one of several special events invited to ambiente is ‘kitcheninnovation of the year‘ – an award designed to make consumer decision-making easier. the products are judged objectively and independently by a jury of experts and consumers themselves. this two-stage process is a unique feature of award.
above> [ asa / terra ] a design classic. smooth terracotta colored surface – clay mineral body – stands in contrast to a shiny white and at the same time hygienic inside glaze. we especially like the efficient elongated dishes with handles. also in the collection are beech heartwood wooden serving boards.
above> [ bauknecht / kgis 3182/a+++ ] a ‘profresh’ function regulates the humidity and temperature keeping vitamins and nutrients better preserved. a ‘stopfrost’ technology eliminates costly defrost in the freezer area and resulting ice accumulates to a removable disk.
above> [ blanco / durinox ] ‘steelart’ is a stainless steel look-a-like that is twice as hard as traditional ss. no scratches or fingerprints, indoor/outdoor, seamless possibilities.
abpve> [ gazel / kitchen knife ] an innovative new knife concept. it uses a vertical ‘power grip’ positioning your hand above the blade transferring more force into the cutting action. it chops, saws, slices and dices. high carbon stainless steel, pom handle and claims to be dishwasher safe.
above> [ grundig / tm 8280w tea maker ] this appliance looks and behaves like a coffee maker with a robust appearance belies its promise to be particularly suited to sensitive types of tea. self-cleaning. hoping a little zen in there somewhere.
above> [ kitchenaid / artisan magnetic drive blender ] the blender is hands-free due to a new magnetic drive. 5 speeds, a powerful 0.9 peak hp motor and push button walk away – auto shut-off feature. note, same appliance under the name ‘torrent’ will debut in usa at housewares show.
above> [ rösle / pellet grill memphis pro ] a rugged, easy to clean, bare-bones set-up that provides the taste of a wood fire, the speed of a gas grill, the fine-tuning of an electric oven and the aroma of a smoker.
[ kitcheninnovations of the year ]