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Latest Housewares Articles
Weber Launches A New Charcoal Product For Summer Grilling – Recently, Weber, a leading manufacturer of grills and grilling accessories, announced they are launching new Weber All-Natural Briquettes. This style of under appreciated briquettes are only offered by a couple of companies. More competition is good – Weber Launches New All Natural Briquettes For 2017 Grilling Season
Not Only Was Memorial Weekend The Summer Kickoff, Sunday Was National Burger Day – Americans are firing up their grills in celebration of National Hamburger Day on Sunday, the 28th. This weekend also marked the beginning of grilling season overall. Even though the summer kickoff has passed, you can still join the fun with burger recipes & history: People Love Burgers – On National Hamburger Day Or Any Grilling Holiday
Kitchenboy Delves Into Gift Suggestions – Gift recommendation articles are not the norm here at Kitchenboy, but from time to time, they can be helpful. So here are our suggestions for Mother’s Day gifts, or any gift buying holiday – Kitchenboy’s Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions For Culinary Minded Moms
Culinary Retailer Sur La Table Partners With Instacart – Instacart recently partnered with Sur La Table to allow customers to shop for housewares from their phones or laptops & have orders delivered to their door. They are making some amazing delivery time claims, but those will be dictated by a number of factors. If successful, this could represent a real threat to Amazon’s home deliver dominance – Taste of the Future? Sur La Table & Instacart Partner For Home Delivery
Mavea Exits North American Market Leaving Fans Frustrated – Water filtration company Mavea, or Brita Germany, has exited the North American market. Replacement filters for the pitchers will soon be unavailable, but there are U.S. based filter alternatives to be had – Mavea Exits North American Market Frustrating Water Filtration Pitcher Owners
Innovative Update to the Humble Waffle Maker Recognized – Chefman’s innovative “Perfect Pour Volcano” Belgian Waffle maker won the Global Innovation Award in Product Design at the 2017 International Housewares Show. It has a couple of truly innovative upgrades over the standard waffle iron that should strike a chord with home cooks – Chefman’s Perfect Pour Volcano Belgian Waffle Maker Wins IHA 2017 Global Innovation Award
2017 gia Award Winners For Product Design – Not long ago, the thirteen Global Innovation Award winners for product design were announced. There were a couple surprise winners, and some very tough category choices, but there were also truly innovative winners – Thirteen Companies Honored with 2017 IHA Global Innovation Awards for Product Design
Celebrated Japanese Knife Company Shun Celebrates 15th Anniversary in the U.S. – The popular Japanese knife brand Shun is celebrating its 15th year of retail presence in the United States. This article takes a quick look at history of Shun & compares Japanese vs German knives – Kai Group Celebrates 15 Years of Super Sharp Shun Knives in the United States
Kitchen News & Other Culinary Topics
APT’s Create Cooking Challenge Announces Winners – American Public Television announced Buki Elegbede of New York, the Grand Prize Winner of Create Cooking Challenge 2017 & Chris Nance, of Santa Clarita, CA, Runner-up. Judged primarily by chefs who have programs on public television, these two stood out from among hundreds of submissions – Public Television’s Create Cooking Challenge 2017 Winners Announced
The 2017 Salmon Season Has Begun – May means many things to food lovers, from fresh fruit, short season delights like morel mushrooms and asparagus to delicious Alaska wild caught Salmon: Copper River Salmon Season Open – Time To Enjoy Wild Caught Delicacy
Food Dehydrator Recalled For Fire and Burn Hazard – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of Greenfield World Trade’s EZDRY food dehydrator for faulty drying element which can overheat, posing fire & burn hazards to consumers. The details can be found here – Food Dehydrators Recalled by Greenfield World Trade Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
Another Product Recall Affecting U.S. & Canadian Consumers – Yet another recall spanning the U.S. Canadian borders, this time involving Teavana/Starbucks products. The recall affects the 14 oz. Teavana flip tumblers used for steeping hot tea which can leak hot liquid, posing a risk of burn – Teavana Recalls Flip Tumblers Due to Burn Hazard
Product Recall Affecting U.S. & Canadian Consumers – This recall involves humangear’s capCAP accessory bottle cap, affecting about 61,000 units, including approximately 360 that were sold in Canada. If you or a friend purchased this product, find out how to get a refund – humangear Recalls capCAP Bottle Caps In U.S. & Canada Due to Burn Hazard
Lifetime Brands Confirms They Have Received Acquisition Interest – Lifetime Brands confirmed receipt of unsolicited, non-binding acquisition interest from Mill Road Capital Management to acquire outstanding shares they don’t already own. This action by a minority share holder could spook investors and consumers if they news isn’t viewed properly. The board reached its decision, check out their response in this updated article – Lifetime Brands Confirms Receipt of Unsolicited Acquisition Interest