A host of housewares suppliers had cause to celebrate on Friday when they were handed the Gold and Silver accolades in the Product of the Year Awards 2010.
Hundreds of representatives of the housewares and related industries gathered at London’s Sheraton Park Hotel to enjoy an excellent lunch and top-class entertainment from Rufus Hound – and to find out which products the judges had chosen to receive an award from this year’s record number of entries.
In housewares, companies were honoured in four categories. In the Cookware & Bakeware category Silver awards went to Alan Silverwood for its roasting dish with basting handle, Valerie Graham for the Maxwell & Williams Microstoven range and Eddingtons for its Silkomart silicone chocolate moulds.
Gold in the category went to Chomette Dornberger for the Emile Henry Tagine.
Eddingtons also triumphed in the Kitchenware category with its Spirelli Spiral Slicer, which won Silver, while JWP was similarly honoured for its Lock & Lock Boroseal storageware. And in this category two Gold Awards went to Robert Welch Designs – for its Signature knives and Signature serving utensils.
Companies honoured in the Tabletop category with Silver were JWP for its Tavola Swiss CapStore Rondo, Vacu Vin for its Glass Markers and Kitchen Craft with the Classic cake stand. And Denby walked away with Gold for its Amethyst tableware.
In the Small Electricals category Silver winners were Swan Products with the Teasmade, Nespresso UK for its Citiz & Milk coffee maker, Horwood for its Stellar Dual Zone induction hob and Kenwood with the Triblade range.
Gold winner in the category was Cuisinart for its soup maker.
Winners in each of the other Product of the Year categories, with Gold winners listed first, were as follows:
Décor: Dulux Perfect Painting paintbrushes; Eco-Ezee paint tray and brushes; Crown Earthbalance paint range; Trimaco One Tuff dustsheet.
DIY: Evo-Stik Greengrab; Mulberry Imports collapsible bucket; Lundberg (solid oak stair cladding); QEP Lash (tile spacers and levellers).
Hand Tool: Faithfull Right Cut (Toolbank); Roughneck Door & Board Lifter; Stanley FatMax lighted level (600mm); Bahco Heavy Duty Wrecking Knife.
Hardware: Megaman UK Eco-eye Mini; High ‘n’ Dry Hedgehog gutter brush; Robimatic Wasp Pipe; Mira 360 showerhead.
Power Tool: Dremel 7.2V driver; QEP Torque Master Power electric tile cutter; Bosch IXO IV Full Package Exakt Precision EC230.
Security: Yale PVCu replacement door and window handles; Master Lock One; Byron CS35D.
Fertilisers & Chemicals: Scotts Miracle-Gro Patch Magic; Vital Earth Chicken Poo natural fertiliser; Unwins Gro-Sure seeds; Westland Eraza; Baby Bio for Herbs.
Garden sundries: Cuprinol Power Pad decking; Hozelock Prometal hose fittings; Stewart self-watering herb pot; Keter Coolbar.
Garden tools: Fiskars Servo Grass shear; Bosch AHS 54-20 lithium ion hedgecutter; Ryobi Hedge Sweep hedge trimmer; Hozelock Compact 100 pressure washer.
The Product of the Year Awards are organised by Housewares and DIY Week and sponsored by Beam, Lakeland, Spring Fair International and Autumn Fair International, Home Hardware, Top Drawer Home, QVC, the Totally shows, Garden & Leisure, Sam’s Trade Centres, Polycell, International, Hammerite, Dulux, Cuprinol, EDRA, Kiss and Sikkens.