Gadget Grab Review #AsSeenOnTV #sponsored

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If you’re family is anything like mine I bet you have a ton of electronic gadgets that you use on a daily basis. Although I regulate how much screen time my kids have, there is almost always a tablet or smartphone in use somewhere.

My husband and I both use tablets for work related tasks, watching movies, playing games, and sometimes just surfing the web when the laptop is otherwise occupied. My kids use the tablet to play educational games and watch movies. I often use the tablet as my cookbook when I want to try something new in the kitchen, and I use the Kindle to read while sitting in the school pick up line in the afternoons. Sometimes the little one and I watch a movie while we’re waiting. Many of those tasks either require being hands free, or I would like the option to set the tablet down like when watching a movie. 

The Gadget Grab electronics holder is a nifty way to use your electronic gadgets hands free. This portable stand attaches to any device with a sticky polymer that securely holds your electronics in place when needed then releases easily when you don’t need the stand. There is no sticky mess, and the grip is secure.

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I originally tested the Gadget Grab on the Kindle Fire, and I was surprised at how well it held the device. Once I was finished using the Kindle the Gadget Grab peeled right off the back and left no residue at all. The Gadget Grab folds up and stores easily in my desk drawer until I need it again, so I don’t have to leave the Kindle in a bulky case.

When you purchase a Gadget Grab you will also receive a smaller smartphone version. I really didn’t think I would use it much until my hands free cell phone holder in my car broke. I threw the smaller Gadget Grab in my purse on the way out the door to pick my daughter up from school. The Gadget Grab attached to the dash of my car and held securely which allowed me to continue using my hands free app to use things like navigation and voice commands while driving. I usually sit in the pick up line for 30-45 minutes waiting, so I turned on Netflix to pass the time, and with the Gadget Grab I got to sit back in my seat relaxing without holding my phone the whole time. When we arrived home I peeled the Gadget Grab off my dash, closed it, and tossed it in my purse!

I foresee me using my Gadget Grabs a lot, and because the polymer is washable I don’t have to worry about the “sticky” wearing off.

If you would like your own Gadget Grab you can buy the set for $10 plus you get another set free (plus shipping and handling charge of $4.95 for each set) from getgadgetgrab.com. The Gadget Grab is also available in major retailers nationwide and online via retailers like Amazon.

Do you already own the Gadget Grab and love it? Like the Gadget Grab Facebook page!

 

 

*As Seen On TV* Egg-Tastic Review

Egg-tastic egg cooker review

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Do you struggle to cook breakfast on busy school mornings? Do you wish you could provide your kids with a warm breakfast, but barely have time for cold cereal?

Our mornings are super hectic now that my oldest is in school. I would love to cook breakfast for her every morning, but between getting her ready for school and battling with a sleepy 2 year old I just don’t have time. I want an option to feed my child something warm and nutritional that will prepare her for the school day ahead, but I don’t have time to stand at the stove cooking all morning. I’m also dealing with a very picky eater who will only eat a handful of breakfast foods, but eggs are her favorite. 

When I was given the opportunity to try the Egg-Tastic Ceramic Microwave Egg Cooker I was a bit skeptical that it would actually work. I have mixed feelings about “As Seen On TV” products, and I’ve never had any luck cooking eggs in the microwave. 

Egg-tastic egg cooker review

The Egg-Tastic Ceramic Microwave Egg Cooker is a small ceramic crock that holds up to 4 extra large eggs. Using it is simple. Crack your eggs into the crock, break the yokes, place the lid on the crock and place it in the microwave, and cook for the amount of time listed on the provided cooking time chart.

It really is that simple. If you want to add extra ingredients to make an omelet you add them directly into the crock (with a maximum of 2 eggs), and whisk the ingredients together. You can find additional tips and recipes on eggtastictips.com.

I was pleasantly surprised when I whisked my egg in the crock, microwaved for 59 seconds, and found a ready to eat egg in such a short time. My daughter was super excited that I was able to make eggs so quickly!

