Kitchen trends may come and go, but one thing remains constant: the kitchen is the heart of the home, whether it is being used to prepare family meals, or as a gathering place for friends.
Kitchen appliances are, first and foremost, a practical element that make your life simpler. With advances in technology and the introduction of high design, they are also becoming key design items.
At Miele, we believe that design encompasses the outward appearance of an object, as well as the user experience. This is the principle on which all of our built-in kitchen appliances are based. It results in products that perfectly complement one another in terms of form, function and materials. For example, our Generation 6000 range of appliances takes design consistency to a new level, offering the ultimate in seamless integration.
As appliances become more adept at simplifying life, so too does kitchen design. This explains the enduring popularity of open-plan layouts which merge the kitchen with the living space, entrenching it as a central part of the home’s living space and allowing the cook to socialise while preparing meals.
A further advantage of this design is that it maximises floor space. At the same time, it sheds a spotlight on the kitchen; this is no longer a room that can be forgotten, but one where design is just as important as it is in the rest of the house. For this reason, today’s appliances are valued as much for their aesthetics as their functionality.
Innovation is another buzz word. This trend is being driven by time pressures, which mean that cooks are looking for appliances which help them deliver the best results in the most time-efficient manner.
The environmentally friendly kitchen begins with eating green, but it certainly doesn’t end there. Energy- and water-efficient appliances are easy on the environment as well as your budget. In fact, it has been estimated that appliances account for up to 20% of your total electricity bill. As such, energy efficient appliances are a must-have for any modern kitchen. Remember, when buying such items, you need to consider their energy rating as well as the overall carbon footprint, including the sustainable practises of the manufacturer. All Miele appliances are designed, manufactured and tested to last for at least 20 years.