Miele Design Worlds harmonise with various interior designs and kitchen trends

Open-plan kitchens are a major trend, increasingly merging with dining and living areas. This insight is the result of a study which Miele conducted together with the architects Graft and Associates. The disappearance of walls between areas of the home poses specific challenges to built-in appliances – in order to blend in, appliances must perfectly combine form and function. That this is possible is shown quite vividly by the Miele Design Worlds of Ice, Titanium, Stainless Steel, Brilliant White Plus and Black.

The key to integration with furniture is that the fronts of Miele appliances … (read more)

October 2010 Monthly Round-up for Kitchen Contraptions

October was another amazing month of Kitchen Contraptions – filled with kitchen gadgets, small appliances, and other kitchen wonders. Thanks again to all of our loyal readers for visiting us each day, and you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Baking

Tovolo Silicone Pumpkin Cupcake Molds for Halloween

Bread Machines

Cuisinart Programmable Breadmaker – Fall Breads

Coffee Makers

DeLonghi Nespresso Lattissima Single-Serve Espresso Maker

Food Processors

Tron Influenced Cuisinart 12 Speed Stand Mixer

General News

Music for Elegant Dining – Beethoven is Best How to … (read more)

Music for Elegant Dining – Beethoven is Best

We’ve been looking at finding something different than just contraptions here at Kitchen Contraptions, and happened upon a thought – music for dining. Yep – what music should you choose for after you’ve created that masterpiece in your fully loaded kitchen? Might we recommend Beethoven? With pieces like moonlight sonata and others you should really give the old guy a shot. Even if you don’t want to listen to this dining, we think it also makes a great record to enjoy while cooking.

At Beethoven For Elegant Dining


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New Bulthaup mobile hood with wing canopy and fluorescent light

Bulthaup combined the idea of a floating horizontal line of light and a slim aerodynamic shape, equipped with the latest energy-efficient air recirculation system. The two steel cables holding this mobile hood, can be easily repositioned over cooking areas, dining tables and kitchen islands, perfectly responding to your individual needs. The adjustable light function in the form of a T5 fluorescent tube can be switched independently of the extractor. Bulthaup.

Previously,
Bulthaup kitchen island
Bulthaup gas hob
Bulthaup kitchen island extractor hood
Bulthaup … (read more)

Eldorado Stone – outdoor building blocks

For every homeowner who dreams of an entertaining enclave defined in the beauty of brick or stone, be it a luxury outdoor kitchen, stylish veranda or stunning dining room, there is the very real and intimidating prospect of actually creating it. Such custom installations have always translated to substantial investments in time, cost, materials and labor, until now.

With Eldorado Outdoor, Eldorado Stone makes it possible for anyone to enjoy a luxury backyard space within days, with outdoor cabinets that are easy for any contractor to use, and then dress with any … (read more)

New side-by-side refrigeration from Whirlpool

Whirlpool has launched a new range of American-style side-by-side refrigeration line, designed for those who have an eye for perfection and beauty and believe that less is more. Leading the latest trend for deluxe and hi-tech minimalism, Whirlpool new refrigerators combine smart technologies with sleek, sophisticated, totally flat designs, which enhance the aesthetics of the kitchen, as well as the quality of life. Keeping abreast with the changing desires of consumers, who seek high performance packed with style, Whirlpool has also added a touch of innovation to the refrigerator appearance. Changing the bulky shape … (read more)

Gorenje SmarTable – the coolest way to dine

Gorenje stylish and imaginative SmarTable might just be the coolest table in town. Not content with simply posing, the SmarTable has a personality all of its own and can perform its versatile tricks in hotels, conference rooms, reception areas, lounges, clubs as well as at home. You can choose the shape and size of the wholly convertible SmarTable from 14 precious materials, from solid granite to a selection of tinted glass or wood, and then watch it go to work in the company of professional colleagues or your family.

Gorenje SmarTable is set in … (read more)

New high-performance BlueStar ranges inspired by Chef Marcus Samuelsson

BlueStar, manufacturer of high-performance cooking equipment for the home, just announced that it has teamed with celebrity chef and cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson to launch an Inspired by Marcus line of ranges for the home chef. The new Inspired by Marcus line combines the power and high-performance that has become synonymous with BlueStar products, with unique cooking features and aesthetic sensibilities inspired by one of the world’s leading chefs.

“This range embodies my vision for every home chef to have the best products with which to create their own culinary experiences,” said Chef Samuelsson. … (read more)