The first hands-on review of Honeywell’s potential Nest competitor is out, so we’ve updated our Smart Thermostat guide. We also updated our Home Vacuum guide with the latest user reviews for our main pick.
* We spent another four hours researching citrus juicers and testing two additional models against our main pick. The Black & Decker CJ625 is still the most efficient juicer we’ve found, but we do have a new runner-up choice.
After testing several top-rated models, the Gilmour Full Size Zinc Pistol is the one I’d get because it’s made well, easy-to-use, darn cheap, and it has a great spray pattern.
August 27, 2014
* We've continued to test our favorite steak knife set from Victorinox, breaking them out once or twice a month since February. The blades remain in great condition, and we've had no need to sharpen them.
* After further research, the inside of the Zojirushi Stainless Mug, our favorite travel mug, is in fact covered by a non-stick coating, despite multiple claims by the company's public relations rep to the contrary. If you'd rather not have any kind of coating on the inside of your mug, our runner up is a good choice.
For folks looking to keep their garden lush, cars clean, and sprinklers sprinkling, the best choice is the Craftsman Premium Rubber Hose because of its great price, durability, build quality, lack of plasticizers, and lifetime warranty.