I am finally going through my stacks and stacks of photos, notes, press kits and catalogs from the International Home and Houseware’s Show. Better late than never, right? This week, I am going to attempt to bring you daily updates on fun and innovative kitchen products that I found at the show. Attempt being the key word here.
My absolute favorite booth at this year’s show was Prepara. Colorful, innovative, solution oriented product. It doesn’t get much better than that!
For anyone that cooks with fresh herbs, you will appreciate my first fave. It makes me crazed to spend money on fresh herbs, use two leaves/sprigs and the rest just wilts away in the fridge. Prepara has come up with a solution. The Herb Savor. The Herb Savor prolongs the shelf life of your herbs by allowing the stems to sit in water at the bottom of the container. It has a convenient stainless steel basket that removes easily so that you can rinse the herbs and then return the unused portion to the container for storage. The Herb Savor fits perfectly in the fridge, even the fridge door. It is BPA free and dishwasher safe. Plus, doesn’t it look cool?
You can find Herb Savors at several retailers for @$30 (such as Bed Bath and Beyond, Macy’s and Williams Sonoma). However, the best price that I found today was on Amazon.com for $25. Love these. Let me know what you think!
They also have a set of three Herb Savor Pods that are equally cool. These smaller versions of the Herb Savor serve the same purpose, only on a smaller scale. These also retail for @$30 at select retailers. Right now, Amazon.com has them for $24.81. There are a few negative reviews on Amazon, not with the actual usage of the product but that they were difficult to open. I personally tried it at the Show and didn’t have an issue once I figured it out. So please don’t let that dissuade you.
Honorable Prepara mentions:
1. The Tabletop Mister– I really liked this because I am trying to steer clear of cooking spray and really don’t want to rely on butter. These allow you to finely mist your salads, your pans, your cookie sheets, meats, etc… You can add herbs, garlic, peppers, etc to the bottom to infuse your olive oil with a fun flavor. Really a great product. These typically run about $20 (at Williams Sonoma, Macy’s). Amazon.com has them for $17 right now.
2. Ice Balls– With Summer looming large, these are a fun alternative to the boring old ice-cube. These interesting little spill proof molds allow you to freeze fun stuff in the ice (Strawberries, Lemons, Mint leaves etc) or to freeze juice. They look so cute in the glass. They are completely sealed so they don’t pick up any odors in your freezer and they snap together for easy storage.
Lastly, here is a link to Prepara so that you can take a look at their other fun products:
So, there you have it folks. Hopefully your are as intrigued as I was. More fun finds to come!