Rootcups help to start roots in water for plant clippings, seeds such as avocado, and bulbs. Cutting roots are protected from light, which aids growth. Leaves are held above the water to prevent rotting and the lid captures evaporation so cuttings need little attention. The raw material is common beach sand, which after processing results in a durable, non-toxic flexible elastomer. Rootcups are available in two sizes and in three colors: gray, green, and clay. (Small: $4.99; Large: $13.99)
These drop cloths are made with heavy-duty canvas that is backed by a patented covering of rubberized PVC dots. These dots create a strong grip between the cloth and the floor, so the cloth doesn’t budge an inch even when ladders or tools are being moved around on top of it. They also create a cushion to help protect surfaces from any damage that might occur if tools are accidentally dropped.
The rows of dots also create a guide for folding drop cloths into perfectly straight lines, so bunching and uneven coverage are not a concern when working on stairs or in other tight spaces. Professional painters, plumbers, and tradespeople in many other areas of expertise demand CoverGrip cloths, but they are also great to have on hand for your own projects around the house. The best news is that these drop cloths can be safely machine washed and dried!
We carry CoverGrip drop cloths in four sizes to fit any of your needs, ranging from 3.5′ x 4′ to 8′ x 10′. (Skus 139100–103, $14.99–$49.99)
A colorful, twistable lace for untangling knotty problems with cords and cables, Unlace wraps come in two sizes: the 5-inch lace is perfect for smaller cords like earbuds; the 10-inch lace can handle burly computer and cable wires. You’ll find a million and one purposes for these multifunction twists—they make perfect wine glass charms with a quick coil around the stem, for example. Each package contains four unlaces in assorted colors. (5-inch Sku 341007,9, $8.99; 10-inch: Sku 341011-12, $9.99)
Taking DIY soda making to a whole new level, the Cuisinart Compact Sparkling Beverage Maker is a portable device that allows you to carbonate your own beverages on the go! A single use, recyclable CO2 charger is popped on top of the included bottle. A twist of the cap takes tap water from still to sparkling! Lots of folks enjoy using soda makers at home, but their countertop unit is hardly practical to take along when you leave the house. Keep this compact system in you backpack, purse, or desk to make staying hydrated throughout the day a little more bubbly! The initial kit include the carbonator head and chamber, five CO2 chargers, a beverage bottle, and a variety of flavors-our favorites include Cole-Lemon and Lychee. (Sku 606110, $49.99) Addition CO2 chargers are sold in a pack of 24. (Sku 606111, $19.99)
New Cuisinart Fresh Edge containers keep your food fresher than ever. Buying dry foods from bulk bins and storing in reusable containers at home reduces landfill that results from food packaging. These new containers feature lids with a vacuum pump that removes excess air from inside the container. Air is sealed out until you are ready to eat what’s inside, by twisting a button that unseals the lid with a satisfying hiss. These BPA-free containers are stackable too, saving room in your cabinet, pantry, or refrigerator. They’re also attractive enough to have out on your counter for pretty pastas or frequently used foods you want to have in reach. (Skus 63710-7, $12.99-$22.99)
Rumba with the Roomba!
Vacuum your carpets without lifting a finger! The Roomba is a new vacuum cleaning robot that cleans hardwood, carpets, tile, and linoleum. See them at your local Cole Hardware location! (Sku 1503879, $349.99)
Make the holidays a bit more earth friendly! BioBag, known for its popular kitchen and garden compost bags, introduces cling wrap, resealable sandwich bags, and resealable food storage bags.
These first-of-a-kind food storage items are made from resin that is derived from plant starches, vegetable oils, and compostable polymers. (Skus 655200–2, $5.99–$6.49)
Carhartt work clothing and boots are synonymous with high quality and are the preferred brand for many professions that demand and require durable clothing. Hamilton Carhartt founded his namesake company with one goal in mind: Set a standard of excellence to which all others would aspire. Along with an extensive line of Carhartt clothing, these work boots in men’s sizes 8-13 can also now be found at Cole Fox. When things get a bit sloppy or slippery, you’ll appreciate the oil- and chemical-slip resistant properties of these boots.
Men’s 6-inch Work Boot
- -6-inch Brown oil tanned leather
- -Direct attached welt construction with dual density PU outsole
- -OrthoLite® insoles, padded collars, and comfort tongue
- -Molded TPU Heel Stabilizer
- -Waterproof membrane
- -Oil, chemical and slip resistant.
Romeo Waterproof Boot
A stretchable, twin gore opening at the ankle makes this 4-inch work boot easy to pull on. Made of high-quality, oil-tanned leather with waterproof foot construction, it includes a Goodyear welt with blown rubber outsole. (Sku 928515, $119.99)
- OrthoLite® insole for comfort.
- Oil-tanned leather
- Waterproof foot construction
- Oil-, chemical- and slip-resistant sole
A great all-around boot that’s ready for any challenge, these boots are lightweight and comfortable and feature a high-abrasion blown rubber, slip-resistant insert. (Sku 928701, $149.99)
- Tan brown, oil-tanned leather.
- Dual-density, Goodyear welt-construction outsole for gripping power
- Waterproof membrane keeps you dry
- Oil- and chemical-slip resistant
Work-Flex® Work Boot
This work boot is rough and ready for a bruising day of labor. It features cement construction with a Carhartt rubber outsole. An EVA midsole with PU strobel pad and an OrthoLite® insole provide 5 layers of cushion and flexibility. It nicely accommodates you every time you bend, crouch, reach, lift, or haul. (Sku 928710, $129.99)
- Brown, oil-tanned leather
- Cement construction
- Five layers of cushion and flexibility
- Oil- and chemical-slip resistant
Invisiplug is the first power strip that blends in to the look your hardwood flooring. Available in three hardwood finishes: light natural, medium cherry, and dark oak, Invisiplug is constructed from plastic mold injected with wood grain printing and a matching 3-foot color cord. Give your floors a clean, uncluttered look with Invisiplug. Six outlets and surge protected, Invisiplug will work in any room of the house. (Skus 327002, 9, 10, $16.99)
BioLighter is an eco-friendly, odor-free method for igniting charcoal for grilling. Renewable, sustainable, and petroleum free, BioLighter works 300% faster than traditional charcoal lighter fluids, which are toxic, smelly, and a health hazard to the environment. A food based, non-carcinogenic oil that imparts no petroleum tastes onto food, as do the more toxic alternatives on the market, BioLighter is also locally produced by an environmentally-conscious company.
Entrepreneurs Brian Deninger and Jolie Ginsburg acquired the San Francisco-based tour bus company Incredible Adventures in 1999. All of the buses the company operates run on biofuels and have offset 65,000 barrels of oil since their conversion from traditional fuel. In 2010 Dogpatch Biofuels, a provider of biodiesel, was acquired. Biodiesel is a fuel alternative produced from recycled waste vegetable oil, canola, soybean oil, algae, and animal fat. BioLighter is the company’s latest venture.
For a tastier, healthier meal cooked on the barbecue, give BioLighter a try. (Sku 870000, $4.99)
Crafted using top-quality soapstone, Glacier Rocks are a great way to cool your favorite drinks! Unlike ice cubes, they gently cool your drinks without diluting them. Made from “soft” stone, these rocks won’t scratch glassware. They are also inert, so they will not affect the flavor of any drink. Set of 6 and storage pouch is included. (Sku 646026, $14.99)
Perfect for a Father’s Day gift!