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What Is The Best Dog Bed For A St Bernard ?

This is Bruno the St Bernard.  Bruno loves his life and enjoys his bed.  So if you’re looking for the best dog bed for a St Bernard you’ll benefit from our findings below.

best dog bed for a st bernard
How can you not adore these ever so friendly cuties like Bruno above?

By Alan Levine (Flickr: Ready to Play!) [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons


When he is not up mountains rescuing stricken mountaineers from danger, Bruno loves nothing more than getting comfy in his bed.  Find out more about how dogs like Bruno need the right kind of bed.


Here is a quick run down of what we feel is the best dog bed for a St Bernard dog.  We’ve taken into account dog weight, sizes and length to pick the right ones.

In list order, our top rated St Bernard dog beds are:

  1. The Kuranda dog bed – chew proof and rock solid
  2. The Dogs bed – an Orthopaedic memory foam supportive dog bed
  3. The LEO4Dog XXL dog bed – just like a sofa
  4. Kozipet XL dog bed – simple and affordable

Let’s talk bed sizes first, shall we?

As I’m sure you can appreciate a big bed is going to be needed with a very comfortable base.

Your St Bernard will grow to be a huge dog that is considerably heavy.

A thin layer of fluff from a £5 bargain store really isn’t going to cut it for more than a few hours, and will amount to nothing more than an old towel being placed on the floor.  Neither you nor your dog would find it comfortable.

When choosing correctly, the best dog bed can either be a thick large piece of material (going for the likes of a memory foam bedding material will make it an even better place) that sits on the floor like most dog beds, or you could opt for a raised bed – known as an elevated dog bed.  These are handy to help cool air circulate on hot days, and also help the dog if it suffers from any joint issues (which St Bernard’s are known for).

Size wise you need a dog bed that allows for your dog to lay in various positions. 

Your dog will at times enjoy curling up, laying in his or her back, and at the other extreme he or she will like to lie at full stretch with both sets of legs pushed out (the front 2 paws out to the front, and the back 2 out to the rear) making them take up twice the space you’d think.

During hot Summer days, a cool material will feel better for them, whereas on cold days they may prefer a more box type bed that they can really get snuggled up into, unless you opt for constant heating on where the dog lies.

So to summarise what sort of size, consider this:  If A St Bernard can grow to 90cm tall, their length can easily reach double that when stretched out full, so this is why we suggest you go for the biggest size bed you can.

The BEST dog bed for a St Bernard therefore should really big a simple big wide flat foam type that sits on the floor (in most situations)

This allows them to choose any sleeping position they want – and at full stretch they could lie from corner to corner across the bed, or even have their paws outstretched over the edge of the bed if it is not quite big enough.

 

Doggy facts and statistics for St Bernards.

Most St Bernard dogs grow to between 70 and 90cm tall if a male dog, and 65 to 80cm tall if a female St Bernard, and their weight can fluctuate anywhere from 64 to 120kg (that’s “way” over 100 lbs!), so we need a dog bed that can comfortably accommodate these figures and keep the dog well within its comfort zone.

  • They live anywhere from 8 to 10 years on average (typically).
  • They’re not great in the heat.
  • They’re not designed for high energy and high impact exercise (so not really great for accompanying you on your morning run or cycle ride).
  • They do need regimented regular exercise – not a lot of it, but it must be consistent.  You need to do this to help protect their joints, elbows etc.
  • They are some of the most adorable, laid back loving dogs you will ever come across.  You will fall in love with your St Bernard without fail.
  • They will appear a little bit wary whenever you have strangers to the house, but once in, they’re usually fine.  You might find that they bark a little bit at first.
  • They are normally easy to train on the lead and around kids.  You don’t want them to be out of control with small kids who could easily get knocked over due to the enormous size of your St Bernard.
  • They were originally bred to be used in the mountains as rescue dogs, but the vast majority no longer do this and are simply kept as pets.  So even though their bodies were designed for these duties, they won’t be in the same environment, so this is why it is important that you take special care with exerciseVery little as puppies, but around an hour a day as an adult.  You do need to be strict with this to try and minimise health issues down the line.

 

Lets talk slobber.

saint bernard dog ready to rescue
Originally bred to help rescue mountaineers in Switzerland

Image courtesy of Legav [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

St Bernards slobber a LOT, especially after eating and drinking, so we need to think about this when choosing a dog bed.  Something you can clean fairly regular is a must.  So either a wipe easy surface, or one with a cover that can be popped in the washing machine once a week.

 

Hair shedding.

Due to their protective coats designed to help them keep warm when rescuing people off of mountains, St Bernards do shed a lot of hair, so a dog bed that cleans easy would also be of use.  That said with regular daily grooming this can be kept to a minimum.

Health issues to consider.

