Life Hacks in Japan

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"Life in Japan 2023" We found the manufacturer of the most efficient electric dustpan!

Electric dustpans suck up the dust collected by floor wipers and brooms. Despite their simple construction, they range widely in price from about 4,000 to 13,000 yen. To ensure that you buy the right product for your home, let's do our res…

"Life in Japan 2023" How to choose a hair iron and recommended manufacturers!

Amazon IRIS OHYAMA MiCOLA Ceramic Straightening Iron - International Temperature Adjustable HIR-MS101-V Lavender Hair irons straighten and beautify hair, but if you think they are single-function appliances, they range in price from about …

"Life in Japan 2023" How to choose an electric pressure cooker and recommended manufacturers!

Electric pressure cooker COK-A220 - TIGER An electric pressure cooker is one of the time-saving appliances. By sealing the lid, the pressure inside the pot is increased, allowing cooking at a higher temperature than usual. This is a specia…

"Life in Japan 2023" Here is how to choose a hot plate and recommended manufacturers!

Hot Plate | Panasonic From yakiniku to takoyaki, hot plates allow families and parties to enjoy a variety of dishes, but they come in a variety of sizes and plate types, with prices ranging from about 2,000 yen to 20,000 yen. Let's do a th…

"Life in Japan 2023" How to choose a food processor and recommended manufacturers!

Food Processor | Panasonic Food processors make it easy to chop and grind vegetables while mixing them. There are a variety of attachments that allow you to do different things, and prices range from about 3,000 yen to over 10,000 yen. Let…

"Life in Japan 2023" How to choose a mixer and recommended manufacturers!

Fiber Mixer MX-X301 | Products | Panasonic By putting in fruits and vegetables and pressing the switch, you can prepare everything from smoothies to baby food, including food preparation. There are not only single-functional mixers, but al…

"Life in Japan 2023" How to choose a hand blender and recommended manufacturers!

Hand Blender MX-S302 | Panasonic A hand blender is a cooking appliance for mashing and mixing food, and can be used to make vegetable paste and baby food as well as regular food. However, there are many different types of attachments and f…

"Life in Japan 2023" We have found the manufacturer of the most efficient dehumidifier!

Dehumidifiers are becoming indispensable in Japan, where humidity is high throughout the year. However, dehumidifiers are largely divided into compressor and desiccant types, and there are many combinations of these types with various othe…

"Life in Japan 2023" We have found the manufacturer of the most efficient clothes dryer!

In our previous article on washing machines, we said, "Vertical washing machines are recommended because washing clothes with water-saving features like drum-type washing machines can easily cause wrinkles and encourage stains to reattach.…

"Life in Japan 2023" We have found the manufacturer of the first high-performance washing machine!

A washing machine is one of the most expensive appliances in the house, with prices ranging from a low of around 70,000 yen to a high of nearly 400,000 yen. To ensure that you buy the right product for your home, let's do our research! Dru…

"Life in Japan 2023" Here is how to choose a humidifier and recommended manufacturers!

Humidifiers are used to maintain humidity, prevent influenza and other illnesses, and for beauty, but if you choose the wrong one, you risk damaging your health. Please understand the key points and select the most appropriate humidifier f…

"Life in Japan 2023" We found the manufacturer of the most efficient shoe dryer!

Shoe dryers are used to dry shoes that are easily moistened by sweat or rain. Some people may use a futon dryer as a substitute, but dedicated shoe dryers have a leather shoe mode and are very convenient. There are several manufacturers, s…

"Life in Japan 2023" How to choose a gas fan heater and recommended manufacturers!

*Unless you are in a location where there is no electrical outlet or you exceed the maximum usable wattage limit, we recommend that you use electric heating equipment instead of oil- or gas-fueled heating equipment. For more information, p…

Dangers of Ozone Generators and Ozone Deodorizers

What is Ozone? Ozone Toxicity Air Pollution by Ozone What is sick building syndrome? Generation of ozone by air purifiers What is Ozone? Ozone (O3) is an allotrope of oxygen (O2). That which exists in the stratosphere (between 10 ~ 16 km a…

"Life in Japan 2023" How to choose an oil fan heater and recommended manufacturers!

