Things that make you feel super-special
At the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., last week, more than 1,900 exhibitors showed new and innovative products.
Here are some of the new products that attendees found interesting.
TurboChef, a do-it-all single oven, cooks up to 15 times as fast as a conventional oven by mixing high-speed heated air with precise microwave blasts. Unlike a regular microwave, it can brown and sear. It’s 30 inches wide, costs $5,995 and comes in 200 custom colors.
ThermoSpa is a 53-inch-deep hot tub that lets a user soak and work out at the same time. It comes with optional attachments, including a rowing machine and a treadmill. Prices start at $17,000.
DTV II (digital thermostatic valve) is a computerized control panel for a shower. The computer controls water temperature, water flow, music, mood lights, and steam. It cost $10,000 plus installation.
Gen Alert Plus,made by Briggs & Stratton, is a device that connects to an outdoor generator and will call a phone number to let the home owner know that there’s a problem with the system or if it has kicked in because of a power failure. The system also allows a home owner to reset a home thermostat, even if it isn’t directly connected to the generator.