NEW YORK, NY, August 14, 2015… Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares Best New Product Awards were awarded today to five exhibitors at NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, with Typhoon® Homewares’ Typhoon Skandi Cast Iron Casserole recognized as “Best of Market.” Additional winners were recognized for excellence in four categories – cooking, dining, gourmet accessories and kitchen preparation – and all five honorees qualify to compete for NY NOW’s “Best of HOME” Award, to be determined by online balloting at The Summer 2015 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, runs through Wednesday, August 19, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“The slate of winners and finalists for the Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares Best New Product Awards represents exciting new advances in design and utility,” said Marc Delman, Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares sales manager. “This suite of exceptional products points to the incredible diversity in form and function showcased by NY NOW exhibitors.”

Winners and finalists of the summer 2015 Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares Best New Product Awards are:


Typhoon® Homewares (New York, NY) for its Typhoon Skandi Cast Iron Casserole, a pre-seasoned cast iron casserole with porcelain lid. It has a 2qt capacity and an elegantly curved body for superb heat retention, which makes it efficient and economical for cooking.



Winner: Zojirushi America Corporation (Torrance, CA) for its Fresh Brew Plus Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker EC-YSC100, which brews coffee at an optimal 200°F for superior flavor extraction. Vacuum insulated stainless steel carafe keeps coffee hot for hours without the “burnt” flavor.

Finalist: Arbiter (Saint Louis, MO) for its La Gabbianella Chicken Roaster.

Finalist: Gien (Rouen, France) for its Sologne Rectangular Large Baker.



Winner: IPPINKA (Toronto, Canada) for its Grab Opener, a bottle opener that is functionally designed to allow the user to grab and open bottled beverages in one quick action and with one hand. It features a rare-earth magnet which holds the bottle cap in place and keeps it unbent while opening the bottle, and which keeps it on a refrigerator door for easy access..

Finalist: Picnic at Ascot (Hawthorne, CA) for its Diamond Picnic Cooler for 4 –Wheeled.

Finalist: Mepra S.p.A (New York, NY) for its Due Flatware Rainbow Finish.



Winner: AvoSeedo LLC (Frankfurt, Germany) for its AvoSeedo, a small plastic bowl featuring an indentation with a hole through which a single avocado seed can be placed in a sufficiently large, water-filled pot for germination.

Finalist: ADK® Packworks (Vergennes, VT) for its Floral Market Basket.

Finalist: Rolser (Pedreguer,Spain) for its COM MF 8 Shopping Cart.



Winner: Coltellerie Berti for MATCH (Jersey City, NJ) for its Nocciola Knife, with one side of the blade made to slice a fresh piece of bread; and the other side made for spreading.

Finalist: Lifetime Brands, Inc (Garden City, NY) for its Reo Standing Basting Brush.

Finalist: IPPINKA (Toronto, Canada) for its Abeego Food Sheets.

Winners next compete for the NY NOW “Best of HOME” Award, which will be determined through online voting at “Peoples’ Choice” balloting runs August 15-18, and the winner will be announced on August 19, before the conclusion of the summer 2015 edition of NY NOW.

The judges for the Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares Best New Product Awards were: Sharon Franke of Good Housekeeping; Stacey Goldberg of Gourmet Insider; Laurie O’Halloran of Home Style; Lisa Cowley of HomeWorld Business; Alison Zisko of HFN; Amy Stavis of Tableware Today; and Anna Wolfe of The Gourmet Retailer. Criteria for selection includes innovative design, product solution, aesthetic appeal, creativity and new material or technology

All exhibitors presenting new products in the Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares section of NY NOW’s HOME collection are eligible for the awards. Presented as part of NY NOW’s HOME Collection, Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares features 350 exhibitors offering high-end resources in cookware, bakeware, kitchen gadgets, kitchen textiles, bar and wine accessories, small electrics, specialty food, cookbooks, storage/containers, and picnic/barbecue accessories.

The summer 2015 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will run Saturday, August 15, through Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW’s three comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE, as well as NEW! exhibitors – encompass 100,000 products in myriad product categories. Attendees from all 50 states and around the world are expected. Information and registration is available online at


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