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Hot for the Holidays

Hot for the Holidays

Wondering what are considered cool gifts for the holidays?  Wonder what to gift? It seems as if a theme that we’ve been observing this year is that people want their food to be special, but with minimal fuss.  Everyone seems to be rushed and particularly overwhelmed this time of year. 63 percent of consumers are...
Cloer 52 12-Cup Bitterness-Eliminating Coffee Maker

Cloer 52 12-Cup Bitterness-Eliminating Coffee Maker

We recently received this coffee maker touting a patented temperature stabilization system that “maintains a stable water temperature of 200 degree Fahrenheit temperature through the brewing cycle.” According to Cloer, “this delivers the most full bodied, full flavored, robust cup of coffee with no bitter aftertaste.” As a heavy coffee drinker who loves a great...
New Supplement to Dealerscope Launched: Housewares Retailing

New Supplement to Dealerscope Launched: Housewares Retailing

A new resource for dealers and distributors that focuses on turning home appliances, home environment and home-care products into a new profit center was launched within the January 2012 issue of Dealerscope Magazine: Housewares Retailing (HR). HR is about delivering the latest insights, strategies, information and knowledge focused on home appliances (i.e., mixing, brewing and...
A Fool-Proof Way to Cook Rice!

A Fool-Proof Way to Cook Rice!

A Review:  Zojirushi NP-GBC05 Rice Cooker We test and review products in different ways.  One way is in a ‘lab’ environment and the other is to put the product and package into the hands of a prospective user – with no pre-instructions by us except to follow the instructions from the manufacturer.  In this case,...
News out of IFA

News out of IFA

Samsung Introduces Three Products to Its Mobile Line-Up at IFA 2011…And One Opens a New Category Berlin, Germany – Samsung made news at IFA in Berlin – Europe’s leading consumer electronics and appliance show – with its introduction of three mobile devices two of which are expected to land at retail in the US in...