10 Induction Cooktops For Modern Free Standing Kitchens and Others

Induction cooktops can save space, and can make a free standing kitchen even smaller in size. By using an induction cooktop you’ll also save energy because they heat up much more efficiently. Here’s a list of the top 10 induction cooktops over at Home Tome:

DUXTOP 1800-Watt Portable Sensor Touch Induction Cooktop 8300ST –

Duxtop Induction Cooktop uses 120 volts, 15 amps of electricity , standard in all homes; it is lightweight and compact for easy handling and storageit comes with a digital control panel.

Induction cooktop from AEG-Electrolux – AEG-Electrolux Induction cooktops enhance … (read more)

Review: Bosch Universal Plus Kitchen Machine

Bosch recently sent us their new really easy to use kitchen machine. What’s a kitchen machine? Well think of it as a mixer with attachments all working around a large 800 watt motor base. The design is also very simple, and putting together the mixing bowl, beaters – etc. was also really easy and quick.

We used ours to mix icing and cake mixes, and we had our mom make some bread using it. The results? As stated easy to use, clean up, and also store. It’s a little larger than other … (read more)

Baby Belling in black

Belling’s iconic Baby Belling table top cooker has been given a chic new look for 2011 with the launch of the new Baby Belling Black. With a heritage dating back almost 40 years, the Baby Belling is one of the UK’s most iconic and recognisable kitchen appliances, taking pride of place in kitchens, offices, student accommodation and even lighthouses since 1972. The new look model has been launched as black appliances continue to dominate kitchen trends and will give people even more choice when it comes to their kitchen colour schemes.

The table … (read more)

Rating the Latest Appliances – JD Powers Results

The 2010 Laundry Appliance Satisfaction Study and 2010 Kitchen Appliance Satisfaction Study from J.D. Power and Associates found that awareness of Energy Star certified appliances has increased among U.S. owners of new appliances since 2009 and so has the percentage who purchased an Energy Star appliance.

According to appliancemagazine.com, 86% of 2010 dishwasher buyers reported buying an Energy Star certified appliance, for an increase of 5% from 2009 and a 9% increase from 2008.

Satisfaction with appliance performance is strongly influenced by the owner’s perception of the appliance’s water and/or energy … (read more)

Freestanding microwave collection by New World

New World has added a brand new range of stylish freestanding microwave ovens to its expanding collection of affordable kitchen appliances. Available in black, white or silver, the new freestanding range includes a 20-litre 800-watt microwave and a 23-litre 900-watt oven. Features include 8 cooking options, 5 power levels, auto weight defrost and child safety lock. The digital display includes a 95-minute timer and 24-hour clock. New World.

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)

Frigidaire Affinity front load washers earn top ratings for energy efficiency from EPA

Newly introduced Frigidaire Affinity Front Load Washers took four of the top five spots in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Star efficiency rankings. The rankings, which take into account the energy used to run the washer, heat the water and run the dryer, and the water efficiency, follow up Frigidaire’s recognition as a Special Honoree in the 2010 Energy Star Awards for their commitment and dedication to energy efficiency in manufacturing and promotion. The award recognized Frigidaire’s commitment to smart energy management and efforts to communicate the … (read more)

Electrolux Design Lab 2010 announces 8 finalists

So, here they are … the winner of the Electrolux Design Lab 2010 The 2nd Space Age will be announced on September 23 and will be awarded a 6-month paid internship at Electrolux Global Design Headquarters and approximately $6,000. Electrolux Design Lab.

1. The Kitchen Hideaway, Daniel Dobrogorsky, Australia

The Kitchen Hideaway is a virtual reality concept that allows the inhabitants of a communal building to imagine being in a kitchen, preparing a particular meal rather than having to actually do this for themselves. The thoughts of the user are … (read more)