Kitchen Appliances-European,Italian,German,French,British,French,Russian

 

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There are many European manufacturers of fine European kitchen appliances doing business in the States and Australia. To see them in person, you will probably have to travel to a major city where most of the showrooms are located. In general, European appliances are more energy and water efficient, more durable, and more expensive than USA brands.  

Asko Appliances LogoAsko Appliances--their motto is 'Built to Last Longer' , sounds good ! Asko makes dishwashers and clothes washers and dryers. Asko new tall-tank dishwasher models out-clean ordinary units while using less water and electricity. They’re super-quiet, dependable and backed by a strong warranty. Every ASKO is tested before it leaves the factory. They have been building home appliances since 1950 and are sold in more than 30 countries. Every component is constructed of steel rather than plastic wherever possible. And every ASKO product is built with Scandinavian quality and environmental sensitivity. Asko washers and dryers are designed to clean as well as possible while using less electricity, water, and detergent. They have features such as stainless steel drums that never rust or corrode, and innovative self-contained water heaters for precise temperature control. www.askousa.com 

Miele Appliances LogoMiele Appliances--For over 106 years, Miele, the largest family-owned and operated appliance company in the world, has been guided by its founders' committment to the quality of its products. Their motto: "Immer besser," or "Forever better". Miele makes dishwashers, range hoods, ovens, warming drawers, plate & cup warmers, steam ovens, cooktops, built in coffeemakers, clothes dryers, upright vacuums, and Galaxy Vacuums. Miele Store is the online source for purchasing Miele Cleaning Essentials products as well as extended service agreements for Miele appliances. Miele appliances are engineered to provide superior results coupled with ease of use and flexibility. Miele is very conscious of being as environmentally responsible as possible. You can locate a Miele Appliance dealer by zip code. Located in nine different areas across the country, Miele Design Centers are not retail venues, but training and consultation centers. You can call for special events or for a private consultation.  www.miele.com 

Prestige Appliances imports European appliances into Australia. They say that many Australian household appliance names such as Kleenmaid, Blanco, Technika, and Baumatic don't really manufacture most of the appliances which they sell but buy from European manufacturers such as Brandt, Filippi, Meneghetti, Tecnogas, and have these appliances re-badge or re-labeled before importing into Australia. Prestige Appliances is an importer and distributor of the highest quality European appliances factory direct with the original brand name thereby saving a good bit of money if you live in Australia. www.prestigeappliances.com.au 

 

La Cornue Cooking Range Stove OVenLa Cornue, the ultimate in high end cooking equipment and designers of fine kitchen furniture & fixtures, has been imported from France into North America exclusively by Purcell Murray Co. Each Château range or Cornuchef range is assembled by hand and by one person. This person will follow production through to the end and finalize every last detail. Each kitchen range is monitored, controlled and tested at all the stages of production. They tell you that even if you happen to be the Queen of England, you will have to wait at least two months for your Château La Cornue. www.lacornue.com 

 

Liebherr AppliancesLiebherr Refrigerators--Founded in 1949, Liebherr is a privately held group of international companies. Its domestic appliance division, established in 1954, specializes in engineering and manufacturing high efficiency, top-quality refrigerators and freezers of which nearly 1.4 million units are exported worldwide annually. In 2004, Liebherr launched its first official manufacturer supported marketing of products to the U.S. market. Initial product offerings in the U.S. include built-in and free-standing cabinet depth refrigerator/freezers and wine coolers (wine chillers) . The Dual Refrigeration System facilitates optimal conditions in both the Refrigerator and Freezer whereby separate silent compressors ensure accurate temperature and humidity control. The Liebherr Group’s holding company is Liebherr-International AG in Bulle, Switzerland, which is entirely owned by members of the Liebherr family. They also manufacturer construction equipment. www.liebherr-appliances.com 

The Regency VSA brand of high-end household appliances was introduced to the North American market by two sister Australian companies Craig & Seeley and Vulcan Dishlex in 1987. They offer beautifully designed and well engineered cooking appliances and stainless steel interior dishwashers. Regency was first to introduce things such as an interior light inside a dishwasher, combination hot & cold fill dishwasher, a true fan forced convection gas built in oven, full width trivet gas glass cooktops. Regency VSA is no longer imported into the USA or Canada. 

