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    Two Neat Products From A Company Called One Build. 

    The Good Ice: anytime, anywhere

    The device I saw at the show is called Opal. The company says it only does one thing: make chewable, craveable nugget ice. But it does a really good job at that one thing. Opal is an ice maker designed for the enthusiasts: people who drop by their favorite restaurant on the weekend to pick up a bag of that special soft ice or have googled “nugget ice maker for home” only to find that home nugget ice makers start at $2000 - $3000. Opal makes the chewable, crunchable, flavor-saving nugget ice you love. The Opal is an affordable nugget ice maker for your home- only $499. Please allow 5 - 10 business days for shipping.



    Induction Cooking Gets An Important Upgrade!

    Have you ever wondered why ovens cook at precise temperatures like 325°, but cooktops are limited to a scale of numbers or ambiguous settings like low, medium and high? Every home chef, foodie and new cook alike, has experienced the frustration of burning the first pancake, only to undercook the second. FirstBuild’s newest innovation, the Paragon mat, solves this problem by precisely controlling pan temperature. While a lot of the details are still forthcoming – the Indiegogo campaign launches Wednesday, January 4 – it operates on the same basic feedback control technology that we developed for the original Paragon Induction Cooktop. The burner receives a constant feed of information from a sensor that is in direct contact with the pan so your cookware temperature is precisely where you want it to be.

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