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Housewares, Sliced and Diced


The Minimalist

Miele, $2,099
Do-it-all built-in espresso machine also dispenses hot water; makes coffee, latte, or cappuccino; and can be programmed with your brew’s recipe. (At Elgot, 937 Lexington Ave., nr. 68th St.; 212-879-1200.)

American Standard, $475
With a foot of clearance, this elongated faucet handles large pots and piles of dishes with ease. (At Grand Central, 19 Bond St., nr. Lafayette Ave.; 212-777-7984.)

U-Line, $1,379
This elegant under-counter fridge is only 5.7 cubic feet, yet adjustable door shelves can hold a two-liter bottle. (At Drimmer’s Appliance, 1608 Coney Island Ave., nr. Ave. M, Midwood, Brooklyn; 718-338-3500.)

Rowenta, $135
Designed by Jasper Morrison, this narrow toaster’s wide single slot holds two slices, and photo-sensors control browning. When bread is ready, it’s slowly, quietly raised up. (At the MoMA Design Store, 44 W. 53rd St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-767-1050.)

Wenol, $9
German metal polish rids steel surfaces of stains, oxidation, and rust—all while leaving a protective coat to prevent tarnishing. (At Williams-Sonoma, 121 E. 59th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 917-369-1131.)

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