Not all of the scary list items below will be an issue, but it’s just a list of possible issues that “could” arise – note that many dogs are usually prone to certain ailments as time goes on, so it’s not intended to scare you off, but just something you can possibly think about when looking at a good dog bed (hint: super comfy and easy to get on and off).

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Bone Cancer (sadly common in a St Bernard)
  • Ectropion and Entropion (a condition where the eyelids droop inwards or outwards) (not really relevant to a dog bed by the way)

Exercise needs

Being a large dog you have to be careful not to over exercise your St Bernard – it can cause issues later on in life if you do so.  This is important as you are raising your St Bernard from a young age.  So the key thing here is to listen to your Vet’s advice on the matter.  Some exercise but not too much.  Plus, plenty of comfortable rest.

  • As a puppy you must not over exercise your St Bernard
  • As an adult around an hour a day is the maximum

 


So what are we up to now?

What we want is a super comfy, strong and large bed that is also easy to clean.

Out of the hundreds of dog beds available we only found a few that we thought would suit “a large heavy dog”.  These had to be REALLY thick with plenty of foam filling or support to ensure it would hold the dogs’ weight easily.

Let’s take a look below at the dog beds we recommend.


1: Here is the Kuranda dog bed

This is a very pricey dog bed although there is no disputing how good a job it does at keeping your St Bernard well rested.

  • It’s an elevated dog bed – really good for large dogs to get up off, more so as they get older and joints can be painful.
  • It’s chew proof, and easy to clean but very well made.
  • NUMEROUS reviews state that although they were hesitant with the pricing they were extremely pleased once it arrived, and claimed that these needs are designed to last for many years.

There is a Silver framed and Khaki coloured material version like below, and there is also a Walnut framed with Smokey Cordura coloured version as well that works out a bit cheaper.

St Bernard dog beds by Kuranda, great for all large dogs
For any large dog, this elevated dog bed is perfect for older St Bernards who have painful joints


The Kuranda dog bed above is the largest in their range at 50 x 36 inches and holds up to 250 pounds (113 kg)

Good enough for all St Bernards

With the responsibility of owning a huge dog, you have to ensure their comfort needs are met and choose large comfy beds.

Due to their weight also, an elevated bed off the floor will be a welcome relief for them.  Especially more so on older St Bernards.

 

What we like about it:

  • We love the fact it is one of the strongest elevated dog beds around.  truly worth it’s weight in Gold for this feature alone.  Your dog will have a tough time destroying this bed.
  • It is actually REALLY comfy.  Other buyers have mentioned this, that the bed worked out to be worth the higher price tag, as it was likely to outlast other dog beds by many years
  • It will help keep your dog cooler in hot months due to the increased air flow underneath
  • It is chew proof!
  • It is simple to clean! – Just a hose pipe or water and a wipe and job done.
  • It is GREAT for any dog with joint issues (St Bernard’s are prone to issues later in life if they are over exercised both as a puppy and as an adult)

The downsides:

  • It’s mainly a USA based dog bed, and costs considerably more when sold here in the UK (circa £300!)

 

Check the Kuranda St Bernard bed on Amazon.  There is a Khaki coloured one above, or a Cordura coloured one that’s a bit cheaper.


2: Memory foam large dog bed

*** “Our favourite!” ***

xxl memory foam dog bed for st bernard
A super comfy XXL sized memory foam dog bed for all large dogs

 

Your typical dog bed.  Pretty much half the cost of an elevated XXL dog bed and will be good enough for the vast majority of situations.

Super thick memory foam holds the weight of your St Bernard with ease and helps it to stay well rested.

The one above (Available here on Amazon) is available in a handful of colour options.

It comes with a waterproof inner that helps protect the bed.

Price wise, it’s middle of the road, roughly around the £100 to £130 mark give or take.

It has a strong foam base with a thick 5cm memory foam topper and waterproof properties.

These beds are some of the most popular beds for larger dogs available to buy online.

 

What we like about it:

  • We actually LOVE THIS BED.  It is our favourite in so much as it covers all of the requirements of a bed for big heavy dogs.
  • It’s going to be SUPER COMFORTABLE due to the thick foam base AND the memory foam topper.
  • It’s easy to clean
  • It can help with joint issues due to the memory foam topper helping to provide extra cushioning (and this is what St Bernard dogs are known for)

The downsides:

  • There is no way for it to protect from draughty areas, but you could easily remedy this yourself by making sure the bed is in a warmer area free from draughts, or pop a couple of pillows on the bed to shield your dog from draughts.

Check it out here – it’s available on Amazon Uk here.


 

3: An “Amazon Basics” version of the elevated dog bed – CHEAP!

There’s no doubt about this.  It’s a brilliant low-cost entry

BUT the weight limit may put you off – it’s claimed a maximum of 60 kg which is around the weight of a small St Bernard

Typically around the £30 mark for an elevated bed is unheard of!  If you have a smaller dog this would be ideal.

