Outstanding housewares products were honoured in New York this week with the announcement of the winners of the 2013 US Housewares Design Awards.

US Housewares Design Awards names its winners

Outstanding housewares products were honoured in New York this week with the announcement of the winners of the 2013 US Housewares Design Awards.

US Housewares Design Awards names its winners

The accolades comprised a dozen Best in Category awards, from which three Best of the Best winners were also chosen, plus the Green House design award for ecologically-responsible housewares design.

The 12 Best in Category awards were as follows: Cookware & Bakeware, Nambé Chirp kettle; Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances, Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch cappuccino machine; Countertop Food Prep Appliances, Smith’s Consumer Products Edgeware Angle Adjust electric knife sharpener; Countertop Kitchenware, Joseph Joseph Triscale kitchen scale; Cutlery & Cutting Tools, Kyocera Advanced Ceramics cutlery Series 6; Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances, Electrolux Small Appliances Precision Brushroll Clean; Gadgets & Kitchen Tools, Swissmar Swiss Curve peeler; Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning, Simplehuman Semi-Round Sensor Can; Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware, Host Studios The Twist Adjustable Aerator; Home & Outdoor Décor, Handy Home Products The GLOWr Wayfinding Illumination Discs; Home Environment Appliances, Swizz Style Jasmine aroma diffuser; and Personal, Health & Garment Care, Panasonic Arc3 men’s wet/dry shaver ES-SL41.

Winning Best of the Best – Gold was the Nambe Chirp stovetop kettle, with its sleek design and audible boiling signal. Best of the Best – Silver went to the Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch, the world’s smallest one-touch automatic cappuccino machine, while the Swizz Style Jasmine aroma diffuser took Best of the Best – Bronze.

Finally, the Green House design award was presented to the Simple Wave Calibowl non-spill five-piece Iconic mixing bowl set. Each bowl is designed with a curved undercut lip that pushes the food onto the utensil, preventing it from spilling over the edge. The bowls are made in the USA of 100% BPA-free recycled polypropylene.

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A host of housewares products have received accolades in the Housewares Design Awards at a ceremony held during this week's New York International Gift Fair.

US Housewares Design Awards names its winners

A host of housewares products have received accolades in the Housewares Design Awards at a ceremony held during this week’s New York International Gift Fair.

US Housewares Design Awards names its winners

Amongst the winners were British companies Joseph Joseph and Robert Welch.

The International Housewares Association manages product submission and the judging of the products, which had to have been introduced to the US market between October 1 2010 and September 30 2011. The awards programme picks 12 Best in Category winners and then three Best of the Best from those.

In the Gadgets & Kitchen Tools category, Chef’n Corporation won with its SleekStor Pinch+Pour beakers, and went on to take Silver in Best of the Best. The Pinch+Pour technology provides a flexible silicone form that can be pinched to create a pour spout, coupled with a sturdy nylon core that helps the beakers retain their shape.

In Cookware & Bakeware, Welcome Home Brands took the award for its paper bakeware, and also took Bronze in Best of the Best. The range offers decorative, oven-safe paper bakeware in freestanding forms into which mixture can be poured and which can then be placed directly into the oven.

The Gold Best of the Best award went to Swizz Style for its Stadler Form Anna fan heater, which won in the Home Environment Appliances category.

In other categories, Jura Capresso’s Jura Impressa J9 One Touch TFT won in Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances; Cuisinart’s Blend and Cook soupmaker in Countertop Food Prep Appliances; Joseph Joseph’s No-Spill Mill electric salt and pepper mill with closing base in Countertop Kitchenware; Robert Welch’s Signature range in Cutlery; Black + Blum’s Lunch Pot in Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware; Electrolux Home Care Products’ Nimble in Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances; Cool Gear International’s Go Gear Travel Tubes in Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning; Nambe’s Elbow photo frame in Home & Outdoor Décor; and Spectrum Brands’ Remington Pro Power Series haircut & beard trimmer in Personal, Health & Garment Care.

The Green House Design Award winner was the Fresh Air Odor-Free kitchen compost collector from Full Circle.

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