Looking for a soupmaker? How about a brand new vacuum? Want the best that’s out there?
Allow the 2012 Housewares Design Awards to guide you in the right direction. The awards ceremony recently honored the "Best of the Best" in housewares, from beard trimmers and picture frames to bakeware and knives.
The "Best of the Best" honorees:
Best of the Best — Gold: Stadler Form Anna Heater from Swizz Style received top honors, thanks to its sleek appearance and a process that ensures the white paint on the heater doesn't turn yellow, even after being exposed to heat.
Best of the Best — Silver: SleekStor Pinch+Pour Beakers from Chef'n Corporation earned the silver honor for its flexible silicone form that can be pinched to create a pour spout, plus a sturdy nylon core that helps the beakers retain their shape.
Best of the Best — Bronze: Welcome Home Brands' Paper Bakeware took home the bronze. The decorative, oven-safe paper bakeware in freestanding forms allows the baker to pour batter directly into the bakeware and place directly into the oven.
"Green House" Design Award: Fresh Air Odor-Free Kitchen Compost Collector from Full Circle owes its eco-friendliness to its mess-and odor-free design, featuring a sealed container that allows air to pass through organic kitchen waste, which allows for aerobic breakdown.
The 12 "Best in Category" winners:
Cookware & Bakeware
Welcome Home Brands
Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances
Jura Capresso Inc.
Jura Impressa J9 One Touch TFT
Countertop Food Prep Appliances
Blend and Cook Soupmaker
Joseph Joseph Inc.
No-Spill Mill Electric Salt and Pepper Mill with Closing Base
Robert Welch Co.
Robert Welch Signature Range
Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances
Electrolux Home Care Products Inc.
Gadgets & Kitchen Tools
SleekStor Pinch+Pour Beakers
Home Environment Appliances
Swizz Style Inc.
Stadler Form Anna Fan Heater
Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning
Cool Gear International Inc.
Go Gear Travel Tubes
Home & Outdoor Decor
Elbow Frame, 5x7
Personal, Health & Garment Care
Spectrum Brands Inc.
Remington Pro Power Series Haircut & Beard Trimmer
Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware
Black + Blum
The Housewares Design Awards are presented by HomeWorld Business, with sponsorship by The Gourmet Housewares Show at NYIGF, Whitford Corporation and Gourmet Insider magazine The International Housewares Association (IHA) manages the product submission and judging process.
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