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To me, the most important habit to establish with these things is to actually wear the little buggers. So QA issues aside, the Fuel Band still seems worthy of distinction (Jawbone UP, Fitbit, etc) because it also can be used as a watch.

My Tech Top 10: Gregory Han
12/19/12 01:25 PM

I agree, with slobound. The article is misleading readers into thinking all these items are interchangeable in use with one another, and should be updated into two categories: bins for composting and bins for storing scraps temporarily.

Best Small Space Compost Bins 2012
10/31/12 02:47 PM

The flower pot grill looks great. Is it for sale anywhere?

I don't think it would cook the plants, because you should remove the potted plant part when you use the grill. :P

Tech for Your Summer BBQs
6/19/12 01:04 PM

Good list, except I'd replace the Monster headphones with something a little more luggage-friendly like some in-ear buds by Shure. They can also double as good ol' earplugs.

Unplggd's Top 10 Tech Travel Essentials
8/9/10 01:25 PM

what about washing other small items in there?

Mr. Klein Your Underwear | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
3/20/10 06:49 PM

I have the world's worst toaster oven, but I still prefer them to toasters because they are multi-functional and more efficient than ovens for baking small items.

Toaster or Toaster Oven: Which Do You Prefer? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/16/10 03:06 AM

I've read The Urban Homestead, and found it full of good tips. Each chapter is devoted to a different homesteading area: composting, growing veggies, raising animals, etc.

5 Books On Self-Sufficiency In The Home | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
3/15/10 04:02 PM

mpee, got a link to it?

Outdoor Closed Composting System Recommendation? Good Question | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
3/15/10 01:18 AM

You should be able to hold liquid in these bottles because hopefully your pantry/fridge would not harbor the same activators/catalysts found in a compost pile.

Sugar-Based Plastics That You Can Compost at Home | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
2/24/10 02:25 PM

We use our wine fridge to store cheese and fruits too.

@hande, would that happen if the bottles were still sealed?

Can I Also Store Food in My Wine Refrigerator? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/24/10 12:51 PM

And by "$75" i mean ~$80. Don't you hate it when your memory plays tricks on you?

Help Me Find a Cheap Yet High Quality Cookware Set? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/19/10 04:52 PM

I've heard from a few people who teach cooking classes that the Cuisinart Stainless Steel sets are an excellent value. A quick search found a 7 piece set on Amazon for $75

Also, once I got a killer deal on a le creuset set ($400 for an 8 piece set) off Amazon. I'm planning on lugging the 50 pound set around with me for the rest of my life.

That said, I'd go with Marshalls or TJ Maxx and spend more on a couple key pans, rather than a set.

As for materials, I'd vote for the following:
- Cast Iron, or Enameled Cast Iron is a good long-lasting material
- Stainless Steel

Help Me Find a Cheap Yet High Quality Cookware Set? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/19/10 04:51 PM

I would!

Linea Rouge Thermometer: Replacing Mercury With Wine | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
2/12/10 03:53 PM

Good review Trent! I started using this recently too and agree: it doesn't clean better than other products I've used. But it doesn't have to. And although $ per ounce/load is higher than average, I believe that it's worth it because its environmental cost is lower.

Other thoughts (similar to Trent's):
- I like the small bottle (it's a bit bigger a nalgene bottle)
- I like the simple measuring method (# of pumps is somehow easier than pouring into a cup)
- I like the lack of spills because of the pump
- My laundromat-using friend did note that it would be nice if you could lock the pump.

Product Review: Method Detergent with SmartCleanTest Lab | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
2/8/10 06:23 PM

haha great

Final Frame: Homer's iPhone Couch App | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
2/8/10 04:01 PM

These are a childhood favorite!

How To Make Scallion Pancakes Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/1/10 05:48 PM

I thought there was a question here whether the Frigoverres were 'unlined' glass containers (and BPA-free). Does any one know if they are?

Like other commenters I am also a fan of Glasslock, as they apppear to be water-tight. The Pyrex containers are rock-solid, but they do leak liquids.

Cheap Eco-Friendly: Frigoverre Glass Storage Containers | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/29/10 04:08 PM

Oh wait, I found them: Snapware Glasslock

Cheap Eco-Friendly: Frigoverre Glass Storage Containers | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
1/29/10 12:13 PM

By the way, Costco sells a 8 pack of glass containers for $30. (I was unable to find them on however).

They come with a plastic lid which is not suitable for microwaving, but the lids make the containers water-tight from what I can tell.

I think they are a very affordable alternative to Pyrex.

Cheap Eco-Friendly: Frigoverre Glass Storage Containers | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
1/29/10 12:11 PM

Good question @thaispacci!

Maybe there are glass containers with a plastic internal lining? Why they would do this boggles my mind...

Cheap Eco-Friendly: Frigoverre Glass Storage Containers | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
1/29/10 12:09 PM