20 Best Blu-ray Movies

20 Best Blu-ray Movies

There’s very few things in this world that are quite as nice as watching a good movie on a rainy (or snowy) day. If you’ve got fluffy slippers, a cuddly blanket and some nibbles, you’re all set to laugh, cry, empathize, or get angry with, your favorite film star.

To help you make a choice, we’ve compiled a list of the 20 best best Blu-ray movies to watch when the weather’s too awful to go outside.

COMPARISON TABLE

The Best Blu-ray Movies – Comedy

Sister Act: 20th Anniversary Edition - Two-Movie Collection...
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  • Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy (Actors)
  • Adam Greenberg (Director) - Joseph Howard (Writer)

In Sister Act, Whoopi Goldberg stars as a lounge singer who is on the run from the mob. She hides out in a convent and promptly livens up the choir by introducing the nuns to Motown.

In Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, our favorite singing nun spreads her Motown magic at an inner-city school. Both movies have been digitally restored and are multi-formatted.

  • Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Harvey Keitel
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: PG – Parental guidance suggested
  • Region: All Regions
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Price: $14.99
  • Review rating: 5 stars
The Mel Brooks Collection [Blu-ray]
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens (Actors)
  • Mel Brooks (Director)

You’re going to need more than one rainy day to get through this stunning collection. The full movies included on these discs are:

  • The Twelve Chairs
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Silent Movie
  • High Anxiety
  • History of the World – Part 1
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Spaceballs
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights

If that’s not enough to keep you amused, they’ve added some special features: 7 featurettes ad 6 Blu-ray featurettes exclusive to Blu-ray, 4 trivia tracks, 5 score tracks, interviews, commentaries and Documentaries.

  • Cast: Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Cleavon Little, David Huddleston, Harvey Korman.
  • Number of discs: 9
  • Rated: PG – Parental guidance suggested
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 868 minutes
  • Price: $27.27
  • Review rating: 5 stars
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Scary Movie Triple Feature [Blu-ray]
  • Shrink-wrapped
  • Carmen Electra, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans (Actors)
  • Keenen Ivory Wayans (Director)

This 3-disc set allows you to relive your horror movie phase while acknowledging how silly those movies often are. The first (and best) 3 movies in the scary movie franchise are full of cameos and pop culture references.

  • Cast: Anna Faris, Tim Curry, Charlie Sheen, Carmen Electra, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans.
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: R – Restricted
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 123 minutes
  • Price: $15.99
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
Mamma Mia! The Movie [Blu-ray]
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth (Actors)
  • Phyllida Lloyd (Director)

A daughter trying to find out which of her mother’s former lovers is her father may not seem like a good plot for a musical, but this cast manages to pull it off with class.

Don’t forget to check out the extra features: Outtakes, deleted scenes, the making of Mamma Mia, Bjorn Ulvaeus cameo, feature commentary with the director, Phyllida Lloyd

  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Amanda Seyfried.
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 Parents strongly cautioned
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time:  minutes
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars

A list of the best Blu-ray movies would not be complete without at least one entry from the Monty Python team. This is their take on the age-old question, “What’s the meaning of life.” Full of skits and songs, this is the Monty Python comedians at their best.

The special features include a featurette with cast and Producer John Goldstone, and 7 deleted scenes.

  • Cast: Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, John Cleese
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Not rated
  • Region: All regions
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Price: $29.99
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars

The Best Blu-ray Movies – Drama

THE GODFATHER Part 1 and 2 BLU-RAY STEELBOOK Set (Both masterpiece...
  • ABE VIGODA, TALIA SHIRE, JAMES CAAN, ROBERT DUVALL, DIANE KEATON, ROBERT DENIRO, AL PACINO, MARLON BRANDO (Actors)
  • FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA (Director) - FRANCIS FORD COPPOLLA (Producer)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Even if movies about the mafia are not your thing, you should watch these 2 movies at least once in your lifetime. Francis Ford Coppola brought together a fantastic cast which is why these are still two of the best loved classics.

  • Cast: Marlo Brando, Robert Duvall, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Abe Vigoda, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, James Caan
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R - Restricted
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 379 minutes
  • Price: $99.00
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
The X-Files Movie 2-Pack (Fight the Future / I Want to Believe)...
  • David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson (Actors)
  • English, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • English (Publication Language)

This 2-pack includes the X-Files movies, Fight the Future and I want to Believe. Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigate the cases that are deemed too unusual.

In Fight the Future, Scully and Mulder try to stop a deadly virus, that may or may not be alien in origin, from spreading.

In I want to Believe, an FBI agent is abducted, and Scully and Mulder are assigned to locate her.

  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny.
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Not rated
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 226 minutes
  • Price: $52.99
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
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The Martian [Blu-ray]
  • The Martian (Deadpool Slipcase)
  • Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig (Actors)
  • Ridley Scott (Director) - Andy Weir (Writer) - Adam Goodman (Producer)

Matt Damon puts in a brilliant performance as an astronaut who finds himself stranded on Mars and must survive long enough to be rescued. At the same time, his former crew are plotting a rescue mission and the Scientists at NASA are also working a solution.

  • Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara.
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG – 13 Parents strongly cautioned
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 142 minutes
  • Price: $4.99
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
J. Edgar (Movie-Only Edition + UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
  • Leonardo Dicaprio, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer (Actors)
  • Clint Eastwood (Director) - Dustin Lance Black (Writer) - Clint Eastwood (Producer)
  • Spanish, French (Subtitles)

This is not the movie that Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his Oscar for, but it is an entertaining watch.

J Edgar is the story of the infamous J Edgar Hoover, who was head of the FBI for over 50 years. It promises to reveal many of Hoover’s secrets while telling the story of this fascinating man’s career.

  • Cast: Leonardo Dicaprio, Judi Dench, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R - Restricted
  • Region: All regions
  • Price: $10.45
  • Review rating: 4 stars
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Hostiles [Blu-ray]
  • Shrink-wrapped
  • Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi (Actors)
  • Scott Cooper (Director)

In 1892, an army captain escorts a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their home in Montana. They meet a young widow on the way who travels with them, a Comanche party and various other outlaws.

  • Cast: Christian Bale, Wes Studi, Rosamund Pike, Jesse Plemons, Adam Beach.
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R - Restricted
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 134 minutes
  • Price: $14.99
  • Review rating: 4 stars

The Best Blu-ray Movies – Action/Adventure

This is the first of two appearances on our best Blu-ray movies list for Liam Neeson. If you know your mythological Gods these movies might question your memory, but they’ll still give you an action-packed afternoon.

  • Clash of the Titans (1981)
  • Clash of the Titans (2010)
  • Wrath of the Titans (2012)
  • Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Gemma Arterton, Ralph Fiennes, Mads Mikkelsen
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: R - Restricted
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Price: $35.00
  • Review rating: 5 stars
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Taken 3-Movie Collection [Blu-ray]
  • This refurbished product is tested and certified to work properly. The product will have minor blemishes and/or light...
  • Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker (Actors)
  • English (Publication Language)

Bryan Mills really should consider rounding up everyone he knows and placing them inside an impenetrable fortress somewhere remote. This 3-disc collection has all the Taken movies and, of course, that speech.

  • Cast: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Not rated
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Price: $9.99
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
Quentin Tarantino - The Ultimate Collection : Inglourious Basterds /...
  • Brad Pitt, Harvey Keitel, Kurt Russell (Actors)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Director)
  • English, French, Spanish (Subtitles)

This is a collection you watch after the children have gone to bed. Tarantino’s well known for the violence in his films but also his unique brand of humor. This set includes:

  • Django Unchained
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Death Proof
  • Kill Bill Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
  • Jackie Brown
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Reservoir Dogs

After you’ve watched these, you might want to pick up The Hateful Eight.

The Hateful Eight [Blu-ray]
  • Hateful Eight
  • Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern (Actors)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Director)
  • Cast: Samuel L Jackson, John Travolta, Tim Roth, Uma Thurman, Kurt Russell, Bruce Willis, Quentin Tarantino.
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Rated: R - Restricted
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 1087 minutes
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
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Pirates of the Caribbean: 5-Movie Complete Collection [Blu-ray]...
  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Javier Bardem (Actors)
  • German, German, Dutch, English, Finnish (Subtitles)

Johnny Depp had to make an appearance on our list of best Blu-ray movies to watch on a rainy day and his performance as a drunken pirate must be one of his best.


This set includes:

  • The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Dead Man’s Chest
  • At World’s End
  • On Stranger Tides
  • Salazar’s Revenge (Dead Men Tell No Tales)
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, Jack Davenport.
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: Not rated
  • Region: All regions
  • Price: $29.48
  • Review rating: 4 stars
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The Magnificent Seven [Blu-ray]
  • Brand New in box. The product ships with all relevant accessories
  • Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke (Actors)
  • Antoine Fuqua (Director) - Todd Black (Producer)

Nothing beats a good cowboy movie and this version of The Magnificent Seven is one of the better ones. The residents of Rose Creek hire 7 outlaws in a bid to rescue their town from the control of the resident bad guy and industrialist, Bartholomew Bogue.

  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard, Chris Pratt.
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG – 13 Parents strongly cautioned
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 133 minutes
  • Price: $7.99
  • Review rating: 4 stars

The Best Blu-ray Movies – Family

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Illumination Presents: 3-Movie Collection (Despicable Me / Despicable...
  • Shrink-wrapped
  • Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig (Actors)
  • Chris Renaud (Director) - Cinco Paul (Writer) - Chris Meledandri (Producer)

The movie that started it all and its two sequels in one collection! Super-Villain Gru and his minions can’t help falling in love with three orphan girls while on their latest dastardly mission.

  • Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand, Benjamin Bratt
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated: PG Parental guidance suggested
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 283 minutes
  • Price: $24.57
  • Review rating: 5 stars
  • Run Time: 283 minutes
Bee Movie [Blu-ray]
  • Shrink-wrapped
  • Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger, Matthew Broderick (Actors)
  • Simon J. Smith (Director) - Jerry Seinfeld (Writer) - Jerry Seinfeld (Producer)

The adventures of Barr B. Benson who goes off into the wide world and finds himself in trouble for breaking rule number 1 of Beedom: talking to a human. What follows is a lesson in how just one small bee can make a difference in the world.

