Tovala, a meal service and countertop smart oven that scans, steams, broils and bakes chef-crafted meals, has closed on a $20 million Series B funding round led by Finistere Ventures, with participation from new investors Comcast Ventures, OurCrowd and Rich Products Ventures.
Kalorik is marking its 90th anniversary this year with a host of fresh products, licensing and marketing programs, including a new licensing agreement with “Mad Hungry” television personality and cookbook author Lucinda Scala Quinn; a new limited edition air fryer illustrated by French artist Luiza Laffitte; and a new line of “rapid” appliances developed in partnership with the technology firm Strix.
DeLonghi America has launched new products in its kitchen electrics and home comfort categories, including a new air fryer and a new portable air conditioner.
Travel restrictions haven’t stopped Breville from hosting entertaining special events. The company is hosting a virtual “meet the makers pizza tour” featuring local celebrity chefs sharing tips on how to master pizza at home using the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo.
Finishing Touch Flawless, the personal care brand now owned by Church & Dwight, recently introduced its newest hair removal device, the Flawless Nu Razor. Like the other hair removal products in the brand’s line, the new razor is said to instantly and painlessly remove unwanted leg and body hair.
Calphalon has introduced the Performance Cool Touch Countertop Oven to enhance countertop cooking for the at-home chef. The appliance is designed with an innovative exterior that stays up to 75% cooler when cooking, compared to the company’s oven model 2101713.
Emerson Quiet Kool, a division of Home Easy, is introducing its first light weight outdoor 1,000 BTU portable air conditioner. It is designed to cool up to 100 square feet, and is ideal for camping grounds, job sites, mini offices or wherever cooling is needed for tight spaces.
Plum is expanding its distribution network as it moves forward in its next chapter of global growth for its wine appliance. The company has partnered with Eastern Marketing, Maple Distributing, and Pinnacle Sales Group to position Plum for increased widespread distribution in U.S. markets beginning May 2020.
James Beard called bread “the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods” and it seems today’s consumers agree, propelling sales of breadmakers to new heights. Indeed, sales of kitchen appliances have surged in recent weeks, as the COVID-19 health crisis and stay-at-home mandates fueled a renewed interest in home cooking, especially appliances suited to making comfort cuisine— sandwich makers, slow/multi-cookers, air fryers, convection/toaster ovens— as well as appliances used for fun foods, including popcorn makers, indoor grills and treat makers.
Hamilton Beach has filed a Form 12b-25 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for extension of time to file its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the three-month period ended March 31. The company said it discovered accounting irregularities with respect to the timing of recognition of selling and marketing expenses and the classification of certain expenditures within the statement of operations at its Mexican subsidiary.