| BLACK AND DECKER
For Every Home
IRST of all, if youíre like my Nina in the kitchen, you definitely need a can opener. We had a manual one, which means you can get calluses by the time you finish opening a couple of cans for dinner.
Thanks to the fine folk at Black & Decker, Nina opens can after can with aplomb. Sheís a veritable whiz in the kitchen, ready to take her place beside Drew Nieporent.
Thatís because sheís now armed with Gizmo. Itís a cordless can opener that walks around the can and automatically shuts off when it has done its job.
Black & Decker assures you that, at a full charge, their Gizmo gadget can open a monthís worth of cans until it needs a recharge. They donít know Nina. She can use up a monthís charge in less than a week. Thatís how she cooks.
By the way, you donít have to handle this cordless can opener. You can easily mount it under the cabinet, where itís out of the way.
Gizmo Can Opener, EM200, lists at $36.90. Order at www.blackanddecker.com.
Toast Your Buns
With This Baby
OT only muffins, but also bagels and buns and bread and waffles and pastries. You can mix and match because Black& Deckerís Toast It All Plus (Model T4300) comes with two sets of individual controls so you can heat up two different things at different temperatures simultaneously.
The super-wide slots with built-in guides automatically adjust to the thickness of the bread and buns. Thatís neat.
Now hereís the good part. Put in a bagel or an English muffin, and this baby will toast the insides without burning the outsides. Can your old toaster do that? Probably not. Leave it to Black & Decker to solve that problem.
Donít be afraid to touch that toaster while itís on. You wonít burn yourself with its cool exterior.
You can check it out for yourself at www.blackanddecker.com where you can order it for $34.99.
A Great Personal
TíS called a Heat Xtreme Deluxe Oscillating Ceramic Heater (Model BDCH 300) and itís proven a lifesaver for me in my office. When Iím alone, I donít have to heat up the whole office. I place heater nearby and work in warm comfort.
This works well in every size room as you can adjust the thermostat to select the right amount of heat you need.
The machine oscillates 90 degrees to blanket the room in warmth. The removable dust filter is easy to clean. It automatically turns off if overheated.
In fact, the machine provides an eight-way protection pattern, including shutting down if the cord is damaged or the machine falls over or is lifted.
The heater will protect your pipes against freezing by turning on automatically if the temperature drops below 40 degrees F (4 degrees C). And in the summer you can use the fan to circulate cool air.
It is available at $54.99 at www.blackanddecker.com.
Brimming Hot Coffee
That Lasts for 4 Hours
HAT is what you get with Black&Deckerís Thermal Select Plus Programmable Thermal Carafe Coffeemaker (TCM508). It has a digital clock and timer, with automatic shutoff.
So you can set the timer and have the brew wafting its aroma at the time you get up. The coffee will stay fresh for four hours. Thatís because the coffee brews directly through the lid into an insulated Carafe, after which the unit shuts off.
Thereís no hot plate to burn away the flavor or use electricity needlessly.
The 40-ounce Carafe holds eight cups of coffee.
Priced at $54.99, the Thermal Select Plus may be obtained at www.blackanddecker.com. [ Back to Top ]