Electrolux - AEG Appliance logoAEG Appliances--aka Electrolux, Swedish appliance manufacturer AB Electrolux acquired the AEG household appliance line in 1994. AEG...Advanced Engineering from Germany. AEG is renowned for it's innovative quality products and engineeering excellence. Washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, coffee machines, ovens, microwave ovens. modular cooking units, gas cooktops, ceramic cooktops, induction cooktops, vent canopies, and rangehoods. Throughout Europe, AEG-Electrolux stands for high-quality appliances that combine top performance with excellent German design. Perfekt in Form und Funktion is more than a slogan, it is weird spelling !. www.aeg.com

Veronal Italian Kitchen AppliancesVerona Appliances--The Verona brand of hand-made, quality cooking appliances is now available in North America. Designed and manufactured in Italy, the Verona name has been associated with durable and beautiful European professional appliances since 1958. Verona ranges, ovens, cook-tops and ventilation are featured in designer kitchens throughout Europe. Verona manufacturers kitchen ranges, both electric and gas, electric cooktops and wall ovens in stainless steel. Verona Appliances also makes glass top cooktops. www.veronaappliances.com 

La Germania Kitchen AppliancesLa Germania kitchen products combine stylish Italian design with superior performance in cooking ranges and built in stoves and cook tops. With a choice of gas or dual fuel models and a range of finishes and versatile features. Bertazzoni S.p.a was founded by Francesco Bertazzoni, in 1882 and originally produced scales. They moved into producing cookers around the turn of the century. Exports began in 1960 to Cyprus and the Mediterranean and today, laGermania is sold all over the world. www.lagermania.it 

Candy Italian Kitchen AppliancesCandy Appliances--this Italian company has been making household appliances since 1945. Candy is a popular line of household appliances in Italy. Candy has introduced the "Plan" line of steel ovens, dishwashers, cooking surfaces, microwaves and kitchen exhaust covers for a cohesive and easy care kitchen. The website is rather "nuts and bolts" as I suspect the appliances are. Probably well made and easy to find parts for.. www.candy.it 

Martin Bulthaup-- 1949 Martin Bulthaup founds the Martin Bulthaup furniture factory in Bodenkirchen, near Aich (Lower Bavaria). Today they make very high tech kitchens they call Kitchen Architecture, System 20 and System 25 to ensure a pleasurable cooking experience and superior quality of life, they say. The make Euro Style kitchens www.bulthaup.com

Indesit Company is one of the top three household appliance manufacturers in Europe, producing and distributing more than 14 million units worldwide every year. These are its main brands: Ariston, Indesit, Hotpoint and Scholtès.

Merloni Elettrodomestici, an Italian appliance maker is the first manufacturer to bet big on RFID, creating household appliances that communicate with objects. The line includes a refrigerator, oven and washing machine. Antennas will transmit signals to products with embedded RFID transponders and retrieve important information about the product. The washing machine will read intelligent labels in clothes and retrieve information about the size, color and type of fabric as well as washing instructions. It will warn the homeowner if he or she has placed items that shouldn't be washed together into the machine. A color screen can display messages, like: "This is the first washing [for this pair of jeans]. It is advisable to wash them separately." 

Wolf Appliance Company--Wolf Ranges--In 1987 Wolf Range Company, a recognized manufacturer of commercial cooking equipment since 1938, launched their residential series of products known as Wolf Gourmet. In 2000, Wolf Range Company's parent company sold the Wolf Gourmet name & rights to develop and produce Wolf branded residential Wolf Range appliances to Sub Zero Freezer Company. The acquisition by Sub Zero created the Wolf Appliance Company. www.wolfrange.com 

Venmar Ventilation, headquartered in Quebec Canada, has been an industry leader in the design and manufacture of air quality Venmar Ventilation ventilation systems. In 1993 Venmar entered the U.S. market with a line of kitchen range hoods. www.venmar.ca 

Israel and Household Appliances : A good page on the ins and outs of importing or buying locally appliances in Israel:
http://members.tripod.com/realaliyah/applianc.htm 
BTW-Voltage in Israel is on the European standard, 220v 50hz .

