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  • Best 5 BBQ Pizza Ovens

    We love pizza, and more so when it is homemade. Perhaps this is because it is delicious and easy to make. But to get the right oven on the market to do the cooking can be a challenge. There are several features to consider, and it at times gets tricky when you don't know what makes a BBQ pizza oven great. If you plan to host a party or want to add pizza on your regular menu, but not sure what to choose, don't worry, we have you covered.When pizza is involved, the Only Reviews team is excited and willing to test every oven on the market. We have experimented lots of these appliances. And considered various aspects including size, versatility price, designs, looks, features, and the quality of the BBQ. While some of the considerations were subjective, we settled for elegant and simple designs. So, be sure that the roundup of ovens we provide here produces the best pizza.

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  • Best Portable Ice Maker

    Under the scorching heat of the sun comes our craving for a fruit shake, frappe, or simply cold water. It’s easy to buy those refreshments outside but what if you’re tired to go outside or there aren’t stores nearby? The quick solution is to make ice at home. You can make ice manually but it will take some time. The real quick way of getting ice is through a portable ice maker. By simply putting water in it, you can get tiny pieces of ice in a short span of time. Is it possible? Yes, it is! Humans are indeed incredible inventors. At present, there are numerous kinds of portable ice makers in the market. In this post, we’ll give you more ideas about portable ice maker and the best product to purchase for an efficient ice making activity and save time.

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  • The Best Automatic Garden Hose Reels (available in the UK)

    After researching around 20 products and testing 10 in our yards, we made a list of the best automatic garden hose reels on the market. During our testing, we compared their efficacy, capacity, and size. After weeks of research, we believe that the Suncast RSW125D Aquawinder is the best automatic garden hose reel you can buy right now. It’s reliable, beautifully designed, and it has a great capacity. The GARDENA Wall-Mounted Hose Box came at a close second due to its convenience and reliability. Check out the comparison table and reviews below and find the best automatic garden hose reel for yourself.

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  • The Best Patio Heater (available in the UK)

    We tested a massive 21 patio heaters to bring you these reviews, with all our testing team and a variety of their family and friends trialling them at garden parties, BBQs, weddings and anniversaries. We’ve ranked the products based on their style, the type of fuel used, the level of safety they provide and their overall efficiency in heating an outdoor area, and have produced in depth reviews on our top 6. We found the AmazonBasics Havana Bronze Commercial to be the best patio heater available in the market right now, although we’d also recommend the Sundate Electric Patio Heater as a very close second. Check out our more detailed reviews of our top 6 below.

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  • The Best concrete walk maker molds (in the cApItAl)

    We took a week interviewing 10 different landscape specialists on the features of a proper paving mould. They all seemed to agree on specific points. We then used this information to find the 8 best paving moulds available on the market. The Kenley 17x17 inch path maker mould was our top permomer. It comes in a decent size and has irregular shapes that create a beautiful pathway. It is also simple to use. But we didn’t stop there. We also came across 7 more models that were made from high quality material, were simple to use, simple to clean and were a good size. The WOVTE walk maker concrete stepping stone mould for example is the largest in our list. Continue reading to find out more!

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  • The 9 Best Lawn Fertilizers

    We spend endless hours on researching and reading reviews to find the best Lawn Fertilizer. We later recruited seven professionals to help us better understand. After testing more than 30 fertilizers, we concluded that EverGreen Complete 4-in-1 Lawn Care Bag is the best lawn fertilizer in the market. EverGreen showed better results compared to all the other fertilizers, therefore, it’s our first pick. However, we also found a few more fertilizers which were a stand of during our tests. You can check them out below.

