The Beast Blender is a high-powered blender that is designed for commercial use. The blender is said to be able to blend any type of food, including ice, and is able to withstand continuous use.
Scrub Mommy is a type of sponge that is known for its scratch-free two-sided sponge and scrubber. One side scrubs off debris while the other side soaks up liquids and wipe the surface dry.
Uranium glass is a type of glass that is made with uranium oxide. The glass is typically a yellow or green color and is often used in art or jewelry. Uranium glass is slighlty radioactive and glows under blacklight.
A Solo Stove is a portable camp stove that is designed to use small pieces of wood as fuel. The stove is said to be more efficient than traditional camp stoves, as it does not require any gas or liquid fuel.
A freeze dryer is a device that is used to freeze food and then remove the water from it. The freeze dryer is said to be a more efficient way to freeze food than traditional methods and can help to preserve the flavor and nutritional value of food.
Suction bowls and plates are bowls and plates that have a suction cup on the bottom. This allows the bowl or plate to be attached to a flat surface, such as a countertop or table, so that it does not move around.
A sponge holder is a household accessory that is used to store a kitchen sponge. The holder is typically a small, cylindrical container that has a hole in the top to allow the sponge to drain.
A mini fridge for bedroom is a small refrigerator that is designed to be placed in a bedroom. The fridge is typically small enough to fit under a bed or on a shelf and is meant to store food and drinks.
The Meater thermometer is a wireless thermometer that is designed to be used with meat. The thermometer is inserted into the meat and sends a signal to a phone or tablet app, allowing the cook to track the temperature of the meat in real-time.
An egg fryer is a small appliance that is used to fry eggs. The fryer typically consists of a non-stick cooking surface, a heating element, and a lid. Some fryers also come with a built-in timer to help with cooking times.
A moisture absorber is a device that is used to remove moisture from the air. The absorber typically contains a material that absorbs water, such as silica gel, and can be placed in a variety of locations, such as a closet, a drawer, or a room.
A Boba Kit is a kit that is meant to help people make their own bubble tea at home. The kit typically includes a variety of tea flavors, syrups, and powders to create the desired drink.
A mini rice cooker is a small, portable rice cooker that is designed for one or two servings of rice. The cooker is easy to use and can be taken with you on the go.
A burger smasher is a tool that is used to smash burgers. The tool is made of metal and has a blunt end that is used to press down on the burger, creating a thick and juicy patty.
A rice dispenser is a device that is used to store and dispense cooked rice. The dispenser has a variety of features, such as a timer that can be set to release the rice at a certain time, a warming function, and a locking lid to prevent accidental spills.
A mini air fryer is a small appliance that is used to fry food using hot air instead of oil. The appliance is said to be a healthier alternative to traditional frying, as it cooks food with a fraction of the oil.
Fridge Storage Containers are containers that are designed to be placed in the refrigerator to store food. The containers are typically made of plastic or glass and have a variety of shapes and sizes to fit a variety of food items.
An under sink organizer is a storage container that is designed to be placed under a sink. The organizer can be used to store a variety of items, such as cleaning supplies, toiletries, and food.
Bubble Tea Kits are kits that allow for the creation of bubble tea at home. The kits typically include a variety of tea flavors, tapioca pearls, and syrups. They allow for a customizable beverage that can be enjoyed at home.
An induction stove is a stove that uses a magnetic field to create heat. The stovetop is made of a smooth, flat surface that does not get hot, making it safe to touch. The induction stovetop is said to be more energy efficient and faster than other stovetop types.
A countertop dishwasher is a dishwasher that is designed to be placed on a countertop. The dishwasher is typically small in size and has a capacity of six to eight dishes. It is meant to be a low-maintenance option for small kitchens or for those who do not have the space for a full-sized dishwasher.
A fridge organizer is a tool that is meant to help organize the contents of a refrigerator. The organizer can be in the form of shelves, bins, or racks, and can be customized to fit the specific needs of the user.
Aarke is a brand of carbonated water makers. The company’s flagship product is the Carbonator, a machine that uses CO2 cartridges to carbonate water. The water can then be used for drinking, carbonating cocktails, or creating carbonated ice cubes.
Coupe glasses are glasses that are designed to be used for serving cocktails. The glasses have a wide bowl and a short stem, and are often used for serving martinis and other cocktails with a lot of ice.
