Housewares Design Awards

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Cookware & Bakeware
Emile Henry  Best In Category 
Soup PotSoup Pot
Emile Henry presents the new Soup Pot that is both a cook pot and a serving tureen designed for the stovetop, oven and the table. Made in France from burgundy clay, the pot ensures that heat is diffused evenly, cooks gently and maintains an optimal temperature throughout a meal.
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Cooking Miracle, LLC
Smartbowl SystemSmartbowl System
Smartbowl is a revolutionary new cooking and storage system in one. It's never been easier or safer to eat healthy, and to prep your meals ahead of time to make meal time the easiest it's ever been- whether your eating at home or on the go.
Lifetime Brands, Inc.
Sabatier® Rust Resistant Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron CookwareSabatier® Rust Resistant Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Cookware
The cookware technology creates a rust resistant cast iron that is durable, non-porous and stick-resistant. This technology is not a coating, is chemical-free, is safe to use with metal utensils, and is even dishwasher friendly.
Newell Brands
Calphalon Premier(TM) Space Saving CookwareCalphalon Premier(TM) Space Saving Cookware
Calphalon Premier™ Space Saving Cookware securely stacks to save 30% more space*. The unique handle design includes locking features that allow the pots and pans to stack and nest in any order**. Flat, tempered glass covers enhance the stackability, making it easy for consumers to stack the way they want.
SCANPAN PRO S5 9.5” Fry PanSCANPAN PRO S5 9.5” Fry Pan
The SCANPAN PRO S5 series features a new, five-layer Stratanium coating made up of PFOA-free hard particle and wave-like layers that interlock to reinforce the nonstick cooking surface. Stratanium is 50% more durable and offers 30% better food release than any previous SCANPAN nonstick coating.
Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances
JURA Inc.  Best In Category 
The JURA J6 is an expression of good taste, offering the ultimate in coffee specialties. Exclusive JURA technology: Pulse Extraction Process optimizes extraction time for the most flavorful ristretto and espresso; Intelligent Water System automatically detects the filter to ensure water quality; and automatic milk system cleaning and maintenance programs.
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Chefman Perfect Pour Volcano Belgian Waffle MakerChefman Perfect Pour Volcano Belgian Waffle Maker
Thoughtfully designed for ease of use, the IHA Global Innovation 2017 Award winning Perfect Pour Volcano Belgian Waffle Maker includes a measuring cup, a lock-on removable spout and a sloped design that flows batter to perfection, resulting in fluffy, delicious, stress free & mess free waffles every time.
Fagor America
LUX™ LCD Multi-CookerLUX™ LCD Multi-Cooker
The Fagor LUX™ LCD Multi-Cooker is the next generation of the LUX™ Multi-Cooker. It combines the convenience of a pressure cooker and a rice cooker with the flavor infusing power of a slow cooker and yogurt maker. It is designed with an interactive and easy to use digital LCD screen.
Capresso froth Control Capresso froth Control
The first and only automatic milk frother that accommodates chocolate chips and chunks for delicious frothy hot chocolate. Hot chocolate is just the beginning: butterscotch, peanut butter and white chocolate chips offer tantalizing options, and it can also expertly froth milk for rich cappuccinos, lattes, flat whites, and more.
Midea America Corp.
Midea Glass KettleMidea Glass Kettle
Midea’s Variable Temperature Glass Kettle boasts quick and efficient heating for up to 57 ounces of liquid. It offers long-term flawless brilliance, turning the act of boiling water into a relaxing kitchen ambience, and its scratch-resistant glass and brushed stainless steel finish means a crystal-clear view for years.
Countertop Food Prep Appliances
Braun  Best In Category   Bronze Medal Recipient 
Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand BlenderBraun MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender
Ultimate power. Unlimited creativity. The MultiQuick 9 features the world's first ActiveBlade technology, turning the toughest ingredients into the most delicious creations. Attachments include a beaker, whisk, 1.5-cup chopper, masher, jug blender/ice crusher, and food processor.
