Housewares Innovation

Housewares Innovation The housewares items on display are examples of new products that feature design and innovation from name brands in the U.S. and...
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Housewares Innovation The housewares items on display are examples of new products that feature design and innovation from name brands in the U.S. and U.K. The companies are members of the leading U.S. Housewares organisation, the International Housewares Association (IHA). IHA is the 75-year-old voice of the housewares industry, which accounted for (US)$305.5 billion at retail worldwide in 2011. The Association owns and operates the International Home + Housewares Show, the world's premier exposition of products for the home held annually in March in Chicago, Illinois USA. The product descriptions were provided by the exhibitors. Please contact the company for more product information and photos. The company’s press contact is provided. The descriptions and photos will be posted in the Press section at www.housewares.org for the next year.

Anchor Hocking Glass Press Contact: Libby Hickman, 02031171817; [email protected]

Great British Bakeware by George Wilkinson The Great British Bakeware range by George Wilkinson “is the ultimate performing non-stick.” Rigorously tested by independent laboratories and consumers, it outperforms all other non-stick brands. It's so good in fact that the non-stick coating retained its superior quality over 180 cycles of heavy duty cooking and washing. The coating used is scratch-resistant and flake-resistant due to being directly bonded onto the Bakeware, ensuring that food simply glides off every time. Best of all it only requires a simple rinse to clean, eliminating the need for heavy duty scrubbing. With an extensive range covering roasting and baking options the Great British Bakeware range provides a complete collection of products for all ovenware needs. Encompassed within the range are a number of insulated products, using a double-wall construction with air infill to provide even heat distribution, preventing burnt bottoms and improving the even rise of cakes and sponges. The lasagne tin provides a great multifunctional product, with its insulated base you are guaranteed a fantastically even baked lasagne. Why not try making cottage pie, moussaka or a fantastic toad in the hole. Or for those with a sweet-tooth it's a fabulous size for Brownies, flapjacks and traybakes. www.george-wilkinson.com

Mermaid Companion Trio Samuel Groves, the creators of Mermaid, have been established in the heart of the West Midlands since 1826 and are now part of one of the largest manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of bakeware in the U.K. A widely recognised and trusted brand, Mermaid bakeware offers solutions for every baking need. We pride ourselves on our traditional yet innovative, durable, versatile and dependable products. Featuring three bestselling tools, a Baking Pan, Baking Dish and Baking Sheet, the hard anodised aluminium Companion Trio makes a great gift for a keen chef starting out in their first home or when cooking for one. Designed with compact kitchens and smaller ovens in mind, all baking dishes within the Companion Trio are large enough to accommodate meals for two, yet small enough to sit side by side one another on a standard oven shelf. All three neatly stack together, perfect for when space in kitchen cupboards is at a premium. Perfect for use with metal utensils, hard anodised aluminium is twice as hard as stainless steel, scratch resistant and will never peel or blister. With a lifetime guarantee, Mermaid is the professional's choice for home cooking. www.mermaidcookware.com

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Anchor Hocking Pie Plate Founded in 1905 in the United States of America, Anchor Hocking is a leading marketer and manufacturer of a comprehensive line of 100% recyclable soda lime-silicate glass products including beverageware, serve ware, ovenware and storage. They say all good things come back around eventually, and that's most definitely the case with the Anchor Hocking 10” pie plate. Made from strong, durable tempered glass, the Anchor Hocking pie plate will retain heat and bake very efficiently and evenly. A perfect piece of kit as the nights draw in and hearty, delicious pies are back on the menu. Since the plate is clear glass, it is very easy to visually check the pie crust, ensuring a perfect bake and no burnt edges or soggy bottom! Dishwasher safe glass also makes for a very easy clean. www.viners.co.uk

