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The best ... cold-weather hardware

Heated Stair Treads, Water Trapper doormat, Rolling Flip Shovel, Towel Spa warmer, Wovel

Heated Stair Treads
These thin treads from Calorique Ltd. screw into place over existing stairs and can be temperature-controlled to “melt snow and ice” without salt or chemicals. Price: $283 for a tread 9 inches deep by 2 feet wide Contact: Morelectric.com
Source: The New York Times

Water Trapper doormat
This polypropylene wonder comes in gray, brown, and red and “can absorb over a gallon of water without letting moisture seep through to the floor.” Price: $35 Contact: Gardenerssupply.com
Source: The New York Times

Rolling Flip Shovel
Designed to relieve strain on your back and shoulders, this mini-plow includes an “adjustable handle, plastic wheels, and a flip blade that allows the snow to be moved in any direction.” Price: $35 Contact: Vandykes.com
Source: The New York Times

Towel Spa warmer
This portable, bucket-size device may be designed to keep towels and sheets toasty, but “it warms mittens and hats, socks and slippers” just
as well. Price: $80 Contact: Brookstone.com
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

Wovel
This odd contraption resembles “some sort of antique iron snow shovel attached to a wheel” but lets you clear walks and driveways with less strain.
Price: $120 Contact: Wovel.com
Source: Connecticut Post

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