Self-Sealing and Self-Changing Automatic Trash Can Makes Trash Easy

Taking out the trash is kind of the worst. For me, it always feels like I take out my trash and then have stuff like onions or fish to throw away. You can’t let that sit overnight.

It looks like the future of in-home trash cans are here and ready to make your trash can dreams come true (you know, a dream you never knew you even had). TOWNEW’s self-sealing and self-changing automatic, motion-sense activated trash can is here.

Here are the basics:

  • Self-sealing and self-changing TOWNEW automatic trash can does it all for you with a touch of a button
  • With the built-in motion sensor you don’t have to touch the trash bin. Have your hands free of dirt
  • Its design and technology makes TOWNEW the best automatic trash can for your modern kitchen and smart home
  • TOWNEW trash can uses refill rings, each contains up to 25 recyclable and durable trash bags
  • Package contents: one white TOWNEW trash can, one refill ring, power adapter and manual

This trash can of the future is available now at Amazon for $119.95.

How to Season a Cast-Iron Skillet in 5 Easy Steps

Owning a cast-iron skillet is a right of passage when it comes to becoming a veteran at-home cook. However, owning one can be daunting. But, it doesn’t have to be. Once you have one you can season it in just five steps.

How to Season a Cast-Iron Skillet in 5 Easy Steps:

  1. Scrub skillet well in hot soapy water.
  2. Dry thoroughly.
  3. Spread a thin layer of melted shortening or vegetable oil over the skillet.
  4. Place it upside down on a middle oven rack at 375°. (Place foil on a lower rack to catch drips.)
  5. Bake 1 hour; let cool in the oven.

Best Nonstick Skillets for Under $70

Nonstick skillets are a must-have for your kitchen. Or are they? If you’re into eggs– you must have a nonstick skillet, but is the investment worth it? America’s Test Kitchen set out to answer all of these questions and more by testing out seven nonstick, 12-inch skillets. Each skillet was under $70.

So, what won out? The OXO Good Grip, but the other top vote-getters are worth looking into as well.

5 Countertop Appliances Every Kitchen Should Have

If you love hosting your friends and family for a fun dinner, you’re likely always looking for the perfect kitchen appliances to help make your cooking routine easier (and maybe even tastier). Recently, “Today” hosted Consumer Reports digital lifestyle editor to share the magazine’s picks for the appliances every kitchen countertop should make room for. (If you aren’t familiar Consumer Reports is in the business of testing and testing and testing products to make sure consumers are spending their money wisely.) Some of these appliances won’t be that surprising, but some picks may encourage you to go ahead and spend the money for whatever you’ve been thinking about buying.

5 Countertop Appliances Every Kitchen Should Have:
1. NuWave Air Fryer // $74.95
Fried food without guilt? You bet. This model comes with six preset options and most of it is dishwasher safe.

2. Crock-Pot Cook ‘N’ Carry Slow Cooker // $29.50
Shocking, right? What’s more shocking is how many people don’t realize the OG Crock-Pot is a steal of a deal. Not to mention– this one always you to remove the stoneware and carry it as a serving dish.

3. Oster Pro 1200 Blender (Food Processor) // $81.99
It’s a blender and a food processor! You can make salsa, smoothies and probably just about any other concoction that requires a little blending.


4. Black & Decker 8-Slice Digital Extra Wide Toaster Oven // $82.82
Yes, you probably already have an oven, but toaster ovens heat faster and are easier to clean. 


5. Instant Pot Multicooker // $59.00
These bad boys aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, especially if it ends up on your kitchen counter. You can cook, bake, sear, steam, roast– and more!