Making a family home more eco-friendly or green is easier than it seems. While many families focus on cleaning products and recycling, cooking and housewares are a great way to go green. These products from the International Home and Housewares Show highlight going green in your home.
This line of Made in America cookware uses energy efficient Vapor Technology. Vapor Technology heats food quicker at lower temperatures. This method of cooking reduces the amount of fat used in the cooking. The result is more nutritional aspects of the food can be retained and the full, natural flavor of the food is brought to the forefront. 360 Cookware is made of recyclable stainless steel bonded around an aluminum core. It retails for $79-$1,799 depending on pieces or sets. More information is available at www.360cookware.com.
Architec: EcoSmart Serving Bowls and Spoons
Serving bowls and spoons need to be both functional and beautiful. The Architec EcoSmart Serving Bowls and Spoons bring style, function and recycled material to these pieces. Made from Artitec's patented Polyflax and Polypaper, a material created from recycled translucent polypropylene with flax husk or cellulose content, each bowl and spoon has a unique surface. Offered in a variety of sizes, The EcoSmart Bowls and Spoons retail between $9.99 and $24.99.
Epicurean: Recycled Poly Cutting Board
Epicurean believes that cutting boards can be fun and colorful. These recycled poly cutting boards are environmentally responsible, knife-friendly and dishwasher safe. Made from 100% post-consumer, high-density polyethelene, (like a milk jug), the cutting board can be recycled when its useful life is over. Epicurean cutting boards come is many fun shapes and colors. They retail between $19.99 and $34.99.
Instead of using plastic wrap and throwing it away, the CoverBlubber is a reusable, super stretchy food saver. Available in four color-coded sizes, the CoverBlubber stretches, clings and form fits to cover foods and containers with an airtight seal. Depending on size, the CoverBlubber retails for $3.99-$20.