Viners Vivid Knife Block Founded in Sheffield in 1901, Viners is a U.K. brand of quality kitchenware. Developing the expertise gained from producing some of the world's best cutlery designs, Viners reputation for quality and value has spread into other kitchenware categories including cookware, dinnerware, kitchen knives and tools and gadgets. For those who want to add a splash of colour to the kitchen, the Vivid knife block set from Viners is a must have! A versatile 5-piece set containing a bread knife, carving knife, chef’s knife, utility knife and paring knife, this block provides you with a comprehensive collection of kitchen knives. The knives have strong, sharp, stainless steel blades with a black non-stick coating. Presented in a clear knife block, these colourful knives are on show for everyone to see. Complete with giftbox, this set is an ideal gift for any new homeowner. www.viners.co.uk

Creative Tops Ltd. Press Contact: Caitlin Laws, 01536 207 668; [email protected]; www.creative-tops.com

Katie Alice Vintage Baking Creative Tops Ltd, one of the UK’s leading tableware organisations, is pleased to present the new Katie Alice Make vintage baking range. The Katie Alice baking collection reflects Katie’s passion for baking and this lovely range pays homage to Britain’s favourite past-time. She has carefully selected each item in the range picking out colours and patterns from some of her bestselling collections. The gorgeous mixing bowls and jelly mould feature an embossed detail, whilst the cute ceramic measuring spoons are resplendent with pretty polka dots and floral patterns. Katie’s gorgeous ten piece icing set contains a piping bag and a selection of nozzles and there are also silicon cake moulds, utensils made from beech with silicon details and a scrumptious traditional wire cooling rack. So no more excuses, it’s time to get baking!

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Ferns Creative Tops Ltd, one of the UK’s leading tableware organisations, is pleased to present Ferns, the new collection from The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Admire the organic shape and beauty of the fern with this collection. Illustrations are taken from “The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland” by Thomas Moore (18211887) who became curator of Chelsea Physic Garden in 1848 and produced and edited a variety of books about ferns and contributed to many botanical magazines, including The Floral Magazine and The Gardeners’ Chronicle. Celebrate British wildlife with this elegant statement collection that shows off this native specimen to its fullest. Available in can mugs, travel mugs, aprons and tea towels, you can truly bring the outdoors into your home in the most stylish way imaginable.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Garden Delights Creative Tops Ltd, one of the UK’s leading tableware organisations, is pleased to present Garden Delights, the new collection from The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This latest exquisite offering from The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew depicts a selection of gorgeous summer florals inspired by the gardens at Kew. All the illustrations are taken from The Illustrated Bouquet: Consisting of Figures with Descriptions of New Flowers by Edward George Henderson (1782 – 1876). Henderson contributed to a variety of botanical publications including the Florist and Pomologist and the Gardener’s Chronicle. The Illustrated Bouquet consists of three volumes, with contributions from a variety of illustrators including Charlotte Caroline Sowerby (1820-1865) and Augusta Withers (1792-1869) and is dedicated “To Her Royal Highness The Princess Mary of Cambridge”. The delicately intricate botanical illustrations include depictions of Painted Daisies (published as Pyrethrum roseum, Vars), Campion (published as Lychnis haageana) and Purple Beauty Berry (published as Callicarpa purpurea). The illustrations are featured across a range of products including mugs, travel mugs, tea towels and canvas bags allowing you to enjoy a little bit of nature wherever you are.

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Highland Fling Creative Tops Ltd, one of the UK’s leading tableware organisations, is pleased to present Highland Fling, the new collection from Katie Alice. Last year we introduced a small but pretty tableware range called Highland Fling which flaunted a cosy look with its tartan print and lovely rich Autumnal colour palette. The collection was so well received, especially with its warm heritage patterns and with this in mind, we decided to expand the range onto lovely gifting ideas with packaging to match. The colours of the hand-painted spot on teatime earthenware products were picked out from the hues of the Highland Fling floral illustration. The rich colour story was then carried through on to sweet knitted cosies, snuggly wrapped around a range of products including ceramic mugs, set of 2 ceramic egg cups and a 6-cup tea pot. The knitted cosies are then tied with a button as if they are wearing woolly jumpers. So cute!

