GE Appliances will be looking to repeat its 2023 win in this year’s “Best of KBIS” competition.
BrandSource partners dominate the nominations
By Alan Wolf, YSN
The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is still a month away, but the appliance industry’s premiere trade event has already picked its favorite new products.
While the winning models won’t be announced until the Feb. 27, the first day of the show, the makers of the nominated merchandise were. In total, 49 finalists for “Best of KBIS” were hand-selected by a panel of judges comprised of five leading interior designers. Many of the chosen appliance brands are BrandSource vendor partners.
This year, the “Best of KBIS” competition has been expanded to seven categories to reflect the evolving landscape of the kitchen and bath industry. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the show’s owner, the new additions recognize products that promote sustainability and wellness, and feature designs that smartly match their functions.
Three honorees from each category and single Best in Show winner will be announced on the KBIS NEXTStage on Wed., Feb. 28, after the judges walk the show floor for a final in-person assessment. The awards presentation will be immediately followed by a Best of KBIS Happy Hour.
And so, without further ado, here are the 2024 “Best of KBIS” appliance finalists, by category:
Most Functional Find
Style Statement: Kitchen
Smeg + Dolce & Gabbana
Best in Show
KBIS runs Feb. 27-29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.