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Bianco Asia Limited
Multi-function Vacuum Pump SystemMulti-function Vacuum Pump System
This is an exquisite, innovative hand-held household multifunctional vacuum pump, The Simple black cylindrical shape is particularly unique, the upper and lower circular "suction mouth" symmetrical arrangement, a work out, other inhalation, resulting an interesting solid & void alternating performance of the visual effects, connected with the product functional semantics.
Lidl US
Silvercrest Smoothie Maker Silvercrest Smoothie Maker
Lidl US offers the highest quality product at the lowest possible price.
Lidl US
Silvercrest JuicerSilvercrest Juicer
Lidl offers the highest possible quality at the lowest possible price. This product allows customers to bring home incredible value.
Dynapro Commercial Vacuum BlenderDynapro Commercial Vacuum Blender
The Tribest Dynapro is the first commercial vacuum blender on the market. It combines a powerful 2.5 HP, 30,000+ RPM motor with vacuum technology that reduces oxidation, protecting flavors and nutrients. A unique thermochromatic indicator changes colors at 118°F to let you know when your recipe is raw or heated.
Countertop Kitchenware
Botto Design LLC  Best In Category 
½ Smart Storage System½ Smart Storage System
The World’s First Flexible Airtight Storage Container. Expand the container to increase the capacity. Compress it to have less air inside to keep your food fresher. The ½ Smart Storage System is a simple and practical design you will instantly fall in love with.
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Architec Brands
Architec® Gripperwood™ Acacia Grilling & Concave BoardArchitec® Gripperwood™ Acacia Grilling & Concave Board
The patented concave was designed to collect and reintroduce juices back to the meat, and to keep juices from spilling onto the counter or getting lost in the juice groove. It is also designed to complement the angle on kitchen knives, and increases blade contact when slicing and chopping.
DKB Household USA
Cole & Mason Duo Oil & Vinegar PourerCole & Mason Duo Oil & Vinegar Pourer
The Cole & Mason Duo Oil & Vinegar Dispenser is an attractive oil dispenser that holds both oil and vinegar in one durable glass container. It marries style and function, it is beautiful on the tabletop while giving you a consistently even pour.
OXO International Ltd.
Silicone Oven MittSilicone Oven Mitt
The OXO Silicone Oven Mitt has a heat-safe, flame, steam, and stain resistant silicone body and a unique nonslip pattern for improved dexterity and grip. Its soft fabric liner provides added insulation and comfort. It is easy to wipe off and is machine washable.
Typhoon Homewares LLC
Mason Cash In the Forest Kitchen CanisterMason Cash In the Forest Kitchen Canister
The canister has been designed to fit grocery amounts of flour or coffee in perfectly to allow the contents to stay fresh. The intricately embossed forest scene design inspired by folk tales of the mid-19th-centruty is unique to Mason Cash and different to any other canister design on the market.
Cutlery & Cutting Tools
WÜSTHOF  Best In Category 
CLASSIC 4.5CLASSIC 4.5" Asian Utility Knife
The 4.5-inch Asian Utility Knife features a uniquely curved straight edge blade, which allows it to be used as a mini cook’s knife as well as a paring knife. This knife is perfectly designed for both low rock cuts that require moderate heft and precise balance, and closer hand work.
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Cangshan Cutlery Company
TC SeriesTC Series
TC Series knives are designed to perform as essential tools and creative statements, knives that function perfectly while being aesthetically forward and expressive. Balancing premier materials, precise manufacturing and adept hand craftsmanship these knives offer professional caliber performance while providing a modern and distinct representation of design conversations happening today.
Chef Randall
Bolo The Original Rolling KnifeBolo The Original Rolling Knife
This is the first rolling knife where the blade fully rolls and rotates in the users hand. The ergonomics is evident the moment you hold the knife in your hand, you need less force to cut because all the force of your hand is directly above the blade.
DKB Household USA
Zyliss Control CutleryZyliss Control Cutlery
After extensive consumer-focused research into how people use knives in their home, Zyliss has designed a truly innovative knife range. Challenging convention, these knives have been designed to meet the needs of the consumer, not just the professional chef. Unique touch-points support many grip styles for a comfortable controlled grip.