JML Press Contact: Jonathan O'Connor, 020 7691 3876; [email protected]; www.JMLdirect.com

GoChef GoChef is the incredible 8-in-1 cooker - you can bake, boil, sauté, fry, fondue, slow cook, steam and roast all in one bowl. Make delicious Sunday roasts, filling fry-ups, tasty risottos, pasta, chips, jacket potatoes, cakes and so much more. The giant 5-litre bowl gives you room to cook family size meals, and because it's non-stick, clean-up is quick and simple. GoChef comes with a low rack for roasting and baking, a high rack for steaming and a basket for flash frying. You also get a recipe guide, with more than 30 recipes for you try, from quick and easy snacks to full gourmet delights.

Ceracraft Pans Ceracraft Pans combine style, design and colour with durability and practical cooking convenience. The ceramic coating provides a safe, PTFE-free, non-stick cooking surface that's scratch resistant and easy to clean. You can even cook without oil to make healthier meals. The forged aluminium construction and stainless steel plate base is extremely hardwearing and the ergonomic easy-grip handle guarantees the best usability. They're suitable for use

Shark Lift Away Steam Pocket 5-in-1 Shark's Lift-Away Steam Pocket Mop is a standing steam mop with a handheld steamer built-in. Complete with attachments for refreshing carpets, cleaning windows and a garment steamer, it's a 5-in-1 cleaning and sanitizing appliance that can leave virtually anywhere in your home fresh and sparkling. It offers three cleaning settings - mopping, scrubbing and dusting - to help you remove dirt, dust and grime from all your hard flooring. Then, unclip the handheld steamer and take the steam cleaning power to countertops, cooker tops, sinks, taps, shelves, fixtures and more. With the sanitising power of steam, it not only cleans, but kills 99% of germs and bacteria too. The handheld steamer comes with a huge range of attachments. You can bring steam cleaning benefits to your carpets with the carpet glider; steam clean your windows with the squeegee tool; revive and deodorise clothes and upholstery with the garment steamer, and so much more

Cryotex Knives Cryotex Knives are at the cutting-edge of blade technology. Each knife is forged using a unique cryogenic process, which exposes the blade to extreme high and low temperatures to create a cutting edge that's tougher, stronger and sharper than any other. Boasting elegant, sleek, slender designs, Cryotex Knives have a ceramic non-stick coating which allows for smooth cutting and easy cleaning. They're constructed with ergonomic easygrip handles and gently weighted blades to create the ideal balance for clean cutting perfection. Protective scabbard covers store your knives safely when not in use and protect them from avoidable wear so you can enjoy years of precise, professional results. This Cryotex set includes a chef's knife, fillet knife and paring knife. For professional cutting precision, you won't find a set of knives as hard, durable, stylish and sharp as Cryotex.

Knightsbridge Global Ltd. Press Contact: Pat Trunkfield, 020 3234 0049; [email protected]; www.cakedecoration.co.uk

Cakeit - Cake Decorating Kits & Online Tuition Cakeit is a brand new concept introduced by Knightsbridge PME Ltd that combines a cake decorating kit with access to our online video learning platform. Buttercream Decorated Cupcakes and Simply Sugarpaste are the first two Cakeit Courses to be launched within the range, offering tuition at an introductory level into the amazing and fun world of cake decorating. Each course consists of 4 step-by-step, 15+ minute online video lessons ensuring that you don't miss any of the information and close up details. Learn with world renowned sugar artist, teacher and demonstrator Lisa Slatter. The kits make an ideal gift and are suitable for all ages, giving students the 3

opportunity to learn how to decorate cakes at their own pace in the comfort of their own home. Compatible with all smart devices, laptops and computers the online courses are accessed via the website by registering the unique validation code which comes inside each kit. Easy to follow tutorials which can be revisited time and time again with access to recipes, additional projects and a printable certificate upon completion of each course. Click it! Watch it! Make it! The unique way to learn how to decorate cakes.

