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Top Picks from the Innovation Issue of Better Homes and Gardens

Innovations, both big and small, can make our day-to-day routines more efficient, streamline household chores, and even add a bit of whimsy to the everyday. The May 2013 issue of Better Homes and Gardens is dedicated to sharing these fabulous finds with you!

Top Picks from the Innovation Issue of Better Homes and Gardens
innovative picks for the kitchen
Calphalon

Fixing your favorite meals or trying out new ideas in the kitchen are easy when you use this Calphalon 10-pc. AccuCore Stainless S...teel Cookware Set. This deluxe cookware set is perfect for cooks of all skill levels, whether you're a novice just starting out or a seasoned kitchen veteran. The set is constructed with five layers of stainless steel and is outfitted with a copper core to create a versatile cooking surface and consistent heating temperature that is ideal for both regular cooking and high-temperature cooking techniques, from searing steak to sautéing vegetables. This induction-friendly set includes the sizes that cooks reach for most so that you can prepare a variety of recipes. Make a fluffy omelet for one in the 8-inch omelet pan, cook up some lobsters for a light summer meal in the 8-quart stockpot or make delicious chicken piccata in the 3-quart sauté pan. Each dishwasher-safe piece is equipped with stay-cool handles to help you avoid accidents and is safe for use in the oven and under the broiler. Most of the pieces in this set come with coordinating lids for added functionality and to keep spatter to a minimum. This set comes with a full lifetime warranty. Features: Innovative five-layer construction for durability AccuCore design features two layers of aluminum for efficient heat conduction and superior performance Oven safe and broiler safe for versatility Stay-cool handles make it safer to handle hot pans Full lifetime warranty for peace of mind Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup after use Compatible with induction cooktops and oven for versatile use read more

10-pc. AccuCore Stainless Steel Cookware Set by Calphalon
CB2
$5.95
at CB2

Overview cool chemistry. Tall slim pitcher dispenses beverage experiments from iced tea to tini. Ultra-durable clear chem lab beak...er glass. read more

beaker glass pitcher
CB2
CB2
Dyson
$399.99 $449.99
at Macy's

Give a hand to this professional clean machine. Packed with Root Cyclone? Technology, this compact cordless tool never loses sucti...on and still spins three times faster (and with more power) than conventional electric motors. Go from room to room and from carpet to hard floors using the lightweight aluminum long-reach wand to whisk away allergens and deep-set dirt, then detach the wand and attach the motorized head directly to the the handheld to tackle stairs, car interiors and other tricky spots. 2-year warranty. Model DC44. Imported Includes docking station, charger, combination tool, crevice tool, motorized cleaner head and mini motorized tool Root Cyclone? Technology uses powerful centrifugal forces to spin dust and dirt from the air and into the bin Provides floor to ceiling cleaning as center of gravity is located toward the grip for easy handling at any height Motorized floor tool has two types of brushes: anti-stick carbon fiber filaments to emove fine dust from hard floors and stiff nylone brushes to remove ground-in dirt from carpets Double the cleaner head power to drive bristles deeper into the carpet with more force Fade-free nickel manganese cobalt battery releases its charge evenly, so power and suction are always constant Run time: 20 minutes of constant suction Boost mode enable 8 minutes of higher suction for more difficult tasks Remove detachable long-reach wand to attach the motorized head directly to the machine Mini motorized tool with increased power removes pet hair and dust from upholstery and other awkward spaces Articulating cleaner head pivots 180º without losing floor contact V-Ball? Technology enable smooth steering around obstacles Hygienic bin emptying?just push the button to release the dirt Combination accessory tool features nozzle that converts to a brush for dusting Crevice tool is great for cleaning in tight gaps and narrow spaces Measures 28.4" X 11.8" x 5.7" read more

Dyson DC44 Handheld Vacuum, Animal
OXO

Ideal for measuring out liquids for recipes, these durable nesting beakers from OXO feature spouts for easy pouring and bright, ea...sy-to-read markings. Plastic Hand wash Imported Set includes 2 ounce-, 1 ounce-, 1 tablespoon- and 1-teaspoon beakers read more