Ginsu Brands
GINSU DishwasherSAFE 14 Piece Knife Block Set in PurpleGINSU DishwasherSAFE 14 Piece Knife Block Set in Purple
GINSU has made cutlery DishwasherSAFE again—but wait, there’s more! Now with the addition of a heavy-duty, molded knife block, busy homemakers can throw not only their knives, but their block into the dishwasher making it easier than ever to keep their cooking space clean.
Gadgets & Kitchen Tools
Bradshaw International  Best In Category 
GoodCook TOUCH Ice Cube TrayGoodCook TOUCH Ice Cube Tray
This ice cube tray is designed more for individual cube use, when a single frozen 2 oz. portion of baby food, herb infused cooking oil, or concentrated iced coffee is needed for specific recipes.
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Lifetime Brands, Inc.
KitchenAid No-Mess No-Stress Citrus PressKitchenAid No-Mess No-Stress Citrus Press
The KitchenAid No-Mess No-Stress Citrus Press reduces effort needed to juice lemons and limes, while straining and containing juice, pits and pulp (eliminating the mess). Designed to sit on your countertop, place halved fruit face down in strainer and press down. The hopper captures the juice.
Mastrad Inc
Express SpoonExpress Spoon
Express spoon can stand vertically. Has a collar that serves 3 purposes; a spoon rest for the counter. Captures sauce when vertical. The collar acts as a pot rest, preventing the spoon slipping into the pot. High grade silicone. Easy to clean and kind to cookware.
OXO International Ltd.
OXO Good Grips Good Gravy Fat Separator - 4CupOXO Good Grips Good Gravy Fat Separator - 4Cup
The Fat Separator makes it easier than ever to create healthier gravies, soups and sauces. A simple squeeze of the innovative trigger handle releases liquid from the bottom leaving all the fat behind. Built-in strainer catches any solids for ultra-smooth sauces and an external drain ensures quick and easy cleanup.
Balloon Quick WhiskBalloon Quick Whisk
Unique coiled inner wires inside a big balloon shaped whisk provide more surface contact to produce greater volume in less time while the smooth outer wires glide easily around the bowl.
Home & Outdoor Décor
Philips Lighting  Best In Category   Silver Medal Recipient 
Philips SceneSwitch LED light bulbPhilips SceneSwitch LED light bulb
The 60W equivalent Philips SceneSwitch LED bulb changes colors when you flip your existing light switch off and on again. Choose between three settings to optimize your activities: daylight for energizing light, soft white for everyday light and a warm glow for cozy light. No dimmer or additional installation required!
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DHP Furniture
Hartford Storage Sectional FutonHartford Storage Sectional Futon
The Hartford Storage Sectional Futon’s compact size and multi-functionality makes it the ultimate small space living solution. The chaise has a unique storage compartment and is interchangeable on each side of the futon. In addition, it can be converted into a Queen Size bed by adding the Hartford Ottoman!
Meco Corporation
Stakmore Expanding Desk with Storage OttomonStakmore Expanding Desk with Storage Ottomon
The perfect piece of functional furniture. When not expanded, the desk has 3 functioning drawers to store your desk accessories or dining accessories –your choice! Need extra seating? Simply pull the leaves out of the included ottoman and it easily expands up to 3 lengths up to 66.25" long.
Twin Star Home
Bell’O® Adjustable Height Desk with ActiveLife™Bell’O® Adjustable Height Desk with ActiveLife™
This desk features clean lines and minimalist design and integrates patent-pending features such as a top display with integrated touch controls and pre-assembled wiring for simple in-home consumer assembly. Plus it features programmable memory, glass top doubles as a white board, ergonomic curved shape and (3) 2.4amp USB ports.
