2019 International Home + Housewares Show TV Preview
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The International Home + Housewares Show is the world’s premier exposition of products for the home. It features more than 2,200 exhibitors from over 50 countries showcasing the latest trends and newest products the housewares industry has to offer. Below is a preview of some of the innovative new products featured at this year’s show. Please check out their websites for more information.
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Nothing says housewares more than baking pans, and one of the biggest trends at this year’s International Home + Housewares Show is that consumers want commercial grade performance in their home kitchen. And that’s what these NUCU pans provide. The 100% aluminum, gold, nonstick coated pans provide exceptional durability and they’re made in the USA!
Why is 100% aluminum important? Most bakeware is a combination of aluminized steel and steel, which is not a good conductor of heat. 100% aluminum distributes heat evenly for consistent baking and the nonstick, gold color helps prevent over-browning (darker pans absorb more heat are more prone to burning.)
NUCU is manufactured by Vollarth, a 145-year-old company that caters to the professional food service industry, and now, with NUCU, their products are available to the consumer.
Prices range from $30-$40. Available at select specialty stores. For more information go to NUCU.com.
Another commercial-grade product that is just coming to the consumer market is Turbo Pot. Turbo Pot cookware is being used by several major restaurant chains like the Cheesecake Factory, Panda Express and California Pizza Kitchen because of its high-performance and high-speed cooking abilities. Note: these pots are made for gas stovetop cooking.
Traditional gas stovetop cooking is not efficient. Gas escapes from under the side of the pot, reducing heat transfer and slowing your cooking. To improve this, Turbo Pot designed unique, heat exchanger fins on the bottom of the cookware. This revolutionary design increases the heating surface area and distributes the heat evenly. As a result, the Turbo Pot's patented, advanced, heat sink technology captures more heat, reduces energy use by 30% and decreases cooking time by 30%-50%. Turbo Pot also cooks healthier as less emissions are released into the air which reduces your carbon footprint. Fast cooking also helps vegetables retain nutrients.
Prices range from $40-$80. Available on Amazon.com. For more information go to Turbopot.com.
One of the biggest categories at the Housewares Show is coffee innovation. But with Melitta, what’s old is new again! Traditional pour-over coffee is making a come-back. And Melitta makes it easy to have handcrafted, coffeehouse quality, single-serve coffee in your home. In fact, Melitta is the brand that invented the pour-over brew method. In 1908, a German housewife, Melitta Bentz, was tired of bitter coffee so she punched holes in the bottom of a brass pot with a nail and used blotting paper from her son’s school exercise book as a filter to hold the grounds…and coffee history was made! The Melitta name has since become synonymous with pour-over coffee and the company’s universally recognized coffee filters.
The beauty of pour-over when you are entertaining is that you can offer each guest their own, individualized, brewing experience (regular, decaf, dark roast, flavored, etc.) It’s also a great space-saver on your countertop (as opposed to large coffee makers,) so they’re great for dorm rooms or city apartments. Brand new is the Heritage Series Pour-Over Coffeemakers that allows you to entertain in style, and brew and serve in a variety of vintage-colored carafes.
Prices range from $15-$50; Available at most retail outlets and online. For more information go to Melitta.com.
Another hot category is air fryers. They are booming in popularity, especially for families with young children (who love anything crispy!) They are a healthy, low-fat alternative to deep frying.
The Cuisinart name is synonymous with countertop appliances. This brand-new, compact air fryer, the Cuisinart AFR 25, is a smaller unit that saves countertop space and has a sleek stainless-steel design, so it’s a nice addition to countertop displays. Though compact, it has a large capacity (up to 2.5 lbs. of food) and is simple to use: just one turn of the knob to set the time and another turn to set the temperature. And it uses 98% less oil than a deep fryer!
Price: $100. The product just launched and is available at Kohl’s (and soon will be more widely available.) For more information go to Cusinart.com.
With the increase in smart and connected products, anything robotic also is growing in popularity. And the ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 930, takes robotic vacuuming (and mopping) to the next level. This is the first 2-in-1 unit that combines both vacuuming and mopping in one model (an industry exclusive).
What makes the DEEBOT unique is the adaptive floor sensing technology. It knows if it’s on carpet or hardwood floor and it will adapt accordingly. It also has laser-based smart navigation that scans and maps cleaning areas, so it learns and constantly adapts to your home.
With the App, the user can draw virtual boundaries and pinpoint specific areas to clean or avoid. If you have a spill in the kitchen, just circle where the spill is and the DEEBOT will come and clean it up! If you’re at work and plan on having last minute guests for dinner that night, just press a button and have your home vacuumed and cleaned by the time you get home. You can also schedule regular cleaning times (i.e. every Saturday at 9 a.m.) and it even has Alexa and Google Home integration.
Suggested retail price is $650 (but you can find it online at discounted prices of $50 to $100 less.) Available at most major retailers. For more information go to Ecovacs.com.
The Bartesian is the first-ever cocktail maker to use capsuled flavors with your choice of liquor for creating premium cocktails at home with just the touch of a button. It couldn’t be easier! Just place your favorite vodka, gin, tequila, whiskey or rum in the clear containers and add water in the main unit. Then, pick the cocktail you’d like to make. Four classic cocktails are available: Cosmopolitan, Margarita, Whiskey Sour and Sex on the Beach as well as two Bartesian signature cocktails: Uptown Rocks (gin cocktail) and Bartesian Breeze (rum cocktail). More choices will be available soon, including Old Fashioned, Sazerac, Boulevardier, Manhattan and Long Island Iced Tea.
To make a cocktail, put the pod in the Bartesian, choose a strength: light, regular or double (there is even a “mocktail” for an alcohol-free choice), press a button and the drink is ready in seconds. And don’t worry that you’ll mix a flavor with the wrong liquor. A barcode on the pod lets the Bartesian know which alcohol goes with that pod. Now that’s Smart technology!
Price: $299. Available only for pre-order right now at Bartesian.com. Will be released later in March. For more information go to Bartesian.com.