2014 Housewares Design Awards Finalists Selected

The finalists are in for the 2014 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; 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 2014 Housewares Design Award ceremony will mark the culmination the 11th year of the industry’s original and preeminent design competition.

The 2014 Housewares Design Awards ceremony also features the sixth annual Green House Award competition for eco-responsible housewares design. The 2014 Green House Award winner will be selected from among five finalists.

The 2014 Housewares Design Awards luncheon and ceremony is scheduled for February 4, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel 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 housewares business executives and consumer media.

HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® presents the Housewares Design Awards®. Sponsors of the 2014 Housewares Design Awards are NY Now: The Market for Home & Lifestyle; 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 and were not required to have been among the “Best in Category” finalists.

Products judged had to have been made available to consumers for the first time between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013. No prototypes were accepted.

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

Details on the 2014 Housewares Design Awards are available at www.housewaresdesignawards.com.

Tickets for the February 4 luncheon and awards ceremony are available for purchase online at www.housewaresdesignawards.com; or by contacting [email protected].


2014 Housewares Design Awards Finalists*

*Finalists listed alphabetically by company in each category 

Cookware & Bakeware


Casteline Fix Handle 4.7-Quart Saute Pan


Kavalierglass of North America, Inc.

SIMAX Smart Touch Rectangular Casserole 3-Piece Set



Omelette Maker



CookServ Paella Pan


Roland Products, Inc.

Fissler Vitavit Comfort Pressure Cooker


Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances

Bradshaw International

Bialetti Diva Single-Serve Italian Espresso System


Jura Capresso



Nescafé Dolce Gusto

Nescafé Dolce Gusto Circolo


Panasonic Corporation of North America

Panasonic Breakfast Collection Coffee Maker


SodaStream USA

SodaStream Source Home Soda Maker


Countertop Food Prep Appliances


Escali SmartConnect Kitchen Scale


Jarden Consumer Solutions

Food Saver V4685



Kenwood Cooking Chef


Roland Products, Inc.

Hurom HH Series Premium Slow Juicer/Smoothie Maker


Roland Products, Inc.

Hurom HG Series Premium Slow Juicer/Smoothie Maker


Countertop Kitchenware


Collapse-it Silicone Food Storage


DKB Household USA

Cole & Mason Derwent Salt Pepper Mill Gift Set



Mezzaluna with Herb Chopping Board



Curvo Colander


Trudeau Corporation

Perfect Dripless Oil Bottle


Cutlery & Cutting Tools


Shun Sora


Scanpan USA, Inc.

Global SAI



Classic 9-inch Double Serrated Bread Knife



Gourmet 8-inch Vegetable Knife


Zwilling J.A. Henckels

Miyabi Evolution


Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances

Anvid Products, Inc.

Sienna Luna Plus Steam Cleaning System


EcoVacs Robotics, Inc.

Winbot W730 The Window Cleaning Robot


Electrolux Small Appliances North America

Eureka MyVac


Haan Corporation

Multiforce Pro


iRobot Corporation

iRobot Braava 380t


Gadgets & Kitchen Tools


PinPair Rolling Pin


Joseph Joseph

Joseph Joseph Easy-press


Linden Sweden, Inc.

twixit! Seal & Pour Bag Clip



Good Grips Cookie Press with Disk Storage Case



Battery Powered Beater


Home & Outdoor Décor

PIC Corporation

PIC Fruit Fly Trap


PIC Corporation

Citronella Plus Streamers


The Fulham Group

Grilluminate Extending Grill Light


Twin-Star International Home Furnishings

Amherst Desk


Verilux, Inc.

SmartLight Curve Productivity Lamp


Home Environment Appliances


H5 Spiral Hybrid Humidifier


Plaston International Corp.

Air-O-Swiss U200 Ultrasonic Humidifier



Soma Water Filter


Swizz Style

Stadler Form Albert Dehumidifier


Whirlpool Corporation

The EveryDrop Water Filter


Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning


Quick ‘N Easy Upright Sweep Set


Focus Products Group International, LLC

Clothesline Crescent Rod



Colorful Foam Laundry Tote with Drawstring



Good Grips Double Sided Flip Mop



Good Grips Over-the-Door Foldaway Valet


Personal, Health & Garment Care

Conair Corporation

True Glow Sonic Facial Brush


Escali Scales

SmartConnect Body Scale


Rowenta Beauty

Straight Express Iron


Spectrum Brands/Remington

HyperFlex Series Shavers



Maytag Smartfill Digital Iron + Steamer


Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware

Aladdin, a brand of PMI

Aladdin Heritage Plaid Lunch Kit & Vacuum Bottle


Cool Gear International

EZ-Freeze Expandable Salad Kit


Vacu Vin

Vacu Vin Snap Wine Thermometer


World Kitchen (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd.

Snapware Eco-Flip


Zojirushi America Corporation

Stainless Steel Vacuum Carafe SH-HA10


2014 Green House Awards Finalists

Finum by Riensch & Held GmbH & Co. KG

Traveler Zita


Focus Products Group International, LLC

Clothesline Crescent Rod


Soda Stream USA

Soda Stream Source Home Soda Maker


World Kitchen (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd.

Snapware Eco-Flip


Zak Designs

Moso Tableware