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Breville Smart Oven Review #HolidayGiftGuide2015 #Besttoasterever #HammacherSchlemmer

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  • 1800-watt convection toaster oven with 0.8-cubic-foot nonstick interior
  • Element IQ technology for smarter control over the heat; 9 pre-set functions. Blue back-lit LCD screen turns orange during pre-heating.
  • 5 quartz heating elements; user-friendly control panel; LCD screen; 3 rack positions
  • Auto-eject wire rack; removable crumb tray; pizza pan, baking pan, and broil rack included
  • Measures 18-1/2 by 16-1/4 by 11-1/4 incheshammacher Schlemmer

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If you are like me, you have tried quite a few toasters in your time. I never realized what I was missing out on until I tried out the Breville Smart Oven. It not only impressed the crap out of me, but it is all my husband has talked about lately. We even gave our toasters away. We had a toaster just for bread slices and a small Black N Decker toaster. Both were replaced by the Breville Smart Oven within a couple of days. We needed the extra counter space, so they found another home.

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I tried cooking the following items so far with the Breville Smart Oven:

  1. Fries
  2. Cookies
  3. Toast
  4. Bagels
  5. English Muffins
  6. Nachos
  7. Pizza
  8. A Whole Chicken (This was my favorite)
  9. Amy’s Bagel Bites
  10. Waffles
  11. Hotdogs

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We seriously use the Breville Smart Oven EVERYDAY!! I don’t know where it has been all my life, and I love how fast it heats up, and I don’t have the need to use my gas stove as much, which is helping to keep our bill lower. The gas heat is running to keep the house warm this winter and being able to use the Breville Smart Oven to cook meals has been awesome. We do keep it unplugged because Henry grabbed a chair one day and turned it on, so if you have toddlers, I would keep it unplugged because they might get curious.

 

 

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After every use, we do wipe it down, and it looks just as new as when we first received it. None of the pans that come with the toaster are dishwasher safe, so you will have to wash those by hand which has not been a problem for me. We used tinfoil to protect a lot of the pans. When it came to the chicken, we didn’t use foil because it could have been possible fire hazard, so you will have to use your own judgement with that one and read the instruction manual for the best way to apply the foil.

 

 

 

“This toaster oven earned The Best rating from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because it quickly cooked perfect pizzas and cookies and maintained a constant cooking temperature. The Best Toaster Oven’s internal temperature varied only 4% across the entire oven, far superior to lesser units that varied by as much as 12% and cooked food unevenly. The Best model has 10 settings designed for specific foods such as pizza, bagels, and cookies, and it suggests ideal cooking temperatures and times for each foodstuff and automatically adjusts the heat for optimal results. The 1,800-watt oven broils, cooks with convection, and defrosts at the touch of a button, its easy-to-read LCD shows temperatures and cooking times, and the 0.8 cubic foot interior accommodates a 13″ pizza, six pieces of toast, and most 3 1/2-quart Dutch ovens. 11 1/4″ H x 18 1/2″ W x 16″ D. (21 1/2 lbs.)”

 

 

Whether you decided to buy this Breville Smart Oven for yourself or a loved one you will not regret it. It is a huge investment and with a lifetime guarantee from Hammacher Schlemmer you really don’t have anything to lose. Shop Here.

 

 

Two boys and a hubby did not receive any compensation for this post. Disclosure: I did receive the product for free to try and am sharing my opinion with you. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Design and Drill Review #HolidayGiftGuide2015

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Educations insights Design and Drill took me back to my childhood. It reminded me Lite-Brites if any of you remember what that is. Yep…I’m old. lol. Anyways… with Design and Drill you can place the screws in various places and design something awesome. Once you are done all you have to do is turn on the lights on to see your creation light up the room. It looks even cooler in the dark. You can also have the lights on when you are creating your design. It is all up to you!

This is what Adam came up with!

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Two boys and a hubby did not receive any compensation for this post. Disclosure: I did receive the product for free to try and am sharing my opinion with you. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Pet Playland Building Set Review #HolidayGiftGuide2015

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Learning Resources Pet Playland Building set is so awesome!! I find myself taking this out of our game closet everyday to play with my 3 1/2 year old. I am not sure who has more fun with it…me or him?

 

 

Product Description

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Create a whirling wonderland of your favorite pets! This enjoyable set includes four friendly pets, two Ferris wheel carriages, a teacup, an airplane, and more! Watch as the Ferris wheel, airplane, and teacup all spin with the simple twist of the gear handle. Colorful mix-and-match pieces add to the fun and allow for endless combinations and designs. Compatible with all Gears! Gears! Gears! sets for even more imagination and fun!

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I was worried that Adam would have trouble with the Pet Playland since it said 4+. He won’t be 4 until the end of May, but he had no problem at all. He was so proud of himself when he was done. His one year old brother just went crazy for the little pets. He would steal them off the table and run around the house just laughing at their little faces. lol. It was hilarious. If you are struggling finding gift ideas for kids around my little guys age I highly suggest this toy. It made him really think about where to put things to get the gears moving and we have a blast playing with it together.
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Two boys and a hubby did not receive any compensation for this post. Disclosure: I did receive the product for free to try and am sharing my opinion with you. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

EZPZ Mixes Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide2015

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Adam just loves cooking with me in the kitchen, so when I heard about EZPZ mixes I knew that it would be the perfect fit for us.

 

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Check out Adam and I making these in the kitchen below for our review.

We received:

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Brown Cow Cupcake Kit

6-Mini Cupcake Pan

Set of Mixing Bowls

Baking Tools/Set of 3

Child’s Oven Mitts

 

 

As you can see in the video Adam did a pretty good job for a 3 year old, but EZPZ mixes are designed for ages 6+. I think a 3 year old can do it as long as they are helped by a parent. Adam and I had a lot of fun either way and the result was delicious!

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GIVEAWAY:

Brown Cow GA OMWinner will receive:

Brown Cow Cupcake Kit

6-Mini Cupcake Pan

Set of Mixing Bowls

Baking Tools/Set of 3

Child’s Oven Mitts

 

 

Giveaway is for US Residents only

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: EZPZ Mixes Review and Giveaway

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Two boys and a hubby did not receive any compensation for this post. Disclosure: I did receive the product for free to try and am sharing my opinion with you. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.