Move over shiny, silver-coloured stainless steel kitchen appliances. Black is in.
22 February 2019
Text by Vanitha Pavapathi
All-white kitchens were the rage for the past few years. But black kitchens are gaining traction and starting to dominate modern homes, probably owing in part to chic, cosmopolitan bachelor pads that have long sported this handsome look.
If painting or replacing your kitchen cabinets is out of the equation, then perhaps swapping your shiny, somewhat dated stainless steel kitchen appliances to some really sleek and stylish black kitchen appliances seem more like a feasible option. Thankfully, many kitchen appliance brands have caught on with this trend and here is a list to consider.
It’s undeniable that a black-themed kitchen oozes sophistication and screams seduction. But the Samsung Family Hub really gets you excited to use it. More than just a fridge, it accommodates all aspects of your busy schedule – even your grocery shopping. It’s intuitive 21.5-inch touchscreen and smart apps let you shop for food, organise your schedule, play your favourite music and shows, control your smart devices, and even see who’s at the door; as it integrates both Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant and SmartThings Internet of Things eco-system. Available at COURTS.
Beautifully crafted and professionally capable, Gaggenau reimagined its original award-winning full surface induction cooktop. Measuring 80cm in width, it can be installed flush and frameless for seamless integration within the kitchen countertop; bonus point if your countertop is black as well. Alternatively, you can opt for a stainless steel framed cooktop. But honestly, we prefer the former. Matching its beauty is its equally impressive performance, allowing up to five pans to be placed anywhere on the surface. The addition of two cooking zones – professional and dynamic – allows for power level changes as and when the pan is moved. Also, over boiling is a thing of the past thanks to its cooking sensor.
Powerful and large in size, this chimney hood from TURBO Italia is sure to add a dramatic flair to the kitchen. With four-speed sensor touch control, including a booster function, its suitable for light to heavy cooking. Featuring washable aluminium grease filter, carbon filter, change filter indicator, low noise level and a air flow, what more can you want from a hood.
Enjoy high quality meals at home even during the busiest days – and in style! With the All-in-One cooker, different ingredients are cooked just right under accurate control of pressure and temperature thanks to the dual system with 50 per cent reduction of heating fluctuation. Not only can this nifty appliance steam, bake and make yoghurt, but also saute, sear, slow cook and pressure cook. It’s basically a chef in a small package – definitely one to add to your kitchen appliances shopping list.
It’s true that the Asian household is used to doing dishes by hand. But these days, time is of the essence. So save yourself a whole lot of time and invest in a dishwasher instead; the LG QuadWash dishwasher no less, partly because of its aesthetic. Equipped with its proprietary TrueSteam technology, you can be assured of hygienic cleaning and anti-bacterial disinfection. Its multi-motion spray arms sweep and rotate while spinning in both directions to clean cookware and dishware at every angle. With the Pre-Steam option, there’s no need to scrub items by hand before placing them in the dishwasher. Undesirable water spots are also reduced by 40 per cent, as the contents are sprayed with steam at the end of the cycle.
Nobody likes cleaning the interior of a dirty oven but it has to be done to ensure it runs efficiently. A dirty oven uses more energy to function, resulting in a shorter life span. Designed for those who abhor cleaning, Fisher & Paykel’s new, black built-in pyrolytic oven is able to clean itself (wow, if only all kitchen appliances are able to do this) with just a touch on its user interface, which comes to life when the dial is turned. This nifty feature further aids in conserving energy, while the monochromatic allure of the oven’s exterior works well in a variety of spaces.
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