It seems like such a simple idea: Invent a mop that uses heat, rather than chemicals, to sanitize the floor. But South Korean entrepreneur and mother Romi Haan has developed that concept into a $100 million business in just over a decade. Her company’s line of products—which now also includes vacuums and garment devices—all use steam to neutralize germs and rid surfaces of odor and dirt. Haan’s tools clean faster and more effectively than traditional methods: No wonder 3 out of 4 Korean households own a product by the company.
If you’re planning on entertaining more this year, commit to serving your culinary creations in style. To help you along, we’ve assembled some of our most elegant trays, bowls, platters, and more, all marked by top-flight materials, timeless style — and marked-down prices.
The best serveware is worthy of display even when it isn’t being used. That’s the raison d’etre behind this selection of artful pieces; each is as beautiful as it is functional. Whether you’re a frequent entertainer or just want to elevate everyday meals, these first-rate finds are sure to impress.
Keep things clean, this summer and beyond, with these powerful, portable irons, steamers, and vacuums. Of special note are the steam mops, which are essential for virtually anyone, but doubly so for folks with kids (or pets).