Household Products to Help Make the Holidays Easier
You’re probably already decorating your home for the holidays, getting out all your Christmas decor and getting the house ready for the holiday season. Maybe this is your first year hosting your own holiday and you’re wondering what to get for the holidays. Regardless of which group you fall into I have some great products that will make the holiday season easier from tools for in the kitchen, to items to help with the decor and even storage solutions. I was provided samples of some of the items below for inclusion in my Holiday Gift Guide.
If you’re doing any type of baking then the ‘Ove’ Glove is a great product to make sure you don’t get any burns this holiday season. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten burned using pot holders or my one oven mitten when baking. I’ve been using my glove for about a week now and I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to get one. I was really surprised at how great it worked at keeping my hands safe when baking. The pan never got hot while I was taking it from the oven to my counter. The ‘Ove’ Glove would also make a great gift idea for anyone who loves cooking and baking on your gift list. You can purchase it at some retailers including Target, BJ’s, CVS, Kroger, Meijer, KMart, Kitchen Collection and more. It also available for purchase online at Drugstore.com, Target.com, Walmart.com and TVTimeDirect.com (As Seen On TV).
About the ‘Ove’ Glove:
Now with non-slip silicone grip, the ‘Ove’ Glove withstands extreme heat up to 540 degrees F.
- Higher Heat Protection
- Non-Slip Grip
- Flame Retardent
- Made of Kevlar® & Nomex® by DuPont
- For Left or Right Hand
- Machine Washable
- No More Dropped Pans! No More Burns!
Ever wished you could use all five fingers when removing pans from the oven? Well, now you can with the ‘Ove’ Glove Hot Surface Handler. Made from Kevlar® & Nomex® by DuPont, the same material that fire fighters’ flame-resistant clothing is made from, the ‘Ove’ Glove can withstand temperatures of up to 540 degrees. You can dramatically extend the time you can handle hot objects.
Between breakfasts, brunches and baking I’m sure this holiday season you’ll probably be using a whisk. I use mines when I am baking all the time to mix up eggs, my husband can’t make breakfast without whisking them up first. The Pogo Whisk is the fastest and easiest whisk you’ll even use. Plus you don’t have to do the mixing yourself the Pogo Whisk does it all for you. Imagine how easy it will be to create omelets, whisk your eggs for baking, and much more. Perfect for stockings and gifting under the tree. You can purchase The Pogo Whisk online.
If you’re someone who loves decorating your home, especially outside then you need FRESHeTECH’s ALL-Terrain Sound Bluetooth Speaker. Now you can play all the holiday music you want outside, no matter what kind of weather you’re having, this speaker will work. There’s a street in Baltimore that everyone always decorates so people can visit. It’s free for families to park and walk around watching all the lights, the only thing they are missing is some music to add even more holiday cheer. The FRESHeTECH’s ALL-Terrain Sound Bluetooth speaker is water, weather and dust proof. Fully charge the speaker in 90 minutes using a USB cable and get 12 hours of continuous sound. You can even use the Bluetooth to answer calls. It’s a perfect gift for the adventurer on your shopping list because it will go with them anywhere, providing hours of entertainment. The industrial strength clip will make sure your speaker is clipped on properly and securely at all times. You can purchase the FRESHeTECH’s ALL-Terrain Sound Bluetooth Speaker online for $79.99 and that includes free shipping within the US.
The Smart Sizzors Home and Garden Scissors is one of the tools you will use over and over again in your holiday decorations and cooking. I’ve been using mines for a while now and I still haven’t used all the features yet. I’ve used it for multiple projects around the house, from cutting meat when cooking, cable cords, tape, fabric, paper and more. The Smart Sizzors is still sharp and work just as well as when I first got it. These scissors can be a gift for both men and women, it’s the perfect addition to a tool box and the kitchen drawers. It’s a gift that will be used over and over again, all year round.
About the Smart Sizzors Home and Garden Scissors:
As you know, every normal knife set comes with an ordinary pair of kitchen scissors that end up being used in every part of your home. And kitchen scissors are a very underrated multi-functional kitchen that are useful for numerous tasks including:
- Butterflying a whole Chicken
- Snipping Herbs
- Trimming Meat
- Cutting Dough
BUT….AnySharp Sizzors are not your ordinary kitchen shear…..Not only can they cut chicken, snip herbs, and trim meat, these multi-functional sizzors have a bottle opener, nut cracker, and garlic crusher. What is more, they are ambidextrous and even strip wire and cut through tough material, so these are perfect for any room in your home. MSRP $19.99 www.anysharp.com
Founded by Ian Kaiser and Sean Neiberger in 1992, The Allen Reed Company has become well known for ‘disruptive innovation,’ bringing the food service industry valuable dispensing and cutting tools that have provided professional cooks and chefs from restaurants to local school cafeterias, with easy and effective ways to store and prepare your favorite meals. I received two samples from ChicWrap and I think they would both be perfect for use during the holidays and long after the holidays. We always used foil and plastic wrap when preparing holiday meals.
