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The Best Water Filters Of 2019

I’ve been reviewing water filters for about 16 years. One of the best filters I’ve found is the Aquagear Water Filter Pitcher (made in the USA). This filter has been certified by ISO 17025 accredited labs tests to remove lead (97.5%), fluoride (90%), chlorine (99.99%), chromium 6 (99.87%), mercury (99.6%), trihalomethanes (99.99%), DDT (98.8%).

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The Best Kitchen Knife Set Of 2018

The best kitchen knife set is the Wüsthof Classic 8-Piece Knife Set with Block. This knife set from the well-known cutlery brand feature blades that are precision-forged from a single piece of high carbon steel; full tang; and triple-riveted handles.

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The Best Water Filters For Removing Fluoride

I now recommend the Aquagear Water Filter Pitcher. This filter has been certified to remove 90% of fluoride by independent laboratories. It uses an ion-matrix medium for filtration, which is a reliable way to remove fluoride. It costs about $70 on Amazon.

The Best Electric Kettle of 2016

The best electric kettle is the Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfectTemp Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle. The Cuisinart kettle includes a durable and heavy stainless steel carafe and base, non-slip handle, and concealed heating element.

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The Most Durable Glassware and Dinnerware

This is one of our “Buy It For Life” posts where we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. Duralex Picardie Tumblers Duralex has been manufacturing tempered glassware in France since 1929. Their Picardie Tumblers are known for lasting decades — they will bounce several times when dropped on the floor and survive without a crack. The tumblers …

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Binchotan Charcoal: An Inexpensive Way To Mineralize and Filter Water

White charcoal or Binchō-tan is a charcoal that loves adsorbing things. Binchotan, which has been produced in Japan for centuries, naturally adsorbs toxins such as chlorine, lead, mercury, cadmium and copper from tap water. It also releases useful minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphates. To use Binchotan, you simply place a piece of the charcoal into a water pitcher, …

Buy It For Life: Bialetti Moka Stovetop Espresso Maker

The Bialetti Moka Espresso Maker, has a polished-aluminium octagonal design has been available in Italy since 1933. In the 30s, Italy was in an economically difficult time, which made making coffee at home appealing. This simple little device crafted from aluminium was extremely popular and is still crafted by Bialetti, the same firm that produced it in the 1930s. Moka …