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Cookware & Bakeware
Nambé LLC  Best In Category   Gold Medal Recipient 
Nambé Chirp KettleNambé Chirp Kettle
The Nambé Chirp Kettle, part of the Nambé Gourmet line, is designed as a “sculpture for your stovetop.” When the water is boiling, the Chirp Kettle signals the user with a harmonic tone. Made of premium, heavy-gauge stainless steel with a 5-ply disc bottom for quick heating, and featuring a stay cool phenolic handle with trigger pull for one-hand operation, the Chirp Kettle has a 2.5-quart capacity.
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Calphalon AcCuCore 10-Piece SetCalphalon AcCuCore 10-Piece Set
Calphalon’s AcCuCore 10-piece stainless steel set features a heavy gauge, 5-ply material that is quick to heat, and provides even heat distribution by striking a balance of material composition and material gauge to ensure optimum cooking performance. A copper core is layered between aluminum and finished with a magnetic stainless steel exterior. The line is also oven, broiler and dishwasher safe, induction capable, and has long handles designed to stay cool on the stovetop.
L “Removable Handle” CollectionL “Removable Handle” Collection
Cristel designed its new “L” Removable Handle collection so that each pan and skillet is able to transform from an efficient cooking appliance into an elegant serving dish by removing the automatic locking handles. The pans can be stacked to minimize storage space in the cupboard or the dishwasher; lids are made of shock-resistant, transparent glass; and the handles come in a variety of pastel colors.
Kuhn Rikon
For cakes, cheesecakes, quiches and deep-dish pizza, the Kuhn Rikon PushPan is a baking pan said to have a 100% leak-proof design with easy release and bake-and-serve convenience. The PushPan features Swiss ILAG PFOA-free nonstick coating, and is a “no spring” version of a springform pan, with a patented silicone gasket for a tight seal. Push down on the sides, and the pan will slide off the dish, which is ready to serve on the removable base/serving platter.
Swiss Diamond
Nonstick 10.25-inch Crepe PanNonstick 10.25-inch Crepe Pan
The Swiss Diamond Crepe Pan has a unique sloping sidewall that makes it easier to flip, fold and serve foods, such as thin, delicate foods like crepes and omelets. The specialty pan features a low lip that prevents overflow without obstructing access, and cast aluminum construction heats evenly while the handle stays cool. The patented Swiss Diamond HD coating has been shown in lab tests to outlast and outperform other nonstick coatings, according to the company.
Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances
Jura Capresso  Best In Category   Silver Medal Recipient 
Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch Cappuccino MachineJura ENA Micro 9 One Touch Cappuccino Machine
Jura’s ENA Micro 9 is a one-touch automatic cappuccino machine, offering cappuccino, latte macchiato, crema coffee or espresso at the touch of one button, without moving the cup. The Micro design’s small footprint is just 9 inches wide, 17.5 inches deep and 12.7 inches high. Features include a new micro brewing unit, Jura’s fine foam technology, a height adjustable dual spout and a new aroma preservation cover for the bean container.
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Jarden Consumer Solutions
Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food WarmerCrock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer
The Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer is a lunch tote and food warmer that heats low and slow to transform leftovers, soups, oatmeal and more into meals away from home. Portability features include an outer lid, cool-touch exterior, easy-carry handle and cord storage. It has a 20-ounce capacity and a removable, dishwasher-safe food storage container and lid. Consumers can also transport food with the container and leave the warming base at their destination.
Jura Capresso
Capresso teaC100 Tea MakerCapresso teaC100 Tea Maker
The Capresso teaC100 is an energy-efficient water kettle with five temperature settings from 100° to 212°F, labeled by tea types including green, white, oolong and black tea. It is said to boil water in half the time of a stovetop kettle, and also heats water for French press coffee or simply keeps water warm. The unit has a German SCHOTT-Duran glass pitcher with cool-touch handle and a 48-ounce (6 cup) capacity.
