What is a “ductless” range hood? What’s the difference between “ducted” and “ductless” hoods? Find out the answers to these – and other – questions, in the informative article “Ductless Range Hoods” by Italian range hood manufacturer Futuro Futuro.
Fisher & Paykel came out with a sleek ceramic induction cooktop (model CE365DBX1) featuring high-speed elements, all-flat profile, and very stylish controls. The combination of black glass and brushed stainless steel will complement any kitchen decor, while the 5-element cooking zone with 7 variable element sizes offers a wide range of cooking modes, including a “Super Simmer” mode.
- Location: Logan Circle, Washington, DC
- Kitchen Design: Pedini DC
- Range Hood: Streamline by Futuro Futuro (36-inch wall-mount version)
- In this contemporary renovation of a historic townhouse, the kitchen called for a minimalist design with strong lines that tied seamlessly with the rest of the living space. This was achieved using white corian and handleless grey cabinets.
- The sleek Futuro Futuro Streamline wall range hood creates visual continuity with the floating shelves and stainless-steel lighting fixtures, and provides 940 CFM of ventilation power to keep grease out of the kitchen air.
- The Streamline range hood is available in island-mount and wall-mount versions, with white or light-blue accent light, and in various sizes to accommodate a wide variety of kitchen ventilation requirements.
Master bathrooms today are likely to be designed as private retreats that appeal to all the senses. And with so much thought given to anticipating every need, it makes sense to ensure refreshments are readily accessible.
The new Fisher & Paykel CoolDrawer brings that sense of luxury a step closer, providing cool storage for food and drinks – just like a five-star hotel. This modular drawer refrigerator also allows you to customize your refrigeration to suit your particular requirements. For example, it can be used to chill drinks, freeze food, or provide long-term wine storage. Changing from a fridge to a freezer or a pantry is as simple as pressing a button.
Laurence Mawhinney, Fisher & Paykel vice president sales and marketing, says the new 36-inch CoolDrawer is a natural extension of the Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer dishwasher concept.
“It has similar ergonomic benefits, and can be positioned anywhere in the house. Many homeowners are already enjoying the advantages of having CoolDrawers in the kitchen, and a number of designers are now specifying a CoolDrawer for the master suite. It fits with the increasing trend towards resort-style suites that cater to your every wish.”
The drawers feature interior lighting, and are available in stainless steel, or they can be fully integrated into cabinets for a seamless look.
Technological wizardry in the home isn’t just about new home automation and entertainment systems. Kitchen appliances are also reflecting ever-increasing technology breakthroughs.
Two of the latest innovations changing the look and functionality of modern kitchens are the result of extensive research and development by leading appliance manufacturer Fisher & Paykel.
The new 36-inch CookSurface, shown on this page, is a frameless black glass gas cooktop with retractable gas burners and pan supports. The CookSurface supports three gas burners, which rise out of the cooking surface when the control knob is activated. When the burners and knobs are recessed, the cooktop presents a smooth, clutter-free surface that is easy to clean.
Laurence Mawhinney, Fisher & Paykel’s vice president sales and marketing, says the cooktop’s Aero™ burners provide precise temperature control for greatly improved cooking results. Variable-speed fans regulate the air flow, controlling the delicate balance between oxygen and gas levels.
Fisher & Paykel’s new 36-inch CoolDrawer, shown above, is a natural extension of the DishDrawer concept. This modular drawer refrigerator allows you to customize your refrigeration, and position it exactly where you need it. Mawhinney says the CoolDrawer provides ergonomic benefits and also helps streamline meal preparation.
“But, most importantly, the refrigeration can be personalized at the simple touch of a button. The drawers can be programmed to freeze or chill food or wine at the desired temperature.”
The drawers are available in stainless steel, or they can be fully integrated into your cabinets for a seamless look.