Remington® Introduces the iCup™ “Lifestyle Series™” at the 2014 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago

a New Line of Six Single-Serve Brewers Compatible with Keurig® and K-Type cups, Designed to Accommodate Every Coffee Lover’s Lifestyle

The iCup Lifestyle Series Features the World’s First Single-Serve Coffee Brewing System with Rotational SteamBrew™ Technology and the 28-ounce iCarafe™ for Dramatically Smoother and Better-Tasting Coffee in Any Size

Remington® introduces a comprehensive lineup in its new “Lifestyle Series™” with iCup™ — the world’s first single-serve coffee brewing system to use rotational SteamBrew™ technology. Featuring the iCarafe™, a stainless steel (non-plastic) thermal carafe, the iCup system will brew up to 28 ounces of coffee into iCarafe with a larger single-serve K-type cup. The new Remington Lifestyle Series featuring iCup and the iCarafe is debuting at the International Home+Housewares Show (IHHS) in Chicago, March 15-18, 2014 and will be showcased in demonstrations.

Bruce Burrows, Remington CEO, explains, “Our iCup Lifestyle Series and the iCarafe is breakthrough technology for the single-serve brewer industry, providing a superior tasting cup of coffee from your favorite Keurig® K-Cup® or K-type equivalent.

iCup uses patent pending rotational SteamBrew technology to steam and stir the coffee grounds in all Keurig and K-Type compatible cups. This revolutionary rotational brewing technology is similar to that of iCoffee®, featured on the cover of Consumer Reports’ 2014 “Hot List”, which creates a brewing environment that extracts rich, smooth flavors without the bitter-acidic aftertaste often associated with drip and single-serve coffee brewers.

We have changed the game by creating a system that accepts all Keurig K-Cups, including the new 2.0 interactive K-Cups, as well as any K-type equivalent. Our iCoffee lovers requested that we put the ‘impossibly smooth’ taste that they experience with iCoffee in a single-serve machine, and we are thrilled to be able to do that with iCup.”

Remington launched iCoffee in 2013. iCoffee was the first-ever coffee brewer to utilize rotational steam jets inside the brew basket to crack open the grounds, unlocking all the rich coffee flavors while eliminating any bitter or acidic aftertaste. iCup uses a patent pending rotational jet inside the K-Cup® or K-type cup that steams and stirs the coffee at the optimum brewing temperature to release maximum flavor. The iCup brewer is also the first to use a patent pending Dial-a-Brew cup size selector that provides the user with any brew strength between 6 and 28 ounces of beverage size depending on the Lifestyle Series model.

The iCup brewer will be produced in six models and comes loaded with different features to accommodate every coffee lover’s lifestyle. Some models will include a built-in K-cup® storage space within the brewer that conveniently holds eight coffee pods.

Burrows added that Keurig has announced a 2.0 interactive K-Cup reader system that will both eliminate choice and will ultimately be more expensive by requiring consumers to use only Keurig-licensed interactive K-cups.

With iCup, coffee lovers will experience a dramatically better tasting coffee and the ability to use their favorite Keurig  K-Cup or K-type equivalent from makers including Kraft (Maxwell House, Gevalia), Mother Parkers (Real Cup), Rogers Family Coffee, Sturm Foods, Kroger and Safeway, just to name a few. By delivering this game-changing brewer technology for a cost that is substantially less than the competition, we are offering coffee lovers – and our retail partners – value and freedom of choice while supplying a 28-ounce iCarafe full of delicious coffee,” Burrows added.

iCup will be available at retail by third quarter, 2014. For more information about the company, please visitwww.icoffee.com.

Panasonic Showcases Innovative Home, Personal Care Products at 2014 International Home & Housewares Show

 Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is showcasing its latest in innovative consumer products for the home at the 2014 International Home & Housewares Show being held in Chicago’s McCormick Place, Saturday March 15 through Tuesday March 18.  Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S.including products from VIERA Life+ Screen, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. 

The Panasonic booth (#L12505) will offer convention-goers an interactive look at some of the company’s popular home products; a stylist station will provide women with on-site hair styles and touch-ups; and a barber station will offer men hair cuts and shaves with the company’s award-winning men’s grooming tools.  All of the products featured in the Panasonic booth are available immediately on www.shop.panasonic.com.

For Beauty and Grooming

Panasonic will display the large selection of men’s grooming, women’s beauty and oral care products currently available.  The interactive styling station will offer hair styling by appointment with the nanoe™ Hair Dryer and nanoe™ Flat Iron, products that are effective in enhancing hair’s smoothness and shine. Attendees will also be able to view Panasonic’s full range of Compact Beauty Tools, designed for on-the-go beauty needs, and the new Facial Ionic Steamer.  Offering a quick 3-minute or 6-minute steam session, the Facial Ionic Steamer utilizes ultra-fine nano steam particles to supplement moisture in the skin.

The booth’s barber station will offer hair cuts using Panasonic’s award-winning Wet/Dry Beard/Hair Trimmers, including the ER-GB40, and close, luxurious shaves with the new ES-LV95 Arc5 Men’s Shaver.  Designed to provide men with the ultimate shave, the new Arc5 Men’s Shaver offers a five blade cutting system, a 14,000-cycles per minute linear motor drive and new shave sensor technology which automatically detects beard density to adjust motor speed for a powerful yet gentle shave.

