1356051619_Hlogo~ Thank you to Hammacher Schlemmer for providing a sample at no charge. No monetary compensation was received or offered. My opinions are strictly my own! ~

Now that I’m a new grandma I’m really looking forward to celebrating Christmas this year. I can’t wait to see Baby E’s facial expressions when he catches a glimpse of the pretty colored lights on the tree and around our home. He loves blinking lights!

1384720714_75388_1000x1000Something I’m NOT really looking forward to is the cold frigid temperatures, high winds, ice and snow. See, around here we experience power outages more than anywhere else we’ve ever lived. I’m not sure why but if the wind blows just slightly, our electric goes out. Luckily most of the time it’s only for a few minutes, but sometimes it can be hours.

During the cold, snowy Winter months it can be weeks. That’s not such a great thing when it’s SO cold out! Last year we suffered an outage for nearly a week (the year prior it was over 2 weeks) so hubby rushed out to buy a generator (although they were pretty scarce at the time) and it helped us stay warm— AND kept our refrigerator running so we didn’t lose all of our groceries.

I WOULD have said we’re better prepared this year but our generator requires gas and when the weather’s as bad as it can be, who wants to go out in it just to get gas? Certainly not me! hahaa! Poor hubby….

 

Well, not anymore!

Thankfully Hammacher Schlemmer generously hooked us up with the Flo ‘n Go Portable Gas Pump so we’ll be all set and ready for mean old Freeze Miser this winter.

The Flo ‘n Go is definitely no ordinary little gas can! Obviously it’s much bigger in size than your typical gas can but it’s SO much more. See, this awesome gas pump holds up to 14 gallons of gasoline. Yep, you can say it… WOW!!!

Plus, it operates very similarly to the pumps you use at gas stations to fill your automobiles— using the integrated handle.

Check out the awesome features:

  • Patented siphon handle
  • Two sturdy 6″ wheels
  • Made of durable, high density polyethyline
  • 10′ hose
  • 2 shut-off valves
  • Safety feature

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To operate the Flo ‘n Go Gas Pump (when it’s full), first you attach the hose to the container and turn the shut-off valves to open the hose. These are located on the hose itself and the container near the bottom. Then insert the handle nozzle into whatever you wish to fill up (auto, lawnmower, snowblower, generator, etc).

When you’re ready, push the black ‘button’ on the bottom of the handle and squeeze the trigger at the same time. That mechanism acts as a safety feature so there’s no accidental leakage of gas (and prevents children from accessing it).

The handle also instantly stops and starts the flow of gas. A squeeze of the handle initiates hydrostatic pressure that dispenses gas without any pumping. One thing I want to mention about this mechanism (that hubby found to be a bit of an annoyance) is that unlike the pumps you use at your local gas station, the flow of gas is not continuous, especially if you’re filling something higher than the pump. As soon as the first bit gets through the hose it stops. You have to squeeze the trigger again and again to get the gas to come out so if you’re filling a large tank it can be time consuming.

Having 2 shut-off valves does help seal internal pressure and restricts gas vapors which is a plus. I know there are some who love the smell of gas but I’m not one of them. It gives me an instant headache!

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1.) 6-inch wheels   2.) Vented cap
3.) Push button safety on handle   4.) Squeeze trigger handle

I love the portability of the Flo ‘n Go. You can transport it easily in your vehicle to fill up and once you place it back in it’s storage spot (in a garage or shed) you can maneuver it around using the molded handle and 6-inch wheels. Just tip it slightly and go.

The built-on hanger makes keeping the hose/handle neat and tidy and right where you need it rather than it being strung out on the ground. Plus, the 10 foot hose prevents you from having to lift the container to fill your tank. What a back saver!

Something else that’s awesome about the Flo ‘n Go is that it’s made of durable, high density polyethylene— not metal— so it won’t rust or dent. This bad boy was built to last!

Fill up is simple too. When the container is empty just pack it in your trunk, take it to the gas station and fill it up either horizontally or vertically— your choice. Just remember to tighten that manual vent cap so your fuel doesn’t leak out!

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HOW DOES IT MEASURE UP?

The Flo ‘n Go Gas Pump measures 34 1/2″ H x 16″ W x 12 1/2″ D and weighs 19 pounds.

