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 […]
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 good things in the water — like calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphates. There is some […]
In A Nutshell My top recommended filter for fluoride remove is a filter containing Brimac (or bone char) — for example the Four Stage Countertop Fluoride Removal System by Promolife, which costs about $190 plus any installation costs. This filter is NSF61 certified for chlorine removal (NSF is a global independent public health organization). The […]
We recommend the Multi-Pure MP750SB under-sink water filter. It is Consumer Reports’ top rated under-sink filter, with a rating of 90 out of 100. It has a wide range of NSF Standard 53 contaminant reduction (NSF is an industry-standard filter certifier). The yearly maintenance costs are also low, making it good value for money in terms of the Cost Per Contaminant (CPC) Ratio.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]