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Kitchenware News April 2018

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News ..............................................5 Ad Index .......................................22 GENERAL NEWS gia Awards 5 FOODIES FOCUS Sustainability 15 THE PANTRY Lake Champlain Chocolates 19 THE KNIFE RACK Carter Cutlery 21 GADGET OF THE MONTH Zyliss Pepper Corer 22 TRADESHOW CALENDAR 22 VOLUME 24, NUMBER 4 APRIL 2018 n $7.00 Continued on PAGE 5 IHA Seeks to Inspire Consumers to Buy BY LORRIE BAUMANN The International Housewares Association is taking another big step towards building the housewares market by encouraging consumers to buy more kitchenware and housewares products with a new print magazine called The Inspired Home Journal. The first issue of the magazine was distributed at this year's International Home + Housewares Show and is also available to consumers who visit TheInspiredHome.com, the association's consumer-facing website, where it's f ree if the consumer pays for the cost of mailing it. The digital version is available at TheInspiredHome.com/Journal, and the print magazine will eventually also be distributed on newsstands and bookstores around the country. " We are reaching out to consumers directly. It's to encourage the consumer, to Continued on PAGE 14 Fascinating Finds from Around the World at IH+HS BY ROBIN MATHER More than 2,200 exhibitors and vendors filled Chicago's McCormick Place for this year's International Home and Housewares Show. These were some of the most intriguing things we found in the three exhibit halls. Kitchen Concepts introduced Butterie, a clever all-in-one butter dish with an attached flip-top lid to contain butter smears. Joelle Mertzel invented Butterie when she learned that butter doesn't need to be ref rigerated, she says, and that it will keep for several weeks at room temperature without spoiling. Made f rom shatterproof, BPA-f ree plastic, the butter dish disassembles easily and is dishwasher and microwave safe. Butter does have to be protected f rom odors, however, which the attached lid accomplishes. Butterie can hold two sticks or a half-pound block www.kitchenwarenews.com KITCHENWARE NEWS & Housewares Review Le Souk Céramique Brings Fair Trade to Artisanal Tunisian Stoneware Grilling The Expert at All Things Barbecue Continued on PAGE 17 Continued on PAGE 10

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