A Glimpse of Housewares in New York
Gibson Crock-Pot casserole
NEW YORK-Tabletop wasn't the only category showcased during last week's New York Tabletop Show; some manufacturers highlighted new cookware and kitchenware as well.
Nambe has added 15 SKUs to its Gourmet collection of wood and metal kitchenware. A rotating utensil holder, kettle, mortar and pestle, French press and pair of cruets are among the new items.
Gibson introduced both cast-iron and ceramic non-electric cookware under license with Crock-Pot. There is a Dutch and a flame-proof casserole, which has a see-through glass lid that captures the essence of a slow cooker.
Portmeirion is taking pride in its Sophie Conran non-stick, ceramic-coated cast aluminum cookware, which recently won an award for excellence from a British trade magazine. The overall Sophie Conran collection, which has an extensive tabletop component, expanded with a cafetiere, a utensil holder and a toast/letter rack. Portmeirion plans to return to the International Home + Housewares Show in March, where it will exhibit Sophie Conran cookware.
Meyer debuted Cucina under the Rachael Ray franchise. The dinnerware portion of the collection is executed in a more subdued palette than is typical for Ray. The solid-color, reactive glazed pattern has a hammered look and comes in pumpkin, cranberry, almond, mushroom and agave colorways. The collection will also include cookware and bakeware and will make a big statement at the Housewares Show, according to a spokeswoman.