Nugget ice. It's an essential element of dairy bars, Mom and Pop restaurants, and many other nostalgic spots. Now you can enjoy all its crunchable goodness at home with the Opal Nugget Ice Maker. It has easy-to-use touch controls, holds up to three pounds of ice, makes up to 24 lbs of ice per day, lets you see how much is left with a see-through bin, and has a stainless steel body that won't look out of place on your counter. But most importantly, it makes terrific ice, the kind that chills quickly, soaks up the flavor of whatever its in, and offers a soft texture that's ideal for chewing.
There's something to be said for turning the foam on top of an espresso drink into a work of art by hand — but not everyone has the time or the talent. For the rest of us, there's the Ripple Maker Latte Art Machine. Designed for commercial use, this smart appliance uses pods of coffee extract — a high-quality mix of Arabica and Robusta beans — to place tiny drops right on the foam, creating intricately detailed designs in just seconds. The machine automatically recognizes and adjusts to the height and width of your cup, has a large LCD touchscreen for picking your design, and can even be configured so that customers (or friends) can pick their own personalized ripples for themselves.