Finalists Named for Housewares Innovations Awards

Basic RGBROSEMONT, Ill.–There are 65 finalists in the second annual IHA Innovations Awards sponsored by the International Housewares Association. Winners in each of 13 categories will be announced during the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago next month, and there will be a reception at the Innovation Awards display in the Hall of Global Innovation. The Housewares Show opens at 10 a.m. on March 15 and runs through 3 p.m. March 18.

More than 500 entries were received and were judged by a panel of industry experts and news media. The finalists will be on display in the New Product Showcases located in the Buyers Club in each Show building.

“We are pleased to honor exhibitors’ cutting-edge innovations. Congratulations to all of the finalists,” said Phil Brandl, IHA president & CEO.

The finalists are:

Bath & Personal Care

Ginsey Home Solutions: Sharper Image Bluetooth and AM/FM Shower Radio
Polder Housewares, Inc.: Hot Sleeve
Pretika Corporation: OxySonic Eye Spa
Sea Lark Enterprises, Inc.: Soap Lift Travel Bag
simplehuman: Mini Sensor Mirror

Cleaning

Casabella Holdings LLC: NEON Broom/Dustpan
Flood Products: Flood Sax
FreshWave by OMI Industries: Fresh Wave Fresh Pod
Gater Cleaning Products, LLC: Grout Gator
The Fuller Brush Company: Spin Mop Jr.

Cook & Bakeware

Cakes Under the Influence: Entertainer Kit 12 Pack
Love Cooking Company: Mrs. Fields Cook Bake
Love Cooking Company: Mrs. Fields Fill N Flip Locking Layer Cake Set
Now Designs: Dumpling Cube
Pauli Cookware: 7 Quart Never Burn Stock Pot

Floor & Carpet Care

iRobot: Roomba 880
iRobot: Scooba 450
Moneual USA, Inc.: RYDIS H67 Pro
Moneual USA, Inc.: Smart Robot Vacuum System
Neato Robotics: Botvac

Home Décor & Gifts

KitchenHapp: WineO
Mark Feldstein & Assoc., Inc.: Outdoor Singing Bird Clock Thermometer
Pic Corporation: Citronella Plus Streamers
TAG – Trade Associates Group, Ltd.: Reindeer Wine Bottle Holder
The Sweetheart Gallery, Inc.: It’s a Snap Frame

Home Organization & Storage

Holster Brands: Lil’ Holster
Jokari / U.S., Inc.: Hanger Mate
Prepara: Evak
Relief Pod International: SKITS Genius Case
Upper Desk, Inc.: Portable Cabinet Mount

Household Electrics & Home Environment

Heat Storm by EnergyWise: Deluxe Wall Heater
Lasko Products, Inc.: Lasko Pure Platinum Slim Profile HEPA Filtration Air Purifier with Remote Control
Moneual USA, Inc.: SW (smart wristband) Baby Monitor
Swizz Style, Inc.: Robert
The Living Well Co. / Comfort Furnace: Wash It Detergent-Less Laundry Solution

Kitchen Electrics

Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.: 4 Quart Collapsible Ice Cream Maker
Jura Capresso, Inc.: Capresso Iced Tea Maker
KitchenAid: KitchenAid Pour Over Coffee Brewer
L’Equip: Infrared
The Produce Wizard: The Produce Wizard

Kitchen Hand Tools & Cutlery

HIC, Harold Import Co.: Evo Oil Sprayer
Linden Sweden, Inc.: twixit! Seal & Pour Bag Clip
Smith’s Consumer Products, Inc.: KitchenIQ Ginger Tool
Starfrit: Avocado Shark: Portion Pour

Kitchenware

Guac-Lock, LLC: Guac-Lock
Molecule R: Aroma R-EVOLUTION
National Presto Industries Inc.: Presto MyJo Single Serve Coffee Maker
Staybowlizer: Staybowlizer
Zoku, LLC: Zoku Fish Pops

Personal & Home Healthcare

Brownmed: Intellinetix Vibrating Gloves
Nature Bright Company: Sun Frame
Objecto / Hatzlachh Supply Inc.: H5 Spiral Hybrid Humidifier
Rowenta, Groupe SEB USA: Rowenta Inspiration Pro Hair Dryer
VexPro: AirPhysics Free Standing Professional Hair Dryer

Pet Products

Epilady USA: Flea Zapper
Ginsey Home Solutions: Dirty Paws Footbath
Neater Pet Brands: Polar Bowl for Pets
Robely: Double Laser Cut Feeder-Haden
WorldWise, Inc.: Petlinks Cheese Chaser

Tabletop

Ad N Art: Stack N Go Vino
GRAYL: The Water Filtration Cup
LDDN Impex: Hot/Cold Tray with gel pack
Peugeot: Dahlia Duck Decanter
True Fabrications: FREEZE Cooling Wine Glass

The judging panel for the third annual IHA Innovation Awards included housewares merchants from retailers such as Ace Hardware, Lowes, J.C. Penney, The Container Store, Shopko, Cook’s Warehouse, Kitchen Window, Brooks Stevens and Cook’s World.  Other judges included consumer editors and many distinguished industry designers.