I just bought a new humidifier after doing about a week of research, so hopefully I can be a little help. The main purpose of a humidifier is to get moisture into the air, sounds pretty simple. Like every other product they try to sell you on all the bells and whistles. I found that you just need one that has auto shutoff and a big enough tank to run for at least 8 hours in a average size room. You can get all of this for under $50, don't spend more than that. Warm mist is nice but it doesn't really make a difference in making the air less dry. If you get one without the warm mist you either have to use filtered or distilled water or it needs a germ killing feature. Frugal5.com is a good site that will show you which ones have the best value. They claim that the Crane Drop Shape Cool Mist, Crane EE-5200B Warm Mist and Vicks V745A Warm Mist with Auto Shut-Off provide the best value. I ended up buying the Crane Drop.
Best Product: Bionaire Ultrasonic Personal Humidifier
|12/9/12 10:53 PM|
That's a great shaver but for $200 it's not worth it. You can get a get shaver for between $50 and $80 like the Norelco PowerTouch AT810 or the Panasonic 3-Blade Wet/Dry. It's not worth over twice the price for only a 5% better shaver. Just make sure you get one that has a fast charging long lasting battery, quick charge for one shave, trimmer, warranty and is washable. Frugal5 has a great writeup at http://www.frugal5.com/Best-Electric-Shaver-For-The-Money
The Best Electric Shaver: Braun Series 7 790cc Pulsonic Shaver Tech Test Lab Review
|12/5/12 9:14 AM|
I just moved to a new place and wanted to get a great vacuum at a great price. I did a bunch of research and found that a lot of the expensive vacuums aren't the best. If you have allergies you should get a bagged vacuum with HEPA. If you don't you can go with a regular bagless without HEPA. Make sure has both carpet and floor settings, has multiple attachments and a powerful motor (at least 10 amps). Make sure it also has a warranty. You don't really need dirt sensors and retractable cord.
Reader Roundup: The Best Vacuum?
|11/29/12 10:48 PM|
Make sure your next heater can heat an average size room, has low noise, multiple temperature settings, safety features and a thermostat. Don't buy it if it doesn't have all of that. Things you really don't need are an air ionizer, auto shut off, digital display, remote control or timer. Frugal5.com did a great writeup at http://www.frugal5.com/Best-Electric-Heater-For-The-Money on how to get the most for your money, they recommend the following heaters as having the best bank for your buck:
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|11/26/12 12:32 AM|