Friday, July 31, 2015

Product Review: Bluetooth Selfie Stick Monopod by Aggressive Products



Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
My family has had fun with this selfie stick! It was fairly easy to figure out how to put the phone into one of the parts of this product before it attached to the stick handle. It took a little bit of time to figure out how to get it to work from there, like how to extend the stick. We realized there is an on/off switch at the bottom of the selfie stick and that the phone's settings need to be turned on to match the applications of this stick (Bluetooth and / or one other application). The little cord included is for charging.

The directions we found were on the back of the product box. We think the directions for setting up the selfie stick could be a little more detailed, such as including information about how to turn the selfie stick on and what the little cord included needs to be hooked up to.

I have two nieces (one middle school and one high school age) that absolutely love using this selfie stick! They understood how to set up the Bluetooth application, while I was clueless that needed to be done. They have already received a lot of happiness from using this selfie stick and I think there will be more to come!

I can already see this product is a hit with teenagers!

My review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

Specifications from the manufacturer:

- Max Load Capactiy: 500g
- Net Weight: 144g
- Flex Section: 7
- Max Weight: 500g
- Length of Extension: 235-1005mm
- Main Material: Steel
- Color: Pink
- Battery Capacity: 45mAH
- Charging Voltage: 5V
- Charging time:1 Hour
- Standby Time: Over 100 hours
- Autodyne Frequency: Over 500 times
- Support System: Android 3.0+, iOS 4.0+
- Main Function: Take Selfies with a Smartphone

Perfect For:
- Traveling
- Video Diaries
- Video Blogging
- Hiking/Camping
- Weddings - Parties
- Beaches
- Concerts
- Aerial Photos
- Sports Events

Package includes:
- 1 X Bluetooth Mobile Phone Monopod
- 1 X Mobile Phone Clip
- 1 X Orange Adapter for Smaller Phones
- 1 X Charging Cable

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Product Review: Geranium Essential Oil by Sun Organic


This Geranium Essential Oil has a very strong smell to me. Usually when I have used essential oils in my aromatherapy  (diffuser) I can only smell the scents in the room the aromatherapy machine is in. With this Geranium Essential oil, I was able to smell it when I was almost at the top of the stairs, right before I entered the room it was in. It is a very pleasant rosey/flowery smell to me, kind of like perfume. When I noticed the diffuser shut off because it didn't have enough water left, I immediately got some more water and some of this Geranium Essential Oil so I could smell it again.

I learned that Geranium Essential Oil is supposed to be balancing, mood-lifting, and soothing in aromatherapy, which is how I used it. I do feel like I had a more balanced attitude and that my mood was good when I was using it. I think the flowery smell is what makes me like using/smelling this essential oil the most though.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

I received this product free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

 

Product Review: 12ml Acrylic Tube Artist Paint Set by US Art Supply

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.


This 12ml Acrylic Tube Artist Paint set by US Art Supply contains 12 colors of water-based acrylic paint. The colors that come in the set are not common colors like red, blue, yellow, green, and orange. Instead the colors have names such as Viridian, Crimson, Cobalt Blue, Vermilion, Lemon Yellow, etc. This paint is for use on surfaces such as canvas, fabric, and wood and is non-toxic and non-leaded.
To start out, I took the end of a paint brush to poke through the colors I wanted to use (to open the tubes). I painted on a wooden basket, mostly using stencils. The colors looked great (satiny) on the basket and I only really needed two coats of paint to get the thickness I needed most times.  Sometimes when I painted larger areas it took more than one coat of paint it seemed, although it probably only seemed that way since I was using more paint overall. This paint dried quickly; it seemed like within minutes.

Even if you are new to acrylic painting there are easy projects to start out with, such as I did with my wooden basket project.

Here is a picture of my painting project. I did the same design the whole way around the basket with stencils. I also painted the inside and bottom of the basket. I am new to acrylic painting so this was a good project for me to start out with:


My review = 5 out of 5 stars

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Product Review: Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil


This Australian Sandalwood Essential oil has a woody smell to me, it kind of reminds me of what a craft workshop smells like because it has the same kind of smell that my grandfather's workshop area had. The smell when used in aromatherapy (which is the way I used it) is supposed to be relaxing, sensual, and centering. It is also supposed to blend well with some other essential oils.