Electric Chocolate Melter The PME Electric Chocolate Melter is the safe, convenient and easy way to melt chocolate and candy. Use in conjunction with PME Candy Buttons to create wonderful party treats and sweets. The melter is a compact design with an easy clean gloss surface and two heat settings. It comes complete with not just one but three melting pots ensuring ease of use when melting several different flavours or colours. It comes complete with full instructions for use including "How to Make" Moulded Chocolates and Cake Pops.

Concentrated Paste Colours - Set of 8 PME Concentrated Paste Colours for food use. Great for adding colour to icings, sugars, cake mixes and more. Highly concentrated, Gluten, Alcohol, Animal and Allergen Free. Kosher. These wonderful colours are fantastic for everything from colouring Granulated Sugar to make edible sand to creating amazing Celebration Cakes and colouring sponge cakes for the on trend Rainbow and Red Velvet cakes

JEM Ladies Shoe Cutter Set The easy way to create fabulous sugar shoes ideal for a wide range of Celebration Cakes. This wonderful set of 9 pieces includes all of the cutters and formers you will need to set your imagination flying. Surprise yourself by creating the must have Shoe fashion essentials. Personalize your designs and amaze your friends and family by creating your own Sugar Shoes. It's easier than you think

Lodge Mfg. Co./J. K. Adams Co. Press Contact: Sonia Spencer, 01488 644585; [email protected]; www.eddingtons.co.uk

Lodge Cast Iron Cookware/Skillet Established in 1896, Lodge is synonymous in the USA for producing quality cast iron cookware. It is a household name and considered an essential item of cookware for celebrities such as Martha Stewart. Compared with other cookware materials, cast iron has superior heat retention and distribution properties and to ensure that you have perfect non-stick results from first use, all items have been pre-seasoned using natural vegetable oils. Of course, cast iron is so durable your pan will be sure to last more than your lifetime and become an heirloom piece to be passed through the generations. Lodge cast iron cookware can be used on all heat sources: on the hob, in the oven; on induction; on an open fire; and is also suitable for all types of cooking technique including sautéing, frying, stir frying, searing and baking.

Lodge Fajita/Sizzler Set Now home cooks can enjoy the sizzling sensation of perfectly cooked fajitas thanks to the Lodge Fajita Set. This new oven-to-table line means that you can now recreate the restaurant experience in the comfort of your own home. The Lodge Fajita Set includes an oval serving griddle that is the perfect way of getting your chicken or beef fajitas to sizzling point. The heat retention and distribution properties of the cast iron pan will ensure your food is evenly cooked and will help to keep it warm when it is brought to the table for you to enjoy. To help protect your counter top or table when serving your food the kit includes a wooden underliner whilst the red chilli pepper handle holder will prevent you from burning your hands.

J. K. Adams 1761 Woodware Collection Dorset, Vermont, the town that J.K. Adams calls home, was incorporated in 1761. In honor of this seminal year, and of the many talented craftspeople who have shaped the community since its founding, J. K. Adams has designed the 1761 collection, a beautiful collection of boards perfect for serving whilst entertaining at home. These rustic serving boards are made from ash wood with an exclusive Driftwood teak oil finish. Each board is then complemented with a leather hanging thong.