Krups USA
Krups EA82 Espressaria Full Automatic Espresso and Coffee MachineKrups EA82 Espressaria Full Automatic Espresso and Coffee Machine
The new Krups EA82 Espressaria Full Automatic Espresso and Coffee Machine is an all-in-one appliance to create espresso, coffee, cappuccino or tea. An LCD screen helps the user personalize the size, strength and quantity of their drink. The machine features a compact Thermoblock System that integrates pressure, heating and brewing, 15 bar pump, stainless steel burr grinder, adjustable dispenser and a steam nozzle to froth milk.
Whirlpool Corporation
KitchenAid ProLine 2-Slice ToasterKitchenAid ProLine 2-Slice Toaster
The design of KitchenAid’s Pro Line Toasters, available in 2-slice and 4-slice models, was inspired by the brand’s stand mixers. The premium toasters are cast in aluminum and finished with automotive-inspired powder coat paints, including Candy Apple Red, Medallion Silver, Onyx Black and Frosted Pearl. The toaster features automatic sensor lowering, 13 shade settings, a bagel function and a “A Little Longer” setting to extend toasting time.
Countertop Food Prep Appliances
Smith's Consumer Products  Best In Category 
Edgeware Angle Adjust Electric Knife SharpenerEdgeware Angle Adjust Electric Knife Sharpener
Edgeware by Smith’s Edgeware Angle Adjust Electric Knife Sharpener is said to be the first adjustable electric knife sharpener of its kind. The Angle Adjust knob automatically adjusts both the coarse and fine interlocking wheels to the correct sharpening angle, and sharpens both sides of the knife simultaneously. Angles range from 10 to 30 degrees per side. The unit works for most types of Asian, European and American double beveled straight edge knives.
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Béaba BabyCook Pro Baby Food MakerBéaba BabyCook Pro Baby Food Maker
The Beaba BabyCook Pro Baby Food Maker can steam, blend, reheat and defrost, all in 15 minutes, according to the company. The unit is designed with one-handed operation and convenience in mind. It features a built-in self-storing spatula, splash guard, removable cord, audible auto-off signal, descaling reminder light, dishwasher-safe components and safety devices on the lid and bowl. It has a 4.7-cup capacity.
Béaba BabyCook Pro2X Baby Food MakerBéaba BabyCook Pro2X Baby Food Maker
Beaba’s BabyCook Pro2X Baby Food Maker features a 2-bowl steamer/processor that also reheats and defrosts with steam. Designed with one-handed operation in mind, the unit also blends. The Pro2X cooks two full meals at the same time, in 20 minutes. The unit has a designed-in spatula, splash guard, removable cord, audible auto-off and descaling reminder. It has a 4.7-cup capacity for each bowl for a total 9.4-cup capacity.
Bistro Stand MixerBistro Stand Mixer
Bodum’s Bistro Stand Mixer features seven powerful speed settings and is made of diverse materials including plastic, silicone, rubber, stainless steel, aluminum chrome and steel chrome. The mixing bowl features a no-slip rubber-coated handle for controlled pouring, and a splash guard and funnel opening allows users to add ingredients while the mixer is in use. A suction cup bottom increases countertop stability and protection. It is available in four colors.
Calphalon XL BlenderCalphalon XL Blender
Calphalon’s XL Blender features multi-function controls that offer nine distinct speeds so consumers can choose their blending style, including stir, chop, mix, blend, puree, liquify, smoothie, ice crush and pulse. The die-cast blender has a 6-sided multi-pronged precision-cut blade that is engineered to sweep the shoulder of the jar to improve blending, and pulverizes fruits, vegetables, ice and more. The 600-watt blender has a 56-ounce glass jar.
Countertop Kitchenware
Joseph Joseph  Best In Category 
Triscale Kitchen ScaleTriscale Kitchen Scale
When open, Joseph Joseph’s Triscale kitchen digital scale’s three arms provide a stable platform to place bowls for weighing. When closed, the unit folds down to a compact size for storage. Features include an LCD display, touch-sensitive controls and a convenient Add & Weigh function that allows multiple ingredients to be measured in the same bowl during preparation.
