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Grillin' like a BrazilianIn Brazil, barbecue is serious (Credit: Dave Sanders)

Grillin' like a Brazilian

In Brazil, barbecue is serious business. This February, Grillex brings the art of Brazilian barbecue to American stovetops with this portable cooktop unit ($69.99). Designed for use on gas burners (a version for electric cooktops is expected to be released in March), the stainless-steel cooking device suspends skewers around a diffuser, allowing your gas burner to grill without smoke or mess. The unit comes with five skewers, a grill basket and a double skewer; additional skewers and recipes will be available at Grillex.com. Grillex also can be used on outdoor grills and camping stoves. Available for pre-order from Amazon.com, starting Feb. 1. Check the Grillex site for more information.

New products from the Int'l Home and Housewares Show

If the International Housewares Association's preview in Manhattan is any indication, 2010 will be filled with thrifty, nifty ideas for consumers. Products that make economical use of space and help keep homes green were standouts. Here are some items you'll be seeing on shelves this year. -- Lara Ewen

Grillin' like a BrazilianIn Brazil, barbecue is serious
(Credit: Dave Sanders)

Grillin' like a Brazilian

In Brazil, barbecue is serious business. This February, Grillex brings the art of Brazilian barbecue to American stovetops with this portable cooktop unit ($69.99). Designed for use on gas burners (a version for electric cooktops is expected to be released in March), the stainless-steel cooking device suspends skewers around a diffuser, allowing your gas burner to grill without smoke or mess. The unit comes with five skewers, a grill basket and a double skewer; additional skewers and recipes will be available at Grillex.com. Grillex also can be used on outdoor grills and camping stoves. Available for pre-order from Amazon.com, starting Feb. 1. Check the Grillex site for more information.

Rack 'em upSpice up your kitchen with innovative
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Rack 'em up

Spice up your kitchen with innovative spice storage systems from SpiceStack. Currently available in two sizes, these racks hold your spices (not included) in slide-out trays, and the whole unit fits into most standard kitchen cabinets. The Original SpiceStack ($24.95) holds 18 full-size bottles or 36 half-size bottles and is 8 inches wide. The Super SpiceStack ($34.95) holds 27 full-size or 54 half-size bottles and is 11 inches wide. Both units are 81/2 inches high and 103/4 inches deep, and include 48 blank and 48 preprinted drawer labels. A new model, the Exact SpiceStack ($59.95), pictured, available in March, comes with a 10-piece measuring set, holds the same number of spices as the Original Spice Stack and measures the same as the Super Spice Stack. Available at SpiceStack.com.

Ink blotKeeping sensitive information from prying eyes is
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Ink blot

Keeping sensitive information from prying eyes is a big concern these days. With the ID Blocker self-inking stamp ($19.99), that task just got a lot easier. Instead of feeding each piece of paper through an electric shredder, simply stamp out your personal information and toss your documents right into the recycling bin. For added security, the ID Blocker claims to make it impossible to piece shredded documents back together. The stamp can be used on any paper product and is available online at IDBlockerStamp.com>/a>.

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Tumble for yaYou tote your hot drinks around
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Tumble for ya

You tote your hot drinks around in a Thermos, but when it comes to cold beverages, you still buy them in plastic cups, then throw the cups away. That problem of unnecessary waste is solved with Aladdin's 16-ounce To-Go Tumbler ($9.99). The BPA-free cup comes with a reusable straw, and its double-walled construction means no sweat - dry hands! It's dishwasher-safe and is available starting this summer at retailers nation- wide and at Aladdin-PMI.com.

Doggie BagsExtra-large pet food bags are economical to
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Doggie Bags

Extra-large pet food bags are economical to buy but impractical to store. Buddeez solves that problem with its new rollaway Bag-In Pet Food Dispenser ($39.99). The 20-gallon container holds a standard 60-pound bag of pet food and rolls easily for access, but parks when you're ready to dispense. The BPA-free container comes with its own scoop that attaches to the underside of the lid for easy storage and convenience. Available at Petco and PetSmart.

Gone to potThat small fourth burner on your
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Gone to potThat small fourth burner on your stovetop has finally found its mate in the 4th Burner Multi-Pot from Kuhn Rikon Switzerland ($35). The 3 1/2-quart unit features a removable stainless-steel basket that makes it ideal for cooking hot dogs, mussels, clams and vegetables such as corn or asparagus. Take the barrel out, and the pot is the perfect size for heating soup or milk. The glass lid features a silicone-coated handle and large and small holes for draining hot liquids, and the pot's encapsulated aluminum bottom allows for even heat distribution. Available at factorydirect2you.com

POURfect Products chief executive Randy Kaas demonstrates the
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POURfect Products chief executive Randy Kaas demonstrates the Whisk-A-Bowl for Food Network magazine writer Jennifer Beck at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

Victoria Hill, left, and Katie Yanchuk of the
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Victoria Hill, left, and Katie Yanchuk of the HAAN Corp. prepare the DUO floor sanitizer for a demonstration at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

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The 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at
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The 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featured new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

Mark Adkison of Edgeware demonstrates the mandoline slicer
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Mark Adkison of Edgeware demonstrates the mandoline slicer at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

The 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at
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The 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featured new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

The Humio humidifier from Tribest is displayed at
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The Humio humidifier from Tribest is displayed at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

Laurastar rep Serge Voitchovsky promotes the MAGIC i-S6
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Laurastar rep Serge Voitchovsky promotes the MAGIC i-S6 iron at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

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PMI's reusable To Go Tumbler is exhibited at
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PMI's reusable To Go Tumbler is exhibited at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

Kuhn Rikon's 4th burner pot with a steaming
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Kuhn Rikon's 4th burner pot with a steaming basket is promoted at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

SlipGrip Baking Liners from Culinary Technologies are exhibited
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SlipGrip Baking Liners from Culinary Technologies are exhibited at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

The Genesis, a home soda maker from Soda
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The Genesis, a home soda maker from Soda Club, is exhibited at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

Guardian's Touchless Soap and Liquid Dispenser is promoted
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Guardian's Touchless Soap and Liquid Dispenser is promoted at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

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WellnessMats, padded floor mats for areas that require
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WellnessMats, padded floor mats for areas that require lots of standing, are promoted at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in Midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

JANUARY 7, 2010 - NEW YORK, NY -
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JANUARY 7, 2010 - NEW YORK, NY - Chantal's Make and Take Bakeware line offering erasable ceramics is promoted at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in Midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Photo: Dave Sanders)

Coconut Fiber Bath Products from Casabella are promoted
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Coconut Fiber Bath Products from Casabella are promoted at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

The mandoline slicer from Edgeware is on display
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The mandoline slicer from Edgeware is on display at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

Candle Warmers Etc. promotes fragrance warmers that melt
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Candle Warmers Etc. promotes fragrance warmers that melt scented candles with heat instead of flame at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

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Candle Warmers Etc. promotes fragrance warmers that melt
(Credit: Dave Sanders)

Candle Warmers Etc. promotes fragrance warmers that melt scented candles with heat instead of flame at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

An Edgeware sales rep demonstrates the ceramic edge
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An Edgeware sales rep demonstrates the ceramic edge gourmet electric knife and scissors sharpener at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

Cool mist humidifier's from Crane are displayed at
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Cool mist humidifier's from Crane are displayed at the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan featuring new products, some not yet available, from leading manufacturers. (Jan. 7, 2010)

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