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Todays post is all about intergrated appliances in the kitchen. The advancement in technology has meant that these machines are becoming more and more itelligent, and able to provide real life solutions to everyday problems.
Using integrated kitchen appliances for a kitchen design, can keep a kitchen looking sleek, simple and uncluttered. In our busy every day lives this can be a real deal breaker I think. You can use intergrated appliances though in both modern and rustic style kitchens, don’t be afraid to mix a very modern appliances if you are going for a country look, with careful planning they still can work. We are not all blessed with a large kitchen, and so if that’s the case for you, you need to be creative in order to fit in everything that you will need. Take for example an oven. Today’s technology means that recipes, and settings to cook, can be all found within the ovens touch screen itself. So you can do away with the shelves of cookbooks, grappling to find that long lost recipe you put somewhere, or the instructions to the oven if you are wanting to use a particular function. They can also do more than one thing in one oven, microwave, grill, even steam, so saving you even more space.
Whatever kind of appliance you are looking for its essential to consider the energy efficiency. It can be quite confusing, so I thought I would look a little bit more at what you should Look for when choosing appliances?
All electrical appliances for the kitchen like refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machine and ovens have a energy ratings label on them, or should have information on the details if you are purchasing online.
Energy ratings are generally given to products based on their size.
This means that two differently sized appliances with the same energy rating may use quite different amounts of electricity. For instance, an A rated 180-litre fridge freezer could cost only £39 a year to run, whereas a larger 525-litre fridge freezer with a better A+ rating could cost £51 a year to run.
Quote taken from the Energy Savings Trust
So with this in mind it, you should really make your decision based on the product which has the best energy rating plus matches the size you require.
I think of all the integrated appliances that I can think of the one that is on my ‘lust list’ would be a coffee machine. I love the idea of having fresh coffee made specifically the way I like it at the touch of a button. Whether it was my morning expresso to kick start the day, or my skinny double shot latte at the weekend with the newspapers….bliss!
So do you have a lust list intergrated appliance that you would like to buy?