Housewares Design Awards

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Cookware & Bakeware
Trudeau Corporation  Best In Category 
Trudeau Round Cake PanTrudeau Round Cake Pan
This unique Round Cake Pan is the sturdiest on the market. Because of its exclusive steel-integrated structure, it allows a secure handling while offering the advantages of silicone. Made of Supra Silicone, a patented manufacturing process, it is non-stick and flexible. This Trudeau original design also offers a lifetime warranty.
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All-Clad d3 Armor Oval Fish PanAll-Clad d3 Armor Oval Fish Pan
All-Clad d3 Armor features an “armored geometric” textured surface engineered with a selectively bonded matrix – offering better release than uncoated pans and more durability than traditional nonstick pans. While this pan is designed specifically for fish, the vessel’s oval shape is also well-suited for steak, shrimp, scallops and omelettes.
Emile Henry
Emile Henry Fish SteamerEmile Henry Fish Steamer
The Fish Steamer, Papillote, cooks fish, whole or fillets, to perfection. Fish prepared in this steamer is always moist and succulent. The fish steamer offers a healthy style of cooking. A cook can prepare fish in this steamer without adding any fats and without leaving a fish aroma in the kitchen.
NewMetro Design LLC
Patent-pending AUS-ION Steel Pans are the first rivet less steel pan made from a single seamless wrought iron sheet, for the ultimate in hygiene, durability and sustainability. These Australian-made shot-blasted low-carbon steel pans cook the same as cast iron, at HALF the weight! Pre-seasoned for immediate use. Lifetime Guarantee
Sitra Pro 8Liter Pressure CookerSitra Pro 8Liter Pressure Cooker
Sitram cookware has been manufactured in Saint-Benoît-du-Sault, France since 1960. As the pioneer in pressure cooking, Sitram launched the first pressure cooker over sixty years ago and has continuously made technological advances for safety and ease of use. Sitram blends high quality products and design to manufacture beautiful products.
Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances
Jura Inc.  Best In Category 
Jura Z6Jura Z6
The Z6 delivers a higher standard of quality across a whole spectrum of specialty coffees, from the short, fiery ristretto to the mellow flat white. A world first, Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.), optimizes extraction time for ristretto and espresso. 10 different milk temperatures, Aroma G3 Grinder, automatic milk frother
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Bistro Double Wall Water KettleBistro Double Wall Water Kettle
This energy-efficient kettle has a 37 oz. fill capacity and easy-to-read water level indicator. Its double-wall construction keeps water insulated and keeps the outside cool to the touch. Its temperature regulator adjusts water temperatures for brewing different teas and its warming function keeps water warm for 30 minutes.
Chantal Corp.
Mia Electric KettleMia Electric Kettle
Uniquely design spout and handle. The interior components of this electric kettle is BPA-FREE = NO PLASTIC! Dual Function - perfect for slow pour coffee but also as an everyday kettle!
Spectrum Brands
George Foreman 3-in-1 Grill & BroilGeorge Foreman 3-in-1 Grill & Broil
The Grill & Broil introduces broiling to countertop cooking with two heat settings to meet the needs of consumer’s broiling expectations. The grill also provides endless meal options by including ceramic grill plates, two waffle plates and a ceramic griddle plate that are all dishwasher safe, making clean-up fast& easy.
Zojirushi America Corporation
Micom Water Boiler & WarmerMicom Water Boiler & Warmer
This convenient water boiler boils and keeps water at the ideal tea-brewing temperature for as long as it’s plugged in. With 4 temperature settings (160°F, 175°F, 195°F and 208°F), users can brew green tea, black tea, oolong tea, or any type of tea whenever they want. CD-WCC30/40
Countertop Food Prep Appliances
Electrolux  Best In Category   Gold Medal Recipient 
Masterpiece Food ProcessorMasterpiece Food Processor
With exclusive PowerTilt™ technology and a powerful, 1200-watt TurboBoost Induction Motor, the Electrolux Masterpiece Food Processor is designed to help home chefs perfectly prepare any ingredient. Titanium coated blades provide superior cutting and slicing. An extra-large, 17-cup capacity tilt bowl and wide, dual-size feeding tube make large meals prep easier.