OXO Good Grips 4-Piece Mini Measuring Beakers Set
OXO
CB2
$2.50
at CB2

Overview less than minimal. Stylish and micro-thin, Marta is the mere suggestion of a glass, especially considering its grand size.... Part of the marta barware Collection read more

marta cooler
CB2
CB2
Bodum

There?s more to great coffee than choosing exquisite beans and the right brewing method. Freshly grinding the beans right before t...hey come in contact with hot water makes the difference in taste that real coffee connoisseurs appreciate. The Bistro Blade Grinder is the perfect tool for this. It?s small enough to stay put on the counter for easy access and its cable can be stored inside the grinder at the bottom. It?s got a transparent lid so the fineness grade can be observed. The longer the grind the finer the powder. This powerful and handy grinder is made from stainless steel, plastic and rubber. We think it?s quite cute. read more

Black Bistro Coffee Grinder by Bodum
Joseph Joseph

Showcasing an space-saving folding design, this digital scale from Joseph Joseph opens up to create a stable platform for weighing... ingredients. It features an easy-to-read LCD display, touch-sensitive controls and an auto power-off feature, plus a unique Add and Weigh function that allows multiple ingredients to be measured in the same bowl during recipe preparation. ABS/TPR/steel Wipe clean Imported 8 x 8 x 4 Measures in gram, pound, ounce, fluid ounce and milliliter units Includes one 3V CR2032 battery read more

Joseph Joseph Tri-Scale Kitchen Scale
Calphalon

With a copper core layered between aluminum and finished with magnetic stainless steel exterior, this 10 skillet with lid is desig...ned for the modern at-home chef. Warranty Information Stainless steel Dishwasher safe Imported Use on gas, electric, halogen, ceramic and induction stoves Oven and broiler safe Tempered glass lid Manufacturer's full lifetime warranty read more

Calphalon AcCuCore 10 Skillet with Lid
Omega

Powerful and stylish, this machine extracts juice from virtually any fruit, vegetable or leafy green, including wheatgrass. A low ...rotation speed preserves healthy enzymes in juice for longer-lasting and better-tasting juice. Unit is commercially approved to handle daily use. GE UItem juicing screen is coupled with a 120-volt, 150-watt commercial condenser motor for years of efficient extraction. Simple to use, the downward force of the crushing ribs will process juice as quickly as any high-speed juicer. The Auto Clean System will pre-clean your juicing screen, and after juicing there are only five simple parts to rinse. Set includes fine and coarse strainers, two auto-cleaning brushes, two 30-oz. juicing cups with handles for pulp and juice, a pusher and an instruction manual. 10-year warranty. 9" L x 6½" W x 15¾" H. Web exclusive: This product is only available online. Shop All Juicing » read more

Omega Vert 350 Juicer
Breville
$179.95 $230.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Whether you have plenty of time or no time at all, Breville?s versatile electric pressure cooker will have dinner ready when you a...re. Use the pressure setting to cook tender meats and veggies quickly ? or layer on complex flavors with the slow-cook setting. The fully programmable cooker automatically switches to "keep warm," so you can simply set it and forget it. Versatile countertop machine is a slow cooker and ultra-fast pressure cooker in one. Preprogrammed settings include sauté/sear; slow cook high; slow cook low; pressure cook high, medium and low; steam; and keep warm. Stainless-steel cooker has a large, 6-quart capacity ? perfect for family-sized meals or entertaining. The nonstick cooking bowl lets you cook using minimal oil ? and enjoy quick, easy cleanup. Lid features a three-way safety system, including a safety lock, valve and pressure release button. Includes a stainless-steel steaming basket and trivet, heat-resistant spatula, serving spoon and measuring cup. 13 1/4" x 11 1/4" x 13" high; 6-qt. cap.; 11 lb.; 1100W. Model# BPR600XL This product is intended for use in the United States and Canada and is built to United States electrical standards. Made in China. read more

Breville Fast Slow Cooker
Nordic Ware
$19.00 $25.58
at Walmart

You will enjoy cooking breakfast for your family with the Nordicware 365 Indoor/Outdoor BBQ Griddle. It's easy to flip pancakes, e...ggs and other foods thanks to the raised edges. In addition, the angled surface allows the grease to drain away, making your foods healthier. The non-stick surface of this aluminum griddle means that clean-up is a snap. It also provides even heat distribution, so all of your food cooks evenly. With a large cooking surface, you can cook ample food at one time. This griddle is an ideal choice for someone with limited cooking space in their kitchen. read more

