F&P DOES WELL AGAIN AT KIWI DESIGN INDUSTRY AWARDS
At this year’s Best Awards, Fisher & Paykel took out premier awards for the Active Smart Built-In Refrigerator (Value of Design Award) – see photo.
F&P’s Classic Freestanding range, Column Refrigerator, Quad Door Refrigerator, Series 9 Grill family and Integrated Rangehood all also took home awards in the Consumer category.
IS THIS A TRULY "SMART" OVEN?
Although using a direct to consumer model, the June Smart Oven (right)is an on-counter cooker that can cook, microwave, air fry, dehydrate and slow cook.
Best of all, it’s also an incredibly smart, connected device that can recognise more than 50 foods with a built-in camera and change its settings to suit.
The June was developed by ex-Apple staff several years ago but was initially rather expensive. Streamlined design and firmware upgrades have managed to get the latest iteration down to US$500.
Its smart connectivity has also seen the new model include a Whole Foods button, which lets users cook specific pre-packaged nosh from the now Amazon-owned Whole Foods grocer using automatically activated cooking information.
There are several smart countertop cookers coming out at the moment but word around the market is that it’s the level of firmware support that could determine which player comes out on top.
SCHWEIGEN PARADIGMA SILENT RANGEHOOD
The Paradigma offers sleek style, light and extraction. This style of rangehood suits those who prefer a spacious, open and harmonious kitchen that incorporates grand, yet understated features.
Available in several modular configurations, the Paradigma is a versatile solution for the modern kitchen with suction supplied by an IsoDrive motor that is placed in an eave, wall or roof so the kitchen operation is silent.
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CX MINI MULTI DRAWER REFRIGERATOR
Joining the CX Designer Series Multi Drawer Range, the Mitsubishi Electric CX Mini Multi Drawer Refrigerator measures just 540mm wide compared to the larger 600mm wide CX Designer Series, making it an ideal fit for smaller kitchens such as apartments or retirement homes.
Small in stature but big on features, the CX Mini has Advanced Neuro Inverter Technology for superior energy efficiency, a dedicated Vitalight Humidity Drawer to keep vegetables fresher for longer, non-plumbed automatic ice maker for fresh, clean ice and whisper quiet operation at just 17dBA.
The CX Mini Multi Drawer will be in stores from November.