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:
- 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.
- Appliance manufacturers use this as an opportunity to show off their current line of appliances and preview new products.
- One of the coolest aspects of the show was checking out Clark Sorensen’s fully functional flower urinals. Visit his site here.
For part deux, I’d like to share with you even more from the show highlighting some of my favorite finds.
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.
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
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 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.
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!
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:
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.
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!