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July 2, 2012,
As one of the first products under its licensing agreement with Whirlpool, StoreBound has debuted a series of irons under Whirlpool's Maytag brand. The irons use a heating technology at the core which extracts the maximum performance with a lower power consumption than other irons. This technology brings the iron from power-off to full heat in about 40 seconds. It also allows the steam to regenerate in less than three seconds after using the burst function, meaning shorter ironing times. Among the irons' external features are a removable water tank, soft touch handles and other touch points for safety and comfort, an extra-long power cord, lightweight materials and a three-way safety system. storebound.com
Starting as a trend in Switzerland in the early 1900s, raclette cooking goes to the tabletop with the Nouvel mini raclette. Now guests can be a part of food preparation and cooking right at the table, as the individual raclette, powered by four tea light candles, can cook almost anything in minutes. It comes in a black or red design. Inno Labs is the exclusive U.S. distributor of products of Swiss-based Nouvel. inno-labs.com
Move Collective, maker of the bobble water bottle, has added the bobble 24/7 to its line-up. This new capacity bobble holds 24 ounces of water and has the same patented built-in, replaceable carbon filter found in all current bobble sizes. It's designed by Karim Rashid, has a tethered cap with integrated carrying handle and comes in three colors--magenta, blue and gray. It is also recyclable, free of BPA, phthalates and PVC, and made in the USA. "Durable yet elegant, bobble 24/7 fits in your gym bag or handbag and has the same iconic shape that has become our trademark," said Stephanie Smiedt, co-founder and creative director. waterbobble.com
Fagor unveiled its first toaster-oven, named (appropriately) the Countertop Toaster Oven, at last month's International Housewares Association-sponsored Hot Housewares for the Holidays event. This product provides 1,440 watts of power, a 20-liter capacity and 10 preset cooking programs: bake, toast, broil, rotisserie, pizza, cake, chicken, cookie, fish and potato. It uses infrared quartz technology, which features internal heating lamps that alternate to maintain a consistent heating temperature to cook food faster and more evenly than conventional methods. It heats to a maximum temperature of 450 degrees Fahrenheit and comes with a baking pan, cookie sheet, wire rack, crumb tray and rotisserie set. fagoramerica.com
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