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Lifetime Brands To Showcase KitchenAid Offerings At IHS 2024

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Correction 3/15/24:  A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that KitchenAid would be in attendance at IHS. Lifetime Brands will present several licensed KitchenAid products at the show.

The Inspired Home Show 2024 will once again feature hundreds of companies showing off thousands of their newest gadgets, products, and innovations in home goods and kitchenware. This year's event, taking place at the McCormick Convention Center in Chicago from March 17-19, is a unique opportunity for brands to share what projects they've had in the works and inspire (pun intended) all your home and kitchen dreams with all kinds of appliances and gadgets worth splurging on.

Among those in attendance is Lifetime Brands, and they'll be armed with a couple notable offerings from KitchenAid. Though most famous for its stand mixers, KitchenAid produces a wide variety of other kitchen items that will be of interest to any home chef. Here's what KitchenAid products Lifetime Brands will be bringing along to IHS.

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Look For The KitchenAid Grain And Rice Cooker

New kitchenaid grain cooker
New kitchenaid grain cooker - KitchenAid

In March 2024, KitchenAid unveiled its new grain and rice cooker. This is the first grain cooker that KitchenAid has made and the company spared no detail to create the ultimate version of this go-to appliance. The KitchenAid Grain and Rice Cooker, which retails for $299.99 does more than just boil your grains. It's equipped with with 21 presets for grains, rice and beans, and can smartly detect how much of an ingredient has been added to intuitively dispense the correct amount of water to cook your grains to perfection.

While there's been no firm confirmation of the brand, we expect this latest innovation from KitchenAid will be on display at IHS 2024, showing all the home cooks out there how easy (and hands-off) meal prep can truly be.

KitchenAid's Damascus Forged Knives Will Be On Display

kitchenaid damascus knives on wood board
kitchenaid damascus knives on wood board - KitchenAid

While KitchenAid has made knives in the past, nothing compares to its line of Damascus knives. Reportedly released in January 2024, each knife is forged with 67 layers of Japanese Damascus steel for ultimate precision and sharpness. They are built with a lightweight wooden handle for easier balance and control over your cutting motions, and an 18-degree blade edge to give you uniform slices every time.

The specs sound chef-worthy, and there's good reason to consider adding a Damascus chef knife to your collection, but don't take our word for it. Guests can see and feel these knives for themselves at IHS 2024, as Lifetime Brands has confirmed KitchenAid's newest cutlery line will be on display at this event.

KitchenAid's Premium Damascus Ashwood Cutlery Block Set Will Also Make An Appearance

KitchenAid Premium Damascus Ashwood Cutlery Block Set
KitchenAid Premium Damascus Ashwood Cutlery Block Set - KitchenAid

Anyone blown away by KitchenAid's offering of knives at the show will be excited to learn that Lifetime Brands is also bringing along a matching block set.

KitchenAid's Premium Damascus Ashwood Cutlery Block Set includes an 8-inch chef knife, an 8-inch slicing knife, a 5-inch santoku knife, a 5.5-inch serrated utility knife, and a 3.5-inch paring knife. Each knife is made with high-carbon Damascus steel blades, and sports a triple-riveted handle made of blonde pakkawood.

Best of all, the gorgeous knife collection can be safely (and beautifully) stored away in the ashwood block, complete with a stainless steel base. Chefs know there's nothing  like a fantastic set of knives -- and one that also brings a modern, stylish look to your kitchen can't be missed. Attendees of IHS 2024 can get a first-hand look at this set -- but don't be surprised if you start picking out its spot on your kitchen counter as soon as you see it.

Lifetime Brands To Showcase KitchenAid's Universal Salad Spinner

Kitchenaid salad spinner with produce
Kitchenaid salad spinner with produce - KitchenAid

Another KitchenAid product Lifetime Brands has confirmed will be showcased at this year's Inspired Home Show is its Universal Salad Spinner. This handy kitchen gadget is easy-to-use, refined, and durable, meant to last a lifetime in your kitchen. Not only does it wash and dry your produce quickly, among all the other clever uses for a salad spinner, but its parts can separate into multifunctional pieces. You can use the inner colander to quickly rinse anything from vegetables to cooked pasta, and the clear bowl works well as a simple serving dish for salads and other dishes.

Attendees at IHS can test out the ease of the single-handed pump themselves, and for those who already want to get their hands on it, the salad spinner retails for around $40, and is available at Amazon, Target, Wayfair, and more.

KitchenAid Color Of The Year: Blue Salt

KitchenAid mixer in blue salt
KitchenAid mixer in blue salt - KitchenAid

The 2024 KitchenAid color of the year is Blue Salt. This dusty, pastel blue appears on several of the typical KitchenAid products including its iconic stand mixers and blenders, and we full expect to see it on heavy display at the KitchenAid booth at this year's Inspired Home Show to show off and celebrate the latest iteration of KitchenAid.

The Blue Salt colorway joins the brand's collection of more than 40 color options. KitchenAid has only released one new color annually in recent years, and we don't have high hopes for another release at IHS. But the brand could always pull a surprise (it has dropped four colors at once in the past), so it's definitely something to look out for.

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