Today’s kitchens offer more than a place to cook—they are also a high-design destination. Here’s a look at the latest advances, technologies and innovative new products—the first of their kind—that you won’t want to miss:
• Imagine a refrigerator with a built-in, single-serve coffee- and tea maker. That means filtered water, increased counter space and no more reservoir refilling. You can even preset the brew time from a smartphone app.
• You can control your smart oven with an app from anywhere in the house so food is hot and ready when you are.
• Never guess how hot you want your food to be. There’s now a frying pan with its own thermometer that alerts you when it’s time to flip the pancakes.
• The IKON™ Apron Front Single Bowl Sink from BLANCO—a company long known for its forward-thinking fixtures—has made the first Apron Front sink crafted from SILGRANIT®, a patented granite composite material that won’t scratch or stain and is heat resistant up to 536° F.
The sink is one of the most heavily used areas of the kitchen and apron front sinks experience more contact than traditional undermount sinks. Beautifully designed, this apron front sink will be a focal point in the kitchen and will uniquely maintain its beauty with scientifically proven technologies that keep the surface pristine and hygienic for the lifetime of the kitchen. BLANCO has been making SILGRANIT sinks for over 30 years, and has recently improved the material, resulting in an even smoother surface that is easier to clean. SILGRANIT also comes in eight exciting on-trend colors.
Another “first of a kind” innovation from BLANCO is a unique patented Floating Grid accessory, which rests along the walls of the sink and can be used as an additional workstation for prepping and cleaning or as a trivet on the countertop. Since the grid is not needed to protect the sink surface, it floats gently above the sink bottom (above any debris and water) to be used as a multitasking work area that’s clean and easy to reach. It can easily handle the weight of most pots and pans.
More good news: In addition to its innovative products, BLANCO also has a long tradition of environmental stewardship and production facilities that operate to strict environmental performance standards.