We're ready to throw down our top four predictions for what will be happening in our home kitchens in 2008. We've come up with this list based on conversations and product requests from you our readers, what we've seen in stores and at trade shows.
Here's what we'll be ready for in the new year:
4. See Ya, Stainless After a long reign (including our own kitchens) we think stainless steel will be dethroned in 2008. Stainless still will no longer be the mega-material going into just about every kitchen re-do. Instead, we're see more recycled glass, less granite and lots more Earth-friendly composite counters.
3. Crafty Cooking Tools Cooks are sick of silicone everything. We're looking for something warmer and more personal. After so many silly silicone gadgets that just don't work as well as the stand-bys, cooks are up for hand made, one of a kind kitchen tools from sources like Etsy. We like KHPhillips hand-thrown pots and dishes made in Asheville, NC and this Chamba Ware from VivaTerra.