Packed with special features this disc is going to entertain the little ones while teaching them as well.

  • Cast: Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger, John Goodman, Patrick Warburton, Matthew Broderick.
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG Parental guidance suggested
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Price: $9.96
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
Minions (Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD)
  • Shrink-wrapped
  • Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Pierre Coffin (Actors)
  • Kyle Balda (Director)

It was only a matter of time before they got their own movie. It’s 1960 and the minions have lost their super-villain boss. Again. Kevin, Stuart, and Bob head off to the city to find a new one and meet Scarlet Overkill.

  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Chris Renaud, Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin.
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG Parental guidance suggested
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Price: $12.94
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
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Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition - (BD+DVD+DIGITAL HD)...
  • This refurbished product is tested and certified to work properly. The product will have minor blemishes and/or light...
  • Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White (Actors)
  • Gary Trousdale (Director) - Linda Woolverton (Writer)

This is the delightful cartoon version from 1990. As wonderful as Emma Watson is, nothing can compare to the sheer beauty of this version especially for the younger children.

  • Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, David Ogden Stiers, Richard White, Jerry Orbach.
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G-General audience
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Price: $9.95
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
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Lego Batman Movie, The (Blu-ray) (BD)
  • Shrink-wrapped
  • Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera (Actors)
  • Chris McKay (Director) - Seth Grahame-Smith (Writer) - Matthew Ashton (Producer)

Lego Batman tries to save Gotham from the Joker, but he might have to learn how to play nice with others if he’s going to succeed this time.

  • Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera.
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG – Parental guidance suggested
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Price: $14.00
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars

The Best Blu-ray Movies to Watch on a Sunny Day

Whether it’s a rainy day or a sunny day, our list of the best Blu-ray movies will keep you and your family nicely entertained. Just choose your genre and your favorite snack food and settle in for an exciting few hours.

Best Hair Clippers To Save You Money

Best Hair Clippers To Save You Money

By this stage in your career, you’ve got your morning routine down to a fine art. It’s Monday morning and you’ve showered, dressed and inhaled a cup of coffee.

Now you’re catching a quick last look in the mirror before you head off for that very important breakfast meeting.

That’s when you realize you’re in desperate need of a haircut. How did your hair get so unruly in such a short space of time?

There’s no time to visit the salon, and your hair clippers died last month. Perhaps you should have spent your weekend looking for the best hair clippers on the market?

Our Criteria for Choosing the Top 10 Best Hair Clippers

Safety was a big concern when we were creating our list and we’ve only included hair clippers that we would be happy to have in a home with young children.

Price was another important aspect. We tried to include a wide range of prices as the value for money was more important than what the price tag said.

We also looked at running time: if you have a big family you don’t want to have to keep charging the hair clippers.

Finally, although this is a list of the top 10 best hair clippers, the accessories that came with the clippers were also important to consider. With any purchase or product, the main concern will always be value for money so the more that comes in the package, the better.

COMPARISON TABLE

The Top 10 Best Hair Clippers

Although Suprent is not the most well-known brand on our list, it has received the most positive reviews. The Pro Low-noise hair clippers can be used with a cord or a battery and they hold their charge for 2 hours.

These hair clippers give you the best of both worlds by using a fixed Titanium blade and a moving ceramic blade. With 16 length settings, you can create a variety of styles.

The Suprent Pro low noise clippers come with a 12-month warranty, charger/adapter, oil, cleaning brush and two combs (3.6mm and 9.12mm).

  • Dimensions: 6.6in X 1.2in X1.8in
  • Weight: 1 pound
  • Model Number: EF-455
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion battery
  • Review Rating: 5 stars
  • Cost: $38.99
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HATTEKER Hair Trimmer Cordless Hair Clippers Beard Trimmer For Men...
  • 【Professional Hair Cutting Blades】The excellent self-sharpening precision durable blades are titanium ceramic...
  • 【Different cutting length】The clipper supports 4 precise length setting (0.8mm/1.5mm/2.2mm/2.8mm),adjust the slide...
  • 【Accessories include】For your convenience, the 5-Star Balding Clipper comes with all accessories required for use....

With its slim style and vibrant blue color, the Hatteker Hair Trimmer could very well be the nicest looking model on the list.

It includes a LED display that tells you when your battery is getting low and which cutting size you’re currently using. It’s also chargeable by USB port.

The Hatteker’s ceramic and titanium blade can be safely removed for safety and it is chargeable by USB port. It’s fast charging at 1.5 hours and has a running time of 1.5 hours.

These hair trimmers pack some punch with Voltage of 110 -240V (50-60HZ). The entire package comes with a cleaning brush, oil, USB charger, charger stand and a storage bag. The model has 4 trim lengths (0.8mm, 1.5mm, 2.2mm, 2.8mm) and 6 comb attachments.

  • Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Model Number: RFC-698
  • Batteries: 1 AA battery
  • Review Rating: 5 stars
Kebor Hair Clippers for Men, Electric Cordless LED Display Titanium...
  • ADAPTER INCLUDED, LITHIUM BATTERY - Comes with an adapter so you won't need to buy elsewhere. Built-in premium & SAFE...
  • SHINY CREATIVE HAIR CLIPPER - Designed for smooth, quick, and precise clipping performance on all types of hair with...
  • BIG CRYSTAL-CLEAR LED SCREEN DISPLAY - Gorgeous screen to indicate battery level and Turbo mode, charging mode,...

The Kebor Hair Clippers are very professional looking and have the bonus of a turbo mode to get the job done even quicker. A gentle twist of the clippers will adjust the cutting length.

These hair clippers can be used with or without the cord and the LED display will tell you when its charge is running low. For safety, the clippers can be locked when traveling.

The Kebor Hair Clippers come with a user manual, charging dock, cleaning oil, cleaning brush, adapter, and cord. The 4 attachment combs measure 3mm, 6mm, 9mm, and 12mm.

  • Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Model number: PC1010-US
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion battery (included)
  • Review Rating: 5 stars

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Made by Razoo, this model is on the best hair clippers list due to the price. At a cost of $25.99, they provide a tidy cut with 4 hours running time.

The R-shaped ceramic blade is removable for cleaning and it’s combined with a titanium-plated tungsten steel blade.

These hair clippers are designed to be suitable for beginners and their low vibration make them ultra-quiet to use. They come in 4 with 4 combs of 3mm, 6mm, 9mm, and 12mm and can be used with 4 cutters of different lengths. They even come with a pet hair trimmer.

The Razoo package doesn’t come with cleaning oil, but does contain a user manual, power charger, cleaning brush and 1 pair of stainless scissors.

  • Dimensions: 8.3in X 4.4in X 2.1in
  • Model number: QHC-003
  • Batteries: NI-CD AA battery – rechargeable and built-in
  • Review Rating: 5 stars

Although this Etereauty model is a bit more expensive its worth the extra cost just for the self-sharpening blades. Made from titanium ceramic the blades length settings can be adjusted from 0.8mm to 2mm.

The included lithium battery is fully charged in 3 hours and has a running time of 4 hours. The LED screen displays the current battery life, rotating speed, and a low oil alert. Safe for use with adults, children and babies.

The entire package includes 1 charging stand, 1 cleaning brush, 1 hair comb, 1 pair trimming scissors, 1 pair thinning scissors, 1 Universal voltage adapter/charger and 4 guide combs (3mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm).

  • Dimensions: 7.1in X 1.8in X 2in
  • Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Model number: IPX7 Waterproof
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion battery. (included)
  • Review Rating: 5 stars
Professional Electric Hair Clippers For Men,Nose Hair Trimmer and...
  • CHARGING DOCK DESIGN: The dock keeps it always ready to go, there was nothing worse with your previous trimmers than...
  • 100% WASHABLE:This beard trimmer can fully immersible in water or rinse the blades under running water for quick,...
  • GUIDE COMBS SETTING: 4 hair clipper combs(3/6/9/12mm) for hair cutting, 4 adjustable combs (2/4/6/8mm) for a precision...

For the reasonable cost of $29.99, these professional cordless hair clippers are great value for money.

The ceramic blade is easily removed for cleaning and the low noise factor makes them suitable for use with children.

These clippers have a built-in lithium battery and a running time of 1 hour after a charging period of 1.5 hours. The 6 comb attachments equate to cutting lengths of 4-6mm, 7-9mm, 10-12mm, 16-18mm, 22-24mm, and 28-30mm. They have the added advantage of being waterproof.

The voltage is 110 – 240V (50/60HZ) and the package includes 6 combs, 1 cleaning brush, 1 hair comb, 1 charger and stand.

  • Model number: Surker - Aiskki
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion battery.
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars
Wahl Professional Super Taper II Hair Clipper #8470-500 –...
  • PROFESSIONAL PRECISION: From Wahl Professional’s commercial grade line of products, the Super Taper II Hair Clipper is...
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The Wahl Professional Super Taper II Hair Clippers are a bit more expensive, but the style and accuracy of these cutters make it worth spending that extra cash.

Designed for professional use these clippers are not for beginners: the powerful V5000 motor operates at 120V/60HZ.

The complete package includes 8 attachment combs with gutting guides at 8 lengths, oil, a cleaning brush, user manual and a red blade guard.

  • Dimensions: 12in X 4in X 6in
  • Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Model number: 84701
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars
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Warmlife Hair Clippers for Men with Quiet, Smooth, Lightweight,...
  • Quiet: The cutter head uses a unique blade to fit the mute technology, which greatly reduces the internal friction. The...
  • Smooth: The ceramic cutter head is characterized by sharpness and durability, the hardness is second only to diamond,...
  • Lightweight: This electric trimmer weighs only 0.6 pounds, continuous use of the arm is not sore, cordless clippers for...

