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  • Best Dog Poop Bags Ever! UPDATE 7/24/17: Nearly four years since posting this review and I still love these dog poop bags! I just purchased another case a few months ago for about $14. The price tends to fluctuate, so if you are not in a hurry, add it to your Amazon Wish List and keep checking for a ...
  • Eliminate Pool Algae with Chlorine-Free Sun Shock Pool Ionizer – Review UPDATE 7/24/17: Still no algae. I’ve been lax in not brushing down the sides or vacuuming the pool weekly. I brush every two weeks or so. The pool is not really used. I get in now and then to cool off. I have the pump go on two times a day for about 2 ...
  • The Vet from Hell – Family Animal Hospital Costa Mesa, CA WORST EXPERIENCE WITH A VETERINARIAN I have to Rant for a minute. I realize this is not a product review and is a local Southern CA business. But this site is called Bob’s Rants and Raves, so here is my rant… First the Pros: Low-cost spay, neuter, shots, office visit Dr. Bellinger was very good (more later) Now the Cons: No ...
  • Copper Chef Pan Review – First Impressions   UPDATE 9/11/2017: We still love this pan. It is my wife’s “go to” pan for many meals. She just commented yesterday that she loves the Copper Chef pan and the high sides because the high sides keep grease and other splatters to a minimum. Also, the pan is so easy to clean – just ...
  • Best Portable Heater Reviews – Lasko 754200, Optimus H-6003, Bionaire BCH9214RE Best Portable Space Heater Reviews This is a quick review of 3 small space heaters: Lasko model 754200, Optimus model H-6003, and the Bionaire BCH9214RE. In my quest for the best small heater, I chose these three portable heaters because after researching small heaters they all looked promising. I ended up buying all three. I am ...
  • TING Cell Phone Service Review – Affordable Cell Phone Plans TING – $15 Monthly Cell Phone Service Only $15/month! TING is an affordable cell phone service for low use cell phone users. Service includes 100 minutes talk, 100 texts, 100 MB data – all for only $15 a month. This is a great plan for low use smartphone users, like me. If you talk less than ...
  • Samsung 75″ Smart LED TV (UN75H6350) Review The Samsung 75″ Smart TV Review – models UN75H6300, UN75H6350, UN75J6300 UPDATE 12/24/2015: I still love my UN75H6300 75″ Samsung. But now is the time to move on to the UN75J6300 models. The “H” models are hard to find and are older models. The UN75J6300 gets great reviews from multiple sources. Check for best price ...
  • Stella & Chewy’s Freeze Dried Dog Food Review Stella & Chewy Freeze Dried Dog Food Treat I love this food. Or more accurately, my dog loves Stella & Chewy’s freeze dried food. I call it a treat rather than food because I have a 105 lb Doberman and this “food” is not cheap! For a small dog, it may be a little more ...
  • Keurig 2.0 & Keurig 2.0 Hack Keurig 2.0 Reviews k550 & k560 – Pros & Cons I just purchased the Keurig 2.0 Model k560 (which is same as Model k550) at Costco for $129 ($149 – $20 special). The 560 included 48 Keurig K-cups, 4 Carafe size K-cups, and a 4 cup Carafe. Reviews have been poor but Costco has a great ...
  • Pocket Hose Review | Flex-Able Hose | UPDATED The Pocket Hose or X-Hose  As Seen on TV, are flexi hoses that have gotten a lot of press – good and bad. So here is my Pocket Hose Review. UPDATED 6/13/15 – I guess my wife doesn’t read Bob’s Rants & Raves. While I was out of town 2 weeks ago, she bought the ...
  • Twist and Shout Mop Review Twist and Shout Mop – The Best Spin Mop UPDATE 6/13/2015 – Quick update – my wife still loves the Twist and Shout Mop. Since my original review, there have been a few improvements to Twist and Shout Mop.NEW & IMPROVED 2015 model features: anti-splash guard, 2X stronger and 6″ longer handle (54″ vs 48″; no ...
  • eFaucets.com bad experience – Review I have to Rant about eFaucets.com for just a minute. I wanted a shower arm extender for my shower. My old one was leaking and in poor shape. I went to local hardware stores (Home Depot, ACE, Lowes) and could only find a 9″ extender… I wanted a longer one. I searched online and ...
