Housewares for the Holidays Previewed in New York
November 11, 2015,
NEW YORK-Several housewares vendors provided a sneak peek at the newest products they will launch in January and beyond at a media event here last night.
Shun’s new blade shape
Shun introduced a new blade shape that will be applied to five of its existing lines. The shape, called Kiritsuke, is known as the master chef’s knife in Japan. It tapers at a roughly 35 to 40 degree angle at the tip and is designed for all the tasks for which one would use a chef’s knife.
Reliable Corp. highlighted the Senza 200DS dual ironing station, with a two-in-one design that allows the iron to work on garments on an ironing board while attached to its station, or to be detached from the station for use on draperies and hanging garments. It is made with a ceramic-coated soleplate that enhances glide on all kinds of fabric, and a vertical steam option for non-ironing board use.
The PackIt Picnic tote
Casabella is rolling out several bakeware items in pastel shades, including rolling mats, rolling pin spacer rings, silicone cupcake molds and a new cookie dough tray, which enables one to freeze raw dough in an ice cube-like tray for later use. Casabella will be in-stock with all of these new products when the International Home + Housewares Show takes place in March. Casabella has added a new color, blue, to its Premium Waterblock Gloves line, which debuted in red earlier this year.
Le Creuset’s new Hibiscus color and egg crate
Silpat has brought its professional baking molds to the consumer side, with the debut of four baking molds, including muffins, as well as three for such breads as baguettes and hamburger buns. It also has a new macaron making kit, which includes an USB drive with step-by-step recipes.
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- Ikea’s Fluid Spaces - The retailer’s new intros reflect multifunctional rooms.
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