Small electrics can be a tough category to wrap your bottom line around,
but it is a category gourmet customers seek out. One great asset that
independent retailers bring to the table is the ability to educate and
explain these investments to their customers.
The NPD Group, Inc. reports that small kitchen electrics categories
showing growth in year-to-year dollar sales, compared to previous 12
months, include: Espresso/Cappuccino Makers; Rice Cookers; Waffle
Irons; Sandwich Makers; Blenders; Drip Coffeemakers; Breadmakers;
Stand Mixers; Electric Grill/Griddles; Hand Mixers; and Coffee Grinders.
NuWave Mini Infrared Oven
by Hearthware Home Products Inc.
Hearthware offers a new option that allows anyone to enjoy the many benefits of cooking
with the NuWave. Unlike most other countertop ovens and toasters, the NuWave Mini Oven
has the power and versatility to do it all. From roasts to burgers, and artichokes to cookies,
the patented cooking method combines infrared, conduction and convection heat to cook any
meal to perfection. It is a time-efficient way of producing healthy meals, with little effort and
minimum energy. The NuWave Mini Oven not only saves space, but it also saves time and
energy. No preheating is required; it starts cooking foods immediately. Even frozen meat
can be placed directly in the oven, without the need for defrosting. The unit offers variable
temperature controls, and the reversible steel rack can be used to cook a wide variety of
foods. The new NuWave Mini Oven is unsurpassed in its versatility. It performs a variety of
functions from broiling, roasting, grilling and baking, to steaming, frying and dehydrating,
all in a small footprint.