The Best Electric Kettle of 2016

by Bethany McDonald •

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The best electric kettle is the Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfectTemp Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle. The Cuisinart kettle includes a durable and heavy stainless steel carafe and base, non-slip handle, and concealed heating element.

The Best Kitchen Knife Set Of 2016

by Bethany McDonald •

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The best kitchen knife set is the Wüsthof Classic 8-Piece Knife Set with Block. This knife set from the well-known cutlery brand feature blades that are precision-forged from a single piece of high carbon steel; full tang; and triple-riveted handles.

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The Best Water Filters Of 2016

by Justin Thomas •

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I’ve been reviewing water filters for about 12 years. During that time, I’ve become convinced that gravity-fed filters are the best filter you can buy for under $500.

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The Best Filters To Remove Fluoride From Water

by master •

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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 filter — these filters make use of AquaMetix a new proprietary carbon-based filtration technology — these filters will remove 50% – 85% of fluoride.

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The Most Durable Glassware and Dinnerware

by Justin Thomas •

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This is one of our “Buy It For Life” posts where 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 without a crack. The tumblers …

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Binchotan Charcoal: An Inexpensive Way To Mineralize and Filter Water

by master •

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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 piece of the charcoal into a water pitcher, …

Buy It For Life: Bialetti Moka Stovetop Espresso Maker

by Justin Thomas •

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The Bialetti Moka Espresso Maker, has a polished-aluminium 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 aluminium was extremely popular and is still crafted by Bialetti, the same firm that produced it in the 1930s. Moka …

Pavina Double-Wall Thermo Glasses by Bodum

by Justin Thomas •

Bodum Pavina Double-Wall Thermo Glasses

These Pavina Double-Wall Thermo Glasses are handmade by Bodum. The glass is mouth-blown, so each glass has a slightly unique shape. The double wall insulates the liquid inside, which means your beverage retain its temperature longer.