Knives with ceramic blades have pluses and minuses when compared to standard stainless steel knives. Ceramic blades are nonreactive, stronger and stay sharper far longer, but are brittle and require the use of specialized sharpening instruments.
SodaStream has emerged as a popular gift-giving idea around the world this holiday season. The device adds carbonation to a broad variety of beverage choices at the push of a button and comes with reusable plastic bottles.
City officials in Merriam, Kansas have given their unanimous approval to a plan by international retailing giant Ikea to build a store in the Kansas City suburb. Construction on the 350,000-square-foot outlet is slated to begin during the summer 2013.
Lisa Gersh has submitted her resignation and plans to step down as CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. after less than six months on the job, the company said Wednesday. The company, which has had five CEOs since 1999, has already begun the search for Gersh’s replacement.
Retailers are offering up a variety of kitchen accessories to help home cooks prepare appealing nutritious dishes. The T-Fal Balanced Living Yogurt Maker helps create healthier yogurt than is available in stores, for example, and the WearEver’s Pure Living 5-Piece Cookware Set features ceramic coating.