Home appliances go through phases and trends like anything else, and in the days of Instagram and Pinterest, it’s especially important for appliances to be both well-designed and functional, both attractive and convenient. And it’s no wonder: they make up such a large part of your home and everyday life, why would you sacrifice your aesthetic and style unnecessarily?
The past year has been all about black stainless steel and matte finishes for appliances. The KitchenAid black stainless collection is an attractive and soft brushed metal detailed in chrome with satin-textured handles and a PrintShield™ Finish resistant to both fingerprints and smudges. The Kitchenaid Black collection all comes in this black stainless finish.
We’ve also seen a rise in the use of LEDs in appliance builds, like in the JENN-AIR 48" Built-in Refrigerator refrigerator and the KitchenAid 30" - 5.0 Cu. Ft. Self Clean Single Wall Oven. This is partially due to the bulbs staying cooler to operate while lasting longer, making them cheaper to operate than traditional bulbs.
Features like Wi-Fi enabled appliances like the Miele 36" Induction Cooktop and appliances that talk and work together for you - such as the Miele Con@ctivity features in vent hoods like the INCOGNITO 36" Wall Vent Hood - are starting to appear everywhere. Along those same lines, automation is another feature that’s becoming more and more popular: dryers with sensors to detect when clothes are dry like the Miele LITTLE GIANT Compact Commercial Electric Dryer, ovens that know how long to cook dinner like the CONTOUR LINE 24" Convection Single Oven, or dishwashers that calculate how much water and power to use on a load of dishes like the FUTURA CRYSTAL Built In Dishwasher. Convenience is the reigning monarch of the kitchen!