How To Choose The Right Sports Watch

A simple multi-function “sports” watch is a cheap ($20 to $100) and practical tool for all forms of exercise. They also make good watches for active kids and teenagers. Popular brands include Casio and Timex (1440, Ironman). Sports watches are relatively simple, yet their detailed specifications contain a few “gotchas” that can trip-up unwary buyers.…

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All About Keyless Entry Combination Keypad Home Door Locks

  Keyless door locksets differ in their mechanical quality, password strength, password administration flexibility and bypass or battery backup features. Keyless door locks cost between $50 and a few hundred dollars. Popular lockset (complete lock kit, including strike plate) brands include Schlage, Samsung (EZON), Kwikset, DigiLock, Trilogy and Simplex. A keyless door lock means: Protection…

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All About Home Popcorn Makers

Compared to microwave popcorn bags, making popcorn with popcorn poppers: Is cheaper. Makes better-tasting popcorn. Allows control over the type and amount of oil and seasoning. Is more fun. Popular brands of popcorn makers include Cuisinart, Nostalgia, West Bend (Stir Crazy), Presto, Wabash Valley Farms (Whirley Pop) and Back to Basics. Electric Stirrer Hotplate Popcorn…

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All About Carbon Steel Knife Blades

“Carbon steel” refers to non-stainless steel – steels that don’t contain Chromium and therefore rust easily. While stainless steel blades dominate the market, from cheap supermarket knives to expensive brands costing hundreds of dollars, there are good reasons to get a plain carbon steel knife. You probably already own a few carbon steel tools. Axes,…

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