Nordicware 365 Indoor/Outdoor BBQ Backsplash Griddle
Cuisinart
$129.95 $235.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Transform dairy milk or soymilk into rich, creamy homemade yogurt with this state-of-the-art machine. Simply pour milk, yogurt sta...rter and your favorite flavorings into the container, then press the "start" button. After fermentation, a built-in cooling system automatically chills yogurt to the ideal serving temperature. Enjoy fresh, all-natural yogurt, custom-blended from your choice of ingredients. Extra-large 50 oz. BPA-free processing container accommodates more than six 8-oz. servings of yogurt at a time. Adjustable controls make it easy to set the perfect fermenting time for your recipe ? a digital display counts down processing time.? Automatically chills the fermented yogurt to the perfect serving temperature. read more

Cuisinart Electric Yogurt Maker with Automatic Cooling
fashion & beauty finds
Physicians Formula
$21.99
at Ulta

Potent serum dramatically reduces the appearance of dullness, fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration while improving skins overall... texture and tone. Advanced formula supports natural collagen levels and cellular repair while helping repair visible UV damage. Cosmeceutical Ingredients AT Clinically Proven Levels: 2.4% Alpha Hydroxy Acid: Increases cellular turnover for a resurfacing effect, helping skin appear firmer and more refined. 2.3% BV-OSC: Active form of vitamin C that helps protect and brighten skin. 0.5% BioNymph Peptide: Patented plant stem cell peptide that helps repair visible UV damage, while working to prevent further abuse. read more

Aging Laser Resurfacing Serum
MURAD

What it is: A highly concentrated formula with a specially designed precision applicator to effectively focus the treatment of dee...p wrinkles. What it is formulated to do: This treatment is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles by targeting wrinkles from every angle. It resurfaces to minimize the length and depth of each wrinkle and plumps to decrease wrinkle volume while helping rebuild damaged collagen for an overall smoother, younger-looking complexion. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Sulfates - Synthetic Dyes - Petrochemicals - Phthalates - GMOs - Triclosan What else you need to know: This product's time-release technology offers a controlled discharge of its triple-action, wrinkle-fighting formula. Research results: Murad Time Release Retinol Concentrate For Deep Wrinkles is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles by 45 percent in 6 weeks. Individual results may vary. read more

Time Release Retinol Concentrate For Deep Wrinkles
Coach
$24.00-$92.00
at Sephora

This captivating, floral woody fragrance intimately embraces the romantic, desirable, and sensual spirit within the Coach woman. A... fragrance of the heart, Coach Love is all that is modern, enviable, and chic. Coach Love captures the joyful rush of being in love. With a luxurious blend of green violet, gardenia natureprint®, and patchouli, these exquisite ingredients are bonded together to create a scent that is as romantically intertwined as two soul mates in love. It opens with notes of sparkling mandarin, dewberry, green violet, and freesia, whilst the heart is a sophisticated floral bouquet of magnolia, jasmine, and gardenia. Revealing a base with soft, dewy petals, and lush, fresh greens romance sensual woods, luscious caramel, and warm skin musk, the woman who wears Coach Love is effortlessly chic, naturally radiant, warm, feminine, and a true romantic at heart. Notes: Green Violet, Gardenia NaturePrint®, Patchouli, Caramel, Musk, Mandarin, Dewberry, Freesia, Magnolia, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Vanilla. Style: Romantic. Desirable. Sensual. read more

Coach Love
Nine West
$39.97 $79.00
at Piperlime

Nine West Maximus 3 Pump High heel pump 3" heel Synthetic lining Synthetic outsole Slip on Upper: 100% synthetic

Maximus 3
more editor favorites
Williams-Sonoma

This tool is indispensable for cutting uniform-sized cubes of avocado for adding to salads, soups and other dishes, or simply prep...ping avocadoes for making guacamole. Cuts and scoops out neat, even cubes of avocado in seconds. Reduces waste by using all of the avocado flesh. Easy to use: just align with an avocado half, push down, twist and lift. Sturdy stainless-steel wires cut cleanly through avocado flesh. Dishwasher safe. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Avocado Cuber
CB2
$12.95
at CB2

take it up a notch. Clean tapered bowls look like ultra-thin glass but are actually ultra-light pliable shatterproof plastic. Recy...clable/reusable foursome parties on the patio, toasts poolside, packs to picnic. Notches right at the thumb to behold the vino. read more

set of 4 govino stemless wine glasses
CB2
CB2
Urban Outfitters

Overview: * Vinyl-coated, self-adhesive decorative paper in a two-tone zigzag motif, from Tempaper * Created by NYC set directors ...who had a need for easy-to-apply wall decorations * Super easy to remove and reapply, so you can change it up! * Instructions included Measurements: * 20.5"w, 11yds long (56 sq. feet) Content and Care: * Paper * Wipe clean * Made in the USA Shipping Information: * This item will ship via UPS Ground and is only available for delivery within the contiguous United States. Shipment to international locations, U.S. territories, Alaska, Hawaii, P.O. boxes, APO/FPO addresses and express ship methods are unavailable for this item. read more

