The new Alu.Design range from Westinghouse marries modern materials – aluminium and glass – with the latest features and proven technology. For example, the Alu. Design oven features a programmable clock, a meat probe and catalytic liners for easy cleaning. The central panel of the dishwasher and fridge-freezer can be replaced with a coloured or patterned laminate to complement kitchen cabinetry or an image or art work for an individual look. Four wash programs, including a power-saving economy option and a heated-dry cycle to prevent water pooling in crockery, are just some of the dishwasher’s features. Electrolux
In addition to appliances such as the fan-forced oven, Dolce Appliances offers the two-bowl sink single drainer. This full range of products caters specifically for property developers and builders. Vivace Appliances
Kitchens in homes at the prestigious new Harbour Manors development feature high-end Miele appliances. These include the Miele DA259-2 rangehood and KM390G 90cm gas cooktop. The rangehood features electronic, touch-pad controls and has three power settings plus an intensive setting. The halogen hob illumination has a dimmer setting. Miele
Side-by-side 60cm multifunction ovens and a 100cm-wide, six-burner gas cooktop from the Smeg Piano Series complement the off-white Corian benchtop and aubergine, high-gloss lacquer cabinets in this kitchen designed by Suzi Matz.
Taking the chef out of the kitchen – this apartment features a freestanding Viking gas rangetop with char-grill, griddles and wok surface options. Viking supplier Nomalon Imports says Viking Professional Series appliances are increasingly specified for high-end apartments as well as upmarket homes.
On the left, the Teka MC32BIS is a combi microwave oven. On the right, the HK800 oven offers all the features of a full size oven, at a more compact 45cm height. The modular nature of these appliances means it is possible to arrange them in many different combinations. Teka Australia
Interior designer Fletcher Vaughan of Fletcher Systems has incorporated clean lines and practical surfaces in this family kitchen renovation. The glass surfaces of the pantry doors and splashback complement the stainless steel appliances. These include an integrated Smeg stove and hob, Smeg rangehood and double-door Smeg refrigerator and freezer.
The Maytag 734-litre, three-door refrigerator features twin doors that provide easy access to the fresh food compartment. The design also ensures the refrigerator can accommodate platters of all shapes and sizes. The fridge incorporates four-point levelling, a feature that allows all four legs of the appliance to be adjusted from the front without having to move the unit. Maytag