YouTuber Chris Notap offers up a baker’s dozen of tools he acquired in 2022 that he absolutely loves and recommends. He gives very thoughtful little reviews of each.
Some of the highlight tools for me were the Fiskar Weed Puller (no bending down!), ThermoPro TP03 Digital Kitchen Thermometer (which we have and love), the Kasa Smart Plug, the Wyze Indoor/Outdoor Video Camera, and the DeWalt Shop Vac.
Everything on this list looks like a winner to me.
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