  • Ooma vs Vonage Review I’ve had the Ooma Telo Phone Service since March 2013. Prior to switching to Ooma, I had Vonage internet phone service for about 5 years. I loved Vonage and had a regular line and a dedicated fax line for about $40/month. I work from home and use the phone and fax for business. The ...
  • Best Dog Collar Light Review | Nite Ize Spotlit Light Best Dog Collar Clip-On Light Nite Ize Spotlit clip-on dog collar light is the best dog collar light you can buy. I have the white light. I wasn’t interested in colored lights. The white light is very bright and visible for at least a couple football fields or further. The Nite Ize dog collar light ...
  • Amazon Prime Review | Free Shipping | Free Movies Is Amazon Prime worth the price? Here is my review of Amazon Prime. Get FREE shipping at Amazon for 30 days. Also access to thousands of Free movies and many Free Kindle books. Sign up for 30 day FREE trial of Amazon Prime using the link below: Click HERE or image below:My Review of Amazon Prime ...
  • Keurig B31 Mini Coffee Maker Review NOTICE: Keurig Recall (12/23/2014) – Keurig is recalling 6.6 million of its popular coffee makers after receiving “90 reports of burn-related injuries.” “Hot liquid could escape from certain MINI Plus Brewing System units during use,” the company said Tuesday. That is more likely “if the brewer is used to brew more than two cups in quick ...
  • Streamlight Nano Light – Review The Nano Light by Streamlight is the best little LED flashlight you can buy. I’m a flashlight addict, I’ll admit that. But out of all the flashlights I own, this little Nano Light is my favorite. It is under $10, only 1.25″ long, lightweight, and man is it POWERFUL!  I put powerful in caps ...
  • SOG Flash 1 Knife Review The SOG Flash 1 knife is one of my favorite knives. My other favorite is my Kershaw Skyline Knife (read review here). The SOG Flash 1 is smaller than the Kershaw Skyline so is easier to carry in more situations. It is my main EDC knife (everyday carry). The clip sits slightly higher than the ...
  • Breville 650XL Toaster Oven Review The Breville 650XL Toaster Oven is one heck of a toaster oven! For years we were content with regular “toaster ovens” – you know, the kind you get at Walmart or Target in the $20 – $50 range. They work fine for most things. But the Breville Toaster Oven is more like a little ...
  • Meguiar’s #40 Vinyl/Rubber Cleaner Meguiar’s #40 Vinyl/Rubber Cleaner is the best product, in my opinion, for all your auto outside rubber trim and inside vinyl. I thought I would do a quick review of this great product because I was just on Amazon ordering some more. I contemplated the gallon size ($24 + $10 shipping) because I love ...
  • Gerber 30-000417 Dime Micro Tool Review I did a lot of research. The Leatherman PS4 sounds like it may edge out the Gerber Dime Mirco Tool ever so slightly but at a premium in price. I carry the Gerber Dime multitool loose in my pocket with my keys. It was a little heavy to attach to key chain. I’ve used it ...
  • Kershaw Skyline Knife Review Kershaw Skyline Knife – The best EDC knifeKershaw Skyline pocket knife is a great knife, fairly low profile, very sharp, easy open. I love this Skyline knife. It is my EDC (every day carry) knife. The clip allows knife to sit fairly low in my pocket so tip doesn’t stick out too much (about ...
  • Just bought a Seagate GoAgent Flex 3TB USB 3.0 external hard drive Bought this drive at Costco for $119.99 (after instant $20 rebate). If you have USB 3.0 ports on your computer and need storage space, this drive rocks! Way faster than USB 2.0 drives – up to 10x faster. Great drive for backups, storing movies, and other data. I’m using it for storing my graphic files. ...
  • Keurig B130 K-cup Coffee Brewer $60 Free Shipping – Deal This is a great deal if you are in the market for a Keurig single cup coffee maker! I have the B170 model (Costco $149) and started with the B31 model (Walmart $99)… So for $60 this is a really good deal – even comes with an 18 cup box of coffee pods. Let me ...
  • SLR Camera Bag -Lowepro SlingShot 200 AW $50 Free Ship This is a great camera bag and a pretty good deal. $50 w/free shipping. I bought one a few years ago for my Canon T1i SLR. It holds a couple lenses, extra cards, etc. I even have my Canon 450 Elf in one pocket. It has one strap that goes across your chest – head, ...