We won't try to explain why these things are so useful. We'll just point out that they're the biggest and strongest Ziploc bags ever, that they have built-in handles, and that Ziploc Big Bags ($TBA) come in two super large sizes — 2ft x 1.7ft and 2ft x 2.7ft. [via Book of Joe]
In hopes of saving our wallets from our addiction to Evian and Voss, we’ve been looking for a good water filtration/purification system for a while now. By all accounts, this Kenmore Water Purifier ($140) fits the bill. It uses distillation to remove 99% of total dissolved solids, including yucky stuff like lead, arsenic, Chromium VI, MTBE, VOCs, nitrates, sodium, Cryptosporidium, bacteria and viruses.
As winter approaches, some of the best things from summer go away, such as ladies in skirts and lemonade stands. Now you can hold on to at least one of them — real barbecue. Designed for slow-cooking, the Crock-Pot indoor Barbecue Pit ($120) lets you cook authentic BBQ indoors anytime of the year. With features like a domed lid, a dishwasher-safe stoneware pan, and a cooking rack that can hold up to three racks of ribs, you can keep tailgating in your kitchen all year-round. [Thanks, Ted]