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kitchen february 2013
The Return of the Painted Kitchen
Is it big, is it clever? Oven and hob features that are really worth having
THE PRICE IS RIGHT - top value kitchens
SAVING ENERGY ON WASHDAY Top laundry performers Plus: news from Ney, Samet, TKC and Symphony, new products and services
01 CONTENTS FEBRUARY
FEBRUARY 2013 CONTENTS
kitchen february 2013
2 EDITOR’S CHOICE New products and services. The Return of the Painted Kitchen
Is it big, is it clever? Oven and hob features that are really worth having
THE PRICE IS RIGHT - top value kitchens
SAVING ENERGY ON WASHDAY Top laundry performers Plus: news from Ney, Samet, TKC and Symphony, new products and services
4 FIFTY SHADES AND MORE Now available right across the market, painted and paint effect kitchens have enduring appeal.
8 IN HARMONY WITH SYMPHONY Symphony and DEC Panels work closely together to create inspiring furniture.
The award winning Painted Collection from PWS now includes five door designs available in a choice of 15 colours. These designed include Shaker Broadoak and Langham, in-frame Milton and the more detailed Eden and Cornell. Colour choice includes lighter tones of Alabaster and Willow through to dramatic Damson and Charcoal. 01325 505555 www.pws.co.uk
editor: Jan Orchard email: Jan@KitchenJournal.co.uk publication manager: Eoin Costen email: Eoin@KitchenJournal.co.uk design: James Crisp email: James@KitchenJournal.co.uk circulation: Jennifer Sims email: Circ@KitchenJournal.co.uk
10 POUND STRETCHERS Value comes top of the list for many consumers - and competitive pricing does not have to be exclusive to the multiples.
12 TOP VALUE FROM TKC TKC believes that a new kitchen doesn’t have to blow the budget - and has the products to do the job in style.
13 JAMES LATHAM HAS SURFACES COVERED James Latham offers a trio of worksurface options available from stock at all nine of its nationwide depots.
14 WINCHESTER A WINNER FOR MEREWAY Mereway Kitchens has introduced Winchester, a fresh and competitively priced take on a five piece Shaker door.
15 GOLDEN GIZMOS Pyro, induction, steam - what’s the cooking widget that presses consumer buttons?
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18 COOKING PERFECTION WITH HOTPOINT LUCE Combining sleek Italian design with a true passion for cooking, Hotpoint’s premium range of Luce built in ovens are the key ingredient for the perfect family kitchen.
20 SOAP OPERA Water and energy saving are key drivers in the laundry market.
24 FULL OF EASTERN PROMISE Turkish component’s giant Samet has a lot to offer the UK market.
26 NOT JUST A TAP… There’s more to the kitchen tap than a simple mixer.
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28 OPENING DOORS WITH NEY
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30 BUSINESS NEWS 32 CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY
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Extending the kitchen into the living area, Biella from Schüller meets the needs of the modern family with style. Uniting the latest colour and design trends with a European grid system that makes the very best of available space, Biella is an impressively affordable addition to the extensive schüller.C collection. 01661 842304 www.inhouseuk.net
De Dietrich were delighted to see their Piano induction hob featured in the Stephen Fry: Gadget Man television programme. The hob has been a star since launch, appearing at several exhibitions and winning three industry product innovation awards. Sales and Marketing Director Richard Walker says there has been a definite spike of interest since the hob appeared on the Stephen Fry programme. 01256 308067 www.dedietrich.co.uk
Hoover’s new Aquavision tumble dryer with heat pump technology features a reservoir in the door so the user can quickly see when collected condensed water needs to be emptied. The heat pump technology works by using a closed air circuit that cools the hot air as it leaves the drum, condensing it back into water. This water is pumped out and the residual heat from it directed back into the dryer, saving energy. The dryer has an impressive A minus 40 percent energy rating and will take a 9kg load. 0151 334 2781 www.hoover.co.uk
MICROWAVE TO THE MAX Vivid green and a zesty orange are two new fun colours for the MAX microwave range from Whirlpool. MAX microwaves have a rounded back so can stand in a corner on the worktop. Features include a 28cm turntable, a steam function, Jet Defrost and a recipe storing memo setting. 020 8649 5000 www.whirlpool.co.uk
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New Basalt Grey from Häcker is available in the Systemat and Classic ranges and can be used alone or combined with wood decors. Shades of grey are currently fashionable so Häcker is offering the new colour at all price and quality levels. New veneer surfaces from Häcker include Walnut Tree Fineline, Oak Champagne Metallic and rough cut Silver Oak in addition to Oak in white, magnolia, natural and black. 020 7723 5131 www.haecker-kuechen.com
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Bora is the Rolls Royce of downdraft extraction and has won many prestigious awards. The worktop mounted extractor draws away steam, smoke and odours effectively and quietly. There’s a choice of models in the range – including new designs launched at LivingKitchen in Cologne this year. 0049 8035 907248 www.boragmbh.com
Hotpoint are offering High Definition drying with the launch of the Ultima TCUD97B6 condenser tumble dryer. The new ‘soft motion’ motor rotates at different speeds allowing 17 drying programmes that care for different loads. The 9kg capacity dryer also has a 7-level Set and Forget sensor drying to save money and energy. 08000 921922 www.hotpoint.co.uk
The FreshLine design concept was a key theme on Nolte’s stand at Living Kitchen in Cologne. FreshLine is seen as the ideal way to present the new Lux lacquer door. This door is available in eight colours. Open shelves come in 18 carcase decors plus Orange, Viola and Lemon. 01707 290444 www.nolte-kitchens.com Inspired by professional kitchens, the Electrolux InfiSight® pyrolitic oven has easy to use colour screen touch controls and a food probe for precise results. It has an extra large 74-litre cavity and is rated A minus 20 percent for energy use. 08445 612612 www.electrolux.co.uk
With a choice of 1,500 combinations and the widest range of module options available from any UK supplier, maia solid surface worktops are both consumer and fitter friendly. The product portfolio includes a wide choice of worktop depths, thicknesses and colours plus island units and integrated sink options. “In many cases all that is required is for the fitter to cut to length or mitre into a corner,” says Commercial Director Julian Arnison. “Key to a speedy and flawless installation is our innovative and simple to use jointing kit that allows tops to be seamlessly joined. Because it is easy to master, little or no training is needed to perfect this process.” 01773 521300 www.maiaworksurfaces.com
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Paint effect foils have been a major factor in revolutionising the hand painted look. More robust and much faster to produce than hand painted solid timber doors, paint effect foiled doors are also more economically priced. Cambourne from Ellis features a five piece Shaker door with a paint effect foil in a choice of colours. Sales and Marketing Director Peter Elson says that painted timber effects and Shaker styling both remain very popular: “Achieving this look can stretch the budget, so we set out to offer the same highly desirable style at a more affordable price point. The result is the stunning Cambourne range. The effect is so convincing that it is very difficult to distinguish from solid painted timber.” Colours include Sage, Chalk, Cream and Almond. 01484 514212 www.elliskitchens.co.uk
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Painted kitchens are back in style – but this time round the finishes are simpler and more robust, thanks to improved technology.
