Housewares Show 2017

Sissy's Picks from the 2017 Housewares Show on TODAY

The International Home + Housewares Show begins in Chicago this weekend.

The mom n' pop home product inventors will be shoulder-to-shoulder with the industry's global manufacturers to show their latest and greatest products. The public is not allowed, but I've got a sneak peek to show your viewers some cool new products and innovation they will be seeing on shelves later this year.

I culled through hundreds and hundred of product descriptions to pick the best innovations and trends. That process is a bit like going to the grocery store hungry! You want everything! As always, these manufacturers know what we want before we know we need it!

Check out the segment HERE.

George Foreman Evolve Grill with Omelet Plates

George Foreman Evolve Grill Omelet Plate

GEORGE FOREMAN continues to SERVE UP INNOVATION and attract the growing ranks of millennial entertainers who want to host BRUNCH with their very own omelet bar in an instant with George Foreman’s new Omelet Plates! These plates boast three compartments, so everyone’s favorite omelets can be created all at once. To use, simply snap the omelet plates into the George Foreman Evolve (the removable plate system that lets you create a multitude of delicious meals in no time. Use the 2 ceramic grill plates for traditional grilling, then swap in the griddle plate to create tasty breakfast fare. Premium features help turn everyday mealtime into a culinary experience: a 500°).  Durable, nonstick coating eliminates the need for butter and oil, while cool-touch handles make serving a cinch.

Zoku Mixology Ice Molds Set

Zoku Mixology Ice Molds

A new take on ice cubes, king-sized ice in three geometric shapes: jack, sphere and cube. Designed to melt at a slow, even rate, the ice chills your beverage over time. The Mixology Ice Set includes three silicone ice molds that are simple to remove by pulling apart the silicone molds - no rinsing required! The refined set is a perfect addition to any drink from whiskey to lemonade — enjoy yourself or share the set.

Totally Bamboo Dishwasher Safe Cutting Boards

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Totally Bamboo was the first to invent the bamboo cutting board and the first to launch a dishwasher safe bamboo cutting boardThis revolutionary cutting board has a 5-year warranty against splitting and cracking. Made with quality bamboo using Tri-Ply construction, it maintains the “feel” of real wood (or bamboo) under the knife. Bamboo also is far easier on knives, especially ceramic knives. Because the boards are thin and lightweight, they fit easily in kitchens with limited storage space; however, they maintain the strength and durability of thick, heavy cutting boards.

CleanCutting Sheets by Cleverone Brands

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Like Millenials on the go, they travel light, pack small, feature a wind-proof, optional adhesive backing, provide a clean food prep surface while picnicking, grilling or camping, and they're guiltlessly disposable.

This is the world’s first flexible, disposable bamboo cutting sheet brings groundbreaking innovation to food prep with its features. Made with renewable, biodegradable bamboo, they offer guilt-free disposability, the sheets allow cooks to prep meat then throw out the chicken juice, and possible bacteria such as salmonella and E.coli, with the sheet. Additionally, the thin, natural bamboo combined with a low tack adhesive backing provides the ultimate flexibility in food preparation needs while protecting your work surface.

Livliga Portion Control Tableware

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Beautiful dinner and luncheon china featuring portion control to help you diet.  Livliga was founded in 2011 in Boulder, Colorado by Sheila Kemper Dietrich, to solve a problem. Through research and innovative thinking, a new, disruptive concept in tableware was born. Livliga is patented, artist designed and eco-friendly porcelain tableware that is designed with right-sized eating in mind

The Wand by Purewine

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The Wand was developed by a father and son team, David and Derek Meadows from Grapevine Texas They developed The Wand because they were no longer able to drink wine due to the significant side effects. Using The Wand, they are now able to enjoy a nice glass of wine every evening. 

This groundbreaking wine filter rapidly removes the side effect causing compounds, retains the taste and leaves nothing in the wine. The patented nano-pore filter technology used in The Wand absorbs up to 95% of the histamines and sulfite preservatives from your wine just before you drink it.

Prodyne Stay-Put No-Tip Stemware Tray

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Transport and serve beverages with this uniquely designed tray that keeps stems balanced and prevents spills. Safely carry up to 12 or more wine or champagne stems at a time. Available this spring.

The Levitating X by Levitating Design Labs of Chicago

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Usher your home into the 21st century with the LevitatingX Collection , a line of levitating plates, cups, plants, and gravity-defying works of art that look like they are straight out of a sci-fi movie, rotating and floating in 3D space. The Levitating Cup is guaranteed to turn heads as it hovers gracefully in midair while showcasing one’s favorite wine or cocktail or a piece of art. The ultimate party trick and the wave of the future!

June Oven

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The first intelligent convection oven that takes the guesswork out of cooking. June acts as your digital sous-chef in the kitchen and creates a whole new kind of oven for the home cook.

Of course, the TODAY Show only carves out 4-5 minutes of air time to show these great products. It's quite a challenge on set - trying to get it all in! Sometimes the hosts get stuck on one thing they just love - which eats up that precious time. My mind is always three products down the demo table to be sure I treat all my "children" equally. Having the opportunity to show a product on TODAY is the ultimate goal and joy for a manufacturer - so I know how excited they are to see their "babies" make air. I hope my effort to balance their expectations and the time constraints of television doesn't show in my performance!

In a perfect world, I would have included a few more items on TODAY that really caught my eye! Here's a list of gadgets and counter-worthy products I also loved.

KitchenAid No-Mess No-Stress Tool & Gadget Collection 

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KitchenAid has expanded its non-electric culinary tool and gadget collection with innovative food preparation items that help home cooks reduce the mess and stress. The KitchenAid "No-Mess No-Stress" items include a Garlic Press, Citrus Squeezer, Fruit Slicer, Rotary Grater and Can Opener. The Citrus Squeezer (shown above) catches juice in base, leaving pulp/pits in strainer. (Available in May at Bed Bath & Beyond)

Pyrex Watercolor Collection

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You’ve never seen anything like this before. It is definitely not the Pyrex of old. Each one-of-a-kind dish incorporates blue bursts similar to releasing a fountain pen in water. Have to see it to believe it. Sold individually or as part of a set.

CHI Easy Steam

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A hands-free way to steam. Simply hang from a convenient spot such as the back of a door, a shower rod or the closet. Place one or two items on the built-in hooks, zip the bag and with one tap of a button, your clothes are steamed in only 10 minutes. The base of the steamer houses the innovative technology and an easy to access water cup. (Available soon!)

Negg Boiled Egg Peeler

Negg Boiled Egg Peeler

An ingenious, yet simple new kitchen tool, The Negg makes the irksome task of peeling a boiled egg quick and easy. With just a little bit of water and a few shakes, the NeggTM peels boiled eggs in seconds with no mess. 

Cuisinart CPB-380 Hurricane™ COMPACT Juicing Blender

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The CPB-380 Hurricane™ COMPACT Juicing Blender with 1+ Peak HP motor from Cuisinart breaks down whole fruits and vegetables in the streamlined BPA Free 32 oz. jar. It minces herbs and spices in the 8 oz. BPA Free chopper cup for delicious nutrient-filled juices and/or smoothies. It has big-blender performance and a blend in “To Go” cup convenience. Included are two 16 oz. travel cups with travel lids, one double wall and one single wall; and, 4 colorful, heavy duty reusable straws!

Joseph Joseph Spiro 3-in-1 Handheld Spiralizer

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Create exciting healthy dishes in minutes with our compact, self-containing spiralizer. The hand-held design keeps mess to a minimum collecting food as you cut it and makes spiralizing a whole range of vegetables super neat and easy.

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