Appliance Magazine--an industry magazine covering the household appliance industry worldwide. www.appliancemagazine.com 

G K's German Kitchen LLC is located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and has, for 14 years, made a lasting impression on kitchen design by importing and installing European fine kitchen cabinets, & furniture. GK's products are made in Germany and manufacture red under the highest quality standards. They make both traditional wood cabinets with beautiful detail and sleek modern contemporary fitted kitchens. Some of their partners include: Miele, Kueppersbusch, Hans Grohe, Dornbracht, Blanco, Villeroy & Boch, Duravit, Kesseboehmer, Kludi. The German Kitchens website has a slideshow of various kitchen installations and contact info. www.german-kitchen.com

Fake it--consider having new contemporary doors put on your existing kitchen cabinet frame work. Kitchen cabinet refacing--a different option to give your kitchen a new look at a low cost. What they do is put new classy doors on your old cabinet frames. It can make a huge difference and is a good choice for a new look if you are basically happy with the cabinet configuration. Click Here to Request Information Now

An entertaining website to say the least, gives you an indication of the level of creativity of Strato Kitchen Design, an Italian company. The emphasis is on door to door architecture and how one contacts this company remains a mystery to me even after spending quite some time on the website. Marco Gorini appears to be the designer behind this ultra sophisticated approach to kitchen design and website frustration. www.stratocucine.com

Composit Kitchens, Italian Kitchens of Life. Be sure to un-block pop-ups to see this website. It is loaded with stylish slideshow photos of modern Italian Kitchens. The translations in the English version are somewhat funny. www.composit.it

HausScape is a new alternative for architects, interior designers, and customers looking for very cool modern, contemporary furniture and fitted European kitchens. They are located in the Miami, FL area and you must visit their showroom or download a PowerPoint set of images. www.hausscape.com

Euromobil’s Progetto Multisystem for kitchens is designed to satisfy the many tastes and lifestyle needs of today’s society, Progetto Multisystem has put an end to the closed systemlogic of the traditional model of kitchen by creating the free space of an open system where everything can be combined with everything. The extensive range includes 221 front panels,48 frames, 10 types of handles in five sizes with15 finishes and a large range of accessories. The numerous alternatives can be combined in countless ways, providing an infinite choice of possibilities.

You can spend hours and hours on the forums and reading the articles at www.kitchens.it This Italian site is totally about kitchens and kitchen design, and you can see it all in English. Wonderful site !!

Our small Italian style home has a kitchen with custom cabinets made to coordinate with the wood molding around the windows and doors. Since it is a basically one room structure, the harmony between the wood kitchen cabinets and the many windows and oversized 10ft. French doors is a good thing.

Downsview Kitchens, A Canadian company makes products with an Old World Italian look. It is called Downsview Kitchens and shows sleek contemporary styling and is available through interior design showrooms.

Miele--The European Miele line of appliances has been featured in home building magazines for many years.

Fisher and Paykel--manufacture AeroTech ovens with sophisticated cooking modes. Many of their kitchen appliances come in stainless steel including the Dish Drawer Dishwasher. www.Fisher and Paykel.com

LG makes a refridgerator/Freezer with a easy access tilting freezer drawer. LG home appliances can be seen at www.LGappliances.com

Five Star Ranges--For upscale USA made commercial style stoves checkout Five Star Ranges that come with side by side gas  and electric ovens. www.fivestarrange.com

Italian wood flooring is available from Listone Giordano at www.Margaritelli.com

Artemide--For unusual and sleek contemporary lighting fixtures, see Artemide. They have showrooms in many major USA cities. Also www.Artemide.us and www.TizioTolomeo.com