Choose the XL version of this dog bed (it’s about the same size as the Kuranda bed above) for a St Bernard.

 

What we like about it:

  • Truly, it is CHEAP AS CHIPS and will help keep your SMALL St Bernard cooler on hot days.

The downsides:

  • The bed itself isn’t really cut out for many St Bernards sadly due to it not being able to hold the weight of most of them.  Only the smallest ones would benefit as long as they don’t exceed 60 kg.  It would do as a basic bed for growing puppies.

Visit this dog bed over on Amazon Uk.


4: An XXL Bed just like a sofa – from Leo4Dog


Quite a budget priced XXL sized dog bed at under £60 typically.

This dog bed is scratch proof and has a removable and washable cover, so perfect for St Bernards.

NOTE:  There is no memory foam in this bed, just your typical dog bed foam filling.  After some time this will become less effective (as with all dog beds), and will need replacing.

There are different sizes available but the XXXL is the version you should go for.

What we like about it:

  • We like the size of the dog bed at 150cm wide
  • It allows them to feel snuggly when their back is pressed in to the support
  • It helps them to avoid draughts when sleeping
  • They can overhang their front paws out the front if they want that extra stretch out
  • It looks great and may help your dog keep off your own sofa (when they have got their own why would they want to go on yours? :-))
  • The covers are removable and washable at 30 degrees

The downsides:

  • It dips down around the central sleeping area – a flat surface would have been better for comfort and to avoid trapping crumbs of food and small objects

Check it out here on the Amazon Uk website.


5: Kozipet XL dog bed – low cost and meets the needs of most St Bernard dogs

What we like about it:

  • We like this bed because of its simpleness.  It’s a simple basic foam dog bed at the right price.
  • It allows your dog to lie in whatever position he or she wants to
  • It’s flat, so no falling into dips or recesses that come with a funky design
  • It is cheap at way under £40 (typically closer to £30 though).
  • A simple velcro attached cover can be removed for easy cleaning.

The downsides:

  • The only negative we find is that its width is only 136cm – which is fine for almost all St Bernard’s but bigger dogs would benefit from the extra 20 cm or so to allow for that extra stretch.  Most of the time they would be ok to stretch from corner to corner (if they can figure this out).
  • It’s just your basic foam bed, so it’s simply a matter of time before it begins to compress down however you can probably live with it if you’re happy to replace every few months – so that your dog can enjoy firm cushioning to get a quality rested sleep.
  • There is no protection from draughty areas, so you may want to address this issue with room draught excluder’s or ensuring the heating is at the right setting for comfort.

Check it out on Amazon Uk here.


Summary

Have you genuinely found what you were looking for here?  If so please share this article – it would mean a lot.  If not, please let us know, so we can improve it to ensure that all the facts are covered.  yes, we really do care!

Getting the best dog bed for a St Bernard is as simple as making sure it’s a big comfy bed, and then looking at your own budget.  Extra features come into play if you have a draughty room (so choose one with sides and backs on), or if your dog suffers with joint issues – then an elevated one makes the most sense.  You will also need one that is easy to clean and can hold a lot of weight.


St Bernard Resources:

 

PDSA – gives some great advice on caring for your St Bernard

Our full list of dog beds for all shapes and sizes of dogs

RSPCA – dog bed advice

 

Best Work Boots for Wide Feet- Your Top Picks

Best Work Boots For Wide Feet

Choosing the best work boots for wide feet can be a nightmare!

The struggle is real. This is one thing that people (male or female) who have wide feet can definitely agree with. While it is true that there are a lot of options on shoes out on the market these days, which is supposed to make shopping a whole lot easier, having wide feet can make everything else harder.

Not to mention more painful!


For a quick run down of the best work boots for wide feet for the Uk market, this will help if you are in a hurry

Our top rated list for Uk boot wearers!

  1. Grafter Mens Wide EEE Fit Water Repellent Safety Dealer Chelsea Ankle Work Boots
  2. Caterpillar Men’s Pelton Industrial and Construction Shoe
  3. Men’s Caterpillar Safety Boots Wide Fit Pelton Rigger Dealer Boots

 

 


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Grafter Mens Wide EEE Fit Water Repellent Safety Dealer Chelsea Ankle Work Boots Shoes Size 6-13 - Brown - UK 6 (40)Grafter£33.99
Caterpillar Men's Pelton Steel Toe Industrial and Construction Shoe, Dark Beige, 10 M USCaterpillar
Men's Caterpillar Safety Boots Wide Fit Pelton Rigger Dealer Boots - 7069 (9, Brown)Caterpillar£73.99

People with wide feet often have to purchase from a shoe specialist just to find one that best fit their needs and preferences. They often have to order one that will fit them comfortably. If you have wide feet, you can definitely relate to this.

