Choosing a double stroller in 2020

There are two main types of double strollers. These include tandem, where your kids sit back to back, and side-by-side strollers. Neither one is perfect for any scenario, but understanding the advantages and disadvantages to each can help you pick the right stroller for your lifestyle.

Tandem Stroller Advantages and Disadvantages:

Advantages:

  • Easy to Fold and More Compact than most side-by-side.
  • Fits Through Any Doorway or Entrance.
  • Allows the baby to recline and sleep while the older child can stretch out his feet in the front.

Disadvantages:

  • Can be very difficult to maneuver, turn, or take over curbs.

Side-by-Side Stroller Advantages and Disadvantages:

Advantages:

  • Easier to Maneuver.
  • More comfortable for your younger child as he/she grows older. Ideal for Twins over 1.

Disadvantages:

  • Wide and difficult to get through high traffic areas – (Manufacturers have now started to make double strollers narrower.)
  • Not as Compact. (Some double strollers remedy this by folding up and in.)

Which one do you use? Both. I have a tandem stroller for super high traffic areas and a side-by-side for pretty much every other situation.

Which do you use more often? I generally use side-by-side when I’m going out because it’s so much easier to maneuver. Also, it’s better for the younger child once they aren’t in that “newborn baby” stage anymore.

Best Double Stroller Reviews 2020

Graco Ready2Grow Stand and Ride Stroller
Top Rated Baby Double Strollers
I lovingly refer to my Ready2Grow Stand and Ride Stroller as the Cadillac of all strollers. Yes it is big and heavy, but it is well made, sturdy, and provides a smooth ride. I find this stroller to be perfect for walking to the grocery store, library, or even the doctor’s office. Weighing in at 39 pounds, this stroller isn’t something you’d necessarily want to be lifting in and out of a car all day. But opening it up and getting it through the front door is easy enough. The one hand fold up/fold down system makes using this behemoth incredibly easy. Even with a child in one arm, you can open or close this stroller in about two seconds.

The Graco Ready2Grow Stand and Ride Stroller is perfect for parents of twins as it can hold two Graco carseats. The best thing about the Ready2Grow is that the enormous underside basket has a latch to make it accessible even when the back seat is fully reclined. That way if a child is sleeping in the back, you won’t have to wake them by raising the seat so you can access the basket.

With stadium seating, the child in the back can still see everything going on around him. I would like to point out that the front to back seating makes it easier to get through doors than side-by-side seating. Both seats have a five-point harness so you can rest assured your kids are secure. This is the best stroller for a new born and 3 year old.

Joovy Caboose Stand-on Tandem Stroller – The Best Preschooler / Toddler Tandem Stroller Option

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The Joovy Caboose lightweight tandem stroller is perfect when you have a preschooler and a baby (6+ months). The preschooler has the option to sit or stand on the back of the stroller or get off and walk next to you. I wouldn’t recommend this stroller for a two year old (or an unreliable preschooler) as the instant you turn your back they could get down and take off.

The front seat comes with a removable snack tray and a removable car seat adapter. The front seat also features two reclining positions. The seat in the back is the cover for the storage basket. It slides to reveal the hidden compartment and locks into place when the preschooler is sitting on it. It could potentially be annoying to have to move the child every time you want to access the basket, but I don’t think it’s a deal breaker. Most kids that age are constantly on the go anyway.

The smaller footprint of this stroller makes it easier to maneuver than most other front to back strollers. It folds and unfolds easily and fits in your car trunk with no problem. This stroller is best suited for indoors, shopping, or in crowded spaces.

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Best 5 Electric Pressure Cookers In The Market

Trying to find the best electric pressure cooker can be quite a task with all the different models available today in the market. Having seen what electric pressure cookers are, how they work and their benefits, the next logical step is to find the best electric pressure cooker.

We have compiled below a list of 5 best electric pressure cookers from all the available models. We will keep on updating this list at regular intervals so that you get the latest information.

So let’s have a look at this list.

1. Instant Pot® IP-LUX60 Electric Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot® IP-LUX60 coming from Instant Pot® has gained a lot of popularity recently because of its 6-in-1 feature of working as pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute/browning, steamer and warmer.

We had listed this cooker on fifth position initially. But it has claimed first spot now purely on its rising popularity.

Instant Pot® IP-LUX60 comes equipped with an embedded micro-processor with 10 built-in programs, 3 adjustable modes and 3 temperatures in sauté/browning and slow cooking.

Features of Instant Pot® IP-LUX60:

  1. Works as pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, sauté/browning, steamer and warmer,
  2. 6.33-quart capacity,
  3. Finger-print proof brushed stainless steel body,
  4. 3-ply bottom,
  5. Non-stick cooking pot,
  6. Stainless steel Steaming Rack,
  7. Easy to use Control Panel,
  8. 10 built-in programs with 3 adjustable modes,
  9. 3 temperatures for sauté/browning and slow cooking,
  10. 10 safety mechanisms,
  11. 24 hour delay cooking timer,
  12. Keep warm function after cooking time is over
  13. Comes with Instructions, Recipe and Cooking time-table.

