Give your steak knives a presentation worthy of your cooking with the Tilt Knife Block ($60). Handmade from solid walnut with a Canadian Maple inlay for a splash of contrast, the block holds up to six knives at an angle, and features a natural beeswax and orange oil finish for added color. Looks best in clean, modern kitchens, but isn't so extreme that it can't fit in to more traditional settings.
Keep your drinking water free of bacteria, viruses, and other nasties with the Restore Clean Water System ($70). This Brita-killer combines traditional filtration that reduces heavy metals, chlorine, and pollutants, with Ultraviolet Clean Technology that 99.9999% of bacteria, viruses, and microbial cysts, leaving you with nothing but pure, clean, and safe water without the carbon guilt that comes with drinking bottled water. They sent us one to try, and it works great. Not sure how it will handle these guys.
No, not thatSmoking Gun. The Smoking Gun ($100) is an easy way to add smokey flavors without the need for excess heat or an actual smoker. Once you've lit the applewood, hickory, or other wood chips, all the heat is contained in the main anodized aluminum smoking chamber, resulting in cool, flavor-filled smoke that's as useful for meats as it is for fruits and veggies. And going by that picture on the right, it looks like this gun can be used for more than wood chips.