Another reasonably priced set of hair clippers, these can be used with or without the cord. Two green lithium batteries give them a running time of 4 hours and they can also be used on wet hair.

The Warmline clippers use an anti-corrosive titanium blade with an anti-allergy, anti-bacterial ceramic blade. Both blades are rust-free.  

The Warmlife package includes 8 combs with 5 modes to create many different styles. Warmlife has also included 2 pairs of scissors, an apron, a cleaning brush, 100V-240V transformer for charging and a storage bag.

  • Dimensions: 7in X 1.6in X 1.5in
  • Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries (included)
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars
JOHN Cordless Hair Clippers For Men Professional Beard Trimmer USB...
  • 2 Years Warranty from the date of purchase.
  • 150 Minutes Cordless Working Time. 1.5 Hour Super Fast Full Charge. Hold Charge Up To 2 Years.
  • Precision 2/3/4/6/9mm Cutting Combs for self haircut easily

These are a great price and come with a 2-year warranty instead of the usual 1-year. They have a running time of 2.5 hours and after a 1.5-hour battery charge, they’ll hold that charge for up to 2 years. They also come with a USB charging cable.

The clippers use titanium blades which are easily washable, and the body of the clippers can be wiped with a damp cloth.

The clippers come with a USB charger, 5 cutting combs, 1 cleaning brush and oil, and 1 charging stand.

  • Dimensions: 6.1in X 1.1in X 1.2in
  • Weight: 4.6 ounces
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries (included)
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars
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  • 【16 Lock-in Cutting Lengths Settings】 4 precision length control in 0.3mm steps for short hairstyle (from 1.0mm to...

These Broadcare hair clippers are the least expensive on our 10 best hair clippers list and may not have as many bells and whistles as the others but still provide great value for money. With stainless steel angled designed blades, you know they won’t rust or pull at your hair.

The clippers run with a 3.7V motor and are safe to use with adults and children. The package includes 4 comb attachments, 1 USB charging cable, 1 cleaning brush, 1 comb, 1 pair of scissors and 1 user manual.

  • Dimensions: 6.8in X 1.8in X 1.2in
  • Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Model: BC-806
  • Batteries: Lithium
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars

What to Consider When Buying Hair Clippers

Our list of 10 best hair clippers should give you a good idea of what to look out for when it’s time to invest in a new set of clippers. To recap, here are the most important factors to consider:

  • How powerful is the motor? If you only intend to use your clippers for the occasional trim, then this may not be so important to you. However, if you have a large family, you’re going to want a set of clippers with at least a 4-hour running time.
  • How many length options do they give you? Again, this might not matter if you only intend to use the clippers yourself but if you have teenagers, for example, in the house you’re probably going to need a few options.
  • Are the blades self-sharpening? Most of the clippers on today’s market are self-sharpening but if you’re going with some of the cheaper options you might want to double-check that they won’t rust.
  • What safety features do the clippers have? This is a big one. You need to make sure that the clippers can be stored safely and are not accessible to small, inquiring hands. All blades and combs should have covers and you might want to consider low-noise clippers for the children.
  • How easy are these clippers to clean? To get the longest life from your clippers you need to look after them well, and that means cleaning them after each use. This is particularly important if you intend to cut your pet’s hair as well as your family’s. Most blades should be removable for ease of cleaning and they should come with cleaning oil and a cleaning brush.

Choosing One of Our 10 Best Hair Clippers Will Save You Money

Ultimately, the best hair clippers will be the ones that work best for you and your family. Before you start your search, make sure you are very clear on which features are not-negotiable. Our list of 10 best hair clippers on today’s market provides several options for all price ranges.

You may never have to visit a salon again.

Are You Looking For The Best Steam Irons For You And Your Family?

Are You Looking For The Best Steam Irons For You And Your Family?

Ironing may not be the most glamorous pastime, but it is a necessary one. Plus, there’s something deeply satisfying about the whole process of ironing a garment.

 When you start with a crumpled piece of fabric and iron it smooth, there’s a strong feeling of achievement. Of course, this only happens if you’ve found the best steam iron for the job.

If you haven’t already found the perfect iron, you’re going to want to keep reading. We’ve put together a list of 10 of the best steam irons on today’s market.

Regardless of whether you have a small mountain of school uniforms to iron every week, or just the occasional work shirt, you’re going to find our choice of the best steam irons to be a valuable read.

How We Chose Our Ratings of the Best Steam Irons

As with all appliances, either small or large, performance is the most important consideration with safety following as a very close second.

Ironing should not be the heavy chore it used to be, and today’s irons should all have the capability of being used with and without water.

Most of the models on our best steam irons list use a titanium, ceramic or stainless-steel soleplate and all have an automatic shut-off system of some kind. Most can be used vertically so items can be steam pressed while still on the hanger.

Price was a consideration in choosing our best steam irons, but more expensive irons were included if they provided extra features or value for money.

