Gaggenau unveils the initiatives for the Milan Design Week

Gaggenau, the luxury brand for professional-grade home appliances, will showcase as part of Fuorisalone for the first time during Milan Design Week 2022. For the event, the company will take over the glass pavilion at Villa Necchi Campiglio and invite international architects, designers and kitchen professionals to experience its interactive ‘A Statement of Form’ installation from Tuesday 7th until Saturday 11th June. According to Gaggenau, visitors will be encouraged to network, build connections and share ideas whilst enjoying the comapany’s hospitality and a series of ground-breaking public and private talks, Q&As and social events throughout the week.

A Statement of Form is a bold departure from the brand’s previous EuroCucina offerings. It spans 360 sq feet, creating a structure that brings together the key elements of Gaggenau’s promise and purpose. Visitors will move through the installation on a guided tour and experience different sections that focus on Gaggenau’s key specialist areas, including cooking precision from raw ingredients to cuisine, balance and tension, heritage and craftsmanship through to progressive advancement, the importance of materiality, the relationship between cooling and heat, objet d’art within technical perfection, and the home as the entertaining space of the future.

«We are excited – said Peter Goetz, managing director of Gaggenau – to showcase our brand in the centre of Milan for the very first time, and look forward to welcoming architects, designers and kitchen professionals that we haven’t met in-person since the pandemic. ‘A Statement of Form’ juxtaposes competing elements that are required to make something exceptional. It brings together: tradition and avant-garde, grand masters crafting culinary art, and a conscientious maintenance of craftsmanship, through progressiveness and heritage. This space in Milan is a true expression of the uniqueness of Gaggenau


Once again a Küppersbusch product was able to convince the 48 international jurors of the Red Dot Design Award. The BP 6350.0 pyrolytic oven from the new Graphit Line received the coveted red dot in the Product Design category.
The black-grey graphite has a distinctive appearance and is a raw material with a discreet sheen. Inspired by this characteristic, Küppersbusch has developed a builtin series that combines the original extraction of this material with the tradition of the company‘s headquarters in the Ruhr area. The structure printed behind glass stands for eye-catching, unobtrusive lines and at thesame time resembles brushed steel. In combination with the striking, matt black handle design, the appliance of this design concept perfectly match with all natural surfaces of the kitchen.

Smeg releases classic

Smeg releases a special edition of Renzo Piano’s classic hob

Smeg is releasing a limited edition of 1,000 pieces of the Piano Hob
Smeg has unveiled a special edition of the classic Piano Hob, launching 1,000 pieces of the design classic originally conceived with Italian architect Renzo Piano in 1995.

The new collection encompasses the slick fundamentals and industrial aesthetic of the original. The four or five burner kitchen hob is crafted entirely from polished stainless steel and comes coated with a plasma technology to prevent tarnishing, with faithful Italian design details including an absence of welding on the burner pan.

The Smeg Piano hob

Gaggenau Milan Design week

This year Gaggenau steps out of the EuroCucina fairgrounds into its own space at Milan’s Design Week. A central, cultural and communal space for Architects and Designers, this is an experience not to be missed, please register for your preferred date: 7th-11th June 2022.Join Gaggenau during Milan Design Week

Haier show off at KBB

Haier recently showcased at The KBB Show at the NEC, Birmingham, dated 6-9th March and is proud to have the debut launch of one of its new built-in appliances – Series 6 : the complete range of premium  cooking appliances guided by Artificial Intelligence.  The launch saw the first ever collection of Haier built-in appliances onto the UK market, and further enhanced Haier’s excellent reputation for premium design, quality and reliability alongside connectivity and cutting-edge innovation.

The stand also hosted a live cooking event, including a special guest appearance from a well- known TV celebrity. To support our goal, we launched ‘Club Haier’ an exclusive retailer loyalty scheme offering preferential terms for displaying Haier retailers.

Also showcased was the hub of the kitchen of the future, the spectacular Chef@Home oven, which, thanks to a presence sensor, turns on automatically, giving the user access to the 19” full touch control screen. The journey to discover the innovative “Cook with me” technology, which is designed to bring Artificial Intelligence into everyday life: plus, the PreciTaste technology recognises the types of food placed inside the oven, so it automatically sets the cooking parameters, sending the user a notification when the food is ready.

Thanks to the premium technology, elegant and minimalist designs of range of ovens, hobs, hoods, refrigerators, and dishwashers that connect to the hOn App and AI offer tailor-made solutions for the modern home.

As well as showcasing the amazing innovative tech features across the new range of connected ovens, hobs & hoods, there was also an opportunity to witness hi-tech integrated and freestanding laundry and cooling appliances, where visitors were guided on a journey of discovery through a world designed to make the “Connected Home” a reality, thanks to Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things.

Haier brings AI to the kitchen – with Series 6

Haier has showcased its latest innovations in refrigeration, connected wine cellars and washing machines with the exclusive debut of Haier cooking – Series 6: a complete range of premium kitchen appliances guided by Artificial Intelligence.

The launch saw the first ever collection of Haier built-in appliances, and further enhances Haier’s reputation for premium design, quality and reliability alongside connectivity and cutting-edge innovation.

Haier explains that Series 6 incapsulates premium technology that comes together in a range of ovens, hobs, hoods, refrigerators, and dishwashers that use connectivity, the hOn App and AI to offer tailor-made solutions for the modern home, thanks also to their elegant and minimalist design.

The Chef@Home oven, which, thanks to a presence sensor, turns on automatically, giving the user access to the 19-inch full touch control screen. The innovative “Cook with me” technology is designed to bring Artificial Intelligence into everyday life. Furthermore, the PreciTaste technology recognises the types of food placed inside the oven, so it automatically sets the cooking parameters, sending the user a notification when the food is ready. 

