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Two Ways to Create Reviews:

Strategy 1

Strategy 1 is for those who personally buy the product, put it through strenuous testing procedures, and write reviews based on the perceived performance.

examples: Consumer Reports, CNET, Wirecutter, etc.

  • Reliable, first hand experience with a product by a potential expert (hopefully).
  • Put through tests that attempt to replicate extreme conditions. This can help expose the durability of a product. 
  • Rarely test all available products.
  • Review decisions rarely include warranty, company customer service or specific customer needs.  

Strategy 2 (what we use)

Strategy 2 is for those who research the products intensively, find common responses from verified customers, and provide extensive information about the top reviewed products.

examples: Food Shark Marfa, Foodal, Robust Kitchen, etc.

  • Provide common responses from verified customers with diverse needs. 
  • Can account for all products on the market without being restricted by financial investment.  
  • No first hand experience with the product (usually).
  • Online customer reviews can be misrepresentative of the product. 

Which is better?

As you can see, both strategies serve useful roles in the buying process. Strategy 1 fills certain holes within strategy 2, and vice versa. That's why we always encourage people to research both types of reviews. This will help ensure you get the exact product you're looking for. 

The Steps We Take.

Here is our process for seeking out the best products:

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Separate products based on categories such as size, power, and unique features.

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Hand pick products with the highest ratings and review count.

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Compare products by warranty period, common customer responses, and price.  

04.

Choose top products and provide a full synopsis of each to expedite the shopping process.

05.

Create a one-stop-shop guide to choosing, buying and using the product of interest. 

"The time it takes to create a review varies, but averages out at about 16 hours of research and writing."

Full disclosure, this isn't nearly as many hours as interactive review companies like Consumer Reports.

With that said, a lot of these companies can't keep up with the review demand of the never-ending influx of new products.

We simply came up with a streamlined (and less time intensive) way of getting you face value reviews for the market's current kitchen products. Not to say our system is better or worse, it's just a supplemental way of doing product research. Again, we find merit in both strategies

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this is Michael.

Michael spends his days eating, drinking and studying the fascinating world of food. He received his Bachelors Degree in Food Science and Technology at the University of California. While school proved to be an invaluable experience, his true passion lies in exposing the hidden crannies of food exploration for the cooking layman.