The Best Water Filters For 2014

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I’ve been reviewing water filters for about 10 years. During that time, I’ve become convinced that gravity-fed, carbon block filters are the best choice for almost everyone’s filtering needs. Faucet-mounted and pitcher-style filters do not filter water particularly well.

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The Best Filters To Remove Fluoride From Water

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In A Nutshell The best way to remove fluoride from tap water is to use a filter containing Brimac (or bone char) –  these filters will consistently remove 90% of fluoride from water. Another good option is use a Propur drip filters — these drip filters make use of AquaMetix a new propertiary carbon-based filtration […]

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The Most Durable Glassware and Dinnerware

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This is one of our “Buy It For Life” posts were we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. Duralex Picardie Tumblers Duralex has been manufacturing tempered glassware in France since 1929. Their Picardie Tumblers are known for lasting decades — they will bounce several times when dropped on the floor and survive […]

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Binchotan Charcoal: An Inexpensive Way To Mineralize and Filter Water

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In A Nutshell White charcoal or Binchō-tan is a charcoal that loves adsorbing things. Binchotan, which has been produced in Japan for centuries, naturally adsorbs toxins such as chlorine, lead, mercury, cadmium and copper from tap water. It also releases useful minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphates. To use Binchotan, you simply place a […]

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20 Highly Rated Home Goods Made In The U.S.A.

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Very few products are still made in the U.S., but we managed to track down some American-made products that get high ratings from buyers.

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Buy It For Life: Bialetti Moka Stovetop Espresso Maker

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The Bialetti Moka Espresso Maker, has a polished-aluminum octagonal design has been available in Italy since 1933. In the 30s, Italy was in an economically difficult time, which made making coffee at home appealing. This simple little device crafted from aluminum was extremely popular and is still crafted by Bialetti, the same firm that produced […]

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Stainless Steel Beer Growler: The Bräuler

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Based in Portland, Oregon, the Zythos Project makes a very durable growler out of food-grade stainless steel. It’s called “The Bräuler”, and it features a wide, 1.75-inch mouth, a deep-thread cap to hold carbonation inside, and a machined exterior collar that’s compatible with multiple accessories. It comes with a lifetime warranty. It is available for […]

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The Top Rated Electric Kettles

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Below is our list of the top rated electric kettles, based on the reviews found in Cook’s Illustrated Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Amazon and Chow.Com. Reviewers like stainless steel electric kettles, because plastic kettles can contain bisphenol A (BPA) and the plastic tends to crack over a number of years. Plus, according to Chow.com, plastic pots can […]

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