We have a passion for the perfect cup of coffee and a big appetite for grilled eats, or so it seems judging by the diversity (and number) of gadgets and appliances at the recent 2011 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago.
But those aren't the only whiz-bang electrics, gizmos and Rube Goldberg contraptions that attracted 60,000 people to the annual event. There were cleverly reworked kitchen tools, ceramic knives galore and a rainbow of silicone utensils all designed to make food prep, cooking and storage a breeze...
Interested in making your life much easier, and perhaps even healthier?
How would help lifting those heavy hampers of laundry strike you? Or a laugh while you're baking cookies? Or the greatest grater or coolest popsicle maker?
On "The Early Show" Monday, BehindTheBuy.com Senior Editor David Gregg showcased some of the niftiest gizmos and gadgets he's seen at the International Home + Housewares Show going on in Chicago through tomorrow.