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iLids are colorful, rustproof and will instantly upgrade Mason jars (or any jars the lids will fit).

Smoked and pickled pork resting on a bed of sauerkraut
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There are six colors in four styles; one version includes a lid with a hole for straws.

Prices start from $7.49.

Check out www.intelligentlids.com for more details.

Measuring Cups and Measuring Spoons feature a stainless-steel version that includes in-between sizes.

The cups are $39.95 for eight; the spoons are $19.95 for nine.

For more info, go to www.chefscatalog.com.

Fridge Coasters are padded, removable coasters that give drab shelves and drawers not only a bright look, but makes them easier to clean.

It's $25 for a set of six.

For more info, visit www.fridgecoasters.com.

Twin Cut is one of the coolest new devices around; they're collapsible scissors that slide open with thumb pressure and double as a box cutter when closed!

Retail price is $13.

Log in to www.josephjoseph.com for more details.

The best new olive oils showcase particular varieties rather than blends.

For example, Lucero Ascolano Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil has tropical fruit flavors and a light peppery finish.

Retail price starts from $16-$26 for 17 oz.

Go to www.lucerooliveoil.com for more info.

Flour now also comes in a variety of new flavors and textures.

Bob's Red Mill Company includes almond, hazelnut and coconut flours; the almond meal/flour is $11.59 for 16 oz.

Check out www.bobsredmill.com for more info.

Did you know that raw, unpasteurized sauerkraut brings all the benefits of fermented foods plus vitamins, minerals and fiber?

For more info, go to www.sonomabrinery.com for Raw Sauerkraut ($4.25 for 16 oz).

Sources: food section/innovation-"10 for the drawer" by Maggie Glisan, "why we love innovation" by Diana Dickinson-Better Homes and Gardens, May 2014 and "20 delicious discoveries" by Joe Yonan-Better Homes and Gardens, May 2013