Monthly Archives: September 2017

Buying an Electric Kettle

Here is a lot that can be prepared and achieved with the help of such a kettle. However, the process of purchasing an electric kettle can sometimes be overwhelming. Some tips or factors that have to be taken into consideration are as below.

1. The total capacity of the kettle

The capacities of an electric kettle in the market can range from 1 to 2 liters. Also most of the kettles are around the 1.5 liter mark and this is enough for a lot of people. In case, you are going to boil the water for 1 or 2 cups of coffee, even a 1 liter model is appropriate.

2. Time duration required to boil the water

In addition to the capacity of the kettle, the consumers will also want to know how smooth and fast the kettle is. The reason for using a kettle is to have hot water instantly. A decent kettle will take a maximum of 4 minutes to boil the water.

3. An option to keep warm

The keep warm option is another handy and important feature and an ability of the kettle to keep the water warm for as long as possible. Some models will be able to keep warm for 30 minutes while some are able to do the same for an hour.

4. A boil dry protection and an auto shutoff

This is an extremely important safety feature. There are a few models that claim to have this particular feature, but in reality it doesn’t actually work that way. In case this feature doesn’t work, there is always a risk of a fire hazard.

5. Check for a cordless base for the purpose of easy serving

The cord getting in the way while pouring water can be very annoying. Thus it is important to seek for a cordless base for an ease of usage. On an additional note, most of the new models can also have a separate base, thus allowing the user to carry and lift the kettle without having to be disturbed by the cord.

Buying the Perfect Foosball Table

The actors make playing the game seem so easy and I have wanted a foosball table since their first game. However, have you ever tried to play a game of foosball?

I was in a friend’s rec room one time, and he had a good foosball table. My one friend and I pretended to be Joey and Chandler playing foosball. Having never played before, I had no idea how difficult it was. Seeing the tiny ball, moving the players died to the side and having them kick forward and also acting as a goalie.

There are multiple factors in purchasing a table, including:

Budget: If you aren’t going to be playing that much, you shouldn’t be spending close to $1,000 or more. Personally, I wouldn’t spend more than a few hundred. Casual players like myself can get away with a cheaper quality table, and that was one of the determining factors for me. As a casual foosballer at parties, a $100-$500 table could suffice.

Who’s It For?: When I bought my foosball table, I purchased it for my college friends and I. Knowing the people I was going to be playing with, I didn’t want to buy something too expensive. If you’re also a college kid, I wouldn’t recommend shelling out $1,000 unless you’re going to be forming a competitive and professional team. Always make sure to buy for the people who will be using it most and keep in mind if they’re rough, or gentle.

Table Material: My friends and I are a bit rougher, which is why I went for the durable plastic. I was afraid that a wooden table would be too easily scratched and something made of particle board would easily break. There are products on this list that have a particle board as their primary material..

Size: There are many different sizes available for foosball tables, as not everyone is the same height. If you’re like me, a standard foosball table will be the only one that’s perfect in height for you. A standard, full foosball tables are about 2 ½ feet in width with a length of 5 feet. For a regulation table, measurements are around 30″ in width x 56″ in length x 36″ in height. Keep this in mind during your search.

Goalies: For goalie configuration, there are two options. The first being a single man goalie system and a 3-man goalie system. Anytime I would play, I would notice that the ball would bounce and hit the two outside men, but won’t be anywhere near the goal. I then realized that these two men serve as players to keep the ball in motion rather than goalies.

How small is my space?
Since I didn’t have a lot of room to spare, a large table wasn’t in my sights. This is why I purchased a table top version.

Do I need a 1-man goalie setup or 3?
Depending on your casual versus serious needs, you may prefer one over the other. Always make sure to check the options for goalie configuration. I chose a three goalie configuration so it would be more fun to keep the ball in play, rather than overly competitive and not fun.

Quality features that I looked for in my search was the size of the foosball table, the overall design of this table, the assembly, and of course the reviews. Thanks to verified reviews, I was able to determine which foosball table is best for my lifestyle. Photos were also a great deciding factor for me to find if I enjoyed the aesthetics of the foosball table. Individual reviews of each foosball table also helped me determine the quality of playing.

Often, customers are in the market for a new foosball table because theirs have either broken or haven’t held up with the times. While I was purchasing a foosball table for the first time, I understood the frustration of being overwhelmed by the choices. In reviewing the highest quality foosball tables on the modern market, I hope to help you make a decision that will last you years to come.

Upon searching for the different types of foosball tables, I came across the two types of grades for foosball tables. These grades are known as home models and professional models, although some of the “home models” are built to professional grade standards. Tables like this are available at a consumer level but are a bit pricier, something I wasn’t super interested in, but was willing to try out.

Higher quality, professional tables will come with more features like the levelers and score units that I mentioned previously. Precision is a key factor in playing foosball successfully. Any flooring that isn’t flat will have a harsh impact on tables without levelers. If you’re someone who doesn’t take losing easily much like myself, you want the playing field to be as fair as possible.

Since I live in an apartment near my college campus, it’s an older home. Since it is older, I most definitely needed to search for a table with some sort of levelling mechanism. Levelers play a huge role in the success of an at-home table. By paying the extra to get more, I was able to ensure that everyone would get a fair shot at winning.

For those who won’t be using the foosball table much, but want to have one for family parties or college parties like we’ve mentioned, I suggest that you purchase one that’s more compact and less about the professional grade. If you’re buying it for the younger kids at your family parties, a compact foosball table will suffice.

If your parties are anything like mine and mainly consist of fun and adventurous adults who love foosball, I suggest purchasing a bigger table. In this situation, the table could be placed in the basement, garage or backyard so it’s not in your way, but easily accessible

Shopping Malls

Since then shopping malls have evolved to suit people’s tastes,Shopping malls are the most preferred shopping areas in our times among shoppers across the globe.

Earlier shops in shopping centres catered to the elite. But it is no longer the case. Now, there are shops in shopping malls which cater to different budgets.

Shoppers prefer shopping centres/malls to stand-alone shops for various reasons:

  •  They have their own parking facility.
  • There is a wide variety of products available.
  • There are products from competing producers available under one roof. So, they can compare and make purchases.
  • They have facilities such as restrooms.
  • They have gaming zones.
  • There are food courts with a wide variety of cuisine.
  • There are movie theatres in shopping centres.

All these features making shopping a fun-filled and satisfying experience.

Since shopping centres are the most sought-after shopping destinations, it is beneficial for a businessman to set up a store in a shopping mall. Generally, retail store owners rent shop space in a mall. Renting store space benefits the businessman in many ways.Shopping malls are usually located in prime locations which are easily accessible. If a retailer sets up a store in a mall, he can have the shop in a prime location with a minimal investment. On the other hand, if he attempts purchasing a shop in such a location, he may not be able to afford it. A rented property implies low initial investment. This enables the businessman to utilize the saved amount on his business.

Many a time, businessmen set up pop-up stores in shopping centres in order to attract customers for new products. This is a popular location for a pop-up store as it is a high traffic area.

With so many benefits of shopping malls to shoppers as well as businessmen we can conclude that shopping centres will only rise in popularity with time