2013 Housewares Design Award winners announced

Housewares Design AwardsThe GLOWr Wayfinding Illumination Discs by Handy Home Products Inc. won the Home & Outdoor Decor "Best in Category" honor at the 2013 Housewares Design Awards.
NEW YORK - A gourmet harmonic kettle, a one-touch automatic cappuccino machine and an ultrasonic aroma diffuser were honored as the "Best of the Best" during the 2013 Housewares Design Awards gala luncheon and ceremony.

The "Best of the Best" honorees were among the 12 "Best in Category" award winners presented during the awards ceremony at the New York Marriott Marquis overlooking Times Square. The ceremony also honored the 2013 Green House Award winner for eco-responsible housewares design.

The Nambé Chirp kettle took top honors as "Best of the Best - Gold." The Chirp kettle, part of the Nambé Gourmet line, features a contemporary, angled stainless steel body with a five-ply bottom for quick heating. The kettle signals the user with a distinctive harmonic tone.

"Best of the Best - Silver" went to the Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch cappuccino machine from Jura Capresso. The touch of one button on the compact ENA 9 prepares cappuccino, latte macchiato, crema coffee or espresso.

"Best of the Best - Bronze" went to Swizz Style's Jasmine aroma diffuser. The tabletop diffuser with interval settings uses ultrasound technology to transform water blended with essential oils into a fine mist.

Twelve "Best in Category" winners were presented during the ceremony:

Home & Outdoor Décor

Handy Home Products Inc. - The GLOWr Wayfinding Illumination Discs

Cookware & Bakeware

Nambé LLC - Chirp kettle

Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances

Jura Capresso - Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch cappuccino machine

Countertop Food Prep Appliances

Smith's Consumer Products - Edgeware Angle Adjust electric knife sharpener

Countertop Kitchenware

Joseph Joseph - Triscale kitchen scale

Cutlery & Cutting Tools

Kyocera Advanced Ceramics - Kyocera Limited LTD Cutlery Series 6
Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances

Electrolux Small Appliances North America - Electrolux Precision Brushroll Clean

Gadgets & Kitchen Tools

Swissmar Inc. - Swiss Curve peeler

Home Environment Appliances

Swizz Style - Jasmine aroma diffuser

Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning

Simplehuman - Semi-Round Sensor can

Personal, Health & Garment Care

Panasonic - Arc3 Men's Wet/Dry shaver (Model ES-SL41)

Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware

Host Studios - The Twist adjustable aerator

Honoring eco-responsible design that embodies green living principles, the "Green House" Design Award was presented to the Simple Wave Calibowl Non-Spill 5-Piece Iconic mixing bowl set. Featuring Calibowl's patented non-spill design, each bowl is designed with a curved undercut lip and pushes the food onto the utensil, preventing it from spilling over the edge. Made in the U.S. of 100% BPA-free recycled polypropylene, each bowl has a wide base with a silicone grip to prevent slipping or tipping.

The Green House Award finalists were selected from Housewares Design Awards category entries that also were entered into the separate Green House competition.
The 2013 Housewares Design Awards are presented by Homeworld Business, with sponsorship by The Gourmet Housewares Show at NYIGF, Whitford Corporation and Gourmet Insider magazine.

Products judged were introduced to the United States market between Oct. 1, 2011 and Sept. 30, 2012. No prototypes were allowed.


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