A portable water filter, a multi-purpose bag clip and gourmet bread knife took “Best of the Best” honors at yesterday’s 2014 Housewares Design Awards gala and ceremony.
The “Best of the Best” honorees were among the 12 “Best in Category” award winners presented during the awards ceremony at the New York Marriott Marquis overlooking Times Square. The ceremony also honored the 2014 Green House Award winner for eco-responsible housewares design.
The Best of the Best Gold award went to the EveryDrop Water Filter by Whirlpool Corporation, which features “fast flow” technology to filter one gallon in two minutes.
The twixit! Seal & Pour Bag Clip from Linden Sweden, Inc. won the “Best of the Best” Silver award. The bag clip features a pour spout with lid that makes pouring from a resealed bag easy and quick.
The “Best of the Best” Bronze award went to the Classic 9-Inch Double Serrated Bread Knife from Wüsthof. The knife features an additional serration inside the knife’s traditional serrations to reduce crumbs and effectively slice delicate ingredients such as tomatoes or melons.
The “Green House” award, honoring the best eco-friendly product of the year, was given to the Snapware Eco-Flip from World Kitchen (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd. The borosilicate glass beverage bottle has a two-part leak-proof flip cap mechanism for easier sipping and resealing.
The 2014 Housewares Design Awards were presented by HomeWorld Business, with sponsorship by NY Now, Whitford Corporation and Gourmet Insider magazine. Products judged were introduced to the United States market between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013. No prototypes were allowed.
Here are the 2014 Best in Category winners:
Fissler Vitavit Comfort Pressure Cooker
Roland Products, Inc.
Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances
Source Home Soda Maker
Countertop Food Prep Appliances
Hurom HG Series Premium Slow Juicer/Smoothie Maker
Roland Products, Inc.
Cole & Mason Derwent Salt Pepper Mill Gift Set
DKB Household USA
Classic 9-inch Double Serrated Bread Knife
Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances
Gadgets & Kitchen Tools
twixit! Seal & Pour Bag Clip
Linden Sweden, Inc.
Home & Outdoor Décor
Grilluminate Extending Grill Light
The Fulham Group
Home Environment Appliances
The EveryDrop Water Filter
Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning
Quick ‘N Easy Upright Sweep Set
Personal, Health & Garment Care
SmartConnect Body Scale
Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware
Stainless Steel Vacuum Carafe SH-HA10
Zojirushi America Corporation
Green House Award
World Kitchen (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd
See the winners in HomeWorld’s upcoming February 17 issue.