*Unless you are in a location where there is no electrical outlet or you exceed the maximum usable wattage limit, we recommend that you use electric heating equipment instead of oil- or gas-fueled heating equipment. For more information, p…

"Life in Japan 2023" How to choose an oil stove and recommended manufacturers!

*Unless you are in a location where there is no electrical outlet or you exceed the maximum usable wattage limit, we recommend that you use electric heating equipment instead of oil- or gas-fueled heating equipment. For more information, p…

"Life in Japan 2023" How to choose a toaster oven and recommended manufacturers!

Toaster ovens are convenient to have, but they are not only single-function ovens, but also come with fans, steam functions, and other features, with prices ranging from 2,000 yen to 30,000 yen. In order to buy the right product for your h…

"Life in Japan 2023" We found the safest and most energy-efficient heating system!

Before introducing our heating recommendations, we provide a brief overview of safety and thermodynamics. If you are in a hurry, please click on the table of contents to skip to the next page. safety Effects on the human body for each carb…

"Life in Japan 2023" How to choose a circulator and recommended manufacturers!

Circulators look simple but vary widely in price, ranging from about 5,000 yen to nearly 30,000 yen. The more expensive, the more sophisticated? Can it be used with a fan? Let's sort out the main points and buy a circulator that suits you …

"Life in Japan" How to choose an air conditioner

Air conditioners are indispensable in Japan, where summers are hot and winters are cold, but they have various features such as automatic cleaning functions and air purifiers. Let's take a closer look at the features of air conditioners to…

"Life in Japan 2023" We have found the manufacturer of the most efficient vacuum cleaner!

There is a vacuum cleaner for every household, but they come in a variety of functions, such as cyclone and cordless, and prices range from around 10,000 yen to 50,000 yen. Please do your research to ensure that you buy the right product f…

"Life in Japan 2023" We found the manufacturer of the most efficient futon dryer!

Futon dryers are very useful in Japan, where humidity is high throughout the year, but there are many different types of futon dryers, some with hoses and some with mats. Which type is most effective? Let's take a closer look to find out f…

"Life in Japan 2023" Here is how to choose a fan and recommended manufacturers!

Fans that look simple but vary widely in price, ranging from about 5,000 yen to 30,000 yen. The more expensive, the more sophisticated? Can it be used with a circulator? Let's sort out the main points and buy the right fan for you! Questio…

"Life in Japan" Plasmacluster and nano-e have no sterilizing effect! About the Dark Side of Air Purifiers

Each of them emits special substances called plasmacluster ions and nano-e particles into the air, which are said to have inhibitory effects on airborne bacteria, environmental bacteria, and airborne viruses, and are installed in many elec…

"Life in Japan 2023" How to choose a home bakery and recommended manufacturers!

bread machine SD-MT4 Product List Panasonic Home bakeries are popular because they make it easy to enjoy baking bread at home. In addition to bread, some models can also easily make pasta, udon noodles, and doughnuts. Due to such a wide ra…

"Life in Japan 2023" How to choose a tabletop induction cooktop and recommended manufacturers!

Induction cooktops use electricity to cook food. Although they have a simple structure and at first glance there appears to be no difference between manufacturers, each has its own characteristics. In order to buy the right product for you…

"Life in Japan 2023" How to choose an electric kettle and recommended manufacturers!

An electric kettle is an electrical appliance that boils water in a container by heating a metal plate at the bottom of the container with a heater. Despite its small size and cute appearance, it consumes over 1,000 W of power, making it c…

"Life in Japan 2023" How to choose a microwave oven and recommended manufacturers!

Although there is a microwave oven in every household, they range from those with a single function to those with oven functions, etc., and prices range from about 10,000 yen to over 100,000 yen. In order to buy the right product for your …

"Life in Japan 2023" Here is how to choose a yogurt maker and our recommendations!

Amazon | Yogurt maker IYM-013 | IRIS OHYAMA Lactobacilli have been attracting attention due to increasing health consciousness. Among them, yogurt is particularly popular because it is an easy way to consume various types of lactobacilli. …

"Life in Japan 2023" We have found the manufacturer of the first high-performance and safest power strips!

There is always one power strip in every home. In addition to the number of plugs that can be plugged in, there are several important points to consider, such as longevity, lightning protection, and dust prevention shutters. To ensure safe…