Florence lacquered doors from Bellissimo are now available in 18 standard matt colours or can be matched to any colour from leading paint suppliers. This is a totally bespoke collection – available in any size specified and including curves up to full height. If required the top edge of the door can be chamfered symmetrically with the work surface, virtually eliminating the worktop edge. Florence is supported by a new brochure called Bellissimo Exclusive which also features the company’s solid timber ranges. 01772 696959 www.bellissimofurniture.co.uk
There’s a huge choice of colours in the relaunched Brooklands in frame doors range from Landau Parapan. As well as 25 standard colours, there is a swatch match and RAL service for customers looking for individual style. The relaunched range is 40 percent cheaper than before and includes custom sizes and a choice of 28 concave and convex curves. There are two in frame options and two hinge solutions with butt hinges available in brass, satin chrome and polished chrome. The traditional cock beaded frame door has butt hinges in line with the bead and a magnet closing system while the new modern frame is without the bead but has butt hinges and a magnet closing system. Both styles are drilled for concealed hinges. 01482 440680 www.landauparapan.co.uk
New Year, New Ideas . . . Horizon · Orion · Airo
Airo Alabaster Handleless Gloss (22mm) combined here with Airo Handleless Light Oak part of the new Contemporary range of doors and accessories from Marpatt. The range starts with the Orion in Lacquered High Gloss (715 x 496mm £25.70 before discount). The new Contemporary Range from Marpatt available now. To receive a copy of the Marpatt Brochure featuring the entire range including these new ultra-contemporary designs then please call 0116 2743943 or email email@example.com
www.marpatt.co.uk T.0116 2743943 | F.0116 2743944
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The award winning Painted Collection from PWS now includes five door designs available in a choice of 15 colours. These designs include Shaker inspired Broadoak and Langham, in frame Milton and the more detailed Eden and Cornell. Colour choice includes lighter tones of Alabaster and Willow through to dramatic Damson and Charcoal. Almond is a recent addition. Each of the designs includes a choice of curved doors and drawers plus distinctive touches such as corbels, plate racks and base, wall and dresser feature ends. 01325 505555 www.pws.co.uk
Marpatt offers painted kitchens in both classical and contemporary styles – including Shaker, slab and handleless. Finishes available include wood grain and solid colour. All Marpatt painted products are finished by hand in the company’s in-house paint department where traditional craftsmanship combines with the latest technology. Marpatt offers a standard colour palette but there is also a bespoke service for colour matching to any RAL shade or swatch. There is a small extra charge for this service. The end finish is hard wearing and will last for many years if cared for correctly. Shown here is the Stamford kitchen. 0116 274 3943 www.marpatt.co.uk
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hades and more Solid oak painted kitchen furniture from Kompact is available in 16 exclusive colours plus bespoke shades. Features include 18mm colour matched doors, a rigid carcase, 18mm solid backs, 18mm solid top (no rail), 330mm deep wall units, adjustable legs, invisible hanging brackets, soft close, clip-on hinges as standard and 450mm deep drawers as standard. 01698 831010 www.kompactkitchens.co.uk
Trade Mouldings offers a wide choice of factory painted finishes on the York and Malham designs. The York Ivory Ash door is available vinyl wrapped from stock or can be painted to order in nine contemporary finishes including Stone, Sage, Black and White. The new Malham door is available in the same nine finishes as York while Malham Oak and Malham Ivory are available for immediate delivery ex stock. The Malham design can be primed for painting at home or is available factory painted in any colour the customer wants, subject to sample approval. Both York and Malham come with a full range of accessories including curved doors, overmantels, end panels and mouldings. 01706 753600 www.trademouldings.com
TKC has a purpose built spray shop so customers can benefit from an extensive choice of spray painted doors on fast turnaround times. A premium hand painted service is available for many of the company’s most popular timber door ranges including the Richmond, New England, Dakota and Maine collections, which can be colour matched in any shade of the customer’s choice. Two dedicated spray booths and a team of three full time polishers means that lead times are kept down to ten days on standard colours and 15 days on bespoke solutions. “Painted kitchens offer timeless appeal and they enable the customer to create a bespoke and unique look through extensive colour options,” says MD Tom Kelly. “TKC’s spray shops and colour matching service mean that we are well positioned to provide excellent quality hand painted kitchen doors in a truly unlimited choice of colours at competitive prices and with fast turnaround times.” 0161 336 3636 www.tkcomponents.co.uk
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The success and growth of Symphony Group over the last ten years has been considerable. Close-knit partnerships with companies like Decorative Panels Components have played a significant role.
in harmony with symphony
Symphony made the decision to switch from manufacturing to assembly in order to concentrate on growing its market share.
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Daniella by Symphony. Panels by Decorative Panels Components.