J. K. Adams Artisan Boards At J. K. Adams they understand that the kitchen is truly the heart of every home. It is where - from one generation to the next - great meals are shared and cherished, memories are created with family and friends. The J. K. Adams Artisan range speaks of age and style, wear and care. These could be the serving boards your Grandmother passed down to you from her own mother. Each Artisan board is sanded by hand to a smooth, but beautifully worn finish that gives the impression of age without any of the wear, tear or time. Now you can have an heirloom without the wait. Made from quality Maplewood. 4

MadeSmart Housewares/Progressive International Corp. Press Contact: Sonia Spencer, 01488 644585; [email protected]; www.eddingtons.co.uk

MadeSmart™ Clear Collection Silverware Tray MadeSmart™ products have been designed to provide you with stylish and functional solutions to meet your everyday needs. If your cutlery or utensils drawer is in need of organisation then the Small Silverware Tray is ideal. Made from high quality clear plastic with crisp clean lines the Small Silverware Tray has five compartments so that you can easily store your cutlery and utensils. The tray has rounded corners for easy cleaning, the non-slip lining means your items stay put and the rubber feet on the underside of the tray ensures that the tray doesn't move around your kitchen drawer as you open and close it. The items in the MadeSmart™ Collection have been designed to work together to fit all drawer sizes and storage requirements.

MadeSmart™ Microfibre Glass Drying Mat If you have piles of washing up to do and run out of space on your draining board what do you do? Chances are that if there is no one on hand to help with the drying up, then you lay out a tea towel and carry on. The functional yet stylish solution to this problem that MadeSmart™ has devised is the Glass Drying Mat. Made from microfibre and featuring a decorative motif, this elegant mat can be placed straight onto your draining board or countertop. The double-sided mat provides a safe place to dry your glassware, crockery, utensils, pots and pans. Any water that drains off your items as they dry will be collected by the microfibre mat and they can be machine washed.

Progressive Crafty Cookie Set The Crafty Cookie Set by Progressive makes creating show-stopping cookies and biscuits quick and easy to do. Once you have made your dough and cut the shapes of your cookies out simply use the kit to stamp or roll a decorative design of your choice onto your biscuits before popping them in the oven to bake. The kit consists of two easy to hold tool bodies with six interchangeable patterned heads. There are three doublesided stamps—heart, flower, star, triangle, lines and petal—and three rollers that make waves, zigzags and circles. The Crafty Cookie Set can be used by bakers of all ages and is ideal for family baking sessions. Once the cookies are baked you could use icing to highlight the patterns you have stamped on your biscuits. When not in use the stamps and roller heads snap onto the tool body for easy storage. The Crafty Cookie Set is dishwasher safe.

Progressive Collapsible Salad Spinner Winner of the RedDot Design Award in 2010, Progressive's Collapsible Salad Spinner is a fast and effective salad spinner that won't take up any more space in your kitchen cupboard than a few dinner plates. Set the spinner working by pulling on the self-retracting handle and your washed salad leaves will be dried to perfection in no time. The lid features an integrated break mechanism that allows the spinning basket to be stopped at the push of a button. Once your salad has spun, remove the basket and empty the excess water from the bowl. If you're short on space why not use the dried bowl to serve your salad when at the table. The Collapsible Salad Spinner can be used to wash and dry all types of fruit and vegetables and the basket in the spinner doubles as a colander.

Microplane Press Contact: Micah Jensen, +1 (562) 219-2378; [email protected]; www.microplaneintl.com

Microplane® Elite Series Graters Noticeably sleeker and elegantly styled with a fluid, streamlined silhouette, Microplane Elite graters are crafted from durable 18/8 stainless steel to withstand years of grating without snapping or breaking. Unique to Microplane graters, the Elite series includes a transparent cover that doubles as a grating catch feature and measuring cup with generous 1-cup capacity. When positioned underneath the grater, the dual-purpose cover/measuring cup allows chefs and home cooks to conveniently zest citrus and grate a wide range of ingredients with more control and precision. The Elite graters have an exceeding comfortable soft-grip rim and handle, and a non-slip base for easy vertical grating inside bowls, pans, and even on cutting boards. Each grater's narrow profile provides space-saving storage when placed in countertop utensil caddies, or inside kitchen drawers. Microplane Elite graters feature an original, made in the U.S.A. Microplane blade. Extraordinarily sharp, and engineered to retain its high-performance sharpness longer, Microplane blades are renowned for creating superior zest and grating hard and soft foods with unparalleled ease and speed. The wide-surface blade of the paddle-shaped Elite graters offers additional flexibility in grating larger-size vegetables and chunks of cheese quickly and efficiently.

