Silent Scrubber. Fully loaded, the 800 Plus Dishwasher operates at 39 dBA, making it the quietest dishwasher currently available in North America, according to Bosch. It’s also the most energy-efficient, says the company; it uses barely 2 gallons of water per cycle and consumes 97 percent less energy than federal standards allow. A half-load option further reduces energy and water consumption when washing small loads. Costs range from $1,400 to $2,000. BSH Home Appliances Corp., 800/944-2904, bosch-home.com.

Color-Coded Deck Screws. Simpson says its Dexxter screws ease installation and enhance the appearance of composite decking. Features include a Type-17 point that easily pierces composite substrate, threads that carry away excess material, and a trim head designed to reduce the mushroom effect. Five head colors match a variety of decking choices....

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