2010 International Home and Housewares Show

March 15, 2010 10:14:59 AM PDT
The 2010 show will take place March 14-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

For information, visit housewares.org.

Thousands of housewares and homegoods products for every room in the house, apartment or condo - and outdoor living, too. From high-end international design to trendsetting basics, products range from kitchen electrics and small appliances to gourmet specialty foods and cookware, from bakeware and kitchen tools to home decor, space organizers and storage systems, home healthcare and home-office to pet supplies and lawn and garden decor.

Fast Facts:

  • Nearly 2,000 exhibitors
  • More than 500 new companies
  • 800 international exhibitors from 43 countries
  • 60,000 total attendees from the US and 104 other countries
  • 700,000 net sq ft
  • Tens of thousands of new products are introduced
  • Show is in the top 5 largest trade shows in Chicago
  • Attendee expenditures in Chicago total more than $62 million
  • 75% of all U.S. buyers are specialty retailers
  • The Show will generate over 200 million consumer impressions
  • 13 miles of aisles

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    This eye-catching tool is as attractive as it is handy. An ice bucket, wine bottle coaster lid, bottle opener, corkscrew, jigger, juicer and salt rimmer all snap together in a compact, elegant design. Comes in six designer colors

    Cake Stand
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    It's actually the base of a cake stand with a suction system on the top. Take whatever plate or platter you'd like to serve cake on and suction it to the top for your own customized cake stand. It can be Grandma's china or a fun casual pattern. Turn it sideways, upside down - that platter is suctioned on tight.

    Zyliss Smart Guard Slicer
    Finally a safer mandolin slicer! The Smart Guard boasts a retractable blade guard system for safe easy slicing of vegetables and fruits. A see-through runway lets you see what you're slicing as you slice. Adjusts to 3 thicknesses.

    Black and Decker Messaging Center and Shredder
    This multi-purpose product combines a messaging center with magnetic white board and a paper shredder. Attach this clever wall-mounted device to your kitchen, office or wherever it will be right in the thick of things. Just jot yourself a note, stick an important invite in the mail pouch or slide a piece of paper into the shredder. The shredding receptacle pulls out for quick easy discarding.

    So simple they work! Stop bag slippage in your garbage cans with these easy to use fasteners. Made of elastic with Velcro attachment, these reusable fasteners help you avoid garbage can messes and also help you save on garbage bags. Available in four sizes from extra small vanity wastebasket to large 55 gallon drum garbage cans.

    Healthy Steps Portion Control Gadgets
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    Take the guesswork out of eating healthy with this new line of gadgets designed to help you limit your intake of calories, fat, salt, sugar and more. The Portion Control Dressing Lid is a replacement cap for store-bought dressing; it measures and dispenses one serving of dressing and also works for mayonnaise, bbq sauce and more. There's also a Salt Shaker, Ice Cream Scoop, Cheese Grater and more.

    Shake Awake
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    A personal multi-alert clock that awakens only you. Choose any combination of vibration, light or sound. This small device is great for roommates with different schedules, deep sleepers who defeat conventional alarms, cat nap commuters or people who just prefer a kinder wake-up alarm.