The Top 10 Best Steam Irons

DuraGlide Electronic Iron


Proctor Silex Electronic DuraGlide Ceramic Nonstick Soleplate Iron,...
  • DURAGLIDE CERAMIC NONSTICK SOLEPLATE: DuraGlide soleplate is 7 times more durable than traditional nonstick.
  • ELECTRONIC CONTROLS: A blue indicator light lets you know which heat setting is selected or if the iron is powered off.
  • STEAM, SPRAY & BLAST: Choose the right setting for your garment from a variety of functions and fabric options.

At a very reasonable price of $29.99 the DuraGlide electronic iron is quite impressive. It features a ceramic nonstick surface that means it will easily glide over your garments. It also offers several steam and spray options and you can set the electronic controls to the perfect setting for each different type of fabric.

The DuraGlide electronic iron works well with steam or dry, depending on how wrinkled your fabric is. There’s also a blast function for a quick steam boost.

The DuraGlide also works as a garment steamer so if you’re not sure if a garment should be ironed you can steam it on the hangar without the iron physically touching it. This is perfect for bulky items such as drapes and garments that are hard to iron, for example, pleats and frills or ruffles.

  • Dimensions: 5.5in x 6.5in x 12.6 in
  • Weight: 3 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Proctor Silex
  • Model number:17010
  • Review Rating: 5 stars
  • Price: $29.32

Sunbeam Classic Steam Iron

Sunbeam Greensense Classic Steam Iron, Black and Chrome
  • 30-Second motionless shut-off (when iron is horizontal) 15-minute shut-off (when upright)
  • Non-stick soleplate. Easy-to-operate steam control and steam selector level. Slide selector for fabric/temperature...
  • 10-Foot, 360° Swivel Cord, stores conveniently with heal cord wrap

The Sunbeam classic steam iron is not as heavy as it looks but the manufacturer obviously wanted this model to look like the irons of old. It has an old-fashioned skirt design in chrome and a nonstick soleplate. As a bonus, it’s self-cleaning.

This classic iron features steam control and several steam levels for temperature control. It automatically shuts off when it’s been standing for 15 minutes and after 30-seconds if it’s lying flat.

A feature we particularly like is the safe-storage strip which lets you know when the iron has cooled enough to be safely put away.

The different functions include steam shots and spray mists, as well as drip-free protection.

  • Dimensions: 5.15in x 4.7in x 10.2in
  • Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Sunbeam
  • Model number:3018-200
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Price: $41.99

Smagreho Mini Travel Steam Iron

SMAGREHO Mini Travel Steam Iron with Dual Voltage, Anti Slip Handle...
  • Fast-Heat: 1.4-ounce water tank heats up in 15 seconds,equipped with 1-touch steam control and 3 temperature settings...
  • Dry and steam ironing:Versatile for any type of fabric to effortlessly remove wrinkles in on time, makes you look more...
  • Dual Voltage: Sized and equipped for travel anywhere in the world, just switch between 100 and 240 volts.

We had to include at least one travel iron on our list of best steam irons and this Smagreho model won its place easily. It still has plenty of power at 20 watts and is the perfect size for popping into your suitcase.

This model has a 1.4 oz water tank and 3 temperature settings. It also boasts a nonstick soleplate and 1 touch steam control. It comes with a handy travel bag, a plastic measuring cup and a mesh pressing pad to prevent scorching.  

  • Dimensions: 5.2in x 3in x 3.1in
  • Weight: 1.05 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Smagreho
  • Model number:SYNCHKG089231
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Price: $21.99

Steam Iron

CHI Steam Iron for Clothes with Titanium Infused Ceramic Soleplate,...
  • MADE WITH CHI FLAT IRON TECHNOLOGY. Designed using the same titanium-infused ceramic soleplate technology that powers...
  • POWERFUL STEAM FOR EFFORTLESS IRONING. With over 300 steam holes, this iron delivers powerful steam that makes the...
  • FABRIC GUIDE. Choose your fabric type and the iron sets the temperature accordingly, eliminating the guesswork

Although it’s one of the more expensive models on our list it does provide great value for money. It’s made with titanium-infused ceramic, the same technology that’s used to create hair styling tools, so you know it’s going to be gentle.

This iron boasts over 300 steam holes and a 10-foot power cord. It features a modern style with chrome accents and a textured handle so holding it is an easy process.

For safety, it has a three-way auto shut off function installed, and its anti-drip feature means that neither you or your garment will get burned from the hot water or steam.

  • Dimensions: 4.7in x 1.5in x 9in
  • Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Manufacturer: CHI Steam
  • Model number:13101
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Price: $53.99

Rowenta 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron 

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Rowenta DW5080 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate...
  • STAINLESS-STEEL SOLEPLATE W/ PRECISION TIP - Easy gliding across different garments, smoothing hard-to-reach areas, and...
  • 400+ STEAM HOLES WITH 35 G/MIN OF STEAM – Provide excellent steam distribution
  • EASY CONTROL THERMOSTAT KNOB – Easily select the ideal steam output based on fabric
  

Made in Germany by Groupe SEB this 1700-watt steam iron has a stainless-steel soleplate which ends in a point, making it easier to get into all those tricky areas.

