Best New Kitchen Appliances 2015
Appliances get bold and make a serious statement with dark hues and some rather grand gestures.
Who says the inside of a fridge needs to be glaring white? The dark charcoal of the Obsidian interior in select refrigerators by Jenn-Air (from $9,499) makes food colours pop. jennair.ca
Ooh La La!
Sophisticated pendant light or utilitarian range hood? The fiery and curvaceous Ola by Italian innovator Elica ($1,799) is both. Workhorse and art piece, it extracts fumes and odours via a gleaming and shapely display that’s worthy of centre stage in the kitchen. elica.com
Samsung’s Chef Collection WaterWall dishwasher (from $1,499) abandons the old-school rotating circle of spray for a high-pressure wall of water that reaches corner to corner—and it has two separate cleaning zones, so you can work it and take it easy at the same time. samsung.ca
The Samsung Induction Chef Collection range ($5,000) mimics the blue light of gas with LED technology. The first of its kind, with knobs for temperature control that also evoke a gas range, its virtual flame induction burners let you turn it on with gusto. samsung.ca
There’s a new breed of clever appliances in the kitchen, whether it’s features like smartphone-like touch screens or self-guiding cleaning gadgets. They’re all run on artificial intelligence that reduces your food prep and mess. So go ahead, leave a trail of bread crumbs, because Miele’s Scout RX1 robot vacuum ($799) is able to navigate your kitchen and beyond in OCD-precise lines (using a ceiling camera and gyro sensor). Your very own R2-D2—with bling. miele.ca