Housewares Show Preview - Sizing Up Housewares Intros
by James J. Hodl
Size apparently matters--as does content--among new products planned for introduction at the 1999 International Housewares Shows, set for January 10-13 in Chicago.
Different firms are boasting the debut of the industry's largest and smallest microwave ovens. Very skinny gas ranges will offer full-size features. New product content includes a water heater inside a carpet deep cleaner, on-board tools in a stick vac and a dust/dirt ejection system that cleans the inside of an air conditioner before it begins circulating air throughout a room.