Inspire & Motivate With Merchandise for Hearth & Home
By Emily Tipping
Never underestimate the power of making something more simple for your program participants, whether that's brewing a cup of coffee or cooking up a Panini before sitting down to watch some Monday night football.
"Convenience has been the most significant consumer trend in kitchen products," Low said. "Items that make life easier and quicker are growing in popularity. The largest small kitchen appliance category is coffee. Within the coffee segment, single-serve coffee makers continue to show explosive growth. Consumers love the idea of making one cup of coffee at a time, and not having to wait for the whole pot to brew."
The Scoop Two-Way Brewer coffeemaker from Hamilton Beach (right) features two ways to brew, making it perfect for both personal use and for entertaining. When you need a single cup on the go, choose the one-cup option. For days when you want to enjoy cup after cup of coffee, choose the 12-cup full pot option. Like the convenience of pods? You can use your favorite brand of pod coffee and brew one or two pods for a personal cup experience. And with the brew strength selector, you can choose regular or bold brew settings for both sides of the coffee maker.
The Breville Gourmet Single Cup Brewer (left), available through PMC, features advanced brewing technology that evenly distributes water through the K-Cup, resulting in a rich, flavorful cup. A charcoal filter removes impurities that affect the smell and taste of water. It features five different brew sizes, and an iced beverage functionality, with an attractive stainless steel design and easy-to-use digital interface.
If your recipients prefer tea, they will appreciate the Capreso teaC100 (right) from Jura Capresso. Featuring a stylish and functional design, this electric water kettle makes it easy to enjoy a favorite cup of tea. Five temperature settings, ranging from 100 to 212 degrees, are labeled with the type of tea recommended for each temperature, including green, white, oolong and black tea. The stainless steel heating element boils water in half the time needed by a traditional stovetop kettle, saving time and energy. It is made with German SCHOTT-Duran glass for durability, and features a 48-ounce (six-cup) capacity, cool-touch handle, safety auto shut-off, illuminated power switch and drip-free pour.
It's not just coffee and tea that are made more convenient by modern kitchen tools. You can get dinner on the table in a shorter time, with myriad tools, all designed to suit today's busy lifestyle. And most of these tools feature built-in functionality, as manufacturers find new ways to win over consumers.