Monday, 23 February 2015

Hamilton Beach Custom Grinder and Espresso Maker my Review

Recently, I was shortlisted by BlogAdda to review the Hamilton Beach Custom Grinder and Espresso Maker. The Hamilton Beach products are very easy to use and have an awesome design.

Hamilton Beach Custom Grinder

Hamilton Beach Custom Grinder
In the video below I will show you the unboxing of Hamilton Beach Custom Grinder. It' very simple.

Custom Grinder
Coffee beans are very easy to grind in the Hamilton Beach Custom Grinder. In the video below I have used the ginder to grind coffee beans for 4 cups. You can choose up to 15 cups.

Coffee beans in the Grinder
Grinded Coffee in Hamilton Beach Custom Grinder
There are three modes to choose from
  • PERCOLATOR: for coarse grind (French Press pr percolators)
  • DRIP: for medium grind (Automatic drip coffeemakers)
  • ESPRESSO: for fine grind (steam or pump espresso machines,spices)

Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker

Espresso Maker
The Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker is very easy to use. In the video below I will show unboxing of the Espresso Maker.

Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker
The Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker is very easy to use. You can prepare Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, Iced Espresso or Mocha. I have prepared Espresso and Cappuccino till now. In, the video below I have prepared Cappuccino in the Espresso Maker.

Cappuccino in Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker
The products have awesome design and are easy to use. A must buy for all coffee lovers.

Hamilton Beach Custom Grinder and Espresso Maker - My Experience

Hamilton Beach Custom Grinder

I always used grounded coffee for making coffee as I had no means of grinding coffee beans at home. Coffee tastes awesome when you use grounded coffee which is freshly grinded from coffee beans. Recently, I was shortlisted by BlogAdda for reviewing the Hamilton Beach Custom Grind Deluxe Coffee.

The Custom Grinder is easy to use and you can use it to grind coffee beans up to 15 Cups of coffee. It has three Grind Modes, Percolator (for coarse grind), Drip (for medium grind) and Espresso (for fine grind)

I have used the grinder mostly in espresso mode. The espresso mode can be used for grinding spices too). The grinding in the custom grinder is very fine. I have fallen in love with this product because the coffee prepared tastes awesome with the freshly grinded coffee beans The grinder can also be used to grind flax seed, spices, herbs, garlic and nuts.

Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker

Talking about coffee machines I have tried a lot of them but was not satisfied with anyone. Recently, I was shortlisted by BlogAdda for reviewing the Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker.  I liked the design of the Espresso Maker. At, the back there is a water reservoir which lasts for my week’s coffee. The best thing which I liked about it was its simple use. It’s very easy to select the espresso mode or steam mode. The steam mode is used to give froth to the milk. The pressure in the machine is good enough to give a good amount of froth. 

I have prepared Espresso and Cappuccino till now in it. The Espresso Coffee taste is really awesome. If, you want to make it strong just pour additional coffee to it. It can make Espresso for every type of coffee love from light coffee lovers to strong coffee lovers. When I first made the Espresso coffee and tasted it, it was a little light for me then I increased the amount of coffee and after that the coffee was just of my taste. It, can prepare Espresso for every coffee lover. To prepare espresso put coffee in the espresso filter holder and lock it in the machine using the Filter Holder Locking Lever. Turn on the machine, amber light will light up and wait for the green light to turn on. When the green light comes move the control knob to the Brew position for espresso.

When it comes to Cappuccino, it’s really difficult to get an exact taste a coffee lover. The amount of froth or how strong the coffee is, it is very difficult to get an exact taste for a coffee lover in Espresso Maker. But, I must say the Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker does it all. You have to just prepare the espresso in the machine and then take some milk in a different cup, adjust the pressure of the Froth Nozzle using the Froth Nozzle wrench and turn the control knob to Steam Position to create froth in the Milk. Then when you will mix the espresso with the milk some nice cappuccino coffee will be made for you. When you are done using the Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker turn the Control Knob to the Standby position and turn it off.

Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker is a must for all coffee lovers.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Bedtime Rituals

We as parents do a lot of things to make sure that our little one sleeps comfortably. Sometimes it becomes difficult to make our little one sleep and we do many things such as singing a song, telling stories or talk with them to make them sleep.

The fun bedtime rituals which I share with my little one to make her sleep are:

Telling Stories: With time I have come to know that my little one like stories. I know this because when I tell her a story she sleeps in a short while. I tell her stories from a story book or sometimes I tell her stories of me. She listens to the stories very carefully and asks questions which make me happy. Sometimes she asks questions which even I can’t answer and I give her the answer next day.

Playing Music: Sometimes when I select a story from her storybook and start telling her she says ‘Dad, I am not in a mood to listen to story today, instead of it I want to listen to music’. Then instead of stories I put on some nice music for her or some rhymes on youtube which she likes very much. She is around 3 years old so I make her watch nursery rhymes of numbers and alphabets so that while watching these rhymes she gains some knowledge also.

Stuff Toys: My daughter likes stuff toys, especially the soft toys of animals. She sleeps in her cot alone so I have bought a lot a stuff toys for her so that she may not feel alone while she is sleeping. She sometimes sleeps while holding her stuff toy. When I wake up at night to see her she is always holding her stuff toy tightly. Stuff toys in her cot make her sleep comfortably.

Playing Ludo: Sometimes before going to sleep she says ‘Dad, I want to play Ludo’ she doesn’t understand much about the game but the only thing she likes is rolling the dice. In, this situation instead of saying no to her I play with her because I have observed that when you keep on telling your little one to sleep he/she will never sleep because it will just increase the anxiety. So, I sometimes play Ludo with my daughter to make her sleep.

Apart, from these it’s very necessary to make sure that your little one is wearing a diaper which makes him/her dry form outside as well as inside. While other diapers only focus on keeping dry on the outside, the new Pampers Baby Dry Pants promises dryness on the inside too. This means that your baby’s sleep will not get disturbed by a wet diaper and your little one will have a sound sleep.


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Five Things on My Bucket List

My life has always been full of tensions. I have to look after my whole family as I am the only earning member. I have to do savings and give monthly installments of my car loan also. So, in all a lot of responsibilities are on me. In this fast moving life I have always been unable to fulfill my dreams and aspirations.  If given a life without any constraints and nothing to hold me back, the five things which would be on my bucket list are:

1. Going on a World Tour: Till now I have been watching my dream destinations only on television.  I like to travel and I have always been dreaming of going on a world tour but could not because of the responsibilities and constraints of my life. I cannot spend money on my world tour as I have to look after my whole family and time has also been a constraint for me always.

2. Tasting Food in Restaurants: I am a food blogger and I like to visit new restaurants to taste food. I get a lot of invites for food tasting sessions or cooking events but I am unable to go because of my work and time constraints. If given a life which is constraint free I would visit these restaurants, taste new dishes and review them.

3. Playing Games on my PlayStation 3: I love gaming, when I was a kid I used to spend my most of the time playing video games. My mom used to scold me that if you will play video games all time and will not study you will fail in your exams. I always used to think when I will grow up I will play games all the time. But, now I don’t get a single minute to play video games on my television because of my responsibilities and time constraint.

4. Party with Friends: When I was in college I and my friends used to party every weekend. When we all left college we decided that we all will still meet every weekend and party together. As, the times passed we all got busy in our lives and we could not meet because of time constraint. I got too busy in my life that whenever they met I could not make up. There are a lot of responsibilities on me that I had no time and was always occupied in my work.

5. Spending Quality Time with Family: I am always occupied in my work that I can’t remember a time when I spent quality time with my family. My wife is always complaining that you are too occupied in your work that you don’t have time for me. I know my family wants my time. I like to spend time with my wife and my little one but I have to work and earn so that I can save and secure the future of my family. If given a constraint free life I would spend some quality time with my family.
Raho Befikar Umar Bhar

Sunday, 15 February 2015

ASUS Zenfone 5 A501CG my Ideal Valentine

There are a lot of reasons to fall in love with somebody. I have also fallen in love with somebody and it’s the ASUS Zenfone 5 A501CG. There are many reasons to fall in love with it and let it be my ideal Valentine.