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Escali Scales
Taso Mixing Bowl ScaleTaso Mixing Bowl Scale
Escali’s Taso Mixing Bowl Scale combines digital scale, mixing bowl and measuring cup features all in one bowl. Measure by weight, or measure milk, water, oil, flour and sugar by volume. The Taso will measure up to 11 pounds in grams, pounds or ounces with the precision of 1 gram or 0.1 ounce, and a tare feature allows the user to weigh multiple ingredients. The dishwasher-safe 2-quart mixing bowl is removable for cleaning.
Pollen Design
Prepara Dry Dock Dish MatPrepara Dry Dock Dish Mat
Pollen Design’s Prepara Dry Dock Dish Mat is said to ensure quick hygienic drying of kitchenwares. Its proprietary multi-layered structure wicks water away and enhances air circulation under dishes, while the antibacterial treatment is said to eliminate musty odors. Dry Dock can be used on large or fragile items, and hangs to dry, folds to store and is machine washable.
Silikomart srl
Coverflex Flexible Universal LidCoverflex Flexible Universal Lid
Silikomart’s Coverflex Flexible Universal Lid is an eco-friendly alternative to disposable transparent film to preserve food. The inner part of the durable and translucent lid has a special structure which is said to grip to any kind of container. Manufactured in Italy in accordance with strict qualitative standards, Coverflex is 100% food grade liquid platinum silicone, and adapts to materials such as stainless steel, porcelain, plastic or earthenware.
Simple Wave LLC
Calibowl Non-spill, 5-piece Iconic Mixing Bowl SetCalibowl Non-spill, 5-piece Iconic Mixing Bowl Set
Simple Wave’s Calibowl has a patented non-spill design with a curved undercut lip that pushes the food onto the utensil, preventing it from spilling over the edge. Each bowl has a wide base with a silicone grip to prevent slipping and tipping. The bowls are made in the U.S. of 100% non-toxic recycled polypropylene, BPA-free and contain no lead or phthalates. Simple Wave also has a recycling program for returned bowls, which can be recycled into new ones.
Cutlery & Cutting Tools
Kyocera Advanced Ceramics  Best In Category 
Kyocera Limited LTD Cutlery Series 6Kyocera Limited LTD Cutlery Series 6
Kyocera’s Limited LTD Cutlery Series combines a handcrafted Pakka wood handle with a hand-finished and polished black ceramic blade, echoing the traditional style of Japanese cutlery. Handcrafted by expert artisans in Seki, Japan, the unique handle shape is said to provide a natural, ergonomic feeling, contoured to the palm, to enhance the cutting performance.
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Calphalon Precision Series CutleryCalphalon Precision Series Cutlery
Calphalon Precision Series Cutlery is said to deliver optimal edge retention with its precision-ground edges, which stay sharp over 20% longer than Calphalon Contemporary cutlery. Other features include Calphalon’s patented blade identification system, the fully forged blade, bolster and tang, high-carbon no-stain German steel and the unique rivet bar on the handles. The 16-piece set includes a walnut-stained hardwood block.
DKB Household USA
FastCut Herb ToolFastCut Herb Tool
With its five high-grade stainless steel cutting wheels, the Zyliss FastCut Herb Tool is said to effortlessly chop fresh parsley, mint, basil, rosemary and more with speed and ease. For added cutting versatility, the user can choose from two grip settings: palm held or handle grip. A blade cover is included for safe storage and the top comes off for cleaning.
Oxo International
3-in-1 Avocado Slicer3-in-1 Avocado Slicer
The OXO 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer splits, pits, slices and scoops avocados safely and effectively with the help of a serrated plastic blade, a patent-pending pitting tool and a simple and efficient fan blade. To eject the pit from the pit remover, users gently push a finger through a hole in the tool. The fan blade/scoop hybrid lets users extract the avocado flesh, in perfect slices.
