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Winterizing Your BBQ Grill

Summer’s coming to an end, and it’s time to pack up your grill for winter. Winterizing your BBQ grill is a simple but vital process that extends your grill’s durability and lifespan, and ensures your grill will be ready when you need it next season.

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Cigar Humidors & the 70-70 Rule

The 70-70 rule is very simple. It says that your cigar humidor should be kept at 70°F and 70 percent relative humidity and it’s the most important rule for storing cigars. Understanding why and how it works is one of the features separating amateurs from aficionados.

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Introducing the NewAir Dual Zone Wine & Beverage Cooler

Something exciting just arrived from NewAir – the Newair AWB-360DB Dual Zone Wine & Beverage Cooler. It’s a wine and beverage cooler with dual cooling zones designed for wine bottles, soda, and beer cans.

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Cuban Cigars Are Legal Now!

For the first time in over 50 years, Cuban cigars are legal in the United States. This is great news for American cigar lovers, though not as great as they’d hoped for. Cuban cigars are legal, but with heavy restrictions.

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A Spot On Avalon Bay Air Fryer Review

Our friend Shauna Torres at Adventures of 8 has just posted a review of the Avalon Bay Air Fryer AB-100R. This is the first time Shauna’s used an air fryer and she’s really excited about it. She loved the color. She loved the healthy way it fried her food. She loved the easy-to-use controls and the helpful graphics on top, which list the cooking times for popular foods alongside helpful graphics so she can program the oven exactly how she needs to when she’s cooking. She’s already used it to make zucchini and corn muffins, and she’s promised to share her air fryer corn dog recipe as well. We can’t wait! Enjoy!

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How to Keep Your Home Cool without Breaking the Bank

Today, we're featuring a guest post by our friend Mila Hose from Range Hoods Inc.

Summer is upon us, and keeping the house cool without breaking your wallet can be a challenge.  Heavy kitchen usage can make the heat inevitably worse, and make the whole house feel like it was swallowed up by the oven. Unless you’ve created a new invention that you’re hiding from the rest of the world, chances are you’ll be forced to use the stove or oven at some point this summer. The heat from these appliances can not only make the kitchen hot and stuffy, but without the proper ventilation and cooling systems, the rest of the house will also begin to absorb the heat..

Higher kitchen temperatures often result in cranking up the AC unit in hopes that the colder temperatures will somehow swallow up the hot air. Unfortunately, however, this rarely works, and usually results in a sky-high electricity bill. Kitchens can be difficult, if not nearly impossible to cool, due to the heat generated by kitchen appliances. This heat can throw off air conditioning units and have a counter-productive effect on cooling.

 So, what is the best way to keep the whole house cool and your pocketbook full? Consider investing in a high-quality range hood that will help ventilate the hot kitchen air and remove it to the outside of the house.  This process, in conjunction with a top-notch AC unit can better aid in the regulation of temperatures and cut down on your home’s electricity bill throughout the hot summer months. 

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What Type of Air Conditioner Do You Need?

Air conditioners are not one-size-fits-all cooling solutions. They come in different varieties, each suited to different environments. There are four main types of air conditioners: portable air conditioners, window air conditioners, split air conditioners, and central air conditioners.
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Avalon Bay Air Fryer's Named One of Mommy's Favorites

San Diego's Fox 5 featured the Avalon Bay Air Fryer in their Mommy-Daddy Handbook segment yesterday! Host Shally Zomordi talked to Socal Savy Mom Nicole Hughes about all the great gadgets parents need to make their homes run smoothly, and they both had very nice things to day about Avalon Bay's cooking tech.

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Swamp Coolers, Heat Stress, & Farm Workers

Farm work is exhausting, especially during harvest season. It takes place during the hottest months of the year, in large open areas very little shade. Temperatures in the fields are sometimes 8-10°F above the temperature listed by the National Weather Service. The work itself requires a lot of physical exertion by people who have to remain bundled up in protective clothing – long sleeves, long pants, boots, scarves, and gloves. Small wonder then that farm workers are so vulnerable to heat stress, twenty times more vulnerable than the average American worker.

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How to Cook Minion Quesadillas in Your Air Fryer

Our friend Christine at So TIPical Me was so excited about the new Minions movie, she created a new air fryer recipe to celebrate. Behold...Minion Quesadillas!

Note: this recipe requires the baking pan from the Avalon Bay 3 Piece Baking Set.

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