A high-performance food processor, a robotic vacuum cleaner and a vegetable spiralizer took “Best of the Best” honors at the 2017 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 during the Winter Las Vegas Market at World Market Center Las Vegas.
The Best of the Best Gold award went to the Electrolux Masterpiece Food Processor, a 17-cup food prep appliance featuring PowerTilt technology and a 1,200-watt TurboBoost induction motor.
The iRobot Roomba 960 vacuum cleaner won the “Best of the Best” Silver award. The vacuum uses localization and mapping technology to build a map of its environment as it cleans while keeping track of its location until it has finished.
The “Best of the Best” Bronze award went to the Oxo Good Grips Hand-Held Spiralizer, designed to make spirals with a square cross section for vegetable noodles that are uniform, curly and approximate the texture of spaghetti.
The ceremony also featured a presentation of the first annual Housewares Design Awards Design Influencer of the Year to West Elm Local, accepted by Mo Mullen, director of business development for West Elm Local.
The 2017 Housewares Design Awards were presented by HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® and hosted for the first time by Las Vegas Market with sponsorship by Whitford Corporation.
Products judged were introduced to the United States market between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016. No prototypes were allowed. Visit housewaresdesignawards.com for more details.
The 2017 Best in Category winners:
Cookware & Bakeware
Trudeau Corporation, Trudeau Round Cake Pan
Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances
Jura Inc., Jura Z6
Countertop Food Prep Appliances
Electrolux, Electrolux Masterpiece Food Processor (Best of the Best Gold)
Nambé, Forte Salt & Pepper Shakers
Cutlery & Cutting Tools
Wüsthof, Classic 7-inch Ultimate Everyday Knife
Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances
iRobot, Roomba 960, (Best of the Best Silver)
Gadgets & Kitchen Tools
Oxo, Oxo Good Grips Hand-Held Spiralizer, (Best of the Best Bronze)
Home & Outdoor Décor
Alessi, Ora in/Ora out clocks
Home Environment Appliances
Swizz Style, Stadler Form Eva Ultrasonic Humidifier
Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning
Casabella Holdings L.L.C., Spin ‘n Dry Mop
Personal, Health & Garment Care
EpiladyUSA, Inc., Epilady Drop Wet/Dry Rechargeable Epilator
Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware
Frieling, French Press