German Kitchens and Appliances

Martin Bulthaup--Not Italian but near Italy, 1949 Martin Bulthaup founds the Martin Bulthaup furniture factory in Bodenkirchen, near Aich (Lower Bavaria). Today they make very high tech kitchens they call Kitchen Architecture, System 20 and System 25 to ensure a pleasurable cooking experience and superior quality of life, they say. www.bulthaup.com

Poggenpohl--For more than 110 years, the German company Poggenpohl has become the most well-known kitchen brand in the world. Poggenpohl has been exporting its products to more than 50 countries for many years now and commands a strong global presence. See www.poggenpohl.de and click the English link on bottom left for the English language version of the Poggenpohl site. Poggenpohl, world renown leaders in high-performance European luxury kitchen design and manufacturing. They are now a division of Nobia Group...see below.

Nobia is Europe's leading kitchen company with sales of approximately SEK 10 billion and around 6,200 employees. The Nobia Group owns a number of well-known brands with strong positions in the Nordic countries, Germany and the United Kingdom. Sales are made mainly through specialized kitchen studios. Nobia leads the modernization of the kitchen industry - on the one hand with an industrial approach, which includes co-ordination of production and purchasing as well as internal benchmarking, and on the other hand through meeting its customers in a modern and consumer-oriented fashion. Nobia Groupis  a multi-billion dollar Swedish conglomerate with 17 international kitchen and bath cabinet factories. www.nobia.se

Siematic--German kitchen manufacturer, Siematic has been creating upscale fitted kitchen components since 1929. They offer over 81 door styles and 90 standard finishes. For a more complete look at the breadth and scope of the SieMatic line, order the SieMatic Kitchen Book. SieMatic is a company with a pioneering spirit rooted in the heritage of sophisticated product design and precision engineering. Currently available in over 45 countries on five continents, SieMatic is the leading brand of high quality kitchen furniture in the world with a well-earned reputation for creating the ultimate in style, design and functionality. www.siematic.com www.nobia.se

Nolte--German kitchens can be had from Nolte Kitchens. See German craftsmanship at www.noltiekitchens-usa.com in English or lots or photos, music, and voice (annoying) of languages including English at www.nolte-kuechen.de

Küppersbusch--Founded in 1875 by Friedrich Küppersbusch, Küppersbusch has continually refined and perfected its production capabilities without turning its back on traditional kitchen craftsmanship and attention to detail. The heart of the Küppersbusch kitchen design philosophy is simple "Personalization". By combining a wide selection of styles, functions and features, Küppersbusch has integrated fashion, function and technology to create unique kitchen environments that are designed to reflect the lifestyle and personality of the homeowner. Küppersbusch is your specialist brand for built-in kitchen appliances, See this worldwide company -- www.kuppersbuschusa.com 

Ching Design's Concrete Exchange--For all sorts of information about concrete countertops, see ChingDesign's Concrete Exchange. You can learn how to make your own concrete countertop, order materials or a how to video, and exchange ideas with other people about making a concrete counter top. www.concreteexchange.com

Concrete Decor Magazine--To learn more trade tips on making concrete countertops or find a pro to do it for you, see ConcreteDecor Magazine. www.concretedecor.com

For Vintage looking appliances with brand new technology, see Elmira Stove Works. They are made in Canada. www.elmirastoveworks.com

Van Dyke's Restorers--Old world style kitchen fixtures and fittings can be ordered from Van Dyke's Restorers. They specialize in house parts and hardware that is very hard to locate. They even offer kitchen appliances that look like old time models. Other kitchen items like kitchen lighting, hooks, & drawer pulls are a specialty. www.vandykes.com

