot Vacuum Overview The Yeedi Vac is the stripped-down version of the Yeedi Vac Max, but it has the same vacuuming specs and works with the same smartphone app. Both models are also Yeedi Vac Station compatible for hands-free, automatic emptying of the robot’s dustbin for up to 30 days.  The difference is … Read more

AirOasis iAdaptAir Air Purifier Review – A Hands On Test

airoasis iadaptair air purifier review

AirOasis iAdaptAir Air Purifier Overview AirOasis has been providing exceptional air purifiers to large commercial facilities including hospitals, schools, and government buildings for 15 years. In the home purifying realm, they offer two effective air-purifying solutions. The IconicAir UV purifier is made specifically to target pathogens in the home, including viruses, bacteria, and mold. The … Read more

Roborock Dyad Wet and Dry Vacuum Review – A Hands On Test

Aaron Green testing the Roborock Dyad

Roborock Dyad Wet/Dry Vacuum Product Overview Roborock products are a regular on Essential Home and Garden, and it’s with good reason. Their products are always innovative, well built, and designed to make life easier. And, I’m very happy to report that the Dyad does not break this tradition. Roborock is no stranger to cleaning appliances. … Read more

hOmeLabs 14000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Review – A Hands-on Test

hOmeLabs 14,000 BTU portable air conditioner and its inclusions

hOmeLabs 14000 BTU Portable AC Product Overview We’ve reviewed many hOmeLabs products, from their highly impressive dehumidifiers to their HEPA filter personal air purifier. Like these other appliances, their portable AC comes with many features that make it highly usable in different situations. hOmeLabs has a huge line of air conditioner products, including window units … Read more

Trifo Lucy Pet Robotic Vacuum Review – A Hands-On Test

Trifo Lucy Pet Robotic Vacuum and its inclusions on a table

Trifo Lucy Pet Robotic Vacuum Overview The Lucy Pet Robotic Vacuum is the fourth robo vac from Trifo, a Silicon Valley-based company specializing in AI-enabled automated household helpers. What has always set each of the Trifo robots apart from a quickly saturating robo-vac market are the unexpected extra features. The Ollie Pet Robot, for instance, … Read more

The Best Quiet Dehumidifier Picks – Below 52 dB [2022]

a person pressing the button of a dehumidifier

Those that live in humid climates know the importance of a great dehumidifier. Typically, running a dehumidifier all day long is necessary to keep your home comfortable. And, since you ideally spend eight hours a day sleeping, dehumidifying while you sleep is even more critical.  While dehumidifiers remove excess moisture (humidity) from the air and … Read more

The 7 Best Dehumidifiers for Your Bedroom For 2022

a dehumidifier in the bedroom

For certain climates, dehumidifiers are a must-have, especially in your bedroom. And not just because you spend a third of the day sleeping, but because high humidity levels lead to poor sleep quality.  Bedroom dehumidifiers remove excess humidity (moisture) from the air, reducing the impacts of allergens, asthma flare-ups, and mold/mildew growth. Plus, they’re easy … Read more

Okaysou Aqua Q6 Humidifier Review – A Hands On Test

Okaysou Aqua Q6 humidifier and its packaging, manual, remote, and filter on a table

Okaysou Aqua Q6 Humidifier Overview We’ve reviewed many Okaysou products through the years. Their Cayman 608 Air Purifier remains one of my favorite personal purifiers of all time. And their AirMax 10L Pro is one of the better large-room purifiers out there. In addition to purifiers and humidifiers, this company also has a new air … Read more

hOmeLabs 50 Pint Dehumidifier With Pump Review

hOmelabs 50 pint dehumidifier with pump

hOmeLabs 50 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump Overview We’ve had the chance to review many hOmeLab products in the past, including the Purely Awesome Air Purifier, 35-pint dehumidifier, and 50-pint dehumidifier without pump. The 50-pint dehumidifier with pump has the same features as the standard 50-pint version. Both utilize a 1.6-gallon water reservoir, are rated for … Read more

hOmeLabs 35 Pint Dehumidifier Review

hOmelabs 35 Pint

hOmeLabs 35 Pint Dehumidifier Overview hOmeLabs has a huge product line, including home products like small kitchen appliances, purifiers, and humidifiers.  Their dehumidifier line includes various options. Along with the 35-pint model, they also carry 22-pint, 50-pint, and 50-pint with water pump.  Each utilizes the same outer shell and 1.6-gallon water reservoir. The difference between … Read more

The Best Pans for Induction Cooktop Cooking – Our Top 9 Picks

a person using the best pans for induction cooktop cooking

You just invested in a high-tech induction cooktop, and you’re ready to find out how these modern marvels help make cooking easier. But that excitement quickly comes to a halt when you realize your pots and pans aren’t induction cooktop compatible — induction cookers use magnetic fields instead of flames or centralized metal coils to … Read more

Okaysou Cayman 608 Air Purifier Review – A Hands On Test

complete inclusions of the Okaysaou Cayman 608 Air Purifier

Okaysou Cayman 608 Air Purifier Overview The Cayman 608 Air Purifier is one of seven air purifiers sold by Okaysou and their best option for large space personal use. At the heart of this purifier is the H13 True HEPA filter that filters out allergens like mold and dander and smaller particles like smoke and … Read more