Wednesday, June 29, 2016

REVIEW: Levoit Elora Natural Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp

Levoit Elora Natural Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp: Stainless Steel Base, Touch Brightness Dimmable Control

I had heard of a Salt Lamp before, but never had the experience of using one. I was excited to review this. It comes in a beautiful red box with 2 carrying handles.

The Salt lamp is well packed in styrofoam and shrink wrapped in plastic. So when it arrives, it will be intact and well protected.

Each Salt Lamp is unique and shaped differently. I love the look of the one I received. Yes this is a hunk of salt, so of course I had to lick it to see. Tastes like salt. I don't suggest everyone to lick their lamp, but I had always wondered how it tasted.

The Salt Lamp has a stainless steel base and is about 8.9 pounds, 11.3 x 7.1 x 7.1 inches. Since each one is Natural Himalayan Crystal Salt and hand-selected for the highest quality, the size and weight will vary. It comes with an extra bulb, but keep in mind there already is a bulb in so you don't have to unscrew the 4 screws on bottom to replace until you need a new bulb. The max power is 15W so using this should be very little electricity used and cost very little. 

The Salt Lamp has touch control lighting. It's dimmable and you just press and hold the touch control on the cord to adjust. 

I found the lighting to be a very natural earthy glow. It's also elegant to add to your decor. I learned the lamp has many healthy benefits. The Salt lamp emits ions that counter-balance electromagnetic radiation caused by your household appliances. It can help you in many positive ways: Reduces physical fatigue, stress, anxiety, purifies air, improves breathing, increased energy, reduces allergies, sluggishness, helps you to relax and helps to fight insomnia. I love that! I have it near me at the computer while working and it is very relaxing.

I love the little bumps and different shading areas of the Salt Lamp. It gives off a unique glow with some darker areas and lighter in others with little speckles here and there. It's like no other lamp I've ever had. I played with the lighting control to set it to where I like it the most. It's very sturdy and well made. Absolutely love this and would recommend to others.

*Disclaimer: I received this product for free in an exchange for my honest review.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

REVIEW: Zestkit Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker

I am reviewing a Zestkit Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker, 1 Liter 8 Cup, Double Wall Double Screen Food-Grade Stainless Steel French Coffee Press.

This kit contained a Stainless Steel Coffee Maker with plunger, 2 extra filter screens, measuring spoon with built in clip on the handle to close your coffee bag and instruction booklet.

This is a very nice little Coffee Maker, I was impressed! This holds 8 cups (64 ounces) of coffee and you can make just 1 cup or all 8 at once.

For me I had to play with the amounts to find the right strength for me. I preferred 2 whole scoops to 8 ounces of water for the perfect brew. To start, you remove the plunger and add preferred amount of ground coffee grounds, then add hot water. (1 teaspoon of ground coffee for every 4 ounces water.) Then replace the plunger without pressing handle down. Let it steep for 3-4 minutes. I like my coffee a bit stronger so I let mine steep for 4 minutes.Then slowly press plunger handle all the way down so the coffee is separated from the coffee grounds.

Then pour your cup of coffee right away. I also added cream and sweetener in my mug before pouring coffee.
My coffee was very smooth, no coffee grounds floating and worked perfectly. This is a great little French Coffee Press and I love it! Very easy to use. After using I dumped the coffee grounds and hand washed, turned over on a dish towel to dry. I love that this is Stainless Steel, looks very sleek, is very sturdy and will last.

*Disclaimer: I received this product for free in an exchange for my honest review.

REVIEW: FANOR Reusable K-cup Coffee Filter

Today I am reviewing the FANOR Reusable K-cup Coffee Filter for Keurig 2.0 and 1.0 Brewers (3, Purple)

I was searching for an alternative to the disposable Keurig K-Cups and ran across these and decided to buy them and give them a try. I love that these are made from 100% BPA & Lead Free material with a 100% silicone O-Ring. Since they are reusable, less waste for the landfills!

It feels very sturdy and not flimsy at all. I filled my ground coffee just under the line on the inside of the filter and my coffee brewed nicely. The lid closes nice and tight so no spillage. 

The screen on this filter, the holes are so small that it helps to keep out the coffee grounds from your coffee cup. The dolphins on the side of the filter are cute and whimsical, a cute charm to add.

 This worked perfectly with my Keurig 2.0 and had no problems. 

Perfect roast, jut the way I like it.  I would recommend this coffee filter to others!

*I purchased these on for $8.89.