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The Excellence in Housewares Awards 2016: Product Finalists Are Announced

Take over a thousand housewares products and an extensive panel of retail buyers. Put them all together for a busy day and the result is an impressive line-up of finalists to the Excellence in Housewares Awards 2016 (listed below).

Reflecting the broad retail base of housewares products, the judging panel this year included buyers from right across the retail spectrum, including those from John Lewis, Lakeland, Aldiss, Bakers and Larners, Bentalls, Robert Dyas, Borough Kitchen, Ulster Stores, Dunelm, Williams & Griffin, The Tool Shop Group, Debenhams, Essentials, Kitchen Kapers, Fenwick, Kooks Unlimited, Harrods, Shop Direct, Potters and House of Fraser.

Commenting on the judging and the finalists, Jo Howard, editor of Progressive Housewares, organisers and owners of The Excellence in Housewares Awards said: “Our enthusiastic panel of leading retailers spent the day discussing and scrutinising a fantastic array of entries. As a result of their votes, we are thrilled to reveal the impressive line-up of innovative products who are now finalists of the coveted Excellence in Housewares Awards – widely regarded as the “Oscars” of the housewares industry.”

Adding to this, Sarah Golden, marketing and membership director of bira and executive secretary of the CHA, co-presenters of the Excellence in Housewares Awards said: “These Awards have gone from strength to strength since they were launched 16 years ago. Once again the quality of finalists are testament to the product innovation in housewares. The CHA and bira are delighted to continue our partnership with the Excellence in Housewares Awards.”
The Excellence in Housewares Awards 2016 – The Product Finalists:

Cutting Edge
• Anysharp Pro from Aydya
• Architec Rectangular Concave Board from PHA Kitchessentials
• Compact Knife Block Set from Robert Welch Designs
• Groovetech from Dexam
• Sophie Conran Beech Cutting Boards from T&G
• Wüsthof Pocket Knife Sharpener from Haus
Excellence in Cookware
• 3-Ply Stainless Steel 30cm Non-Stick Frying Pan from Le Creuset
• Eaziglide Neverstick 2 from Imperial International
• Jamie Oliver Bakeware from DKB
• M-Cuisine from Joseph Joseph
• Perfect Slice Bakeware with Portion Control from BergHOFF
• Prestige Stone Quartz from Meyer Group
Excellence in Homewares
• Cole + Mason Fresh Herb Range from DKB
• Dual Compartment Pedal Bin with Liner Pocket from simplehuman
• Lovello from Kitchen Craft
• OXO Good Grips Greensaver Produce Keepers from OXO
• Paul Hollywood Collection from Kitchen Craft
• Zyliss Fresh Storage from DKB
• Artisan Cook Processor from KitchenAid
• Cole + Mason Fresh Herb Range from DKB
• OXO Good Grips Greensaver Produce Keepers from OXO
• Thermos Dual Compartment Food Flask from BHL
• Vacu Vin Swirling Carafe from International Innovation Company
• Zyliss Swift Dry Salad Spinner from DKB
• Boss To Go from Sage
• Fast Slow Pro from Sage
• Long Slot Lite Toaster from Dualit
• Salter Nutri-Pro 1200 from Ultimate Products
• Tefal Access Steam Hand Held Garment Steamer from Groupe SEB
• Tefal Cuisine Companion from Groupe SEB
Top of the Table
• Celebrate Collection from LSA International
• Limbrey Collection from Robert Welch Designs
• Masterclass Artesà from Kitchen Craft
• Natural Canvas Tableware from Denby
• Party Fondue Mr Big from Boska Holland Cheesewares
• Whisky Collection from LSA International
Top Tool or Gadget
• Big Fork from New Soda
• Gefu Spirelli 2.0 from Haus
• Healthy Eating Collection from Kitchen Craft
• Jamie Oliver Baking Tools from DKB
• Omelit from Eddingtons
• OXO Good Grips Hand Held Spiraliser from OXO
The Icon Award
• 50L Touch Bin from Brabantia
• Classic General Purpose Scissors from Fiskars
• Global Knives from Grunwerg
• OXO Good Grips Y Peeler from OXO
• Prestige Pressure Cooker from Meyer Group
• SodaStream Drinks Maker from SodaStream

All of the Excellence in Housewares finalists will be featured in the July/August edition of Progressive Housewares. The winners will be announced at the Excellence in Housewares Awards night on October 5 in London, which will have a glamorous Bollywood theme this year.

Further details on the Awards, including how
to book your place for the big night, can be found at the website, or by contacting Clare at Createvents or by telephone on 01183 340085.

Tickets to the glamorous awards event are £180 (+VAT).