CHICAGO, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- International Home & Housewares Show exhibitor Back to Basics(TM)(Booth #S1657) exemplifies the theme of this year's show at the McCormick Place in Chicago -- "It's more than life. It's life, styled." The housewares company's popular smoothie makers are a prime example of the emerging importance of design and innovation, and how consumers are responding to these key elements. Since first introduced in 2001, Back to Basics' smoothie makers have contributed to bringing a spotlight to the blender category by giving consumers increased functionality and ease of use. "Rarely does a product come along that has such universal appeal and widespread acceptance," said CEO and smoothie maker innovator Tom Daniels. "Smoothie makers are simply better than blenders -- what they should have been 50 years ago. The combination of a unique dispenser valve, stir stick and powerful motor allow for quick, mess-free preparation of the consumer's drink of choice at home." Offering new designs and price points, Back to Basics is introducing several smoothie maker models for 2004 at the International Home & Housewares Show, including: * Professional/Brushed Chrome -- MSRP $119; Chrome -- MSRP $149 * Signature/Stainless -- MSRP $69 * Smoothiccino(TM) Maker/MSRP $34.99 * Margarita Maker/MSRP $34.99 "Back to Basics now provides the market with a very broad range of smoothie makers to satisfy consumer design, color and style preferences at every price point," said Daniels. What began in 1971 with a few home canning and food storage products has grown into a dynamic and competitive housewares company. Still true to the company's heritage, today Back to Basics Products Inc. designs, develops, markets, and distributes kitchen countertop appliances that make food preparation easy and enjoyable, focusing on the principle of "back to things that work." The privately held Inc. 500 company (2003) combines innovation and program marketing to deliver on the company's promise of Family, Food and Fun. For more information, visit www.backtobasicsproducts.com. (C)2004 Back to Basics Products, Inc. Back to Basics and Smoothiccino are trademarks of Back to Basics Products, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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