Categories & Criteria

The competition for the consumer award “KitchenInnovation of the Year®” covers the following

Product categories:

  • Kitchen furniture and equipment
  • Kitchen sinks and taps
  • Large electrical appliances
  • Small electrical appliances
  • Cookware and bakeware
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Kitchen accessories
  • Other


A consumer-friendly product is one which doesn’t just excel in one area, but offers above-average performances across the board. Products are judged according to the following criteria:

  • Functionality / user-convenience
  • Degree of innovation
  • Product benefit
  • Design
  • Material quality
  • Ergonomy
  • Ecology / sustainability

Further criteria are considered if necessary according to product performance.