Kitchen Appliances – February 2019 – Issue 284

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Simmer Down

The latest range of extractors, hobs and ovens to help make your cooking space a state-of-the-art hub of the home.

EXPERT COMMENT Fiona Barker-Scott, Brand Manager at Falmec

A peaceful kitchen

Extractors are becoming increasingly quieter after years of many consumers finding them too noisy. As the kitchen is now identified as a central hub of the home, it is likely that loud and noisy extractors will be seen as a thing of the past and barely audible systems will take precedence.

The pièce de résistance

With open-plan living becoming increasingly popular in today’s home, many consumers are steering clear of chimney detail extractors to prevent obstructions within the open space and to keep the eye line clear. As a result, there has been a significant rise in alternative designs such as ceiling mounted, worktop mounted and wire hung designs. Big is beautiful when it comes to extractors and bold, dramatic designs that incorporate ambient lighting and use stainless steel, aluminium and glass have transformed these noble items into great focal points in the kitchen.

Sanitised Air

Similarly, personal health and wellbeing has been a fast-growing industry over the past few years, as more and more people are being mindful of doing that little bit extra to take care of themselves. We expect that in 2019 even more product developments will offer solutions to extend wellbeing to the home environment, and encourage homeowners to think not only about moisture and odour free air, but also pure, clean air that is rid of pollutants that we often don’t realise are around us. Extraction will therefore no longer just be an essential for kitchens, but for all areas in the home.

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