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VitaClay Cookers Bring the Bone Broth

High-fire unglazed VitaClay uses its low thermal conductivity and micro-porous properties to heat evenly and to slow simmer foods after quickly bringing to a boil. Because of clay’s steady low heat conductivity, it allows you to extract more nutrients, minerals and collagens from bones recipes. Bone broth is slightly acidic because vinegar’s added to help draw out nutrients into the broth. This contributes to leaching of heavy metals, most notably carcinogenic nickel and excessive amounts of chromium, from cookware made with stainless steel. Heated clay creates a delicate flavor.

VitaClay Smart Organic Stock Pot features Steam, Fast, Slow Cooking, Porridge with Delay option and low-temperature Yogurt settings. Unlike a conventional crock pot, the beauty of this clay stock pot is that you get an option to cook fast or slow. You’ve got dinner options! Because of technological breakthroughs, VitaClay Multi-stock pot is fully programmed for steam/fast cooking for quick meals in 30 minutes to steam or stew and even slow cooking for stock, bone broth or soups up to 10 hours! Most cooking takes less than two hours. We further developed a cooking chart and updated recipe book and manual on the web. Any healthy cook really does become a culinary genius, because all it takes is good quality ingredients and pushing a button.

Lagrange Introduces Ligne Yogurt Maker and Yogurt to Go Cups

Lagrange, the family-owned French maker of beautifully designed kitchen electrics since 1955, will introduce the Ligne Yogurt Maker at the 2018 International Home + Housewares Show. The company will also debut its Yogurt To Go Cups in Chicago.

LagrangeDesigned and manufactured at the Lagrange factory in France, the Ligne Yogurt Maker will appeal to lovers of dairy products and natural food preparation. It’s programmable for up to 15 hours on a backlit, touch-sensitive screen, and it stops automatically at the end of the yogurt-making cycle. The device works with all types of milk, even including soy, almond or oat milks, so it’s ideal for anyone with dietary restrictions, and it’ll make drinking yogurts too.

Nine 6-1/2-ounce jars are included, and patented jar covers are stackable for easy storage. Available in April. The device plus nine glass jars will retail for $89.99. The device plus seven glass jars and two Yogurt to Go Cups will retail for $99.99.

Lagrange yogurt cupsLagrange will also be showing off its new Yogurt to Go Cups at the housewares show. These containers, sold as a set of two, screw onto the Lagrange yogurt jars and hold mix-in ingredients like granola or jam. Brightly colored silicone rings hold a handy spoon for easy, on-the-go use. They’re offered in three color combinations: Lemon & celestial, grapefruit & chlorophyll and pink praline & curacao. They’ll be available in April, and a set of two will retail for $20.

New Ultra Quiet SV500 Vacuum Blender from Kuvings

Kuvings, the company behind the popular Whole Slow Juicer, has introduced the SV500, a powerful new vacuum blender that removes more than 90 percent of the oxygen from the blender container before processing to virtually eliminate oxidation, separation and foam and maximize nutrition and freshness of smoothies, dressings and sauces.

vacuum_desine_award-600x691The SV500 expands the line of blenders and juicers from Kuvings, the brand name for NUC Electronics, a company founded in 1978 specializing in kitchen electronics for health and nutrition-conscious consumers. The popular Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer has garnered enthusiastic reviews from juicing experts and the media and has been reviewed by Consumer Reports.

The sleek vacuum blender, which includes a noise reduction cover for ultra-quiet, vibration-free operation, features proprietary technology that uses air pressure sensors to remove oxygen from the blender container, preserving valuable nutrients, flavor, color and freshness and minimizing oxidation, separation and foam.

The SV500’s proprietary auto-blend technology senses blender contents, automatically adjusts the blade speed to blend any mixture of ingredients, and stops when the food reaches the perfect consistency. Users also choose from vacuum only, vacuum and blend and blend-only settings as well as a pulse setting and variable speed control options.

Powered by a 3.5 peak hp, 32,000 RPM motor and backed by a seven-year limited warranty, the SV500 Vacuum Blender features ultra high-strength stainless steel blades.

The SV500 Vacuum Blender comes in silver, red and black, retails for $649.99 and is available now at and at major retailers in March. Included is a 45-ounce BPA-free Tritan container, a 25-ounce vacuum to-go tumbler and noise reduction cover. Optional accessories can be purchased separately, including a tamper and lid set for making nut butters.

illy Serves Joy For Coffee Lovers

From college students to connoisseurs, coffee lovers are sure to enjoy the X1 Anniversary Edition Espresso and Coffee Machine or Y3.2 Espresso and Coffee Machine.

illy Holiday Gifts Coffee MachineIn celebration of the original X1 espresso machine’s 20th anniversary, illy’s new limited edition X1 Anniversary Espresso & Coffee Machine is an evolution in form and functionality from the original Luca Trazzi design that has been sold since 1996. It is steeped in heritage, yet has undergone meticulous revisions including a profile accentuated by new curved lines and a new cup-rest that adjusts to varying heights. Available in stainless steel, red and matte black, the multi-beverage machine prepares espresso, cappuccino, coffee, and latte with ease. Its retail price is $595.

The new, compact Y3.2 Espresso & Coffee Machine prepares a perfect cup of espresso and coffee all at the touch of a button with iperEspresso coffee and espresso capsules. Elegant and functional, its compact form makes it suitable for kitchens and offices large and small. Its retail price is $149.

As the latest chapter of the revered illy Art Collection, the Maurizio Galimberti illy Art Collection features Polaroid shots of iconic Italian city views and architectural treasures including Trieste, Venice, Milan, Florence, Pisa, and Rome. The subjects are captured through a sequence of shots and imprinted on the saucer and the iconic illy ceramic cup. Retail price for the six-cup espresso set is $140; the six-cup cappuccino set sells for $170.

Polder Wins Four 2017 Good Design Awards

Polder Products has received the 2017 Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award for excellence in product design, quality and innovation on four of its recent product innovations.

f8b4b105d7fbf9bb91b55886e6daPolder received the awards across several categories including Household for its Fold-Away Dish Rack, Tabletop for its Chill Station ice bucket and integrated bottle chiller and Personal Care for its Nail Station portable nail salon and 2-in-1 Hot Sleeve hot styling tool storage items.

“To be recognized with a Good Design award is always a special honor,” said Kerry Cooper, Executive Vice President at Polder. “But to win on four of our new products is exceptional, and truly validates our efforts and focus on innovation and solutions-based design.”

All four products are currently available at retail across the U.S. and at select retailers internationally.

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