WellnessMats Signature CollectionWellnessMats Signature Collection
With the continued marketplace demand for customizable and monogrammed options for the home, WellnessMats is proud to extend our Premium Standing Solutions, offering beautiful and functional products for the home or workplace. This top-of-the-line product is first class in quality and the only monogrammed option in the anti-fatigue mat category.
Home Environment & Floor Care Appliances
Blueair  Best In Category   Gold Medal Recipient 
Blue Pure 411Blue Pure 411
Blueair’s Blue Pure 411 combines style and performance in a compact, powerful design. It captures 99% of airborne pollutants, including allergens, dust, mold, pet dander, smoke, and pollen. Its quiet operation, Energy Star rating, and custom colored filters make it ideal for a range of rooms and lifestyles.
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BONECO Healthy Air
BONECO U350 Ultrasonic HumidifierBONECO U350 Ultrasonic Humidifier
Our new cool and warm mist U350 ultrasonic humidifier will fulfill all air humidifying needs with whisper quiet operation and long-lasting durability. The top fill feature allows for a more hygienic and easier approach to refilling the unit while the included BONECO AQUA Pro, all but eliminates mineral output.
BONECO Healthy Air
 BONECO W200 Air Washer BONECO W200 Air Washer
The BONECO W200 Air Washer humidifies and cleans the air simultaneously. An evaporator mat works both as a humidification element and a filter element, enriching and purifying the air as it rotates through the water. The simplicity of operation and easy maintenance are what make the W200 Air Washer.
Crane USA
Crane Evaporative HumidifierCrane Evaporative Humidifier
The new Crane Evaporative Humidifier also can turn into an air purifier for year-round air treatment with the purchase of Crane’s new air purifier kit accessory. Go from winter cough and cold relief to spring allergy relief with one home appliance.
Roomba 690 Wi-Fi Connected Robot VacuumRoomba 690 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum
Once a feature found only on premium robotic vacuum cleaners, iRobot has extended the benefits of cloud-connected cleaning to its entry-level Roomba 690, democratizing the power of anytime, anywhere cleaning. At $375, the Roomba 690 offers a sleek, new design with an enhanced user experience via the iRobot HOME App.
Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning
OXO International Ltd.  Best In Category 
Aluminum 3 Tier Shower Caddy Aluminum 3 Tier Shower Caddy
Maximize shower time with the Aluminum 3 Tier Shower Caddy. Rust-proof anodized aluminum construction accommodates a variety of shower staples, with removable trays for easy cleaning, drain slots to prevent water pooling, bottle holes for shampoo storage, and built-in hooks to hold razors or loofahs. Tool-free installation.
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OXO International Ltd.
StrongHold Suction Chrome Soap Dish StrongHold Suction Chrome Soap Dish
Rustproof chrome finish and hidden suction cup provide a professionally installed look. Secures to walls using sturdy, phthalate-free Stronghold suction cup. Soap tray is removable for easy cleaning. Chrome cover easily locks onto suction base
Sterilite Corporation
Sterilite 2.2 Bushel Divided Laundry BasketSterilite 2.2 Bushel Divided Laundry Basket
The Sterilite new 2.2 Bushel Divided Laundry Basket combines innovative functionality with fashionable aesthetics. Created to make the chore of doing laundry simpler, it features a divided panel that can be installed in any location within the basket, resulting in a customized laundry solution.
Unger Industrial, LLC
Unger 2-in-1 Grout & Corner ScrubberUnger 2-in-1 Grout & Corner Scrubber
The 2-in-1 Grout & Corner Scrubber is the only grout cleaning brush available today with a corner cleaning nose designed to clean dirt and grime from corners in the bathroom that most other brushes can’t reach. In addition, v-shaped, beveled bristles get deep into grout for a superior clean.
LinkedBin™ Drawer OrganizerLinkedBin™ Drawer Organizer
LinkedBin was designed to address typical customer pain points with traditional solutions: misaligned bins that slide around. The patent-pending LinkedBin system easily comes together with included locking clips and non-slip feet that keep bins firmly in place. Modular sizing allows for a variety of configurations to truly customize beautiful-looking drawers.
