Metro Home Roundup: From Kitchen to Bath and Beyond


These items could make you excited to get up in the morning and to get home at night:

Some items are classic for good reason, and the Bialetti Moka Color Coffee Maker is one of them. More than 120 million cups of coffee are prepared daily on stovetops around the globe using the Moka Express because it brews quickly and makes a rich, flavorful cup of coffee. It’s simply great. It’s also lightweight, transportable and comes in various sizes and in blue, purple, orange, red or silver. It brews up to 9 ounces fresh espresso. At you’ll also find a French Press and stylish, eco-friendly Bialetti bakeware and cookware. Molto bene!

Fancy a cappuccino? Nescafe Dolce Gusto’s single serve coffee machines let you create your cup of coffee your way, however brilliant that may be, in the cozy confines of your own abode. Dolce Gusto brews 19 hot and cold beverages and can froth your milk in under a minute as you see fit and without any cleanup. Create mochas, chai tea lattes, cappuccino, espresso, Americanos, and many other variations on a good brew. The Genio model is the most popular in the line (which also includes Circolo, Melody, Esperta, and Piccolo); find these magnificent machines and their coffee pods at, and

These adorable crinkled and conical Bicchieri Espresso Cups are perfect for your coffee and come in sets of six in all black, all white, or various colors. Take them to work, too. They can double as sauce when needed (as I discovered) and will enthrall your guests. Find them at

Taylor’s Glass Mini Bath Scale is the perfect example of how small can be magnificent. It can be toted to the gym, easily stored in a drawer or under the bed, it’s ideal for a dorm room and its weight limit is 330lbs. The scale’s 9×5 tempered glass platform is sturdy, and the scale comes in black, white and clear. Find it at for a song.

Any home painting or DIY project for the Holidays should include 3M’s new ScotchBlue Advanced EdgeLock Tape for it to rival a professional job, with sharper and cleaner paint lines. Available in Delicate Surface and Multiple Surface, these two types of tapes will surely save the day more than once for baseboards, trim, metal, walls, cabinets, wood floors and glass surfaces.

BooginHead Pack’Ems Reuseable Snack Bags are a delightfully eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to dull sandwich bags — and perfect for toting homemade creations and for storing food (or whatever you like). Save money while you enjoy these beautifully constructed and useful bags with Velcro zips and expandable bottoms. Find them at and at

If home is where your heart is, then enjoy it all the more with these helpful products.

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