Category Archives: Household Reviews

Magnetic Screen Door Review

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Today I received a Magnetic Screen Door sold by iGotTech to review.  I live in the land of mosquitos born diseases, like West Nile virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and St. Louis Encephalitis.  We’ve also have gotten word on the news that there have been a few cases of Dengue Fever in the immediate counties near us.  Nooooo!!!!

So needless to say, we are cautious right now since there have been cases on the news in the immediate area.  We wear repellant when we go in the back or front yard.

We have holes in the back porch screen, so we decided to set this up out there to help double up on keeping the mosquitoes out.  Since putting this up, we have noticed less that have found a way in. Sometimes we think they came in on our dog or clothes.  The no-see-ums have not been stopped though.  We still have to keep a citronella candle on to make sure those suckers stay away.  They are so small though.

All in all, this Magnetic door is made extremely well and durable.  The screen is the hard kind and feels tough.  The edges are actually sewed in and that makes a big difference.  The whole thing is reinforced with velcro so that it stays put.  It’s not just put up at the top with velcro, it goes around the whole door frame which keeps the bugs OUT.

Here’s a tutorial video on youtube on how to install the Magnetic Screen Door.

From their Amazon page:

“MEASURE TWICE, ORDER ONCE!”
Fits doors up to 34″ x 82″

1) MAGNETIC SCREEN DOOR NIRVANA.
If you’ve tried other flimsy magnetic screen doors before, you’ll notice the difference right away. #1 Best Screen has toughest, heavy mesh construction. Mosquitos and biting bugs stand no chance.

2) PUTTING THE MAGNETIC MAGIC BACK INTO MAGIC MESH SCREEN DOORS.
#1 Best Screen has the full 83″ height stacked with 26 powerful magnets – BURIED in the reinforced adjoining edges, so they’ll never break or fall off. NO GAPS along the entire vertical closure = No bugs.

3) THE “VELCRO MILE”.
The ENTIRE FRAME of iGotTech’s #1 Best Screen is lined with reinforced velcro. NO OTHER screen door offers this. With super-duty velcro around EVERY inch along the top and both sides, and additional support nails included, there’s NO chance of this screen falling down, and NO chance of bugs.

4) KILLER VIDEO TUTORIAL.
iGotTech’s Creative Department fails us not. Use this Video to ensure you get your #1 Best Screen quickly installed right the first time, to maximize bug-free bliss.

5) OUR FAMOUS “BUGS-NOT-INVITED” CONSTRUCTION GUARANTEE.
If our #1 Best Screen construction quality, or anything about our product is not up to par: WE WANT TO KNOW. Our Top Priority is your satisfaction, and stand behind our products 100%. That means if you don’t like it, you can return it for a FULL refund, no questions asked. Simple as that! You literally RISK NOTHING trying this Premium Product Today.

Check their other products out at http://www.iGotTech.com 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson. Some links on this page are affiliate links to the product in review.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  

Super Glove Grill / Oven Mitt Review

Today I received a pair of “The Super Glove” by Kuisiware.

They’re one size fits all and my hand had more than enough room inside.  The gloves are heat resistant up to 662 degrees fahrenheit.  It says up to 25 seconds under 662 degrees on the directions.  I am sure that I will not be putting my hand inside my oven at broil for over 25 seconds for this review, I will take the company’s word for it.  I don’t think anyone really ever has to put their hand inside their oven for a longer period of time anyway.  If you are grilling with these on, I would suggest after turning the food, to take off the glove to make sure your palms don’t sweat in it.  Once it is wet, the glove will lose its heat resistant properties.  So don’t go jumping in the pool with these babies on in between grill checks guys!!

The glove surfaces are non-slip silicone grip.  The red lines are silicone.  The outside is made of 80% M-Aramid and 20% P-Aramid.  Which according to Wikipedia it means:

“Aramid fibers are a class of heat-resistant and strong synthetic fibers. They are used in aerospace and military applications, for ballistic rated body armor fabric and ballistic composites, in bicycle tires, and as an asbestos substitute.”
 
The inside is 100% cotton.
When you get the gloves all messy with your sloppy baking and cooking ways, you can wash them!  It says to wash with light colors and air dry only.  I think I would turn them inside out just to be safe the silicone doesn’t come off.
 