Bedrooms, bathrooms and furniture for hotels are all part of the Symphony offer.
ow in its 41st year, the multi-million pound Symphony Group continues to increase its market share while many of its competitors fight to maintain ground in the fitted kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and, more recently, hospitality markets. It’s done this partly by focussing intently on the needs of its core customer groups and providing a range which covers everything they could possibly require; partly by providing all-encompassing levels of service which include delivery and full installation; and partly by establishing longterm partnerships with suppliers and embracing automotive industry manufacturing methodology. In the last five years, Symphony’s kitchen designers have focussed on the development of ranges for five distinct market sectors: Kubix - the “kitchen for life” - provides for the social housing market; Koncept is Symphony’s private housing brand; for merchants and mid-level high street retailers, Milano contains plenty of options; Gallery is ideal for the upper retail sector; and at the top of the retail range, Signature is Symphony’s new premium brand. Across the range, gloss remains king and painted fascias (finished in the company’s Rotherham plant) are overtaking woodgrains. Symphony’s bedroom offer includes Embrace, for the independent retailer; Aspect for care homes, student accommodation and hotels; and Revive, a hotel specific offer. Aquadi is the new bathroom furniture offer for independent retailers. Across the whole portfolio there are 120 kitchen fascia options, 26 more for the bathroom and a further 18 for the bedroom. For most companies, supplying and fitting kitchens to equip one third of all new homes built in the UK every year would be headache enough. Yet Symphony’s factory, atop the former Grimethorpe colliery, is an
oasis of calm. A small army of workers shuttles meticulously labelled components from house-high racks to lines of red-shirted assemblers. The eagle eyes of the blue-shirts - the quality control inspectors - miss nothing. At the end of each assembly line, expert packers wrap cabinets and fill a fleet of waiting trucks. Squeezed between the component racks at the other end of the line, a small Weeke sits idle. It’s one of very few machines in the factory. So what’s the secret? Marketing Director Simon Collyns takes up the story: “When Martyn Davis became Symphony’s MD in 2000, he brought with him many of the processes used in the automotive industry. We made a conscious decision to move away from manufacturing and into assembly and logistics. We started to look more closely at our suppliers suppliers like Decorative Panels, who had been trading with Symphony for 30-40 years. They’d already proved themselves as a trusted supplier, so we asked them to prepare a three-point incremental growth plan to demonstrate, among other things, they could provide the capacity we needed for growth.” “We looked at Symphony’s forecasts and married our investment to them,” continues Decorative Panels Group MD, Guy Metcalfe. “Our businesses have grown together. We supply 100% of all Symphony’s carcases and many of their fascias. We share forecasts and manufacturing capacity information.” Adds Simon, “Our business depends on having this kind of partnership. We have a small number of partners and we build those relationships carefully. Decorative Panels is a cornerstone; an absolutely key, critical part of our business and our success.” But all too frequently one hears of big companies pulling the plug on smaller
suppliers with catastrophic consequences. Surely, it is a huge risk for Decorative Panels. Guy Metcalfe freely admits he is not even slightly nervous. “I’ve never dealt with a business that is as loyal as Symphony,” he says. “We had to learn how to supply their acccount and we were not without fault on occasion but Symphony’s attitude was always to work together to make things better. When Martyn Davis says he will do something, he will do it. Taking almost a million components a month, Symphony is our biggest account but we have no fear because we have an immense amount of faith in this partnership.” It’s clear that, like the duets it sings with a small, elite band of suppliers well-established brands like Hettich, Kesseböhmer and others - the polyphony between Decorative Panels and Symphony is in perfect harmony.
Symphony’s Managing Director Martyn Davis, left, with Marketing Director Simon Collyns.
Symphony Group: 01226 446000 www.symphony-group.co.uk Decorative Panels: 01484 658341 www.decorativepanels.co.uk
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10-11 BEST BUYS
Claro classic Shaker from Crosby Kitchens features 22mm doors at a similar price point to many 18mm options. An 18mm back on floor units is standard and there is an 8mm back on wall units. The cabinet offer includes full height doors, drawer line options, three four and five drawer base units and 720 and 900mm high wall units. There is a range of feature units including wine and plate racks, bridging pieces, dressers etc. All ranges feature the Hettich twin all-metal drawer box in anthracite with silent system dampening. The Hettich door hinge offers sixway adjustment and soft close. 01709 811106 www.crosby-kitchens.co.uk
pound stretchers Rising energy and food costs have cut down spending power for customers - making displaying a competitively priced range more essential then ever before.
Ram Kitchens are available exclusively from the PJH Group and are an entry price plus collection that includes a very good variety of styles complemented by worktops, sinks and appliances. Shown here is Beverley Cream Gloss with the Scorpio handle. 08008 778899 www.ramkitchens.co.uk
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Nolte offers something for every taste and budget as the product range includes over 100 door fronts. The Nolte Classic range is a new entry price, value for money collection. Everything is based on the Matrix 150 modular grid, which makes the most of space. There’s a choice of 18 carcase colours with co-ordinated decor inside and out as standard. Shown here is Manhattan, an entry level design available in 16 different finishes. This kitchen was shown at Nolte’s in house fair and priced at 5500 Euros. It features Lava Woodgrain and Magnolia Woodgrain decors and a Beach motif glass splashback that can be illuminated. 01707 299 0444 www.nolte-kitchens.com
Lancaster Oak with a woodgrain effect is a new addition to the best selling Windsor Oak range from Uform. It is created using a foil - which reduces costs and makes a luxury oak look affordable. The range includes Windsor Classic Oak, a traditional five piece door with a raised centre panel, and Windsor Shaker Oak (right), which has 115mm wide rails and stiles. The Windsor range presents a look normally only found at a much higher price point. Curved doors and accessories such as pilasters and glazed doors add to the character and style of this range. Windsor Oak is also available in Ivory (ex stock) or in other colours to order. 028 7965 1650 www.uform.co.uk
Designed to help retailers to attract new business in a challenging market, Trend Interiors from Mereway Kitchens includes both traditional and contemporary styles. Mereway has built a number of retailer benefits into the offer. Shown here is the Textured Oak slab kitchen from Price Group 1. It has tactile woodgrain doors and sleek, modern styling. 0121 706 7844 www.merewaykitchens.co.uk
Wayne Dance MD of InHouse says that Schüller provides kitchens to suit all budgets and points out that by working with companies such as Schüller, independent retailers can offer high end options in the lower price bracket. This is harder for the multiples to achieve because they seek to produce to cost rather than following the Germanic principle of designing for all. Shown here is Nova, part of the schüller.C collection. This kitchen is available in 23 different shades and has structures lacquer fronts. 01661 842304 www.inhouseuk.net
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12 - TK COMPONENTS
TKC’s new Vivo White high gloss range features 19mm slab doors and is available at a competitive price point. The use of pan drawers and curved doors adds a feeling of exclusivity.