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  • The 7 Best Canopies

    We spoke to 5 Canopy Providers in the UK, visited the locations where they had set up their canopies, and checked them for size, frame, material, ruggedness, ease of set up and price. Consequently, we were able to identify the 7 best canopies in the UK market. Of the 7, the All Seasons Gazebos Premium Pop Up Canopy Tent is undoubtedly the best. It is a heavy duty and easy-to-set-up product which has adjustable legs, and since it is waterproof, this canopy can hold its ground even in harsh weather conditions. However, if you are looking for a more affordable option, the Kookaburra Water Resistant Sun Sail Shade deserves your attention. While it is not waterproof, the Kookaburra is the cheapest option on our list and is a cinch to set up. 

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  • The 8 Best snake repellents

    We put together a team of testers who have the strongest fear of snakes and rodents to test out 25 different types of snake repellent, and narrowed this sample down to our top 8 . We tried out both electronic (solar and battery powered) as well as granular (made up of natural oils and chemicals in some cases) repellents, and compared their effectiveness, durability, the area they covered, eco-friendliness and cost-effectiveness to establish our favourite 8. We found the Isotronic Solar Powered Snake Repellent to be the our favourite of the bunch. It covers an area of 700 meters square and is solar powered, which means you don’t have to change the batteries, and it can operate 24/7. You can find our comparison table for different snake repellents below and the in depth reviews of all 8 products a bit further down.

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  • The 7 Best Bed Bug Sprays

    After spending 32 hours on research, studying 28 products and reading hundreds of online reviews - and taking into account features such as active ingredients, efficacy, odour, and application - we picked 7 best bed bug sprays anyone could use. These products are safe to use even when pets and kids are around. Of the 7, the Protector C Bed Bug Killer by Agropharm is certainly the best. It has all the great features to look for: highly effective, residual protection, and safe for your kids and pets.See table below for quick comparison and read all product reviews to select the best bed bug spray you need.

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  • The 6 Best Inflatable Hot Tubs

    After considering 30 models but testing only 15, we were able to select the 6 best hot tubs for you in the UK Market. We selected only those products which were easy to use and portable, can accommodate a minimum of 4 people, and are durable. Among the 6 products that we chose, the Lay-Z-Spa Monaco is undoubtedly the best. It can accommodate up to 8 people, contains an insulated protection cover, allows you to set its temperature up to 40 degrees via a control panel, and has a built-in massage system as well.Read on to check the comparison table. The detailed reviews of all 7 products follow the table.

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  • The 7 Best Temporary (Portable) garages

    Portable garages, a more versatile and cheaper alternative to regular garages, are a popular option nowadays but, luckily for you, we’ve researched and tested over 20 different types in order to compile a list of the top five on the market today. Factoring in costs, dimensions, durability and ease of use, we found that the heavy duty House of Tents premium carport is arguably your best investment, lasting several years and giving maximum protection to your vehicle, though it does depend on what you’re after, so check out our top 5 in the comparison table below, as well as our more detailed reviews of each one further down.  

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  • The Best Folding Wagons

    Having spent over 100 hours testing more that 70 different folding wagons, we can say that the best folding wagon is the LIFE CARVER garden cart foldable pull wagon. It features a compact design with a sturdy steel frame. The material is heavy duty and this wagon is simple to fold and store away. We also found 9 more models that performed well in terms of simplicity of folding, large loading area and sturdy frame. The Mac Sports collapsible folding outdoor utility wagon for example had the largest loading area of 90.1x 51.3x57.2cm. Read on to learn more!

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Garden & Outdoors Reviews

Types of Garden Furniture and Buying Tips

The outdoor garden has a lot of things to savor. Green plants, beautiful flowers, crawling and flying insects, and ultimately the open skies, are just a few motivators for you to take great care of it. We enjoy the outdoor garden by using it wisely, and one of the ways to maximize its benefits is through placing and using comfortable garden furniture. Furniture will provide you with a dining area, reading space, and generally relaxing. There are many garden furniture pieces you can use to furnish your outdoors. Take a look.

Tables will work as dining areas for your family. This piece of furniture must come in a durable material that works well with the weather of your place.

