Three Lies in the Slap Chop Commercial

VIDEO: According to Viewpoints reviewers, the Slap Chop commercial tells a very different story than their experiences.

Modern day cooks are all about convenience. We need to do twice as many things, in half of the time. I am always looking for ways to multitask and get dinner cooked faster, so that I can get on with the other million things I have to do. When I first heard about the Slap Chop, I thought, “Oh that would be great! I could free up one hand while briskly chopping away at my onions with the other!” However, upon doing a little more research on the poorly rated 49/100 Slap Chop, and not letting that infomercial suck me in, I think I will take a pass on this one and stick to the good ol’ knife.

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Is Your Microwave Not Working? When To Replace a Microwave

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Is your microwave not working? If it’s older than a decade it might be time to replace it. These are microwave warning signs.

Replacing appliances can be costly and inconvenient. When your microwave just stops working, usually in the middle of cooking something, there’s nothing you can do but go out and replace it (and grab some takeout while you’re out there). Wouldn’t it be nice if we had some notice? Like, maybe a message on the screen saying, “Hey, I am going to stop working soon!”

That might never be a reality, however, there are some ways to know how worn out your microwave is, and how long you might have before you will need to replace it.

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Two Items Every Cook Needs In the Kitchen


There are two items every cook needs in the kitchen: a Crock Pot and a Stand Mixer. Make your recipes shine with these appliances.

I married my husband about ten years ago, but prior to us getting married, I started to get interested in cooking and baking. Like most people in their twenties, I had an odd assortment of kitchen items that I had accumulated. I found myself still able to make a variety of things, but there were a couple of things that I needed to take my cooking and baking to another level. So when my husband and I got engaged we made sure to include these things in the registry and hinted to a few key people that we really wanted those items for me to use in the kitchen. One bridal shower was from a bunch of ladies who liked to cook and I found myself receiving the items that I had been wishing for.

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Microwave Oven Buying Guide

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Microwave ovens have really progressed over the years, which means it’s not as easy as running into Walmart and buying one anymore. You need to know the types and features to buy the right one for you.

How did we ever get along without the microwave oven? From reheating leftovers to cooking frozen dinners, one only has to be without a microwave for a short while to realize how much you need it. When shopping for a new microwave, there’s definitely more than meets the eye. Read this microwave oven buying guide to find out what you need to know before you buy.

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How To Buy A Refrigerator


Finding a refrigerator that fits your family’s needs and the space you have available in your home is essential when shopping for a fridge. But how do you decide what kind is best for you?

Your refrigerator is an easy appliance to take for granted. That is, until it stops functioning and your ice bin turns your kitchen floor into a small pond. When it’s time for you to buy a new refrigerator, you’ll have a vast array of choices, styles, features, and price points to review that will leave you with questions about buying a refrigerator.

The tips in this guide will help you keep your cool throughout the shopping process. Buying a refrigerator is a big investment, so take some time to consider this information carefully before you go shopping for your new refrigerator. Be sure to read the wide variety of refrigerator ratings and refrigerator reviews here, too, so you learn about the pros and cons of different refrigerator brands and styles from people who own them.

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Kitchen Update: Drawer Microwaves

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We’ve all heard of countertop microwaves, over-the-range microwaves, over-the-counter microwaves, but have you ever heard of drawer microwaves? Neither had we.

You store silverware, pots, pans and even your garbage bin in your kitchen drawers. Doing so keeps the clutter off your counters and frees up space. But something new is coming to your kitchen drawer: microwaves. Could this revolutionize kitchen organization or is a microwave in a drawer just too weird? We investigate.

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Best Juicers Under $100


With staple kitchen appliances like blenders and food processors around, it’s easy to forget about juicers. They can be expensive and take up a lot of unnecessary kitchen space.


The best juicers under $100 will help transform your health and make getting in all of those servings of fruits and vegetables that much easier. Juicers are one of the easiest ways to improve your diet and stay away from processed foods.

Using the best juicers, you can combine any fruits and vegetables to make a delicious breakfast or snack. While hand juicers only work for a limited fruit and are labor intensive, these juicers can tackle anything from apples to carrots. Get your kids to eat their veggies by making a family activity of juicing. Juicers don’t have to be another expensive kitchen appliance. The best juicers under $100 can be an affordable and become a priceless investment for your health.

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Save Money On Drinks With a SodaStream


A SodaStream machine can help you save lots of money and stop trashing all those soda cans and bottles.

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Soda, pop, soda pop, cola or coke … whatever you call it, it’s a staple in our house. But it is also a costly staple and one that tends to keep up with inflation very well with a 20 oz running around $1.79, including deposit. This past Christmas, we made an investment that is paying for itself in soda, a SodaStream Home Soda Maker. Not only is SodaStream loved in our house, it is a consumer favorite with an impressive 95/100 rating for the SodaStream Genesis, just one of the many models available.

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A Range Of Possibilities: The Types Of Kitchen Ranges

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Kitchen ranges are right there with refrigerators atop the list of appliances every modern kitchen needs to have. But there’s a wide variety of features, price points and other options to choose from.

If you like to cook stove-side, you obviously need a kitchen range, and believe you me, there are a variety to choose from. There are basic kitchen ranges without the extras, offering nothing more than four burners and an oven; middle-of-the-line kitchen ranges that offer extras like timers and extra burners on the surface; and top-of-the-line kitchen ranges that offer convection and gas heating, clocks, digital displays, etc. Which features are important when you’re sorting through all the kitchen ranges out there? Let’s take a look.

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Presidents Day Sale: Comparison Shop For Deals On Kitchen Appliances

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A Presidents Day sale is the perfect time to score a great deal on a large kitchen appliance. Get a good price before new models hit the stores.

The best time to buy larger kitchen appliances is usually from October to March. This is the best time for sales on kitchen appliances because many stores still have stock they are trying to get rid of before the new models arrive. If you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen appliances, look for a Presidents Day sale to get the biggest bang for your buck. With (maybe) a long weekend to shop in store and online, you should be able to comparison shop and find a great deal.

Starting today, stores like Home Depot, Best Buy, Lowes, and Sears are featuring kitchen appliances at their Presidents Day sales.

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