• Jennifer White Karp

Taking on Atlanta From A to Z

An alphabet of new kitchenware on display at summer market

Zoku Fish Pops make frozen Zoku Fish Pops make frozen treats in a variety of underwater animal shapes.
Kitchenware that performs range of tasks from aerating beverages to zesting vegetables will be exhibited this month at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market at AmericasMart Atlanta.

At press events this summer, suppliers showed a wide range of gadgets for beverages — anything and everything for chilling, frothing, storing, sipping and pouring and this broad category promises to be well represented in Atlanta. Be on the lookout for new takes on the classic French press, including Aerolatte, which is now making a French press under its own name, and Espro, the Kickstarter success story that’s now available at Williams-Sonoma.

Most (but not all) housewares exhibitors show in the Gourmet & Housewares section in building 2, floor eight. To search for exhibitor information and navigate the floors, download the AmericasMart App: http://app. americasmart.com/#/app

A is for Alligator. The Alligator Onion Peeler, distributed by Harold Import Co., removes onion skin and keeps hands free from odor.

Viking is gettingViking is getting into cutlery with a line of steakhouse-style knives.

B is for Big Block Ice Cube Tray. Extra-large ice cubes from Harold Import Co. aim to keep beverages colder.

C is for Casabella. The company’s new Strawberry Huller can remove the leaves and core with a twist and pull motion.

D is for Dyer. Spice Ratchet founder Kelly Dyer has a new innovation: Blossom uCap, three models of silicone Mason jar caps for sipping, storage and flower arranging.

E is for Espro. The French press which comes with two stainless steel micro-filters to keep grit out of the morning brew.

F is for Frieling. The company’s new Clip & Close glass food storage containers are oven safe, air tight, microwave and freezer safe.

G is for gingerbread. Mastrad’s new Gingerbread pan is a flexible silicone mold that comes with recipes.

Savora’s martini shakerSavora’s martini shaker has double-walled construction.

H is for Herb Mincer. Savora’s Herb Mincer has an integrated cover for its four steel blades.

I is for Impressa Z9 One Touch TFT. Jura’s state-of-the-art brewing system features a color touch screen display and six programmable beverage buttons.

J is for jumbo sized. Lifetime Brand’s Fred & Friends S&P To Go are a pair of oversized salt and pepper shakers reminiscent of the diner experience and meant to make a statement.

K is for Kuhn Rikon. The company is showing its Knife Block Clear, knife storage with a clear base for quick selection.

L is for lattes. The Capresso Steam PRO can brew two to four cappuccinos or lattes in under five minutes.

M is for martini shaker from Savora. It offers double-walled construction for insulation and an integrated jigger.

N is for Nested Measuring Cups from Fred + Friends. Open up the mother hen to reveal an egg and open the egg up to see a little chick inside.

Nested Measuring CupsNested Measuring Cups from Fred + Friends measure from one cup to one-third of a cup.

O is for oven safe cookware. Kyocera Advanced Ceramics is showing a new ceramic coated cookware line that is oven-safe up to 400 degrees.

P is for Peugeot. The company is showing Alès Salt and Pepper Mills made of beech wood from sustainably managed forests.

Q is for quiche. The Flexi Slice & Serve from Kuhn Rikon has a non-stick Japanese stainless steel blade to slice and serve cakes, pies, pizza, quiche and lasagna.

R is for Ravioli Maker. Mastrad’s new kit shapes and seals ravioli in one step.

S is for the Starboard Collection. Its new Carina Tabletop line has non-slip bottoms made of recycled plastic.

T is for Tervis. The company is showing Tervis Collectible with designs from 32 NFL teams, over 50 colleges and fun destinations.

U is for unique handles. Zoku Fish Pops shapes — Shark, Clownfish, Octopus, Whale, Puffer Fish and Scuba Diver — have unique handles that complete the look.

V is for Viking. The company’s new steak knife set is honed from durable German stainless steel and has Pakka wood handles.

W is for Welcome Brands. The Party Collection of oven-safe paper bakeware comes in cheerful gingham and polka dot patterns.

XYZ is for zebra. Mrs. Anderson’s Baking Animal Cracker Cookie Cutters bake an adventure with elephant, giraffe, lion and zebrashaped cutters.

Jennifer KarpJennifer White Karp | Senior Editor, Home & Textiles Today

Jennifer covers housewares and online retailing for Home + Textiles Today, working out of her home in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to H+TT, she reported on the housewares industry and attended trade shows on behalf of Gourmet Business. She has also been a contributing editor for other trade publications, including Home Textiles Today. Over her career in business journalism she was an editor at The Real Deal, the real estate magazine, and spent five years covering home furnishings at HFN, where she was editor of the housewares section.

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