The International Housewares Association has released the names of the 65 finalists in the second annual IHA Innovation Awards in the US.
They have been whittled down from over 400 entries, and the winners in each of the 13 categories will be announced on March 2 at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago.
The finalists are:
Cook & Bakeware category: Companion Group, Perfect Pizza Grilling Stone with Heat Diffusion technology; Cookina (Poirier Richard), Barbeque Xtra; Global Marketing/Woll Cookware USA, Concept Plus; Nordic Ware, Egg Waffle Pan; Rayware, Mason Cash bread baking set.
Kitchen Electrics category: Jura Capresso, Capresso Coffee à la Carte Cup-to-Carafe coffee and tea maker; Jura Capresso, Giga 5, KitchenAid, Pro Line 7 Quart stand mixer; L’Equip, Bosch Mum5 – Styline; Roland Products, Hurom Premium slow juicer/smoothie maker.
Kitchen Hand Tools & Cutlery category: 4 Stir, The Spifter; Casabella Holdings, apple corer; Harold Import Co, The Pomegranate Tool; iSi North America, iSi Basics Flex-it measuring spoon set; Widgeteer, automatic corkscrew.
Kitchenware category: Boston Warehouse Trading Corp, Tornado; Browne USA, Scoop bowls; Chef’n Corp, Pull’n Slice mandolin; Mastrad, Mortar & Grater; Prepara, Roasting Laurel.
Tabletop category: Boxxle, Boxxle 3 litre BIB wine dispenser; Rush3, Chomp Stix; Solvetta, FlatBox-LunchBox by Solvetta; Vapur: The Anti-Bottle, Vapur Shades .5 litre cyan blue; Zuna Enterprises, Frego.
Cleaning category: Browne USA, Magnetic Spot Scrubber; Grillbots by Humminah, Grillbot; MaddieBrit Products, Garbage Disposal Freshener & Cleaner Red Pear with Magnolia; PF WaterWorks, DrainEasy No Clog Bathtub Stopper; Quickie Mfg Corp, Spill Collector.
Floor & Carpet Care category: Bissell Homecare, SpotClean; Cuisine Sante International, Sirena; Oreck Corp, Magnesium RS bagged upright vacuum; Oreck Corp, VersaVac Full Size bagless vacuum & steam mop; Rowenta, Groupe SEB, Delta Force Hand Vac.
Home Organization & Storage category: Rubbo International, Cord Channel XL; Simplehuman, Rectangular Touch-Bar Can; Trash-Ease, Trash-Ease; World Kitchen, Total Solution; YouCopia Products, PodStack Organizer.
The other categories were Bath & Personal Care, Home Décor & Gifts, Household Electrics & Home Environment, Personal & Home Healthcare and Pet Products.
The International Home + Housewares Show will take place in Chicago from March 2 to 5.