HOUSTON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Green living comes together with eco-conscious design with tools, gadgets and countertop appliances for today's modern living.
Save energy and preserve nutrients by cooking under pressure. The Kuhn Rikon Duromatic® Pressure Cooker brings this ultra-fast cooking method to today's home cook with a modern design that is safe, functional and eco-conscious. A leader in pressure cookers for over 80 years, Kuhn Rikon's Duromatic® Pressure Cookers use 60% less energy than regular cookware, and they are ideal for soups, stews, veggies, meat, poultry, risottos, desserts and more. Suggested retail $180-$450. Factorydirect2you.com.
Designed to be reused thousands of times, the Silpat® Non-Stick Baking Mat from Demarle USA cuts back on waste while also saving money and time. No need for pre-greasing pans or parchment paper, and cleanup is easy. Several sizes and styles, with $12.20-35.50 suggested retails. Macys.com.
Boil water for tea, instant soup, hot chocolate and more with the beautiful Capresso H20 PLUS Electric Water Kettle. The stainless steel heating element boils water using half the energy of a stovetop kettle, saving both time and energy. 48-ounce cup capacity. Suggested retail $59.99. Surlatable.com.
Elegant and energy-efficient, the Jura ENA 9 One Touch Automatic Coffee Center brews cup by cup, without waste – no pods to discard, and no brewed coffee left in the pot. The eco-conscious Zero-Energy switch disconnects the machine from the power supply to avoid energy use when on standby. With just one touch, you'll be enjoying a freshly brewed coffee, espresso, cappuccino or latte from whole beans. Actual retail $1,499. Surlatable.com
Quick and efficient, the NuWave® Precision Induction Cooktop™ (PIC) cooks up to 50 percent faster than a gas or electric stovetop, using up to 85 percent of the energy it creates instead of heating the kitchen. No wait for heat-up: once the temperature is set, it reaches the desired pre-programmed or customized temperature setting. Suggested retail $119.95. www.nuwavepic.com.
Harnessing the natural power of light, the CDN® Solar Thermometer (DTS392) accurately measures temperature for cooking or baking. With a temperature range from -49 to 392 degrees F, it charges up in indirect light, then saves energy by shutting off after one minute of non-use. No batteries to buy or charge. Suggested retail $29.99. KitchenKaboodle.com.
SOURCE Kuhn Rikon, Demarle, Capresso, Jura, Hearthware, Component Design Northwest