Zee Removable Wallpaper
Horchow
$112.90 $175.00
at Horchow

Our Lamp Shade Collection If you need a quick pick-me-up for the room, change your lamp shade. Our lamp shade collection includes ...a wide variety of styles and colors, making it easy to perk up the lamps you already have, giving them?and your rooms?a new look. When you're making your choices, choose a shade that's about three-quarters the height of the base for a proportionate look. As for choosing color, just about anything goes (as long as you like it!). Choose complementary colors to highlight or echo certain aspects of the room (bringing out a color in the rug, for instance); contrasting colors for a stronger statement; or a neutral color that gains personality from a bold pattern or texture. Cut-Out Metal Shade Dark golden metal with cut-outs that reveal a burlap liner. 14.5"Dia. x 10"T. Includes 7" harp. Imported. Laser-Cut Drum Shade White. Laser-cut design in the outer shade reveals a clear liner. 16"Dia. x 11"T. Includes 10" chrome harp and 1.75"Dia. acrylic ball finial. Textured cotton, styrene, and silk. Imported. "Art Deco" Shade Triple-layer taupe hardback shade with silver foil lining. 16"Dia. x 11"T. Includes 10" chrome harp and 1.75"Dia. acrylic ball finial. Silk/styrene. Imported. read more

Laser-Cut Drum Shade
Williams-Sonoma

We designed and developed our Williams-Sonoma Smart Tools collection to make it easy for you to watch cooking videos, search for r...ecipes, listen to music and even video chat while you cook and entertain. Our screen shield protects your iPad display with a clear, anti-glare surface that resists water and grease. Designed and developed by Williams-Sonoma. Removable shield affixes easily and securely to tablet frame. Clear, anti-glare, bubble-free surface protects iPad from splatters in the kitchen. Large corner tabs for easy removal (black tabs for first-generation iPad and ipad mini; gray tabs for second-, third- and fourth-generation iPads). Easy to clean surface?splatters wipe right off. Designed in USA; made in China. read more

Williams-Sonoma Smart Tools iPad® Screen Shields
Joseph Joseph

The ultimate collection of practical prep pieces, all in one colorful, compact set. Unique design enables all the elements to be s...tacked together, freeing up lots of valuable storage space. Bowls feature non-skid bases and wide carry handles. All pieces clean up easily in the dishwasher. Set includes: Five stackable, snap-together measuring cups; small spouted mixing bowl; mesh sieve; colander; and large mixing bowl. Not for use in microwave. read more

Joseph Joseph® Nest? 9 Plus
Pottery Barn

Take outdoor comfort to the next level with our incredibly durable Sunbrella® pillow. 18" square 24" square 16" x 26" Designed to ...resist mildew, fading, chlorine and stains. Mix and match with solids, stripes and patterns from our Outdoor Pillow Collection. Catalog / Internet Only. Imported. View our Furniture Brochure. read more

Sunbrella® Awning Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Pillow
Contigo

Features: Double wall vacuum insulated tumbler Red finish Material: Stainless steel Vacuum insulated technology keeps beverages ho...t for four hours and cold for twelve hours Patented auto seal lid is 100 percent leak proof and spill proof Not intended for carbonated beverages or boiling liquids Lid is dishwasher safe Capacity: 16 oz read more

AutoSeal 16 oz Stainless Steel Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Tumbler in Red ()
World Factory
$149.99
at Target

