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Small Swing Sets

There are a couple of good reasons why small swing sets are so popular.The first reason is that someone may not have enough money for a larger swing set. The second is that your yard may not be big enough to accommodate a larger structure.

If money is the problem, then it’s really not a problem at all. Start by getting a small swing set, but be sure to get one that is expandable. Obviously you’ll want to stay within your budget. Here’s the beauty of it. If you start while your child is young, he or she will no doubt love the new set and play on it daily. But you can make sure he never gets tired of it. If you get an expandable swing set, you can simply add to it every year. This keeps the costs down and the interest up. Your child will continue to want to play on it because there is always something new each year. And believe me, you will run out of years well before you run out of possible additions. If you have a little more money one year, you can add two or three items. It’s a great way to keep your kid playing outside and looking forward to whatever it is you plan to add. It sure beats him sitting on the floor and playing video games.

If however space is the problem, then you’ll need to be a little creative. Fortunately swing set manufacturers have been creative as well. They have created a number of structures designed to fit into limited areas. All you need to do is set your budget, pick the material, figure out how much space you have, then go shopping for the ideal set. Remember bigger isn’t always better.

We’ve seen activity gyms for younger children that fit into an area that is 4.5 feet by 4.5 feet. These come with holes to crawl through, a small slide and even a climbing wall.

Older children will enjoy sets that can easily fit into a 9 foot by 9 foot area. They’ll have two swings, a glider and a trapeze. You can even put a sandbox underneath without taking up any additional space.

If you decide on a metal swing set just be sure it is galvanized. And check out the weight limit. Some small swing sets have weight restrictions for children. If you select a wood set, it will last longer and be able to support your child as he gets older and bigger.

Here’s the thing that might surprise you. Small swing sets, for whatever reason, will often hold your child’s interest just as well as an elaborate set up with a ton of accessories. And a smaller set will encourage him to use his imagination better as well. So before you go out and buy the deluxe model with the 4 swings, rope net, climbing wall, slide, monkey bars, covered fort, platform bridge and a ton of other things, consider how much of this your child will really use. We believe he’ll likely be just as happy, if not more so, with a couple of swings and perhaps a slide.

It’s certainly a lot better go get a small set your child can use today rather than making him wait until you’ve saved up a couple of thousand dollars to buy the ultra deluxe model. Visit swingsetadvisor.com For best swing set reviews.

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Weber Gold Charcoal Grill Review

The Weber One Touch Gold 22.5 Inch Charcoal Grill is manufactured by one of the top names in the grilling industry.

Known for their durable products that cater to ease of use, Weber maintains a high level of quality that is apparent in all of their products including this charcoal grill.

This particular grill is outfitted with the porcelain enameled steel lid and bowl which has been used in all of their other products because it ensures that the heat is even and that it will last even when left out in the rain. Additionally the rust resistant legs are sturdy as well as the all-weather wheels and the nylon handles.

After grilling users no longer have to spend an exorbitant amount of time cleaning, with this Weber grill all you have to do is activate the One-Touch cleaning system and all of the ashes will be put into the kettle which takes only a few seconds to empty.

Product Features

  1. Rust resistant legs
  2. Easy cleaning system with ash catcher and vent
  3. Porcelain enameled steel lid and bowl
  4. Ten year warranty

Product Details

  1. Shipping: Available only within the United States
  2. The 4th best selling charcoal grill on Amazon.com

Final Analysis

This Weber Gold Charcoal Grill is truly fantastic and the ten year warranty that backs it up lets you grill without worrying. The storage features are great since you can hang the bowl and lid up by a sturdy handle and the wheels on it aren’t those thin wobbly ones as seen on much cheaper charcoal grills.

The only issue with this grill is perhaps the hands on the lid and bowl. They heat up and are sometimes too hot to touch which defeats the purpose of having handles. To circumvent this small inconvenience simply have a towel or pot holder with you.

Overall a truly fantastic grill that is super easy to maintain!

Black & Decker NST2018 Cordless Electric String Trimmer Review

Maintaining a great-looking lawn or garden takes some effort and commitment but the task is eased when you have the right equipment. For those who have something against gas powered trimmers, the Black and Decker NST2018 electric string trimmer is a good bargain.

This trimmer presents a perfect solution to trimming lawns and edges efficiently, conveniently and affordably.

Product Features

  1. High performance 18-volt cordless trimmer with 12-inch blade.
  2. Combines trimming and edging functions with edger guide.
  3. Comes with 2 NiCad batteries (18V) that provide continuous power and a charger.
  4. Cuts 28 square feet/minute.
  5. Increased cutting power and efficiency due to the trademarked gear drive transmission.
  6. Automatic line advancement as a result of the telescoping shaft.
  7. Energy Star qualified by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Product Details

  1. Product dimensions: 8.5” x 4.8” x 41.3”; Weight: 4.4kg (9.6 pounds).
  2. Shipping weight: 5.9kg (13 pounds).
  3. Shipped only within the United States.
  4. Number 3 in Patio, Lawn and Garden category of outdoor power tools (string trimmers) sold online.