Thankfully, however, these days, there are some options on shoes and work boots particularly designed for those with wide feet. This means that there is no need for you to go through the usual hassle because there are options now – perfectly designed for you.

What do you need to look out for when choosing ?

Comfort

Of course, you certainly would not want to wear an uncomfortable pair of work boots, right? You would definitely want to wear a pair that will last you for hours each day you go out to work. This means that as much as possible, you would want to stay comfortable, fully supported by your chosen boots. Among the features that could guarantee comfort include having breathable linings, lightweight features, supportive and soft footbeds, as well as other comfort features.

Wide Feet Fit

Most of the time, it is very challenging to find work boots from local stores. In fact, most customers who need these types of shoes have to shop online to find the best fit for their feet. Still, when shopping online, you are only actually getting the size of the shoes, but not the actual measurements of the width of the shoes around your feet.

This means that it is often not enough to just trust the word of any seller claiming that they are selling a wide fit work boot. It is very important to check on the exact features that give an evidence of the shoes being a wide fit in design. At the same time, it would also help to read reviews from actual customers as well.

For most wide feet fit of work boots, you will notice the size options “D” or “E”. The latter option comes with the wider fit. In fact, there are even other options that offer larger options, ranging from 2E to 4E work boot sizes. In certain situations, the options on wide fit sizes are classified as wide, narrow, medium, X wide, and XX wide. There is usually a 1/8-inch gap in every size.

Durability

If there is one feature that is very important when it comes to working boots, it is durability. After all, you cannot just keep on purchasing a pair whenever one gets damaged. That would prove to be very costly on your part. You may agree that it is extremely frustrating if you find the sole of your work boots dragging behind you while still doing a very important task. Any work boot should be highly durable. With this, the highest quality materials, together with exceptional workmanship should be taken into consideration.

Extra Features

Most importantly, it is important to note that every work boot comes with their own set of features. This means that you can take into consideration both the pros and cons for every boot. There may also be certain features that may be found on one boot but not available necessarily on others. This may include having an extra durable leather type, waterproofing features, skid-resistance, oil-resistance, and several others. You can also search for more of these extra features as you look into the detailed list of the work boots guide below.

(pssst… want to see our full list of general safety work boots (our top 10 favourites?) – check them out here).

How to find out the perfect width for you when buying online?

Well, let’s start with a way of measuring your feet first and then go from there.

 

1:

  • Start off by measuring your feet

 

2:

  • Then check the sizes against the Clarks shoe size guide.  You can read this here:
  • Make sure that you take the longest part of your foot (usually your big toes, but not always!
  • For the width, choose from the two joints of the little and big toe and draw a line across.

3: 

  • Choose an E fitting shoe if you’ve always had a bit of a pinch, or an EE if you’ve often felt a tight pinch, and EEE for extremely wide feet.  (Hint: Most people will only ever need a “E” or an “EE”)

4:

  • Online buying these days is geared to help you buy the right products, and returns polices are a “must”, so don’t be afraid to return the work boots if they aren’t a great fit.

 

But this doesn’t help me know if my feet are wide!

Unfortunately nobody but yourself can determine this.  Everybody has different shaped feet.  A 5 inch wide foot in a size 6 might be classed as wide (for example only), while as a size 8 it might not be classed as a wide foot.

The general rule is that most people who think they have wide feet generally don’t.  We believe around 80% of people who think they have a wider foot usually don’t.

So the main thing is to get the right shoe size, and choose an E or an EE rating width fitting, and try them on in your home.  If the fit is not good, return them and try a wider or narrower fitting.

You may have a wider heel or a wide forefoot.  Every body’s feet are different.  This is why you need to try them out first.

NOTE:  Annoyingly, every manufacturers idea of a wider foot is also different, so an “EE” from one manufacturer may only be an “E” from another manufacturer.

 

Let’s see what is on offer for wider work boots.


1: Grafter Mens Wide EEE Fit Water Repellent Safety Dealer Chelsea Ankle Work Boots Shoes Size 6-13

Great budget work boots, that fit wide feet like a glove!

These are classed as “Super wide” (EEEE width rating).  With them being work boots, you can always wear thicker socks if they feel too wide, but in general most people who have bought these say they are the best and most comfortable boots they have ever purchased, especially with them being so cheap!  We also recommend you try these ones, even though the fitting is classed as EEEE, and you may be pleasantly surprised.

Pros

  • Safety toe
  • Steel midsoles
  • Wide feet comfort
  • Water resistant upper
  • Handy for that quick “off and on” moment when going indoors

Cons

  • None

Check them out here on Amazon

Conclusion

Honestly, these are simply boots you can buy without thinking.  Non slip safety boots with waterproof upper.  What more could you want?