In the current economic climate customers are looking for a good deal all round. TKC firmly believes that a new kitchen doesn’t have to blow the budget – and has the products to do the job in style.
top value from tkc “For customers who want a contemporary look, a good rule to remember is that less is more. Keeping the kitchen basic and linear overall and complementing it through a few on-trend curved doors and pan drawers will help to achieve a minimalist look whilst saving on cost. If a more traditional look is desired, a simple Shaker-style kitchen can be cost-effectively dressed up through accessories such as tongue and grooved panels, tangent cornices and pelmets, all of which will help to provide a more classical feel. “Worksurfaces, flooring and wall tiles can all take a big chunk out of an overall kitchen budget but clever thinking can help to keep these costs down. For example, the high-end look of expensive granite or marble worksurfaces can be achieved through substitution with low-cost laminate, which is available in a wide variety of colours, textures and patterns and is also easy to clean and maintain. Similarly, whilst handmade wall tiles can look beautiful, they are undoubtedly costly so should be used sparingly as borders and accents or as a splashback. Bold coloured paints can instead add a splash of colour and can help to transform a kitchen easily and inexpensively. When it comes to flooring, there are some fantastic vinyl flooring options available at decent price points as well as some great wood-look laminates that provide a realistic appearance. “Finally, handles are really important and can totally change the look of a kitchen, helping to add personality and style without blowing the budget.”
Achieving a smart kitchen on a budget is more than possible, says Jitendra Mistry.
One of the benefits of vinyl wrapped Shaker Portland is its versatility as it can be contemporary or can be accessorised with T&G panels, pilasters and a tangent cornice for a more traditional look.
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stablished in 1989, TKC has worked hard to build a reputation for quality products, first class service and excellent value for money. With over 40 door ranges available from stock, TKC has a lot to offer. Prices are extremely competitive – starting at as little as £10 for a 715 by 496mm door and there is plenty of choice including modern high gloss slab options and classic wooden Shaker styles so there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. The company operates from a 70,000 sq ft purpose built distribution warehouse in Manchester and provides delivery all over the UK. In addition to doors and carcases, the product portfolio includes wirework, hinges, gas lift systems, handles, storage, drawer boxes and lighting.
0161 336 3636 www.tkcomponents.co.uk
almost any 3D shape.
HI-MACS® can be thermoformed to
HI-MACS® is the new generation of solid surface material. It can be easily machined and thermoformed to almost any 3D shape imaginable, offering limitless design possibilities and allowing the most ambitious and innovative ideas to become a reality. This outstanding material is exceptionally hard wearing and durable so will not lose its colour. It is a uniform thickness, allowing for invisible joints so even very large areas appear seamless. HI-MACS® is easy to maintain and extremely sanitary so is suitable for the most demanding commercial and domestic environments. The non-porous, completely smooth and seamless surface makes this material the best possible base for germ free areas. The material holds a specialist hygiene certificate, making it particularly suitable for the kitchen. Supplied in thicknesses of 6, 9 and 12mm, HI-MACS® is available in 113 colours. The portfolio now includes 22 sink designs and 13 vanity basins, both available in over 60 colours. The full colour palette is available for download in a CAD software compatible format from www.himacsuk.co.uk. There is also an ecological solid surface option called Eden that features up to 40 percent of recycled material. It is available in 13 warm, natural shades.
The Synergii range offers 24 gloss and textured decors.
The Syngerii range of premium HPL (high pressure laminate) worksurfaces delivers four to five times the wear resistance of standard laminate, providing a kitchen surface that looks better for longer. The combination of gloss and textured decors opens up a wide range of choice for designers, so there is no need to compromise style in favour of performance. The range, which includes 24 decors in 38mm thicknesses and six in 28mm, is also offered as a 4.1m option.
james latham has surfaces covered James Latham offers a trio of worksurface options available from stock at all nine of its nationwide depots. James Latham is well known as the exclusive distributor for HI-MACS® solid surface in the UK and Ireland but also offers Texwood, a high quality solid wood laminated panel and Synergii, a premium HPL worktop. 0116 257 3415 www.lathamtimber.co.uk
Texwood is available in a range of species including Beech, Oak, Iroko, Walnut and Maple.
HI-MACS® is the new generation of solid surface material.
Manufactured in Italy by Piarottolegno, Texwood has finger joined staves, giving each panel a natural beauty. Panels are carefully selected to ensure the highest quality and are available in Beech, Oak, Iroko, Walnut and Maple and in 26 and 42mm thicknesses from 3050 by 600mm to 4000 by 1220mm.
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Affordably priced Winchester comes in Ivory or Oak finishes.
a winner for mereway
Shaker is still a much-loved look. With this in mind, Mereway Kitchens has introduced Winchester, a fresh take on a five piece Shaker door.
S Beautiful curved cabinets are available in the Winchester range.
Ivory doors mix well with oak cabinets and slim units.
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implicity is the essence of Shaker design – a principle firmly taken on board by Mereway Kitchens with the introduction of Winchester. A tidy, no fuss door style, Winchester is the latest addition to the Complete Kitchen Collection. It is a five piece foil wrapped MDF door that combines style and character with good value for money as it sits in a lower price group. Presenting an inexpensive alternative to the Lincoln Shaker range, Winchester is available in Ivory and Oak finishes, both chosen to reflect current market trends. Winchester also brings curved doors to a lower price group, featuring an external curved cabinet and plinth. Colour co-ordinated Ivory or Oak finish cabinets are available to contrast or complement. The range lends itself to both traditional and contemporary layouts as there is the opportunity to plan with curves or to include traditional features such as posts, a cornice and a light baffle. The collection is one of several due to be launched this month with brochures available shortly. The innovative, award winning Live Life the Mereway marketing concept has seen the company go from strength to strength. Sales & Marketing Director Graham Jones says that Winchester embraces the new living environment approach to kitchen design. “It offers a fresh, new Shaker style door within a lower price group that will appeal to those who are seeking the Lincoln look for less. We have met trends in the current market and now offer a comprehensive range of Shaker finishes that are appealing to both retailers and consumers alike.” 0121 706 7844 www.merewaykitchens.co.uK
New to the market for 2013 is the De Dietrich DOP1180X with a full colour touch control display, 14 functions including Pyroclean, 16 automatic cooking programmes in the ICS mode, 44 pre-programmed recipes using the Cooking Guide option and ten pre-programmed Low Temperature dishes. Editor Jan Orchard who uses a De Dietrich oven says, “ I was sceptical that the presets would actually work - but they do. The Low Temperature is very good for large roasts.” 01256 308067 www.dedietrich.co.uk
Are people scared of technology? Too complicated makes the convenience inconvenient. There has to be a reason for buying otherwise why would you?