World Kitchen LLC
Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Knife SetChicago Cutlery DesignPro Knife Set
Chicago Cutlery DesignPro knives are designed with a grip that is said to be comfortable for the everyday cook and guides the users’ hand into the correct position. Combining ergonomics, usability and design, each knife was individually designed specifically for its task while ensuring control and grip. The line includes a chef, bread, utility, Santoku, Partoku and parer knife.
Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances
Electrolux Small Appliances North America  Best In Category 
Electrolux Precision Brushroll CleanElectrolux Precision Brushroll Clean
The Electrolux Precision Brushroll Clean features exclusive Brushroll Clean Technology, which is designed to remove tangled hair from the brushroll into the dust cup in seconds for a no-mess clean. The bagless upright’s cleaning features include a 3-in-1 Versatool attachment, Quick-Release wand, deluxe stretch hose and multi-cyclonic separation system to provide fast, multi-surface cleaning.
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Dyson Inc.
DC44 AnimalDC44 Animal
Dyson’s DC44 Animal is a cordless vacuum that employs a light aluminum wand that reaches from floor to ceiling and is detachable for up-close tasks. Weighing 5 pounds, the Digital Slim has a balanced weight distribution for high, low, hard-to-reach and in-between spaces. It uses patented Root Cyclone technology and the Dyson digital motor which is said to be up to three times faster than conventional motors. New battery technology delivers a fade-free 20-minute run time with no loss of suction.
Oreck Magnesium RSOreck Magnesium RS
The Oreck Magnesium RS is designed to be an ultra-lightweight and agile, full-powered upright vacuum. The Magnesium RS features radio frequency electronics in the handle and powerhead, providing fingertip operation and control, and eliminating weight, cost and complexity of unsightly wires. A compact and smooth steering mechanism was also developed for the design, which is said to provide user convenience and control.
Oreck VersaVacOreck VersaVac
The new Oreck VersaVac combines a high-performance bagless vacuum and steam mop in one. The design features a combination of intuitive controls, comfort handle, removable water bin, detachable steam bonnet plate and bagless technology to help make VersaVac a multi-functional, multi-surface cleaner.
Rowenta Delta Force Stick VacRowenta Delta Force Stick Vac
The Rowenta Delta Force cordless, bagless stick vacuum is said to offer 99% dust pick-up on hard floors with the exclusive Delta Force Cyclonic System and a unique 180-degree swivel Delta Head, a triangular shape that offers optimal cleaning for edge, corner and hard-to-reach areas. Self-standing and baseless, it also features an Energy-Star-certified 18V battery that has 40 minutes of run time per charge.
Gadgets & Kitchen Tools
Swissmar Inc.  Best In Category 
Swiss Curve PeelerSwiss Curve Peeler
Swissmar’s Swiss Curve Peeler aims to make peeling quick, easy and mess free with its patented Peel Back blade design, which removes peels by directing them backwards, away from what the user is peeling. The peeler features a premium-quality patented curved stainless steel blade and ergonomic handle suitable for left or right hand use.
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Lifetime Brands, Inc.
Savora Garlic PressSavora Garlic Press
The Savora Garlic Press from Lifetime Brands is a large capacity press capable of crushing multiple cloves at once. The press features a comfortable sculpted handle and a cast plate with over 60 cutting edges for efficient slicing and crushing. The plate is stronger than traditional plates and can withstand 300 pounds of pressure, the company noted. The two-pivot design gives users a six-to-one mechanical advantage. A clear bottom cap holds garlic, keeping oils off countertops.
Oxo International
OXO Twisting Tea BallOXO Twisting Tea Ball
The OXO Good Grips Twisting Tea Ball streamlines tea preparation, converting from a tea scoop to a tea ball infuser with a twist of the non-slip grips. The pivoting, nested hemisphere design and small perforations stop tea flotsam from invading the water, and the ball is large enough to allow tea to expand and steep properly. The long stainless steel neck accommodates different sizes of mugs, cups and pots.
