Housewares Show Intros Add Features
by James J. Hodl
CHICAGO--Vendors debuted more feature-laden products at the 1998 International Housewares Show here than in recent years.
This was especially true in the microwave category, where vendors boosted capacities (up to 1.9 cu. ft.) and power (to 1,100 watts). More ovens offer sensor-assisted features, including a 20-minute cake baking ability. More SKUs offer scrolling cooking instructions in English, Spanish and French.