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Many of the products found in some of our earliest Solutions catalogs are still around to this day—although they have evolved over the years. Take a look at this week’s featured product focus: Pepper Grinder vs. Bistro Salt & Pepper Grinder.

 

The one-handed Pepper Grinder was featured in the first Solutions catalog (March 1986). For fresh ground pepper, just squeeze. For salt, all you had to do was turn upside down and shake. Available then in glossy black, it also featured a grind control option that allowed you to adjust from fine-ground to cracked peppercorns.

Just tilt and it automatically grinds

 

 

A slight variation from its predecessor, the modern Bistro Salt & Pepper Grinder uses 6 AAA batteries. A slight angle revs its motor so you can grind with one hand. Tip one way for salt, the other way for pepper. See-through chambers make it easy to see when it’s time to refill. It is also fully adjustable from course to fine grind, and comes with an innovative silicone nonslip grip.

Many of the products found in some of our earliest Solutions catalogs are still around to this day—although they have evolved over the years. Take a look at this week’s featured product focus: Three-way Cordless Light vs. Superbrite Touch Light.

The Three-way Cordless was featured in the first Solutions catalog (March 1986). It operated on four D batteries, and you could either mount it on the wall using screws, or carry it around by the handle.

 

Its successor, the Superbrite Touch Light, is not only streamlined in design, but brighter and much easier to install. Just peel and stick! It’s perfect for cars, boats, closets, lighting up dark corners, etc. It is powered by three AAA batteries and uses energy-efficient LEDs that never need replacing. Many of the lighting products featured in today’s catalogs use LEDs, which are slowly dominating the lighting market due to consumers’ growing concerns of the environment.

 

Many of the products found in some of our earliest Solutions catalogs are still around to this day—although they have evolved over the years. Take a look at this week’s featured product focus: The Panama hat vs. Ribbon Braid Hat.

The Panama hat (named after the country where Americans first saw them), can be found in the first Solutions catalog (March 1986). It was so flexible, you could easily fold it away for packing. It protected your face and neck from the sun, and came in one color: Natural.

 

 

Nowadays, the Panama hat has been replaced with the more contemporary Ribbon Braid Hat.  To address the rising concerns of skin cancer over the past decades, this hat offers 50+ sun protection and comes with an even bigger brim to help prevent sunburn. Similar to the Panama hat, it’s flexible so you can also tuck it in your tote or carry-on. Along with some other differences including an added ribbon for design, it comes in a variety of modern colors, including raspberry and lemon.