Home Gallery | 2024 gia Finalists: Home Electrics, Kitchen Electrics, Smart Home
April 15, 2024

Gallery | 2024 gia Finalists: Home Electrics, Kitchen Electrics, Smart Home

By: Chandler Harvey

Managing Editor

The International Housewares Association’s Global Innovation Awards (gia) for Product Design honor exhibitors’ latest creations and cutting-edge innovations with award recognition, distinguishing five finalists in 14 categories.

The Global Honorees & Finalists are chosen in the following categories:

  • Bath + Personal Care
  • Cleaning
  • Cook + Bakeware
  • Home Decor + Gifts
  • Household + Home Electronics
  • Home Organization + Storage
  • Kitchen Electrics
  • Kitchen Hand Tools + Cutlery
  • Kitchenware
  • Luggage, Travel Goods + Accessories
  • Pet Products
  • Smart Home Products
  • Sustainable Products
  • Tabletop
View the finalists from Household + Home Electrics, Kitchen Electrics and Smart Home:

Cricut Joy Xtra Smart Cutting Machine*

Household + Home Electrics

Cricut Joy Xtra cuts, writes, draws, and foils to make popular projects like full-color stickers, custom cards, t-shirts, vinyl decals & more. It works with the free Design Space app.

Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co. Metro Vac Cordless Hand Vac

Household + Home Electrics

Metro Vac cuts the cord on hand vacs without sacrificing power, said the company. It has 22.2 volts, 250 watts, super suction, up to 100″ water lift, all steel construction, interchangeable batteries and is a long-life product with up to 1-hour charge, a 1-year warranty and three power modes.

Mila Air 3

Household + Home Electrics

Mila is a best-in-class HEPA air purifier that’s better in every way, said the company. The air purifier is smart, simple, quiet, affordable and designed with style in mind.

New Dawn Innovations VQ Halo - Portable Bluetooth Speaker & Lantern

Household + Home Electrics

The VQ Halo has Bluetooth 5.3 compatibility and can pair with any iPhone, tablet, smartphone, or device. Quick and easy to pair in seconds, the consumer can quickly tune into music or the latest YouTube or Spotify streams. It also features TWS pairing, connecting two Halos for even more power and incredible 20-watt stereo 360-degree sound dispersion. Three candlelight settings flicker like a flame, great for small parties or creating special mood lighting.

Zafferano America PushUp Pro

Household + Home Electrics

Pressing down on the center of the cordless PushUp lamp creates a dynamic upward motion from the spring-loaded base. As the lamp top slowly rises, the embedded LEDs are energized by the concealed power source, creating an irresistible combination of touch, light, and movement. This interaction between the user and object creates a magical and personal bond, according to the company, letting there be light indoors or out without the requirement of an electrical cord or other wiring.

FinaMill FinaPod GT*

Kitchen Electrics

FinaMill is a handheld electric spice mill that grinds whole spices regardless of the spice shape, size, and hardness, bringing unparalleled fresh ground flavor to every meal. The mill is equipped with specialized swappable pods for different whole spices. The FinaPod GT is the company’s latest and most powerful pod design yet, made especially for grating tough spices like nutmeg and cinnamon sticks.

Jura J8 Twin Diamond Black

Kitchen Electrics

The Jura J8 Twin is packed with technical innovations for an unparalleled coffee experience, said the company. Two high-performance grinders actively monitor consistency and remain in rest mode between preparations. Each bean container can be filled with a different bean for creating custom blends. 31 specialties can be prepared from the simple and intuitive Panorama Coffee Panel. It features Jura’s Sweet Foam function that infuses milk foam with syrup, Coffee Eye intelligent cup sensor and advanced brewing unit with integrated Wi-Fi Connect.

The Cookware Company GreenPan Elite Convection Air Fry Oven

Kitchen Electrics

The machine is not just an air fryer – it’s also a broiler, toaster, pizza oven, slow cooker, dehydrator, proofer and more. Its six quartz heating elements and convection fans evenly distribute heat for the 15 cooking functions. The 1-cu.-ft. nonstick interior features a crowd-pleasing capacity that’s large enough to cook up to 4 lb. of food, a 9″ x 13″ casserole or a 13″ pizza.

