The Fab Five: 5 Coolest Kitchens from 3 German Manufacturers

LivingKitchen 2013 IMM Cologne has served up some sweet kitchen designs any chef would crave, showcasing the newest materials, the greenest technologies, innovative appliances and interesting culinary creations. We’re dishing on these fab five kitchen designs by Pfister, Rational and Bauknecht. You’ll be coming back for seconds!

Pfister presents… Newwave

Recognized for its organically sexy silhouette and naturally gorgeous grain, this round kitchen made from solid Canadian maple by Pfister is quite the dish. The continuous grain runs horizontally across the front. Your eye follows … (read more)

Capresso H2O Plus Glass Water Kettle – Hot Water On Demand

This cordless glass water kettle lifts easily from 360-degree swivel base, and has a 1-1/2-quart capacity. The German Schott glass with min/max markings, has a concealed heating element with auto shut-off upon boiling for added safety. The generous handle with slip-free, textured underside ensures a secure grip when making your perfect cup of hot tea.

At Capresso 259.03 H2O Plus Glass Water Kettle

Homeier island hood with 360° swivel arm

The stainless steel island hoods are ceiling mounted by their robust swivel arms, giving you unparalleled freedom and flexibility for the ultimate air purification. German designed and manufactured, they feature top quality 4-speed blowers, advanced filtering systems and bright lighting. Prices vary throughout Europe, but seen starting at around € 4,200. Homeier.

New energy-saving 230V Cook-N-Dine teppan grills

CDS-Design of Munich, Germany, builds their ultra-slim built-in teppan grills with the environment in mind. These eye-catching teppanyaki griddles are made from 60-80% reclaimed and recycled German stainless steel. New energy-saving 230V models draw a mere 7.8 AMP on high. CND teppanyaki grills can be installed into any type of counter material, indoors and outdoors, while eating up less than 2 inch cabinet space height.

Cook-N-Dine, now in its eighth year since the US-launch of the world-wide patented teppanyaki grill from Germany, is offering energy-saving 230 Volt models. Not only do they combine … (read more)

PerfektFit AEG-Electrolux side by side refrigerators

The German market demand for side by side refrigerators grew by 47% from 2005 to 2009. That is likely why, AEG-Electrolux brought its popular side by side wine cooler fridge freezer and other side by side refrigerators in Germany as a part of its PerfectFit Collection. The large capacity models are only 60cm deep, making them ideal for European kitchens.

The energy efficient PerfektFit refrigerators feature either curved or 3D door design giving you choices to complement any kitchen style, ice and water dispenser, adjustable shelves, specially designed self-closing door hinges, anti-finger … (read more)

Introducing TepanDine

Despite many of these specific products being featured here before, TepanDine has a very different story to tell. Appliancist had a chance to talk with Tim Frost, TepanDine Commercial Manager based in Bangkok, regarding the company philosophy and unique position in the global marketplace of innovative high end cooking appliances.

TepanDine has the distribution and branding rights for all Asian and MENA markets. The corporate headquarters are located in Thailand and our products are selling through the biggest and highest-quality kitchen agents in the region who have large market share. The focus is on … (read more)

Countertop steam oven from Miele

Great food, healthy cooking and ease of use are combined in the latest Miele countertop steam oven which is certain to fit into any kitchen. The DG 1450 steam oven is a freestanding countertop appliance with a width of only 50cm and requiring a rather small footprint. Technically, it is based on the previous model, the DG 1050, which earned top marks in the last steam cooker test conducted by Germany leading consumer watchdog, Stiftung Warentest in January 2007. The key difference between these countertop ovens is a contemporary and extremely simple user … (read more)

Koppe wood burning and pellet ovens

Some models come with a boiler provision. The German made Koppe stoves are available in many shapes, materials and colours. You can burn wood or pellets. Highly efficient and powerful. Previously, Boccaccio stoves by Koppe.

Pegasus tile

Wega compact

Boccaccio DS

Cassiopeia tile

Cassiopeia standard

Gaya soapstone

KA soapstone

Caron soapstone

Thorma Vigso

Thorma Strasbourg

Torino tile

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