The 400 steam holes ensure a steady steam output of 35g per minute.

The Rowenta has a 10 oz water tank and a three-way auto shut-off function. It’s anti-calcium, self-cleaning and works with tap water, so there’s no need for distilled water.

The steam function can also be used vertically so you can press items while they’re still on the hanger.

  • Dimensions: 11in x 5in x 6in
  • Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Groupe SEB
  • Model number:1110030632
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Price: $64.99

With its XL 300ml water tank, this is the perfect iron for the quilter in the family. It’s also anti-calcium, anti-drip, and self-cleaning. The stainless-steel surface ensures a smooth glide over fabrics and the adjustable thermostat adds extra control.

The iron can be used with steam, spray or dry and is also suitable for vertical steaming. To top it off, it has a 1500W power limit and is ETL-listed, which guarantees its safety and power.

  • Dimensions: 12.5in x 5in x 6.5in
  • Weight: 2.95 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Unity-Frankford
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Price: $64.99

Hamilton Beach Durathon Steam Iron

Hamilton Beach Steam Iron & Vertical Steamer with Durthon...
  • 10 times more durable than traditional nonstock
  • Ceramic soleplate with a non-stick coating
  • Scratch-resistant durability

 

If you’re looking for something just that little bit different the vibrant purple color of this iron may suit you well.

The ceramic soleplate is coated with a nonstick substance which makes it 10 times tougher than the traditional nonstick irons.

The Durathon steam iron offers continuous steam settings for tougher wrinkles, is self-cleaning and anti-drip for added safety.

Featuring 1600 watts and a 10-year limited warranty for the scratch-resistant soleplate, we couldn’t leave this one out of our list of best steam irons.

  • Dimensions: 5.3in x 6.9in x 12.1in
  • Weight: 3.49 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Beach
  • Model number: 19100
  • Review Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Price: $29.00

Panasonic NI-W810CS Multi-Directional Steam/Dry Iron

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Panasonic Dry and Steam Iron with Ceramic Soleplate, Fabric...
  • MULTI DIRECTIONAL IRONING – The streamlined, ergonomic profile and elliptical soleplate glide in any direction to...
  • CURVED NON-STICK CERAMIC SOLEPLATE – Minimize snags with an extra-large, curved, smooth, non-stick ceramic soleplate...
  • ADJUSTABLE STEAM & DRY SETTINGS – Set to HIGH for heavier and everyday fabrics, LOW for more delicate fabrics and...

Panasonic has a reputation for producing high quality products at budget-friendly prices and this iron only enhances that reputation. The soleplate is almost a diamond shape, so you don’t have to twist and turn the iron and there’s less chance of it bunching up your fabric.

Like the others on our list, it’s a self-cleaning and anti-calcium model. It can be used with steam or dry and is also suitable for vertical steaming.

Mercury free sensors ensure this model shuts itself off when it’s been idle for 10 minutes in the standing position and after 60 seconds if it is lying flat or has been knocked over.

  • Dimensions: 10.8in x 4.9in x 5.9in
  • Weight: 3 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Panasonic
  • Model number: NI-W810CS
  • Review Rating: 4 stars
  • Price: $42.93

Singer Clothes Steamer

SINGER| Expert Finish 1700 Watt Anti-Drip Steam Electronic Flat Iron...
  • SINGER CLOTHES STEAMER: The SINGER Expert Finish Steam Iron is a fully featured 1700-Watt iron that delivers expert...
  • LCD TEMPERATURE CONTROL: An accurate LCD temperature control alerts when your desired setting has been reached with the...
  • 360° SWIVEL CORD: A 360 degree pivoting power cords allows a free range of motion. An open tip simplifies ironing...
 

As you would expect from a brand that’s well-known for producing sewing machinery, Singer’s expert finish steam iron was designed with tailors and craftspeople in mind.

It’s a heavier model than most of the irons on our best steam iron list, but that should cut down on the time you have to spend using it.

It boasts a 360-degree swivel cord which makes it easier to run over your garments and the stainless-steel soleplate provides anti-calcium protection.

The three-way auto shut off kicks in after 8 minutes of the iron standing idle and 30 seconds of it lying flat.

As the name suggests, this is the perfect steam iron for finishing seams, hems and vertical pressing.

  • Dimensions: 11.5in x 4.2in x 6in
  • Weight: 7 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Singer
  • Model number: EF.04
  • Review Rating: 4 stars
  • Price: $73.54

T-FAL FV4495 Ultraglide Easycord Steam Iron

T-fal FV4495 Ultraglide Easycord Steam Iron Ceramic Scratch Resistant...
  • CERAMIC SOLEPLATE W/ LIFETIME WARRANTY - Scratch resistant and nonstick for better glide, optimal durability, and easier...
  • BURST OF STEAM - 1725 W. of power ensures a powerful burst of steam (100 g/Min.)
  • SAFETY COMES FIRST WITH T-FAL - 3-way auto-off feature shuts iron off after 8 Min. of inactivity on the heel and 30 Sec....

