2014 International Home + Housewares Show at McCormick Place

March 13, 2014 (CHICAGO)

More than 2,000 exhibitors will introduce thousands of new products to buyers, media and the trade. Here's a sneak peek into trends and new products that will be on display at the show.

Epicureanist Quick Chill Ice Bucket
$89; available now

Perfect for a party, maybe even a St. Patrick's Day party! This LED color-changing, rotating, chilling ice bucket can rapidly cool wine, Champagne, vodka and other beverages in 15 minutes. Simply place the bottle inside the chiller, add cold water and ice, and set the timer. The chiller rotates – while changing colors – ensuring that the beverage is evenly cooled to the perfect serving temperature.

Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker
$99.99; available in April

Forgot to turn on the slow cooker? Kids' soccer practice running late? Not a problem; no matter where you are, you can simply adjust the programmable cook time and temperature of your slow cooker from your smartphone or tablet. First of its kind. With a 6-quart capacity, this slow cooker has 1-touch controls and 3 heat setting options. Plus the stoneware and the lid are dishwasher safe.

iDevices Kitchen Thermometer
$79.99; available now

No more opening and closing the oven door, checking and re-checking the temperature of your meat! This Bluetooth connected thermometer will leave you free to enjoy your guests, do some yard work, or read a book. Simply let the iDevices Connected app know what you're cooking, leave the probe in the meat while it cooks and go relax! The Kitchen Thermometer will alert you on your smartphone or tablet when your meal is cooked to perfection.

Tovolo Cupcake Scoop
$8.95; available now

Now you can pour batter without the drips, dribbles, and mess! Clever, low-tech solution, even little ones will enjoy. The Cupcake Scoop also measures the same amount every time so cupcakes bake evenly.

Dash Greek Yogurt Maker
$49.99; available now

Homemade Greek Yogurt is fast, affordable and healthier than store-bought versions. You don't need special powders or mixes with this maker, just add milk and a little plain yogurt and you're on your way to delicious yogurt without additives like corn syrup or preservatives. It comes with a Quick Start Dial and a recipe book to help all your favorite flavors come to life.

Robinson Squish Double-Over-the-Sink Colander
$29.99; available Fall 2014

This clever line of collapsible kitchen gadgets is back with a space-saving idea that is perfect for washing and draining all your favorite fruits and veggies from your garden, pasta and more. Expanding arms fit over different sink sizes. Two colanders allow for draining disparate items (such as shrimp and carrots), and both colanders easily pop out so you can transfer easily.

$119.99; available now

It may look like an ordinary lamp, but it will also save the day during your next power outage. Use as a normal table lamp, but a battery back-up allows the light to stay on for up to 24 hours, giving you safe mobility until power is restored. When the power goes back on, the battery recharges until the next time it's needed. There's even a USB plug in the base so you can charge your phone during a power outage.

Progressive Zip Slicer
$9.99; available Spring/Summer 2014

Slicing grapes for little mouths or cherry tomatoes for your next pasta salad can be tedious. With just a quick zip of this clever gadget, you've got perfectly sliced items. The ergonomic design makes the Zip Slicer comfortable and simple to use. The slicing blade is concealed, keeping fingers safe. Load grapes or tomatoes into the tube and run the slicing blade through with one swift motion. This timesaving tool is dishwasher safe.

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