AS NOTED ON page 35, a shop vacuum is one
of the essential tools every home is recommended to have. The reason is simple: Using
tools leads to fixing things, but also, often, to
making messes. And using a regular house
vacuum may not work out well for that appliance. A shop vacuum is the perfect solution.
Shop-Vac has been a worldwide leader in
wet/dry, heavy-duty vacuums for home and
industrial use. Costco has worked with them to
produce a model that will serve our members
extremely well and at our usual top value.
This model, the Shop-Vac 8-Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vacuum is made of 26-gauge
stainless steel with oversize 7-inch-diameter
rear wheels and a 4.0 PHP motor. The larger
wheels and the carriage-style handle make this
unit easy to maneuver. It has a 6-foot cord, and
the suction can be reversed to allow use as a
blower. Included in the package are a 7-foot by
1.25-inch hose, three 1.25-inch wands, a 10-inch
wet/dry nozzle, crevice tool, gulper nozzle, cartridge filter and filter bag—everything you need
to get any cleanup job done.
This rugged little guy can be used to clean
up garages, workshops, cars, basements and
attics—in short, anywhere you wouldn’t use a
regular vacuum. As for that Costco value I
talked about earlier? Similar units sell for almost
$100 at other retailers, but at Costco, it’s just
$59.99. Item #862746. Available in warehouse;
will be on Costco.com in mid-February. C
I AM EXCITED about the new Hansgrohe
Cento kitchen faucet. This German-manufactured faucet caters to food aficionados who want the best design and
performance in their kitchen.
The faucet’s arching spout is perfect for
cleaning large cookware, preparing foods
and cleaning the area around a sink, and it
swivels 150 degrees, allowing you to move it
out of the way as needed. The pull-out hand
spray and durable spray hose expand your
working area considerably. Two separate spray modes—full
and a condensed needle spray—make the simple tasks of get-
ting a glass of water, washing foods and rinsing dishes easy.
The Cento’s durable, scratch-resistant finish complements
today’s stainless steel appliances and accessories perfectly.
The included base plate allows for installation in one-hole or
three-hole sink configurations. The Cento represents a 40 percent savings over faucets of comparable quality sold by competitors, and this model is available only to Costco members.
Item #947865. Warehouse and on Costco.com. C
PICKS Some of our new hardware items