 

2: Caterpillar Men’s Pelton Industrial and Construction Shoe


We LOVE these work boots.  With multiple sizes available and multiple widths there is plenty on offer for everyone.  Plus being a CATERPILLAR work boot you know the name can be trusted.

Certainly not a budget brand, but the longer term benefits will outweigh any cheaper safety boots.

These boots feature their EASE foam, a foam that is more shock absorbent and 30% lighter, and you get those savings in your feet at the end of the day – less impact on your feet and less weight to be carrying around!

Made with full grain leather, so go ahead and apply your own waterproofing as often as you’d like

 

Pros

  • Rock solid construction.
  • Lighter – easier on your feet
  • More comforting -EASE foam makes it a lighter boot
  • ERGO shock proofing, for a more stable walking experience.

Cons

Check them out here on Amazon

Conclusion
You are paying more, but this does come with a lot more for the money.  More technology, more comofrt, a trusted brand and superb construction.


 

3: Men’s Caterpillar Safety Boots Wide Fit Pelton Rigger Dealer Boots – 7069

 


Almost identical to the last ones, but these are specifically geared with more safety features.  These boots (in whatever size you need) are all classed as a WIDE FITTING.  These tougher safety boots from Caterpillar  are rugged, stylish, yet extremely durable pairs. They are among the best ones in the industry these days, as they offer nothing but the best commitment to high-quality products, thus expecting that this work boots will give you enough room for your wide feet.

They are heat resistant to 300 degrees too, so they are particularly suitable for hot environments.

These are the work boots that actually get more comfortable as time goes on.  They feature a tough Nubuck leather construction with a wider construction and  strong 2cm heel height.  Nubuck is a strong premium cattle leather with a velvet like feel to it.  Strongly recommended is that you consider leather feed / care products to maintain the boots for more longer life times, as well as a waterproofer spray.

Pros

  • Designed to last
  • Long lasting sole
  • Fit well for most people
  • Tough Nubuck leather

Cons

  • Longer break-in period than some, but give a better feel overall

Check them out here on Amazon

Conclusion
Despite not featuring every conceivable feature, these are above all “proper” work boots.  The genuine Nubuck leather gives superb wearing all day long once you’ve bedded them in.  They do improve with time.  Just be sure to keep on top of the care of them – all that’s needed is a quick rub with leather food,  and later a waterproofer spray once every few weeks to keep topside.  It quite literally takes all of 5 minutes of your time.    Keep on top of these wider safety boots and you’ll be enjoying them for longer than normal.


Any questions?

Please let us know your thoughts below.  We update our content as often as needed whenever we spot new products that match the needs of our readers.

Tower Air Fryer Review – Tower T14004 Low Fat Rapid Air Fryer

We went all out with our Tower Air fryer review and soon found that this air fryer was one of our overall favourites ever tested

Tower T14004 Air Fryer with 1400w power
A firm favourite for family cooking from Tower Air Fryers

Why bother with one of these all singing new fandangled Air Fryer thingies?

Well, when you are cooking the healthiest food possible , usually it means a compromised taste.. Agreed?  I know things have gotten better over the years but in general healthier stuff never quite tasted as good as “the stuff we loved”.

But, this does not mean you should end up depriving yourself of your favorite fried foods.

So (drum roll).. when I mention the very words “low-fat cooking”, we can now refer to food that is air fried instead of dedep fat fried, and getting a very similar taste, and if you want to add a spot of oil, you can.

With this type of cooking, you can achieve similar tasting food without having to worry about consuming high levels of saturated fat.

Right from the start air fryers have always been advertised as a guilt-free, healthy way to enjoy your favorite fried foods. This resulted in a surge in their popularity.  Who elose wouldnt want the tste of deep fried in a healthy way.. surely it’s not possible!  Is it?

Anyway, these appliances have been claimed to help in lowering the fat content of your favorite foods, including chicken wings, French fries, and fish sticks.

 

Things are hotting up

When it comes to air fryers, a number of manufacturers have been competing in the market these days. There are a lot of competitive options, offering different features. One of the most popular models out there are the air fryers from Tower.

The Tower company is a company known for their high-quality products, having been in this industry for over 100 years already. As such, their name is synonymous to innovation, quality, and value.

We also have a list of our favourite 10 air fryers currently.  You can see them here.

So with that, for this specific guide, we will take a look at one of the best models out there. the Tower T14004 Low Fat Rapid Air Fryer model.

The Tower T14004 Low Fat Rapid Air Fryer comes operates with an advanced rapid air circulation technology which works by cooking the ingredients coming from every possible angle of the food, providing the owner with an evenly cooked meal each time.

It also features a huge 3.2-litre capacity, offering you enough room to fit all food and ingredients that you want. Chips and onions cooked using this air fryer will certainly be delicious enough to match your taste. Similar with other traditional air fryers, the fans of this fryer helps in circulating directly around the food. This means that your chips will really get crispy.

