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Archive for the ‘Kitchens Ireland News’ Category

Bosch Dishwashers with Active Water Generation

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Bosch Appliances claim to produce the most economical dishwashers in the world.  This claim is backed up by their Active Water Generation which they say makes maximum the use of the water it uses. Features of Bosch dishwashers include:

  • Dosage Assist – Helps the detergent dissolve gradually to ensure it works more efficiently throughout the dishwasher.
  • Varioflex Basket and Drawer – The Varioflex basket gives an extra 10% capacity while the drawer is ideal for cutlery and smaller items.
  • SuperSilence – Ensures optimum quietness while the dishwasher is working.

Watch this video for an excellent demonstration of how these prohormone work.

Results of our Poll on “Favourite Style of Kitchen”

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

“Our Survey Says………..”

Modern Kitchens are your Favourite!!!!

Tavola Black Brown Ferrara by Kitchen Stori

We ran a quick and short survey on Kitchenindex.ie to determine our readers favourite style of kitchen.  We asked the question:  What is your favourite style of kitchen design? Our readers had to pick from four possible answers, and here are the results:

  • 33% said they preferred Modern Style Kitchens
  • 25% said they preferred Contemporary Style Kitchens
  • 24% said they preferred Traditional Style Kitchens
  • 18% said they preferred Classic Style Kitchens

If we take this survey as an indicator of homeowners preferences towards kitchen styles, it suggests that most people still prefer modern and contemporary kitchens.  Classic style kitchens came out bottom of the survey but I would imagine that not everyone is as familiar with classic style kitchens as they are with the rest of the options they had.

This little survey give an insight into homeowners preferences and hopefully you’ll all agree makes for interesting reading.

New Zanussi Refrigeration: Extra Efficiency & More Capacity

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Kitchen appliance brand Zanussi have added some new refrigeration options to their range to offer more efficiency and increased capacity.  It is no secret that two important factors for homeowners when choosing a fridge or freezer are energy efficiency and capacity, so these options should prove quite popular.

Zanussi Fridge Freezers

Zanussi ZRA637CW01 refrigerator

The new Zanussi ZRA637CW01 refrigerator has all the room a large family or committed cook could need and is 20 per cent more efficient than the previous A energy rated appliance.

With a capacity of 365 litres and more storage space for fruit and vegetables, the fridge saves you money from your Consolidate Payday Loans and means you can shop less.  Other features of this easy to use fridge include a full width dairy compartment and automatic defrost, saving you time and making it easier to maintain.

This Fridge matches the Zanussi Freezer ZFU628W01 and includes features such as:

• Energy class A+ • Reversible door hinges • Gross capacity 365 litres • Net weight 60kg • Auto fridge defrost • 1750mm X 595mm X 620mm

Zanussi ZRB634FX Fridge Freezer

This frost free Zanussi fridge freezer not only looks good, but has more space inside within the standard size outside. The extra-large capacity freezer can store more, meaning you can shop less and save time.


A star feature is the CrispNoFrost Technology. This ensures that humidity levels are maintained in the fridge whilst the temperature is kept at a low stable temperature. This ensures that food is preserved properly, staying fresh for as long as possible.

Other key features include a maxi shopping drawer which allows you to store extra large items, like a Christmas turkey.

The fridge freezer automatically defrosts and the stainless steel look is fingerprint proof, making it easy to maintain.

The Zanussi ZRB634FX is sure to be a winner for many.  It’s features are as follows:

• Energy class A • Frost free • Low maintenance • Large capacity food storage space • Automatic defrost in fridge • Reversible door hinge • Gross fridge capacity 249 litres • Gross freezer capacity 91 litres


For more information on these and other appliances from Zanussi, visit their website at http://www.zanussi.co.uk/

German Kitchen Showcase: Part 1: Nolte Kitchens

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

In the first part of our focus on German kitchens, we are taking a look at a kitchen manufacturer that has grown over the last 50 years to become a recognisable brand in Europe and around the world.

Nolte Kitchens have dealers all over the world, with a selection based here in Ireland.  Though they produce classic and country style kitchens, it is with their modern and contemporary kitchens where they have really made their mark. 