When using this essential oil in my Aromatherapy machine, it had a moderate-level smell to me, which is good for me because I have a hard time handling strong scents sometimes. When I was using it on a night I was studying the Bible, I felt very centered, to the point where I was focused enough to take in some important truths. I also felt that it must have relaxed me or else I wouldn't have been able sit still and have a calm enough brain to concentrate on what my studies were telling me.

I hope to use this essential oil on some days when I want to study and on days when I want to smell something that reminds me of grandfather's workshop!

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

I received this product free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Product Review: Silicone BBQ Gloves (Black) by Number 1 in Service

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 

These non-slip grip Silicone BBQ gloves can be used for BBQ'ing, removing food from the oven, removing a cover from a boiling pot, and are even great for cleaning the counters and microwave. If liquids spill on these gloves they are not supposed to soak up those liquids. Since they are made of silicone they are not supposed to ever stain or smell.

These gloves made removing items from the oven easier for me. I am used to using potholders and sometimes cloth gloves. Since I used these gloves, I didn't need to use potholders to get the food out the oven, but I did need the potholders to put the hot food on after taking it from the oven. I don't think any heat went through the gloves. The gloves were slippery and bulky to me but that might be because silicone gloves are new to me and I need to get used to them and how they are different from cloth gloves. They were very easy to clean. I used a sanitizing wipe and a paper towel on them before I started using them.

In my opinion, these Silicone BBQ gloves to a great job of keeping fingers and hands from being burned when cooking!

My review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Product Review: Neroli Essential Oil by Sun Organic


I learned that Neroli Essential Oil comes from the flowers of a bitter orange tree, although to me it didn't smell like I thought flowers from an orange tree would smell (a bitter orange tree probably smells different than what I thought though). It smelled more to me like the bark or branches on an orange tree might smell.

In Aromatheraphy Neroli Essential Oil it is supposed to help calm and sooth and also has sensual benefits. Even though it didn't have a strong smell to me when I walked away from the Aromatherapy machine as I was using it, I did feel some calmness. I was very relaxed and felt like I could doze off any minute...I struggled with keeping my eyes open. It could have been that I was just tired, or it could also have been that any calmness and soothing I might have gotten from smelling it made me feel more fatigued. If this is how I will always feel when using this essential oil, using it will probably be a relaxing way for me to unwind before I fall asleep.

My review = 4.5 out of 5 stars

I received this product free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Product Review: EyeSnug by TravelSnugs



Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 

This was a very comfortable eye mask to wear to block out extra light at night and during the daylight morning hours! Sometimes it stayed on my head the whole night and sometimes I woke up with it beside me, like I took it off or it fell off. I especially loved to wear it when I woke up when it was getting light outside and I was still tired and wanted to sleep longer. Using it allowed me to get an extra hour or two of sleep that I probably wouldn't have had if it hadn't blocked out the light. The ear plugs that were included helped block out noise that was going on around me.

There is a small space at the bottom that light got in sometimes. Also, it wasn't a huge deal to me but the strap sometimes made the mask feel too thick on my head when I put my head on the pillow.  It got better when I moved the strap around to different spots on my head where I couldn't feel the thickness as much or at all.



What's great is that this product package I am reviewing comes with two EyeSnug and two sets of ear plugs...one can be used at home and another can be stored away for a vacation or given to a family member. It even came with a carry case for each eye mask. In my opinion, it is a very great eye mask to have when you need to block out light to get a restful night of sleep!

My review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

My video review of EyeSnug:


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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Product Review: Health Shield Essential Oil Blend by Healing Solutions


This is an interesting essential oil blend of Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lemon, and Rosemary. It targets health protection and highlights the old Thieves Oil / Thieves Vinegar blends. I researched all the essential oils that were used in this product and found that they have benefits of warmth, comfort, vitalization, purification, clarification, invigoration, upliftment, cheering, and refreshment.

