The Presso is a manually operated espresso machine — no electricity is required. You make an espresso by adding hot water and ground coffee at the top. When you press down on the levers, the pressure pushes the water through the coffee, and it is deposited in your cup. You can make either a double… [Continue Reading]
Have you ever spent time at the sink, judiciously adjusting the hot and cold water, to achieve that happy medium between “cold” and “scalding hot”? Well, we’ve been there too — and we’ve noticed that water streams down the sink in a meta-inefficient manner. That’s why these faucet restrictors are so handy. They attach like… [Continue Reading]
Riverside Design Group produces elegant tableware, handcrafted in western Pennsylvania from post-industrial / pre-consumer recycled glass. Despite their crafted appearance, the pieces are highly durable and intended for everyday use, and are dishwasher and microwave safe. The pieces range in price from $26-88.
Yes — a water bottle that does not leach plastic or any other compound into the water its holds. Klean Kanteen is a reusable, lightweight stainless steel container. Plastics containers tend to leach unwelcome compounds such as BPA during regular use, exposure to heat, and especially after cleaning. Klean Kanteen is made from 304 L.N.… [Continue Reading]
The current top-rated microwaves are the “GE Profile Countertop Microwave JE1860″ and the “Panasonic Genius NN-T993“. They are recommended based on their size, features and power output (see the review links below). The GE model costs around $170 and the Panasonic costs around $120. The Panasonic has slightly larger cooking space, and has a stainless… [Continue Reading]
Red juice is a powerful but odor-free cleaner and degreaser. It is made from seaweed, soybean extracts, palm kernels, and palm oils. It can be used around food because it is pH neutral, non-toxic and completely biodegradable. Because of its biodegradability, it can sprayed on surfaces and wiped off without rinsing. Available from: Clean Team… [Continue Reading]
Made of eco-effective bamboo, ekobo is an elegant line of contemporary tableware designed in France and hand-crafted in Vietnam, for sale in the U.S. Apero (pictured right) is a set that includes a serving tray and a matching bowl. It is priced at $29. Available from: Illico Design
This linen bread basket doubles as a warmer because of it has a filling made of cherry pits. You can heat the bread basket for 60 seconds in a microwave. The cherry pits filling retains heat and keep bread warm for your guests. Unfortunately it is a bit overpriced at $65. Available from: Illico Design