Kitchen Design Guide

New look for Stoves Sterling

Stoves has unveiled a new-look for one of its most popular contemporary range cookers. The 100 and 110cm Stoves Sterling ranges have been reconfigured to offer even more cooking capacity with the addition of a separate grill. Available in dual fuel, gas or electric variants, the new Sterling offers consumers even more cooking flexibility. As well as a sleek new look, the Sterling offers a main multifunctional electric oven with nine functions, an electric grill, a slow cooker and a programmable main oven. The range cooker also boasts other features such as internal … (read more)

Ceiling mounted geometric hoods

You can mount these Homeier range hoods directly to the ceiling. Strong blowers and remote controls will ensure the highest quality air cleaning results. Stainless steel in perfect geometric shape. Previously, Homeier island hood with 360° swivel arm.

Bluetooth-Enabled, iPhone-Compatible, Meat Thermometer

This iGrill meat thermometer will connect to your iPhone via Bluetooth, so that you can check the status of whatever meat you’re cooking from any room in the house. The $100 meat thermometer features a range of 200 feet, will register temperatures up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and if you don’t have an iPhone, you can also use the simple display box that comes with it.

Via Gizmodo at iGrill

Gutmann Sombra kitchen hood

The Sombra kitchen hood is fitted with a LED operated hanging glass panel and features advanced central perimeter aspiration system with washable filter. The hood is available in a wall mounted or island version, with internal, external or air circulating motor, and comes in a width of 90, 100, 120 and 140 centimeters. 950 m³/h extraction rate makes sure that all unwanted smells and odours are filtered out of your kitchen. Price ranges from € 1,650 to € 3,500. Gutmann. Previously, Redonda island hood.

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Gutmann Redonda island hood

The silver finished Gutmann Redonda is a minimalist island hood made from a tubular stainless steel structure with a natural appearance and visual lightness, due to the combination of steel, aluminium and glass. It is fitted with a high-speed perimeter aspiration system that deliver 950 m³/h extraction rate to eliminate smoke and vapour from the cooking area. Price is around € 2,500. Gutmann. Previously, Visual range hood.

Müller wine bar cabinet

This sleek glass front wine bar cabinet from Müller Classic Line is a perfect eye catching expression of contemporary living. Striking and extremely robust, this wine bar cabinet is handcrafted from sheet metal with high-gloss finish and features built-in refrigerator to keep your wines chilled at appropriate temperatures.

Main features include,
– front storage compartment with a glass shelf for bottles
– side compartment with 6 glass shelves for bottles and glasses
– slide down front glass panel for easy access
– two internal 25 watt lights
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GE’s Plans to Help You Manage Your Energy Use

GE Appliances & Lighting created the Home Energy Management (HEM) business, intending to be the first major appliance company to provide a whole-home solution for energy management.

When synchronized with the local utility company’s home smart-meter, coming into popular use, the HEM acts as the “central nervous system” for monitoring resource usage and controlling energy consumption within the home. The HEM, with the ability to collect data on multiple appliances, provides both real-time and long-term trend information on power and resource consumption and solar generation to the homeowners.

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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, 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)