id="cnetReview" section="rvwBody"> For $45, the Wi-Fi-equipped Brita Infinity pitcher promises to keep track of how much water is passing through the filter. Once the filter is about spent, it'll go ahead and automatically order a replacement from Amazon that'll arrive at your doorstep just when you need it.<br> <br> <br> <br> $90 at Grayl Best filtered water bottle for tap water<br> <br> Astrea One Filtered Water Bottle<br> <br> Paige Thies/CNET The Astrea One bottle filters out an impressive suite of heavy metals and chemicals, including lead, benzene, mercury, copper, chlorine and more. The website says you shouldn't use this bottle with water that is "microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality," but I used it in natural freshwater and I turned out fine.<br> <br> <br> <br> Tyler Lizenby/CNET For many java drinkers, espresso is coffee's ultimate expression, and finding the best espresso machine in your price range might mean the difference between a great brew and something that's just so-so. Concentrated, complex and intensely flavorful, it's easy to fall hard for espresso. But to create and enjoy good drinks at home, you've got to be prepared to spend big bucks. The best home espresso machines have an advanced brewing process and handy bells and whistles like a double portafilter basket for double shot drinks and a milk frother and steam wand for a cappuccino or latte. These automatic machines don't come cheap, and you can expect to pay at least $600 for something that whips up legit cafe-caliber espresso drinks. But when in doubt, try to remember how much you'll be saving on all the lattes and double shots you get from your coffee shop.<br> <br> <br> <br> You can pull away dust clogging the filter by hand. A better method is to clear the filter by using a handheld vacuum. This way you won't let dust escape into the air or back onto the floor. Don't wash air filters though with water. <br> <br> <br> <br> Brita's filtered water bottles come in plastic and stainless steel. It's BPA-free and relatively sturdy, but I wouldn't take this bottle on a backpacking trip. It would suffice for day hikes, however, if you filled it up with tap water first (use with natural water at your own risk). <br> <br> <br> <br> Brita's smart pitcher is $20 more than an identical Brita pitcher with no smarts to speak of, so the question here is whether or not that Amazon Dash integration is worth the extra 20 bucks. In theory, it's a useful bit of automation -- especially if you already buy replacement filters on the regular. In practice, it isn't all that precise, and more than anything seems designed to get people to buy new filters more often than they would out of habit alone. It certainly isn't something that anyone needs, but it might make a decent gift for a friend who's picky about filtered water.<br> <br> <br> <br> Whenever possible, I brew double shots of espresso for all my test runs. I make sure to record the weight of the grounds I use, plus the weight of espresso for each shot I pull. This data, along with readings from a portable refractometer, allows me to calculate two important percentages: TDS (total dissolved solids) and extraction percentage.<br> <br> <br> <br> $43 at Amazon Gooseneck pour-over kettle<br> <br> Amazon For pour-over coffee methods, you'll want a good gooseneck kettle. Heat up cold water in something like this kettle, and the narrow spout will give you the control you need to distribute hot water over your coffee grounds (or tea), first to help "bloom" the coffee grounds, and then to evenly "pour over" the rest of the water.<br> <br> <br> <br> Start by removing your robot's dustbin from its body. Usually the bin attaches to a receptacle located in the back half of the machine. To remove, depress the release tab and pull the bin backwards (towards you). In most cases you'll have to undock the robot from its charging station to do this. <br> <br> <br> <br> Breville precision brewer<br> <br> Amazon If you're really in the mood to treat yourself, this automatic pour-over coffee maker will do the trick. In the event you adored this post and also you would want to be given guidance concerning Electric Fan - http://Www.Consiglisulpeso.it/entry.php?83522-Home-Improvement-a-DIY-Challenge kindly pay a visit to our own web page. Take all the guesswork out of a perfectly crafted hot cup of delicious coffee -- this machine heats, times and pours the water for you so that you get the pour over flavor complexity without risking a case of barista elbow.<br> <br> <br> <br> $12 at Amazon LifeStraw Go (23 oz.)<br> <br> Our filtered water bottle pick<br> <br> Lifestraw LifeStraw is a go-to for outdoorsy folk, and rightfully so: This reusable bottle uses a two-stage filtration system that can remove nearly 100 percent of bacteria and parasites in natural bodies of water, as well as chemicals such as chlorine and pesticides.<br> <br> <br> <br> Use a cotton swab, magic eraser or damp microfiber cloth to wipe the sensors free of grime. Specific points to target include cliff sensors (on the bottom of the robot), optical sensor lenses and laser turrets (both on a robot's top). <br> <br> <br> <br> Tyler Lizenby/CNET 1. Empty and clean the dustbin often<br> <br> Most robot vacuum makers say you should empty their robots' dustbins after each cleaning session. Both iRobot and Neato suggest this for their Roomba and Botvac models. iRobot even tells you to rinse robot bins with warm water, then to let it air dry.