Roland Products, Inc.
Drosselmeyer Caretta Shellfish PliersDrosselmeyer Caretta Shellfish Pliers
Designed in Sweden and made in Solingen, Germany, Drosselmeyer Caretta Shellfish Pliers integrate a double-lever design to minimize effort in cracking and breaking apart shellfish, while keeping the meat intact and reducing spray. Constructed from 18/10 stainless steel with a blasted finish, the pliers disassemble into three pieces for cleaning and are dishwasher safe. Caretta carries a lifetime warranty on the lever mechanism, and is available in gift packaging.
Smith's Consumer Products
Edgeware Better ZesterEdgeware Better Zester
The Edgeware Better Zester’s etched blade is made up of over 300 tiny V-shaped teeth and is covered with a non-stick coating, allowing the zester to smoothly glide across the surface of all types of citrus, while finely zesting the outer layer of skin and not the pith. It includes a fresh zest storage container with squeegee, which gathers the fresh zest while grating and helps remove the moist zest from the back of the blade.
Green House Awards
Simple Wave LLC  Best In Category 
Calibowl Non-spill, 5-piece Iconic Mixing Bowl SetCalibowl Non-spill, 5-piece Iconic Mixing Bowl Set
Simple Wave’s Calibowl has a patented non-spill design with a curved undercut lip that pushes the food onto the utensil, preventing it from spilling over the edge. Each bowl has a wide base with a silicone grip to prevent slipping and tipping. The bowls are made in the U.S. of 100% non-toxic recycled polypropylene, BPA-free and contain no lead or phthalates. Simple Wave also has a recycling program for returned bowls, which can be recycled into new ones.
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Alfay Designs
Mighty MugMighty Mug
Alfay Designs’ Mighty Mug is said to be an unspillable desk mug that uses patented Smartgrip Technology to prevent it from being knocked over. The Smartgrip base keeps the mug secure while the user can still lift the mug naturally. A full-body handle offers a comfortable grip. The Mighty Mug is made with an eco-friendly additive that is said to reduce the time it takes for its plastic material to biodegrade, which takes only five years.
Blueair Sense Air CleanerBlueair Sense Air Cleaner
Blueair’s Sense Air Cleaner features an interactive motion-sensitive tempered glass top, replacing the physical use of a knob and allowing users to change air-cleaning speed with simple, gentle hand movements. HEPASilent Plus air technology is said to efficiently clean indoor room air of 99.97% of all airborne particles. The Sense is made of sustainable, recyclable materials and an ultra-silent fan together with the filtration is said to save energy with low power consumption.
Component Design Northwest
Solar Thermometer (DTS392)Solar Thermometer (DTS392)
The CDN Solar Thermometer is the company’s first to run solely off the power of indirect light, eliminating the need for batteries. It requires only a shake to turn on and can charge in a utensil holder on the countertop. The thermometer gives highly accurate readings in a wide temperature range from -49 to 392 degrees Fahrenheit for stovetop, grilling, microwave and oven. The 1-inch handle has a reduced tip (2.5mm) that can be easily inserted into food.
Rowenta Eco-Intelligence Steam IronRowenta Eco-Intelligence Steam Iron
The Rowenta Eco-Intelligence Steam Iron is said to operate at 100% ironing efficiency and provide users with 25% energy savings. The iron’s patented Microsteam400 3De soleplate helps concentrate steam on the fabric, reducing loss of steam and saving on water usage. The Eco Steam system is designed to help ensure optimal steam output to save energy. The steam optimization system offers three settings, dry, eco and boost.
Home & Outdoor Décor
Handy Home Products Inc.  Best In Category 
The GLOWr Wayfinding Illumination DiscsThe GLOWr Wayfinding Illumination Discs
Handy Home Products’ The GLOWr Wayfinding Illumination Discs can be used for wayfinding in parks, patios, decks, docks, walkways, etc., and offers a greener alternative to batteries and bulbs in solar powered lights. With the use of live crystals embedded in an adhesive, The GLOWr is said to glow brightly for up to 48 hours, with only an 8-minute charge. of sunlight. The long-term life expectancy for The GLOWr is 25 years, noted the company.
