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


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 Decor & 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


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


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.


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