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The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show awards include new products with health and sustainability benefits.

The annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show is the premier trade show for discovering new products and trends in residential projects. … [+]
Correction: In a previous version of this story, the Beko dishwasher was made from recycled bottles. It’s actually their washing machine.
The annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show is always the place to find out about the latest products and trends in home building, design and refurbishment. The show, which took place last week in Las Vegas and whose Product of the Year award was announced on Feb. 1, is a window into the specifiers’ excitement. Chosen by a panel of five respected designers, this year’s many honorees reflect the latest innovations in health and sustainability, as well as what could be in your next home update.
The Best KBIS – Bath Gold category award went to the inFINE shower column from the Italian manufacturer SG SRL. Designed for pools, spas and other outdoor spaces, this stylish installation expands the design possibilities of various wellness centers.
The silver award went to WasteLAB, Kohler’s recycled tile program, for the new ABSTRA collection. Ceramic tile is a durable, low-maintenance material, especially suitable for bathrooms and a definitely healthy design choice. The collection features a natural color palette that gives it a natural appeal.
Using recycled toilet bowls to create tiles in a 150-year-old manufacturer’s process keeps the material from ending up in landfills, which also makes it a sustainable choice.
Best of KBIS – Kitchen Gold received a workstation sink from an Atlanta manufacturer. The Bocchi Baveno kitchen sink system adds a functional dimension to a healthy design using a granite composite known for its resistance to heat, stains and scratches. The set of accessories included with the workstation also increases functionality and makes it easier to prepare and clean. This style of kitchen sink, also known as a chef’s sink, has become very popular in recent years.
The Kitchen Silver Award went to an innovative ventilation product from the Chinese manufacturer FOTILE. The built-in self-adjusting hood automatically detects smoke and lowers to the correct height for maximum smoke capture. When used with a FOTILE hob, it automatically starts ventilation, a smart feature that has become increasingly popular in recent years.
The new GE Profile Induction Cooker makes learning to cook with this sustainable technology easy and convenient.
Best KBIS – Connected Home Technology This year’s Gold Award went to an outdoor product. The Moen Smart Sprinkler Controller and Smart Wireless Soil Sensor are designed to allow your sprinkler system to water your yard when it needs water and turn off the sprinklers when it doesn’t. This saves money on your lawn and water bills and will definitely increase the sustainability of your home.
Silver Award for Best KBIS – Connected Home Technology went to GE Profile’s 36″ Touch Control Induction Cooktop. Induction cooking improves health and resilience. Smart features from the mid-priced Profile brand make it easy to switch to induction with controlled cooking functions. With the app and the smart pan, users can select a recipe and start cooking without a second thought. The hob also offers more complete temperature control than just low, medium and high settings, giving home cooks more of the level of performance that professional chefs expect from their induction models.
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Other KBIS awards also deserve attention. The show has a small KickStarter section for smaller companies looking to sell and distribute a wider range of kitchen and bathroom products. The Grand Prix went to the under-sink composting system Sepura Home. This model replaces the garbage disposal and traps food waste (and its odor) until homeowners are ready to take the removable compost bin to a green curbside bin for municipal collection or add to an open compost bin. As California mandates composting, this under-sink system will make it easier to dispose and store food waste. This will certainly increase the stability of the house.
The owner of KBIS, the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association, sent 30 current industry professionals under the age of 30 to choose their favorites on the show floor. These millennials and Gen Zers in the kitchen and bathroom industry presented their awards to kitchen sinks, faucets and accessories maker Kraus USA for sustainability, GE Profile for smart home integration, and luxury appliance brand GE Monogram for living locally. (i.e. universal design, aging and availability). ) and Brondell, known for its bidets, air and water filtration products that promote wellness.
KBIS won a People’s Choice Award for DesignBites, a roundup of hot new items in a speed-dating style. Named “the brand with the worst taste,” this year’s honor went to home appliance maker Beko, a subsidiary of the Turkish global manufacturer that promotes eco-friendly washing machines made from recycled bottles and promotes medical technology with its nutrient-preserving refrigerators. Last year, the brand launched a lighting system that promises to keep food fresh for up to 30 days. This year, they enhanced the freshness and nutritional value of fruits and vegetables with a circadian lighting system.

Post time: Feb-16-2023