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Lava Lite LLC.
14.5-inch Tornado Lava Lamp14.5-inch Tornado Lava Lamp
Lava Lite’s new Tornado Lava Lamp features a twister action in the classic lava lamp shape. Color phasing LED action makes the Tornado Lava Lamp design a fun and eye catching lamp for any consumer, the company noted.
PIC Corporation
Twist-It Mosquito RepellerTwist-It Mosquito Repeller
PIC Corporation’s patented Twist-It Mosquito Repeller is portable and flexible, and can wrap around or hang from almost any outdoor object such as a patio umbrella, beach chair, lawn mower or on a belt. The Twist-It releases a scent of citrus aroma when opened, and slowly emits all natural oils into the surrounding area to repel mosquitoes. The Citronella Plus formulation is said to repel for up to 200 hours after opening.
Simpla, Inc.
Focus Beam LampFocus Beam Lamp
Simpla’s Focus Beam Lamp gives consumers the ability to change the width of the light, changing the amount of light output and increasing the uses of that light for a variety of tasks. The high powered LED lamp’s adjustable beam of light ranges from 3-inches (narrow) to 31-inches (wide). Within the contemporary shade design, Simpla created a push/pull motion allowing the width of the light to change with each movement.
Z-Line Designs
Triana WorkstationTriana Workstation
Z-Line Designs’ Triana Workstation is crafted of solid bentwood legs in an espresso finish and features tempered smoke glass shelves. The multifunctional workstation features a desk with an attached bookcase for additional storage options, while the smoke glass enhances the home office product, which can also be used in different areas of the home.
Home Environment Appliances
Swizz Style  Best In Category   Bronze Medal Recipient 
Jasmine Aroma DiffuserJasmine Aroma Diffuser
Swizz Style’s Jasmine Aroma Diffuser is equipped with an interval setting which allows it to go 10 minutes on and 20 minutes off for 24 hours. It can run approximately 24 hours with one filling in the interval mode, and uses ultrasonic technology to transform the water blended with essential oil into an extra fine mist and dispense it into the surroundings. The unit features a rubber textured outer coating and has automatic shut-off.
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Blueair Sense Air CleanerBlueair Sense Air Cleaner
Blueair’s Sense Air Cleaner features an interactive motion-sensitive tempered glass top, replacing the physical use of a knob and allowing users to change air-cleaning speed with simple, gentle hand movements. HEPASilent Plus air technology is said to efficiently clean indoor room air of 99.97% of all airborne particles. The Sense is made of sustainable, recyclable materials and an ultra-silent fan together with the filtration is said to save energy with low power consumption.
Therapure 540 Air CleanerTherapure 540 Air Cleaner
Envion’s Therapure TPP540 Air Cleaner combines three-step air purification technology with a sleek exterior. The Therapure 540 utilizes hemispheric HEPA-type filter technology, and its triple action purification is said to effectively remove allergens, pollution, smoke and odors, airborne germs and bacteria, toxic fumes and chemicals. The Energy Star certified unit, ideal for medium to large rooms, also has a built-in handle for portability.
Brethe Air CleanerBrethe Air Cleaner
The Sharper Image Brethe Air Cleaner uses Nano-Coil filter technology in a modern, flat panel design, and is said to remove up to 99% of airborne contaminants. Due to Nano-Coil, Brethe, which is 1/4 the size of a traditional tower air cleaner, is said to deliver the performance of a tower unit, using 50% less power (25 watts). A front grill provides proper air flow, while a low-profile pedestal keeps the small footprint unit stable. It delivers 120 CADR and is suitable for large rooms.
Winix Inc.