Personal, Health & Garment Care
Pretika Corporation  Best In Category 
Pretika Shiatsu Foot Massager with Thermal TechnologyPretika Shiatsu Foot Massager with Thermal Technology
Sole-soothing 360-degree rotating, pivoting massage heads with innovative Thermal Technology - Heats to 113º F to increase circulation, Cools to 35º F to reduce swelling that is to out-perform the competition in the existing electrical foot massager category by creating an innovative new Thermal Technology feature
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EpiladyUSA, Inc.
The Epilaser is the only at-home laser hair-removal device that targets and treats individual hairs with 100% accuracy, using a microscope camera, four lasers, a spotlight, and a dedicated 6” screen. The Epilaser treats targeted hair, preventing regrowth, with permanent results. Best used on the face. FDA cleared (510k).
Polder Products, LLC
Polder Nail StationPolder Nail Station
The Nail Station is a stylish storage device that generously holds everything needed for professional manicures at home. The application surface, auto-sensor tunnel with UV-LED lights and fan for drying both polish types, offers the complete process. Its portable size is lifestyle friendly. It’s unlike any other cosmetic storage product.
Revlon Hair Tools
Revlon PRO Collection 360 Surround AC StylerRevlon PRO Collection 360 Surround AC Styler
The game-changing Revlon 360 Surround™ Styler redefines everything you know about drying and styling hair. Featuring drying versatility in just one tool, the patent-pending Dual Air Flow System is equipped with two modes of drying: a vertical mode that dries both the front and back of hair, and a horizontal
Spectrum Brands
Remington HC4240 Shortcut Pro Haircut KitRemington HC4240 Shortcut Pro Haircut Kit
The ergonomically designed clipper has a compact design that fits better in the hand. The clipper has an extra-wide, curved blade designed to conform to contours and angles of your head; cutting quicker and more precisely than standard blades. Waterproof design with washout port makes clean up easy.
Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware
Zoku, LLC  Best In Category 
Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel BottleVacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle
The Zoku® Stainless Steel Bottle keeps drinks hot for up to 12 hours or icy cold for up to 24 hours. Rapid-Lock Technology makes the bottle leak-proof and removable paracord lanyard makes it comfortable to carry. Double-walled 18/8 stainless steel bottles come in fashionable colors and 3 different capacities.
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Built NY
Perfect Seal 17 oz Bottle Perfect Seal 17 oz Bottle 
The durable tritan lid of this 17 oz bottle features our patented PerfectSeal™ technology, which makes this bottle leak proof. When capping the bottle, you will feel the locking of our PerfectSeal™ technology- ensuring the cap is securely closed and will not leak.
Built NY
Touch 16 oz Travel Mug Touch 16 oz Travel Mug 
The push to drink lid features our PefectSeal™ technology, which makes this mug leak and spill proof. The push to drink mechanism allows for convenient one handed drinking. The lid has an easy-to-clean feature, a tab that allows you to clean the silicone stopper underneath the drinking spout.
Built NY
Built Flip Top 18 oz BottleBuilt Flip Top 18 oz Bottle
The durable flip top lid makes it easy for one handed drinking. This bottle features a silicone carry strap that ties back to the color of the bottle, being both fashionable and functional. The lid is designed to lock back, so it does not fall out of place while drinking.
Typhoon Homewares LLC
Kilner® Food On The Go Kilner® Food On The Go
The product is unique as it allows both dry and wet food to be stored separately in the one Kilner® Jar. The stainless steel cup that sits below the lid can be used to store liquid separately from the ingredients inside the jar, allowing it to stay dry and crisp.
Smart Home Award
iRobot   Award Winner 
Roomba 690 Wi-Fi Connected Robot VacuumRoomba 690 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum
Once a feature found only on premium robotic vacuum cleaners, iRobot has extended the benefits of cloud-connected cleaning to its entry-level Roomba 690, democratizing the power of anytime, anywhere cleaning. At $375, the Roomba 690 offers a sleek, new design with an enhanced user experience via the iRobot HOME App.
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