I recently received a pair of AYL premium silicone heat resistant gloves to review.
Here is a note from the manufacture:
You should know what separates us from the competition, its simple really:
– The Most Popular Silicone Cooking And Grilling Gloves Available!
– Heat Resistant For Temperatures Up To 425 Degrees Fahrenheit
– 100% Waterproof, Covers Your Wrist, Keeps Hands Safe and Dry
– Lightweight, Flexible, No Slip Grip Design To Allow Safe Movement Of Hot Items, Easily Grab Carved Hot Juicy Meats
– No Staining or Smell: Even After Long Term Use
– Dishwasher Safe, Easy to Clean
– FDA Approved
– 1 Size Fits All
This is the second pair of silicone heat resistant gloves that we have used. The best part about the AYL silicone gloves is how heat resistance they are. You take hold things that are hotter and for a longer duration than a cloth glove. They also have a nice texture so that it is easier to grab hold and hold onto things. Since it is silicone you don’t have to worry about hot water seeping in through the gloves or getting them stained. Most of the time if you get any thing on them you can just run them under some water. Another thing that we have noticed is that the silicone gloves do not wear as easily so you don’t have to worry about getting holes.
These AYL silicone gloves do work great for BBQ as well, I like that they are water proof so that if you set them down you don’t have worry about them absorbing water. Another advantage of silicone is that they don’t stay hot after handling hot items. With a lot of thicker cloth gloves they usually end up having wet spots or variations in the heat resistance. Since you don’t wash silicone gloves like cloth gloves you don’t have to worry about the fabric getting bunched up in different places.
If you have never owned a pair of silicone gloves, and you enjoy cooking you should do yourself a favor and pick up a pair of AYL silicone gloves on Amazon (Currently $19.99)or from a local retailer. They cost a little bit more than cloth gloves, but last a lot longer and are much more enjoyable.
I recently tried a product, and I believe now that everyone who doesn’t have any, should go to Amazon right now and purchase some. This product is the Grazia® Silicone Baking Cups. I have to tell you these things are all kinds of awesome.
For Christmas I made chocolate covered toffee, and I wasn’t sure about what to put it on to keep it from sticking. I decided to put the toffee and chocolate in the Grazia® silicone baking cups, and when it was cool, everything popped out perfectly! I loved how the wavy sides caused a cute zig-zag design on the side too. Here is a short video I made showing how chocolate pops right out!
I even tried making cup cakes in the silicone baking cups. They turned out WONDERFUL! i did not grease them at all, and only one of the cup cakes stuck! I was very impressed.
Like I said, if you don’t have any of the Grazia® Silicone Baking Cups, I would recommend that you go get some soon. You can purchase them on Amazon here. As of today they are $11.99 for a 24 pack. Not bad if you think about how much you would normally spend of the same amount of cupcake liners.
Hey who doesn’t love a good deal, right? So I have a coupon that I would love to share with you all. It’s for BOGO50% off a bag of Wave 3 gourmet coffee which can be bought on Amazon here! Hopefully, I will have a review posted on it soon,but for now, I thought I could go ahead and share the coupon.
Now that the holidays are over, I’ve been noticing little fingerprints all over our stainless steel appliances. I mean EVERYWHERE! I was really glad that I had the stainless steel microfiber cleaning cloth from Pro Chef Kitchen Tools to help clean all of those little prints off of everything.
The Pro Chef Kitchen Tools microfiber cloth was really soft and velvety so I was not afraid that it would scratch my stainless steel at all. The waffle design was also great! There were absolutely no streaks or any remaining moisture after cleaning. I was very impressed!
The cleaning cloth was really easy to use, too. I just put a tad bit of plain water (yes just plain old H20) on it, and cleaned like I normally would. In no time, the fingerprints and grime were long gone.
I would love to upload a video here, but unfortunately, my camera once again will not cooperate. So, if my camera ever decides to be on my side, I will try to do a video review of the cleaning cloth so it is clearer on how it works.
If you are interested in purchasing one of the Pro Chef Kitchen Tools microfiber cleaning cloth for stainless steel, you can find them on Amazon (Prime) here.
As of today, a 1 pack is about $10, but that one cloth will give you tons of cleaning power!
Over the past few weeks, my family and I have been ill. We went from a cold, to strep, and now we are on the flu, and that is just in the month of December. I am constantly thirsty, but I don’t like using bottled water, but I needed something with a lid. The Glasstic BPA Free Glass Water Bottle has become my best friend.
The Glasstic bottle is all sorts of AWESOME! The bottle is BPA and toxin free plastic on the outside and on the lid, but inside, is a 16oz pure glass insert. The fine folks at Glasstic have even gone a step father in keeping you safe, by having the glass tested by a third party to make sure that it is completely safe and pure.
Another thing I like about the Glasstic bottle is the fact it is so easy to fill. The wide mouth make pouring water or juice in the bottle very easy with no spills.
The Glasstic lid features a lock and handle, so you can toss the bottle in your bag and go or carry it with you.
One of my favorite features of the Glastic bottle is the fact that I can completely disassemble it and then put it in the dishwasher. Making it very easy to clean, and I have no fear of spreading my germs to my other family members.