Winix Signature Series Air CleanerWinix Signature Series Air Cleaner
The Winix Signature U300 True-HEPA Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave Technology features its Signature 5-Stage Cleaning System that is said to capture 99.99% of airborne particles and remove household odors. The U300, the mid-sized unit in the series, features a washable pre-filter, a True-HEPA filter, an Advanced Odor Control Washable Activated Carbon filter that traps and absorbs the strongest odors and Winix’s PlasmaWave Technology that breaks apart odors, chemical vapors and other pollutants at the molecular level.
Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning
Simplehuman  Best In Category 
Simplehuman Semi-Round Sensor CanSimplehuman Semi-Round Sensor Can
Simplehuman’s Semi-Round Sensor Can features multi-sense technology, which is said to react and adapt to the user’s behavior, so it won’t open unexpectedly or close before the task is finished. The touch-free trash can’s sensor was developed to pick up the motion of the hand and not be distracted by outside factors. The can features a durable lid mechanism, patented bag tuck and fingerprint-proof stainless steel.
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Quick Scrub Double Sided Microfiber Spray MopQuick Scrub Double Sided Microfiber Spray Mop
For hardwood, linoleum and ceramic floors, the Casabella Quick Scrub Double Sided Microfiber Spray Mop features a microfiber head that flips over for double the floor coverage. The microfiber pad lasts for up to 100 washes. The 14-ounce Quick Scrub refillable container can be filled with warm water or with a mixture of water and cleaning solution. The spray mop features an easy pull trigger on the handle that sprays floors evenly.
F&M Tool and Plastics, Inc.
Bella Storage Solution 70-Quart Underbed Locking Hinged Lid w/360° Swivel WheelBella Storage Solution 70-Quart Underbed Locking Hinged Lid w/360° Swivel Wheel
F&M Tool and Plastics’ Bella Storage Solution 70-Quart Underbed features 360° swivel wheels that allow the large plastic storage box to glide under furniture in either direction, long end or sideways, allowing it to fit more room configurations and spaces. The hinged lid allows the consumer to access the contents without having to pull the unit all the way out, while the lock handles are said to lock securely yet open easily.
Leifheit International USA
Linomatic 400 Deluxe Retractable ClotheslineLinomatic 400 Deluxe Retractable Clothesline
Leifheit’s Linomatic Deluxe 400 combines the technology of a modern retractable clothesline with the load capacity of a traditional umbrella-style laundry line. When opened and fully extended, the lines offer 132-feet/40-meters of drying space and eight holders for clothes hangers, enough space for several loads of laundry at one time. It opens and closes with just one hand and the rustproof and weather-resistant construction protects lines from the elements when closed.
Oxo International
Compact Dustpan and Brush SetCompact Dustpan and Brush Set
The OXO Compact Dustpan and Brush Set nests its brush inside of the dustpan, creating a slim product that users can keep out and at-the-ready for swift clean ups. The soft, elastomer handle of the brush extends from the dustpan at an angle, giving the consumer quick access. Its compact footprint also makes it convenient to stow away in a drawer or cabinet, or it can stand upright on the counter.
Personal, Health & Garment Care
Panasonic  Best In Category 
Panasonic Arc3 Men’s Wet/Dry ShaverPanasonic Arc3 Men’s Wet/Dry Shaver
Panasonic’s Arc3 Men’s Wet/Dry Shaver (model ES-SL41) is an affordably priced 3-blade shaver designed with the younger consumer in mind. The shaver has an ergonomic, balanced design and a rubberized grip. The model also has a new cleaning design, which allows a shutter to be opened, water to flow freely through and hair and debris to be removed, eliminating the need for the removal of the outer foil to clean the inner blades.
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Leifheit International USA
Soehnle Steel Elegance ScaleSoehnle Steel Elegance Scale
Soehnle has developed Steel Elegance, an all-surface personal scale that provides precision weighing, even on uneven surfaces, such as carpeting. The scale’s data point collection system is integrated into its low-profile base, and it distributes data collection broadly, throughout the base. Steel Elegance has a 330-pound capacity and a stainless steel surface, and the scale’s flat construction and large platform provide a high level of stability.
