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Getting Ready for the Holidays/Holiday Season Planning"
David Gregg, Senior Editor of shows us some practical gifts and smart product solutions to help consumers prepare their lives for the upcoming cold weather/holiday season.

The new Jura IMPRESSA F7 brews the best in espresso-based beverages cup-by-cup - with freshly ground beans instead of pods or capsules - for a true bean-to-cup experience.  It's the first Jura model in the line to feature the revolutionary Aroma+ grinder, for perfect aroma in all its fullness in half the grinding time.
Easy operation - including an intuitive operating concept with centrally positioned preparation buttons - makes it simple to create superior coffee, espresso, ristretto and cappuccino. A high-speed thermoblock heating system adds to its efficiency.
Advanced frothing system embodies Jura's fine foam technology, for delicious milk foam with a feather-like consistency.

PRICE: $1,799;  Available at Sur La Table.

LiftMaster Garage Door Openers
With the holidays upon us, many of us make our way to the garage - to grab the extra card table, store gifts or dig up the buried holiday decorations or even use this space to entertain family and friends.
But is it safe? Did you know that an estimated one out of every 15 garage door openers lack the latest safety features - which means there is a hidden risk in millions of households across America.  
With all the extra in and out around the holidays - LiftMaster rolled out the Don't Chance It. Check It Initiative. As the leader in the industry, LiftMaster wants you to head out to the garage before the holidays hit and perform these three simple steps to indicate if your garage is safe.
The three simple steps can be found at
Homeowners are encouraged to contact a LiftMaster Certified Safety Check Dealer to seek guidance on how to keep this high traffic area safe and secure. For further assistance or to learn how to upgrade a garage door opener, homeowners can visit or call 855-GRG-SAFE to locate a dealer from LiftMaster's network of more than 4,000 professional installers.

BISSELL's Lift-Off 2-in-1 Cyclonic Cordless Stick Vacuum and PowerGlide Deluxe Pet Vacuum with Lift-Off Technology

Make pre- and-post-holiday cleaning easy with BISSELL's Lift-Off 2-in-1 Cyclonic Cordless Stick Vacuum and the BISSELL PowerGlide Deluxe Pet Vacuum with Lift-Off Technology.

With no loss of suction, the 2-in-1 PowerGlide Deluxe Pet Vacuum with Lift-Off Technology goes wherever your pets go for a complete clean. It's a lightweight multisurface vacuum with an easy-to-release portable pod that weighs in at just 9 lbs. This unit makes vacuuming around furniture and up the stairs a breeze to get rid of pet hair before your holiday guests arrive.

PRICE: PowerGlide Deluxe Pet Vacuum with Lift-Off Technology  - $179.99; http://

Break free of the cord for quick cleanups between holiday parties with the Lift-Off 2-in-1 Cyclonic Cordless Stick Vacuum. It provides up to 21 minutes of run time and powerful cyclonic action to effectively clean up everyday dirt.  To get into nooks and crannies, the hand features three accessories, including a crevice tool, dusting brush and upholstery tool. In addition, it features two interchangeable brushrolls - including one for delicate hardwoods like bamboo.

 PRICE: Lift-Off 2-in-1 Cyclonic Cordless Stick Vacuum - 119.99;

Rowenta Steamforce Iron
The new Rowenta Steamforce Iron provides one of the most powerful shots of steam on the market today and offers the ultimate ironing precision with rounded edges to ensure optimum glide in all directions. Its extra-large water tank (10.8oz), allows for longer ironing durations and it features one touch controls for ideal steam and temperature, based on your fabric selection. In addition, the Steamforce Iron optimizes water use through a new "motion sensor" that detects movement and stops steam output when the iron is not in motion.

PRICE:  $175; is a paid advertiser of Sonoran Living Live

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