Garden chairs provide places to sit comfortably. You need a bigger number of seats and so, you'll need those that match one another while they fit well in the environment. Depending on the space in your garden, you'll need them next to the pool, in the garden, on the decks and patios.

Benches are for sitting, but can also be decorative features of the garden as well. A small garden will work well with benches rather than sofas or chairs. They are narrower and will occupy a smaller space.

If you are lucky to have a large outdoors, sofas will work great as sitting and relaxing furniture. They are way more comfortable than chairs and benches but occupy a bigger space in your outdoors.

Chaise Lounge
For extra comfort, acquire a chaise lounge. They also occupy a big space depending on the designs.

They are the best for small spaces because they can be utilized multiple as chairs and tables.

You can only enjoy what you have in your outdoors. The furniture we've mentioned above can benefit you if you purchase and place them in the garden. But the buying process is not always easy as it might sound. There are considerations you have to put in place to not only get furniture that is comfortable but one that will last many years to come. And here at Only Reviews, we are going to help you choose suitable chairs for your outdoors. So, what should you consider when you buy outdoor furniture?

Looking at the conditions of your local weather is a top priority. Do you live in the highlands or close to the coast? Is it always hot there? How often does it rain? What about the wind? And the cold? All these queries need answers before you can buy outdoor furniture. Furniture from regular softwood can splinter in hot weather, the rain will raise chances of metal furniture rusting, winds will blow away aluminum furniture, while cold moist weather enhances corrosion.

After finding out your local weather, you'll get recommendations of the best material that can survive there. You will also have to factor in your ability to take care of them, and the look the furniture provides in your space. Furniture that comes from resin, teak, and aluminum doesn't require a lot of constant care. On the other hand, wrought iron can withstand a lot of weather abuse. The material you choose will determine if you will carry out regular painting, wiping, or thorough cleaning.

Outdoors come in all manner of shapes and sizes. You, therefore, have to consider where you are going to place your furniture. Is it on the patio, a wide deck, narrow veranda, or the open garden? The furniture needs to occupy reasonable space to be left with enough space to move around. If your space is small, choose a bench, stools, or bar tables. If you have a big space, then feel free to buy a full dining set, buy lounges and sofas.

Where do you plan to position your furniture? Do you have a covering over the place or it is in the open? Look at the surfaces you are going to place the furniture - grass, soil, paved, cemented, wooden surfaces. If moisture is on the ground, then softwoods are not good. Metals will also rust in a similar place. Sometimes you'll have to buy extra stuff like an umbrella or a tent to cover your seats if the weather is hostile.

How do you plan to store the furniture? Some people keep them in the house, and only brings them out during use. In such a case, you should buy furniture that folds or dissembles. Buy covers if the weather allows you to cover them when not in use.

The cushions and fabric for outdoor furniture should come from weather resistant materials. Your indoor cushions and fabrics are comfortable, but they can't last long in tough weather. They will easily soak, grow mold, and wear down. Those designed to work outdoors will not absorb water, will not fade easily, and are UV protected. When picking furniture, ensure the textiles are removable to get them in when the weather is bad.

The reason you are buying outdoor furniture is for comfort. As a result, you have to consider various aspects that make them cozy. They should be spacious, have cushions, and pillows. The material they use needs to be weather resistant. Also consider buying recliners, lounges, day beds, hammocks, and rockers for relaxing.

How much are you willing to spend on your outdoor furniture? That is what will determine the kind of seats you will buy. But it is important to note that you should be willing to spend as much as possible to get the best the industry can offer. To take advantage of various seasons during the year to get affordable prices on good quality outdoor furniture. For instance, when the fall approaches, you can get splendid patio furniture at reduced costs. Furniture that comes from materials like resin, aluminum, and some woods come affordably. You can also get deals in thrift shops and yard sales. When it comes to replacing them, try changing cushions and pillows while you repair them.