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This Year’s Hottest Trends in Appliances

by Olly Mason

What better way to put the past year behind us, than with a brand-new kitchen designed for life in 2021? More people are eating in, eating healthier, and making the most of their indoor space. And this year’s hottest trends in appliances reflect our new normal.

With everyone ready to move forward, 2021 is the perfect time for your redesign.

1. STEAM COOKING FOR HEALTHY LIVING

Steam ovens got a big boost over the last year. With an increased focus on health and nutrition, steam cooking offers the healthiest, most nutritious way to prepare food without sacrificing taste. The perfect complement to any integrated kitchen, steam ovens are available in both plumbed and tanked options making them installation-friendly in any home.

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2. HANDLESS DESIGN IS CLEAN AND SIMPLE

One of this year’s hottest design trends is handle-less kitchens. No knobs, no bars, nothing to take away from a completely integrated aesthetic. Manufacturers like Thermador offer a variety of appliances from refrigeration, to warming drawers, wine coolers, and dishwashers that feature a push-to-open design. In either unbroken stainless steel or custom panels, these appliances can be seamlessly integrated into any cabinetry.

Continuing the handle-less trend, Quad Door Refrigeration has taken 2021 by storm as a number of manufacturers such as Whirlpool, Café, Samsung among others have fully embraced the handless design that four door-French door refrigeration provides. As an added bonus, handle-less appliances are easier to mix and match across brands, so you’ll have more versatility in your kitchen design as well. 

3. MORE CONNECTED THAN EVER BEFORE

2020 showed us all what a truly interconnected world could look like. Wireless remote connections allowed us to safely continue with our day-to-day lives in the midst of so much uncertainty. Moving forward in 2021, Smart appliances will continue to bring greater home integration, more convenience, and better diagnostic tools. Also look out for improved integration with home hubs, expanded voice activation, and more remote features across all brands.

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4. A LITTLE COLOUR FOR A LOT OF HAPPY

Move over stainless steel, there’s a new finish in town. Making that a rainbow of new finishes. Adding a pop of stand-out colour to your kitchen is one of the hottest trends of 2021, and KitchenAid delivers with its new lineup of coloured professional ranges. From traditional stainless steel to classic white and black, to cool pastels and warmer tones there’s choice enough for any taste. And a cheerful pop of colour is just the thing to personalize your space and lift the mood in any room.

5. ICE, ICE BABY

High end entertaining is coming home in 2021 with LG’s Craft Ice innovation. Offering the slowest melting, coolest looking ice on the market LG has brought round ice into the kitchen to complement your upscale craft beverages. Offering the ability to create 3 - 6 balls a day, LG has paired the Craft Ice system with a traditional cube/crushed ice maker to cover all of your home entertainment needs.

2021 is all about making your home more enjoyable, more livable, and more you. These are just some of the hottest appliance trends so far, and for more information about kitchen appliances head on over to BrandSource and check out our helpful Buying Guides and shop for all your appliance needs.