Saturday, November 5, 2016


Choosing the ideal appliance for your home is something we would all rather avoid, because it can seem to require too much time for something that is supposed to save you time in the first place. The generations of people before us seemed to live simpler lives; there weren’t as many products available, and diversity was more restricted than today. We have the advantage of choosing from a large variety of brands and products, but at the same time, today’s products are not as reliable as they used to be, and manufacturers built them with shorter lives intentionally. Nevertheless, the products have gotten better and better in some respects, such as performing a better job, or consuming less energy and water.

In today’s article we are going to present you the top rated dishwashers of 2013, chosen after careful consideration and comparisons. We’ve chosen five brands to present, each with a representative model, but you can safely consider that most models from said brands are quite good and recommendable. In our calculations, we also looked at customer reviews, awards given this year, any innovations brought, and many others. We hope this list of top dishwashers from 2013 will help you choose an appliance for this year and that you will be satisfied with it.

In a separate article, we discussed the various aspects you have to pay attention to when purchasing a dishwasher, and they involve price, performance, tub materials, control panel, noise output, warranty, and even special features. Most of the same characteristics were considered in determining the top rated dishwashers as well, but we also looked at brand strength over the year. That being said, here are the brands and models we consider to have been the best of 2013:

When it comes to talking dishwashers, or any other appliances for that matter, few brands are as strong and reliable as Bosch. In general, we can count on quality when it comes to German appliance manufacturers, but Bosch seems to take the prize whether we’re considering washing machines, toasters, microwave ovens, dishwashers or kitchen robots. Moreover, in recent years, Bosch has invested in impressive innovations for its products, so currently you can rely on them to be some of the best on the market. As for its dishwashers, the Bosch 800 Plus Series was highly regarded in 2013, but the Bosch 800 Plus Series SHE8PT55UC Dishwasher seems to take the crown thanks to its incredible technological advance.

If you want to purchase a new dishwasher, a dishwasher buying guide will always tell you to look for products with adjustable racks, LCD screens, stainless steel tub, and low noise output. This Bosch dishwasher has them all and then some, not to mention its incredible sleek appearance and smooth design. The price is quite steep on this product, but it offers unique features, such as the Heavy Duty cycle which helps you wash even the dirtiest dishes without a need for pre-rinsing. The LCD display is in full color and lets you know about cycle progress , the top rack can be entirely removed to fit tall items, and its noise output is under 40 decibels. All in all, this truly is a top rated dishwasher, one which would suit the needs of any kind of family.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Convection Toaster Oven/Broiler, Brushed Chrome Review

Don’t let its small size fool you, the Cuisinart TOB-175BC Convection Toaster Oven is designed to cook amazingly delicious foods both quickly and efficiently.  

Not only does this oven bake, but it also toasts, broils, defrosts, and reheats.  Once you experience how well this small countertop oven performs, you may even find yourself never using a larger oven again. 

With a plethora of cooking methods available at your fingertips, this oven offers precision control along with the convenience of advanced automated technology. 

 Thanks to Cuisinart’s Exact Heat Sensor, you need only to choose your desired function, set the temperature and the oven will notify you when the food is finished cooking. You also have the option of setting the cooking time manually if you have the need.

You can cook foods quickly using the convection setting.  The convection function cooks the food by heating it evenly with forced air.  This allows for much quicker cooking times and even heating, as well as moist and delicious results.  The baking and broiling functions work just like full sized conventional ovens.

If you are in need of an oven that has a large capacity then this oven may not be for you.  However, if you are searching for a convection oven that can outperform larger conventional ovens in both speed and quality then look no further.  

The Cuisinart TOB-175BC Convection Toaster Oven provides you with all of the power and functionality of a larger oven in a convenient space saving and energy saving countertop package.  In many ways, this convection oven outperforms its larger conventional cousins. 

 If the quality of the food you are preparing is more of a priority for you than quantity then this is definitely the oven you are searching for.