May 6, 2016
Appliance Trend: Personalization in the Kitchen
Some kitchen trends soon become horribly dated, like the tacky patterned wallpaper and maple cabinets of the 1990s. Other trends turn out to be timeless. What’s trending in kitchen appliances right now is personalization in kitchen appliances that make them look and function exactly according to the homeowner’s needs. This is a useful trend that we think is here to stay.
Vintage colored appliances are back in a big way. While stainless steel is always a smart choice, many homeowners are springing for brightly-colored appliances that become focal points and turn cooking into a statement. Personalization is key among today’s kitchen appliances, and many come in a range of colors and with a range of different cooking features. La Cornue has just released 10 new colors for their ranges, which is in addition to their already-existing 8,000 configurations, colors, finishes, and measurements. Not to mention the degrees of colors for stainless steel including GE Monogram’s Graphite Appliances, GE Slate, and KitchenAid’s Black Stainless. The choices seem endless for the homeowner, which means that you are likely to find a personalization in kitchen appliances that meets your every need and preference.
It’s not just the appearance of ovens and cooktops that are becoming more personalized; it’s also the cooking features. Do you often cook big meals, but hate how much time it takes? Viking has just released a Professional TurboChef Speedcook double wall oven that uses a high-speed commercial cooking technique to cook foods 15 times faster than the average household oven. With air circulating at 60 mph, you can actually cook a 12-pound turkey in 45 minutes, rather than the standard four hours. The oven has over 500 personalized cooking modes, including options to bake, roast, broil, air-crisp, toast, dehydrate, microwave, and defrost. Talk about choices!
Thermador has always been a big proponent of customization in their refrigerators. Their “Culinary Preservation Centers” offer the homeowner the choice of mixing the refrigerator, freezer, and wine storage columns to their liking. A new choice in refrigerators is the Freddy from Irinox of Italy, which has options to blast-chill and shock-freeze foods, while also having the capability to convert to an oven for low-temperature roasting. With so many choices in appliances, the kitchen really is evolving into a futuristic and hyper-personalized part of the home.
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