A high-performance food processor, a robotic vacuum cleaner and a vegetable spiralizer took "Best of the Best" honors at the 2017 Housewares Design Awards gala and ceremony.
The "Best of the Best" honorees were among the 12 "Best in Category" award winners presented during the awards ceremony during the Winter Las Vegas Market at World Market Center Las Vegas.
The Best of the Best Gold award went to the Electrolux Masterpiece Food Processor, a 17-cup food prep appliance featuring PowerTilt technology and a 1,200-watt TurboBoost induction motor.
The iRobot Roomba 960 vacuum cleaner won the "Best of the Best" Silver award. The vacuum uses localization and mapping technology to build a map of its environment as it cleans while keeping track of its location until it has finished.
The "Best of the Best" Bronze award went to the Oxo Good Grips Hand-Held Spiralizer, designed to make spirals with a square cross section for vegetable noodles that are uniform, curly and approximate the texture of spaghetti.
The ceremony also featured a presentation of the first annual Housewares Design Awards Design Influencer of the Year to West Elm Local, accepted by Mo Mullen, director of business development for West Elm Local.
The 2017 Housewares Design Awards were presented by HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® and hosted for the first time by Las Vegas Market with sponsorship by Whitford Corporation.
Products judged were introduced to the United States market between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2017. No prototypes were allowed. Visit housewaresdesignawards.com for more details.
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The Housewares Design Awards— the premier awards program focused on housewares design innovation— was founded in 2003 by HomeWorld Business to honor the unyielding effort within the industry to create new ways to improve everyday living. Since its inception, the Housewares Design Awards have nominated more than 700 finalists and crowned more than 140 winners.
Through rigorous product testing and review, the 12-person independent judging panel for the 2017 Housewares Design Awards will select five Finalists and Best in Category winners in each of 12 core categories encompassing the full scope of the housewares industry. Best of the Best Gold, Silver and Bronze winners also will be recognized.
The 12th Housewares Design Awards ceremony is set for January 24, 2017, during the Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market. This marks the first western U.S. location for the Awards gala.