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By staff October 1, 2004

No more digging behind shelves piled with cans for the elusive jar of macadamia nuts. Instead, check out this pullout rotating chrome shelving unit. One flick of a wrist and everything's visible, and your kitchen looks practical and hip at the same time.

The Pull Out Rotating Pantry Unit by Companucci. Available locally at Lube Kitchens, 4650 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 921-8480.

Poolside gatherings are even splashier with this outdoor refreshment center from Viking Range Corporation. These moveable units give you four stainless steel condiment bins and a speed rail for bottles on the 21" version. The 41" version also has a sink, insulated bottle bath, storage trough for gallon containers and cutting board.

Outdoor refreshment center by Viking Range Corporation. For more information, call (888) 845-4641, or visit the Web site at

Now you can watch The Sopranos while you whip up your favorite pasta dishes. LG Electronics has come out with a 26-cubic-foot refrigerator that includes a cable-ready 13.1-inch television screen, FM radio, two speakers and a TV tuner. Inside, it boasts Icebeam Cooling, an OptiChill drawer with a four-step temperature control, a jet-freezing drawer and a digital LCD display.

TV Refrigerator by LG Electronics. Available locally through Eurotech Cabinetry Inc., 1609 DeSoto Road. (941) 351-6557 

Microwaves have gone undercover with Sharp Electronics Corp.'s Insight Range. Rather than take up valuable space above your range or on a countertop, this 30-inch-wide, electric freestanding or slide-in range incorporates a conventional or convection oven with a microwave drawer. The stove also features a smooth glass ceramic cooktop and glass touch screen controls.

Insight Range by Sharp Electronics Corp. Available locally through Eurotech Cabinetry Inc,. 1609 DeSoto Road. (941) 351-6557

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