If I’m cooking eggs for everyone in my family it seems to take forever. Everyone wants their eggs made different ways, so I have to cook a different batch for each person. With the Egg-Tastic I was able to make 2 servings of eggs for my girls 2 different ways in less than 5 minutes (including prep). 

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*Note the instructions say you must break the yokes. My oldest doesn’t like her eggs scrambled, so my husband attempted to make eggs without breaking the yoke. We found out the hard way that this will cause pressure to build. The lid blew off, and we’re lucky nothing was damaged! After some trial or error we discovered we can break the yoke and cook it without whisking.*

The Pros:

  • Cooks quickly in microwave when you’re short on time.
  • Kids love it!
  • Easy to make individual servings without dirtying pans.
  • Great for dorm rooms where cooking tops are banned but microwaves are allowed.

The Cons:

  • Although the instructions say “up to 4 extra large eggs” the lid has blown off every time I’ve tried to cook 3 or 4 large eggs together.
  • 4 eggs cook inconsistently. We had to stir the eggs and cook again in 15 sec intervals until all were cooked leaving some overcooked. 
  • Takes a lot of trial and error to produce eggs with the perfect texture. A few seconds too little equals runny eggs while a few seconds too long equals rubbery eggs.
  • The crock gets extremely hot, and you must use oven mitts to remove it from the microwave. There is a silicone topper on the lid that prevents you from burning yourself removing the lid, but you cannot eat the eggs directly from the crock as the instructions suggest.

While I don’t think the Egg-Tastic Ceramic Microwave Egg Cooker can replace eggs and omelets cooked in a pan when you have time to do so, it is a quick way to cook eggs when you’re pressed for time. It makes my kids happy, and I can send my daughter to school knowing she had a nice warm breakfast.

I think it’s a great option for college kids who can’t have a cook top in their dorm room, and I would have used the Egg-Tastic to cook eggs when I was in college. It sure beats trekking across campus to the dining hall for a warm breakfast before class when you want something other than microwaved oatmeal.  

The Egg-Tastic Ceramic Microwave Egg Cooker is available from the Egg-Tastic website for $10 + $4.95 P&H. You receive 2 Egg-Tastics and must pay P&H for each separately. The Egg-Tastic is also available on Amazon for $14.99 with free shipping for Prime. 

Snug Silicone Baby Bibs Review #sponsored

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I have a love-hate relationship with bibs. As much as I want to protect my children’s clothing, the cloth ones do no good. Messy foods soak through them and end up ruining the clothing anyway. My youngest has a hate-hate relationship with bibs. She learned how to jerk them off the second I put them on before she could eat solids, and I’ve struggled to find a bib that would both protect her clothes and be impossible to remove.

We’ve been using the Snug Silicone Baby Bibs for a few days now, and I have to say these are some of the best bibs we have tried. The multipack features 3 bibs available in either “boy” or “girl” colors. Of course, we chose the girl colors, and we received one each in pink, purple, and light green.

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Snug bibs are made from waterproof silicone that protects clothing and is super easy to clean by rinsing or wiping clean. Each bib features an adjustable neck strap in a pearl bead design, and a pocket to catch falling food. Even my daughter, the bib hater, is loving this bib. She thinks the pearl neck strap looks like a necklace, and she tells everyone she’s wearing her new necklace. We’ve also discovered the food pocket does more than catch snacks. It’s sturdy enough to hold crackers and snacks, and she gets a kick out of wearing it as a snack cup.

snack time with snug silicone bib

I only have one complaint about the Snug silicone bib. The neck strap is attached to the bib with a connector that can come off very easily if the child is big enough to tug on it. The packaging even states to push the connector back into the bib and twist to secure if it falls off, but twisting does NOT make it secure.

The connector is about the size of a penny making it the perfect size for a choking hazard, especially with my 2 year old who loves to put anything she can get her hands on in her mouth! I have to keep a super close eye on her to make sure she doesn’t pop the thing off and swallow it.

snug silicone bib choking hazard connector

With a redesign of the connector to make it more secure, this would be the perfect bib as the connector issue is the only thing holding me back from completely loving it.