This tool is also quite easy to use. There are only two controls that you need to be familiar with – the temperature, and the time. It does not come with stirring paddles. For every five minutes, you can simply check and see your food, or shake the basket to evenly distribute added ingredients.

There is no need to use oil in order to make your favorite fried foods such as onion rings or chips. Still, adding a really small amount of oil may also give it an even better taste. Regardless of your method, the resulting foods are amazingly healthier and more delicious. This air fryer also needs a few minutes of pause in cooking, giving the frying basket quite a few shakes if you are interested in making your foods fry and brown quite evenly.

Check out the Tower air fryer here on Amazon.

 

Key Features

Here are some of the key features that you can expect from the Tower T14004 Low Fat Rapid Air Fryer model:

Set and Forget

One thing that is good about this model is that it allows you to set and forget. This is possible, thanks to its timer, extending up to 30 minutes with a bell sound, notifying you when the time has already passed.

Reliable Features

This air fryer model comes with interesting features. This includes a temperature control of between 80 to 200 degrees Celsius. It features healthy cooking that uses little to zero oil, with rapid air circulating system cooking fast while saving money.

Large Capacity

This model also features a large cooking capacity, at 3.2 liters. This means that you can cook up to a portion that will feed up to 5 people. This means that if you are planning to cook for a big group, there is no need to wait for a long period of time just to prepare your favorite dishes.

Digital Timer

tower T14004 air fryer review
A really beatiful air fryer

The digital timer that is featured in this model gives a notification of up to 30 minutes. This means that you cannot go overboard when it comes to cooking, or worry that your dishes will be burned. An alarm bell will also notify you as you choose your timer. This does not mean that you need to consume all 30 minutes, but you can always choose the period of time needed in between. This, in turn, also serves as a security feature, as this will help in avoiding accidents in the kitchen.

Pros

  • Parts are all dishwasher safe
  • Easy to clean
  • Cooks with less to zero oil
  • Easy to control the temperature
  • Digital timer included

Cons

  • No other color options
  • The black coating comes off after a few months

Which is Better – Tower T14004 vs. T17005?

The T14004 model from Tower is virtually identical to the T17005 model. The primary difference, however, is that the T14004 model comes with a digital display. Instead of turning a dial in order to set temperature, as well as the cook time, all you need to do is to press buttons, while seeing the number change to a digital display. Otherwise, this is a really similar huge capacity air fryer which uses rapid air circulation technology in order to cook foods.

When it comes to choosing which model you would like to have as the latest addition to your kitchen wares, it is quite important to look into your actual needs.

What are the specific features that you are looking for?

It would even be helpful to make a list of the features that you would like to have, and start the comparison from there. In this way, you can get everything that you need in a single product. The T14004 model, however, is no doubt able to provide you with the features that you are looking for, with a twist – thanks to it being equipped with the digital display system.

Customer Reviews

Among the things that customers love about this model from Tower is that it uses three different cooking options in convection, halogen and infrared models. This is not just an air fryer, but can also be used as a halogen oven that you can use in cooking healthy foods. This fryer comes with more capacity, with 1300W. This means that you will use less energy compared to a conventional oven.

Also, they often commend the fact that this fryer uses air circulation, allowing you to cook food effortlessly and quickly without unnecessarily using too much oil. As a bonus, you can also cook two levels, all at the same time. The hot air simply circulates around the foods, and they become crispy from all possible angles.

Another customer also mentioned that this fryer is also ideal for cooking meat, as it can cook faster, and also with less heat compared to a standard fan oven. Overall, the reviews have been positive, with some recommendations, but the product as a whole has certainly captured a lot of attention from the general customers.

Conclusion

When it comes to cooking your food, you will definitely be free from some health hazards typically associated with frying. At the same time, consuming more calories may only lead you to some troublesome diseases such as cancer, hypertension, and obviously, obesity. Using the Tower T14004 Low Fat Rapid Air Fryer provides the assurance that you will only use very little oil, while still making sure that there is some amount of fat that stays in your food. This only means that using an air fryer offers a lot of benefits compared to the conventional methods of cooking.

With the Tower T14004 Low Fat Rapid Air Fryer, you can now say goodbye to the unhealthy preparation of food. With this model, you now have the option to still enjoy your favorite fried food without feeling guilty. You can use little to zero oil with this model, and still be assured that the flavor, the crisp, and the amazing taste of fried food will not be affected at all. You can also explore some other food choices, such as using this air fryer to cook meat, vegetables, and others. As heat is evenly distributed from all sides of the food, you can be assured that you will be enjoying that very same crisp that you have always anticipated with food that is prepared using traditional deep fryers.

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Best Shaver for Men’s Chest – The Best Options

best shavers for mens chests

Looking for manscaping products?  We’ve chosen and tested the best shaver for mens chest hair to give you that smooth groomed look so that you are always at your best.

