The “in” kitchen


Panasonic Canada is introducing a new suite of kitchen appliances: a high-performance Induction Cooktop and a Built-in Convection Oven. The cooktop features a sleek black surface with electrostatic glass touch technology and brushed stainless-steel frame. When turned on, its cooking zones and control panel glow a vibrant blue. The convection oven features a state-of-the-art twin-fan 

system with an additional heating element, so hot air is continuously circulated to maintain a consistent temperature; eight cooking modes help ensure the desired results. The oven’s electrostatic touch control and temperature display also glow blue.

2-Two tones

The new Fuse Collection from Delta Faucet provides colour in unexpected places, with its split-finish, pull-down kitchen faucet. Fuse’s stainless-steel finish is paired with Cracked Pepper, Chili Pepper or Snowflake White accents.

3-Quiet, please

The new Bosch 800 Plus dishwasher is touted as “the quietest dishwasher in North America.” As sleek as it is silent and built to last (thanks to the strict standards of German engineering), the 800 Plus encompasses a flexible third rack that can free up space in lower racks. Design options include recessed handle, bar handle, flush handle and custom panel.

4-Reaching out

Designed by longtime Dornbracht collaborator Sieger Design, Pivot is the latest addition to the German company’s Tara Ultra series. Deck-mounted and ideal for kitchen islands, the articulated combination faucet and pot filler has an unusually long arm projection.

5-Modern art

Moen’s new Align suite – comprising single-handle standard and pull-down kitchen faucets, plus pull-down bar/prep models – was designed with the style-savvy Gen Y-er in mind. Sleek and streamlined, Align faucets feature high-arc spouts that are complemented by geometric handles. Available in two finish options: Chrome and Spot
Resist Stainless.

6-High profile

THG’s Primo Cuisine collection, with its practical high-arc design, provides the maximum clearance for larger pots and pans. Primo Cuisine encompasses six faucet models, offered in polished chrome or matt nickel.

7-Quack, quack

Says famed Finnish interior designer Eero Aarnio of his Duck Timer for Alessi, “The idea of a bird figure used as an egg timer is a familiar concept because of the natural association between the two. My idea was to bring a fun and modern touch to this concept, and design an egg timer that would go well in any kitchen and maybe even brighten up a rainy day!” Available in yellow, black or white.

8-All in one

Boffi’s On/Off mono-block kitchen has been tweaked and refined, offering a more flexible design. The unique worktop area is concealed by folding doors, which open upward electronically. Designed by Alberto Colonello, On/Off can be completed using taller modular units (mounted on the floor) and with other standard kitchen units (such as large-style North American refrigerators). The self-standing structure is made of 40mm-thick melamine-coated panels covered in white laminate

9-Italian dressing

Diesel and Scavolini, two key proponents of Italian style worldwide, have joined forces to create the modern and modular Diesel Social Kitchen. It’s characterized by large sizes and simple, natural materials – wood, steel and glass – aged with special vintage treatments and processed together with metal. Shown here: a straight-line composition with tall fridge unit and base units of oak, in Indigo Tempera.

10-Perfect fit

Bulthaup’s award-winning b3 drawer-organization system is based on simple linear planes, functional prisms and high-quality accessories. Each drawer interior is fitted with notched wood planes (available in five different woods, laid vertically or horizontally), into which the user can insert metal prisms and containers, wood knife blocks, glass jars, plates and storage containers – all easily changed at will.

11-Hot prospect

Available in stainless steel or black glass, Wolf’s 30-inch E Series Built-in Oven features dual convection fans and 10 cooking modes. The built-in design allows the front of the oven to be installed flush with surrounding cabinetry – for a neat, integrated look. All models feature a tubular handle.

12-Ice, ice baby

Whirpool’s 5.0 cubic-foot Double Wall Oven uses a rear fan and a third 2,500-watt heating element to distribute heated air more efficiently. Fitting seamlessly into a cabinet cutout, it’s part of the new Whirlpool White Ice collection (including wall oven, ranges, cooktops, microwaves, refrigerators and dishwashers), offering a break from uniform white, black and stainless steel.

13-Big hearted

The T9000, Samsung’s roomiest refrigerator, offers a variety of smart organizational features to help make the most of its large capacity. The refrigerator component, located on top for greater convenience, isn’t partitioned – opening up more space.

14-The future is now

LG’s new (deep breath) Smart ThinQ Super-Capacity 3-Door French Door Refrigerator, with 8-inch Wi-Fi LCD screen, allows you to monitor and control it anytime, anywhere, using special apps (including LG’s own Food Manager app,
as well as Memo, Google Calendar, Photo Album and Weather apps). Among the many useful features: the LCD screen
tells you what’s inside and what’s about to expire.

15-Slim & trim

Sub-Zero’s integrated products have no visible hinges or grilles, making them indistinguishable from the cabinets and drawers around them. The Sub-Zero 700TCI Refrigerator/Freezer features an upper-cabinet refrigerator with freezer storage drawers, as well as an icemaker. Its 27-inch width is ideal for the space-challenged kitchen.