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Microplane® Adjustable Slicer with Julienne Expanding its expertise in engineering seriously sharp and effective cutting tools for professional and home kitchens, Microplane® launches the Adjustable Slicer with Julienne Blade. The new and compact, mandolin-style vegetable and fruit slicer is distinguished by its extraordinarily sharp blade, a signature feature of all Microplane kitchen gadgets. The Adjustable Slicer with Julienne Blade delivers superior cutting results for a wide array of fruits and vegetables at three adjustable levels of thickness: thin, medium and thick. Ideal for preparing gratins, appetizing vegetable platters, cocktails and other dishes and beverages that require super-thin and consistently even slices. For added convenience, and as a greater measure of safety, the innovatively designed hand-guard attachment includes a keyhole for slicing skinnier vegetables, such as carrots and radishes.

Microplane® Home Series Microplane® refreshes its popular Home Series paddle-shaped, hand-held graters with a new handle design that provides greater comfort, stability and durability. The new Home Series handle design combines a comfortable, soft touch material with an overlay of stronger, molded plastic with subtle ribbing for a more secure grip. In the Black & Gray color version, the ribbed overlay is in Gray; in the Red & Black color version, the ribbed overlay is Black. Offering the convenience of a larger grating surface, the paddle-shaped Home Series is available in four original, made in the U.S.A. Microplane blade styles: Fine, Ribbon, Coarse and Extra Coarse. Extraordinarily sharp, and engineered to retain its high-performance sharpness longer, Microplane blades are renowned for creating superior zest and grating hard and soft foods with unparalleled ease and speed.

Nordic Ware, Div. Northland Aluminum Prods., Inc. Press Contact: Marcus Findlay, +44 (0) 7771 877 244; [email protected]; www.nordicware.com

Holiday Tree Bundt® Pan The Holiday Tree Bundt® Pan from Nordic Ware is an absolute favourite with Nigella Lawson after she used it in her 2008 Christmas Cookbook and subsequent TV series. Made from non-stick cast aluminium it bakes evenly and produces a finely detailed Christmas Tree mountain scene complete with train running round the bottom of the mountain! RRP is œ37 and it is available at Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Harrods, Liberty plus many good cookshops throughout the UK.

Mini Heritage Bundt® Pan The Mini Heritage Bundt® Pan from Nordic Ware as the name suggests, is a smaller version of the already hugely popular Heritage Bundt® Pan and is enjoying a dedicated following of avid Bundt® Cake bakers including many bakers from the Great British Bake Off (John Whaite, Edd Kimber, Brendan Lynch, Jo Wheatley, Holly Bell, Ruth Clemens plus many more). The Heritage design is a modern take on the classic Bundt® shape but with beautiful swirls to “guide” the cream or glaze down the cake to create an irresistible temptation to have a slice! As with all our Platinum bakeware it is made from cast aluminium with several layers of super smooth non-stick inside and out. RRP œ37 Available from Selfridges, Harrods, Liberty, Fortnum & Mason plus many good cookshops and online.

Jubilee Bundt® Pan The Jubilee Bundt® Pan from Nordic Ware is our newest launch and has been received by avid Bundt® Cake bakers the world over as a future classic. With Diamonds and Hearts (look carefully, you'll see the hearts...) shapes over the whole cake, they catch the glaze and hold it so each slice has plenty of sweet topping to accompany the cake. As with all our Platinum bakeware it is made from cast aluminium with several layers of super smooth non-stick inside and out. RRP œ37 Available from Selfridges, Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Liberty, Lakeland and many good cookshops as well as online.