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Bianco Asia Limited
Vase Nutrition BlenderVase Nutrition Blender
When healthy diet gets personal,make it small yet nice. Don’t be cheated by its soft style, VASE can emulsify any toughest ingredients and present you a nice serve of healthy juice or smoothies, inside the tall jar for you and me, or inside the sport bottle for you alone.
MultiQuick 7 Hand BlenderMultiQuick 7 Hand Blender
The Braun MultiQuick 7 Hand Blender, model MQ777, features the patented Smart Speed technology; a soft-grip trigger which puts you in control of the blending speed without interruption by simply applying more or less hand pressure. And the patented PowerBell system offers less suction, so pureed mixtures stay in the beaker, mixing bowl or stockpot.
Compact Plastic Kitchen ScaleCompact Plastic Kitchen Scale
The unique design of this award winning digital scale allows for storage in small spaces
Sensio Inc.
Crux 7-Speed BlenderCrux 7-Speed Blender
The Crux 7-Speed Blender is built with a powerful 1 horsepower motor. Its stainless steel blades and 7 easy touch buttons blend, liquefy, and crush ice in seconds, clean up is a breeze with the cleaning cycle setting. The premium quality Tritan jar is perfect for family blending.
Countertop Kitchenware
Nambé  Best In Category 
Forte Salt & Pepper ShakersForte Salt & Pepper Shakers
The Forte Collection brings together classic Nambé Alloy and Concrete. Smooth to the touch and coated with a food-safe lacquer, The Forte Salt & Pepper Shakers feature one Alloy and one concrete vessel that seamlessly align, making it easy to carry the pair to the table.
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Bradshaw International
T-Fal Ingenio Lever-lock ContainerT-Fal Ingenio Lever-lock Container
The ingenuity is in the simple flip top handle and the top window for viewing in a drawer. The design of the handle allows user to set the lid down (using the handle as an easel) without the possibility of cross-contamination.
Built NY
10-Piece Gourmet Bento10-Piece Gourmet Bento
All in one bento set that includes a set of silverware, a dressing container and a fillable ice pack. Also, there are removable dividers to portion control or separate out your food.
Dexas International Ltd.
The Dexas micromitt™ provides macro-protection for your hands and fingers in the kitchen or at the grill. These features are literally at your fingertips: high-heat resistant, protective silicone, a dense array of long nibs and a distinctive, free-standing design.
Zanzibar Pepper Mill Zanzibar Pepper Mill
This multi-pepper Mill features three interchangeable compartments, filled with a curated selection of peppercorns: Black Pepper from Vietnam, Muntok White Pepper from Indonesia and Voatsiperifery Wild Pepper from Madagascar Switching compartments is easy. Grinds upside down ¬to keep tabletops free from residue. Patented steel mechanism and exclusive U-Select adjustment system.
Cutlery & Cutting Tools
Wüsthof  Best In Category 
Classic 7-inch Ultimate Everyday KnifeClassic 7-inch Ultimate Everyday Knife
Combines the features of several different types of knives into one. Clip-point tip for light butchering, maneuverability around joints, etc. Hollow edge for smooth, precise slicing/carving. Increased width at bolster for "rocking motion,"recessed bolster for use of entire blade and ease in sharpening. Versatile 7" length.
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Cangshan Cutlery Company
S1 SeriesS1 Series
The S1 Series knives are designed to perform as foundational tools and creative statements that speak to and enhance the talents and creativity of professional culinary artists. By balancing the best materials and craftsmanship the S1 Series knives function perfectly while being aesthetically forward and expressive.
Cangshan Cutlery Company
H1 SeriesH1 Series
The H1 Series knives are designed to perform as foundational tools and creative statements that speak to and enhance the talents and creativity of professional culinary artists. By balancing the best materials and craftsmanship the H1 Series knives function perfectly while being aesthetically forward and expressive.
Premier Elite Cutlery Premier Elite Cutlery
This cutlery combines stunning style with unparalleled functionality. HIP (Hot Isostatically Pressed) ceramic blade provides superior strength and sharpness, and is decorated with a pattern reminiscent of a traditional Japanese Zen sand garden. Holds its super sharp edge ten times longer than premium metal. Matching black Pakka wood handle.
