Guest Picks: Happy Home Appliances
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The kitchen is the heart of every home. But when it comes to kitchen appliances, the selection tends to be rather classical or dull. Functionality was the sole rule for a long time, but many brands have shifted their focus to more design-savvy consumers and products — everything from edgy and masculine with black and steel to whimsical and colorful. Nowadays, you can add a good deal of color and fun to your home with happy-looking home appliances. — Igor from Happy Interior Blog
Kenwood kMix Coffee Boutique, Magenta
Two things that define happiness in a kitchen to me are a freshly brewed cup of coffee and bright colors. Luckily, Kenwood combines both aspects in its design-savvy kMix line with coffee machines in bright colors like this magenta. I need some coffee now.
Refrigerator, Sunny Yellow
If you love sunshine for breakfast, don't count entirely on the weather forecast. Instead, bring in some sunshine with this happy Smeg refrigerator. The sunny hue radiates warmth and coziness, while keeping the food inside fresh and cold. Ideal for a sunny start into the day!
Stainless Steel Built-in Oven
One of these Siemens ovens will make your kitchen and family life happier. It offers 68 programs to choose from to help you cook the perfect meal without risking overcooking or other problems. Moreover, it looks all sleek and designy in black and steel finishing.
Washing Machine, Red
No, no, your Gorenje washing machine isn't blushing, it's simply happily red! It not only offers something for the eye, but does its job perfectly with 23 integrated washing programs. Get your laundry ready.
Artisan Stand Mixer, Lilac
I think the idea that kitchen appliances are a rude present must have been established before KitchenAid hit the market. The colorful KitchenAid Artisan machines come in a wide range of hues and can process any kind of food. Give it as a gift and you'll see happiness in the receiver's face.
Active Water Floor-standing Dishwasher, Silver
Honestly, can there be a happy kitchen without a dishwasher? I don't think so. This edgy stainless steel model from Bosch Home is a great source of happiness because of its fast washing programs, ecofriendliness and unpretentious design statement.
Waring PBB2 Professional Bar Blender, Retro Green - $99.95
How about a professional bar blender in retro green? Make a design statement and mix the best smoothies, shakes and cocktails in style. This is the ideal companion for a healthy regimen with freshly mixed fruits and veggies for a good detox.
'Cortina' Gas Cooktop
Some people will tell you that real cooking only happens on a gas stove. Smeg offers gas stoves in a wide range of designs and colors. Ever thought of a cream-hued gas cooktop? Cook like a professional and please your design-savvy eye with this.
Kenwood kMix Boutique Toaster, Blue
A slice of toasted bread for breakfast is a must for many people. Toast it up in style with this blue Kenwood kMix toaster. You can even toast or grill some bread rolls on the top. When you're not using it, leave on display as a style element in your kitchen decor.
Hand Blender Set, Black/Gray - GBP 99.99
Hand blenders make for happy, quick and easygoing cooking endeavors. This perfectly sleek set will assist with your tasty experiments.
30-inch Full-height Wine Cellar, Stainless Steel
In vino veritas. If you are lucky enough to have a spacious kitchen and are a connoisseur of good wines, you shouldn't cut back on a good wine cellar. Not only will your bottles be professionally stored, but your wines will have the right temperature at serving. I love the modern-meets-vintage twist of this Viking model — the steel and wood work so well together.
4-oven Cooker, Gas
How about turning back time in your kitchen? This full retro cast iron range combines good traditions with modern technologies in an iconic design and cheerful colors. It makes a bold statement, will help you cook good dinners and serves as quite a conversation starter.
JDRP436WP Jenn-Air 36-inch Pro-style Dual-fuel Range
For the stainless steel lovers and gas cooking aficionados, this Orville model is a great choice. Its design is timeless and it offers five burners and a convection oven with a self-cleaning system. Sounds like a happy choice to me!
Evoke Mio Radio - GBP 150
Don't forget to listen to your favorite music while cooking — it will make your dishes taste even better! Spice it up with a gleeful kitchen radio like this Orla Kiely model with floral patterns.
Illy FrancisFrancis! 6141 X1 Trio Espresso Machine, Red - EUR 469
I'm in love with the vintage-style FrancisFrancis espresso maker by Illy. Its hot red color and retro shape make it the perfect eye-catching appliance in any kitchen. And the espresso will be perfectly Italian and strong enough to kick-start every day.
Thermador MEMCW301EP 30-inch Combination Wall Oven
A professional cook will look pretty happy when seeing this: a full combination wall oven by Thermador. This is the ideal choice for all savvy cookers and cuisine lovers. It will give you endless ways to prepare food, and it looks perfectly stylish too.
Combination Microwave with Grill, Purple - EUR 104.85
If you lead a busy life, time-saving appliances will make you happy. So don't forget a microwave oven for warming up leftovers or fixing quick meals. Pick one in a cheerful color; I love this purple version!
AEG AG 4103 Rapido Cordless Hand Vacuum, Granite Gray/Green - EUR 38.70
I swear you won't want to go without one of these handy buddies in your happy kitchen. Small and practical handheld vacuum cleaners are the best for cleaning up the mess after a cooking spree.
LG 7-2/5-cubic-foot Steam Gas Dryer, Graphite - $1,499.99
If you tend to wash a lot of laundry or have a big family, don't forget a good dryer in your happy home. Pick a strong yet ecofriendly model that will also match your aesthetics. This LG model in graphite with an almost rectangular bull's-eye front has smart programs that will help you dry your laundry perfectly and reduce ironing.
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