Kitchen Design Guide

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)

Origine single burner gas hob by Glem

This innovative single burner gas hob is designed by Marcello Cutino and made of Monolithic Ipergres. Glem Origine single burner gas hob represents a nomadic layout for those who wants fresh, less coordinated look. Monolithic Ipergres is a ceramic material produced by Laboratorio Pesaro. It offers superb structural performance and is suitable for large and very thin slabs. The glazed ceramic surface is also much more resistant to accidental bumps, scratches and corrosive substances than marble or granite. Available in 12 colours. Glem.

Built-in appliances from Glem
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Recall: American Honda Snowblowers Due to Fire Hazard

Name of Product: Honda snowblowers

Units: About 18,500

Importer: American Honda Motor Co. Inc., of Torrance, Calif.

Hazard: The fuel tank joint and O-ring located on the underside of the fuel tank can seep or drip fuel over time, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Honda has received 90 reports of fuel either seeping or dripping. No fires have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Honda snowblowers with model numbers and frame serial numbers listed below. The snowblowers are red and black. The frame serial number is located on the rear of the machine just below … (read more)

Recall: STIHL Inc. Chain Saws Due to Laceration Hazard

Name of Product: STIHL MS 361C chain saws (C-Q version)

Units: About 5,000

Manufacturer: STIHL Incorporated of Virginia Beach, Va.

Hazard: The throttle trigger may stick after it has been released by the operator, which could cause the engine to continue to run at a speed that drives the saw chain. This can pose a risk of a laceration injury to the user or a bystander.

Incidents/Injuries: STIHL has received three reports of the throttle trigger sticking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled chain saws have a rear-handle activated chain brake (C-Q version) … (read more)

Gullwing hoods from Futuro Futuro

Futuro Futuro currently has on sale 4 Italian made 36″ wide Gullwing hoods, black and white in island and wall versions. The island Gullwing hood sells for $3,395 instead of regular $5,050, while the wall model sells for $2,895 instead of $4,300. Made of the highest grade AISI 304 stainless steel, these Futuro Futuro hoods feature the latest in extraction technology, including 24-hour Fresh Air function, advanced multilayer dishwasher-safe mesh filters, 4-speed electronic controls, Boost Mode with 15-minute safety timer and filter cleaning indicator.

Other key features and benefits are,
– unique … (read more)

Mirror range hood by KRONAsteel

The sleek KRONAsteel Naomi instantly makes your kitchen much more attractive. The black glass 90cm wide mirror range hood is only 35cm deep and features well-hidden perimeter extraction system, so it looks like an elegant, expensive accessory rather than a kitchen hood.

This mirror range hood comes with remote control and Intellect Start System, which independently evaluates the air quality in the kitchen and depending on the results, turns the hood on and off to purify the air. KRONAsteel equipped Naomi with powerful blower capable of reaching 960 CFM and special sound proof … (read more)

Pellet stoves by Cola

Based in Arcole, province of Verona, the very site of the Battle of Arcole where in November 1796 Napoleon led a swift and decisive attack through Italy, Cola has been making various types of stoves and ranges for over 40 years. The pellet stoves featured here are just several of many models and represent different styles, designs, materials and shapes.


Cola Blitz is a ceramic pellet stove available in red, yellow and white. Introduced in 2010, the stove is extremely efficient reaching just over 89%. Its maximum heat output is as impressive, … (read more)

Solid fuel range cooker from Wamsler

Ideal for a traditional house or contemporary country cabin, Wamsler solid fuel range cooker is offered in three models, developed with modern living in mind yet styled in yesteryear exterior design. If you are looking for the closest replica of range cookers from a century ago, the freestanding Heritage range cooker shown above is right for you. And for a more conventional look, consider the 700 and 900 Century Series solid fuel range cookers which can be integrated with other fitted kitchen units.

The Wamsler 700 and 900 Century Series ranges both feature … (read more)