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Housewares show offers wow products, simple solutions

Housewares show offers wow products, simple solutions

Problem solvers of the world filled the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show at McCormick Place this past weekend with solutions to quite a few culinary conundrums. Spread across 13 miles of aisles, the industry-only show featured 21,000 exhibitors showcasing their juicers and food choppers, cooking tools, goofy gadgets and apps — including one that sets a coffee maker's brewing temp, volume, etc., and another that coaches home bartenders — to the 60,000 attendees. Some of the items may be in stores or online now, others will show up later this year. Some were impressive, of course: A see-through toaster from iTouchless and a countertop unit by Olive X-Press that...