I tried them right away.  I made some tater tots for dinner.  The oven was at 400 degrees F.  I put both of the gloves on and went into the oven like I was going in for treasure.  I was over eager to try to burn myself.  I was sure these gloves would work and not let me down or lead me to a trip to the ER.  In I went to grab my tots.  I felt nothing.  I lingered there for a good 15 seconds.  My face was flooded with 400 degree air but not my hands and wrists!  They felt like they were inside snug winter mittens, protected from everything.  I decided it was about 25 seconds and took out the tots.  I then realized I think the temperature has to be at 662 degrees to worry about the 25 second rule.  I really felt 25 seconds was more than enough time anyway.  My toddler was standing at the doorway of the kitchen, asking me, “momma in oven?”, “mommy tots out!!!”. I guess I was making him nervous I was inside the oven for too long.  I always tell him to stay away from the oven, but there was mommy playing in it.  Oh no!  I must reinforce the “Don’t go near the stove” rule tomorrow until eternity.
 
I put my taters back in the oven and decided to do a video too!  See that sucker below!  Hey, these Super Gloves work so well, you will want to play in your oven too!

PS YouTube Capture app really made this video SHAKY!  I apologize.
 
 

 

 
Thank you Kuisiware for these Super Gloves!  It’s been years since I have had a superior oven mitt that won’t get my little fingers burned or feel the dish/pan heat on my palms as I am taking it out.  These are awesome!!!!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson. Some links on this page are affiliate links to the product in review.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  

Fogless Shower Mirror Review

Fogless Shower Mirror Review

Today I received a free fogless shower mirror from Cassani.  Below is my review.  I am going to use this for awhile and update how I think this product works.

5/9/2014 FIRST DAY USING the fogless shower mirror:  The fogless mirror was easy to install.  It was up in a minute.  It stuck nicely and seems extremely sturdy.  It seemed as if it had a plastic feel to it.  It didn’t seem like normal glass mirror material.  That is really a non-issue though.  If it works, I could care less what it is made out of.  I also put up the razor holder that came in the box.  That was just as easy to install.  It holds different size razors.  I tried a female razor, and a male razor.  No razors don’t have genders!  I was talking about razors geared to women and men, the shapes are different.  But let’s get back to the main subject.  The fogless mirror looks good in the shower.  It doesn’t look cheesy.  If you stand back from it and look at yourself, (this is when you walk into the bathroom with the shower curtain open) you can see that you look like you’re in a funhouse in the reflection.  It kind of makes me sick to my stomach.  So just look at yourself when you’re in the shower and you’ll be OK.  I used it to wash my face in the shower today.  It was nice to see what I was doing for a change, instead of just feeling around on my face like Helen Keller.  I saw exactly where I put my face mask on my face and didn’t get it into my eye (which is the usual).  The mirror did get wet with water droplets.  It never fogged up.  I took a nice hot shower for about 15 minutes.  It was my calgon take me away shower, you know, the only time I get to myself.  I figured it would work on day 1.  Let’s see how I like this after a couple weeks.

EDIT 6/1/2014 : UPDATE AFTER USING:  Well it’s still fogless!  I have looked into this every time I take a shower.  I’ve never seen it fog up or even come close.  I like it a lot.  I don’t shave my face, but maybe I should since I am from Italian descent.  If I was to shave my face, I would always want a Cassani Fogless Mirror with me. This mirror is removable from the hook in the shower so I can take it with me on trips.  If I was a man, that would really be awesome for shaving my face.  It would help to eliminate getting little hairs all over the sink.  As a female, I use it to make sure my face mask applies evenly.  I am happy with this fogless mirror because it works!  I can put my face masks on in the shower without getting any of it in any of my face hole’s.  I even watched myself wash my hair, watched the soap get from nothing to all foaming up on my head.  That was a real treat.  Good times.  I’d give this mirror a 5* out of 5 stars.  There’s nothing to complain about.  It works for the intended purpose.

I will totally update this review if I ever change my mind or if it stops working.  I do not think it will though.  If it does, I am getting emails from Cassani weekly on how to clean my mirror.  I am sure the company would tell me how to make my fogless mirror work again, if in fact it ever starts fogging up. I highly doubt it will though.  Thank you Cassani for making a mirror like this!

This is the description copied from their website their Amazon page:
You can see more reviews on this Fogless Shower Mirror on their Amazon page here.