Glasstic also says that their bottles are shatterproof, but I didn’t test that feature, so I don’t know personally how well it works. However, Glasstic has come up with a really great video on their bottles.
If you are interested in purchasing a Glasstic water bottle for yourself, you can do so on their website. Each bottle cost about $22, but sometimes they run deals or specials, so you might find them a little lower.
They are also on the following social medias if you would like to connect with them socially:
Winter can be hard on those with arthritis and other joint pain. Those who suffer from this know it’s not easy to be tied down to a bulky heating pack or a corded heating pad, or smelly creams that make you kind of smelly. For those that suffer from this kind of joint pain, I want to tell you about something I recently got to test out. It is the Bamboo Pro™ Self-Warming Knee Support from The Healing Tree.
The Bamboo Pro™ activates using the body’s own heat that can be felt, but does not get too hot. It gets warm using Bamboo Charcoal Technology. It also states that if you start to overheat, it will cause a cooling relief.
Here are some more benefits to using Bamboo Pro™
Achy Joints due to aging
Inflammation after workouts
I really love the Bamboo Pro™ because it gives people drug free choices for their pain relief. It provided the right amount of heat for my achy knee, and still allowed me to chase after a 3 year old. I also love that they come in three different sizes, so I could pick the support that fit me best.
There was only thing I do not like is the Knee Support that I received contains latex, and I have a mild latex allergy, so it made me a little itchy.
If you are interested in purchasing your very own Bamboo Pro™ product, you can do so on their website. The knee support like I got, runs about $20, but they also have support products for pretty much every joint.
You can also connect with The Healing Tree Store on the following social medias:
You can also enter to win a knee support in your size. All you have to do is fill out the form below and complete the entries. You are welcome to enter anytime between now and 1/09/15 at 11:59pm. Remember the more entries you complete the greater your chance is of winning.
When we are all focused on Christmas, we have to remember that Valentine’s Day is just right around the corner. So, I have a really great gift idea for your love. A very romantic “Always Kiss Me Goodnight” wall decal from Vinyl Disorder for over your bed.
The decals from Vinyl Disorder are really simple to apply and made really well. The number one rule though is to make sure you start with a clean wall.
Once your wall is nice and clean, pull off the stiff backing on the decal. The decal will look like everything is backwards; that is the sticky side that goes on the wall. Once it goes on the wall, here is what it looks like:
Once you get it on the wall, go back over each of the letters and design with something hard. Make sure every part of the letter is stuck or it will come off when you start to pull off the white paper. Once you make sure everything is down nice and tight, it’s time to pull off the white paper.
And you are done! Something so simple that will take less than 15 minutes to put up will make a ton of difference in your bedroom. Turning a once boring wall into a very interesting focal wall.
If you are interested in purchasing a wall decal from Vinyl Disorder, you can do so on their website. The decals can be customized, and made to fit your needs. If you don’t like the “Always Kiss Me Goodnight” quote, Vinyl Disorder has 100’s of designs, so odds are you will find one that you love!
You can also connect with Vinyl Disorder on the following social media website:
This past year, I got a new iPhone 5c, and I realized for the first time how important it is to have a screen protector on that phone. And with a 3 year old, it became even more important because I needed protection from dirt, dust, and most importantly scratches.
The i2 Gear screen protector has quickly become one my favorites. With a toddler/preschooler in the house the anti-fingerprint feature is A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!! The anti-glare, I’ve not really had to use, but I could see how that would come in handy if you were using your phone outside a lot.
The screen protector was so easy to apply and it came with everything I needed. The kit contained a small microfiber cloth and the screen protector. I did use a stiff business card to help smooth out air the air bubbles. I took pictures of this whole process, but for some reason they didn’t save on my computer. But it was really really easy.
Overall, I really like the i2 Gear screen protectors, and I am currently using one on my phone, and I couldn’t be more happy with it.
If you would like to purchase some screen protectors from i2 Gear, you can find them on Amazon and Airbundle’s website. The current price (as of 12/11/14) is $5.49, which is not bad at all for a pack of three.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
This baking mat is makes making cookies and other homemade goodies so simple. There is no need to worry about oiling the pan or everything sticking. The 100% professional German grade, BPA free, FDA safe silicone makes it where everything just slides off when you are done cooking.
I love the BakeItFun mat because it is heat and cold resistant from -40°F to 450°F. That makes it freezer, microwave, and oven safe!!
Here are some other features and benefits of the BakeItFun mat:
• Reusable up to 2000 uses • Convenient Size: 16 ½” x 11″ fits a half-sized baking sheet • Professional 0.75mm thickness • Rulers help you measure food placement • Circles provides perfect cookies sizing • Save Money on parchment paper, cooking oils and sprays • Save the Planet by avoiding disposable baking supplies • Save Time by simply wipe with warm soapy water • Save Space With Easy Storage rolling up or laying flat • Cook with Your Kids and get them familiarized with healthier food
Overall, I really really like the BakeItFun baking mat. It has made baking so much easier, and it fits perfectly on my pans. I would definitely recommend this mat for anyone who bakes.
If you would like to purchase your very own BakeItFun Silicone Baking Mat, you can find them on Amazon. You can also connect with BakeItFun on the following social medias: