As both Millennials and Baby Boomers are occupying smaller dwellings, Meyer has seized the opportunity to create cookware that solves space and storage issues. The company is debuting smart solutions for small space living across several brands, including Anolon, Farberware and Rachael Ray. The new lines debuted at the International Home + Housewares Show.
“We did so much consumer insight and having more space in the kitchen for other things besides cookware has become a necessity for the consumer,” said Jeffrey Kruskall, vp/business development, strategic branding and e-commerce at Meyer Corp. “In the beginning, the buzz was that these types of goods were for young people starting out, but that’s not the case. It does not matter the demographic because most people— unless they have big homes— really have small kitchens.”
In the Anolon brand, Meyer will debut its new SmartStack cookware which has a variety of characteristics that allow for streamlined storage. The line is designed to save space with the nesting system designed so pots and pans fit together without scratching. Additionally, the larger vessels provide greater stovetop versatility and nest to short stacks less than 13 inches tall to maximize cabinet space. The lids, too, can nest together as part of the set or on their own for continued space-saving capabilities.
Farberware will also debut new space-saving tools with its new Neat Nest branded cookware. The aluminum cookware collection is oven safe up to 350°F and is also dishwasher safe. The complementary glass lids nest within the cookware as well.
In the Rachael Ray brand, Meyer will debut an enameled aluminum stacking cookware set. Available in an 8-piece set in both red and teal colors, the set includes a 4-quart covered saucepot; 8-quart covered stockpot; 12.5-inch everything pan; a steamer insert; as well as a lazy solid spoon and a lazy slotted turner.