If you follow me on Instagram, then perhaps you remember the frankly irresponsible amount of stories I posted from the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago last month. As someone who frequently blogs about home products and housewares, the expo hall there was basically heaven! There were so many amazing products to see there that I was a little overwhelmed!
But now that a few weeks have passed, I wanted to share some of that experience with you (hopefully more concisely than I managed to do in my stories!) So I picked out a handful of my very favorite products that I saw at the International Home + Housewares Show, and I’ll be sharing those with you in today’s blog post! Because if you’re anything like me, you don’t even need to be in the market for new housewares in order to enjoy drooling over them. :-)
14 Amazing Products From The Int’l Home + Housewares Show
Not only do I love the bright colors and fun designs of these hand towels by June Clever, but I love their functional design as well! Each of these towels has a sewn-on loop that prevents the towel from sliding off of the oven door handle. So smart!
I’ve been a die-hard fan of KitchenAid stand mixers for many years. I’ve nearly always had a stainless steel bowl with my mixer, even though I’ve had two or three different mixer models at this point. But when I saw that KitchenAid now offers ceramic bowls for their stand mixers, I was immediately smitten!
Another KitchenAid item I loved was this limited edition stand mixer, which is part of their Heritage series honoring their 100-year history as a brand. There’s so much to love about it, from the dusty blue color to the hobnail ceramic mixing bowl. I like all the little details too, like the vintage KitchenAid logo and the commemorative power hub cover.
You may already recognize the Flint brand from their retractable, purse-friendly lint rollers. I figured I’d include these in case you hadn’t already heard of them, because they’re so dang useful! These lint rollers are perfect for sprucing up your clothes before big meeting, or removing hair from your pants after saying goodbye to your dog. And they come in a variety of fun colors and designs!
5. Flint Hooks
In addition to lint rollers, I learned that Flint now also offers a line of adhesive hooks for walls. I love the sleek, minimalistic look of these hooks, and think they’re a very sophisticated alternative to some of the other adhesive hooks on the market. They also promise an easy installation process!
If you hate struggling with plastic wrap as much as I do, you’ll love these silicone airtight lids from Charles Viancin. These lids form an airtight seal over any pan or bowl with a smooth rim, and all you have to do is set the lid on top! These fun and useful lids are microwave-, oven-, and dishwasher-safe.
In addition to the airtight lids I just mentioned, the Charles Viancin brand also makes a variety of useful drinkware accessories! They offer bottle stoppers, drink covers, and more. These products are all made out of the same durable heat-resistant silicone, and come in lots of fun designs!
I was fascinated by this ingenious design of this iBED convertible ottoman by SpaceMaster! It’s like the ottoman version of a folding sofa bed, which is a great solution for people who don’t have a lot of extra space to spare at home. And for a folding guest bed, it’s quite affordable as well!
I’ve known about Con-Tact’s self-adhesive paper for years, but I was awed by the huge selection of different designs they had at the show! And they aren’t just for lining your shelves either; you can use their self-adhesive paper on furniture, walls, floors, and more!
It’s a great way to decorate or update all sorts of surfaces around your home without making any permanent alterations.
It should come as no surprise that pressure cookers and pressure cooker accessories were a hot item at the show this year. I was particularly impressed by the quality of OXO’s silicone pressure cooker accessories. They offer an egg rack, a steamer basket, a roasting rack, and more!
Another OXO product that caught my attention was their collapsible silicone strainer. My strainer at home takes up a lot of space in my cupboard, so I like that this one folds down flat for storage.
12. OXO Corn Peeler
Okay, just one more OXO product, I swear. ;-) We eat a LOT of corn on the cob around here during the summertime, and I always like to cut mine off the cob before eating it. (It’s less messy and it keeps it out of my teeth.) This corn peeler is the perfect tool for simplifying the process of cutting corn off the cob!
Nordic Ware has some of the most attractive bakeware on the market right now, and I got to see so much of it at the show! One of my favorite items was this brownie bites pan, which produces 16 individual portions of brownies. The pan leaves a slight indentation on the top of each brownie, perfect for adding a sauce or topping!
And for my fellow Norwegians out there, I had to share Nordic Ware’s beautiful krumkake iron! This iron is perfect for making thin waffle cookies like krumkake and pizzelle whenever a craving strikes. And with its cast aluminum construction, this iron is sure to last a lifetime with proper care!
Have you had your eye on any particular houseware items lately?