  • HIGHEST RATED SHOWER MIRROR FOR SHAVING: Our design, stainless steel hooks, and advanced technology leads the way in customer satisfaction.
  • NO MORE MESSY SINKS – Plus! Detachable Fogless Mirror is ideal for home or travel use – Hassle-Free 100% MoneyBack Guarantee if you are not fully satisfied.
  • NEW MODERN DESIGN! – OPTIMAL VIEWING – Our improved modern design was voted on by thousands of customers. The new Cassani Fogless Mirror has added width and height to match the shape of your face and neckline, making the best use of space in any shower
  • INCLUDES STAINLESS STEEL RAZOR HOOK – The perfect addition to your new shower mirror, keeping your razor wherever you want it and always ready for action.
  • ANTIFOG NANOTECHNOLOGY – Our patented technology is infused directly into the reflective surface of the mirror to repel fog, leaving you free to focus on getting the perfect shave… everytime.

 


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Mrs. Meyer’s Counter Top Spray in Lavender Review

Today I received a full size bottle in Lavender of  Mrs. Meyer’s Counter Top Spray.  I also received an activity booklet and another booklet about cleaning.  I used this the first time on some really messy counters with dried syrup and something else I didn’t really know what it was.  I sprayed this generously on every part of my counter I could and let it sit for a few minutes.  I wasn’t prepared for the overwhelming smell of a mock lavender that smelled more of cleaning supply then lavender.  It was a lot of smell that I couldn’t take anymore, so I quickly wiped the counters.  I did have to scrub the syrup for a few minutes, but it did come off with this cleaner.  The counters looked exceptionally clean and I was happy about that.  The only thing I can say bad about this spray, is the smell.  The smell lingers also for about 2 hours after you use it.  I had three people ask me what that smell was on different occasions.  They were not fans of the smell.

 

  I liked the spray, but maybe do not make the smell so strong.  I liked that the ingredients were not as harmful then most leading brand cleaners.  This says on the back of the bottle, 98% natural.  So there is 2% that is something man made in there.  I think that’s not too bad, but if you’re looking for something 100% natural, then this wouldn’t be for you.

 

Sample Provided by Smiley360

Scrubbing Bubbles One Step Toilet Bowl Cleaner Review

Today I received a Free Scrubbing Bubbles One Step Toilet Bowl Cleaner kit. I also received coupons for $3 off the whole kit to give to friends and family. Inside the actual box for the sprayer was a coupon for a FREE refill cleaner can. See my review below.

Review of Scrubbing Bubbles One Step Toilet Bowl Cleaner
I’ve been using this for a week now and every time I step on the pedal I don’t want to let up on my foot!! It smells so good in my bathroom when I step on the pedal. I found it easy to set up. I couldn’t get the sprayer down as far as I wanted so that I dont feel mist when it’s sprayed, so maybe it’s not that easy to install. I tried to push it down further but it won’t stay there. The design is very bland so it is not an eye sore but it is very noticeable on the side of my toilet. The top looks like a bottom of a can, so maybe Scrubbing Bubbles should make an endcap or snap on cap for that in the future design. It keeps the toilet smelling fresh but I’m not convinced that it keeps the bowl clean yet. I will have to wait a month to be sure it keeps it clean. (will update my thoughts after I’ve used this product longer). I like my Scrubbing Bubbles One Step Toilet Bowl Cleaner and just for the smell I would buy a refill can for my sprayer.

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– I received a free sample and coupons from bzzagent

Free Febreze Set & Refresh Air Freshener & Review

Today I received a free Febreze Set & Refresh air freshener directly from P & G.  The fragrance was Sweet Citrus and Zest.

FREE Febreze Set & Refresh Air Freshener & Review

This scent is wonderful.  It made the whole front part of the house smell terrific.  The scent lasted quite long, about 3 weeks.  It did not smell as quite as strong as the first few days, but there was still a nice fragrance when you walked into the door.  If you were in the house for awhile, you couldn’t smell it much anymore.  If you were outside of the house for awhile and came back in, then you could smell it faintly.  It lasted about 3 weeks until we threw the cartridges away.  They claim it will last 30 days, but it fell a little short of that for us. 

Edit: 3/25/14 This scent is no longer available but Set & Refresh units and other scents are still on the market.