FIVE of our favorite innovations from the 2018 International Home + Housewares Show

FIVE of our favorite innovations from the 2018 International Home + Housewares Show

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Every March, over 2,000 companies descend upon McCormick Place in Chicago from far and wide bringing their wares to debut and display at the International Home and Housewares Show!

We’ve chosen five of our favorite new products – those that were innovative, eye-catching and that made us say, “Why didn’t we think of that!” We hope you enjoy and are inspired!

Product: Rice-n-Slice Vegetable Ricer

Company: Farberware

Description: This manual vegetable ricer features a one-handed pump mechanism that is easy-to-use and requires less strength than a traditional ricer. Perfect for ricing cooked vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, squash, potatoes and turnips.

Product: 3-in-1 Breakfast Station

Company: Gourmia

Description: Who needs a messy kitchen? This single appliance can toast, fry and steam an entire breakfast. The 3-in-1 Breakfast Station features a two-slice toaster, a removable steamer tray and lid, poaching tray, 10-egg boil tray, measuring cup, sliding crumb remover and spatula.

Product: Tilt Bowl

Company: Joseph Joseph

Description: The Joseph Joseph Tilt™ features an integrated thumb hole to make it more comfortable to hold while mixing. In addition, the curved base allows the user to tilt it up to 45 degrees while remaining stable.

Product: The Precision Gooseneck Kettle

Company: KitchenAid

Description: “Simply pour with precision.” This new kettle from KitchenAid features a gooseneck spout and three unique flow rate settings to deliver precise pour control. A brew range thermometer is displayed in the lid to keep track of the water temperature while pouring. Selected as a finalist in the Kitchen Electronics category for this year’s Global Innovation Awards, the Precision Gooseneck Kettle will be available in June, 2018, for $99.99.

Product: Toaster

Company: SMEG (in partnership with Dolce & Gabbana)

Description: When is a toaster not just a toaster? While not an “innovation” per se, we had to cap off our “top five” products with this product. For those that value high-end design in their kitchen, SMEG, in their first ever collaboration with Dolce & Gabbana, have revealed the “breakfast suite,” an electric juicer, tea kettle and toaster, all hand-painted. Purchase your toaster now for $600 at Neiman Marcus or Williams & Sonoma.


While just a small sampling of the new products at the International Home and Housewares show, these products are innovative in form, functionality and design.

We hope these inspired your next idea and who knows, maybe next year we’ll be featuring YOUR product!

Happy Inventing!


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