Overall we’re really thrilled about our new gas pump. It’s well constructed, mobile and very simple to use. Not to mention much easier on our backs. I won’t say that I can’t wait for winter but I WILL say that I feel more at ease knowing that we’re better prepared and we owe it all to Hammacher Schlemmer.

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You can purchase the Flo ‘n Go Portable Gas Pump directly at www.hammacher.com. It currently retails for $169.95.

PERFECT GIFT FOR: This product would make the perfect gift for the special guy or girl on your holiday shopping list.

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© 2013, Dee @ Bella Savvy. All rights reserved.

Dee

29 Responses to Flo ‘n Go Portable Gas Pump from Hammacher Schlemmer #review + #giftidea

  • This is honestly VERY COOL! What a great gift – unique, practical, I love this!!

  • Carole Ingram says:

    This is a really neat gift idea, I love how it works!! Now I’m trying to figure out who would love such a gift this Christmas in my family ? :P

  • LaVonne says:

    A great gift idea for men. My dad would love this. He has boats, cars, trucks, riding lawnmower, push lawn mower and even a power washer that all take gas. Thanks for sharing this!

  • This is neat. I have never seen anything like this before but I think my hubby would really like this.

  • lisa says:

    When I started reading I thought this was a kids toy. Now I really like it. What a good idea.

  • Dee @ Bella Savvy says:

    Oh, lol, definitely NOT a toy. It’s a large pump used to hold 14 gallons of gas. :D

  • Aretta H. says:

    This is really neat. We could really use something like this around our house since my husband has so many gas powered things. I am really bad about keeping my gas tank filled too. lol

  • lisa says:

    Once while driving out of state my husband and I ran out of gas on the freeway. We could have used this then!

  • krista grandstaff says:

    I think this would be super handy, especially since we have dirt bikes, 4 wheelers, golf carts, you name it…and dragging those gas cans around is a major pain.

  • cheryl s says:

    this would be perfect for hubby’s atv when they just want to do some riding to be able to fill up quickly

  • lisa says:

    We could really use this. There’s nothing worse than running out of gas.

  • denise says:

    That’s a really great idea and super cute too. I hate trying to pour out of my current gas can.

  • Sandy Cain says:

    The thing I like about this is that is looks very safe. So often I see people with homemade “gas cans” – and I think that’s just trouble looking to happen. This apparently has safety features. I applaud that!

  • That thing is CUTE!

  • lisa says:

    This is a great gift. Maybe not one that is appreciated right away. But, if you need it you’ll be glad it’s there.

  • Rebecca Peters says:

    Didnt even know they made these ! How cool, Im sure its VERY useful!

  • Andrea says:

    Handy to have for emergencies such as power outages.

  • Brandi Dawn says:

    What a great way to store extra gas!

  • Tara says:

    This might be good for hurricane season.

  • Kristen says:

    Wow…I never even knew there was such a thing. We’ve been thinking about getting a generator and we’ll definitely be wanting one of these too.

  • Gianna says:

    This would be perfect for my husband.

  • Megan K says:

    This is really smart and cool! Gotta consider this living in hurricane central Florida!

  • Rebecca Parsons says:

    This is really interesting. I have never heard of this. Would come in handy and be way better than the small gas cans. I always get gas on my hands when I fill my lawn equipment and snow blower.

  • lisa says:

    We could have used this a few years ago. We were in a different state in the middle of the night and ran out of gas on the freeway.

  • lisa says:

    I like that it holds so much fuel. Also the design looks easier to pour than the old style gas cans.

  • Eileen Richter says:

    I’m gonna say it! WOW! This is a great gift for my husband. Just to fill the mowers and such. I am hoping to get a generator to have out at our parcel of land when we can afford a sturdy camper or movile home to park there for camping and such. Our relatives found an Amish type “trailer” with a loft and is considered mobile, so not taxed as a home. a generator and a gas “can” like this would be ACE. Can’t wait til we can afford this stuff. but the gas can is pretty affordable and usable now. Thanks!

  • Sonya Morris says:

    I love this! I help my husband when he is mowing and it is hard for me to pick up his gas cans when they are full. This is the perfect solution!

  • Mer says:

    This looks so well made! It would be great to have around in case of emergency.

  • Stephen says:

    This would also be good to have for your lawn mower!

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