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Check out these great ideas, in store for your kitchen.



Keurig Special Edition B60 Coffee Brewer
Cold coffee, old coffee, cooked coffee, burnt coffee—all of this is over with this single kitchen necessity, which uses tiny, individually wrapped pods to brew every cup to order. Sure, it’s not exactly green (and the cost of those pods adds up), but, if you compare it with the wasted money, energy, and time of multiple Starbucks runs, you might come out ahead ➤ $139.99 at Chef Central in Hartsdale

Wallee iPad Wall Mount
This tidy clip and case system lets you safely hang your iPad anywhere, from the front of your cabinets to right over your baking counter. Have eGullet, Chowhound, and Epicurious always on hand (or keep your manicure pristine and simply use it to manage OpenTable reservations). We like the looks of Wallee’s sleek shell—which comes in black, white, blue, gray, and orange—and love that it also works as a protective case. A word to the wise? Buy an extra mount (only $10) and hang your iPad at the foot of your bath. Aaaaaahh ➤ $48 at thewallee.com
The Essential New York Times Cookbook
by Amanda Hesser
It’s tome time again! Every few years, one of those “essential” cookbooks emerges, introducing cooks to the recipe resource that they use for years (and wouldn’t part with for the world). What we love about Hesser’s innovation—she’s taking over for the dear, departed Craig Claiborne—is that the thousands of recipes included here are all printed alongside their date of origin. You’ll get to see what rated as haute cuisine circa 1907, and relive the tastes of your childhood. Just remember that you’ll be dating yourself when you page to tuna noodle casserole, fiesta dip, or fettuccine Alfredo ➤ $40 at Anderson’s Book Store in Larchmont
GelPro Anti-Fatigue Mat
That polished concrete floor sounded like such a good idea at the time, but 100 back, foot, and knee aches later, you’re questioning your wisdom. A bouncy GelPro mat makes any stony floor more humane, plus spills clean up easily with only the swipe of a sponge (and just try that with a rug). The mats are available in multiple colors, sizes, and textures, and can be chosen to blend—or pop—with any flooring material ➤ $69.95-$1,099.95 at Chef Central in Hartsdale or gelpro.com
The Smoking Gun Handheld Smoker
You’ve coveted this tiny, handheld cold smoker for a while, and now it can be yours. Use it to add smoky flavor to just about anything, including butter, raw oysters, and even salads. It requires no special ventilation (it doesn’t even need a plug), and runs on four AA batteries and only a pinch of sawdust (available from the manufacturer). Unsurprisingly, The Smoking Gun comes from the minds of PolyScience, the pet gadget whizzes of leading molecular gastronomists like Grant Achatz ➤ $99.95 at cuisnetechnology.com
Tapmaster Hands-Free Faucet Controls
Raw chicken hands. Need we say more? This nearly invisible plumbing device is a cult item among foodies like Ted Allen, who appreciate the Tapmaster for its elimination of kitchen cross-contamination. Its basic pedal or knee-lever controls require no tweaky electronics, and, though it was developed for hospitals and institutional cooking applications, it works equally well at home. Have a plumber add the controls to your existing kitchen faucet, and you’ll never again have to operate a sink with only your elbows. ➤ $300 - $550, depending on model at tapmaster.ca/

 

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