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2013 Housewares Design Awards Finalists Selected

NEW YORK— The finalists have been selected for the 2013 Housewares Design Awards.

Five product finalists in each of 12 core awards categories were selected from nearly 300 entries representing Cookware & Bakeware; Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances; Countertop Food Prep Appliances; Countertop Kitchenware; Cutlery and Cutting Tools; Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances; Gadgets & Kitchen Tools; Home Environment Appliances; Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning; Home & Outdoor Décor; Personal, Health & Garment Care; and Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware.

“Best in Category” winners for each of the 12 awards categories will be announced during a special Housewares Design Awards presentation ceremony and luncheon. A trio of “Best of the Best” winners— Gold, Silver and Bronze awards— will be selected from the 12 “Best in Category” honorees.

The 2013 Housewares Design Award ceremony will mark the culmination of the 10th-year celebration of the industry’s original and preeminent design competition.

The 2013 Housewares Design Awards ceremony also features the fifth annual Green House Award competition for eco-responsible design. The 2013 Green House Award winner will be selected from among five finalists.

The 2013 Housewares Design Awards luncheon and ceremony is scheduled for January 29, 2013, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Marriott New York Marquis overlooking New York City’s Times Square. Each of the finalist designs will be on display during the Housewares Design Awards luncheon, to be attended by industry business executives and consumer media.

HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® presents the Housewares Design Awards®. Sponsors of 2013 Housewares Design Awards are The Gourmet Housewares Show at NYIGF, Whitford Corporation and Gourmet Insider magazine.

An independent panel of design and merchandising experts convened in mid-November to judge the entries and select finalists, “Best in Category,” “Best of the Best” and “Green House” winners. Members of the selection committee assembled were excused from judging submissions for which they may have had any affiliation.

Housewares Design Awards finalists were chosen based on design believed to differentiate a product with unique appearance and/or function. The judges considered appropriate aesthetics, innovative materials and technology, user benefits (i.e., performance, comfort, ease of use, safety) and marketability.

Green House Award finalists were selected from a subdivision of entries (all Housewares Design Awards entrants could opt into the Green House Award competition for an additional fee) and were not required to have been among the “Best in Category” finalists.

Products judged had to have been introduced to the market between October 1, 2011, and September 30, 2012, and available for purchase by consumers by October 1, 2012. No prototypes were accepted.

Entries and judging are managed by Housewares Design Awards, LLC.

Details on the 2013 Housewares Design Awards are available at

Tickets for the January 29, 2013, luncheon and awards ceremony are available for purchase online at; or by contacting


2013 Housewares Design Awards Finalists*

*Finalists listed alphabetically by company in each category


Cookware & Bakeware



Calphalon AcCuCore 10-Piece Set



L “Removable Handle” Collection


Kuhn Rikon



Nambé LLC

Nambé Chirp Kettle


Swiss Diamond

Nonstick 10.25-inch Crepe Pan


Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances


Jarden Consumer Solutions

Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer


Jura Capresso

Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch Cappuccino Machine


Jura Capresso

Capresso teaC100 Tea Maker


Krups USA

Krups EA82 Espressaria Full Automatic Espresso and Coffee Machine


Whirlpool Corporation

KitchenAid ProLine 2-Slice Toaster


Countertop Food Prep Appliances



Beaba BabyCook Pro2X Baby Food Maker



Beaba BabyCook Pro Baby Food Maker



Bistro Stand Mixer



Calphalon XL Blender


Smith’s Consumer Products

Edgeware Angle Adjust Electric Knife Sharpener


Countertop Kitchenware


Escali Scales

Taso Mixing Bowl Scale


Joseph Joseph

Triscale Kitchen Scale


Pollen Design

Prepara Dry Dock Dish Mat


Silikomart srl

Coverflex Flexible Universal Lid


Simple Wave LLC

Calibowl Non-spill, 5-piece Iconic Mixing Bowl Set


Cutlery & Cutting Tools



Calphalon Precision Series Cutlery


DKB Household USA

FastCut Herb Tool


Kyocera Advanced Ceramics

Kyocera Limited LTD Cutlery Series 6


OXO International

3-in-1 Avocado Slicer


World Kitchen, LLC

Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Knife Set


Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances


Dyson, Inc.

DC44 Animal


Electrolux Small Appliances North America

Electrolux Precision Brushroll Clean



Oreck Magnesium RS



Oreck VersaVac



Rowenta Delta Force Stick Vac


Gadgets & Kitchen Tools


Smith’s Consumer Products

Better Zester


Lifetime Brands, Inc.

Savora Garlic Press


OXO International

OXO Twisting Tea Ball


Roland Products, Inc.

Drosselmeyer Caretta Shellfish Pliers


Swissmar Inc.

Swiss Curve Peeler


Home & Outdoor Décor


Handy Home Products Inc.

The GLOWr Way-finding Illuminating Disks


Lava Lite LLC

14.5-inch Tornado Lava Lamp


PIC Corporation

Twist-It Mosquito Repeller


Simpla, Inc.

Focus Beam Lamp


Z-Line Designs

Triana Workstation


Home Environment Appliances



Blueair Sense Air Cleaner



Therapure 540 Air Cleaner



Brethe Air Cleaner


Swizz Style

Jasmine Aroma Diffuser


Winix Inc.

Winix Signature Series Air Cleaner


Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning



Quick Scrub Double Sided Microfiber Spray Mop


F&M Tool and Plastics, Inc.

Bella Storage Solution 70-Quart Underbed Locking Hinged Lid w/360° Swivel Wheel


Leifheit International USA

Linomatic 400 Deluxe Retractable Clothesline


OXO International

Compact Dustpan and Brush Set



Simplehuman Semi-Round Sensor Can

Personal, Health & Garment Care


Leifheit International USA

Soehnle Steel Elegance Scale



Panasonic Arc3 Men’s Wet/Dry Shaver



Rowenta Eco-Intelligence Steam Iron


Verilux, Inc.

HappyLight Liberty Energy Lamp



Rockee Toothbrush


Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware


Cork Pops

VinOice Wine Chiller & Pourer



ServeItUp Porcelain Serving Stand



Flip & Sip 12-Ounce Vacuum Mug


Host Studios

The Twist Adjustable Aerator


Zak Designs

Non-Skid Gallery Trays


2013 Green House Award Finalists


Alfay Designs

Mighty Mug



Blueair Sense Air Cleaner


Component Design Northwest

Solar Thermometer (DTS392)



Rowenta Eco-Intelligence Steam Iron


Simple Wave LLC

Calibowl Non-spill, 5-piece Iconic Mixing Bowl Set