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New Kitchen Gadgets

New Kitchen Gadgets

Is your New Year's resolution to get your kitchen in order. From the latest in sponges to vegetable tools, and more, here are some of our favorite new kitchen gadgets to make cooking and cleaning a whole lot easier.

Sponge Bath

Did you know that your sponge is 200,000 times dirtier than your toilet? To clean sponges we are loving, SpongeBath – the first and only sponge cleaner of its kind. Co-Founders and Co-Chief Executive Officers Tod Maitland and Matthew Flannery set out to solve the smelly, dirty sponge problem by introducing SpongeBath, the first and only cleaning tool that completely changes the way we clean. Made-in-America and eco-friendly, SpongeBath works to deodorize sponges and preserve and extends the life of your sponge.


How do the best mashed root vegetable dishes get their velvety texture? Probably a good deal of butter, but also probably a happy kid with boundless amounts of energy, Bam-Bam-ing away at a bowl of boiled potatoes. Dreamfarm’s Smood is a cute and easy to use tool for smashing and mashing, kids won’t want to stop!

Pura Naturals

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Pura Naturals: Clean better with Pura Naturals, a new, California-based company, who is producing revolutionary sponges that are 100% good, from the soap woven into their unique patented foam to their expert abilities at removing oil, grease and grime like a magnet. Made from BeBetterFoam™, an innovation created in response to the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf, the plant-based foam naturally lift unwanted grimes while repelling water. Traditional sponges actually inhibit mold, bacteria and odor, making them longer-lasting and 25 times more durable than leading sponge brands. In addition, woven into the foam design is Level Naturals biodegradable soap containing natural oils and botanicals, providing an expert clean for all household surfaces while being gentle for your skin and not one bit harmful to the environment. For added benefit, Pura Naturals also offers an option featuring a scrub pad made from walnut shells.


Anolon(R) Vesta Cast Iron Cookware: Reflecting robust brand growth, and continued strength in the cast iron category, Meyer Corporation, U.S. introduced the Anolon Vesta Cast Iron Cookware. Meticulously crafted for discerning cooks, new Anolon Vesta Cast Iron features solid cast iron construction with an elegant Paprika Red glossy enamel porcelain exterior. Smartly designed for optimum convenience and superior cooking results, the interior is non-reactive black enamel porcelain, which resists stains and does not require seasoning. The cookware's handles are sturdily designed in enamel cast iron, and side handles on various items are styled with a wide flare to make them easier to hold as well as aesthetically pleasing. Lid handles in stainless steel are generously proportioned to make lifting easier. Moisture re-circulating nubs, located on the underside of the porcelain enamel lids, redistribute flavorful cooking liquid back into the pot for continuous self-basting.

Prized for its timeless design and durability, cast iron cookware offers even heating and exceptional heat retention. New Anolon Vesta Cast Iron is ideal for preparing and keeping warm many types of slow-cooked foods, such as hearty stews and casseroles, savory braises, soups, risotto, and other one-pot meals. The collection's attractive styling and rich color encourages serving dishes straight from the stovetop or oven to the table for effortless entertaining. Each item in the collection is compatible with all ranges, including energy-saving induction cooktops, and is oven safe to 500° degrees.

Anolon Vesta Cast Iron is complementary to Anolon Vesta Stoneware, a new collection of ceramic bakeware for 2014 that is similarly designed. Anolon Vesta Cast Iron includes five open stock items such as the 10-inch Open Skillet, 4 Quart Oval Covered Casserole, 5 Quart Round Covered Casserole, 5 Quart Covered Braiser, and 7 Quart Round Covered Casserole ($149.99)

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