Coleman Fold-N-Go Instastart Grill in red open

Coleman Fold N Go Instastart Grill: Bring BBQ Anywhere

So this has been quite an interesting purchase.  It’s a highly compact gas grill that folds up like a briefcase.  The gas tank, obviously, does not fit in to the neat little package, but when all is said and done it leaves a small footprint as it can be stored standing up.  I’ve been pleased …

HotMat Hot Plate in grey open on counter in foreground with red folded in background

HotMat 2DISH Connect Hot Plate: When You Thought You’ve Seen It All, a New Folding Innovation

If you are like most people, you probably don’t use a warming tray all that often.  I know I use mine once a week, and even that is more than the average holiday/special occasion hosting these things are commonly used for.  This means that for a good part of the time this appliance needs to …

Inoutdoorkit Folding Travel Clip & Drip Laundry Drying Hanger Rack both green and light purple open hanging closeup

Folding Travel Clip & Drip Laundry Hanger Drying Rack

When I first bought this product I had grand visions of folding it up and stashing it in a cabinet between uses.  HAHAHAHAHA. Yup, what a joke. This thing is literally always in use. As any parent of a toddler can tell you – laundry is never ending! [Jan 2020 Update: The hanger is available …

Inimina Lily Cup Compact Menstrual Cup light pink size a open

Intimina Lily Cup™ Compact Menstrual Cup: An Innovative New Take on the Menstrual Cup

For those of you not yet in on the menstrual cup trend, I’ll spare you the evangelizing (Better for the environment!  Saves money!) found in nearly every publication marketed towards women. I admit I was a holdout as seemingly everyone ditched tampons and pads in favor of the the newest cool-girl must-have.   I don’t …

Progressive Prepworks produce keeper in green open on table filled with strawberries

prepworks® Collapsible Produce Keeper: Is It Worth the Money?

I think I was overly optimistic when purchasing this. It fails on three fronts: extending the life of produce, overall function, and being compact. While it did keep my lettuce perfectly crisp it grew large amounts of mold. In terms of overall function the bottom water reservoir frequently leaks or falls off. And to add …

Joseph Joseph Twist™ Whisk open balloon whisk in multi color

Joseph Joseph Twist™ Whisk: Two in One- Is It Too Good to Be True?

I really, really wanted to love this whisk. As an avid chef I dream of having a well-stocked kitchen, but alas my small Manhattan apartment has its limits. So when I thought I could have a balloon whisk that folds down to a flat whisk I was delighted. Unfortunately the folding function never seemed to …

Razor Jr Folding Kiddie Kick Scooter in blue and orange, open closeup on board

Razor Jr Folding Kiddie Kick Scooter: A Sturdy Choice for a First Scooter

Impressively durable and sturdy, this scooter makes me wonder why anyone would buy one that doesn’t fold.   Thankfully the folding mechanism is a bit tricky for kids to use themselves so there are no worries about pinched fingers.  It’s a little heavy to carry around but that weight provides serious stability. It’s a great first …

Stokke Flexi Bath in transparent blue open

Stokke Flexi Bath

The Stokke Flexi Bath is a lightweight, foldable, and durable bath tub that you can easily store without taking up much space. It folds narrow enough to fit in a suitcase for traveling. It works well until about age 4. This bath doesn’t leak, drains quickly, and is easy to wash. And it comes in six different colors (including two transparent ones), and has a heat-indicating drain plug. Although this $64 bathtub isn’t cheap, you definitely get a lot of use out of it.