Classic Ikon 7-inch Hollow Edge NakiriClassic Ikon 7-inch Hollow Edge Nakiri
Features a wide blade, distinctive rectangular shape, with a hollow edge. Designed for precise, fine slices using a forward thrust action. The flat blade can be used to scoop ingredients. The CLASSIC 7" Nakiri is one of our most popular blades, now available in CLASSIC IKON.
Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances
iRobot   Best In Category   Silver Medal Recipient 
Roomba 960Roomba 960
The Roomba 960 uses localization and mapping technology, allowing it to build a map of its environment as it cleans, while keeping track of its location until it has finished an entire level. A sleek design and low profile complements any living space and allows easy navigation around furniture.
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Douglas Quikut
ReadiVac 12v Zoom Handheld VacuumReadiVac 12v Zoom Handheld Vacuum
12vZoom™ is the outstanding handheld vacuum solution for today’s vehicles. 12vZoom’s™ narrow profile reaches the tightest spots in any vehicle, and the Hi-Viz dust cup tracks easily in dark interiors. The built-in cord wrap/ power strap securely locks the heavy-duty cord to 12vZoom™ for easy storage.
The Electrolux UltraFlex gives users control of suction power, reduced noise levels and a stylish design. Its patented self-cleaning brushroll removes tangled hair for fast, mess-free maintenance. Intuitive controls allow reduced suction power to safely clean curtains and delicate fabrics, and increased power deeply cleans carpets.
intelliclean Solutions LLC
Quantum VacuumQuantum Vacuum
Quantum is the only home cleaning product in the world that uses water as the filter and which has built-in micro-siiver technology. It can be used for cleaning not only floors and many other household surfaces, but also to purify the air you breathe. Quantum is an industry game changer.
Braava jet Mopping RobotBraava jet Mopping Robot
The Braava jet boasts a compact, square shape, ideal to clean hard-to-reach, and sometimes, unsavory spots within bathrooms and kitchens. Its Virtual Wall Mode creates invisible boundaries around the home, helping the robot clean more efficiently, providing the ultimate in both design and functionality.
Gadgets & Kitchen Tools
Oxo  Best In Category   Bronze Medal Recipient 
Oxo Good Grips Hand-Held SpiralizerOxo Good Grips Hand-Held Spiralizer
OXO has the only Hand-Held Spiralizer that makes spirals with a square cross section, resulting in vegetable noodles that are uniform and curly and approximate the mouth-feel of spaghetti. Unique wide opening accommodates larger fruits and vegetables and is easy to clean. Perfect for low-carb, diabetic, gluten-free, and healthy diets.
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Cob™ Corn StripperCob™ Corn Stripper
In the Chef’n kitchen, gadgets don’t require a battery or demand much counter space to make an impact. We often find, the smaller the tool the bigger the punch. Cob™ is no exception to that principle, by safely and efficiently stripping an entire cob of corn at once.
DKB Household USA
Zyliss Multi-Prep MandolineZyliss Multi-Prep Mandoline
This Mandoline has a tracked, spring-loaded pusher to provide simple and consistent functionality for everyday cooks. A thickness adjustment lever allows for 4 thickness settings and 2 julienne settings. The robust design secures safely to a bowl with non-slip feet and the stainless steel bed is removable for easy cleanup.
3-in-1 Ginger Tool3-in-1 Ginger Tool
The Microplane® 3-in-1 Ginger Tool, peels, slices and grates ginger all in one tool. This simplifies prepping ginger for recipes by creating the best grated ginger results and by adding functionality that reduces the need for additional utensils when cooking with ginger. There are no other tools with these functions.
RSVP International
Flat Sauce WhiskFlat Sauce Whisk
The raised stainless steel frame allows both front and back coils to conform to the curve of the pan and glide smoothly around the entire surface so ingredients are stirred and blended quickly and evenly. The long elevated handle provides comfortable whisking while keeping hands away from direct heat.
Home & Outdoor Décor
Alessi  Best In Category 
Ora in/Ora out clockOra in/Ora out clock
With the cufflinks “Ora In” and “Ora Out” Giulio Iacchetti has invented a new category in Clocks: that of “corner clocks”. In fact, these Clocks are designed to be hung in a corner of the house or workspace, thereby setting a before and after in this category’s very diverse scene.
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Big Trike Inc.
