Food OXO's brand new collection is only available at REI (for now)
REI Cuts International Adventures to Focus on U.S. Destinations
The company already offers more than 100 U.S.-based itineraries. The Seattle-based co-op announced it will cancel all international trips after May 21, providing full refunds to travelers who have booked in advance. It also said it would allow international vendors to keep any equipment they had been using to support REI adventures abroad. REI said the decision isn't one driven by the pandemic or concerns over the safety of international travel. It cited a 28% rise in domestic bookings from 2019, calling 2021 one of its "strongest years" for adventure travel sales.
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, which is known for its and , launched an affordable line dedicated to outdoor cooking tools and gadgets in collaboration with , a popular purveyor of camping equipment and travel gear. The collection — — features 10 new products like the , , and .
This Tool Is the Best Way to Wash Your Greens Without Them Getting Soggy
OXO Good Grips best-selling salad spinner has more than 12,000 five-star ratings. OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner comes with three parts: a 6.22-quart bowl, a 4.95-quart colander, and a spinner lid with a pump that locks in place when not in use. To use the salad spinner, place rinsed greens in the colander (which comes in green or white) before resting in the clear bowl. Press down on the button and the basket will start spinning. After several pumps, press the brake button to stop the spinner.
This isn’t OXO’s first foray into— the company carries and already — but it is the first outdoor cooking collection that the brand has ever released. Rather than being just for use in a backyard, the line is “specially curated with REI to meet the needs of car campers and RVers,” explained an OXO spokesperson. It will launch exclusively at REI initially, which is one of OXO’s retail partners. Three of the products in the collection — including a French press, chef’s knife and griddle turner — aren’t available for purchase yet and OXO hasn’t publicly announced when they will be.
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Everything in OXO’s new outdoor line
OXO Outdoor will initially launch with 10 products — as mentioned above, three aren’t available to buy just yet. You can find the rest of the products at REI (both online and in-store) exclusively starting this month and OXO hasn’t revealed what other companies will carry the line in the future. OXO will continue to roll out new products for the line in the next couple of years, according to the press release. Below is everything in the collection — all products that can be shopped now are under $20 and the entire 10-piece collection is under $25.
The brand says this brush is specifically designed for cast iron, carbon steel and non-stick cookware to scrub off without the need for soap. It features an angled bristle to get into grooves and a non-slip handle to make it easier on your hand while cleaning.
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OXO Outdoor Cast Iron & Grill Pan Brush
OXO Outdoor Cast Iron & Grill Pan Brush $9.95 at
Like the brush above, this dishwasher-safe scraper is meant to help clean around when out in the outdoors. But it’s supposed to be used before washing, to get rid of grease from dishes ahead of actually washing them with water. It features a flexible silicone tip and non-slip grip.
OXO Outdoor Pots + Pans Scraper
OXO Outdoor Pots + Pans Scraper $5.95 at
This set includes 12-ounce and 16-ounce bottles with interchangeable lids for condiments like mustard and mayo, along with oils and marinades. The dishwasher-safe and leak-resistant lids come with an attached cap that the brand says is designed for one-handed opening and closing. The bottles also have measurement markings along their sides.
OXO Outdoor Campsite Squeeze Bottle Set
OXO Outdoor Campsite Squeeze Bottle Set $9.95 at
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Snap up some of our favorite gear at a serious discount during REI’s annual Memorial Day Sale, which runs May 21–31, 2021.Each year in late May, REI marks down outdoor gear during its annual Anniversary Sale. You can find discounts up to 50 percent off outdoor gear from its in-house Co-op brand as well as other popular brands, including Patagonia, Smartwool, Merrell, BioLite, and more. Because of its timing, the Anniversary Sale is also often referred to as the REI Memorial Day Sale.
The line’s silicone utensil set is supposed to resist high heat (the brand doesn’t mention a specific temperature, however). The silicone used is both BPA-free and food-safe. The dishwasher-safe set features non-slip handles as well and flexible edges to scrape off any leftovers.
OXO Outdoor 2-Piece Flexible Silicone Utensil Set
OXO Outdoor 2-Piece Flexible Silicone Utensil Set $16.95 at
This set includes a turner with an edge to scrape grills, grates and griddles and tongs with angled heads to help transfer larger foods to and from the grill. Both are dishwasher-safe. The two come with built-in bottle openers and non-slip silicone points on their handles.
OXO Outdoor Grill Turner and Tongs Set
OXO Outdoor Grill Turner and Tongs Set $19.95 at
The line’s two-sided cutting board is designed to be durable and odor-resistant. It features non-slip feet to keep it steady while on uneven surfaces and a built-in drip catcher with what the brand describes as easy pour corners.
OXO Outdoor Steady Surface Cutting Board
OXO Outdoor Steady Surface Cutting Board $11.95 at
OXO’s can opener features a stainless steel cutting wheel with a built-in bottle opener. It has purposely large handles with a non-slip grip that also work even when wet and a turning knob that’s meant to be oversized .
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Some of our favorite cycling gear is on sale now through the long weekend. BackcountryThe outdoor retailer is offering 50 percent off much of the gear it sells, as well as 20 percent off one full-priced item. Best BuyBeyond just smart TVs and major appliances, Best Buy also has deals on the tech to enhance your outdoor rides and indoor training sessions, like fitness trackers and wireless headphones.CasperCasper is hosting a site-wide sale through May 31, so you can get 10 percent off any of the brand’s mattresses. We’ve tested and recommend the popular Original and new Wave Hybrid.
OXO Outdoor Can + Bottle Opener
OXO Outdoor Can + Bottle Opener $14.95 at
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30 best outdoor gifts for Father’s Day 2021 .
This year, give them the motivation to explore the outdoors with camping gifts, fishing supplies, backyard cooking products and more.Regardless of the extent of your father figure’s comfort with the outdoors, they may have toyed with the idea of throwing on a pair of hiking shoes or experimenting with a new nature-centric hobby — especially during warmer months. This year, you can give them an extra push with a gift that’ll incentivize them to take on lakes, golf courses, trails or even the backyard. For the dad who wants to start close to home, a gas grill and grilling accessories may be good options.