As members of the America’s Test Kitchen Reviews team, it’s our job to stay on top of kitchen trends. One way we do this is by attending the Inspired Home Show (IHS), a massive convention held yearly in Chicago where vendors, manufacturers, and buyers converge to check out the latest and greatest in the homewares space.
This year 1,600 exhibitors displayed everything from thousand-dollar pizza ovens to devices designed to better store kitchen twine.
In one day, we walked a combined total of 58,513 steps, combing the carpeted aisles for noteworthy gear. With more than thirty years attending IHS between the four of us, we’ve seen it all.
Sixteen products, in four categories, made our list this year. Said innovations range from small tweaks, such as a device to cut roll cookies more evenly, to new appliances that promise to make your life easier or better.
We’ll be testing everything this year, so stay tuned for our results.