You may be new to the term, but ‘manscaping’ has currently become a mainstream as purses and piercings for men.

This only means that these days, there have been a wide variety of products which have been totally devoted to men who want to trim, thin, or even completely remove unwanted hair on their legs, back, sensitive areas, and of course, chest.

If you are the type of person who grooms your body regularly or is looking into your options, you surely do not want to get just any type of trimmer for the job. Not unless you want painful cuts and stubble that is irritating.

Choosing a shaver that can help you groom your chest can turn out to be a challenging one, especially if you have no idea where to start. The good news is that this guide highlights some tips on how to choose the best option for you and some suggestions on the best models out there.

Choosing the Best Shaver for Men’s Chest

So what sort of things would you want to consider?

  • Among the things that you need to look into includes the:
  • Razor speed
  • Battery life
  • And its capacity to support both dry and wet shaving.
  • Asking yourself if it’s easy to use
  • Do you prefer a corded or cordless one?
  • Of course, you also have to take into consideration your budget.

ImageLinkProductBrandLowest New Price
Philips Series 5000 8 in 1 Waterproof Mens Grooming Kit (Beard, Stubble and Body Trimmer, Hair Clipper)Philips£174.95
cruZer 5 bodyBraun£24.99
Remington BHT250 Delicates Body and Hair Trimmer - Black/BlueRemington£20.95
WAHL ATV Body TrimmerWahl£30.28
Panasonic ER-GB80 Beard, Hair and Body Trimmer Wet and Dry (40 x Lengths, Three Attachments)Panasonic£40.99

Convenience and Power Usage

If you opt for a plug-in model instead of a cordless one, the power consumption, as well as the supply, stays the same. Whereas with cordless models they can be conveniently used almost anywhere. Most of them are either battery powered or rechargeable, thus being capable of offering you with a lot of grooming sessions before needing new batteries or a recharge.

 

The uses of shavers

It is unquestionable that using an electric razor is the most efficient, not to mention, convenient, way to keep yourself groomed. One amazing benefit of using an electric razor is that you can basically use it anywhere you would like to, such as an office bathroom, car, or even outdoors.

The main difference between rotary and foil shavers is basically the layout of the metal that is used in cutting the hair. With a foil shaver, all blades are well kept under a thin foil comb layer.

With a rotary razor, blades are well-hidden under a thin layer of foil comb, spinning around a centre axis, also shearing hair which passes right through the centre razor axis.

Trimmers are typically used in trimming hair in the ears, nose, as well as slight touch-ups on your facial hair, including those in the private parts.

Ease of Cleaning

Cleaning the electric shaver is amazingly easy (however please do refer to your product’s manual for specific advice). Generally, they are maintained in the same way. All you have to do is to remove the head, gently shaking the hair leftover, and clean the excesses using a brush. The non-mechanical parts of the razor can be washed easily. It is recommended to do so each week, or even after every use. You may also want to consider replacing the shaving head of the shaver at least once a year, just so to maintain its quality and speed. Both cordless and corded shavers are cleaned the same way.

Replacement Blades

It is highly recommended to replace the blades every year. Other uses, however, continue with the same blade for several years. You may also want to apply some shaving oil on the blade in order to prolong its life cycle. You may also have to anticipate that the blade will dull eventually, making the shaving process less pleasant. With this in mind, it is better to buy new blades, rotary shaver heads, and coils. You may buy them online, or in specific stores. Choose one that will allow you to replace the blades easily, in the same way, that cleaning them is easy as well. If you happen to choose a model with more complicated blades, refer to the instruction manual for the guide.

Shaving – Wet vs. Dry

Several newer models come with both dry and wet shaving capabilities. This means that they can be used in grooming body hair, both on dry and wet surfaces, or even under a direct water flow, like in the shower. If you are looking for flexibility, you may want to consider getting a shaver with this kind of dual compatibility.  Naturally the more features you opt for, the (typically) greater pricer they will cost – although in all honesty they are not usually astronomically higher.

Best Body Groomer Models

Philips Series 5000 8 in 1 Waterproof Mens Grooming Kit


As suggested by the name, this model, as a body groomer, can put on a multitude of heads for nose/ear hair removal, beard trimming, chest cleaning, and other things that you think involves hair. It can also serve as a beard trimmer that will certainly keep your face value.

One attractive feature of this model is its appearance. It features a black and chrome color scheme, along with its finely ground Chromium steel blade, making sure that durability is the priority of the manufacturer.

It offers a total of 50 minutes running time, which is plenty enough for juice, and its advanced NiMH battery swiftly charges up, which means that you can also get up to 5 to 10 minutes of shave time in just about five minutes fast charging.