For the Home

Panasonic offers a full range of appliance products for the home – from the kitchen to the living room.  The Genius Prestige Microwave Ovens with Inverter Technology will be a focal point in the booth along with the classic FlashXpress Toaster Oven, a favorite among consumers, and the new Immersion Blender, which will all be available in late 2014.  The sleek and modernBreakfast Collection (Toaster, Kettle and Coffee Maker) will once again be on display and will be joined by the new Espresso Machine providing show-goers delicious coffee concoctions throughout the four days of the event.

From cooking to cleaning, Panasonic has got home appliances covered.  A colorful array of Panasonic vacuum cleaners will be included in the booth display, including the new MC-UL429 bagless JetForce vacuum which features a lightweight design and uses JetForce technology to separate dust and air via centrifugal force in combination with the unique hour–glass dust container. 

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For home communication, Panasonic will offer a hands-on look at the newest premium cordless phones now available.  The Panasonic Premium Design Series, including the KX-PRL262BKX-PRX-120WKX-PRW130WKX-PRW120W, and the new Link2Cell phone models, including the KX-TGH263B and KX-TGE275S. These models offer sleek new designs coupled with enhanced technologies including Link2Cell, which allows users to make and receive cell phone calls from their cordless handset with or without a landline;  Talking Text Sender alert which announces the name and number of an incoming text message; key detector, and an integrated baby monitor which alerts other handsets when baby starts crying.

For more information on Panasonic’s full line of consumer products for the home please visit www.shop.panasonic.com.

KitchenAid Unveils New Colors and Vastly Improved Appliances at At 2014 International Home + Housewares Show

TWO NEW TASKS FOR THE EVER VERSATILE KITCHENAID® STAND MIXER

NEW KITCHENAID(®) COFFEE MAKER BRINGS THE BARISTA HOME

KitchenAid Reinvents The Blender

KitchenAid, the pioneer in bringing color to countertop appliances, is adding two new colors to its Artisan® and Artisan® Design Series stand mixer collections, called Bordeaux and Sea Glass.  An additional color, Lavender, will round out the brand’s suite of pastel colored appliances called Ice Cream Suite.

The newest color addition to the Artisan® Design Series, Sea Glass, offers a playful touch to any neutral kitchen space.  The captivating hue has a luminous and glossy finish, and will be available for the Artisan® Design Series Stand Mixer ($459.99) beginning in June.

Bordeaux is the latest color to join the KitchenAid® Artisan® Series color palette.  The blue-based red hue is both timeless and glamorous, and adds a rich, luxurious touch to the countertop.  It is suited especially well with rich wood or dark colored countertops.  It will be available for the Artisan® Series Stand Mixer ($429.99) beginning in September.

In addition, Lavender joins Ice, Majestic Yellow and Pink to form the Ice Cream Suite, a collection of pastel colored countertop appliances. Lavender is a soothing shade of pastel purple that brings a soft, fresh element to any kitchen space, pairing especially well with white or stainless steel appliances.  The Ice Cream Suite colors, with the exception of Ice, will be available for the Artisan® Series stand mixer, 3.5-cup food chopper ($49.99), 2-speed hand blender ($59.99) and 5-speed hand mixer ($49.99) beginning in March.  Ice will be available beginning in June.

As kitchen designs are evolving, so are the color options for accompanying countertop appliances,” says Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid.  “Appliances can help enrich a kitchen space by adding a pop of contrasting color or enhancing an existing color palette.

As they have for 95 years since the brand’s iconic stand mixer was introduced, the engineers at KitchenAid have been busy coming up with new ways for cooks to harness the power of this versatile kitchen workhorse. The latest results of their efforts, introduced here this week at the International Home + Housewares Show, include food processor and juicer attachments that closely mimic the capabilities of free standing countertop appliances, while taking up a fraction of the countertop and storage space.

The iconic KitchenAid Stand Mixer with Juicer and Sauce Attachment.  (PRNewsFoto/KitchenAid)

The iconic KitchenAid Stand Mixer with Juicer and Sauce Attachment. (PRNewsFoto/KitchenAid)

Similar to the brand’s freestanding food processors, the new food processor attachment for the stand mixer features the brand’s exclusive ExactSlice(TM) System, which adjusts the thickness of slicing with a simple slide of the external lever.  Its 2-in-1 wide mouth feed tube easily accommodates foods such as apples, carrots and potatoes with little prep beforehand.  The base model comes with a reversible shredding disc, as well as julienne and slicing discs. The premium model includes a storage case with all of the discs included in the base model, as well as a new commercial-style dicing attachment that quickly and precisely dices foods like tomatoes and cucumbers for salsas or vegetable salads. The base and premium food processor attachments will carry suggested retail prices of $179.99 and $249.99 respectively, and are scheduled to be available in June.

The new Juicer and Sauce attachment features a 2-in-1 feed tube that easily accommodates small foods such as strawberries, carrots, and halved apples.  The stainless steel blade first pre-slices foods, and then processes them at a low speed.  The attachment includes three pulp screens to customize juices using high or low pulp levels, and can easily make sauces or purees with the sauce screen. The Juicer and Sauce attachment is scheduled for availability in August at a suggested retail price of $249.99.

As with the brand’s other attachments, these new attachments fit securely into the multi-purpose hub found on the front upper body of all stand mixer models and are powered by the stand mixer motor. Continue reading