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The 2022 Home Depot Innovation Award Winners

These innovative products can make a big difference in your home this year!

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The Home Depot Innovation Awards

The Home Depot recently announced the winners of the 2020 Home Depot Innovation Awards, an award recognizing new products that boast creative designs forward-thinking features. This year’s overall winner was the Frigidaire Air Fry Range by Electrolux, a convection oven with built-in air fryer for ultimate convenience and versatility in the kitchen. First runner-up was awarded to the Masterbuilt Gravity-Fed Grill/Smoker and second runner-up was given to the Lutron Sunnata Touch Dimmer.

Read on for a closer look at this year’s three award winners and a rundown of products that have won the Home Depot Innovation Award in past years.

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Frigidaire Air Fry Range by Electrolux


Air fryers are one of the fastest growing trends in cooking, and it’s easy to see why. Air fryers give fried foods that classic crunch without having to heat up oils to dangerous temperatures and they’re obviously healthier than traditional deep friers. The Frigidaire Air Fry Range by Electrolux gets ahead of the trend by putting an air fryer right in the oven itself. With this first-of-its-kind combination you’ll be able to easily switch between cooking modes all while saving valuable counter space from being taken up by yet another bulky appliance.

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Masterbuilt Gravity-Fed Grill/Smoker


Turns out, cooking with charcoal doesn’t have to be an inefficient struggle- not if you have the Gravity Series 560 Digital Charcoal Grill plus Smoker by Masterbuilt, at least. This high-tech grill and smoker can get up to 700-deg. F in just 13 minutes and holds over 12 hours of worth of charcoal. There’s even a built-in temperature gauge and meat probe thermometer so that whatever food you’re prepping comes out perfectly smoked and seared every time.

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Lutron Sunnata Touch Dimmer


Dimmer switches aren’t exactly a new invention, but the Lutron Sunnatat Touch Dimmer might as well be. The switch is controlled using the same touch-screen technology found in modern smart phones, making brightening or darkening a room as easy as swiping up or down. It’s simple to use and even simpler to set up with an installation process that takes about fifteen minutes total.

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Here’s more on past recipients of the Home Depot Innovation Awards:

Cub Cadet ULTIMA Series ZT1 50 FAB Zero-Turn Riding Mower

The Cub Cadet ULTIMA Series ZT1 50 FAB Zero-Turn Riding Mower impressed The Home Depot because of its ergonomic fit and accurate cutting. The Home Depot said the Cub Cadet ULTIMA Series ZT1 50 FAB raised the bar for durability and allowed for faster mowing time. The dual LED lights also provide a brighter and broader light for easy work before dawn and after dusk. The 50-inch fabricated deck allows for fewer clumps as well. The mower can handle up to 5 acres. Not familiar with zero-turn mowers? Here’s what you need to know about zero turn mowers.

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Home Decorators Collection 30-in. Sedgewood Bath Vanities by American Woodmark

Home Decorators bathroom vanity has versatility that is hard to imagine. The drawers and doors can be swapped to the left or right side of the vanity, which makes it easy to accommodate the plumbing of any bathroom. Home Decorations finished as the first runner-up in the innovation awards and it vanity also grabbed attention because of its stylish colors, compact design and raised panel doors. The vanity has a durable finish as well. Check out these amazing DIY bathroom vanity makeovers that are easy.

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Commercial Electric 6-in. LED Slim Color Changing Recessed Lighting Kit

This recessed lighting kit can change the aesthetic of an area with its five color temperatures. The lights are energy efficient and the color temperatures range from white, soft white, neutral white, bright white and daylight. The lights can be dimmable by 10 percent and they display 900 Lumens on just 15 watts. They can last as long as 50,000 continuous hours. Get some living room lighting ideas with these looks we love.

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DEWALT Atomic 20V Compact Series

The Home Depot also recognized DEWALT’s Atomic 20V Compact Series because of it battery compatibility across tools from drivers to saws to screwdrivers. See why we also love DEWALT’s 60V circular saw.

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Husky Welded Garage Cabinets

The Home Depot named the Husky Welded Garage Cabinets as a finalist because it fights clutter while maximizing storage and space to organize tools. Try these four easy garage storage solutions if you want to do it on your own.

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Jeld-Wen F-2500 Fiberglass Folding Patio Door

The Home Depot recognized the innovative fiberglass folding patio door from Jeld-Wen for it durability and upscale look. Got a patio door that sticks? Try these tricks to loosen up a stuck patio door.

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Home Legend Water-Resistant Bamboo Flooring

The sustainability, style and durability of Home Legend’s water-resistant bamboo flooring impressed The Home Depot while the glueless installation made it easy and economical for consumers. Learn the pros and cons of bamboo floors before making the leap.

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Milwaukee Packout Tool Storage

Milwaukee’s packout tool storage features a stacking design and an integrated dolly. It’s weatherproof, too, and great for the jobsite. Get your tools organized with these 21 tool storage tips.

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ReVent Bath Fans

The Home Depot recognized ReVent bath fans for their easy-to-install ability. The bath fans can be installed from the inside, rather than having to install from the attic. If your bathroom fan is making a racket, here’s how to eliminate bathroom fan noise.

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Traeger Wi-Fi Pellet Grill with WiFIRE Technology

Smart technology has extended out to the grill with Traeger’s Wi-Fi pellet grill so consumers can control what they cook from an app on their smart phone. Upgrade your grill with these outstanding grill accessories.

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