Gadgets for the Home, More About Housewares

I attended the International Home + Housewares Show last month with Hoover.  I loved all of Hoover and Dirt Devil’s products. But I also wanted to share some of the other things that I learned about while there.  This show is closed to the public, so I wanted share some of my favorites.

Pantone’s Color of the Year is Turquoise. I have loved turquoise for awhile now. Even my blog design is done in turquoise.  It is probably my favorite color right now. I better stock up this year since EVERYTHING seems to be turquoise.  I want to paint several rooms in my house this color, shhh don’t tell Angry Husband.

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KitchenAid released their Special Edition Candy Apple Red Mixer this year, and it’s so beautiful.  I’m in love with the glass bowl.  But, I gasped in awe when I saw that they are releasing an Electric Blue Mixer.  They also had many of their other electronic appliances in the electric blue.  We currently have a primer gray mixer.  We’ve only had it for a year.  I’m quite envious of this electric blue now.  The representative at KitchenAid also told me that you will be able to buy the glass mixing bowl separately soon.  I’m quite excited, because I think it makes the KitchenAid look even more retro than it is now. I do not know the exact release date, but it is coming soon.

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Wilton had each of their displays divided up by Holiday.  It was great to see all of their new products coming out.  I loved all the great things that they had for Halloween and Christmas.  I saw some cute baking pans, boxes, and decorations.  Everything to make your baked goods looking unique.  I was mesmerized by the Christmas stuff though. It seems all of my photographs were from their Christmas and Holiday decor.

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I also got to meet up with the Bosch folks and test out their Tassimo again. I was introduced to the Tassimo at The Silicon Valley Mom’s Event that I attended in February. I love how it has a bar code reader that identifies the size of drink, brewing time, and precise temperature to make the perfect beverage.  Although I am not a coffee drinker, I got the perfect cup of hot chocolate.

Bosch TassimoPhoto by Mishelle Lane

I was trying to take in all the awesome products that were at The Housewares show when I realized that my time was running out and I had to catch a flight.  I was meandering through all the displays like a crazy woman.   I actually got stopped by awesome people at Regal Ware.  They took the time to explain their Unity Cornerstone Collection to me.  Ever since Angry Husband has started watching The Food Network, he has become somewhat of a kitchen snob.  He has realized that someones you need to buy specific tools for certain recipes/projects in the kitchen.  When we got married, many moons again, we got a simple pots and pans collection.  Well we now don’t buy just a pots and pans collection, because we have never found a specific set that covers all of our needs.  Regal Ware has created the Unity Cornerstone Collection which is a complete set that utilizes three different materials to be used for specific cooking needs.  You will no longer have to buy mix and match pots and pans. All of your needs are covered with this one set. We are currently looking for new pots and pans, and I think that this might be just the right set for us.

Unity by Regal Ware CollectionPhoto from Regal Ware

I learned about so many things while at The Housewares Show, that I’m quite overwhelmed. I’m always eager to learn about new gadgets and products. Angry Husband would have loved to go to this event.  Because he’s a gadget guy. I will also be doing some specific products reviews of items that I learned about at The Housewares Show. Stay tuned for those later.

Disclosure: Hoover sent me on this trip.  I was under no obligation to blog about any products or items.  My opinions above were formed by me.  Regal Ware sent me an informational press release and photos about their products. I requested the information, as I forgot to take pictures. I am genuinely interested in all of these products.

8 comments
Queen of Comfort
Queen of Comfort

Warning: That fresh turquoise we all love now will be the new Avocado Green soon enough. It's called 'planned obsolesence', and that's how the manufacturers stay in business. Might be wiser to stick to something easier to change and update like turquoise paint and pillows. I know; I'm spoiling all the fun.

Becca - Our Crazy Boys
Becca - Our Crazy Boys

Fun, fun, fun!!! The electric blue mixer? Totally wouldn't go with my kitchen... but I want it anyway!! Have I mentioned how much I LOVE your blog design?? Like, LOVE it?

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

Those mixers look really cool! I love the Turquoise colour, good luck on get hubby to agree to it. LOL

Shauna
Shauna

IDK- I think the color is a play off the Robin Egg Blus that was hot a few seasons back- BUT, I LOVE the candy apple red from KA ... still, not enough of a reason to switch out my 2 year old stainless version of the mixer ... I'd rather buy some Jimmy choos ;-) But that's just me ;-)

Trish
Trish

Julie - EXCELLENT finds! LOVE the electric blue mixer. I've had my boring (yawn) white Kitchen Aid for 19 years now, I think I'm due for an upgrade and love that electric blue one. Thanks for sharing! =)

Grace's Mom
Grace's Mom

What a cool show! I would love to go to something like this.

Jennifer
Jennifer

HOW AWESOME FOR YOU! I would have LOVED to have been at that show. TOO MUCH FUN

Gigi
Gigi

Great post! I, too, love that turquoise color - reminds me a little of a Tiffany's box :). I am coveting a new color stand mixer (husband, why did you buy me white-that-always-looks-yellowed?) and that cook set is a neat idea. I just bought a great set of Belgique Tools of the Trade stainless cookware from Macy's and I highly recommend that as well!