It is extremely difficult to select the best kitchen products that stood out to me at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, NV this year. I could easily go on and on about 20 or more items I fell in love with, but for the sake of time, let’s start with these 5.
Kohler Artifacts Kitchen Pull-Down Faucet- Not only does the Vintage look and design of the faucet make a statement but the 3-spray function is what stands out to me. You get the standard aerated spray to fill pots and you also get the BerrySoft spray which is perfect to wash fruits and veggies without bruising them. Unofficially, I like to call this the BabySoft sprayJ The third spray is conveniently called the Sweep spray. Cleaning your sink will never be the same again! Just like the name states, you can easily direct food particles down the drain with this powerful angled spray.
Thermador’s Freedom Induction Cooktop- Imagine the freedom of using any area on a cooktop as a burner. That’s exactly what Thermador was thinking when they released this 36” Induction cooktop with maximum usable surface area. I’ve never been impressed with induction until I saw how smart and easy this made cooking. If you move your pan, of any size, the cooktop will instantly transfer your programmed settings to the new position. There is no waiting for the unit to heat up when placing a new pot on the surface. Pair this on your island with their ventless downdraft and you’ve got a great combination that can be used anywhere.
Bertazzoni Professional Series Induction Range- While on the topic of Induction, this is one of the first standalone ranges. At 30” wide, more people can now take advantage of this efficient cooking technology. Bertazzoni is a not so well known Italian company with many great design features and colors to choose from. I also enjoyed their 24” and 30” segmented cooktops. You do not need to decide between Gas or Induction, this brings you the best of both cooking styles in one convenient unit.
Dekton by Cosentino- composed of glass, porcelain, and quartz, this ultra-compact material can be used on many interior and exterior surfaces. By way of a kitchen countertop, the large sizes allow for minimal seams. There are several new breathtaking colors and patterns that replicate marble and natural stone with all the fantastic properties of a quartz countertop.
Brizo Articulating Faucet- it is no wonder why this faucet won Best of Kitchen Gold Award at this year’s show. Brizo’s approach to the standard pull out faucet features a spray head that can be moved around for maximum flexibility. The metal faucet base comes in several styles and finishes and can also adjust according to your needs while maintaining an elegant design.
I hope this list gives you a taste of some of the exciting products out there for your kitchen. I look forward to sharing more great products in future posts!