ANALYSIS: BUILT-IN Home Appliances

Mr Severgnini continues: “Most recently, we

introduced an 88cm induction hob within our Modern Series, perfectly coordinated to match complementary appliances within the range. Rich in technology, features include digital

controls for precise and immediate temperature adjustment, and 12 power levels and boosters on all zones.” On the topic of induction, in September

Fuss-free functions

Elsewhere, cooking is at the very core of the Bertazzoni brand – it is traditionally known for its range cookers, however in recent years its built-in ovens have also become well known for providing luxury Italian engineering and design. The company only produces multifunction


ovens, which can feature either total or part- steam cooking or pyrolytic cleaning functionality. Says Maurizio Severgnini, Managing Director

of Bertazzoni UK and Ireland: “It’s important for us to have multiple control options, so people can choose to use either knobs or the digital touch-screen, where available.” The Modern Series 60cm Electric Built-In

Oven provides an easily-controlled operation with no fuss. Thanks also to its TFT display, users can take advantage of the oven’s flexibility, which is ideal for budding chefs and cooking enthusiasts, especially with the Bertazzoni Assist functionality.

Indesit launched its range of Push&Go induction hobs that boast automatic functions and a DualZone. To meet the needs of a wide range of family types, cooking requirements and kitchen sizes, the hobs are available in widths of 600 and 770mm. Of course with cooking comes extraction,

and as Pando’s Mr Iturbe explains, extractor hoods – both custom designed and from a large established range – are an area of expertise for the company. “Pando hoods are quiet in operation, they offer

a range of solutions, including remote motor, and have intelligent features such as Air Link where the induction hob and hood communicate to provide extraction exactly when it is needed. “In line with the latest trend for sleek

minimalism, we have designed a large range of flat to ceiling extraction in a choice of finishes and sizes. “Pando customers are discerning, top-of-the

market clients and expect sophisticated designs and solutions.”

Whirlpool's FreshCare 9kg integrated washing machine The manufacturer has also just introduced

its latest collection of ovens, including a new pyrolytic model and it has a new induction hob with extraction, cleverly designed so that a drawer can still be fitted beneath.

“The integration of a laundry appliance is always welcome where space

in the kitchen is limited,” he says, “and especially when the ground floor living space is all-in-one. This brand new integrated washing machine and washer dryer allow consumers to complete larger loads of laundry, within the same standard footprint, while maintaining a stylish kitchen or utility room as the appliances are concealed.” At Hoover, the integrated H-WASH 300 PRO (below) has recently been

introduced to its laundry range. The brand says these new washing machines are the only models currently in the market to offer an A and B energy rating (following new regulation changes in March). “Integrated appliances offer a sleek finish and uninterrupted look,” says


Homeowners often choose integrated laundry appliances if they want to keep their appliances hidden away (or if they do not have a utility room), to create a streamlined look within their kitchen. However, the capacity of an integrated laundry appliance is often compromised by the luxury of it being built into the kitchen furniture. But Hotpoint’s integrated 9kg washing machine (BI WMHG 91484 UK)

increases the user’s laundry capacity by up to 30 per cent. And only last month, Whirlpool unveiled brand new integrated washing machines and washer dryers that boast the FreshCare+ system, 6TH SENSE technology and increased capacities. Tim Buszka, Head of Brand and Digital at Whirlpool, says the new

washer dryer is a space-saver to maximise the increasingly compact spaces of modern homes.

Nick Platt, Business Director, Built-in Appliances, Haier UK and ROI. “They can also often be a lot quieter than freestanding models as the vibrations are absorbed within the setting – a bonus at home in the last year as the kitchen has doubled up as dining, working and exercising spaces.” The H-WASH 300 PRO comes with 15

loaded programmes including STEAM assist, four rapid wash cycles all under one hour and Wi-Fi connectivity. “Laundry has always taken the lion’s

share of sales across both our Hoover and Candy brands,” explains Mr Platt, “but there’s been distinct growth across our cooking, cooling and dishwashing categories over the last 12 months as appliance usage has increased along with people spending more time at home.”

May 2021


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