The ChicWrap “BBQ” Foil Dispenser is just what you need for all your holiday meal prep. We’ve all used foil around this time of year and I know I always have problems with the boxes they place the foil in. They usually fall apart and make it difficult to tear off the foil that I need. The metal cutting tool is also very flimsy and can easily fall off or even cut your fingers if you’re not careful. Basically the boxes are poorly built and can be an eyesore. The “BBQ” foil dispenser is built to last. I’ve only had mines for a week and I’ve gotten compliments from my sisters and mom when they saw it. The box is very sturdy and built to last. I like that the blade is securely hidden, making it so much easier to rip off your pieces of foil. Each dispenser includes the new patent pending CleanCut SlideCutter for safe, effortless cutting of any 12″ gauge foil up to 200’, and comes with one 25′ roll of professional grade aluminum foil. Like all ChicWrap products, the dispenser features a wipeable surface, reusable construction and four rubber feet to keep it secure on any counter top.
The New ChicWrap “BBQ” Foil Dispensers are sold for $13.95 and you can purchase it from ChicWrap online and in stores at Sur La Table, World Kitchen and more.
Honestly I haven’t used cling wrap as often in my kitchen as I should. I tend to just forgo it as often as I can because I always messing it up. Cling wrap is always so clingy and all the dispensers I’ve had in the pass always fall apart. I always end up with just the roll and I am pulling and tugging at the cling wrap to get it wrapped about my bowls or whatever I am using it for. ChicWrap Plastic Wrap Dispenser is going to make your life so much easier. These dispensers are beautifully designed and feature six different designs to choose from including the Veggies Design, Sunflower Design, Cook Tools Design, Triangles Design, Modern Dots Design and Citrus Design. I love how easy this dispenser is to use and how well it keeps the plastic wrap organized. The design of the box just adds even more flair to my decor and it looks great sitting on the counter or shelf. ChicWrap products would make great house warming gifts, holiday host gifts, gifts for cooks or just bring to any type of gathering. Each dispenser of ChicWrap comes with one 12″ x 250′ roll of professional plastic food wrap.
You can purchase the ChicWrap Plastic Wrap Dispenser for $12.95 online and in over 300 retail stores nationwide.
During the holidays your refrigerator is filled with all kinds of food, especially the day after Christmas. Over time those foods can sometimes have odors, making the refrigerator smell. My husband and daughter loves Deviled Eggs, and as good as they taste they always make our refrigerator smell when Ii make them. It wouldn’t be a complete family meal without it. BerryBreeze was created to replace the old Baking Soda box you used to store in your refrigerator to get rid of food odor. Even better the BerryBreeze unit also helps prolong the freshness of fruits and vegetables, giving them a long life and saving you money in the end. If you eat lots of fruits and vegetables, the BerryBreeze will pay for itself after a few months of use. It’s the perfect gift because anyone could use it in their homes, and it’s a give that continues to give by saving you money.
When I received the unit it took me a while to get around to using it. It does require D batteries to get it started. Once I placed it in the refrigerator, within a day I can tell the difference. My refrigerator hasn’t been the same ever since. I would recommend the BerryBreeze to anyone looking for a unique gift for anyone. It would be perfect for the holidays, weddings, house warming, going to college and Just Because gifts. The BerryBreeze retails for $49.95. You can purchase it online on their website.
During the holiday season I always do a major house cleaning. It started with clearing out the kids toys chests twice a year at their birthdays and Christmas to get rid of broken toys and donate the ones they have out grown or no longer play with. I really try to get all the major places during this cleaning. I even move the refrigerator. With all the cleaning I need a product that is safe to use around my kids, especially our infant. I don’t want harsh smelling chemicals all through our home, especially during the holiday season. I received a bottle of Natural HomeLogic All Purpose Cleaner in Jasmine Mist for review and I couldn’t wait to try it out during my holiday cleaning. The most appealing thing to me is the fact that this product is all natural. So I can clean all over and feel good about using this product around my children. This product is safe for daily use and can be used on multiple surfaces. That’s prefect for families wanting to cut down on spending as well. All you need is this one product to clean multiple parts of the house. I used mines to clean down the countertops, mopping the kitchen and bathroom floors, cleaning off the sinks, the stove and on some of our walls as well. It worked great for me and I loved the light Jasmine smell around the house after I finished cleaning.
Natural HomeLogic features a whole line of all natural cleaning products that would all around the house. For the bathroom, laundry detergent, dish detergent and even a chemical free hand soap for washing your hands. The Logic Products are not only highly effective they are also affordable. The all purpose cleaner retails for only $7.95 and when you think about all the different products this one product replaces, you are really saving. This is definitely going to be apart of my cleaning routine, and one that I would recommend to anyone.