This essential oil blend had a strong smell to me. When I opened the bottle I could smell it on my fingers for awhile. When I used it in my aromatherapy machine (diffuser) the smell was very strong. It might have caused me to be more cheerful because I was cheerful as I was using it the first night. I think it also helped with refreshment because at the time, I felt like the past week was totally being (or had been) let go of.

I could handle the smell for awhile but after about 45 minutes to an hour I had to turn the machine off. I had to rinse the machine a few times when I was done using this, so I could switch to another oil...the scent was so strong to me and it stuck to the diffuser for awhile. I guess that could be one way to help me remember this essential oil blend so well.

My review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

I received this product free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Product Review: Professional 9-Inch High Carbon Stainless Steel Scissors by Evergreen Supply


 
Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
These Professional 9-Inch High Carbon Stainless Steel Scissors by Evergreen Supply are made with premium industrial grade materials, have razor edge retention and a cut-flat, slanted handle, contain an extreme ergonomically designed comfort grip, are superior quality and technology, and are all purpose. They are for uses such as cutting paper, fabrics, leather, and opening packing boxes in places such as homes, offices, and workshops.

My first impression of these scissors is that I loved the box that they came in; it is great for storing the scissors! These scissors seemed very high quality to me! They were heavy-feeling; when I held them in my hand they felt like they weighed about five pounds. I do believe they are all-purpose scissors. They cut paper very smoothly, and also cut semi-gracefully through a packing envelope. They will also cut through some tough materials. I will not be able to limit the uses of these scissors!

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

My Video Review of Professional 9-Inch High Carbon Stainless Steel Scissors by Evergreen Supply:


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Product Review: Automatic Touchless Soap Dispenser from SimpleOne by Philippe Taglioni

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
I love this automatic touchless soap dispenser from SimpleOne by Philippe Taglioni! I received the arctic white dispenser for this review. I purchased a bottle of liquid soap refill to use in this dispenser. When I was ready to use this, it took about 5-10 minutes to get the battery cover off to insert some batteries (not included) and screw the cover back into place. Then I removed the top cover of the dispenser to pour the liquid soap in and I put the cover back on. That little bit of set up for this product was so small in comparison to the benefits of this product that I received.

A flip of a power switch in the back and inserting my hand under the dispenser immediately released soap into my hand. I was amazed about this product (the way it dispensed soap like that) and that such a big portion of soap came out (it is supposed to be an even amount of soap). I am excessive about washing my hands too much sometimes so the fact that it gives out more soap makes me not to want to be so excessive about washing my hands when I don't need to continually do so. I am still getting used to the bigger amount of soap that comes out after weeks of using it, although I am glad it dispenses the amount of soap it does if it is the right amount.


Sometimes I accidently put my hand or arm under the soap dispenser and that caused it to dispense soap without me needing it. I have the dispenser arm hanging over my sink though so the soap went right into the sink when that happened. When I knew I was going to be doing things that might automatically set the soap dispenser off (like cleaning in and around the sink), I turned the power button off in the back of the dispenser. It is nice to not have to buy the small plastic pumped bottles anymore, but I am also still getting used to having an automatic dispenser around that can go off anytime you put motion under it. The benefits of going touchless outweigh that for me though.

I have refilled the soap dispenser once since I have started using it so far. There is a window in the dispenser that shows you when the soap is getting low. Once it got to the bottom of that window the dispenser pretty much stopped dispensing soap soon after. I still have a lot of liquid soap left so I was able to refill it when it became empty.

My review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

My video review of Automatic Touchless Soap Dispenser from SimpleOne:


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Product Review: Therapeutic Soap by Oleavine



Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 
I believe this Therapeutic Soap by Oleavine was a God-send for me! I wasn't sure at first if it was going to relieve the aching in my feet. My feet have ached so badly at times, especially right after I spend a day on my feet at work. Just adding a little bit of this soap to a damp cloth and applying it my feet brought me a lot of relief...the very first time I used it! My feet tingled and I could feel the pain disappearing. A day after I used this product, I remember how lighter and healthier feeling it felt to walk on my feet the next day.