Lets take a look at a selection of kitchens from the Nolte range:


Nolte Chicago High Gloss Purple


The Nolte Chicago in high gloss purple, as shown above, is a lovely example of what Nolte are all about.  A contemporary design while mixing and matching colours is a key trend in current kitchen design and style.  This is something I love about Nolte.  They seem to effortlessly blend and match colours and wood textures to create inviting and elegant kitchens.  You will also notice the use of lift up wall cabinet doors and open illuminated shelves that break up what could be a monotonous run of wall cabinets.  The illuminated shelves also gives extra light in the kitchen.


Nolte High Gloss Magnolia


In the Nolte High Gloss Magnolia, you can again see the common theme of mixing and matching.  This time Nolte have match the bright hue of magnolia with a darker wood grain to create contrast.  The t-shaped island unit creates plenty of work space while still managing to fit a breakfast bar for 3 people.  The breakfast bar is a key feature of Nolte designs, emphasising the fact that the kitchen is now the social hub of the home.


Nolte-NOVA-BRILLANT-29W_49L_gr_07Nolte Nova Basic

Nolte Toscana in Pear WoodNolte High Wood Boston Cherry


Some of the photographs above show the wide choice available with Nolte Kitchens.  The Toscana in Pear Wood has a warm hue to it with the High Wood in Boston Cherry offering a darker and richer alternative.  Whether it is a contemporary or modern kitchen you want, or a classic or country style, Nolte might have an option to suit you.  You can be guaranteed that your new kitchen will have the efficiency and ease of use that is typical of German manufacturing.

To find out more about Nolte Kitchens and to find a dealer in your area visit the Nolte website at:


Flush Fit Gas Hob From Teka

Friday, March 11th, 2011


There is an obvious trend in contemporary and modern kitchen design for all things slim and integrated.  With that in mind, kitchen appliance manufacturers are designing gas hobs that sit flush with the surface of the worktop, and this is Teka’s latest version.

Flush Fit Gas Hob From Teka

Teka’s new gas hob blends almost seamlessly with the worktop, creating the type of low profile appliance that is much favoured by modern kitchen designers.

The new Teka flush-fit gas hob can be used with both natural gas and LPG and features front control knobs for fast and easy temperature control. Sturdy cast iron pan supports, complete with raised Teka logo, sit atop the slick stainless steel hob. The cast iron pan supports can be lifted off with ease giving full access to the stainless steel hob for cleaning purposes. The hob is available in a 60cm version with 4 burners or a 90cm version with 5 burners. Both sizes of hob offer a wide selection of burners to suit all cooking needs including triple ring burner and traditional fast and semi fast burners. All have been dimensioned for standard pan sizes and to assure an even cooking temperature across the whole surface of the pan.

An auto-ignition system is integrated into each burner and is operated by a single control knob. Hidden in the gas exit is a tiny spark plug which lights the gas when the ignition button is pressed. On each individual burner is an auto-lock safety device, a guarantee of maximum safety. Should the thermocouple temperature sensors detect that the flame has been extinguished the electrovalve will stop the gas flow within seconds.

Manufactured to the highest specification and designed to blend and harmonise with any kitchen style, the innovative flush-fit gas hob from Teka brings a very contemporary look to cooking with gas.

For more information on Teka products, visit http://www.teka.com/html/uk/home.php or contact the Irish distributor at http://www.kks.ie

Mereway Kitchens Launches New Styles In Their Cucina Colore Collection

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Mereway Kitchens, the UK kitchen manufacturer with reseller here in Ireland, have launched some fabulous new additions to their Cucina Color Collection.

Soft shapes and textural finishes are what it’s all about this year, and this Spring sees the introduction of some irresistibly stylish products into their Italian inspired Cucina Colore collection.

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Mereway New Lastra Coco Bolo & White GlossMereway Lastra Mali Wenge & Pergamon Gloss

Whilst white is the colour that never goes out of fashion, the current trend sees combinations of vibrant, interesting woodgrains and softer organic hues. With this in mind, Mereway Kitchens have launched new finish Coco Bolo; a flat slab MFC door with a striking, linear woodgrain available in a light textured matt finish or sleek high gloss finish.

For a darker, more sumptuous feel take a look at new Mali Wenge; a rich, dark woodgrain finish available in matt textured and high gloss options. With both finishes starting in Price Group 1, showrooms can really create the look of a designer kitchen but at a really affordable price.

For those looking for solid colour options Mereway Kitchens have introduced new doors in Olive and Pebble; 2 soft earthy hues with a tranquil feel. Featuring the latest matt foil technology these new doors simulate a painted finish that’s almost velvety to the touch.