A coffee machine with a grinder is a machine that allows the user to grind their own coffee beans. The machine typically has a hopper for the beans and a grinder that grinds them to the desired consistency.
A charcuterie box is a box that is filled with different types of meats, such as ham, bacon, and sausage. The box is often accompanied by a selection of cheeses, breads, and condiments, making it a perfect option for a party or gathering.
A countertop ice maker is a small appliance that is designed to create ice cubes. The appliance is typically placed on the countertop and has a reservoir that holds water. The ice cubes are created when the water is frozen and can be used for cold drinks or in recipes.
Grazing platters are a type of appetizer that is meant to be shared. The platters typically consist of a variety of meats, cheeses, fruits, and vegetables. They are often served at cocktail parties or as a first course at a meal.
Trend Highlight – Why Stove Top Covers Were Such a Hit
The pandemic has accelerated an already growing scrounge for more space in cities: consumers can be seen talking online about how stove top covers let them buy additional hundreds of square inches in their confined city apartments. These boards go over a stove top when not in use, yielding more food prep surface, and have been popping up on Etsy and more recently on Amazon.
While Amazon is usually dominant for kitchen gadgets, Etsy is leading in sales of stove top covers. One reason is that they sometimes have to be customized to fit each stove’s dimensions, and Etsy specializes in customization while Amazon is for mass-production with a variety of product specifications. But as the product gets more popular, mass production for Amazon scale becomes more feasible.
While the pandemic has moved parts of the world ten years into the future, in fields like video conferencing and ecommerce, others have gone the opposite way. More people are spending time at home, more households are suddenly multi-generational, and suddenly and more than ever before, space is at a premium.
Google NGram Search shows that mentions of “stove board,” an older term for the same product, were high from the 1870s through the 1920s; suburbanization and the rise of kitchen appliances after this period made space less of an issue for a while. Today, the urbanization process is almost complete (82% of the US population is considered urban, up from 73% five decades ago), but sudden population shifts show people that small amounts of space can make a big difference.
Trend Highlight – Why Sheet Pans Are So Popular
Cookware is usually designed to be utilitarian first and photogenic second (if at all), but some kitchen-focused product companies have launched products built for a world where the biggest audience a meal gets is on Instagram, not at the table. Cooking has always been a social activity: among other things, it's a way to show off to the people you're cooking for. With more people stuck at home, the nature of this signaling has changed, and now cooking is a way to show off virtually to the people you aren't cooking for.
Because sheet pans allow consumers to cook a meal in a single dish, they get the highest social media clout per minute of prep/cleaning time: a single dish to both photograph and clean.
And when it comes to photographing a meal, sheet pans' rectangular shape maximizes the amount of food in the frame, given Instagram's aspect ratio. In a similar way, restaurants, too, have adapted over the years: some switched from round plates to square ones to fit in with Instagram's format, which was square-only until mid-2015.
As with other kitchen trends, sheet pans' popularity has led to a positive feedback loop, with more recipes leading to more sheet pan usage and vice-versa. Some sellers have even launched sheet pans in vibrant colors, not only as a way to differentiate from competitors but also because it's a high contrast way to highlight a dish, since very few foods are blue, for example. Meanwhile, others are pitching other differentiating features like warp-free sheet pans, addressing the most common complaints of the previous generation of the product.
Trend Highlight – The Rise of the Workstation Sink
As Zoom and Google Meet’s background blurring algorithms get better, users are increasingly taking calls from their messy bedrooms and obscuring the clutter behind them.
In the kitchen, workstation sinks are playing a similar role with their built-in sliding chopping boards that can cover messy sinks. It's embarrassing to have guests over with a sink piled high with dirty dishes, and a workstation sink can easily cover them up. This puts workstation sinks into an interesting category: products that don't necessarily save the customer time, but shift time instead.
Certain consumers are also chopping vegetables more. Online interest in chopping is rising relative to blending, in part as some consumers are looking for more ways to stand out in their social feeds with nicely splayed culinary arrangements.
And while most kitchen purchases take up counter space, the workstation sink actually adds space. This is especially useful since the boom in kitchen appliances purchases during the pandemic has reduced many kitchens’ amount of free counter space.
Workstation sinks also tie into changes in how people use their sinks. The average sink depth is increasing, from six to eight inches to as much as twelve inches, which increases back strain. One feature of a workstation sink is the ability to essentially raise the bottom of the sink which means less back strain when washing dishes.
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