How to Evaluate Vacuum Sealers

Big supermarkets are no longer the only ones who uses vacuum sealers to keep their food safe. With the advent of technology, especially when it comes to home appliances, many manufacturers have succeeded in creating a a small food sealer in the size of printer that can get inside any average kitchen. Many people are not yet aware that these food saving machines exist. Whether it’s for extending the life of your food or saving your dinner leftovers, vacuum sealers are adds a real value to the modern kitchen.


A vacuum sealing system works by removing air from the bag in which food is put. Less oxygen in the package contributes to the preservation of the freshness of it and limits bacterial growth which could result in spoiling your food. The best vacuum sealer will help you food in bulk fast and with easy. The more a food saver can draw air, the better it is for extending the life of your preserved food. It’s calculated that sealing food with these type of devices would triple the duration which you can leave your food before using it. After sealing it, all you have to do is to find a place for it in your freezer. That way you would have saved food and also money.
I think that you’re starting to consider buying a vacuum sealer. But there’s still a somethings to take in consideration. Because of the great amount of models out there, choosing the best vacuum sealer is not an easy task. I’ve chosen for you some key characteristics to look for in order to pick the on that suits best.

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Sealer’s Type

First, type is an important point to examine when looking for the best vacuum sealer. By type, I essentially mean the purpose which the vacuum sealing system is designed for. Vacuum sealers are not all designed for the same tasks. You find some models which are best for fruits and vegetables and others which are best for meat. You can also find vacuum sealers which you can use also to save jewelry or other previous stuff. So when the brand is well-known and claims to fulfill all these tasks, all you have to do is check some customers reviews to verify if it’s true and get your credit card out.


The second thing you must consider when buying a vacuum sealer is the portability. This would depend on your needs. But if you care much about getting the lower carbon footprint, then you may consider a handheld vacuum sealer. Nevertheless, you should be aware that generally, portable and lightweight sealers are not the best in terms of performance and are not the most durable. The alternative is of course not a sealer of the size of a fridge, which will of course be annoying, but there are vacuum sealers which are medium in size and will perform tasks quickly and effectively and will last very long.

Sealing Mechanism

The last thing you must pay attention to is the the sealing mechanism. This is usually explicitly mentioned in the product’s features. A good vacuum sealer will have a quality heating bar. In addition to strength, in order to nicely seal food, these devices are equipped with heating bars featuring silicone frames. Cheap vacuum sealers usually have a weakly made sealing mechanism, so make sure to look at reviews and examine features closely.

I hope this article will make your journey to the best vacuum sealer easier. Don’t forget to share the post with you friends, sharing is caring.

Quality First, Price Second

It’s never too late to reflect on the idea of quality versus price in consumer products, especially when the hectic shopping season approaches. The finding of some studies across the web and in academia that perceived quality and actual quality both ranked near the top of the importance list is not surprising and this is what I will be talking about in this post.

There aren’t lately a lot of clothing and footwear companies that have enter new territories when it comes to product quality. In-house repar has become a service offered by these companies in order to encourage customers to fix their damaged items as it will save these items from being thrown in the garbage. Another more creative activity which other companies have begun to adopt is to resell old, used items. By cancelling this culture of getting rid of an item after it’s worn for a period of time, these companies have inspired their customers with a sense of recycle and renew that draws attention to the quality side of their business. In this context, being “old” is a value which customers of these companies praise and are proud of telling.


Matt LaBarge, a Store Manager at Happy Feet Plus store in Clearwater, FL, told the story of a customer which have bought a pair of Finn Comfort footwear in 1998 and which returned in the spring of 2013. This customer was there to ask for a resole for his 15 years old Finns. The Store Manager was a bit skeptical because of the relative freshness of this customer’s shoes which looked to be no more than six months to a year old only. What was more surprising is that it was only the third resole that this customer was about to buy since he bought them from HappyFeet 15 years ago. He also added that there was no need for special care other than just the occasional polish.

Many shoes stores are offering in-house repair service for footwear brands like Finn Comfort and Birkenstock. This is an indication that these brands produce quality shoes as most of the parts of these shoes stay intact. In many cases, purchasing a pair of expensive,quality shoes, which you can repair after years, ends up ends up with a lower cost than three medium quality shoes.


