Great deal on Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon's Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is the media player we use. I even keep an extra set with me to use in hotels and Airbnbs. Amazon is selling it as a Prime Day deal at a very low price. Read the rest

Bright work light with clamp

This battery-powered (4 AA cells, included) adjustable work light is bright and has a clamp, making it a great option for people with fewer than three arms. The clamp even doubles as a stand, so you can put it on a floor or desk while you work on your project. Read the rest

Great price on the 6-quart instant pot

Hardly a day goes by that I don't use my Instant Pot to make chili, curry, soup, or yogurt. I paid about $100, but right now this 6-quart model is just  minus another $10 when you click the coupon button on Amazon's product page. Read the rest

Great clippers for thick toenails

I hope your toenails aren't 15 millimeters thick, but if they are, these clippers will accommodate them. They have tons of leverage and reviewers on Amazon love them. The price is good, too: Read the rest

Finding the best finger ratchet

Finger ratchets are handy tools for low-torque nut and bolt work. In this Cool Tools video, Sean Ragan examines a number of offerings, and takes them apart to see what they're made of. Read the rest

USB rechargeable flying insect electrocuter

If you've ever used one of these electric flyswatters, you already know they work. Mine finally broke so I upgraded by getting this USB-charging zapper with an LED for swatting in the dark. Amazon has it on sale right now for: . Read the rest

Inexpensive broadbeam LED headlamp

I have a few different LED headlamps, but this one is by far my favorite. It features a band of LEDs that throw light in a wide area in front of you. It lights up the entire area around you, as opposed to LED headlamps that illuminate just a spot. It uses 3 AAA batteries and has an easy on-off touch sensor switch. Read the rest

What is the best way to peel garlic? This guy tries and ranks five different ways to do it

It turns out piercing cloves of garlic with a paring knife is the worst of five different ways explored here to peel garlic, at least according to Adam Ragusea. Number four is microwaving the garlic for 20 seconds; number three is shaking the cloves between two bowls; number two is rolling the garlic between your hands, and number one is smashing the clove with the side of a knife. My favorite way is this floppy tube garlic peeler.

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Good deal on 5-pack of MFi certified Lightning cables for iPhone

We run out of Lightning cables around here a lot. I think my kids' friends borrow them and forget to return them. Here's a 5-pack for just on Amazon. Read the rest

Bic Round Stic - a basic pen at a bargain price

Carla doesn't care much for fancy pens. She wants ones that are foolproof and cheap. That's why she likes the Bic Round Stic. I was in a generous mood, so I bought her a box of 60 Stics for on Amazon. Read the rest

Good deal on the sharp Victorinox Swiss Army paring knife

This excellent Victorinox paring knife is on sale at Amazon for . It has a 3.25-inch blade and no serrations, so you can sharpen it to split atoms if you wish. Read the rest

Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter on sale

I've been using my Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter for about 7 or 8 years. It's the best way to get charcoal barbecues started. No starter fluid needed. Just add the briquettes, put two crumpled sheets of newspaper (I save newsprint junk mail for this) in the bottom, then light the paper. In about 30-40 minutes, the coals are ready. Amazon has it on sale today for . Read the rest

Cheap wireless laser printer with 3rd party toner is the way to go

I've had a Brother wireless laser printer for close to 10 years. It's so much faster and cheaper than an inkjet printer, and doesn't cause problems like an inkjet printer.  Right now, Amazon is selling the Brother HL-L2350DW, which prints on two-sides of a sheet, for . Official toner cartridges are for a high-yield toner cartridge (3,000 pages), but you can get TWO third-party high-yield cartridges for just , making this a cheap, reliable printer. Read the rest

Retro wall clock on sale

I bought this red retro wall clock in January 2o18. It's lightweight plastic but looks really nice. Amazon has it on sale right now: Read the rest

Good deal on a 5lb bag of baking soda

We use baking soda to clean surfaces around the house. We also pour it down sink drains to remove bad smells. Amazon has a great deal on a 5lb bag, so I just stocked up: Read the rest

USB rechargeable electric lighter on sale

I have the larger version of this Tacklife USB rechargeable electric lighter. It's normally but you can get it for less than half that price with promo code E3I83BAJ.


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Good deal on the Capresso Infinity Conical Burr coffee grinder

When you grind coffee beans, you want to use a burr grinder, not a blade grinder. Burr grinders break the beans into uniformly sized chunks, unlike blade grinders, which slice the beans into pieces of widely varying size. I've had my Capresso Infinity Conical Burr for over 10 years and it's still working like a champ. It's on sale on Amazon today for Read the rest

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