I also used this therapeutic soap as a foot soak. My feet felt good soaking in bath water and it smelled great to me...there are essential oils and Neem Oil in this soap. Even after I finished using this product the smell stayed for awhile, which told me that this product was probably still working.

I barely notice my feet aching anymore but when I do I look forward to putting this product on my feet to relieve the achiness!

http://www.oleavine.com/product/therapeutic-soap/

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Product Review: Large Black Aluminum Display Easel (Height= 36" to 66") by US Art Supply

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.



This Large Black Aluminum Display Easel was easy to set up and use. It is made of high quality 3/4" tubular aluminum metal, has a black satin anodized finish, non-slip rubber feet, is lightweight (3 pounds), sturdy, and is supposed to hold up to 25 pounds.

All I did was stand it into place and move the tray-like arms into a place where they could hold items that were put on it. It looked short at first and then I realized that the legs extended out, instead of up, like I had originally tried to extend them.



I have a painting that I put in a place at night to block out a bright light. It looks much better on this easel : ). I love to look at in a much better place when I walk into a room! I LOVE THIS EASEL! I am looking forward to using it for other uses, such as displaying posters, small boards, and for maybe writing on easel paper.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Product Review: Giant Neon Bubble Wands by US Toy Company

***This review is meant to be read by parents, teachers and anybody else who works with children.***
 
Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.


Trying out these Giant Neon Bubble Wands brought some of the child out in me! It was interesting to try to find something to put some bubbles in to use these wands in; I found a bowl that was flat and big enough to put them in so that the whole wands would be soaked in bubbles. The wands can either be blown on or swirled around in the air to make the bubbles come out. I had thought maybe the bubbles would come out in the shapes of the wands but for me they came out in big bubbles going in different directions through each of the holes, which was okay...it was fun no matter what shape they came out of the wands in, and it was something to get me out of the house to get some fresh air for awhile.

The package of Giant Neon Bubble Wands I received came in a package of 12, with 4 different color and two different wand shapes. I think they would be great for just about any children's outdoor party or fun day!

My Review= 4 out of 5 stars

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Product Review: Tea Tree Essential Oil by Sun Organic


This Tea Tree essential oil by Sun Organics smelled to me like bark and tea combined (which I think it is supposed to). It didn't have a strong scent in the room that I used it in with my aromatherapy machine (diffuser). At first I could only really smell it when I went up to my aromatherapy machine and smelled it, and that was kind of a light smell.  I decided to put less water into the diffuser and I had a better time smelling it. At that point it then seemed to have a medium-level smell to me when I smelled it at the machine, and I think I could smell "traces" of the scent in the room when I walked away from the diffuser.

I learned recently that Tea Tree essential oil is supposed to help with head and chest congestion and may also help a cold from occurring. I did feel completely uncongested after I used it.  I didn't have head or chest congestion at the time I used it though so I am not sure if this essential oil definitely works or not for that in aromatherapy. It is great to know that it might have prevented a cold from occurring, just by using this with my diffuser. I hope to remember these benefits the next time I have head and chest congestion so I can see it if it definitely works for that!

My review=4 or 5 stars

I received this product free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Product Review: Air Bar Exercises (Blue Ray Disk) by AirBareXercises


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 
This is a workout video for women and men that combines elements of Dance, Yoga, HIIT, Martial Arts, Cardiovascular Training, and Pilates. It lasts about an hour and is taught by Erin Buchanan and there is also a male model performing the exercises in the video. It is to help people lose weight, burn fat, and add muscle. The workout can be done just about anywhere that you have access to a place to watch the video. It uses a bar throughout the workout and adds the five aspects of human health throughout the video: physical, emotional, mental, vibration, and spiritual.

