How I got my new vacuum cleaner

Recently I had to buy a new vacuum cleaner. My old one has lost suction power and no matter what I tried in order to fix it, the problem didn’t go away. As I have pets, I simply cannot survive without a powerful vacuum cleaner to get rid of pet hair and other related particles, so I had to bite the bullet and get a brand new one. With so many vacuum cleaners out there, it’s never been an easy choice. Also, after having owned the last vacuum for just three years before it started causing trouble, I wanted to invest more time and effort in making sure I got the right one this time. Here are a few things I did that helped me find one I’m happy with.

Firstly, I went online and started reading reviews. I narrowed down my search to those vacuum cleaners that had plenty of positive ratings, particularly for what I was after, i.e. getting rid of pet hair in a multi-pet household. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these were all from major, well-known brands. I don’t know if this is because these brands are really better, or because people just prefer to go for a big name, so those are the vacuum cleaners that generally do well. Either way, it was encouraging.

I also went on a few consumer forums and posed some specific questions about what I wanted to know. In particular – how long does the machine last before it starts losing power, are there any known issues, etc. Then I started asking around among my friends, many of whom have pets as well. It’s not exactly scientific, but other people’s experience can definitely count for something, especially if the experience is bad in any way. Ultimately, if things are going to go wrong with an appliance, they’ll have gone wrong already for someone you either know or can get in touch with online. It actually put me off buying what I thought was going to be a really good vacuum cleaner, because I kept seeing people complaining about it. It’s a shame when you think you’ve found what you’re looking for, but better to know before you buy and end up experiencing the same problem yourself.

I actually went to some friends’ houses and tried out their vacuum cleaners for myself to see how they handle. Having a bad back means I prefer upright vacuums, but they’re not all the same, so it’s definitely worth trying a few to see which one feels the best. This may seem like a lot of work just for buying a household appliance, but a good vacuum cleaner should really last you for life and such things don’t tend to come cheap. I’m glad I took the time to do proper research and choose a reliable, long-lasting machine that does exactly what I want and stands a chance of being with me for a very long time. An added bonus is a good guarantee and customer service, in case anything does go wrong in the future.

Understanding food processors

It is no secret that food processors have taken the hard work out of kitchen preparation tasks. Right from grating to chopping, mixing and pureeing, food processors have been effective in making work easier in the kitchen. However, it is advisable to be careful on the type of food processors you go for since some of them may end up being a liability rather than an asset in your kitchen. Good processors come in different sizes, designs, and functionalities. It would therefore be up to you as the user to pick out one that will be most beneficial to you.

Deciding between a food processor and a mini chopper

Food processors are basically meant to help make the preparation of food faster, easy and hassle free. Mrs Foodprep notes that they help save precious times that would otherwise have been wasted with the traditional prep methods in the kitchen. These appliances range from large beastly sizes to the smaller ones that can be used for small-scale cooking. On the other hand, there are mini choppers that are mostly popular in small kitchens. These are meant for small amounts of chopping. In essence, mini choppers can be termed as smaller versions of food processors.
However, many have been torn between going for smaller food processors or sticking with mini choppers. One thing that needs to be realized here is that food processors are all about saving time. While a mini chopper can do the same amount of work that can be done by a smaller food processor, the same cannot e said about the time taken. In this regard, therefore, a food processor would be ideal if you are in a hurry or need to prepare large amounts within a short time. What’s more, a food processor can do so much more apart from simply chopping and pureeing which is synonymous with mini choppers.

What to consider when buying a food processor

The first thing you would need to take into consideration is the size of the appliance. Always ensure that you consider the size of your countertop before you buy the processor. This will also include checking the height of your cabinet to ensure that you do not face challenges when storing it. Above all, the size of food processor you will go for will be determined by the size of the family or food being prepared.

The other factor you will need to consider is the size of the feeding tube, the larger, the better. Most food processors come equipped with a lid that has a wider tube. This ensures that you process larger items like cucumbers and potatoes without the need to chop them first. Bowl sizes also matter much in a food processor. Large capacity bowls are ideal since they ensure bigger batches.

Whatever the type of food processor you go for, ensure that you get one that fits not only your budget but also your food preparation needs. This will go a long way in improving efficiency in your kitchen.