Nordic Ware Cake Lifter Another Great British Bake Off favourite, the Nordic Ware Cake Lifter helps bakers to easily and safely move cakes, pizzas and quiches etc from the cooling rack to the plate. Made from strong steel with a grippy removable silicone handle, the Nordic Ware Cake Lifter is also coated with a super-smooth nonstick to help food transfer and ease cleanup after use. RRP œ17.99 Available from Selfridges, Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Liberty plus many good cookshops plus online.

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simplehuman Press Contact: Grace Young, 01491 874 926; [email protected]; www.simplehuman.co.uk

simplehuman sensor mirror The simplehuman sensor mirror lights up automatically as your face approaches. At 600 lux, it's more than twice as bright as the next best. With a colour rendering index (CRI) of 90, its tru-lux light system closely simulates natural sunlight and contains the full colour spectrum to show every detail. A unique pattern of micro-reflectors disperse light evenly to prevent light loss and hot spots, and, while traditional bulb or fluorescent lights fade or burn out too quickly, the sensor mirror's LEDs will perform like new - even after many years of regular use. Made from ultra-clear, high-quality glass backed by high-purity aluminium, the mirror provides superior reflectivity and clarity. Its precise curvature ensures distortion-free optics - even around the edges - and the 5x magnification is ideal for providing exceptional detail while still allowing you to see your entire face at once. Recharges using a standard USB port (cable and plug adapter included) and one charge lasts up to 5 weeks with moderate use. Once charged, the unit is cordless and clutter free. The mirror tilts back fully so you always have a clear, comfortable view - even while standing up. œ149.99 with a 5-year warranty.

simplehuman rechargeable sensor pump Say goodbye to batteries with the simplehuman rechargeable sensor pump, which comes with a convenient USB power adapter. It can fully charge in just 2 hours and provides up to 3 months of use. The touch-free operation means no germs passed on and no smudges left behind. A silicone valve prevents drips and clogs, and a high-efficiency pump is engineered to dispense soap consistently and quickly -- in just 0.2 seconds. Easy-access control buttons allow for instant volume adjustment, and the wide opening makes refills fast, easy and mess-free. You can dispense soap manually at any time by holding down the + button on top of the pump. Try it with simplehuman's specially formulated hand and dish soap - it is the optimum consistency for simplehuman sensor pumps. Brushed nickel with a 325ml capacity. œ69.99 with a 2-year warranty. Available now from simplehuman.co.uk.

simplehuman touch-bar recycler The simplehuman touch-bar recycler is a great alternative to the classic soft touch or pedal bin. Just tap the touch-bar gently to release the latch and open the lid. If your hands are full, just tap with your elbow, bump with your hip or nudge with your knee - the possibilities are endless! Its two inner buckets make it easy to separate rubbish and recyclables in one place. The fingerprint-proof stainless steel bin has an internal hinge and spaceefficient shape so you can place it flush against the wall. The latch mechanism is integrated into the lid so nothing obstructs the opening. The lid stays open for as long as you like - great for long chores - and lifts off easily for a quick bag change. The bag tuck® opening keeps excess bag neatly out of sight and nylon discs under the bin make it easy to slide and gentle on your floors. 48 litre capacity. œ149.99 with a 10-year warranty. Available now from simplehuman.co.uk.

simplehuman compact steel frame dishrack The simplehuman compact steel frame dishrack has an innovative drainage system that keeps water flowing into the sink, not onto the countertop, and a solid steel frame that matches the aesthetic of modern upscale kitchen appliances. It is small enough to make the most of limited countertop space, but still has the capacity to handle full-size plates. It has an integrated drip tray with a swivel spout that pivots in all directions so you can drain water directly into the sink from any position. A fingerprint-proof coating helps protect the steel frame against smudges and a hydrophillic coating on the plastic tray causes water to spread so that it dries more quickly and prevents residue build-up. The soft, coated steel wire protects dishes against chips and scratches and the utensil holder has separate compartments to keep utensils neat and organised. The wine glass holder hangs up to 3 wine glasses upside-down by the stem - even a couple of those extra-large Bordeaux glasses. Made from durable, rustproof materials. œ59.99 with a 5-year warranty. Available now from simplehuman.co.uk.