I have to admit it was hard for me to get started with this workout, since I'm used to mainly just riding the exercise bike for about 20 minutes a day about 6 days a week and using a set of small weights about once a week. I didn't know if I could make it through a workout the lasted about an hour but I think it was Erin's encouragement and instruction that made it easier for me to do so, and afterward I felt MUCH better. My body felt like something good had just happened to it. When I was going through the workout I liked how Erin would make comments to try to help my attitude, such as giving me a picture of something while I performed a certain exercise, like something related to the sky and earth, or opening up myself up to being positive through an exercise move. Another great thing is that I could barely feel any soreness the day after the workout!

***Please keep in mind that you might need to consult a doctor before taking on this exercise program.***

My review= 5 out of 5 stars
 
My video review of Air Bar Exercises (Blue Ray Disk):



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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Product Review: Weight Gurus Digital Bathroom Scale by Greater Goods


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.



This Weight Gurus Digital Bathroom Scale by Greater Goods is easy to set up and use! I started using it within minutes or maybe even seconds of taking out of the box. The display is easy-to-read. It gives a "Hello" message showing it has recognized a foot tap to "wake up" the scale; once I saw that message I knew it was okay to step on it. I like the black color of the scale also, because black pretty much goes with any room in my home!

The scale worked better for me on a hard surface versus a softer one that I first tried it out on (the weight was different). Sometimes when I weighed myself again right after I weighed myself when the scale was on a hard surface, (to see if the weight would be the same on the scale) the weight would sometimes stay the same and sometimes it would fluctuate a little, which I think is pretty common with digital scales. I understand the weight also might get off balance when it is moved from one type of surface to another if it hasn't been rebalanced. Even though the small fluctuation isn't that big of a deal to me, I am going to try to rebalance it if this scale needs that.

I downloaded the APP for this weight gurus program on my iPhone. It was easy to use after the password was set up. I decided to enter my weight manually per day after I typed in my weight goal and it tells me what percentage I am towards my goal and how many pounds I am up or down per week, month, and overall.

Overall, I am pretty happy with this digital scale!

My review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Product Review: Compose Yourself by ThinkFun

***This review is meant to be read by parents, teachers and anybody else who works with children.***
 
Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 
"Compose Yourself" is a fun game to help anybody ages six to adult learn how to create songs. It comes with music cards with notes on them. The cards have a four digit number on them at the top. After you log into the "Compose Yourself" website and create a password you put the four digit numbers from the cards you chose where it asks you to. You do that until you have at least four card #'s entered. At that point you hit the "play" button and can hear the music you chose either Marimba, Orchestra, or both.

I enjoyed creating songs through this game! I think one of my songs came out sounding like music in a children's musical. At one point I tried entering only two cards on a line because I had filled up other lines but it wouldn't go forward, so that showed me that all four spaces need to be filled up per line. I think this game will help people to learn the sounds of the music notes, and it may even start to bring out some musical talents that are hidden inside of them.
 
This is a great idea for a fun game that will help people learn about music!

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Product Review: Peppermint Essential Oil by Sun Organic


This Peppermint Oil smells really great to me straight from the bottle! It isn't really strong and is a great smell to me! I put about 5-6 drops of this product in my aromatherapy machine and it didn't have very much of a Peppermint smell to me though. Usually when I walk into a room when my aromatheraphy machine is going I can smell the essential oil that is in the machine. I couldn't really smell this peppermint oil until I went directly up to the machine as it was coming out of the vent, and it was a light smell to me. The second time I used it I added some more drops to the water on purpose to see if it would smell stronger and it really didn't to me.

Even though I couldn't smell the Peppermint oil until I got up to the machine, I believe it might have given me some of the aromatherapy benefits that it is supposed to have such as: relieving pain, anxiety, and improving memory. (My source for the aromatherapy benefits of Peppermint Oil: http://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/peppermint-oil.aspx)

There are other uses for this product other than aromatherapy but since that is where my focus is, my review is based on its use in my aromatherapy machine.

My review= 3 out of 5 stars

I received this product free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
 

Product Review: Cell Phone Purse Case by Le Bleu Bean




Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 

This is great purse to carry when you just need your cell phone and a few other small items! A cell phone fits in one compartment; there is another compartment to put other items in also. Not only does it have a detachable shoulder strap but it also includes a detachable wrist wrap.


