Amana Refrigerator
No more missed messages. The Amana Jot refrigerator features a dry erase finish, allowing homeowners to write notes directly onto the front panels; the dry erase ink erases easily. Other features of the unit include SpillSaver glass shelves; humidity controlled crisper drawer; and full-width, fixed door shelves. Rounded edges and corners, hidden hinges, and an integrated door handle contribute to a contemporary, seamless look, the company says. 800-843-0304. www.amana.com. -Katy Tomasulo


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Sterling Bathroom Suite
Kohler's Sterling brand also offered a new collection of products with stylish design. The Stinson bathroom collection includes a two-piece toilet and two complementing styles of lavatories. Though it has a classic design with a traditional oval shape, the Stinson gravity-fed toilet has some modern elements that provide a sleek silhouette, such as a thin lid and the flair on the base of the bowl, according to the maker. The toilet includes the Pro Force flushing system, which provides a 1.6-gallon flush that performs consistently, the manufacturer adds. The toilet also has an elongated bowl with a large water surface, 9 inches by 8 inches, to maximize cleanliness and minimize odor, the company says. 800-783-7546. www.sterlingplumbing.com. -Jeffrey Lee


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WeatherBest Cellular PVC Decking
Fiber Composites' WeatherBest brand is the latest to release a cellular PVC decking line. Constructed by wrapping a protective ASA/PVC layer over a core of foamed PVC, the "high performance" decking, or HPD, is resistant to scratching and staining while providing a realistic wood look, the maker says. A multi-chromatic manufacturing technology creates random, distinctive graining patterns, meaning no two pieces are alike, the company adds. HPD is available in two colors, tigerwood and redwood, and it comes in lengths of 12, 16, and 20 feet. 800-343-3651. www.weatherbest.com. -Jeffrey Lee


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MW Windows Mira Aluminum-Clad Wood Windows and Patio Doors
MW announced a new line of premium aluminum-clad wood windows and patio doors. The Mira line provides the look of wood with the durability of extruded aluminum, according to the manufacturer. Available in a range of standard and custom shapes and sizes, the windows and doors will fit any configuration or application, the maker adds. The windows are vacuum-treated to resist damage from water, insects, and fungus, and they are Energy Star-qualified in all zones. 800-999-8400. www.mwwindows.com/mira. -Jeffrey Lee


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Pella Wood Entry Doors
The company's new collection of wood entry doors includes FSC-certified Rustic Walnut. The doors also are available in mahogany, American white oak, and cherry. Design options include beveled insulated glass, metal caming, forged iron accents, and decorative hardware. 888-847-3552. www.pella.com. -Victoria Markovitz


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Siemens Ventilation
The avant-garde Ventilation collection includes a downdraft model that works well on islands, the maker says. This surface-mount unit disappears into the island for a streamlined look. It features a snorkel travel of 14 inches to remove smoke and grease and 600 cfm of ventilation. 800-944-2924. www.siemens-home.com. -Victoria Markovitz


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GE Refrigerators
Armoire-style Profile refrigerators are available with exterior water dispensers that let consumers choose how much water they want, from 1 ounce to 10 cups, and then dispenses water automatically and accurately. Refrigerators with the dispenser include LCD controls and LED lighting. They come with two freezer drawers and a stainless steel finish, and in 21- or 25-cubic-foot counter-depth capacities. 800-626-2005. www.ge.com. -Victoria Markovitz


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Skil Lithium-Ion Cutter
It may be small, but Skil's handy 3.6-volt lithium-ion power cutter can take on a range of materials up to 1/4 inch thick-including carpeting, carpet padding, vinyl flooring, roofing paper, and window screens-with a professional punch. The tool, which weighs less than a pound, features an AutoSharp blade system that continually sharpens the blade, a blade guard, and an ergonomic soft-grip handle. The battery holds a charge for up to 18 months. 877-754-5999. www.skil.com. -Katy Tomasulo


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Whirlpool Refrigerator
Whirlpool's centralpark connection refrigerator, which features a plug-and-play port for docking of consumer electronics, such as a currently available digital photo frame, will soon be compatible with a Clio Vu Web tablet, a Brandmotion iPod docking station/speaker system, and a Quartet Qnote digital notepad message center. The connection system allows homeowners to interchange electronic devices and to remove and introduce devices as desired and available to suit their organization and entertainment needs. The compatible electronic devices are sold separately. 800-253-3977. www.whirlpool.com. -Katy Tomasulo


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Kohler Toilet
Kohler was, as usual, a splashy presence on the show floor. But behind all the flashing lights were a bevy of new, green, and design-oriented products. The new Persuade toilet, for example, will appeal both to green builders and designers. The gravity-fed, dual-flush toilet is EPA WaterSense labeled and uses either 1.6 gpf or 0.8 gpf for liquid waste. The toilet's versatile, two-piece design includes a skirted rim for improved sanitation and a concealed trapway for easier cleaning. 800-456-4537. www.kohler.com. -Jeffrey Lee