Best Steak Knife Set Victorinox

We have been in need of a steak knife set. After reading many reviews I kept seeing the Victorinox 4-3/4-Inch Straight-Edge Pointed-Tip Steak Knife, Set of 6, Rosewood Handles mentioned over and over as great steak knives. First the knives are not serrated. A serrated knife will not sharpen so that’s a no go since we are going to be cutting lots of steak!! Second this set of knives is reasonably priced. We were willing to go cheap, but another brand that was mentioned looked a bit on the cheesey side. They only come in a… Continue reading…

Cree BBR30-06527FLF LED – BR30 – 650 Lumens – 2700K Warm White

The Cree BR30 2700k LED bulbs are easily the best LED bulbs for the money when looking for replacement kitchen can lights. The warmth the 2700k color gives against the dark wood cabinets and white counter tops is amazing compared to the old flourescent., or CFL,  5000k sterile daylight bulbs we were using before. The light projection is similar which keeps the cooking areas nice and bright. The LED gives off much less heat than the CFL we are replacing. Make sure to retain the UPC from the packaging and the receipt as Cree has a 10 year… Continue reading…

Kitchen LED Under Cabinet Lighting

As we get close to finishing the kitchen, we hit our budget. I will post the beginning to end of that, once everything is complete. One thing we really wanted was under cabinet lighting. Once the backsplash went in, I started to look at what was available. Was there anything out there that we could wire without having to go through the walls? Yes with the kitchen gutted we had a chance to run more wires, but we were already moving enough electrical that I had to put a stop somewhere. Now is the time… Continue reading…

Vigo Pulldown Kitchen Spray Faucet VG02007STK2

As we demo the kitchen and get ready for the installation of new cabinets, counters and backsplash we needed to order a few additional items. One being what I think will finish off the kitchen nicely. A VIGO VG02007STK2 PullDown Kitchen Spray Faucet in Steel. The box was delivered today and I couldn’t wait to see what was inside, even though this won’t be installed until after Thanksgiving. The packaging is really nice. Each piece comes in a cloth booty, similar to expensive shoes, wallets or purses. The soap dispenser comes in a separate box… Continue reading…

Samsung Aqua-Pure Plus Refrigerator Water Filter

Edit: proper 301 redirect from my Amazon review link to the correct page. Whoops. I can always sense when the refrigerator water filter is about at the end of its life. Can you also notice that the water starts to taste a bit different? And the ice starts to look not as clear and leaves a little mineral residue after melting? Icon Blue to Red I noticed the Samsung refrigerator water filter icon, on the front panel, slowly changing from blue to purple and finally to red. I took a look inside the fridge to double… Continue reading…