Monday, June 14, 2010

Me? Like Housework? ROFL


Dusting, mopping, washing floors, and doing dishes are NOT on my list of things that I enjoy doing. I understand that there are plenty of you who actually look forward to yanking out the vacuum cleaner or standing over the sink scrubbing pots and pans - but you can COUNT ME OUT OF THAT PARTY!!!
 
You see a LOT of reviews of products here on Champagne Living (and on The Review Broads as well). What you don't see are all of them that I turn down. For each product that makes it (good or bad) there are probably a dozen or so that never get ANY space here. Why? Because if I don't think that it's something that will make YOUR LIFE EASIER or better, than I just don't bother with it.

 
I'm ready to go High-Tech in the Kitchen. We use smart phones and netbooks, ipods, etc. yet cleaning is still in the dark ages. According to Chef Cece Carmichael (from The Food Network’s Calling All Cooks and Good Food Fast), here are a few things that you can do to UPDATE your kitchen routine.

 
  • Arm Yourself with Apps: Smartphone applications, like on the Apple iPhone®, can be functional as well as entertaining. Many have been developed to solve even the toughest of kitchen quandaries. For instance, there are apps that do kitchen measurement conversions and apps with fast, healthy recipes. So whether you need a revolutionary new way to calculate conversions, or to get a leg-up on your meal plans, download a few to have on hand.
  • Upgrade to Hands-Free Appliances: Everyone wishes they had a third hand in the kitchen. Bring your kitchen into the 21st century by replacing old appliances with new, touch-less appliances. There are paper towel dispensers and trash cans that are activated with the wave of a hand, and sink faucets that turn on with the tap of an elbow.
  • Automate Kitchen Clean-Up: With all dishwashing detergents changing to phosphate-free formulations, now is the time to change your routine and try the new revolutionary FINISH Quantumatic. The innovative and effortless new system transforms the kitchen clean-up routine by eliminating the need for pre-rinsing.
  • Chore Lists of the Future: Don’t count on sticky notes or verbal instructions for your family. Use a fridge magnet that records videos to leave detailed, visual instructions on what to clean and how to cook.
With Finish Quantumatic you simply you can high tech your dishwashing routine and make things a LOT faster, easier AND cleaner! I recently started using the starter kit and it's SO easy!

 
Simply

  1. Pop a refill into the container and replace the lid (make sure that it's locked)
  2. Clip it onto the top rack of your dishwasher
  3. Refill the container after 12 uses.
  4. There's a small metal ball that moves over the top so that you can see how many washes are left. This gives you plenty of time to get to the store and buy a refill.

 
If that weren't cool enough, I didn't have to pre-rinse my dishes and it took off the food. Because there are just two of us here at the mansion, I don't run my dishwasher daily - so the food can sit on a plate for up to 3 days. There's also some bleach in the detergent, so that coffee stains were removed from my favorite mug. I DID add some Jet Dry to my dishwasher as well. As you can see in the photo of my OLD glasses, they once again sparkle.

 
The cost is higher than buying cheap automatic dishwashing liquid or powder, but the fact that it does a GREAT job of cleaning, as well as my not having to DEAL with adding detergent each time I wash makes it worth the extra expense. The dispenser with 12 washes retails for $9.99, after that you only need to purchase refills (2 refills/24 washes - $10.99, 3 refills/36 washes - $15.49).

 
I did notice that there is a coupon for $3.00 off of any Finish product on their website, so I'm assuming that it can be used on the new Finish Quantumatic as well.
Thank you to Finish for providing me with a Finish Quantumatic starter kit and a bottle of Jet Dry for this review. I was in no way compensated and all opinions are strictly my own.
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