New Products: From Diamonds to Daisies
Gearing up for the International Home and Housewares show scheduled in Chicago this March, companies are previewing and touting their outstanding products. Here are a few items we have come across that may improve your life and activities at home.
DIAMONDS ARE A COOK'S BEST FRIEND
Lined with a virtually indestructible coating reinforced with diamond crystals, Swiss Diamond pots and pans, fry pans, roasters and woks allow oil-free cooking in a surface that conducts heat quickly and efficiently. The handsome saucepans and casseroles are formed of non-warping pressure cast aluminum with a flat base for use on ceramic, gas and electric and induction cook-tops. The non-stick surface is easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Manufactured in eco-friendly hydro-electric plants in Switzerland, the cookware is intended to last a lifetime. swissdiamond.com
Pancake turner spatulas shaped like golf balls, butterflies and gingerbread men add a touch of whimsy to kitchen tasks. Mounted on stainless steel handles for strength and durability, the manufacturer says they make "flipping so much fun." There's even a fried egg, egg turner but our favorite is the daisy. tovolo.com
Revive your sweaters and knits with the Gleener, a device with three blades to remove unsightly pills, fuzz and lint. Simply attach the appropriate blade and stroke it over the garment surface, and the blade catches and removes the fuzz. No batteries are required and the device is effective on cotton, wool, cashmere, fleece and synthetics. gleener.com
BRUSH IN A RUSH
A minimum of two minutes, twice a day: That's how often the dentist wants you to brush, and there are no excuses if you don't happen to be home. So take along one of Violight's Slim Sonic Portable Sonic Toothbrushes. No bigger than a mascara, the battery operated brushes come in rainbow and reptile motifs and colors ranging from silver to citrus. Batteries and two replacement brushes are included. violight.com