Pros

  • Turbo power feature
  • Rapid charge
  • Waterproof
  • Conveniently cordless
  • 50 minutes battery life

Cons

  • Not all attachments are high quality

 

Braun Cruzer 5 Body Shaver


This high-quality body grooming model from Braun takes into note the shaver technology used by Gillette, improving it better with its own expertise in their line of personal care product manufacturing.

This unit comes with both trimming and shaving tools, though one of the unique concepts that the manufacturer brings to the table is its third mode, which allows you to trim and shave with one stroke at the same time.

Great for shaving your chest with total ease.

This specific model comes with 5 closely-spaced blades which use Gillette’s wet shave Fusion system, particularly designed to closely shave with minimum irritation, regardless of where you would like to use it. There is no need to shave while your hair is wet, though you might find wet shaving effective when trimming larger body areas including the back and chest.

Pros

  • Minimum irritation to be expected
  • Optimal results in sensitive areas
  • 3 different training combs
  • Easy to switch between different modes
  • Real-time saver

Cons

  • Some said that the running time is short

Conclusion
This specific trimmer is designed to contain features that are meant for all-over grooming, which is why it comes in a package with a multitude of combs and heads, allowing it to tuck, nip, trim and sculpt your way. It is also perfect for chest hair trimming, which means that you can finally get rid of annoying hair in this private place. The quality of this tool is really high, which makes it worth the price.

 

Remington BHT250 Delicates Body and Hair Trimmer


This groomer is designed for various hair trimming needs.  For this reason, it introduces the use of a ‘comfort tip’ stainless steel blades, rounding up to preventing some accidents.

It comes with three fixed combs offering various choices on length options, ranging from 2 mm to 6 mm, making it a whole lot easier to trim your body hair, according to the length you prefer.

This model is also waterproof and running using a powerful Lithium-Ion battery pack, perfect for a total of 60-minutes shaving time.

This model’s sleek and showerproof finish, together with its washout port can translate to guaranteed hygiene. At the same time, its lithium-powered battery also offers a runtime of up to 60 minutes, which is more than enough time.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Ergonomically designed
  • Long battery life
  • Rapid charging
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Some issues with quality

 

Conclusion
Overall, the Remington BHT250 Delicates body and hair trimmer are specially designed for trimming delicate areas. It focuses on trimming to achieve a shaven look without any irritation. It also features comfort tip blades, thus preventing unintentional nicks and cuts. As a bonus, it is also lightweight in design, slim, and easy to maneuvre.

WAHL ATV Body Groomer


One thing that you will immediately notice about this model is that it features a rotating head, making the access of hard to reach places easier. The shaver will simply do all of the controlling required rather than you exerting all effort.

This model is designed only for dry use but comes with two blades, which is used for differing hair length. It also comes with a wider head that works on the longer fleece. At the same time, the precision blade may be switched easily in order to ensure that everything stays smooth.

Pros

  • Rotating head for adjusting contours
  • Precision blade for a closer shave
  • Cordless model
  • 60 minutes of shaving time
  • Designed for hard to reach places

Cons

  • Not waterproof

Conclusion
Even though it may not be as versatile when compared with the other models included in this list, but there is no doubt that this model is a solid performer which can be charged up to 12 hours, giving you a complete 60 minutes of solid shaving time.

PANASONIC ER-GB80


Panasonic is a known brand in this industry. This time, they are offering one of their strongest options, while feeling nice in the hand. As such, this unit is perfect for dealing with head hair or trimming chest hair.

As a bonus, it is also fully washable, making its maintenance an easy one.

Its 45 degrees angled blade also performs an amazing job in trimming facial hair. In fact, this is one of the models to really clip hair to any desired length in a single pass, dramatically cutting down shaving time.

It also comes with three different attachments, thus allowing you to choose the task, whether it is for trimming your hair, beard, or body, all in just a single unit.

Pros

  • Easy to adjust
  • Powerful overall performance
  • Waterproof
  • Cordless model
  • Up to 50 minutes of battery life

Cons

Conclusion
All in all, this shaver from Panasonic is considered as a top trimmer which is perfect for trimming and cutting stubborn facial hair, as well as other parts, including the chest. One thing to note, however, is that this may not be the best option for sensitive areas. Otherwise, it is good enough for trimming bigger and wider areas, such as the chest.

Overall Chest Shaving Conclusions

It is very important to choose an electric shaver which will be perfect for grooming your chest. The best one is usually durable, easy to clean, ergonomically efficient, and meeting all of your personal needs. If you are new to manscaping, you may find it grooming your chest to be quite complicated, but in time, you may view it as something satisfying.

You may also want to do your homework first, listing all the features that you would like to see in a specific model, and start comparing from there. This will help you land the best shaver for men’s chest, and start trimming your chest for a more comfortable life.

If you are interested in a dedicated shaver for your face then here is our write up on the 10 best ones available.