For do-it-yourselfers who want to be productive and efficient – a one-of-its-kind technology for power tools! Craftsman has just taken the wraps of its new “QuickBoost™ Charger – designed for its cordless line of NEXTEC 12-volt power tools. This charger does something that no other can do: it can bring a completely dead battery back up to a 25 percent charge in three minutes – providing the extra “boost” needed to finish up the job at hand – whether it’s hanging that last curtain rod or driving in those remaining screws. The new charger hits store shelves this spring.
Stop the Glop…
Spills. Plumbing leaks. It’s estimated that 35 percent of homeowners have experienced under-sink damage. Now, there’s a solution. Merillat has introduced the revolutionary CoreGuard™ Sink Base. It’s a smart solution that will help keep cabinetry dry and clean for years. The key is the engineered polymer material used in the cabinet base – which helps avoid damage from liquids and does not absorb. In addition, the floor has a slight forward tilt so minor spills or leaks migrate to the front of the cabinet, making it easier and quicker to detect problems. And the floor’s rib design helps keep bottles and boxes slightly elevated to minimize damage.
Filter That Water From Your Fridge…
Many Americans are resolving to live better in 2011 and there’s nothing easier than putting hydration at the top of the list. January is national Change Your Refrigerator Walter Filter month, reminding consumers to change their refrigerator water filter twice a year to ensure contaminant reduction from filtered tap water that could occur at home. To make it especially simple, Whirlpool provides an automatic water filter replacement program that sends filters right to consumers’ homes, with no cost for shipping if you order in January. Better yet, win a lifetime supply of filters AND a Whirlpool® side-by-side refrigerator by following @kitchensci on Twitter.
Filters: Approximately $40.00 each
Trim That Toolbox…
The Craftsman Universal 56-piece Mechanics tool set does the job of a much larger set by incorporating socket and wrenches that feature a unique universal tooth design that can grip six different types of nuts and bolts. The kit includes 18 universal sockets with a ratchet and 14 Craftsman Universal Wrenches. Also included are hex keys, a screw driver base and 10 different types of screwdriver tips. The universal tooth design fits six-point-, 12-point, partially-rounded, external TORX, square and spine shaped fasteners. Like all of Craftsman’s hand tools, these have a lifetime warranty.
Merillat’s new CornerStore cabinet brings more storage and easy accessibility to the challenging corner cabinet area. In comparison to the typical Lazy Susan, this corner cabinet features three full extension drawers and two pull-out pantry trays. The center drawers are in two sizes and offer flexible storage. The two pull-out pantry trays have an adjustable center shelf to accommodate a wide range of items. The CornerStore offers new and dramatic styling, in addition to making the kitchen look larger.
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