golden gizmos FLEXI INDUCTION
Flexi induction is a useful development because it allows better use of the entire hob area. The Hoover HESD4 allows the user to cook anywhere within two large zones so it is possible to use a mix of larger and smaller pans. 0151 334 2781 www.hoover.co.uk
Neff is a company that follows a constant programme of technical advances. The Slide&Hide oven series is one of the most recent - and was the star of The Great British Bake Off, giving exposure to millions of tv viewers. The induction hob shown here features Point & Twist operation for precise control. Point & Twist is a removable magnetic central control. Also shown here is the Neff Series 5 Air Deluxe ducted extraction chimney hood, which has a larger filter area for really effective performance. 01908 328352 www.neff.co.uk
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Brand new from AEG is the HK874400FB MaxiSense induction hob, which remains a pure black square until the controls illuminate when it is switched on. 08445 611611 www.aeg.co.uk
The DGC 5080 XL combination steam oven from Miele can be a conventional oven, a steam oven or a combination steam oven using steam and dry heat together. The moist environment produces tender meat and luscious cakes. The oven has ten standard functions including various fan combinations. Steam Universal is ideal for foods that can tolerate high temperatures. The oven has automatic settings for up to 150 different types of food. 0845 365 6614 www.miele.co.uk
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ppliances have come a long way in the past 25 years. Back in the day, we all marvelled at the very first multifunction ovens. Now ten functions or more is almost the norm. Thanks to tablet computers, the iPhone and more, people are familiar with touch technology so we have to wonder if we will see more icon driven interfaces. Ideas like Ariston’s Leonardo interactive pad, and a host of other “kitchen of the future” schemes we all saw at exhibitions, never made it – but there are now many ovens with preprogrammed recipe settings which is not a hundred miles from what Leonardo was trying to achieve, so technology does seem to adapt itself to what we want and will buy. It all presents a dilemma for retailers. Do you risk putting the customer off by presenting too many bells and whistles or conversely, turn them away with something that is too simple. Complications are hard to sell to older people maybe but then we are told that young ones don’t cook so why do they want it? According to recent research carried out by Beko, consumers don’t want technology for the sake of it but do like features and functions that genuinely make life easier. One of their cleverer ideas is the Nano Oleophobic coating on the inner glass door of ovens that prevents the build up of dirt and grease. Thanks to this special coating, the door only needs to be cleaned with a cloth and warm, soapy water after every 20 cooking cycles. As pyrolysis does not, in general, make much of a job of the inside of the glass door, a combination of the two would be a winner with buyer appeal.
The AKZM 656/1X Fusion oven from Whirlpool has a 73-litre capacity and allows cooking on three levels without the transfer of flavours. It has the Ready2Cook system, which means there is no need for preheating. This saves both time and energy. The energy rating is A-20 percent. Patented 6th Sense technology senses the weight of the food in the oven and adjusts the cooking time accordingly. There are 30 preprogrammed recipes and eight cooking functions. 020 8649 5000 www.whirlpool.co.uk
Multifunction with steam is a versatile combination. The CombiSteam Deluxe from Electrolux has a large 72-litre cavity and a flexible shelf system. It has a full range of multi functions plus three programmes that use different combinations of steam and hot air. This oven is based in products made for professional chefs - so includes advanced features such as a Food Probe and a steam cleaning function. 08445 611611 www.electrolux.co.uk
en gizmos Steam is an idea that has had a resurgence recently. There’s nothing new about it - it just works better now and is less complicated. Over 20 years ago, Imperial (now part of Miele) was promoting built in steam ovens in the UK - and Buderus, well known in Germany but new to us here, also made an appearance. Miele has long experience of the steam market - and Product Manager Richard Treffler reckons that customers have become more aware. “To support customers looking to buy a new steam oven, Miele offers Steam Schools which are part of the Creative Living programme of events, demos and courses, The courses guide consumers through the different types of steam oven available, the benefits and how to use them.” Bigger ovens with increased capacity - and better energy ratings - are also a trend. Some can be divided into two sections, which can be used independently. This has obvious appeal for the cook who really prefers a double oven but only has space for a single. The biggest change in hobs has undoubtedly been the fast progress of induction. Developments such as zoneless are carrying this sector forward. Induction is a seeing is believing thing - so it is a good idea to have a working hob in your showroom so that you can demonstrate the amazing speed and controllability.
DOUBLE OVENS Double ovens can now offer specialist baking effects, simplifying the cooking process. The AA rated Premium Line B0909TS double comes with functions that recreate the effect of a wood fired oven to give a crisp base to pizzas and pastry. Residual heat technology gives a gradual rise in temperature so that dough based dishes can set. Booster technology has helped to broaden the appeal of double ovens, cutting down heating times, This oven has a self cleaning function, user friendly IQ touch control operation, a special baking programme and a pizza programme. 0118 933 6900 www.baumatic.co.uk
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Combining sleek Italian design with a true passion for cooking, Hotpointâ€™s premium range of Luce built in ovens are the key ingredient for the perfect family kitchen.
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he minimalist Italian design and high specification of the Luce Collection adds a beautifully contemporary touch to any kitchen - thanks to features such as integrated handles, LED lights and fingerprint resistant stainless steel. With performance that matches up to great looks, Luce is about far more than style. There is a wide range of single, double and compact ovens to choose from and every appliance comes with a host of innovative features to help deliver delicious dishes time after time.
Cooking in High Definition
Luce compact appliances are designed for perfect alignment.
Absolute precision is the secret to the perfect dish - and that is why Hotpoint has introduced High Definition cooking to the Luce Collection. High Definition is a unique selection of innovative technologies that gives the user complete control over everything being cooked. HD Technologies are designed with the discerning chef in mind, when only the finest cooking results will do. Available on all Luce single ovens, the HD cooking system uses patented Dual Flow technology to vent and circulate two different streams of air within the cavity, keeping heat constant and eliminating hot spots, so that food is cooked perfectly. Multi award winning Luce direct flame hobs allow for faster and more even HD cooking with burners that deliver heat directly to the base of the pan through a single, flat unit covered in hundreds of tiny holes. Luce Direct Flame hobs have won the House Beautiful Best White Goods award and the Designer Magazine Gold Award for kitchen product innovation (2012). The direct flame hobs and Mono Control oven have also won internationally acclaimed red dot design awards.