Trudeau Corporation Press Contact: Samantha Pearce, 00 44 7876 502609; [email protected]; www.trudeaucorp.com

Chilli Mill The distinctive flavour and piquant heat of chili peppers can add spice to any meal. Trudeau's unique red pepper mill features a larger ceramic grinding mechanism specifically designed for chili flakes. An adjustable knob allows for larger or smaller pieces, depending on how you like it! Ideal for adding a touch of heat to your favorite dishes.

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Perfect Infuser Herbs, spices and oils are the most important ingredients in savoury creations. Trudeau helps cooks blend their own unique signature flavours. Add flavour to oil with the Trudeau Perfect Infuser. Just add herbs or spices to this easy-to-fill infuser and pour over salads for your favourite dressing. The elegant glass bottle features a stainless steel finished top, a clear central infuser and a 100% non-drip spout. The design allows for easy dismantling and cleaning in the dishwasher.

Perfect Dripless Pourer Using the same technology as the Perfect Mix, Trudeau's Dripless Oil and Vinegar Bottles are perfect for drizzling your favourite oils and vinegars directly onto salads, pastas or breads. The unique pourer creates a 100% dripless effect, perfectly dressing your foods while leaving your countertops mess free. The small size of the bottle allows for easy, one handed use and controlled pouring. While almost identical in look and feel, users will never confuse their oil and vinegar bottles as one comes with an embossed "V" on its plastic top and the other with an "O". The clear borosilicate glass bottle is modern yet practical, allowing a view of the beautiful colors of oil and vinegar to shine through while letting users know when it's time to refill the bottle.

Easy Pour One-Hand Cocktail Shaker Shaking and serving cocktails with only one hand has never been easier than with Trudeau's Easy Pour Cocktail Shaker. Mixing and sharing classic or creative cocktails becomes seamless with an innovative design that features a push-button mechanism and narrow spout for precise pouring. A twist-off lid unseals easily and features an integrated strainer for effortless serving. Constructed of sleek stainless steel with black accents, this shaker holds up to 800mls and is dishwasher safe.

Wilton Brands, Inc. Press Contact: Claire Shaw, 07551 508509; [email protected]; www.wilton.com

Wilton Two-Tone Cupcake Pan Set This non-stick cupcake pan is paired with a specially designed food-safe and dishwasher-safe plastic insert that easily creates multi-colored cupcakes. It is great for everyday cupcakes and translates into multiple seasons, themes and events.

Wilton 12-Piece Cupcake Decorating Set Create all kinds of fun cupcake designs perfect for celebrations or everyday treats. Includes star tips 1M (rosettes, stars, drop flowers), star tip 22 (zigzags, pull-out stars), round tip 12 (outlines, dots, messages) and Bismarck tip 230 for exciting filled cupcakes, plus 8 disposable bags, instruction booklet.

Wilton Cupcake Decorating Kits Decorate fun and colorful cupcakes for any special celebration. Kits include candy eyeballs, cupcake picks and matching baking cups. Decorates 12 cupcakes.

Wilton Cupcakes ‘N More® Dessert Stands Individually decorated cupcakes are the perfect way to add a personal touch to celebrations and these stands are the perfect way to serve them. The look is fresh and fun, featuring bold silver-finished wire spirals to securely hold each cupcake. The twisting, towering design is ideal for any setting. The stands are easy to assemble - just stack each layer of cupcakes onto the locking center rod. The silver-finished metal has a durable non-chip finish. Collapsible design stores easily and safely.

Debbie Teschke Manager, Public Relations & Communications Direct: +1 847.692.0110 [email protected]

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