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Editor's Picks-April 2013


Here are our editor's product picks for April 2013: Wolf Gas Range The iconic Wolf range has gotten a makeover. The new line of gas ranges debuting in March offers an updated design with rounded control knobs and feet that can be raised or lowered and new features such as dual-stacked burners, sealed burner pans and continuous porcelain-coated cast-iron grates. $4,905 for 30-inch model (shown); Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom Atlanta.

SMART Power Roller System by Wagner

The new SMART Power Roller System by Wagner aims to make painting your walls faster and easier. The system hooks up directly to a one- or five-gallon paint can and continually feeds paint through a 16-foot hose into a nine-inch roller. A three-inch Smart Edge Roller is included, eliminating the need for tape. $99.98; The Home Depot.

  DewStop Exhaust-Fan Switch

Help prevent mold and mildew with the new DewStop exhaust-fan switch, which monitors humidity and dew point levels in a room and automatically turns the fan on and off to adjust for condensation. DewStop can be used with an existing fan and includes a sensor, manual on/off buttons and a 30-minute built-in timer. $49; DewStop.   

Sterling 8-Inch Commercial At Sign You don’t have to be on Twitter to appreciate the charm of this new rustic home accent. Measuring 8 inches high and 7.5 inches wide, it’s the perfect size for hanging on a wall or displaying on a bookcase. $40; Hayneedle. OREGON PowerNow ST250 Trimmer/Edger  No refueling is required with OREGON’s new cordless, battery-powered ST250 trimmer/edger and HT250 hedge trimmer. Both the trimmer/edger and hedge trimmer are powered by a 40-volt lithium ion battery, which delivers constant, no-fade power, can be used and recharged at any battery level and can hold a charge for months with only a minor loss in energy. $399 for trimmer/edger and Endurance battery pack; Mowers at Jacks. ECO by Cosentino New Colors ECO by Cosentino has introduced four new countertop colors based on votes by its Facebook fans, including Creamstone, Forest Snow (shown), Grey Moss and Red Pine. All of the brand’s countertops are made with 75% post-consumer and post-industrial recycled raw materials such as glass bottles, 25% natural stone and an eco-friendly resin containing corn oil. $54-$88 per sq. ft.; Oldcastle Surfaces, Inc. Check out more of our editor's product picks.

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