Stay in control *Based on medium sized ovens with capacity between 35 and 65 litres, compared to 29 competitors in the market, according to the data published in their official catalogues as at 31 December 2010.
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For perfect control the Luce Mono Control oven (SX1046LP) has a mono dial that allows the user to scroll easily though 30 chef inspired cooking programmes that recommend the best shelf position, temperature and cooking time and optimise the heating elements for a
The Mono dial scrolls through 30 chef inspired cooking programmes on the Luce Mono Control oven SX1046LP.
Italian design and a passion for cooking make Luce by Hotpoint the perfect choice for a family kitchen.
h hotpoint luce range of dishes. With HD cooking technology, a Fast Clean pyrolytic programme and an A-20 percent energy rating, giving the lowest energy consumption in the category at just 0.64kWh*, this oven has all the right ingredients to deliver perfect results.
The cavity can be divided into two independently controlled sections on the Luce OSX1036NDC 77-litre Openspace oven.
Single space, double the flexibility The Luce Openspace touch control oven (OSX1036NDC) has a huge 77-litre capacity - 20 percent more than a traditional single oven - so it is possible to cook on all four levels simultaneously. An insulating divider can be used to split the cavity into two separate cooking zones, each with independent timers, controls and lighting. This A rated oven incorporates HD cooking, 13 cooking programmes, a hidden handle and touch controls. For customers who want a double oven there is the Luce touch control DX1032C with 13 cooking programmes, including intelligent settings for fish, bread, cakes and tarts.
Perfect steamwork The touch control compact steam oven (MSX103) brings perfectly controlled steam cooking to the family kitchen. Steam is a healthy way to cook as food retains minerals, vitamins and colour. With dedicated intelligent programmes for succulent meat, fresh fish fillets, fluffy rice and perfect pasta, anyone can steam cook with confidence - and there’s no need for plumbing. The steam oven is part of a range of sleek 45cm compact appliances that are designed to sit alongside each other in perfect horizontal alignment. The choice includes a pyrolytic multifunction oven, three combination microwaves, the steam oven, a coffee machine and a wine cooler.
More information Contact your Waterline or O’Neills ASM for details of how you can benefit from powerful display opportunities and be featured on the dedicated dealer locator on the Luce website. 08000 921 922 www.lucebyhotpoint.co.uk
The touch control DX1032C double oven has 13 cooking programmes including intelligent settings for roasts, fish, bread, cakes and tarts.
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ARE CONSUMERS TAKING THE A ROAD?
Water and energy saving are key drivers in the laundry market
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The 11kg capacity A+++ Aqualtis washing machine from Hotpoint is packed with technology. The Hydro Thermal Tech tub surrounding the drum maintains a constant temperature, ensuring longer lasting colours and good cleaning results. The machine also has special cycles for delicate items and an anti allergy programme. Shown here is the AAA rated washer dryer from the Aqualtis range. It will wash 11kg and dry 7kg. 08000 921922 www.hotpoint.co.uk
Alphabetic energy labelling has been with us for some time now - and according to electrical retailers is reasonably well understood by consumers. An A grade has become the starting point - according to the latest Mintel report 74 percent of consumers now say that a minimum rating of A+ is essential - though this does not take price into account. Washing machines are mainly a distress purchase - bought because the old one has finally expired - and are very often price driven. Although consumers will pay lip service to the idea of better energy ratings when asked in a survey, what they will do when it comes to parting with hard cash can be entirely different. We asked several appliance product managers for their views and the consensus was that capacity and spin speed come high on the list. Steve Macdonald, Trade Marketing Director of the Freestanding Division at Hoover Candy UK sounds a cautionary note. “One size fits all does not work retailers can help by finding out how the product will be used in the home, the size of the family, number and age of children, whether they play sport etc. It is worth knowing too that European standards can be very different from the way in which consumers actually use their appliances. In the case of washing machines the test is based on a 6kg wash on a 60ºC cotton cycle when we know in reality that many consumers have larger capacity machines and wash much of their laundry at 40ºC or even 20ºC. At Hoover we believe we have the answer with the All in One 11kg. This machine can wash as many as 55 shirts or 14 large towels in one go and safely mixes whites and coloured together in one wash. The 8 Pulse technology means that laundry can be washed effectively at 20ºC, giving the same performance as a 40ºC wash.” Some machines are now available with a steam function to refresh dry clean only garments - consumers are interested in this but it is hard to say whether or not this feature would push a more expensive purchase. Editor Jan Orchard tried the function on a wool coat and found it disappointing: “The garment came out damp, creased and looking rather worse than when it went in.” What consumers want is a machine that is easy to use and will wash effectively. “Specialist programmes where you simply press a button and have the machine work out the optimum cycle are high on the consumer wish list,” says Darren Peake, Senior Category Manager at Hotpoint Laundry. “Our new BHWMD742 has a My Cycle button that is an easy to use programme which saves consumer’s favourite settings so that they can be quickly recalled at the press of a button.” Most consumers are guilty of either under- or overdosing on laundry detergent. As getting the amount right affects the wash results, you would expect that a fail safe auto dose system would be a winner. The idea has been introduced by a few manufacturers but does not appear to be a buying trigger. “We need to persuaded the consumer of the benefits of auto dose. Saving up to 11 litres of detergent a year, which is worth up to £50, is a real benefit. At the same time the system ensures accurate use of water, no over foaming and no unnecessary rinsing,” says Ros Collins, Laundry Manager at Bosch and Siemens. It is worth noting that auto dose only works with liquid detergent – so if the customer prefers power or liquid tabs there is no advantage.
There is a definite demand for washer dryers in the UK. The ZWT71401WA fully integrated machine from Zanussi will wash a 7kg load and dry up to 4kg. LCD display makes following the progress of the selected programme simple and the machine has a 1400rpm spin speed, which helps to reduce drying time. The energy rating is B, A. 08445 612612 www.zanussi.co.uk
Miele’s W3370 Edition 111 machine takes a 7kg load and has an A++ energy rating. The top spin speed is 1400rpm and it has 11 wash programmes. An extra wide door opening makes loading and unloading easy. An extra rinse can be added if needed useful if anyone in the family has a detergent allergy. 0845 365 6614 www.miele.co.uk
The WTW86561GB tumble dryer from Bosch will take a 7kg load and is A+ rated. The drying time for cottons is 128 minutes. 0844 892 8979 www.bosch-home.co.uk
What about washer dryers? There is no doubt that there is demand for washer dryers in the UK market - but consumers do hate not being able to wash and dry a full load in one operation. Washer dryers can also be very wasteful in terms of energy and water use - and time consuming as you can’t wash and dry
The Hoover All In One will take an 11kg load and thanks to 8 Pulse technology will deliver effective cleaning at 20ºC. The top spin speed is 1400rpm and the machine is A+++AA rated. Features include temperature and spin selection, a sensitive care button, hand wash programme and a choice of rapid washes. 0151 334 2781 www.hoover.co.uk
a load at the same time. CDA has just started a major European funded research programme with the aim of developing an energy efficient washer dryer that will wash and dry a full load. In the meantime, Bosch and Siemens have made inroads into energy efficiency with machines that they claim are truly a washing machine and a tumble dryer in one cabinet. The machines use an air condensation drying system so the drying cycle works like a conventional tumble dryer by using an air intake.
