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Not enough room in your fridge? Make extra space with these magnetic rails

Hate coming home with a fresh new 12-pack of delicious microbrews, only to discover that your fridge is too overloaded with leftovers and half-empty condiment bottles to fit anything else inside? Well not to worry — there’s a brilliant new device making its way through Kickstarter that aims to remedy the problem and give you some extra storage space.

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BottleLoft, as it’s called, isn’t really all that complicated. It’s just a clever little strip that’s outfitted with a strong adhesive on one side, and a row of powerful neodymium magnets on the other. Once attached to the underside of a shelf, the beefy magnets on the bottom allow you to hang beers from them, rather than stacking them on the shelf below.

Sure, if you’ve got a fridge with removable shelving, something like this probably isn’t necessary, but if your shelves are static and you’ve got a lot of extra airspace above your refrigerated foodstuffs, a contraption like this might be just what you need.

BottleLoft only exists in prototype form at this point, but the design is pretty much finalized, so creator Brian Conti has turned to Kickstarter to raise the necessary funds for volume production. At time of writing, he’s roughly halfway to reaching is $20K goal, and still has the better part of a month left in the campaign. If you back the project while it’s still in the early stages, BottleLoft strips are currently going for about 20 bucks a pop. Assuming manufacturing goes as planned, Conti hopes to ship the first units to backers as early as January 2015.

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The best meal delivery services

Let’s face it. On some days, the last thing you want to do after a long day at work or school is stand over a pot of spaghetti boiling on the stove. Cooking can be exhausting, and creating healthy, well-balanced, tasty meals takes up a lot more time each day than we might realize. Sure, you could pick up some microwavable meals or order a pizza for delivery, but long-term consumption of processed and fast foods likely won’t do any favors for your health. So how do you eat healthy, homemade meals without spending several hours a week on meal preparation, cooking, and clean-up?

Meal delivery plans have taken off in popularity, and for good reason. They save customers tons of time by sending recipes and ingredients straight to your doorstep. Simply follow the instructions, toss the ingredients together, and voilà -- dinner is served. We’ve rounded up some of the best meal delivery services on the market.
The well-balanced and flexible option: HelloFresh

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Your Whirlpool smart oven can now act as an air fryer, too
The Whirlpool Smart Oven line is getting an air fry mode.

One of the major perks of smart home technology is that you don't necessarily have to buy a new appliance to get new features. Whirlpool made that all the more obvious at CES 2022 today when the company announced a software update coming to the Smart Slide-in Gas and Electric Ranges, as well as the Smart Single, Double, and Combination Wall Ovens through an "instant over-the-air upgrade." Imagine that: A software update that adds the functionality of a completely different appliance to something you already have.

The addition of the air fry functionality isn't all that Whirlpool smart ovens are getting, either. They'll soon be able to connect to the Yummly smart thermometer. This might seem like a minor update, but there's actually a lot of functionality packed into the smart thermometer, too. The thermometer's app has a lot of recipes packed in, and it can start preheating your oven based on which recipe you're using. The thermometer can connect to your smartphone from up to 150 feet away and can guide even the most inexperienced home cook toward a delicious finish. If you're not confident in the kitchen, the main thing to remember is that heat is your best friend and your worst enemy. Too much heat and you burn your dish, but too little and it comes out gross. A smart thermometer can help zero in that Goldilocks temperature.

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Cyber Monday is your excuse to buy a cotton candy maker — only $20
Bella Cotton Candy Maker with woman using cone to serve.

So many of the best Cyber Monday deals are on tried and true items, like TVs, game consoles, laptops, and so on. Some of the quirkier deals are hiding in the crowd, like this Cyber Monday cotton candy maker deal at Walmart! You can grab the red and white Bella cotton candy maker for just $20 with free shipping. You can use granulated sugar, sugar-free mixes, and hard candy to make cotton candy! It's also super easy to clean as it comes apart. You can check out more about the deal, and the Bella cotton candy maker, below!

Normally, cotton candy is only a treat you can get at the fair, circus, or amusement parks! But this machine makes it easy to prepare delicious, custom-flavored cotton candy at home! This electric maker from Bella works with granulated sugar, hard candies, and sugar-free candies to make precisely the treat you want! Just add your mix and the machine will transform it into a soft candy cloud. When you're all done, the machine comes apart easily so you can clean everything, allowing you to eliminate stickiness and messes!

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