The five main reasons to choose ASUS Zenfone 5 A501CG to be my ideal valentine are:

1. Hardware: Playing games on my mobile has always been a bad experience for me. The games either run too slow or my mobile does not support them. The Asus Zenfone comes with a 1.6 GHz Intel dual core processor, PowerVR GPU and 2GB RAM, which gives it a flawless performance and responsiveness. The switching between applications can be done without any lags and browsing through heavy pages can be done effortlessly. The powerful GPU provides a wonderful 3D gaming experience. Now, I can play my favourite games without any problem.

2. Camera: I always had problem clicking pictures in low light and sunlight. The use of flash in dark made the pictures very bright and in sunlight pictures clicked were dark. So, an exact adjustment of brightness was not there. It took lot of efforts to capture a good quality image. The Asus Zenfone solves this problem by using it's unique PixelMaster technology which combines five brightness-enhancing lenses to achieve perfect photos. The phone has a rear camera of 8MP and a front camera of 2MP.

3. Display: I don’t like my existing phone when it comes to watching videos. The videos appear very dull on my phone. The Asus Zenfone comes with a stunning 5-inches IPS (In-plane switching) display with 1280 x 720p HD resolution and 294 ppi. Powered by Asus TruVivid technology provides immersive visual clarity, beautiful colors and quality pictures. The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protects the Asus Zenfone 5 from scratches and accidental screen damages.

4. Sound: While travelling, I always listen to music. Everyone expects a good quality sound form his/her phone.  The Asus Zenfone comes with a combination of high quality hardware and software. Asus's SonicMaster technology is designed to deliver an exceptional sound experience. This unique audio optimization technology has been developed by the Asus Golden Ear Team.

5. Battery Life: I am the Area Sales Manager in my company and most of the time I have to talk with clients over the phone. I need a phone with a good battery life. The Asus Zenfone 5 comes with a strong 2110 mAh battery which gives up to 18 hours of 3G talk time and 353 hours of 3G standby time. The low-power Intel processor, power-efficient antenna design and the power saving mode together makes sure that the battery lasts long without deterring the performance of the phone.

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Saturday, 7 February 2015

MYFIT By Van Heusen

An exact fit for readymade shirts and trousers is always hard to find. There are hundreds of brands but no brand can guarantee a perfect fit. You always have to make a compromise on fit while buying. Somehow, if the fit is good you may not get the colour or size of your choice. Buying formals with a perfect fit has always been a problem for me.

The problems which I faced while buying a shirt were :
  • The sleeve length of shirts were long 
Long Sleeve Length
  • I have a slim body and readymade shirts use to look loose from sides which used to give a very bad look.
  • Choice of Colour and Fabric.
  • No Collar Option
The problems which I faced while buying a trouser were :
  • My waist is 31. I always had to buy 30 or 32 size, 30 were tight and 32 were loose.

  • I have a slim body and readymade trousers always gave an imperfect, tight or loose fit.
  • Choice of Colour and Fabric.
Each one of us is unique with different body types. The body type varies from slim to healthy. The shirt size or waist size in readymade garments are also fixed. So, its very difficult to find a perfect fit.
Recently, I got to know about MYFIT by Van Heusen and ordered a shirt and a trouser. I received my order within 7 days.

MYFIT solved my problem and gave me a perfect fit for my formals.  It provides you with a few customisable features so that you may find a perfect fit for yourself. MYFIT  The customisable features which gave me the perfect fit or MYFIT are:

While selecting the Shirt:

I could select my Body Type, Fabric and even the sleeve length. I selected body type slim and sleeve length of -1 inch.

Body Type and Fabric

Sleeve Length
and, I got a perfect fit for my body type

MYFIT by Van Heusen
You can select Collar Type and Collar Cuff also.

Collar Type and Collar Cuff

Mandarin Collar

While selecting the Trouser :

With MYFIT I could choose my body type, fabric and the best part is that I can select my waist size 31.

Body Type
Style and Fabric

Waist size and Length

The trouser had a perfect fit and the fabric was awesome.

To know more about the MYFIT collection visit