Hot New Appliances For 2018
This is traditionally the time of year when appliance manufacturers get serious, with new product launches, upgrades and updates and 2018 will not disappoint. I’ve picked five of the hottest newbies, coming soon to a showroom near you…
CAPLE CONQUERS AT KBB
Caple had its biggest and best ever stand at this year’s KBB show earlier this month. Alongside fitted furniture were more than 80 new and award-winning appliances, sinks and taps, including its new wine cabinet collection and striking new-look Sense range of high performance cooking kit. The signature Sense Premium collection was also shown for the first time since its redesign.
Caple’s Wi6134 wine cabinet (www.caple.co.uk)
KITCHENEX ON SHOW
KitchenEx was also in attendance with Faber, ILVE and plenty of pizza! This year, new products have been added to the Faber range in the shape of an expanded selection of ceiling hoods with unrivalled extraction power. Many of its best sellers have also been given an upgrade with new motors, LED lights and an A energy rating.
The ILVE Pizza Oven was also put to good use. Cooking fresh pizza in just two minutes, it’s sure to be a big hit for the coming summer months. The range cooker display included the Majestic Roma 120cm dual fuel design with fry top. There was also the launch of a 100cm range cooker.
Haven compact ceiling extractor from KitchenEx (www.kitchenex.co.uk)
GORENJE GIVES A SNEAK PREVIEW
There are plenty of new product lines from Gorenje, including new decors for the brand’s retro refrigerators. Other reveals include new laundry appliances with WaveActive technology with a unique wave shaped drum pattern to minimise creases. The manufacturer is also set to launch a new range of ProCook ovens, induction hobs and freestanding cookers over the coming months.
Gorenje’s new retro colourways – Copper, Olive and Apple (www.gorenje.co.uk)
NEFF’S NEW OVEN AND HOOD RANGE
The new collection from Neff offers intuitive features that guarantee mouthwatering meals every time. With a new black and silver fascia, the designs perfectly co-ordinate with hobs, hoods and compact ovens to create a seamless finish. The models come with CircoTherm® technology to cook, roast and bake different dishes at the same time as well as a SinglePoint MeatProbe. The celebrated Slide&Hide® door is also featured across the new range.
Neff’s new oven collection comes with a host of innovative features (www.neff-home.com)
SMEG UPGRADES LINEA BUILT-IN COLLECTION
The latest evolution introduces a sleeker look to this design-led range of built-in compact ovens, extractors, hobs, coffee machines and warming drawers – with sinks and taps, too. There’s also a new steam assisted oven and ultra stylish wine cooler with a choice of silver glass, black and white finishes to suit all kitchen schemes.
Smeg’s Linea collection has had a sleek new update (www.smeguk.com)