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Buying Guide: This snap on pasta strainer will be your new favorite kitchen gadget | Home-and-garden

Regular colanders do their job just fine. They strain out water from pasta or remove extra sauce from stir fried dishes. But sometimes a better mousetrap comes along—and that’s where this snap on strainer from Kitchen Gizmo comes in.

How It Works

This silicone colander from Kitchen Gizmo snaps on to most standard sized pots and pans so you can simply tip and pour out excess liquid into the sink. The compact design is perfect for working with limited counter space, and unlike traditional strainers, this silicone colander can be folded or rolled up for more compact storage.

Safe and Durable

When it comes to anything that’s touching your food, safety is the most important. This silicone pasta strainer is completely BPA-free, and the high-quality material will withstand heavy foods and hot temperatures. It’s also easy to clean since it’s dishwasher safe.

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Buying Guide: This snap on pasta strainer will be your new favorite kitchen gadget | Home & Garden

Regular colanders do their job just fine. They strain out water from pasta or remove extra sauce from stir fried dishes. But sometimes a better mousetrap comes along—and that’s where this snap on strainer from Kitchen Gizmo comes in.

This silicone colander from Kitchen Gizmo snaps on to most standard sized pots and pans so you can simply tip and pour out excess liquid into the sink. The compact design is perfect for working with limited counter space, and unlike traditional strainers, this silicone colander can be folded or rolled up for more compact storage.

When it comes to anything that’s touching your food, safety is the most important. This silicone pasta strainer is completely BPA-free, and the high-quality material will withstand heavy foods and hot temperatures. It’s also easy to clean since it’s dishwasher safe.

Amazon customers love this silicone clip-on colander from Kitchen Gizmo giving it an average

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Always use the ’30/30/3 rule’ before buying a home during Covid-19, says finance expert

As mortgage rates reach all-time lows due to the pandemic, demand for real estate has increased exponentially. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you should buy a home right now.

Way too many homebuyers overextended themselves during the 2008 financial crisis. As a result, most of us paid the price. Having your neighbor conduct a short sale or foreclosure isn’t good for your wealth, even if you borrowed well within your means.

To prevent buyers from the stress of owning a house they can’t afford, I came up with the “30/30/3” home-buying rule. The rule has three parts; ideally, you want to follow all three, but if not, then at least one.

Rule No. 1: Spend no more than 30% of your gross income on a monthly mortgage

Traditionally, the industry advises that your monthly mortgage should not exceed 30% of your gross income. But as mortgage rates continue to decline,

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Why Home Depot Stopped Buying Back Its Stock

People have been pouring cash into their homes since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and Home Depot (NYSE:HD) is benefiting from that unusually strong selling environment. The retailer revealed double-digit increases in both customer traffic and average spending per visit, in fact, to push sales higher by 23% in the second quarter.

In a conference call with Wall Street analysts, CEO Craig Menear and his team broke down the key factors influencing that growth rate while aiming to tamper investors’ expectations for the rest of 2020.

Let’s look at a few highlights from that presentation.

A man installs tiling

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A new way to shop

Customers are consolidating the number of retailers they visit and are blending the physical and digital elements of the shopping experience more than ever before. As a result, the distinct competitive advantages and overarching benefits of an interconnected “One Home Depot” strategy have never been

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Kitchen cabinets: The pros and cons of DIY painting, buying Ikea or going custom

When Molly Miller moved into her new house last summer, the kitchen was dark, with black countertops and only one small window. And, “it had beautiful, early 2000s cabinetry,” she says. “The people before us really loved that honey oak. They really loved it.”

She has a friend who repainted her kitchen herself, and thought about giving it a try since she was staying home due to the pandemic. “I started looking into it, and I didn’t think I could do a very good job,” she says. “I didn’t want it to look junky. I wanted it to look professional.”

She hired painters in June, and about a week and $3,000 later, she had bright white cabinets and no more honey-hued oak.

“I love it. No regrets,” says Miller, who lives in the Chicago suburb of Dyer, Indiana. “It looks cleaner, brighter. A new, fresher kitchen will bring me joy

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3 Unexpected Ways Buying a Home Can Affect Your Finances

Becoming a homeowner can change your financial picture — for better and for worse.

It’s no secret that buying a home is a big undertaking. Between applying for a mortgage and coming up with what could be a sizable down payment, it’s clearly not the sort of decision anyone jumps into overnight.

But as much as you can prepare for owning a home, once you’re in that situation, you may find that your financial picture changes — in some ways for the better and others, less so. Here are a few ways your finances might take a different direction once you have a mortgage in your name and a home to keep up with.

1. You’ll need a larger emergency fund

As a general rule, it’s smart to have three to six months’ worth of living expenses in an emergency fund. That way, if you lose your job, you’ll have

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