Will Fracking Affect Your Pizza?

Fracking. This controversial topic has made it to the headlines of many news centers across the country. Whether you are for or against it, the debate surrounding this hot topic issue is sure to be important now, and for generations to come. For those of you who are new to the issue, fracking is the process of pumping water and sand underground in hopes of freeing natural gas from underneath the rocks where it is trapped.   Small fractures occur naturally underground, allowing some of this natural gas to be extracted; however, fracking accelerates this process. Opponents of fracking argue that it will contaminate groundwater as well public drinking water systems.

Most recently, the fracking debate has heated up in New York.  Surprisingly, executive chefs, bakers, and restaurant owners are jumping into the frontlines of the debate. Many are making it their mission to raise awareness about the negative effects fracking can have on New York’s cuisine (Farley, thirteen.org). The organization, called Chefs for the Marcellus, has drawn the attention of some big name chefs, including the Food Network’s, Mario Battali. Battali’s four star restaurant, Del Posto gets much of its produce and meats from the farms in upstate New York, where the Marcellus Shale lies, and where Governor Cuomo would like to introduce hydrofracking.

Hoping to appeal to peoples stomachs, Battali and his chef comrades are insisting that fracking will impact the quality of their food. Executive Chef Brooks Headly of Del Posto is also extremely concerned about the effect fracking can have on New York’s eateries,insisting, “NYC is the greatest city of pizza, and a lot of people say that’s because of the water. If we destroy the water supply, we destroy New York pizza” (Farley,thirteen.org).

So, what do you think of the fracking debate? Do you oppose it because you believe it will contaminant groundwater and isn’t environmentally friendly? Are you for it because you believe it will decrease the price of gas and create jobs? Or, like Mario Battali, do you oppose it because you believe it will negatively affect the world-class cuisine found in New York City? Here at Filters Fast, we want to know what you think, so post your thoughts to our comment section or Facebook Page!

Keep Your Home Clean and Tidy in 2012

If your New Year’s Resolution is to keep a clean and tidy house, make sure your cleaning arsenal is fully stocked for the new year! It’s easy to forget about simple things such as cleaning the inside of your washing machine, dishwasher or stainless steel surfaces. While these may go to the bottom of your priority list, maintaining your washing machine, dishwasher and other appliances around your home will increase their longevity. Why not save some extra money by maintaining your appliances in 2012 while fulfilling your New Year’s resolution to keep a clean house!

Summit Washer Magic Washing Machine CleanerChances are that you don’t clean the inside of your washing machine on a regular basis; however, this is good for both the machine and your clothes. The Summit Washing Magic cleaner will clean lime, rust, sediment, detergent build up and dirt out of the drum of your washing machine. This cleaner can be used every month to extend the life of your clothes and washing machine.

BestAir HCC31 Humidifier Cleaner Capsule: With humidifier season in full swing, it is important to keep your humidifier clean and maintained. The BestAir HCC31 can be used in cool mist, warm mist, ultrasonic and vaporizer humidifiers. This dual action capsule will reduce hard water mineral buildup in the tank, base and filters. It is antimicrobial treated to protect against the growth of bacteria and mold. The BestAir cleaner capsule will clean your humidifier for up to 45 days and will extend the life of your filter.

Summit Dishwasher Magic Cleaner and Disinfectant: The Summit Dishwasher Magic Cleaner and Disinfectant is EPA approved to kill 99.9% of germs, including e-coli and salmonella from inside of your dishwasher. This cleaner is safe for all dishwasher models and will extend the life of your dishwasher by removing mineral stains, lime scale, calcium build up and food particles that clog your machines water jet.

Summit Disposer Care Garbage Disposal CleanerThe foaming lemon scent of the Summit Disposal cleaner will remove what home remedies and other cleaning brands cannot. These easy to use packets reduce and remove build up and odors that are caused by clogged food and grease in your disposal.  You can use these cleaner packs weekly to prevent build up and odors. This disposal cleaner is safe for septic systems and does not contain phosphates.

Cerama Bryte Stainless Steel Cleaning Polish Wipes: These easy to use polishing wipes will keep your stainless steel appliances looking their best. This package comes with 35 wipes that are perfect for use on dishwashers, ovens, refrigerators, outdoor grills, range hoods and all other stainless steel surfaces.  These wipes will leave a protective shine on all your stainless steel surfaces.

 Enjoy the benefits of having a clean and tidy home while knowing you have extended the life of many of your most expensive home appliances!

A Winter Wonderland with Filters Fast

Are you enjoying the winter wonderland outside your window? As soon as evergreen branches begin poking out from the bright white of fresh snow, you can tell that winter is truly here. If you’re not from the snow covered mountains of Boone, North Carolina or Denver, Colorado, you can still get in the winter spirit with Filters Fast  fun, snow inspired Winter Wonderland products. For all of you sitting by the pool in California and Florida, let us help get you in the winter spirit!

Crane EE-5949 Cool Mist Personal Humidifier
The Crane EE-5949 is a Cool Mist Personal Humidifier that will relieve all the negative effects of that winter wonderland outside your window. Say goodbye to chapped lips, dry skin and cold and cough symptoms. This personal humidifier will provide 10 hours of moisture and can be easily placed on the night stand as it comes equipped with a night light and alarm clock.

Katadyn MyBottle Water Microfilter- White Splash
Have fresh, filtered water no matter where your holiday travels may take you. This personal microfilter water bottle is an advanced filtration system and the only one that is registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The Katadyn MyBottle will remove impurities such as cysts and bacteria from freshwater sources like lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. Take fresh water with you wherever you go with the Katadyn MyBottle Microfilter in this winter appropriate color!

Brita Vintage Water Pitcher-Brita 35514
The Brita Vintage Water Pitcher Filter will keep the water you drink at home fresh and clean from contaminants such as lead, copper, sediment and rust. The stylish vintage design of this white Brita pitcher will fit easily into your refrigerator without taking up excess room. Perfect for your office or child’s dorm room, keep clean filtered water on hand anywhere.

Crane EE-5301 Cool Mist Humidifier
The Crane Cool Mist Humidifier in Winter White will protect you from cold symptoms, congestion, coughing, dry skin and nose bleeds. This white humidifier is also ideal for use in children’s rooms as it does not contain a heating element and it is whisper quiet. Keep cold and cough symptoms at bay this winter season with the Crane White Cool Mist Humidifier.

Crane EE-8064 Digital Germ Defense Humidifier
Adults will appreciate the Crane Digital Germ Defense Humidifier as it can work on warm or cool mist, features a stylish digital control panel as well as antimicrobial protection. This tasteful humidifier will look nice in any room in your home and will provide humidity in rooms up to 500 square feet in size. This humidifier does not require a filter to operate and it has a 360 degree mist nozzle for ease of use. Keep allergies, colds and congestion away with the Digital Germ Defense Humidifier.

Now, I hope we got you ready for the season with these fun, winter inspired products. And as the song says, “A beautiful sight, We’re happy tonight. Walking in a winter wonderland….”