Lodge’s Cast Iron Cook-It-All took home the first annual Housewares Design Innovation of the Year, selected by judges from among the 11 Best in Category housewares winners.
The 14-inch Lodge Cook-It-All is two pieces of cast iron that can be configured five different ways. The reversible grill/griddle offers a large cooking surface and also acts as a lid. The 6.8-quart bottom is a wok and skillet and can be inverted to become a domed lid for baking.
The 2019 Housewares Design Awards Best in Category winners in each category are:
Cookware & Bakeware/Design Innovation of the Year: Lodge Cast Iron, Cook-It-All
Countertop Beverage Appliances: Jura, S8 Coffee Center
Countertop Cooking & Food Prep Appliances: DeLonghi America, Braun MultiMix 5 Hand Blender
Cutlery & Cutting Tools: Cangshan Cutlery Company, Z Series
Dining & Entertainment: Lifetime Brands, Built NY Welded Cooler Backpack
Gadgets, Kitchen Tools & Countertop Accessories: Neoflam Americas, Smart Seal
Home Décor & Outdoor Accessories: Mark Feldstein & Associates, Revers-A-Brella Inverted No-Drip Umbrella with Flashlight
Home Environment & Cleaning Appliances: Swizz Style, Stadler Form Roger HEPA Air Purifier
On-The-Go Beverageware: SDI Technologies, Aquio Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker Bottle
Personal Care, Wellness & Garment Care Appliances: Lidl US, Vitalcontrol Facial Cleansing Brush
Storage, Non-Electric Cleaning & Laundry Care: Bradshaw Home, Casabella Ergo Broom Plus
In addition to these awards, Signify received the Second Annual Smart Home Award for its Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LED Starter Kit.
A new award for Gourmet Specialty Foods, sponsored by Gourmet Insider magazine, was presented to Chukar Cherries for its Original Chocolate Assortment, which contains seven of Chukar Cherries’ most popular chocolate-covered confections.
The 3rd annual “Design Influencer of the Year” award was presented to global travel and food network Tastemade, with Chris Place, Tastemade’s head of product development and partnerships, accepting.
Winning products were selected by an independent panel of design and merchandising experts who conducted hands-on testing of hundreds of products in 11 categories. Criteria included: appropriate aesthetics; innovative materials and technology; user benefits (i.e., performance, comfort, ease of use, safety); and marketability.
The 2019 Housewares Design Awards Celebration was hosted by Las Vegas Market and sponsored by Whitford Corporation.
Look for complete coverage of the 2019 Housewares Design Awards winners and ceremony in the February 18 edition of HomeWorld Business. See the below gallery for a tour of the 2019 Housewares Design Awards winners.