1. A powerful stand mixer that's super versatile
Perfect for everything from prepping everyday family meals to batches of baked goods for your next home party, KitchenAid’s 100 Year Queen of Hearts Stand Mixer features a unique custom chrome Power Hub cover and a substantial 5-quart (4.7L) capacity. The limited edition kitchen helper comes in a modern, passion-inspired red colour to brighten up your countertop too. Inspired? Check out five ways you never thought to use a KitchenAid mixer! At $999, from Mayer.
2. A cleverly-designed sink system
For discerning home owners who want to have more kitchen space, the Franke Box comes with two sink bowls and a range of accessories – two chopping boards, three knives, a knife holder designed to self-stand, a colander and draining rack. Get more countertop space by simply laying down the fitted chopping boards over the sink. For more details, visit www.franke.com.
3. A non-stick pan that cooks perfectly
No more wondering if the pan is hot enough for your favourite steak with the Tefal G11732 nonstick saute pan. It has a Thermo-Spot heat indicator to signal the perfect temperature to begin cooking. Its anti-warping induction base ensures even heat diffusion so that your food will be cooked evenly. There is even a steam vent knob in the glass lid design to enable steam to escape instead of condensing on the lid and into your food. Available in a trendy copper colour, from $59.90.
4. A mighty oven for all sorts of meals
With a large 72 litre capacity, cooking small or big meals is not a problem for this mighty oven. Electrolux’s stylish new Black Built-In Oven EVE614BCE also features a cooler touch door which protects you from heat while its FullFlex telescopic runners help you maintain easy and safe cooking. At $849.
5. A hob with flexible cooking zones
Be spoiled for choice with the induction hobs from V-zug. The FullFlex induction hob does away entirely with specified cooking zones, allowing you to place up to six pans anywhere you like on the glass ceramic base. With 48 state-of-the-art inductors, it is able to automatically detect the position and size of the cookware used.
Another great feature of the FullFlex hob is the Teppan Yaki function. When the hob detects the Teppan Yaki plate, the appropriate function is automatically activated and the plate can be split into two separate temperature zones, allowing low-fat cooking of meat and vegetables at the same time. Price unavailable, for more information call +65 6926 0878.
6. An advanced self-cleaning coffee machine
Good news for those who dread cleaning their coffee machine especially when rushing for your cuppa. The Bosch VeroBarista TIS65621RW’s AutoMilk Clean function activates a fully-automatic steam cleaning after every beverage. Its OneTouch DoubleCup function can also dispense two cups at the same time! At $2,188.
7. A super versatile microwave oven
A small kitchen won’t limit your cooking prowess especially with Brandt’s new Combi Microwave Oven. This multi-tasker gives you the luxury of having both a microwave and oven for all your cooking needs. Equipped with Autoprogramme, simply enter the type of food and its weight and the oven will automatically calculate the duration and the cooking mode of the dish.
Also, with the same food information, its Speed Defrost function enables defrosting of food six times faster by calculating the ideal amount of time, saving you precious minutes. Available in a standard cut-out size for easy installation. At $2,499.
8. A smart fridge that keeps your groceries in tiptop shape
You no longer have to open the fridge door to take a peek at what’s inside. With two quick knocks, the LG Side-by-Side Refrigerator with InstaView Door-in-Door GS-X6018MT has a sleek mirrored glass panel that illuminates to allow you to easily view the contents inside. Its HygieneFRESH+ filtering system works to purify the air and remove acid as well as alkaline odors to keep foods fresh. At $4,199.
9. A well-built knife for food prep
Size is not a problem for this innovative Furi East/West Santoku Knife. Engineered with a deep blade made of Japanese stainless steel, large cutting tasks or smaller jobs can be easily done with this knife. Its unique handle also gives you extra leverage and a secure grip to reduce hand fatigue. At $79.
10. A nifty all-in-one appliance with recipes at hand
Have access to thousands of recipes at your fingertips with the Thermomix Cook-Key. Compatible with the all-in-one kitchen Thermomix appliances, the device connects the appliances wirelessly with the Cookidoo, the Thermomix Online Recipe Platform that features 40,000 official guided cooking recipes.
On top of that, you can synchronise your favourite recipes directly to your Thermomix so you can cook with step-by-step preparation and cooking instructions on its display. At $198, including a 6-month subscription of Cookidoo.
11. A vacuum sealing drawer
Among the offerings by Wolf are a ceiling-mounted hood, French door fridge, vacuum drawer and convection steam oven. The built-in appliances fit into any kitchen design with ease. The vacuum drawer, for instance, lets you seal food to lock in flavours, for sous vide cooking. It can also be used to preserve frozen food effortlessly. For convenience, position it near the steam or convection oven.
12. A groundbreaking cooktop extractor system to absorb fumes
The founder of Bora had a vision to eliminate the ubiquitous extractor hood. Using cross flow suction that is greater than the rising speed of cooking vapours, the new cooktop extractor system by BORA combines the hob with the hood so that cooking vapours and odours are drawn away at the source – as they arise from boiling soups and sizzling pans. Not only is it a quiet technology, but it is also more pleasant – allowing a clear view of what’s cooking. It’s available at Kitchen Culture in three ranges – Bora Basic, Bora Classic and Bora Professional – to cater to specific needs.
13. A super advanced oven that cooks food perfectly
Designed with new technology, the Dialog Oven by Miele is set to revolutionise baking, roasting and cooking. It allows food of different textures to be cooked together – perfectly well too – so you don’t have to spend more time in the kitchen. The oven uses electromagnetic waves at various frequencies to detect the food and adjust the cooking intensity to match the ingredients. That way, you get perfectly cooked vegetables with your roast. Sadly, it’s not available in Singapore just yet.
14. A dishwasher that does all the heavy lifting for you
For easy loading and unloading, the Comfort Lift dishwasher by Electrolux raises the lower basket so that the task is done more easily. Other notable features are the Airdry technology, and the Flexiwash and Flexispray features; the Airdry technology automatically opens the door slightly near the end of the drying to enhance drying and eliminate humidity inside the dishwasher. With Flexiwash, you can choose from different settings to suit the content and load. Lastly, Flexispray has five spray levels and mobile arms for a thorough cleaning.