Traditionally, kitchen electrics haven’t provided a huge margin for specialty
independents. Still, customers are looking toward the independent retailer to
not only educate them on the best cooking techniques and providing great
gifts, but their demands are that we show them the best of all worlds – be
that kitchen tools, tabletop, cutlery or small electrics. There are a myriad of
companies out there to provide you with a range of small electrics from the
good-better-best categories. Determining which vendor will work with you to
provide the best margins, stay true to list price and specials, and allow you
to create specialized programs for your store is the homework you have been
assigned this month.
Here is a snapshot of some products ready to show or heading into the
market; we’ve included booth numbers for those companies exhibiting at the
International Home + Housewares Show so you can discuss details in person.
Blend and Cook Soup Maker
With a Thermal shock resistant blender jar that holds up to 48 ounces
of hot liquids and 56 ounces of cold liquids, this 900 watts machine
features a push-button digital control for temperature and timer.
Complete with easy-to-read LED 30-minute countdown timer and
four blending speeds, it also features an internal heater to ensure
soup is kept at optimum temperature, plus High, Medium and Low
heat settings and a non-stick interior.
Hamilton Beach Cupcake Creations Hand Mixer
by Hamilton Beach Brands, LLC
With this hand mixer and cupcake decorating kit, delicious
homemade treats are simple and fun to make. It comes
complete with everything the aspiring pastry chef needs to
know about decorating these popular home-baked treats.
Available February 2011.