All Wooden Watches

Many people, when imagining a wooden watch, think of a chunky piece of wood. Today, it’s no longer the case. Brands like Treehut, Garwood and WeWOOD have made a entirely a business out of making wooden watches. The Garwood makes all wooden watches, meaning the watch case and the band, while Treehut, in addition to all wooden watches, manufactures watches by mixing wood and leather straps or wood and canvas.

All Wooden Watches Wood Types

700x460_unique_woods_large-300x197Wooden watches manufacturers creatively choose different types of wood. Koa wood, Bamboo, Sandalwood, Ebony Rosewood and many others. Some wood types are stronger than others, but because it’s also fashion, the look is the mainly criteria of choice. Zebrawood on of the most used wood type as it has a unique and appealing pattern that is naturally designed by the creator of the universe. A Zebrawood watch doesn’t require much design additions because it’s already an intrinsic authentic look. The grain found on wood is also a feature that makes a watch unique. Black, Beige, Brown, Chocolate all are colors that can be found on wooden watches.

An All Wooden Watch is Eco-Friendly

These watches have the specificity to be made out of a sustainable material, wood. Many wood watches brands have made the current Eco-Friendliness trend an advantage to promote and help sell their all wooden watches. WeWOOD for example, states it clearly in their slogan that says: “You Buy a Watch We Plant A Tree”. According to WeWOOD, the company have contributed to over 400 000 trees planting worldwide.


Is A Wood Watch Water Resistant

If an all wooden watch has a con, it’s this one. Wooden watches manufacturers have not at this moment found a way to make an all wooden watch entirely water resistant. They call it “Splash proof”. An expression used by watches brands to indicate that the watch only resistant a “Splash” of water and that you can’t swim or dive with it. A splash of water in real life means while washing your hands or when it’s raining. This will not bother many people because not everybody is engaged in a regular swimming activities. In case someone want to swim, he can simply put the watch aside.

Prices of All Wooden Watches

The prices of “good” wooden watches are between $70 and $300 most of the time. I’m talking here about well known watchmakers. You can also find prices lower than that, but as you know this is most of the time an indicator of the poor quality. I personally stumbled upon wood watches costing %20 and they were a clear copy of known brands like Garwood and Treehut, so beware.

Finally, I would say that wooden watches are coming back, but not as an gift item offered in romantic occasions, but as a real piece of fashion that you can proudly wear with even a formal suite.

Dehumidifiers to Fight Mold

Many people have installed a dehumidifier in their home as they have felt the need for it to relieve their health pain. Dehumidifiers are designed to remove moisture found indoor. Because excessive levels of moisture inside homes causes mold to grow in certain part of the house, this constitutes a big threat for many people especially the weaker ones like babies and old people. Excessive moisture could also result in aggravating allergies and triggering asthma attacks which in certain cases could threaten sufferers lives. This is why dehumidifiers have become popular lately as people have become more aware of high humidity levels danger.

Dehumidifiers condensate the air and collects excess of moisture by stocking it in a water tank. The water tank or bucket should be emptied every time it reaches the maximum container capacity or else the dehumidifier will stop doing its job. Another option is possible in certain dehumidifiers models and which allows the unit to run continuously without interruption using a drain hose. The drain hose works like the one of the washing machine and let water pass through it so that the water bucket is not needed and therefore not emptying is needed. The air circulating in a room has a humidity level and it´s a dehumidifier that works to suction this air, removes its moisture and get it back to the room. It´s important to know that windows should be closed in order to get a better dehumidifying experience. Air conditioners could also dehumidify the air, but not as effectively as a dehumidifier as it´s specially made for this task.

Dehumidifiers are mainly used in parts of the house where water is being used most like bathrooms and kitchens. Basements are also a place where dehumidifiers are used as it´s a place where dampness is found. Moisture is found in buildings and houses where there are plumbing systems which weren’t properly designed or installed. Fixing plumbing is also a way to avoid having moisture indoor.
There are different sizes of dehumidifiers. These sizes vary according to the capacity of dehumidifying per day. This capacity is measured in pints per 24 hour. You find on the market 10 to 95 pints humidifiers and which the price increases as capacity does. Drain Power, tank capacity and Energy Efficiency are all characteristics which are worth considering when reading a review on a dehumidifier. In order to know which capacity is enough for you, you have to measure the square footage and check the condition of the room you want to dehumidify. After this step you can use a dehumidifiers sizing chart which will help you find in which category your room falls.