The T-Fal Ultraglide comes with a lifetime warranty for its Ceramic soleplate and it is scratch-resistant and nonstick. It’s 1725 watts produces a steam burst of 100 gm per minute.

The iron utilizes dual self-cleaning technology which means you’ll have no calcium build-up or scaling.

The three-way auto shut off turns the iron off when it has been lying flat for 30 seconds and when it has been standing for 8 minutes.

Its unique cord system keeps it out of the way while ironing and the cord’s 12 feet length gives you extra room to move over those larger items.

  • Dimensions: 11.1in x 5.3in x 5.9in
  • Weight: 3 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Groupe SEB
  • Model number: 2820449510
  • Review Rating: 4 stars
  • Price: $48.99

The Features You Should Look for in a Steam Iron

Steam control and settings

Soleplate material

Comfort, weight and grip

Automatic shut-off

Cord control

Narrowing Your Search for the Best Steam Irons

The best suggestion we can give you on searching for the best steam irons, is to do your research. There are countless department stores and online sites that sell steam irons so there’s no shortage of options.

We found the models on our best steam irons list on amazon.com but most, if not all of these irons, can be purchased from other stores as well. If you see a steam iron online but are still unsure, you can check for it in department stores, handle it so you can see how well it will suit you, and then choose which retailer you want to buy it from.

5 Tips To Help You Start Saving Money

5 Tips To Help You Start Saving Money

Your very first job is exciting isn’t it? You’ve already got butterflies in your stomach and several ideas about how you’re going to spend your first paycheck.

The last thing you want to think about is your retirement. However, before you receive your first paycheck is the best possible time to create your budget checklist.

The sooner you start saving the better off you’ll be in your later years, and you don’t have to just save for your retirement either. It’s wise to start saving now for those big-ticket items like your first car, your first home, or perhaps even your wedding.

Do I Really Need to Create a Budget Checklist to Save Money for My Future?

Here’s our first tip for saving money: Create a budget checklist, right from the word go and make sure you follow it. If you set aside money for savings from your very first paycheck, you’re not going to miss that cash at all.

A good place to start when creating a budget is to make sure all your regular bills are paid first. These include rent, utilities, phone, internet, food, travel, insurance etc. After they’ve been paid, you can put aside money for things like entertainment and clothes.

We’ve found 5 of the most helpful tips that you need to include in your budget checklist if you want to be able to splash out every now and then or buy that luxury condo for your retirement.

Turn the Television Off

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Obviously, the first money saving advantage of turning your tv off is that you’re going to save money on electricity and cable subscriptions, but there are others you might not have considered.

Spending less time watching television will give you more time to pursue other interests. You could start a side hustle, for example, and who knows, it may even turn into a full-time business for you.

Another advantage of turning off your tv is that you won’t be bombarded with commercials every seven minutes or so. Commercials tempt you to spend money, that’s what they’re for and often, particularly during meal times, those commercials are encouraging you to buy food. And we all know that’s not usually healthy food.

Turn your television off and use the money you save to invest in training or a small business venture.

Customer Reward Programs are Your Friend

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Today’s retailers know the advantages of offering customer reward programs to their customers. It may take a while to earn enough points to receive a substantial reward, but if you’re going to buy those products anyway why not buy them from a retailer that’s going to reward you for being a loyal customer?

Host a Swapping Party

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This tip is a two-for-one. Swapping parties can be enormous fun and they’re a great way of saving entertainment money.

Add the cost of nibbles to your budget checklist and once a month, host a swap party. You’ll save on “going out” money, you’ll spend some time with friends, and you can all take turns at hosting a party.

What kinds of things can you swap? The list is endless: clothes, books, video games, CDs, DVDs, sports equipment are all possibilities. You can even swap skills and services.

Do you need to create a website for your new side hustle? Ask your IT genius friend to do that for you while you do their housework.

Learn how to Do-it-Yourself

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We don’t advise doing your own electrical repairs, however, there are a lot of other things you can do yourself instead of paying someone else. Why don’t you borrow your Mom’s sewing machine and repair or alter your clothes?

You could grow your own vegetables and if you don’t have enough space for a garden you can always grow herbs in window boxes.

Making your own gifts is a great money saver and everyone appreciates the amount of time and thought that goes into creating them. And don’t forget that anything you make, you can also sell.

Buy Generic Products Wherever Possible

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Your friends don’t care if you use a $5 moisturizer rather than a $40 brand name. And if they do care? Get some better friends.

Despite what the commercials tell you, cheaper products often work just as well as more expensive ones. There’s also no need to buy a separate cleaning product for every different household surface.

There is very little in this world that can’t be cleaned with a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar.

Why Shouldn’t I Enjoy My Money for a While Before I Start Thinking About Saving?

Because that will make it so much harder. The earlier you start saving money, the more you’ll have available when you need it. This life is an unpredictable thing and you can never be sure when you’re going to be hit with an unexpected expense.

Bankrate.com recommends that your emergency fund has enough money in it to pay your essential expenses for 3 to 6 months. Keep that in mind when you’re creating your budget checklist and there shouldn’t be any nasty surprises in your near future.