Cucina Colore distinguishes itself with a palette of 25 door colours and finishes that stand out from the crowd in silk, soft matt, textured, gloss and gloss woodgrains. Combine these with a choice of 22 cabinet colours, for endless design possibilities.

But it’s not just colour that creates a design statement. As curves continue to dominate modern kitchen design, Mereway have remained bang on trend with internal and external curves for their Lastra slab style available in all 6 gloss painted colours; natural tones White, Cream, Pergamon and Cappuccino as well as classic bolds in Burgundy and Black. Or select smooth external curves select the popular handleless Futura style with grip profiles in a choice of colours for even greater design possibilities.

The range unites Italian sophistication with quality British manufacturing. Packed with minimalist style, the Cucina Colore range not only looks great in the kitchen but design ideas can run right through into living areas creating seamless flow of furniture.

Mereway Kitchens are available from various resellers around Ireland, including Chris Keating House of Design.

Visit www.chriskeatinghouseofdesign.com for more information or call them on 021 4634738 or 087 6944235

900mm Wide DishDrawer Fits Perfectly With Modern Kitchen

Monday, February 28th, 2011



An issue that often arises in kitchen design is how do you seamlessly integrate a dishwasher into a modern or contemporary kitchen that is designed with wide drawers in mind.  The answer is……..the Fisher&Paykel DishDrawer® Wide.

Fisher&Paykel DishDrawer Wide

Fisher&Paykel are a New Zealand based appliance manufacturer who were the first to introduce the concept of a dishwasher drawer.  And now they have expanded the DishDrawer® range to include a 900mm wide version to suit modern kitchen designs.  It is part of their Tomorrow’s Kitchen range that also includes CoolDrawer, a multi-temperature cooling drawer; CookSpace, a multi-function oven; CookTop, an induction hob; and VentSurface, a clever and automatic rangehood.  All products in this range are 900mm wide.

Fisher&Paykel DishDrawer WideFisher&Paykel DishDrawer Wide

Based on the DishDrawer® concept, the new, wider 90cm dishwasher has all the benefits of DishDrawer®: the ergonomic drawer design, 9 wash programmes including delay start and eco options, key lock, child lock and a flexible racking system.

DishDrawer® Wide allows for 9 place settings including larger plates up to 315mm and large bowls with its fold-and-slide system. Small cups or tall mugs can easily be accommodated with the height-adjustable racks. Additional, handy features include a multi-purpose clip to hold plastic lids or large platters in place, as well as knife clips.

For more information on Fisher&Paykel appliances, visit their website at www.fisherpaykel.ie

Atag New Appliances for 2011

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Atag, the luxury kitchen appliance brand, have a lovely online brochure showcasing their new products for 2011.

There are some really stunning appliances that you must check out if you are in the market for some high end appliances.  Atag only sell through kitchen specialist partners, so you can go to their website www.atag.co.uk to find a reseller.

Click on the brochure below to start browsing!

Atag Brochure

Neff Announce Dates For 2011 Demonstrations

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Neff Appliances, distributed in Ireland by the KAL group, have announced new dates for their fantastic demonstrations.

Demonstrations take place right throughout the year and showcase the features and benefits of cooking with the legendary Neff Circotherm system.

November 24th, December 1st and December 8th have a Christmas Cooking theme and promises to be a real treat, helping you prepare for the Christmas season.

To book a place, or for more information, contact KAL on 01 4136400, email enquiries@kal.ie or vist their website at http://www.kal.ie/contentv3/index.cfm?fuseaction=page&pageID=17220

Please remember that booking is essential.

Irish Kitchen Designers Institute Launches

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Irish Kitchen Designers Institute

The aim of any association is to bring professional standards to their industry.  That’s exactly the main aim of the recently launched Irish Kitchen Designers Institute.

The aim of the institute is to provide professional status and standards for kitchen designers on a national and international level.  By providing industry specific training and courses, the institute supports kitchen designers in all stages of their career.

Whether you are an experienced kitchen design professional or a design student, the mission is to help further the careers of designers and give accreditation which will enhance the designers status within the industry and with consumers.

The institute will also work with people wishing to persue a career in kitchen design with their training courses offering a perfect platform to launch your new career.

For more information on training and accreditation, contact the Irish Kitchen Designers Institute at ikdi@ireland.com or visit their website at www.ikdi.info.