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Take it for a spin

Put some fun on your table with French Bull's 100 percent melamine (dishwasher-safe and heat-resistant) Lazy Susan on a nonskid, rubber-rimmed base.

Driven by color and graphic patterns, designer Jackie Shapiro makes a bold lifestyle statement and takes melamine tableware up a notch in the process. Go over the top with matching serving spoons.

Pink Paisley Lazy Susan, 15.75-inch diameter, $30; Serving spoons, $10. At Open House, 107 S. 13th St., Philadelphia; or 215-922-1415.

- Marilynn Marter

A sparkling tonic

A sparkling, soothing tonic as popular with rock stars as with moms-to-be, Reed's naturally brewed and aged Jamaican-style ginger "beer" - already the leading soft drink in natural foods markets - is on its way to mainstream stores.

Extra Ginger Brew has refreshing hints of pineapple, lemon and lime (25 percent fruit juice, 26 grams ginger per bottle). Other flavors: Original Ginger, Premium Ginger, Raspberry Ginger, Cherry Ginger and Spiced Apple.

Reed's Ginger Brew, 12-ounce bottles, $4.99 a four-pack. At major supermarkets.

- M.M.

Dual-duty digits

From oven thermometer to timer, it changes mode at the touch of a button. Set it to read food temperature or oven temperature, to count down time or serve as a stopwatch. The probe measures food and oven temperatures to 572 degrees. It beeps in the kitchen and on a remote transmitter when done. (Uses one AAA battery, included.)

Two-in-One Oven/Roasting Digital Thermometer with Timer, $29.95. At Sur La Table, Marlton, or

- M.M.