Don´t forget to check the warranty of the dehumidifier after purchasing it so that you don´t expire it unwillingly. Also it´s important to know the the water collected in the dehumidifier´s bucket is not for drink.

Invicta Pro Diver Watches

The Invicta Pro Diver is the name of a collection by the American watchmaker having in mind to produce watches designed for sea divers and water sports fans. As for all respected diver watches, Invicta Pro Diver timepieces are capable to endure being submerged deep in the sea and has a high water resistance which is 200 meters.
While the very high price of the Rolex Submariner is what holds many watches fans and collectors, the Invicta Pro Diver watches are here to make the dream come true (nearly). These watches are an inexpensive alternative of the Submariner which you can’t tell difference while standing far from the wearer’s wrist. And this is not a very poor copy of the Rolex but a decent copy that, when considering the price, is a real success.


Invicta Pro Diver Design

Let’s start with the Bezel. The Unidirectional bezels are another specialty of the diver watch as they are designed to count elapsed time as well as time remaining which is very important for divers when they are underwater and must get out of it after a specific duration. It’s useful to take a look at the bezel markers every five minutes so that you can be aware of the elapsed time. Why unidirectional? One of the main reasons is that in the case the bezel has rotated accidentally, the duration counted will only be longer than what is really and which is an intelligent security feature.
Invicta is famous for its flame-fusion crystal with which most of its watches are equipped. In order to be protected from scratch and shatter, the Pro Diver watches use either this one or the sapphire coated crystals while some cheap models from the same collection are equipped with mineral crystal also shatter proof but are lower in terms of protection compared to flame-fusion and sapphire crystals.
Most of Invicta Pro Diver watches are made of stainless steel both the level of the case as well as the band. The stainless steel is a corrosion resistant material which is important to resist salt water. On other Pro Diver models, you find a rubber band also called polyurethane strap and that also has some positive features like endurance and firmitude.

Pro Diver’s Water Resistance

When you talk about divers watch you implicitly mean water resistant. In order to be labelled as such, a good divers watch must be capable of enduring submersion between 660 to 980 ft. Even though you don’t intend to go as deep as 660 feet in water, this figure is imperative in order to be certified water resistant because watchmakers test for resistance is done in static water environment. This is why it’s crucial to raise the water resistance to that level because in reality conditions are more extreme than in a regular test environment. To produce a watch which resists 660 ft. as well as difficult conditions, the whole structure must be solid and capable to endure intense pressure.


Screw Down Crown

The screw down crown is common feature of the majority of Invicta Pro Diver watches. This is another feature related to water resistance as it provides resistance against water infiltration inside the watch. In order to function as it should, the screw down crown should be tightly screw down before getting in water. On many Invicta watches, the water resistance is not active if the crown is not screw down and the warranty will void.


I think the Pro Diver will remain the most popular Invicta collection of all. It has all the ingredients of a decent watch, a nice design, not so big only 40mm wide in case, 200m water resistant, many watches in the collection are equipped with a Swiss automatic movement which makes the watch independent of a battery and finally a low price at such point that you can even find a new Pro Diver for under $80.

Germguardian AC4825 Review

Germguardian AC4826 is an air purifier ideal for getting dealing with particles found in the air of your home such as household dust, pet dander, mold spores and plant pollen. The AC4825 is 3-in-1 air cleaning system, which I will explain later in this review, is equipped with various technologies like HEPA Filter, UV-C and a carbon filter. All these technologies are here to improve the air quality of modern homes and is also a nice idea for dusty work environment even if you aren’t an allergy sufferer. This unit is also capable of reducing bad odors in your home.


The Air Cleaning Process

The Germguardian AC4825 work to clean the air via a superposition of filters (Charcoal Filter, HEPA and UV-C). The air enters from the back of the unit and is sent after being cleaned to get out from the front all in three major steps.
First, a charcoal filter and pre-filter works to catch large particles like lint and dust, as well as to reduce household odors such as smoke and cooking.
Then, the HEPA Filters captures particles like plant pollen, pet dander and dust mites. According to Guardian Technologies, the HEPA FIlter is capable of capturing 99.97% of airborne pollutants. The HEPA filtration system is recommended by doctors (to reduce exposure to indoor asthma triggers) according to the American Academy of Pediatrics Allergy & Immunology.
Finally, Ultraviolet Light (UV-C) comes in to play to get rid of airborne viriuses and bacteria. The UV-C option could be turn ON and OFF via a button anytime. When it’s turned on, a blue led light up so that you could know it’s running.
The Germguardian AC4826 comes with a A manual where it shows y how to replace the filter and the bulb as well as warranty information. It’s also recommended by Guardian Technologies to replace the filters only by genuine ones to ensure the best performance of the unit.

