Food Processing Reports on Housewares Show Favorites

Diane Toops reports on her favorite finds from the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show.

By Diane Toops, News and Trends Editor

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Bodum Ice, a French Press Ice Coffee Maker uses the cold-brew method to eliminate the bitterness caused by hot water and enhances the coffee’s chocolate and caramel flavors.

TODCO garlic express roasts garlic in 27 minutes, compared to an hour in the oven.

Farberware Bagel Pod slices bagels, muffin, buns and rolls. Unhook the pod, insert your bagel and pull the lever to slice. It also has a base with a built-in crumb catcher.

Yolki Egg Separator breaks the shell without smashing the egg, and then separates the yolk from the white, flawlessly.

Zyliss offers a kitchen tool that easily removes the stems and cores of strawberries without damaging or wasting the fruit, and the company also offers a hand-held strawberry slicer that has a grooved pressing plate pushing the strawberry through stainless steel blades directly onto a plate.

Melitta Cordless glass water kettle with five temperature settings allows tea lovers to heat water to the optimal temperature for any type of tea.

Chicago Metallic’s Stuff It Up Pan holds food upright while baking. From peppers to tomatoes to apples, it cooks evenly and its cavity shape allows it to prepare corn bread and even small cakes.

Espressi Inc.’s Mypressi Twist is a portable espresso maker using either grown coffee or ESE pods. It can go anywhere you go – office or even the ski slopes.

Aroma’s 6-cup Digital Electric Kettle features spectrum technology, which changes the color of the water display as the water boils, and it allows for ambidextrous pouring.

Bosch Tassimo T20 Brewer delivers barista-style beverages at home. Its patented T DISC technology brews single cups of cappuccinos and lattes, tea and hot chocolate. And Bosch has partnered with Kraft Foods to offer 40 choices.

Apple Slicer-Corer-Peeler from RSVP International Inc. cores apples with the turn of the handle removes and disposes of the apple core, seeds and center fiber with one smooth action.

Double Play Reversible Griddle from Lodge Mfg. Co. can be used both inside and outside, performs on two burners and can produce hamburgers and chicken on one side and pancakes, French toast and bacon on the other.

Hamilton Beach debuted Half Pint, a soft-serve ice cream maker that can make homemade ice cream without the use of ice or rock salt in as little as six minutes. Great for the kids.

Ceramic-infused cookware from CHI Home LLC uses Infrared Heat Technology to cook foods faster and more evenly, saving time and energy bills. Carcinogens, a common side effect of PTFE, are not produced. Neither are toxic fumes when heated to temperatures higher than 400 degrees F.

Slimware PlatesSlimware, a line of plates that feature aesthetically pleasing “portion-control” designs and patterns to help consumers eat less. Instead of counting calories or weighing food, consumers can simply use their eyes to limit their portions. (pictured right; Photo:

Light My Fire came up with the Spork, a spoon, fork and knife combination in one clever utensil you can carry wherever you go. It is available in Eastman Tritan (BPA-Free materials. American Airlines should check this out.

Gaggia for illy, a single-serve machine for espresso and cappuccino, which has steaming and frothing capabilities debuts. Many varieties of the coffee are available in capsule form, and the programmable cup-volume button can be adjusted.

Chill Out and About, a stay-cool serving system that allows consumers to fill the base with water, chill the food, serve and then store all in the same container is available from The Sundance Co LLC. It comes in three different sizes and is refrigerator, microwave and freezer safe.

The Aloha Chill’R keeps party foods like salads, meats, vegetables, dips and salsas cold and bug free outdoors. Made of acrylic, the unit is placed over an ice bin that provides hour of protection and cooling.  

Say goodbye to overcooked foods with patent-pending Cooked-Per’fect Complete, a color-changing thermometer with an instant doneness readout for rare, medium and well-done for beef and ‘ready’ for fish and poultry by Burton Plastics.

WellnessMats, anti-fatigue mats with proprietary technology that provides comfort, safety, relief and well-being wherever you stand. They feature a non-skid bottom, non-slip top and a no-trip beveled edge. Stain-proof, puncture and heat resistant, they are perfect for the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, home gym or garage.

Designed in Scandinavia by OBH Nordica, a retro-inspired 2-slice electronic toaster has a built-in radio to entertain you.

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