Mission & Review Process
We’re a team of experienced chefs, content curators and editors who constantly scour the online and offline retail landscape to find the best products to simplify your life. Besides being experts in our fields, having worked for brands like Taste Made, Tasty, Food Ville, Food & Wine, Walmart, and Amazon—we’re consumers too—and we personally have a passion for products and services that make your life easier.
It is our mission to help you make the best purchase decisions—it’s that simple.
What We Do
We rigorously research and recommend a broad range of products and ultimately make a curated list of recommendations from writers with experience and subject-matter expertise in every product category we cover. We do receive an affiliate commission on some, but not all of the products that we recommend. We thought you should know this if you decide to click through to the retailer and make a purchase.
After an article is published, we don’t just forget about it. Our team is relentless when it comes to updating and keeping our existing recommendations fresh, accurate, and helpful. We have our fingers on the pulse when it comes to the latest household releases, from food processors to ice cream makers, spatulas, rice cookers to coffee makers and more. Our recommended products run the gamut from budget to splurge-worthy, and we’re not loyal to any one specific retailer or brand. We make it a point to source recommendations from reliable companies who deliver exemplary customer service, so you can have a seamless shopping experience.
Please note that all products, including those we review and recommend, may from time to time be subject to recalls or revised use recommendations. We, therefore, urge you to monitor review updates here>> https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/
We understand how frustrating it can be to do your research on a product only to add it to your cart and see that it’s out of stock, so we try to mitigate this by having dedicated editors check availability before and after our reviews are published.
Why You Should Trust Us
The product recommendations from Item7Deals are purely neutral. Our team never takes free samples for reviews nor lets retailers, firms, or companies dictate our content and recommendations. Instead, we do the heavy lifting ourselves by tapping into our network of experts and testers to help you make smarter purchases—and to avoid that dreaded buyer’s remorse.
How We Test Our Products
We believe in using these products just like you would—on the streets, at home, in the kitchen—in real-life settings. We buy all of the products that we test and send them straight to the homes of our thorough testers. We never accept anything for free from manufacturers, companies or advertisers or media platforms. We do this to simply stay objective with our recommendations, to bring you only the very best.
Our reviewers spend countless weeks and months evaluating everything from coffee makers to cookware sets to find out if these products are worth the spend. We typically send our testers three to five products in the same category, so that they can make comparisons, which gives you real insights into how different brands and models measure up against each other. Our testers also take dozens of photos to help you see what the product will actually look like by capturing all the important angles and details to give you the most information before you make any purchases.
To further balance our recommendations, each reviewer fills out a comprehensive questionnaire that collects over ten data points. The testers rate their products on a scale of 1 to 10 for each factor—from the packaging to the battery life—to come up with a rating that reflects their overall impression of the given product. We tailor these ratings to each category and never use a one-size-fits-all method. For instance, we rate grills on their assembly process and heat control but evaluate French presses based on their capacity and the quality of coffee they produce, among other factors.
You can find our testers’ honest feedback—both positive and negative—we balance our reviews so as to help you make the most informed buying decision. We give you an overall star rating, pros and cons for each product, and experiences and opinions directly from our reviewers.
We want to make sure we’re providing you with the most trusted reviews that we can.
If you have questions, comments, or opinions you’d like to share with our team of editors, please feel free to email us at email@example.com