This solar-powered patio umbrella collection adds elegance and functionality to your lawn or patio. It has energy-efficient LEDs t...hat produce a soft glow to create an inviting ambience in your yard. This outdoor umbrella is made of weather-resistant polyester. Its lightweight aluminum construction makes it resistant to the elements and rust. You can easily open or close this umbrella with the crank mechanism. This 9 patio umbrella comes with 3 AAA batteries. It needs assembly. : Push-Button Tilt, Solar Powered LightsNot Included: Umbrella BaseUmbrella Lift Type: CrankNumber of Umbrella Ribs: 8 Frame Material: AluminumTextile Material: PolyesterProtective Qualities: Weather Resistant, Rust ResistantCare and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp ClothPole Dimensions: 1.5 " Dia x 88.0 " H Umbrella Dimensions: 94.0 " H x 107.87 " W x 107.75 " Dia Umbrella Weight: 12.0 Lb.Warranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer WarrantyAssembly Details: assembly required, no tools neededsee shipping and returnsguest rating overall2.5 of 5 stars Durable3 of 5 stars Quality2.5 of 5 stars Value2.5 of 5 stars see guest reviews read more

Solar 9 Lighted Patio Umbrella
Smart Solar
$29.99
at Target

Brighten up your patio, deck or garden with Chinese solar lanterns. They come in blue, red and green nylon with polyester covering...s that resist the weather. These outdoor lanterns can be hung on trees, gazebos or pergolas for a unique look. They're perfect for lighting up any occasion or celebration, or just hanging out in the back yard. These lanterns have integral solar panels that won't add to your electric bill. They automatically turn on and off for easy use. Number of Pieces: 3 Power Source: Solar-Powered: Solar-PoweredLight Bulb Type: SolarLighting Shade Material: NylonCare and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothDimensions: 8.0 " H ; x 8.0 " W x 8.0 " Dsee shipping and returnsguest rating overall4 of 5 stars see guest reviews read more

Chinese Solar Lanterns 3-pack
Joseph Joseph

Innovative cookbook holder opens and closes just like a book, so you can easily stash it on a bookshelf till you?re ready to cook.... When opened, the page holders, bookrests, and back stand automatically fold out, ready to provide support for a variety of cookbooks, large or small. Plus, it?s great for keeping electronic tablet devices safe and secure. Non-slip foot holds unit in place during use. 8" x 10" x 1". Wipe clean with damp cloth. read more

Joseph Joseph® CookBook? Stand
Better Homes and Gardens
$258.00
at Walmart

Better Homes and Gardens 4-Burner Stainless Steel LP Gas Grill:500 sq in cooking surface215 sq in warming rack28-burger capacity60...,000 total BTUs4 Stainless Steel tube burners, 12,000 BTUs eachStainless Steel flush side burner with cover, 12,000 BTUsPorcelain heat platesIntegrated ignitionSeamless welding Stainless Steel double-top lidStainless Steel cooking gridsStainless Steel wire warming rackPorcelain bottom bowlStainless Steel tube handle on top lidStainless Steel control panelNickel-Plated control knobs with Rubber gripStainless Steel side shelves, front doors and side panelTemperature gauge on lid4 castersUses a standard 20 lb LP gas tank (not included)Dimensions: 32andquot;L x 24.5andquot;W x 23andquot;H (81.3 cm x 62.2 cm x 58.4 cm)5-year burner warranty; 1-year limited all other partsModel# BH13-101-099-01 read more

Better Homes and Gardens 4-Burner Stainless Steel LP Gas Grill
Kikkerland
$22.49 $25.50
at Wayfair

Features: Wood veneer with Red LED digital time Clap your hands to make RED LED time appear Takes 2 AAA batteries (not included) D...imensions: 3.5" H x 3.5" W x 3.5" D read more

Clap-On Cube Alarm Clock
Inhabit
$175.00-$575.00
at InHabit

Inhabit's Corrulights are sculptural pendant lights that mix light and shadow through repetitive silhouettes fixed around a centra...l sprocket. The results are beautiful, airy, sculptural forms that redefine this simple substance, creating something elegant and worth hanging. The lights take advantage of smart materials in a 70% recycled form, are made in the USA, ship flat and assemble in minutes. read more

adler large pendant light
Gardener's

Exclusive | All-In-One Rain Barrel Holds 75 Gallons A stylish way to collect free (and chlorine-free) rainwater for your gardens A...ppealing shape and faux sandstone finish Help conserve water, a precious natural resource The appealingly simple shape of this rain barrel conceals a number of smart features. In addition to a brass tap for filling a watering can, there?s a threaded fitting in the bottom for attaching a garden hose. The childproof top has a non-corroding screen to catch leaves and other debris. The overflow spout can be connected to a second rain barrel, and the decorative feet make it extremely stable. Plus the style, resembling a stoneware olive jar, is a pleasing alternative to whiskey-style barrels. Made of durable polyethylene. read more

75-Gallon Rain Barrel
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