One of the coolest smart products released this year is Amazon’s Echo Plus 2nd generation. This is a perfect solution for people who love the ‘Smart Home’ without all the complex connectivity of an elaborate system. The Echo Plus can be used for music, listening to the news, an alarm clock, and much more all through Alexa, the brain of the Echo.
Product: Echo Plus 2nd Generation Price: $149.99 Cheapest Place To Buy: Amazon.com Size: 5.8” x 3.9” x 3.9” (148 x 99 x 99 mm) Connectivity: wifi, bluetooth, ZigBee My rating: 4.7/5
The Echo Plus has a ZigBee hub built in to help set it up with compatible smart home devices. The speakers are powered by Dolby play 360° audio.
With this device, you can ask Alexa to control compatible smart lights, switches, sensors, door locks, play music in different rooms, and call or message someone. My favorite feature is that you can make announcements in other rooms! Just perfect for calling the kids to dinner or reminding them to tidy up their rooms!!
The Echo Plus can hear you so well even when their is music playing, it’s just amazing!
This particular offer comes with a free bulb, to set the bulb up plug in and set up your Echo Plus, plug in your bulb, and ask, “Alexa, discover my devices.”
As a follow up to my previous post on designing your kitchen, I thought I would share with you some of the latest and most useful kitchen gadgets for 2018.
1- Kitchen Rack Fridge Magnetic Organizer – 2018 New Design Paper Towel Holder, Rustproof Spice Jars Rack, Heavy-duty Refrigerator Shelf Storage Including 6 Removable Hooks
This rack can be hung on your fridge which means it’s a great space saver, perfect for smaller kitchens. it is heavy-duty and powerful, with triple bar magnets grip holding up to 20lb weight; made of elegant wood and robust stainless steel.
Includes a 12” hand roller to easily hold your paper towel roll, plastic wraps or aluminum foil, while its other two shelves organize your accessories, etc. It also has 6 utensil hooks.
2- iTouchless 13 Gallon Stainless Steel Automatic Trash Can with Odor-Absorbing Filter. This trash bin is amazing in every way, the fact that is automatic means you won’t have to touch it to open it and the better part is that it has an odor absorbing filter. Powered by Batteries or Optional AC Adapter
Perfect for all meat and chicken made with 56 Stainless steel needle blades. The ultra-sharp blades penetrate all the way through. Saves time on cooking or marinating. Safe to use, most importantly does not alter the shape of the meat.
As you know by now, I am all about organizing and space management especially when it comes to the kitchen. This is a great way to store your pans and yet have easy access to them. You can put this rack on the counter or inside a cabinet if the space permits.
The rack accommodates up to five pans with vertical installation (or four pans with horizontal installation)
5- Instant Pot : DUO60 . With our busy lifestyle, I believe every kitchen should have a pressure cooker. This is my favorite one. It combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Marker and Warmer, prepares dishes up to 70% faster.
I know it’s not sorbet season, but I love having an ice-cream maker among my kitchen appliances. I mainly use it for frozen yogurt, I add Greek yogurt and alot of berries to make healthy frozen yogurt for my family. This particular color s beautiful as well.
Cuisinart introduced in this particular model new mixing paddle which help make frozen desserts and drinks in 20 minutes or less.
Large capacity makes up to 1-1/2-quarts
Double insulated freezer bowl eliminates the need for ice
Easy lock transparent lid with large spout makes adding ingredients simple and mess free
Fully automatic with large ingredient spout for adding ingredients
iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity
Everyone who knows me knows how much I love gadgets, especially ones that are useful and fun to operate. One of the most efficient new appliances on the market is the iRobot Roomba 690 vacuum. Just let it do its job.