Reasons to get a Germguardian

The Germguardian is a good technological piece which is destined for people having cats from which make them sneezing and having water in their eyes and also for people wanting to reduce odors such as smoking and cooking. Additionally, the price of the AC4825 is really cheap when comparing it to to many other air purifies which are more expensive ( 300 or 400 bucks), especially when considering the cost of replacing filter in the case of other air cleaning system when you have to change them every two months. This Germguardian’s filters in the other hand should only be replaced every 6 month to ensure that the unit is running at an optimal level.

Nixon Watches Review

Like every fashion item on which opinions differ, Nixon watches are not an exception. So let´s discover together this serious looking watchmaker.
Nixon is American watches brand which was founded in the 90s in California, Encinitas more precisely. Because of its focus on the youth lifestyle, teenagers are the ones who pushed its popularity forward, especially skaters and surfers. Watches are not the only product which Nixon manufactures, shirts wallets and headphones are also other items which are produced by the American brand which now is owned by Billabong (still surf/skate scene). Some people are accusing the brand of not being elegant and unable to fly under the radar. Nixon’s effort to come with creative designs is noticeable.

Nixon Movements

Nixon has also attempted recently to integrate better movements in all of their timepieces and which are mostly Japanese or Swiss movements. They have series of full Swiss automatic watches. One of these is the the classy Nixon automatic II A209 and which watches connoisseur suspects it to to be ETA 2824-2 25-jewel movements or possibly the Sellita SW200 clone. This Nixon watch model is one of the expensive one out there.

A Popular Nixon Watch

One of the popular Nixon watches that has got attention is the Nixon Banks. Eventhough the movement is not very appreciated by some. Another con of this one is that it has individual tiny battery running each dial which means the 3 have to be replaced, and sometimes, all at different intervals of time. This ends up to be a costy watch like many other Nixon watches. But the Nixon Banks is a very elegant modern watch.
I was surfing on the net this morning and stumbled upon an article in askmen in which was a question from a watch knob saying that he wanted a watch that’s around the same price range as Nixon but as stylish as their watches. This person was a woman wanting to buy her husband a watch for his birthday. The answer from the post author was really funny making stating that Nixon doesn’t deserve attention which I don’t agree with. This guy and like many fashionistOS, is probably comparing Nixon to major, expensive, brands like Rolex.
Nixon has got a great attention of the public, forums users are even posting an entire thread dedicated to their watches to discuss the quality and features of them. That said, they are very nice looking timepieces worthy of attention and there a lot of discounts out there on these watches that will encourage you to try one of them.

Festool Dust Extractors

In every workshop there are dangers that vary in level and also in clearness. Woodworking is a field where you can find both, the danger of being cut by a tool or a machine and also that of getting a respiratory condition like the Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) because of dust. Dust is a silent enemy that, as time goes by, could lead to serious problems. The rise of dust collection systems in the market is a clear sign of awareness when it comes to dust related risks. Now the competition of these woodworking machines is on the level of how fast you catch these particles, as well as how much clean a workshop could get. On a daily basis, the cleaning system must perform its task at optimal level to achieve the goal of healthy environment. Previously a Shopvac was the utlimate idea, now we talk about Dust Collection System or in Festool’s jargon, a Dust Extractor. Festool Dust Extractors are these small units (compared to how big a ShopVac is) are capable of execute the dust collection task almost perfectly. Before dust even appear it has already found a place to go. Festool Dust Extractors connects to the power tool before it starts to work. In that way, dust is caught before it propagates in the workshop. This is a great news for woodworkers. Not only a dust free workshop is good for your health, but it’s also good for your business. Clients would also appreciate a clean wood workshop. Also, a dust free workshop is good for productivity. Festool Dust Extractors have received good reviews on the overall, especially the CT26 which is the most popular one. There are other smaller versions like the CT MINI and The CT MIDI which are a $100 less. Festool Dust Extractors are certainly not the cheapest tools you will have on your shop, but it’s one of the most important ones to have.