I'm the founding guy of Product Spy. Highly experienced in home and garden appliances through years of online research. I want to help everyone in the UK by streamlining their research when buying a new product. I will be putting the hours in researching to find the best products so you don't have to.
I started this site a few years ago after realising that there was a complete lack of in-depth information about products for the home and garden industry online (crazy I know, to say the internet has been around for so long!).
Several times my family members would come to me for advice about which was the best product for them, so I would go away and do the research only to realise that it would take what seemed like years before I could give them an answer.
I knew why my family kept coming to me, it was because of my attention to detail and that I don’t just pick up the first product in sight thinking “this will do”. I’d take my time by putting the hours in, researching not only about the product, but also what problems it solved by reading as many reviews as I could find online.
After a few times of doing this for my family, I decided to start Product Spy. To share my findings with everyone online and save people’s precious time. When you work 40+ hours per week and have other commitments, it becomes very hard to find the time required to do all the necessary research in finding the best product for your situation.
From the humble begging’s a few ago, after posting my first few guides it appears that Product Spy was a hit, with not only my family but everyone else online. I soon started getting a lot of people thanking me for my research, and the site started to grow very quickly.
Fast forward to today and I now have a team of dedicated expert reviewers, scouring the web to pull together the best products in the UK market. All putting in the lengthy hours like I do myself, to ensure each product included in our reviews will be the best available on the market from water softeners to induction hobs. We aim to put all the hours in, so you don’t have too.
When I finished university back in 2009 (yes, I’m old haha), I moved into an unfurnished, rented house. At the time this felt like a great idea, getting to buy all the bits for my new home so I had everything for when I came to buy my own house.
But what I didn’t realise, was that I was on a very tight budget and I knew nothing about what I needed to buy. It was at this moment, the years of scrolling the internet mindlessly had paid off. I knew how to use a search engine inside out and got to work on finding the products I needed. Eventually I managed to find everything and at a bargain price, winner!
What I didn’t realise at the time was that I had gained an extremely valuable skill. I was able to perform such in-depth research of a product that all my family and friends were asking me what they should buy (either that or they were too lazy to do it themselves ha).
Anyway, fast forward a few years and people were still asking me to do the research so I decided to launch productspy.co.uk and help everyone out instead of just my family and friends.
Hey, I'm Cath 🙂
Iv'e got two beautiful young girls who mean the world to me. I used to be a head chef over at my local restaurant but I gave that up to look after my girls. I decided to put my culinary experience to use here by bringing that wealth of kitchen related knowledge and sharing it with you guys.
Catherine or Cath as she likes to be known, is a housewife and has 2 two young girls. She is a full-time mum who likes to ensure her family are well looked after.
Her expertise is in the kitchen, having worked as a chef for many years rising up the ranks to be a head chef. However, this sadly came to an end when she couldn’t commit to working there full time after she had her first child.
What this does mean though, is that she can write for us!
Cath is putting her chef related experience to good work here, by already having a head start on knowing what products should be able to do in the kitchen, before recommending them to our readers.
I have shown her my methods of meticulously researching products online, which when combined with her culinary knowledge has led to some great information for our readers. I was so happy when Cath joined the team
Hey, I'm Jess.
I'm a beauty therapist turned part time personal trainer. I specialise in helping people become the best versions on themselves. In doing my previous jobs I have gained a wealth of knowledge which I can share with you through the products I recommend.
Jess has led an interesting life, starting out being a beauty therapist, learning everything there is about that from college, to now working part time at her local gym whilst she raises her son.
With this wealth of experience in the beauty and fitness industry, I decided she would be the perfect fit for our team to help expand into those areas and ensure our readers are getting the knowledge right from the horse’s mouth (so to speak).
Since starting here, she has helped not only our readers with all the knowledge she has brought to the table, but she has also given me so many tips on how to get into better shape. I might even share a before and after photo if this weight loss transformation continuesI digress. Jess has been extremely happy since joining our team and we are certainly glad to have her onboard.
What I would like to achieve, is to make Product Spy the go-to resource for anyone who needs information about a product before they commit to buying it. As I mentioned earlier, my team puts in all the hours researching every little bit of information there is about a product before recommending it to our readers.
Initially I started out by reviewing the most common home and garden appliances, but we are now starting to expand into all other areas so that we can share our wealth of knowledge with everyone.
Along with the buying guides, we are also creating ‘how to guides’ and answering popular questions relating to products we review and various tips and tricks that you will find handy to know.
Please do have a good look around the site and read through the reviews.
If you have any questions or just want to say hi, do reach out to me as I love connecting with people. You can find our contact form here.
Until then, I hope you have a fantastic day and thank you for visiting Productspy.co.uk