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Fully integrated machines have appeal to customers who have to have laundry appliances in the kitchen. The WDI146S from Smeg is easy to install, thanks to rear levelling feet adjustable from the front. The machine takes a 6kg wash load and has useful features such as delay start and Superfast. 0844 5570070 www.smeguk.com
Awarded Best Buy status by Which?, the WWCR9230 from Whirlpool is part of the Green Generation range. It will take an 8kg load and features intelligent 6th SenseÂŽ technology. 020 8649 5000 www.whirlpool.co.uk
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With an impressive A+++ rating, the WM16Y790GB washing machine from Siemens is a top of the range choice. It has 15 programmes, the Siemens VarioPerfect system, a 1600rpm spin speed and a child lock. 0844 892 9040 www.siemens-home.co.uk
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amet may be a new name to the UK kitchen world but is deservedly well known at home. It’s an innovative company, still privately owned by its founder Saldiray Kiziltan that designs and manufactures its own drawer slides and hinges. “We are engineers,” says Saldiray. “We make a lot of products, even the tools and machines necessary for hinge and slide production. We design our own product then we design the machines to make it. We are open to develop anything.” Samet’s product range includes single and full extension slides and hinges to cover most domestic and contract applications. The showroom in Istanbul has the collection on display, illustrating premium features such as soft close that glides effortlessly to a smooth, jerk free stop, and slides for handleless applications that spring open with a positive and reassuringly wellengineered click. Samet Smartbox drawer slides (shown on this page) are exceptionally stable when fully extended – and there’s no annoying horizontal oscillation. Samet’s engineers say that by utilising the new synchronisation system and simultaneously increasing the side profile strength of the drawer boxes, the Smartbox system is now easily able to carry either a 40 or 65kg load. The final close is always soft and positive, whether the drawer is pushed gently or slammed. The range of hinges includes Star Track, which has short and long body options for pillar mounting, and Stamm, from an Italian company that Samet bought some time ago. With options that include all standard opening angles, 45 degree hinges, the Star Mini for bathrooms, a 15 degree corner option, glass door hinges and a version for doors up to 40mm thick, Samet has it covered – but is also working on exciting new developments. One of the latest products from Samet is the new generation Neolift lift up door system that features soft opening and closing and ensures that the door is lifted to a consistent angle along its length. The door can be retained in any position between fully open and fully closed. The system is available in white or grey and packed in boxes containing ten sets. The system is available with or without LED lighting built in – a useful extra touch that is typical of Samet’s thoughtful approach to design.
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Robust, efficient Smartbox has many practical benefits.
The Neolift system is available with or without LED lighting.
eastern promise Available in the UK via Ney, components from Turkish manufacturer Samet offer top quality and clever design at competitive prices. Samet’s new generation Impro hinge offers full three-dimensional adjustment simply and efficiently. Currently available in three crank angles (including a wide opening angle), but with all angles covered by May 2013, the new Impro also offers single screw adjustment of the closing force. The new version has been designed to match Samet’s non-soft close version perfectly, so you can use a mixture of soft close and non-soft close on each door, saving money. The soft close function is fully adjustable through five positions including opening and closing – and the Impro has done 150,000 cycles at quality tests.
For more information on Samet products or their new phone app call Ney in the UK on 024 7630 8100 or visit Samet’s website at www.samet.com.tr
The latest kitchen tap from the Axor Citterio M range has a two jet hand spray. This tap is designed for high pressure use. 01372 472001 www.hansgrohe.co.uk
TWINTAPS from Quooker feature a LED light, which comes on when the push and turn handle is touched to alert the user that it is a boiling water tap. The water is delivered in a fine, aerated spray to minimise the risk of scalding. The tap has a height adjustable rotatable spout. There’s a choice of two designs in the range. 020 7923 3355 www.quooker.co.uk
The three in one Dolce tap from Kompact dispenses boiling, filtered and mixed water. It has a child proof safety button, a cold touch spout and a five-litre tank. 01698 831010 www.leakerdirect.co.uk
not just a There’s more to the kitchen tap than a simple mixer. Consumers can now choose from taps that dispense filtered or boiling water, that have a pull out spray for rinsing and there are even some with colour changing LEDs. MGS fittings merge Italian luxury and style with the precision of Swiss engineering. The taps are made from stainless steel so are completely lead free. They are hand polished to a perfect matt or shiny finish. The T45 DF is a dual flow mixer for mixed and filtered water. 0191 935 0930 www.mgstaps.com
The Zip HydroTap provides instant boiling and chilled water for drinks and for use in cooking. It can be fitted at the sink or with a separate font and drip tray away from the sink. Amazingly, this model produces sparkling as well as chilled filtered water. Cartridges last about 12 months and are easy to change. Zip offers a maintenance and service contract for consumers who don’t want to do the job themselves. 0845 600 5005 www.zipheaters.co.uk
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Not so much a tap as a complete kitchen sink system, Elio from Dornbracht includes separate hot and cold water fillers. Dornbracht also offers a wall mounted pot filler. 024 7671 7129 www.dornbracht.com/en
WHICH TAP? Boiling/near boiling hot water
• Water is heated in a tank underneath the sink and dispensed through either a separate tap or through a mixer such as the Zip HydroTap that also delivers chilled filtered water.
