Kitchens are very trend-sensitive and when you get to choose one, it can be a very big job. Do you want that kitchen island or will you stick with a straight kitchen? These are all choices that need to be made and they are all influenced by your budget and available space. In addition to the kitchen itself, it’s also important to take a good look at the kitchen appliances. The average Dutchman wants a refrigerator, oven/microwave and dishwasher in the kitchen. But what are the new trends and what is actually needed? If you want to know, read along!
A lot of people have it in their kitchen these days, a cooker. That’s a faucet that can also deliver boiling hot water in a few seconds. So you never have to wait for the water to boil before you can cook your egg or your pasta. It is also ideal for a cup of tea, which you also have within no time. It does cost a bit, but it is definitely worth it. Also sterilizing baby bottles can easily be done with it too. And no don’t worry, you can also get ice cold water out of it
Steaming food instead of boiling or baking is also becoming increasingly popular. Vegetables, for example, retain their vitamins better when steamed instead of boiled. With boiling, the vitamins are partly absorbed in the water. This is not the case with steaming. You can also go for a combination oven, where you have a ‘normal’ oven with a steam setting. You can even choose to combine it with a microwave oven, just as you like it
Actually everyone now has a smartphone and can do things with it. In the kitchen you will also see touchscreen, in kitchen appliances but also in the cooktop. In some cases, the cooktop and the hood can even communicate with each other. The more burners you use, the higher the extraction. Nowadays, it is becoming easier and easier to control everything via touchscreen instead of buttons. This way, multiple options are available and it’s easier to keep it clean!
The trend is also for appliances to become more and more durable. This may be partly because they can turn themselves off after a period of inactivity, but it may also be because they have a better energy label. Today’s refrigerators require less power than the refrigerators of years ago. All things to consider. For example, the more efficient the refrigerator, the lower your energy bill will be. It may cost a little more to buy, but you will definitely enjoy it.