This purse gave me the opportunity to leave my bigger purse at home on a day when I really only needed my cell phone and another small item. I received it in Tidal Blue color. It is a really nice looking purse that I think looks good with casual clothes and probably looks great with fancy clothes also. It is light weight and didn't weigh my shoulder down. It kept my cell phone safe and secure. The color of the clasp is gold; it just needs to be pushed and it will come open.

This is a great purse to carry around when you just need your cell phone and don't need items that fit in bigger purses!

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

My Video Review of this Cell Phone Purse Case by Le Bleu Bean:




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Friday, July 17, 2015

Product Review: Lemongrass Essential Oil by Sun Organic

The first thought I remember having when I smelled this Lemongrass Essential Oil is that is smelled like cough drops to me, or some ingredient in cough drops. I have learned that it is supposed to help with colds, flu, and other medical symptoms.  I do not have any physical symptoms like that right now so I wouldn't be able to tell if it helped them. The smell was soothing to me though!



I learned that this is not only is it supposed to help physically but also mentally with issues such as fatigue, stress, depression, exhaustion, tension headaches. I wasn't feeling any of these issues at the time I used it, expect for the normal fatigue I sometimes feel due to a medical condition. It didn't seem to make my fatigue any better or worse that day, I felt kind of balanced when I started and I felt sort of groggy after I used the lemongrass in my aromatherapy machine for some

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

I received this product free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Product Review: Ice Tempered Stainless Steal 7" Cleaver by Bellemain




Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
This Bellemain Ice-Tempered Stainless Steel 7" Cleaver  was interesting to use! I think it got me back into the grove of wanting to make steak again, after so many years of not making it, because it seemed pointless to make it just for myself. It cut very well through the steaks, even without them being tenderized. There was only one small piece that I remember tearing apart and that might have been because of the way I was holding the cleaver.

The cleaver was washed before and after I used. It did well in the dishwasher when it was put on the top shelf. It probably would've washed well on the bottom shelf also, I just felt better putting it on the top shelf for some reason.

This is a very sharp and heavy product so please be careful with using and storing it! I think it has put me in the mood of wanting to make steak more often...it is no longer pointless to make just myself a steak anymore, I hope to make more again in the near future!

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

Information From The Manufacturer

This classic Chinese-style cleaver powers easily through jobs a chef's knife just can't handle, from breaking down a chicken to chopping up a pumpkin. Every detail of the Bellemain's design and construction has been expertly engineered to deliver comfortable handling and excellent durability.

X30cr13 Stainless Steel

Exceptional strength and hardness are the reasons X30cr13 stainless steel is preferred for high performance cutting tools such as professional kitchen knives, medical instruments and industrial machinery ... and why it was chosen for the Bellemain Cleaver.

Ice-Tempered for Long-Lasting Sharpness

Ice tempering increases stainless steel's ability to hold a sharp edge longer, which means less rehoning you need to do. Add to this its stain-/corrosion-resistance and dishwasher-safe convenience, and you have a winner that works hard so you don't have to.

Precision Cut, Hollow Ground Edge

The Bellemain Cleaver makes it easy to amp up your chopping speed, thanks to the hollow (concave) ground cutting edge that helps prevent just-chopped foodstuffs from sticking to the blade. An identical grind on both sides promotes straight and even down strokes every time.

Ergonomic, Full Tang Handle with Non-Slip Grip

With blade and handle cast as one solid piece (full tang), there are no worries about the handle breaking off or coming loose, no matter how hard you chop. The comfortable, ergonomic handle shape reduces hand fatigue, while the seamless bonded non-slip bolster helps you maintain a sure grip.

Weight Balanced to Minimize Effort

The correct center of balance between blade and handle gives you greater control, with less hand strain. It can transform your food prep work from a chore into a pleasure. Think of the difference between driving a pick-up truck and a Ferrari ... that's the Bellemain Cleaver experience!

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