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2013 Housewares Design Awards finalists selected

NEW YORK -- The finalists have been selected for the 2013 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 and Cutting Tools; 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 2013 Housewares Design Awards ceremony will mark the culmination of the 10th-year celebration of the industry's original and pre-eminent design competition.

The 2013 Housewares Design Awards ceremony also features the fifth annual Green House Award competition for eco-responsible design. The 2013 Green House Award winner will be selected from among five finalists.

The 2013 Housewares Design Awards luncheon and ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Marriott New York Marquis 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 industry business executives and consumer media.

Homeworld Business presents the Housewares Design Awards. Sponsors of 2013 Housewares Design Awards are The Gourmet Housewares Show at NYIGF, 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 (all Housewares Design Awards entrants could opt into the Green House Award competition for an additional fee) and were not required to have been among the "Best in Category" finalists.

Products judged had to have been introduced to the market between Oct. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2012, and available for purchase by consumers by Oct. 1, 2012. No prototypes were accepted.

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

Tickets for the luncheon and awards ceremony are available for purchase online at, or by contacting

The 2013 Housewares Design Awards finalists are:

Home & Outdoor Décor

Handy Home Products Inc.

The GLOWr Way-finding Illuminating Disks

Lava Lite LLC

14.5-inch Tornado Lava Lamp

PIC Corporation

Twist-It Mosquito Repeller

Simpla, Inc.

Focus Beam Lamp

Z-Line Designs

Triana Workstation

Cookware & Bakeware


Calphalon AcCuCore 10-Piece Set


L "Removable Handle" Collection

Kuhn Rikon


Nambé LLC

Nambé Chirp Kettle

Swiss Diamond

Nonstick 10.25-inch Crepe Pan

Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances

Jarden Consumer Solutions

Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer

Jura Capresso

Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch Cappuccino Machine

Jura Capresso

Capresso teaC100 Tea Maker

Krups USA

Krups EA82 Espressaria Full Automatic Espresso and Coffee Machine

Whirlpool Corporation

KitchenAid ProLine 2-Slice Toaster

Countertop Food Prep Appliances


Beaba BabyCook Pro2X Baby Food Maker


Beaba BabyCook Pro Baby Food Maker


Bistro Stand Mixer


Calphalon XL Blender

Smith's Consumer Products

Edgeware Angle Adjust Electric Knife Sharpener

Countertop Kitchenware

Escali Scales

Taso Mixing Bowl Scale

Joseph Joseph

Triscale Kitchen Scale

Pollen Design

Prepara Dry Dock Dish Mat

Silikomart srl

Coverflex Flexible Universal Lid

Simple Wave LLC

Calibowl Non-spill, 5-piece Iconic Mixing Bowl Set

Cutlery & Cutting Tools


Calphalon Precision Series Cutlery

DKB Household USA

FastCut Herb Tool

Kyocera Advanced Ceramics

Kyocera Limited LTD Cutlery Series 6

OXO International

3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

World Kitchen, LLC

Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Knife Set

Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances

Dyson, Inc.

DC44 Animal

Electrolux Small Appliances North America

Electrolux Precision Brushroll Clean


Oreck Magnesium RS


Oreck VersaVac


Rowenta Delta Force Stick Vac

Gadgets & Kitchen Tools

Smith's Consumer Products

Better Zester

Lifetime Brands, Inc

Savora Garlic Press

OXO International

OXO Twisting Tea Ball

Roland Products, Inc.

Drosselmeyer Caretta Shellfish Pliers

Swissmar Inc.

Swiss Curve Peeler

Home Environment Appliances


Blueair Sense Air Cleaner


Therapure 540 Air Cleaner


Brethe Air Cleaner

Swizz Style

Jasmine Aroma Diffuser

Winix Inc.

Winix Signature Series Air Cleaner

Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning


Quick Scrub Double Sided Microfiber Spray Mop

F&M Tool and Plastics, Inc.

Bella Storage Solution 70-Quart Underbed Locking Hinged Lid w/360° Swivel Wheel

Leifheit International USA

Linomatic 400 Deluxe Retractable Clothesline

OXO International

Compact Dustpan and Brush Set


Simplehuman Semi-Round Sensor Can

Personal, Health & Garment Care

Leifheit International USA

Soehnle Steel Elegance Scale


Panasonic Arc3 Men's Wet/Dry Shaver


Rowenta Eco-Intelligence Steam Iron

Verilux, Inc.

HappyLight Liberty Energy Lamp


Rockee Toothbrush

Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware

Cork Pops

VinOice Wine Chiller & Pourer


ServeItUp Porcelain Serving Stand


Flip & Sip 12-Ounce Vacuum Mug

Host Studios

The Twist Adjustable Aerator

Zak Designs

Non-Skid Gallery Trays

2013 Green House Award Finalists

Alfay Designs

Mighty Mug


Blueair Sense Air Cleaner

Component Design Northwest

Solar Thermometer (DTS392)


Rowenta Eco-Intelligence Steam Iron

Simple Wave LLC

Calibowl Non-spill, 5-piece Iconic Mixing Bowl Set


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