The NightBULBThe NightBULB
the NightBULB: it's not a lightbulb. It looks like a lightbulb but it is actually a double-walled glass sculpture, made entirely in one piece. Described as an "instant classic," it is a visual joke yet a serious portable lamp for indoors or outdoors, atmosphere or emergencies, residential or commercial.
Fermob USA
Fermob Balad LampFermob Balad Lamp
Fermob brings functionality to the garden with a new light. The Balad lamp is a fun and colorful product. It is a modern, connected item, a crisp decorative object with a rounded form. It is all about the bare essentials, and a sure-fire hit in terms of look and price.
Spicher and Company
Vintage VinylVintage Vinyl
There is nothing on the market like Vintage Vinyl! Our Vintage Vinyl Floorcloths are the perfect combination of form and function. Each design has vintage character, and we offer hundreds of patterns and color options. Vintage Vinyl is also easy to use, non-slip, and simple to keep clean.
WellnessMats Studio CollectionWellnessMats Studio Collection
WellnessMats continues to be a leader in the anti-fatigue matting solutions and remains the best selection for comfort and support as well as beautiful, decorative options for the home and workplace. We have expanded our selection to offer 2 unique sizes/designs to our product line.
Home Environment Appliances
Swizz Style  Best In Category 
Stadler Form Eva Ultrasonic HumidifierStadler Form Eva Ultrasonic Humidifier
Eva ensures precise humidification thanks to an external humidity sensor, located inside her remote control. Her unique Adaptive Humidity™ technology adapts the humidification output in Auto Mode to reach/maintain the desired humidity level efficiently. She is one of the few ultrasonic humidifiers which can sit directly on the floor.
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Blueair Inc.
Classic 405 Wi-Fi Air PurifierClassic 405 Wi-Fi Air Purifier
The Blueair Classic 405 with Wi-Fi updates our incredibly popular air purifier line and refines it, while still providing quiet, powerful yet energy-efficient filtration for indoor air that's virtually free of allergy or asthma triggers. Updated digital displays and simple touch-button controls allow for easy management of air quality.
W4 Hybrid HumidifierW4 Hybrid Humidifier
The urban smartness in the W4's design, along with its hybrid technology and aroma therapy feature, transform your space in an all-encompassing experience. The BPA free water tank is removable for easy filling. The sophisticated and matching remote control is as enchanting as convenient.
Winix America Inc.
NK105 Tower Air PurifierNK105 Tower Air Purifier
The WINIX NK105 Air Purifier combines a modern design and a 4-stage cleaning system to give the consumer an outstanding product. SmartSensors constantly monitor air quality to deliver Set-and-Forget convenience for the consumer. The NK105 is one of our Wi-Fi enabled products; compatible with the WINIXSMART app.
Winix America Inc.
HR1000 5-Stage Wi-Fi Enabled Air PurifierHR1000 5-Stage Wi-Fi Enabled Air Purifier
The WINIX HR1000 Air Purifier combines advanced air cleaning technologies with user centric elegant design. Sporting a 5-Stage air cleaning system with Washable Pre-Filter, Coated Deodorization (CD) Carbon Filter, Anti-microbial True HEPA Filter and WINIX PlasmaWave® Technology. The HR1000 is Wi-Fi enabled; compatible with the WINIXSMART app.
Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning
Casabella Holdings LLC  Best In Category 
Spin 'n Dry MopSpin 'n Dry Mop
Spin 'n Dry mop is the only mop of its kind using an internal mechanism and centrifugal force to wring a traditional twist mop. It is an extremely effective mop with a unique and sleek design.
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Full Circle Home
Wipe Out Pivoting SqueegeeWipe Out Pivoting Squeegee
Made from recycled plastic and bamboo, the Wipe Out is an earth friendly squeegee. Sporting user-friendly features like a pivoting head and a fold-away hanging ring with mirror suction cup, this squeegee is the most versatile and earth friendly squeegee on the market.
