We’re all constantly looking for better ways to do things. Doing things more effectively or finding novel solutions could mean less cleanup work, longer intervals between replacing our possessions, or repurposing something we already have -- all of which could translate into saving time and money.
As part of the kickoff of the 2014 Product Pitch, The Grommet will feature a Grommet Gallery of hacks every week until the playoffs in March. Hacks are creative solutions and products that solve a problem.
This week’s feature contains six classic Grommets. These are the bestsellers and golden Grommets, the ones that have resonated widely within the community.
HACKS FOR REFRESHMENTS
1. Cuppow ($7.95)
On the go and want to take your beloved Mason jar of coffee with you? This lid turns your regular Mason jar into a portable travel mug.
2. Kebo ($24.95)
It’s often a two-handed ordeal when opening beers for a pal. This unique stainless steel bottle opener lets you do it one-handed while you refill the chip bowl.
HACKS FOR FOOD PREP
3. iSi Flex-it ($24.95)
Baking is an art and science. This set of flexible silicone measuring cups in 1, 2, and 4 cup sizes have translucent bodies for clear measuring and can be pinched for easy pouring.
4. Silpoura; $9.95
Skip the colander and dirty sink. This clip-on spout easily attaches to mixing or serving bowls, pots, pans, skillets, and double boilers for mess-free pouring and straining.
HACKS FOR IN AND OUT OF THE HOUSE
5. Gleener ($19.95)
Give your sweaters and cardigans extra life. This fuzz remover eliminates unsightly fuzz, pills, and balls from almost any kind of fabric. No batteries required.
6. PocketMonkey; $12
There’s no need to carry a separate cell phone stand, orange peeler, or hex wrench with you. This ultra thin multi-function tool has 12 handy uses and is only the size of a credit card.
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Caroline hails from a tiny tropical island originally, but calls Boston home. A curious bird, she spent a spring trekking all over Ireland, has been an Air Force Junior ROTC cadet, and worked at Disney World as a merchandising intern. With a love for all things interesting, she found herself at The Grommet, where she gets to eat, sleep, and breathe innovative undiscovered products. Say hello to her on Twitter.