2. Cuisinart® CPC-600 Electric Pressure Cooker

The Cuisinart® CPC-600 1000-Watt 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker used to be the best of the lot and the most popular amongst consumers.

However, it has recently slipped to second position in our list because of the rising popularity of Instant Pot® IP-LUX60. Nonetheless this cooker still continues to be a popular model.

Claimed to reduce the cooking time by 70% compared to conventional stove models, Cuisinart® CPC-600 has been very popular amongst buyers due to its good looks, LED display, non-stick cooking pot and dishwasher safe design.

Features of Cuisinart® CPC-600:

  1. Capacity of 6-quart ,
  2. 1000 watts,
  3. Fingerprint-proof brushed stainless steel body,
  4. Non-stick cooking pot,
  5. 6 Pressure Settings,
  6. Digital thermostat,
  7. Push button control for cooking options,
  8. Comes with programmed settings,
  9. 99-minute timer,
  10. LED countdown display,
  11. Dishwasher-safe cooking pot,
  12. Comes with Trivet,
  13. Comes with recipe book,
  14. Limited 3-year warranty

3. Fagor® 670040230 Electric Pressure Cooker

Fagor® 670040230 Multi-Cooker is arguably the first choice in multi-cookers and third most popular in electric pressure cookers.

Fagor® electric pressure cooker acts as a rice cooker, pressure cooker and slow cooker, all in one.

For people wanting to enjoy best of all the worlds, Fagor® multi-cooker should be the obvious choice.

Features of Fagor® 670040230:

  1. Works as pressure cooker, rice cooker and slow cooker,
  2. 6-quart capacity,
  3. Brushed stainless steel body,
  4. Non-stick cooking pot,
  5. LED screen,
  6. Soft touch control buttons,
  7. 8 hour programmable delay-timer,
  8. Comes with pressure cooking program,
  9. Automatic Rice Cooking program,
  10. Keep warm function after cooking time is over,
  11. Overheat protection,
  12. Dishwasher safe design,
  13. Comes with cooking manual.

4. Instant Pot® IP-LUX50 Electric Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot® IP-LUX50 is another multi cooker which is gaining popularity because of its 6-in-1 feature of working as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, warmer and saute/browning.

Equipped with an embedded micro-processor, Instant Pot® IP-LUX50 comes with 10 built-in programs and 3 adjustable modes.

Features of Instant Pot® IP-LUX50:

  1. Works as pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, steamer, warmer and saute/browning,
  2. 5.28-quart capacity,
  3. Finger-print proof brushed stainless steel body,
  4. 3-ply bottom,
  5. Stainless steel cooking pot,
  6. Stainless steel Steaming Rack,
  7. Easy to use Control Panel,
  8. 10 built-in programs with 3 adjustable modes,
  9. 10 safety mechanisms,
  10. 24 hour delay cooking timer,
  11. Keep warm function after cooking time is over
  12. Comes with Instructions, Recipe and Cooking time-table.

5. Nesco® PC6-25P Electric Pressure Cooker

Nesco® PC6-25P is another popular multi-cooker after Fagor® 670040230 and Instant Pot® IP-LUX50 electric pressure cooker.

Capable of working as a pressure cooker, rice cooker and slow cooker, Nesco® PC6-25P electric pressure cooker has become quite popular amongst multi-cookers.

Features of Nesco® PC6-25P:

  1. Works as pressure cooker, rice cooker and slow cooker,
  2. 6-quart capacity,
  3. Brushed stainless steel body,
  4. Non-stick cooking pot,
  5. LED screen,
  6. Soft touch buttons,
  7. 8 hour programmable delay-timer,
  8. Keep warm setting after cooking cycle is over,
  9. Dishwasher safe design,
  10. Comes with cooking rack/trivet.

All of these electric pressure cookers have gained a name for themselves purely on their performance and features.

Though none of them can be directly compared with one another because of the different features these electric cookers offer, we have still tried to arrange them based on their popularity amongst consumers.

Do you think you have got a best electric pressure cooker? Let us know about it in the comments below.

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How to choose lawn mower for mulching

When searching for the best rated lawn mowers, many people choose a machine that deposits clippings through a mulching lawn device instead of one that collects clippings in a bagging method. Picking the best mulching lawn mowers often depends upon your specific lawn type and mowing habits. However, choosing the best mulching lawn mower can be challenging because of the sheer number of varieties available.

For example, if you have a small yard that does not require very much time to mow, you may be interested in a reel lawn mower. These mowers feature rotary engines which can be powered through electric or gas. Brill Razorcut, Naturcut Classic, Naturcut Ideal and Sunlawn Reel Mowers are the highest rated mowers in this class.

Best Mulching Lawn Mower Model

If you have a larger lawn, you may want to choose larger types of push lawn mowers. Many people believe that the best mulching push mower is the Toro Super Recycler, though others swear by the power offered with Lawnboy 2 Stroke Duraforce. While the Toro Super Recycler may work for most lawns, particularly tall grasses will need to use the power of a Lawnboy mower.

For other homeowners, the issue of power is not as important as the environmental friendliness of the mulching lawn mowers. While any lawn mower with mulcher is healthier for the environment than the larger riding mowers, some prefer cordless and battery operated machines that do not produce gas exhaust. (more…)

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