Haier’s Series 6 oven features AI technology

Haier’s cooking range embodies the brand’s continuous efforts to offer premium products and high-tech solutions, clearly also visible in the induction hob range: thanks to the innovative PreciProbe Bluetooth temperature probe, which is also included in the Chef@Home oven. The induction hob maintains the temperature of the food, automatically choosing the correct power at every stage of cooking notifying the user when it is ready. 

Exclusive features of the Series 6 hob range also include Multi-zone technology, which – thanks to an advanced temperature detection system and optimised power management – can detect and manage the presence of different sized pots in the same area, ensuring maximum flexibility. 

Meanwhile, VaryCook technology allows users to increase and decrease the temperature of their hob with ease without touching the controls, simply by sliding pots and pans up and down, thanks to three power levels (high, medium and low), giving the possibility to cook food at varying temperatures during the cooking phases.

The range is completed by gas hobs, in which Haier offers models with the most powerful set of burners on the market, (5 Kw of power), and with the use of the innovative and exclusive PreciFlame technology, which makes it possible to adjust the intensity of the flame to perfection by offering nine different power levels.

Jim McEwan, Haier’s Chief Commercial Officer, said “Haier’s kitchen built-in range, characterised by perfect integration between technology, connectivity and tailor-made products. 

“Thanks to Artificial Intelligence and the hOn App, we offer our customers exclusive experiences connected to household appliances, which ranges from exclusive refrigeration solutions, innovative cooking options and reactive wine cellars. Haier is truly the number one brand in major Appliances, worldwide.

Kitchen Innovation Awards for AEG

Kitchen Innovation Awards were presented for the 16th time. Based on consumer surveys, kitchen appliances and equipment are recognized. The FlexiBridge XT® hob and the glass surface of the Matt Black range from AEG were convincing in several categories.

In product development, AEG consistently focuses on added value for consumers . The awards with the Kitchen Innovation Award underline this strong customer orientation . Because in the selection process – in addition to the pre-selection by a specialist and practice-oriented jury – the voice of the consumer counts . Every year, they honor product innovations with this award that particularly meet the needs of consumers. This year, AEG was pleased to receive two prestigious awards . In addition to the FlexiBridge XT® cooktop with integrated extractor , theinnovative glass surface of the Matt Black Range consumers.


FlexiBridge XT

“Consumers are increasingly demanding customizable solutions in the kitchen. Our FlexiBridge XT® hob with integrated extractor hood and flexible cooking zones is our answer to this need. It adapts to the wishes of the user – whether during the cooking process or during the planning of the kitchen,” explains Ronny Breitenfeld , Category Manager for hobs at AEG.

AEG describes: “The reliable removal of food odors thanks to automated extraction, the flexible connection of the cooking zones on both sides of the central extractor hood and its flush finish create a particularly attractive cooking experience. Both the expert jury and the consumers honored the advantages of the FlexiBridge XT with an award in the categories of functionality, ease of use, innovation, product benefits and design .”

Matt Black Range

AEG Matt Black Range presents itself with a surface finished with special glass. “When developing our glass surfaces, the needs and wishes of the users are our most important guide. Winning the Kitchen Innovation Award shows that we have succeeded in merging function, sustainability and design ,” says Ingrid Krüger , product manager for stoves and ovens at AEG.

The matt black glass surface of the premium devices is the result of a special surface treatment. A special etching process gives the glass its permanently matt appearance. By completely dispensing with chemical coatings, the matt glass surfaces are fully recyclable , do not wear out even with regular use and thus meet the high demands of sustainable design, as AEG describes it. “It is not only an eye-catcher in the modern kitchen, but also convinces with its special functionality: The matt texture of the glass surfaces has anti-fingerprint properties, is stain-resistant and easy to clean .” The Matt Black Range thus secured theAward in the categories of functionality, innovation, product benefits, design and material properties .

About the Kitchen Innovation Award

For 16 years, the Kitchen Innovation Award has been honoring product innovations in the kitchen sector that focus on the needs of consumers. Created by the LifeCare.Network initiative, the award promotes needs-based product innovations and highlights products that are particularly consumer-friendly. The winners will be determined in a multi-stage selection process . In a first step, a practice-oriented jury evaluates all submitted products with regard to the submission criteria. Consumers can then cast their votes for the products . The award is intended to provide consumers and retailers alike with clear and objective guidance when making a purchase

GE launch Arden

GE Appliances, a Haier Company, announces the launch of a very innovative product: Arden, a pellet barbeque smoker that’s been transformed to be used indoors instead of out. New kind of small appliance, it enables anyone to easily create mouthwatering barbecue from the kitchen, thanks to a unique smoke elimination system first innovated at FirstBuild for the Monogram Smart Hearth Oven. This system allows Arden to be used in any indoor setting.

The FirstBuild product generates fresh smoke from wood pellets, and make it circulate throughout the appliance. Temperature can be controlled in a precise way throughout the cooking process. Moreover, the Arden’s smoke-elimination technology requires no additional filters to clean or replace.

In addition, maximizing countertop space, Arden can feed a family without having to fire up the big smoker outside. Arden can smoke up to three racks of ribs at a time, or a brisket, or a pork butt, as well as spices, cocktail garnishes, sauces and more. Arden’s remarkable smoke generation system also means it only needs a fraction of the amount of wood pellets when compared to an outdoor smoker.

Arden changes what it means to barbecue – said André Zdanow, executive director of both FirstBuild and Small Appliances at GE Appliances -. Arden is more than a revolutionary new product; it redefines in-home cooking. Arden will both delight experienced pitmasters and make smoking food and ingredients accessible to a whole new audience.
About FirstBuild

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