Appliances and Kitchens in the UK

Creda appliance logoCreda, a well known manufacturer and brand name in the United Kingdom since the early 1900's, began exporting their product to Creda Inc. (its established U.S based sales and marketing entity) in 1986. Back then, the Creda brand was best known for its introduction of the first gas glass cooktop, along with electric halogen Creda ceramic cooktops and the extremely well designed and popular 60 cm single and double TruClean® wall ovens. In 1999, Creda suspended its distribution to North America in an effort to focus on further development of its core market, the United Kingdom and Western Europe. Although there is no current sales network in North America, Creda has continued to support customer needs by appointing ADCO as its exclusive service parts distributor for the U.S. and Canada. www.adcoservice.com/creda.html 

Moben--Cargo a supremely versatile freestanding kitchen system that can be used with any door front and a range of appliances. Shown here with Falcon professional stainless steel appliances from Moben Kitchens. Moben Kitchens offers quality, innovative design and exceptional value for money, and with over 200 showrooms nationwide, you're assured of the highest quality service. www.moben.co.uk

In the UK, Bianco lavanda is available from Idea Italia who is renowned for its stylish designs, with Italian kitchen manufacturer Lube creating flexible and functional products.

Home Style Kitchens--Chelsea is the ultimate in modern design, with classic cathedral styling in white wood grain effect vinyl. Complemented by dove grey coachlines on the raised and fielded centre panel and outer edges. Home Style Kitchens offer a range of the finest designs to match your taste and lifestyle. Take advantage of their free planning and designing service. www.homestylekitchens.co.uk

Clayton from Kitchens Direct is a modern range of appliances. At Kitchens Direct, they have a complete range of top brand, fully integrated appliances, including state-of-the-art stainless steel. www.kitchendirect.co.uk 

Fitted Furniture Direct, The Arte series  is a fresh design with a "dragged" foil giving a beautiful hand-painted effect. It takes a beautiful finish, modern creativity and a touch of flair to provide the very best of modern kitchen design. Fitted Furniture Direct supplies high-quality fitted kitchens to customers in the UK. www.fittedfurnituredirect.co.uk  

Bella Designer Kitchens--Color coordinated factory-assembled designer kitchens in over 50 ranges. Bespoke, contemporary and painted. Nationwide delivery. Huge range of granite and wood worktops. www.belladesignerkitchens.co.uk

Kitchen Design and Layout 

Choosing the right kitchen isn't always a question of taste. Personal preferences clash with the spatial characteristics of the room every time. In fact, not only the space available but the shape of the room can vary a lot creating doubts for anyone who isn't familiar with all the possible arrangements.


german kitchen appliancesLinear arrangement
If the kitchen is very narrow, it would be better to reserve just one wall for the working area of the kitchen. If the furnished area seems not enough you can always increase it vertically using practical wall or suspended units. That way the rest of the room will remain open enough for easy movement.



swiss kitchen appliances"Railroad" arrangement-also known as "Galley"
It's the same principle as the previous example, but with the furniture built up along two parallel walls. This arrangement is recommended when the kitchen is wide but not particularly long: one of the walls will be dedicated to the "working" part of the kitchen (washing and cooking areas), while the other can become a convenient area for preparing meals. The center of the room will stay free to permit easy movement between the two sections.

swedish kitchen appliancesPeninsula or island arrangement
A peninsula might be the ideal choice for anyone who wants to have an area for eating a quick snack or who simply wants an additional place to prepare food. Whether you want it equipped with accessories or not, a peninsula is always modern and captivating and doesn't disrupt a classic corner arrangement: the important thing is to leave enough space for people to pass by easily and to sit down (a passage of 90 to 110 cm).
Availability of space is even more important for an island: located in the center of the room it goes well with a linear arrangement of kitchen and amounts to a modern composition.

british appliancesCorner arrangement
Should you decide to place the table in the center of the room, the ideal would be to put the kitchen furniture in the corner. This arrangement is also the best if you have a kitchen which opens without dividing walls onto the dining or living room. The corner where the kitchen furniture will be installed should always be that which is opposite the dining room.



european kitchen idea photo"Horseshoe" arrangement
If your space is large enough to creatively furnish without worrying about problems of dimensions, you could opt for the three side arrangement: the table stays in the center, food preparation and conservation are distributed to the two parallel sides while washing and cooking share the internal side.


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