Every year, as we start thinking about the Top 100, the same thing happens: panic. How will we ever unearth so many worthy products? We have high standards, after all. But judging from the items that follow, we needn't have worried. There's the ice tray that won't spill, the drain plug that sheds clogs, and the wood decking that resists rot. Then there's carpet that stands up to an elephant and all that a six-ton pachyderm can dish out.
In the end, our editors found many more than 100, so we took the 10 that almost made it and decided to share them online. Now we'd like you to chime in. After you're done reading these slides, go to our Facebook page
, where you'll be able to vote for your favorite. The winner will be TOH's 101st best home product of the year. Still pretty great when you think about the thousands we considered.