Latest articles from Pat Daniels
Jan 19, 2020
Home & Kitchen
A Guide to the Best Ceramic Heaters
Many times you'll want to heat just a particular area or room, for fast relief from the biting cold. Previously people had fireplaces in their homes to keep them warm. But there were several disadvantages to using firewood--some of them even life-threatening. Ceramic space heaters are a popular, safe alternative. They work on the basic principle of a ceramic heating element, which generates heat when we apply voltage to it. Typically, fine aluminum fins are connected to the ceramic element in this device. These fins catch the heat from the ceramic element, and a blower fan from the back of these fins releases air. This air eventually gets warm when it passes through the fins and keeps the room warm.
Dec 03, 2019
Home & Kitchen
Great Christmas Decorations for 2019
Since Christmas is now just around the corner, it’s a time for great celebrations and decorating our homes. To make the forthcoming Christmas holidays memorable, it’s advisable to use Christmas decorations--ornaments that have almost become part of Christmas traditions worldwide. There are various reasons why people apply Christmas decorations during the festive season. These include making the occasion more fun and strengthening family bonds by having each member participate in the decorations. There are different kinds of Christmas decorations including outdoor and indoor Christmas decorations. You can buy these decorations from the local stores, online, or in souvenir shops. This article provides you with essential tips on how to buy decorations, how to get best deals, what to consider when buying them and others.
Dec 02, 2019
Sports & Outdoors
The Best Sleds for Kids of 2019
Sleds are made for winter fun. They facilitate whipping through the snow, sliding across wide expanses of ice, not to mention racing down a gentle slope. Thus, while the winter season can put a damper on some outdoor family bonding activities, it doesn’t have to curtail all fun activities with your family. Getting sleds for your family--and your kids in particular--will allow you to have some snow days together, or redirect your kids’ high energy to a fun activity. The holidays are just around the corner, so if you decide to purchase a sled for your kids, below is a look at some of the things you should consider, not to mention a compilation of some of the best sleds for kids in the market.
Nov 10, 2019
Patio, Lawn & Garden
A Guide to the Best Turkey Fryers of 2019
Turkey fryers are propane-powered or electric cooking stoves used for deep frying turkeys. They are an excellent alternative to the oven--especially among people who love deep-fried meat. For this year’s Thanksgiving, surprise your family and guests with juicy pieces of perfectly deep-fried turkey. And once the holiday is over, clean up your fryer and use it for other weekend deep-frying experiments. Truth be told, turkey fryers can be challenging to use and a little dangerous if you don't follow proper precautions. But they are also exciting and allow you to experiment with all of your deep-frying recipes. What's more, they cook turkeys in less than 45 minutes—a fraction of the three hours it takes to roast meat!
Nov 10, 2019
Home & Kitchen
A Guide to the Best Oven Mitts of 2019
Oven mitts are insulated gloves used for protection against hot ovens, cookware, and stoves. They are made of thick layers of heat-resistant materials such as cotton, rubber, and silicone. Some gloves also feature water-resistant and stain-resistant fabrics for easy maintenance. If you generally grab a towel to protect your hands from hot kitchen objects, consider buying a pair of cool oven mitts instead. They offer protection against temperatures up to 250 C, which is way hotter than anything that you'll probably have to confront in your kitchen. But where do you find such excellent mitts? Stick around to find out how to pick out excellent oven gloves and our top picks for the best mitts to buy.
Oct 07, 2019
Home & Kitchen
A Guide to the Best Portable Heaters of 2019
Portable heaters are an essential piece of equipment in your home when you want to heat specific areas. When buying these heaters, you need to understand their features, performance, their benefits and the best brands and models you can use. This guide gives you an insight into the best portable heaters and what features you need to look at when selecting the right unit for you. What Are Portable Heaters? A portable heater is a small piece of heating equipment designed to heat up targeted, small spaces. Portable heaters cannot adequately heat a large space or several rooms; however, they can be used to provide short, targeted warmth. For example, you can use the heaters to heat the bathroom or bedroom.
Oct 07, 2019
Tools & Home Improvement
The Best Water Heaters with Shower Heads
What are Water Heaters with Shower Heads? A water heater integrated into a showerhead is an appliance that is relatively small and intended to supply you with on-demand hot water in your home for your showering needs. A showerhead water heater eliminates the need for storing hot water in a tank or relying on a boiler. This is one essential reason why you should have an electric shower head in your home. Apart from not requiring the maintenance of a tank full of hot water when not in use, you will also benefit from a continuous supply of hot water for your needs. A heated shower head works just like any other electrical appliance that you use at home which employs a heating element, such as a hairdryer or an electric toaster. An electric shower water heater contains a heating element that heats the cold water as it passes through the unit so that by the time it passes through the showerhead, it is warm or hot.
Oct 03, 2019
Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry
Some of the Best Pocket Umbrellas of 2019
Do you love adventure? Are you already planning another one? Then you could surely use a cute compact umbrella on your adventure: something that will bravely handle any weather--and look super-cool as well. Compact umbrellas are made of a middle shaft and a folding frame that comes in a variety of styles and sizes. Just as the name suggests, these umbrellas are capable of folding down to a compact unit, comfortable and light enough to carry around. Therefore, if you want to avoid bad weather putting a damper on your day while on your adventure, you will need the right compact umbrella. With so many now in the market, there are key elements that make the best compact umbrellas. Below are a few vital elements you should check to ensure you are buying the right product, and that your trip won’t be ruined.