The Architectural Digest Show – Part 2

Hey Appliance Fans,

Happy tax day!  This week’s post is a continuation of my last post covering my trip to the Architectural Digest Show.  A quick recap:

  1. There is an unbelievable amount of cool art on display (for purchase) at this show.  It’s like going to a museum.  If you ever have the chance to go, seeing the art is worth the trip alone.
  2. Appliance manufacturers use this as an opportunity to show off their current line of appliances and preview new products.
  3. One of the coolest aspects of the show was checking out Clark Sorensen’s fully functional flower urinals.  Visit his site here.
I want one!!!!!

I want one!!!!!

For part deux, I’d like to share with you even more from the show highlighting some of my favorite finds.

Ilve

I wrote about Ilve the other month and you can read about it here.  Pictured below is their 48” Majestic Dual-Fuel Range in Midnight Blue (my favorite color offered by Ilve).  Don’t forget that Ilve includes a warming drawer below the ovens for added flexibility.  Without a doubt this is an eye-catching range and it would certainly be the focal point if installed in your kitchen.

48" Ilve Majestic Dual-Fuel Range in Midnight Blue.

48″ Ilve Majestic Dual-Fuel Range in Midnight Blue.

Thermador

The Ultimate Culinary Center.  `Nuff said.  If you haven’t read my article about Thermador’s 48” Steam Range, then your life isn’t complete.  Complete your life and click here.  If you’re lame and choose not to read all about it, here are some main talking points about this range:

  • 48” Wide
  • Built-In Warming Drawer, Steam Oven, AND Traditional Thermal/Convection Oven
  • 6 Thermador exclusive Star Burners (4 with XtraLo simmer)
  • Removable griddle that can be swapped out for a grill
Steam oven, warming drawer, convection oven, griddle, and six burners.  The only thing it doesn't do is your taxes...

Steam oven, warming drawer, convection oven, griddle, and six burners. The only thing it doesn’t do is your taxes…

BlueStar

BlueStars are made in Reading, PA which is about ninety minutes away (give or take) from our showroom in Lansdale, PA.  Why do I love them so much?  They’re local, their power burners are rated at 22,000 BTUs, and their ovens can fit a commercial size baking sheet.  Side note, notice the proper use of “They’re and their”.  It drives me crazy to read improper uses of `they’re`, `their`, `there`.

Anyway, BlueStar decided to unveil two new products at the show.  I’m not entirely sure of when they will be available so stay tuned to the blog for more updates.  New product #1:

Newly Designed BlueStar Range

A glimpse BlueStar's newly design range in 60 inches.

A glimpse BlueStar’s newly designed range in 60 inches.

A one-piece knob face instead of a seam on the older design is a major cosmetic difference.  They’ve also added handles to the drip trays for easier use.  Sexy.

Another shot of this sexy beast.

Another shot of this sexy beast.

BlueStar has always been synonymous with gas cooking.  They don’t offer a dual-fuel range or any electric cooktops or induction cooktops.  In fact, even their wall ovens are natural gas.  New product #2:

ELECTRIC WALL OVENS FROM BLUESTAR!

Brand-spakin' new from BlueStar.  Choose from a French or traditional door style.

Brand-spakin’ new from BlueStar. Choose from a French or traditional door style.

Brand-spakin' new from BlueStar.  Choose from a French or traditional door style.

Available in a bazillion colors.  You don’t have to choose the pink and blue.  I call this combination the, “Miami Vice”

Now do you get my joke?

Now do you get my joke?

Touch Screen and Knob Control.

Touch Screen and Knob Control.

Look at that baking stone!

Look at that baking stone!

Notice the new touch screen.  Pretty cool.  Open up the oven and it gets even cooler; like having a pro-style baking stone BUILT into the oven.  The broil element is the thickest I’ve even seen on any wall oven.  This unit is going to broil meats like a champ!

If you know anything about BlueStar from reading my posts  here and here, then you know that BlueStars come in over 190 different colors.  Well, appliance fans, BlueStar is experimenting with textured paint which means the color combinations could top out at close to 1,000 different colors to choose from.  Could I love BlueStar anymore?  Probably not.

TopBrewer from Scanomat

Just when I think I’ve found the coolest appliance, I walk down a different aisle and find something like the TopBrewer from Scanomat.  I’m about to show you an awesome, sexy appliance from a not-so-much-of an-awesome-sexy-appliance-company-name:

Hello my one, true love.

Hello my one, true love.

Yes, this installs into your countertop and wait for it…wait for it; that faucet dispenses the most addictive liquid on the planet: coffee.  I would literally attach my mouth to that spigot and enjoy the Arabica bounty that brews from the depths of the cabinetry.

And yes, there is an “app for that”.  You can control this bad boy from your iPhone or your iPad.  It steams/foams milk for cappuccinos and makes espresso as well.  What’s the best part about the TopBrewer from Scanomat?  We’re going to display it in our showroom as soon as we can.  Now you know where you’ll find the Kieffer Guy in the showroom.  I’ll be the creepy Irish dude face deep and drowning  in a sea of freshly brewed coffee.

If you don't want to use your iPhone/iPad to control the unit, simply use the sleek control board to brew your cup of joe.

If you don’t want to use your iPhone/iPad to control the unit, simply use the sleek control board to brew your cup of joe.

That wraps us up for this week.  I’ll be back next time with the final installment of my trip and I will reveal the winner of the single coolest appliance featured at the show.  Trust me folks, you don’t want to miss out on this one.  As mentioned before, Kieffer’s Appliances can furnish your kitchen with all of the appliances featured in today’s article with the exception of the Scanomat TopBrewer and the new BlueStar products.  Once they’re available, however, we will certainly be able to unleash them into your kitchen.  Until next time, America!

As always, don’t forget to visit the Kieffer’s website for all of your appliance needs in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC!

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