Rowenta Eco-Intelligence Steam IronRowenta Eco-Intelligence Steam Iron
The Rowenta Eco-Intelligence Steam Iron is said to operate at 100% ironing efficiency and provide users with 25% energy savings. The iron’s patented Microsteam400 3De soleplate helps concentrate steam on the fabric, reducing loss of steam and saving on water usage. The Eco Steam system is designed to help ensure optimal steam output to save energy. The steam optimization system offers three settings, dry, eco and boost.
Verilux, Inc.
HappyLight Liberty Energy LampHappyLight Liberty Energy Lamp
Verilux’s HappyLight Liberty Energy Lamp features high-low intensity controls, two interchangeable lenses, a tilt feature and mounting options that give the user flexibility to design a personal light therapy program. The sleek and compact Liberty delivers 10,000 LUX of full spectrum natural light, and users can adjust its output to deliver the right amount of illumination. The Liberty comes with Optix high-energy and comfort lenses that can be changed with no tools required.
Rockee ToothbrushRockee Toothbrush
Violight designed Rockee as a fun new take on oral hygiene for children. Rockee bobs, weaves and wobbles on its chubby base, comes in five colors and features a replaceable brush head with soft bristles. Its ergonomic base is said to be designed for little hands to grip. Rockee’s rebounding ability keeps the brush head from resting on the counter, helping to prevent toothpaste messes.
Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware
Host Studios  Best In Category 
The Twist Adjustable AeratorThe Twist Adjustable Aerator
The TWIST Adjustable Aerator allows users to instantly decant wine anywhere between zero to six hours.The acrylic strainer filters out unwanted sediment while the flow meter regulates the pour for dependable aeration levels every time. The product features stainless steel band and seamless exterior design. Just pick your setting, pour your wine through, and enjoy. More delicate varietals take less time to decant than more robust, heavier varietals. Many lighter wines like Pinot Noir are quickly destroyed with forced air aerators. With the TWIST, you can lightly aerate one glass at a time.
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Cork Pops
VinOice Wine Chiller & PourerVinOice Wine Chiller & Pourer
Cork Pops’ VinOice is a stainless steel rod and pourer that is chilled in the freezer and inserted into a wine bottle to maintain ideal wine temperature for up to an hour. The built-in non-drip pour spout enables it to stay in the bottle as wine is poured, preventing condensation and wine dilution. The gel-filled chiller has a gravity-hinge for opening and closing, and a molded silicone gasket ensures a leak-proof seal.
ServeItUp Porcelain Serving StandServeItUp Porcelain Serving Stand
Fusionbrands’ ServeItUp stand has a porcelain base with a suction cup top that securely holds to any shiny, flat, non-porous plate or bowl, turning the plate into a cake stand or serving pedestal. Consumers can design a stand for any occasion with round and square plates, and small and large sizes can be stacked to create a tiered table presentation. The ServeItUp can be stored using 5 inches of space in the cabinet.
Flip & Sip 12-Ounce Vacuum MugFlip & Sip 12-Ounce Vacuum Mug
The Flip & Sip 12-Ounce Vacuum Mug from Aladdin, a brand of PMI, features a one-hand flip-lever lid that revolves back to lay flat against the side of the mug. Press down on the lever to sip, and release to close, while holding the mug in a comfortable position. The lid disassembles to clean in the dishwasher. The stainless steel, BPA-free mug is single-serve compatible, leak-proof and vacuum insulated to stay hot for 4-plus hours, and cold for 20-plus hours.
Zak Designs
Non-Skid Gallery TraysNon-Skid Gallery Trays
Zak Designs’ Non-Skid Gallery Trays incorporate slip resistant silicone into the tray surface to help keep items in place. The trays feature a checkered design, a criss-cross pattern made of a no-slip material that is also heat and moisture resistant, so that even hot dishes or dripping glasses will stay securely in place. The non-skid surface is featured on a rectangle Half-Tray and a new round Gallery Tray.