Believe it or not, one of the biggest thrills of the year for me is being at the Housewares Show in Chicago and seeing what will be new in cooking, storing, and serving gear for the next year. Here's a quick rundown of the trends I've already seen.
1. It's all about color. Expect to see everything from gadgets to toasters in bright shades of orange, blue, red, and purple.
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2. Manufacturers are really thinking about solving problems for you, from organizing your drawers, to preventing spills on the countertop, to helping you manage portion size. I even saw a salt shaker that will keep you from overpouring.
3. Kids are cooking! Cooking tools and cookbooks for kids continue to be a big trend. Also seen at the show: innovative dinnerware for little ones, including glass dishes and bowls that the manufacturer claims just can't be broken. You know we'll be testing that one at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute (GHRI).
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