2012 Product Innovator Awards*
The products featured below are all 2012 Kitchen and Bath Business Award Winners for Product Innovation, and are all available at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center.
Best Sorpresa Intrigue Range Hood by Broan-NuTone
The ventilation hood as art and focal point is not a new concept but the Best Sorpresa Intrigue Range Hood by Broan-NuTone exemplifies it with a shape that is sculptural and, well, intriguing. The unit features a 460-cfm blower, four speeds, halogen lighting and a telescopic flue that accommodates 9-ft. ceilings. Available in a ducted or non-ducted recirculation model, it adds “softness to the kitchen, where hard lines and right angles [tend to] dominate,” said one judge.
KOHLER Colors Featuring Jonathan Adler for the Kitchen
What better way to brighten a kitchen (or bath), as well as one’s mood, than with a pop of vivid color? Kohler Colors Featuring Jonathan Adler is a limited-edition series comprises four retro-inspired colors, which are available on three cast-iron kitchen sinks—Whitehaven, Iron/Tones and Riverby—as well as three bathroom sinks—DemiLav Wading Pool, Tides and Canvas. Noted one judge, the hues are “fresh, saturated, yet timeless,” easily creating a focal point in any space and allowing users an opportunity for self-expression and a little fun.
Liebherr 30 inch, single door, fully integrated refrigerator
Sure, Liebherr’s 30-in. single-door fully integrated refrigerator (Model HC 1540) is attractive. Moreover, it comes loaded with features such as the VarioBox, a removable door-storage compartment that can be taken to the table for easy entertaining; 4 cu. ft. of freezer storage, thanks to double drawers mounted on telescopic rails; and the possibility of custom design with a flush, 24-in.-deep cabinet installation. But what truly put this entry onto the judges’ list was its icemaker, which does not require a water connection, relying instead on a 1.5-liter internal tank. “Ice for everyone!” exclaimed one judge.
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2012 honorary mention awards, Kitchen and Bath Business. Photos and Text from K+BB March 2013 Digital Edition