SOURCE: AeroGrow International, Inc.

February 08, 2007 05:47 ET

AeroGarden Ranked #1 in Category by the International Housewares Association

Ahead of Major Brands Like Cuisinart, KitchenAid and Salter

BOULDER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 8, 2007 -- AeroGrow International, Inc. (OTCBB: AGWI) ("AeroGrow"), makers of the AeroGarden™ kitchen garden appliance, announced yesterday that its AeroGarden™ kitchen garden appliance has been awarded "Best in Category" by the International Housewares Association. In all, more than 350 products were judged in 13 categories in the competition which honors innovative design and product excellence.

The International Housewares Association (IHA) is best known as the "World's Home Authority" and "The Voice of the Housewares Industry." The IHA sponsors the world's premier exposition of products for the home and includes members from over 1,700 companies covering housewares manufacturing, marketers and suppliers. Among them are corporate giants like General Electric, Westinghouse, Jenn-Air and KitchenAid.

The "Best in Category" awards are presented each year after careful deliberation and review of all new product entries. Judges considered innovative technology, user benefits and market response when selecting the winners. The AeroGarden was the undisputed winner in its category, beating out finalists from well-known brands like Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Salter and Soyabella. The winners were announced at a gala ceremony held on January 30, 2007 at the New York Marquis in Times Square.

"It's quite an honor to receive an award like this, especially when you have a new product up against brand giants like Cuisinart," said Michael Bissonnette, founder and CEO of AeroGrow. "We've always felt we had a real 'wow' design, from the aesthetic, to the performance, to the simplicity of the plug and grow interface and, of course, a consumer benefit that's never been seen before -- garden fresh produce, all year round. To have the AeroGarden's design and innovation recognized and appreciated by the leaders in the Housewares Industry is especially gratifying."

The AeroGarden's #1 IHA ranking in the competitive "Food Preparation" category comes shortly after it was named #1 on Amazon's list of "Most Wished-For" products for 2006 in the Home & Garden category.

About AeroGrow International, Inc.

Founded in 2002 in Boulder, Colorado, AeroGrow International, Inc. is dedicated to the research, development and marketing of the AeroGarden™, the world's first kitchen garden appliance. The AeroGarden features NASA-proven, dirt-free aeroponic technology, allowing anyone to grow farmer's market fresh herbs, salad greens, tomatoes, chili peppers, strawberries and more, indoors, year-round, so simply and easily that no green thumb is required. See


"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements by Michael Bissonnette and Sylvia Bernstein, Statements regarding growth of the AeroGarden product line, optimism related to the business, expanding sales and other statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business. Words such as expects, anticipates, intends, plans, believes, sees, estimates and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results could vary materially from the description contained herein due to many factors including continued market acceptance of the Company's products. In addition, actual results could vary materially based on changes or slower growth in the kitchen garden appliance market; the potential inability to realize expected benefits and synergies; domestic and international business and economic conditions; changes in customer demand or ordering patterns; changes in the competitive environment including pricing pressures or technological changes; technological advances; shortages of manufacturing capacity; future production variables impacting excess inventory and other risk factors listed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings under "risk factors" and elsewhere. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

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