Gladiator GarageWorks
GearTrack® Essentials Deluxe PackGearTrack® Essentials Deluxe Pack
The Gladiator® GearTrack Essentials Deluxe Pack makes it easier than ever for consumers to get organized at an extremely competitive price point. It includes a 42" GearTrack® Channel and 5 Scoop Hooks, some of Gladiator brand’s most popular products in a winning combination that’s perfect for any space. GAGP42GBEY
Hanging Door Caddy SystemHanging Door Caddy System
The Hanging Door Caddy System is designed with dorm life in mind. It gives students flexible, adjustable storage on the back of their door, with the option to remove buckets and transport down the hall to the bathroom. Magnets keep buckets secure and hooks provide hanging storage.
Sharadha Terry Products Ltd.
Micro Cotton Expresense TowelsMicro Cotton Expresense Towels
Unique design construct gives it 1.5X absorbency vs. previous generations towels. Proprietary process leads to superior bulkiness, Specially selected Extra fine long staple cotton fibers give it a silky touch with low lint and pill. These unique aspects provide a level of comfort in after bath experience never achieved before.
Personal, Health & Garment Care
EpiladyUSA, Inc.  Best In Category 
Drop Wet/Dry Rechargeable EpilatorDrop Wet/Dry Rechargeable Epilator
The Drop is specifically designed to be used in the shower, and thus is shaped like a drop of water. It has a loop at one end so one can hang it in the shower. The Drop has a charging stand that makes it look attractive on a bathroom counter.
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Crane USA
2-in-1 Warm Mist Humidifier and Steam Inhaler2-in-1 Warm Mist Humidifier and Steam Inhaler
Crane's 2-in-1 Warm Mist Humidifier and Steam Inhaler easily switches from one to the other while allowing for simple use and cleaning. It maintains a sleek, modern design while using innovative and safe technology. Comes in white and blue for additional design options.
Jascor Housewares Inc.
Messy Mutts Elevated Double FeederMessy Mutts Elevated Double Feeder
The Elevated Feeder is a one-of-a-kind design, top to bottom. Three sets of leg heights allows it to adjust to growing dogs. The base is thoughtfully designed with its mess-containing elevated lip and 2 removable stainless steel bowls. Lastly, the silicone feet are non-slip, keeping feeder secure.
Lifespan Brands
Detecto iConnect 8-in-1 Bluetooth Body Fat ScaleDetecto iConnect 8-in-1 Bluetooth Body Fat Scale
This is our first blue tooth connected smart scale that works with a free health app that we developed. this scale helps keep you on track measuring your weight, body fat, muscle mass, bone mass, body water, BMI, calories and athlete mode.
Reliable Corporation
Vivio Garment SteamerVivio Garment Steamer
The Vivio 550GC was inspired by a simple desire to offer unparalleled performance in a commercial grade garment steamer within a beautiful exterior. Delivering powerful steam and able to withstand the rigors of all-day, every day use, the Vivio 550GC has the guts for your garment steaming glory.
Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware
Frieling USA  Best In Category 
French PressFrench Press
French Press features a patented dual filtration system combining a pre-filter and an exclusive super-fine screen for superior coffee. Stainless steel ring inside the coil prevents grounds from bypassing the filter. Together, these components eliminate bitter aftertaste and sediment in the cup. All this technology hidden inside a stunning design.
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With a unique design, the feature that immediately catches the eye is the elongated and narrow shape of the segment that connects the handle with the active part of the Cutlery, and hence the name “Collo-alto” (Italian for ‘long neck’). The curved shape make this flatware very pleasant to use.
Reclaimed Cedar Wood Serving CollectionReclaimed Cedar Wood Serving Collection
A first-of-its-kind collection of eight (8) serving trays and boards made from reclaimed cedar wood from 70-year homes in China. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind. The hexagon design is inspired by the company's support of honeybees and healthy eco-systems.
Oxo Good Grips Pour-Over Coffee MakerOxo Good Grips Pour-Over Coffee Maker
OXO has the only self-regulating, manual pour-over coffee maker on the market, which makes brewing perfect craft coffee effortless. Through its unique Water Tank with precisely designed holes, the system regulates water flow and brew time, ensuring ideal extraction. The lid retains heat while brewing and catches drips when done.
Whisky Tasting Set Whisky Tasting Set
Whisky Tasting Set – with a uniquely shaped glass, metal chilling base and leatherette coaster – was designed to bring out the best in whiskeys and spirits. Mouth-blown glass is tapered, with a narrow top for nosing the whisky. Metal chilling base cools the spirit for at least 30 minutes.