• Popular in Europe for many
Triflow pioneered three-way kitchen taps, dispensing cold and hot filtered water heated to 98ºC as well as mains water, and now offers a choice of nine contemporary designs including the Zaha Hadid 30th-anniversary model. 0845 313 5000 www.triflowconcepts.com
years, but initially limited here because high pressure was always needed for efficient operation of the spray. Developments in cartridge design have made it possible to have a spray tap on a 1-1.5 bar system – but always check first. Most manufacturers make it clear if the fitting is high pressure only.
Filtered water taps
• Water is filtered by a cartridge
underneath the sink. This removes impurities and improves the flavour. Filtered water also means scum free tea and coffee and perfectly clear ice cubes.
• A light ring around the spout New from Reginox is the Virage LED tap with pull out spray. The LED changes colour to reflect the water temperature. The tap comes with a 15-year guarantee. 01260 280033 www.reginox.co.uk
changes from blue to red as the water warms up – good for elderly or disabled people as it delivers a visual warning that the water may be hot.
Movement sensor taps
• The tap comes on when it detects hand movement in front of the sensor. Another good choice for an elderly or less able person who may find a conventional tap difficult to turn on and off.
The Triana tap from Abode is a single lever Aquifier filter tap and is available in chrome or brushed nickel. The tall, sweeping swan neck spout and tapered body are elegant and understated. The Triana has advanced water filter technology - twisting the black ring on the stem of the tap allows pure filtered water to run from a separate part of the spout. The Abode Aquifier cartridges fit neatly under the sink and will last for around six months of use. 01226 283434 www.abode.eu
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Made to measure, any size, any colour this is one of three ranges of doors which has been added to the growing Ney portfolio, which now includes machines, consumables, materials, hardware and services few others can rival.
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Made to measure doors in a choice of styles and finishes are the latest venture from Ney – offering ideal opportunities for creating own brand kitchen and bedroom ranges.
pioneer in panel processing, Gerd Ney is not a man to see an opportunity slip by - especially one that could benefit his customers. When Ney Ltd first started trading, its offer was panel processing machinery, particularly edgebanders, edgebandings, adhesives and other related consumables. It remains the backbone of today’s Ney Ltd, the company Gerd and his fellow directors have grown into a multi-million pound business. Despite a devastating fire last year, the company’s portfolio of machines, hardware, foils and consumables continues to expand - with a mission statement of becoming the complete solution for the smaller manufacturer. New products are introduced on a regular basis – the latest is the development of a collection of kitchen and bedroom doors made to measure in a market friendly collection of designs and finishes. Gerd Ney knows that he has stiff competition in this sector of the market - an area he got into thanks to helping a company that was in difficulty. “We are offering three ranges,” he explains enthusiastically. ”There is a vinyl-wrapped range, an acrylic-edged range and a spraypainted range.” It may sound like a small beginning but there is a lot of choice as the Elegance collection includes 20 designs that span the style spectrum from Shaker to Tongue and Groove - and all are available in a choice of 30 vinyl finishes. The acrylic edged De Novo collection brings duo edged and matching edges to high gloss in ten standard colours on a ten-day turn around. Painted looks are enjoying a revival in the market at the moment, putting the Impressions range with its Slab, Atlas, Vogue and Shaker designs bang on trend. Impressions doors are available in high gloss or matt finishes. Matching accessories can be ordered in all three collections. Ney as a company is always mindful of the needs of the smaller customer so Elegance also caters for the door replacement market with materials for end panels. All three collections are fully available made to measure to UK customers - the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to create a
price sensitive own brand. There is no minimum order quantity - but supply is strictly trade only and will never be direct to the end consumer. Elegance and De Novo orders are available on a ten-day turnaround with four weeks for the Impressions range. The company is currently developing an online brochure. There is a printed full colour brochure for the Elegance and De Novo ranges showing all the door styles and finishes available. 024 7630 8100 www.ney.co.uk
Elegant slab De Novo in acrylic black.
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FACES GOING PLACES Mike Giddings is the new MD at Smeg, taking over from Eric Ireland who has led the company since 1997. Eric remains a director of Smeg UK and stays with the company to ensure a seamless handover. Rick Forman, who has been with the company for 11 years, becomes Sales Director.
Kathy Koomson has been appointed as Commercial Manager for Appliances and Accessories across the GDHA cooking brands. Her appointment comes as GDHA plans to expand its product offering with new collections of complementary cookware and accessories for each of its brands. She joins from British Gas where she worked as a Marketing Delivery Manager. Her role will be to oversee the development, marketing and sale of a comprehensive range of accessories including a suite of co-ordinating hoods and a collection of complementary cookware. GDHA is keen to grow its share of the accessories market.
PWS has expanded its field based sales team with the appointment of Nick Heater to a newly created sales position for the South East. He has been in the kitchen industry since 1999 when he was an ABM for Neff. David MacArthur, National Sales Manager at PWS, said they were delighted to welcome Nick to the team. “From his time at Neff, Nick gained valuable insights into the independent channel and with a total of 13 years in the industry he is well equipped to develop his role with PWS. His appointment coincides with a suite of new product launches for 2013.”
Jay Phillips joins Hansgrohe as National Sales Manager - Projects, leading a team of Projects Sales Managers. His role will be developing strategy for the contract market. He has previously worked with Grohe and Kohler.
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Smeg UK employees raised £25,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support during 2012. Activities included the 3 Peaks Challenge, the London Marathon and Great South Run plus a host of raffles, coffee mornings and a clothing sale held at the showroom in Oxfordshire. The money will fund a Macmillan nurse for six months. Smeg will continue to support Macmillan in 2013.
Rubberwood worktops from PWS play a starring role in the Oil Can Café at the Vintage Emporium near Holmfirth. Over 18 metres of the material were used for the tops – and as rubber is a vital ingredient in car tyre manufacture, the material cleverly reflects the café owner’s passion for vintage cars. The Oil Can Café is a key attraction in the Cording Shed and sits alongside specialist retailers of vintage clothing, antiques and memorabilia.
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business matters Back to the future with Electrolux
The Electrolux Design Lab is back for its 11th year. Design students from across the globe are invited to submit futuristic appliance concepts that fit the 2013 brief of Inspired Urban Living. There are three focus areas – Social Cooking, Natural Air and Effortless Cleaning - and the brief this time also includes consumables and services. The winner gets a six-month paid placement with Electrolux plus 5,000 Euros.
Gorenje has won two CCIS Gold Awards for the HomeChef oven and the Heat Pump tumble dryer. The awards are given by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Slovenia and are hotly contested. Gorenje says it will continue to develop more innovative products.
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