Final Analysis

There are several great features about the Black & Decker NST2018 Cordless Electric String Trimmer. For starters, it doesn’t come with the smell and noise associated with gas trimmers, it doesn’t have any cord that could serve as an inconvenience and it’s really light. The two compact batteries also ensure uninterrupted use and contribute to the ease of handling.

On the downside, the Black & Decker NST2018 Cordless Electric String Trimmer is best suited for regular, light cutting and trimming of lawns and edges. You’ll probably need 2 or 3 passes for thicker sections but considering the other impressive features like the edger guide, batteries and no cord, it’s a great buy.

KitchenAid Pro Line Series Burr Coffee Mill Review

The KitchenAid Pro Line Series Burr Coffee Mill is your answer to finely made espresso and coffee. It has a low noise DC motor, gear reduction system and two flat cutting burrs to grind coffee, minimize frictional grind heating and maximize coffee aroma and flavor. This coffee grinder was built for heavy use and to last for years.

Features – Benefits:

1. Made of die cast metal construction.
2. Comes with two precision cutting burrs made of stainless steel.
3. Comes with Selectable grinds so you have a wide range of coffee drink choices.
4. Includes coffee bin, glass hopper and burr cleaning brush.

Product – Shipping Details:

1. The shipping dimensions for this grinder are 6 by 10.2 by 13 1/2 in., weighs 13 lbs., and has 4 stars and 105 customer reviews on Amazon.

Final Analysis:

The pros of this grinder are that it grinds consistently and is quiet. It is great that the hopper is not plastic and made of glass instead. It comes with a lid that is airtight so your beans can be stored for days and remain fresh. This grinder is simple to function, solid and rugged and basically well worth the money. The controls are easy to turn because they are large and clearly up front and the toggle switch is convenient.

The cons to the KitchenAid Pro Line Series Burr Coffee Mill are it is a little bulky looking but this is due to it being so solid and heavy duty. The receiving bowl is a little fragile and after you remove the glass bin, your grounds fall on the base plate. This unit is a little expensive, but again, well worth the money invested.

Sharp Medium Duty 1000 Watt Commercial Microwave Review

The Sharp Medium Duty Commercial Microwave is an attractive commercial microwave designed to last years under normal everyday use. It has numerous features however when you first look at the microwave you immediately see the high quality stainless steel that makes up the majority of the unit.

When putting your food into this Sharp microwave you have the option of using a preset time for the most popular types of food, or you can select which time is right on the six minute light up dial timer.

As the food is cooking you can watch its progress through the opaque viewing door – this is a great feature as you can ensure nothing gets overcooked or starts overflowing during the cooking process.

With a one year warranty on both parts and labor you can have peace of mind that if anything were to happen you can get it replaced hassle free.

Product Features

  1. Stainless steel parts: cavity, door, timer.
  2. Easy to use control panel with 6 minute timer.
  3. Heating time guide so you can easily cook certain foods to perfection.
  4. Opaque door for viewing.
  5. One year warranty on parts and labor.

Product Details

  1. Shipping: Available to select countries outside of the United States
  2. A best-selling countertop microwave oven on Amazon.com

Final Analysis

This Sharp Medium Duty 1000 Watt Commercial Microwave is truly a very attractive microwave that is easy to clean and fits just about anywhere. The control panel is simple to understand and everything is easy to read, and is even in brail for the visually impaired. The only problem with this microwave is the price.

It originally sells for $500 but can be found for a little over $300 on Amazon.com. Unless you’re a restaurant then this machine just doesn’t warrant spending half a grand on it when you can go get a normal microwave (albeit less attractive) at Walmart with the same warranty and similar features for about $100 total.

Waring Pro WE900SA Professional Home Juicer Review

Instead of spending tons of money on fresh juice from the store, save yourself the time and those hard earned dollars and buy a Waring Pro WE900SA Professional Home Juicer. You can enjoy fresh juice every day without the added sugar and other ingredients that make the store bought juice so harmful.

Whether juicing for yourself or your family this model will last you through normal everyday use without any problems.

When juicing with this model you can easily fit whole ingredients in without having to chop it up like you would with other models. Additionally you can choose between two separate speeds so that you can have juice the way you like it.

If this is your first juicer then you’ll love the included recipe book. With tons of ideas for healthy and delicious drinks you can be on your way to a healthier lifestyle with this Waring Pro Juice Extractor.

Product Features

  1. Includes a juice collector cup and also a recipe book
  2. Professional quality
  3. Extra wide feed tube
  4. Two speed 850 watt motor

Product Details

  1. Shipping: Available to select countries outside of the United States
  2. Must be shipped separately from other items in your order
  3. A best selling juicer on amazon.com

Final Analysis

The Waring Pro WE900SA Juice Extractor is a great juicer for casual juicers or beginning juicers. It comes with a very handy instructional book that contains a ton of delicious recipes for healthy drinks and it is fairly simple to use. The juicer itself is great for fruits and vegetables however it won’t juice grasses or nuts fairly well so be wary if you are wanting those ingredients in your drinks.

Additionally this is a good standard juicer – it doesn’t take out every single drop of juice from the pulp like higher quality juicers do so the pulp gets stuck a little to the top and is a little harder to clean.

Overall this is a fantastic juicer for the price and is great for people who just want to enjoy healthy drinks without spending an arm and a leg on true professional juicer.