Another beloved children’s character is making its way into the kitchen.
Housewares supplier Zojirushi is adding Hello Kitty to several of its best-selling products. Items in the limited edition collection feature a gold Hello Kitty pattern on an automatic rice cooker and stainless steel mugs.
The joint effort between Zojirushi and Sanrio, the parent company of the Hello Kitty brand, is a first for the former. Exclusive to the United States and Canada, the products will showcase a never before seen Hello Kitty pattern designed for Zojirushi.
The new rice cooker will feature gold Hello Kitty graphics on a white machine. The 5.5 cup cooker has one-touch operation, automatic keep warm when cooking is done, a detachable and washable inner lid, detachable power cord, hinged lock tight lid with push-button release and an easy-to-clean nonstick inner cooking pan. Accessories include a measuring cup, spatula and spatula holder. The suggested retail price is $203.
The Zojirushi mugs pay homage to Sanrio’s Hello Kitty icon, in white/gold and black/gold combinations. The 16 oz. capacity mug is made of 18/8 stainless steel, with a lightweight and compact design. The lid lock prevents accidental leaks or spills, and the lid is vented so the beverage flows smoothly. The mug is made of BPA-free plastic and a nonstick coated interior makes the mug easier to clean. The suggested retail price is $52.