The Legacy Companies Omega Effortless Batch Juicer

Kitchen Electrics

This easy-prep juicer features an extra large, 2-liter (68-ounce) capacity batch hopper, which allows you to insert whole pieces of produce at once, eliminating prep work. The all-in-one auger design saves valuable time up front with simple assembly and fewer parts than traditional juicers. Clean-up is also easier than ever with the elimination of the messy juicing screen. In addition to fruit and vegetable juices, users can also prepare nut milk, ice cream and more. The juicer features 150 watts for quiet, slow-speed, cold-press batch juicing to extract the maximum amount of vitamins, nutrients and juice.

DKB Household Zyliss Gourmet Drum Grater

Kitchen Electrics

The Gourmet Drum Grater is a versatile kitchen tool for grating, slicing, and chopping various vegetables, fruit, cheese, nuts or chocolate. The drum grater has a larger angle when dispensing food, greater overall height of the front edge, insert guide for correct orientation of the plunger, and a plunger with a hygienic cover. It comes with three different drums (fine, coarse, and slicing drum) and three additional graters are also available to purchase separately. The entire housing is made of coated cast Aluminum and the drums are made of high-quality stainless steel. It features a strong suction foot that holds the grater firmly on smooth work surfaces. An additional table clamp allows the grater to be fixed on rougher surfaces.

Blok Smart Cutting Board

Smart Home Products

Blok is a patent-pending smart cutting board with a built-in digital display offering on-demand high-energy cooking classes from expert chefs. Blok comes with a docking station that provides speakers and wireless charging to the board so you can move freely and easily about the kitchen as you prepare a meal. During each cooking class, step-by-step instructions scroll at the pace of each chef. Blok’s prep surface is made of a beautiful walnut wood. The board and the digital display are separate for easy cleaning. Blok’s digital display is waterproof and scratch-resistant and contains a hidden juice tray to capture any messes.

Chefman Chef IQ Smart Thermometer

Smart Home Products

The Chef IQ Smart Thermometer is equipped with advanced quad-heat sensors that measure the true lowest temp, it ensures an exact assessment of food temperature for restaurant-quality results every time. The Smart Thermometer incorporates 2.4 GHz WiFi + Bluetooth connectivity, enabling remote monitoring from any point within the wireless network. Utilizing the Chef IQ App on a smartphone or tablet, the Smart Hub features a built-in speaker that provides real-time voice alerts and mobile notifications to remove the risk of over or undercooking your food. The Chef IQ App offers a comprehensive library of guided cooking recipes and instructional videos, empowering users to enhance their culinary skills.

ChefsTemp ProTemp Plus Wireless Meat Thermometer

Smart Home Products

ChefsTemp ProTemp Plus thermometer combines Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a large screen in an easy-to-carry rechargeable stand; the ProTemp Plus sends alerts to the user’s phone when the food is ready, so they can enjoy perfectly cooked meat every single time, no more worrying about transmission distance and easy disconnection anymore. ChefsTemp understands customer needs and provides them with more options, said the company.

Ember Tumbler 16-oz.

Smart Home Products

Designed to be used wherever life takes you, the Ember Tumbler does more than simply keep coffee hot. The company’s largest mug yet, the 16-oz. Tumbler allows the user to set an exact drinking temperature and keeps it there for up to three hours, so coffee is never too hot or too cold. It features Ember’s most advanced chip ever for improved Bluetooth reliability and a simplified pairing process.

Tramontina Guru*

Smart Home Products

The Guru is a smart portable induction cooktop that links to an app on your smartphone or tablet with recipes, step-by-step video instructions, tips, nutritional data and portions, making it a personal virtual cooking assistant, said Tramontina. Featuring over 200 recipes, more added each month, users can manage mealtime by ingredient, difficulty, preparation time and cuisine. It has a fully integrated temperature sensor and precision scale for added functionality and includes the Guru Induction Cooktop, 9.5-inch Ceramic Nonstick Aluminum Fry Pan and 4-quart Tri-Ply Base Stainless Steel Dutch Oven.

*Winners are denoted with an asterisk.

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