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This month we’re celebrating bright ideas with The Grommet. As an online retailer, The Grommet seeks out innovators who solve daily problems with simple, common-sense products. Live in a tight space? Try their Retractable Telescoping Ladders. Hate waste? Compost your own fertilizer using their odor-free Food Recycler. Learn more about these and other stress-free solutions, all available at The Grommet.

Retractable Telescoping Ladders

These telescoping ladders are light enough to carry with one arm and slight enough to store in a small space. Strong, safe, and durable, The Grommet’s Retractable Telescoping Ladder (by Xtend + Climb) comes in three sizes: 8.5, 10.5, and 12.5 feet. Made from aerospace engineered industrial-grade aluminum alloy, the clever design easily collapses and secures with a safety closure system.

Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer

A smarter way to cook meat. This Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer (by Meater) and app work together to keep an eye on what’s cooking—so you don’t have to. Made of 304 stainless steel and ceramic, keep track of both ambient and internal temperatures using the dual sensor monitor. Customers are thrilled with this thermometer’s easy-to-use features and delicious results.

Smart Fingerprint Padlock

This connected Smart Finger Padlock (by Tapplock) can read fingerprints, respond to a Morse code sequence, or unlock directly, thanks its companion app. And the more you use it, the smarter it gets. This high-tech yet simple-to-use lock is made of zinc alloy. It has an integrated biometric sensor to read the unique electrical signals from your finger – and it can store up to 500 fingerprints! Share Bluetooth access via the handy app, lock up your goods – and breathe a sigh of relief.

Food Waste Recycler

Reduce the volume of kitchen scraps and leftovers (even bones and meat) by 90% in three hours. Odor- and mess-free, the results release micro-nutrients to help fertilize your yard. You will also cut down on garbage and polluting waste. The electric Food Waste Recycler (by Food Cycler) has a plastic body and ceramic waste bucket. Odor is eliminated thanks to carbon filters. Care is easy – just wash with soap and water, and place the removable waste bucket in the dishwasher. Your garden – and our planet – will thank you.

Digital Tape Measure

More accuracy, less effort. The Digital Tape Measure (by eTape 16) is the new standard in precision. Choose a readout—fractions, decimals, metrics. Then store results, convert measurements, and even calculate midpoints. Made of polycarbonate and steel, this tape measure includes a lithium battery (which is long-lasting, thanks to power saving mode). Blade locks keeps the steel blade in place during use, and the dual memory button retains your last two measurements. After converting to digital, you won’t go back to standard tape measures.

5-in-1 Garden Multi-Tool

Tackle essential landscaping jobs with this quick-changing multi-tool. Customers rave about the high-quality materials and effectiveness of the 5-in-1 Garden Multi-Tool (by Yard-X). Five functions are streamlined into one hard-working yard helper. Made of weather- and rust-resistant steel, aluminum, and fiberglass, this sturdy multi-tool converts into a hoe, fork, rake, scraper, and hook. Adjust the head to suit your every angle and need.

Filterless Air Purifier

Cleansing the air in your space is as easy as turning this purifier on. Reduce harmful toxins and indoor ozone levels with The Grommet’s Filterless Air Purifier (by Airfree). A ceramic core sterilizes air and removes irritants and allergens, with no sound and no filters. That’s right: This sleek purifier won’t make noise, nor does it require maintenance.