Latest Stories in Kitchen Design - Page 13

  • Top Rated, Energy Star Refrigerators

    September 20, 10:48 AM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    In terms of quality, cost and energy efficiency, Kenmore refrigerators get high ratings from Good Housekeeping and Consumer Reports. They make many "no-frills" refrigerators which are Energy Star compliant. Kenmore fridges have factory-installed ice

  • Wolf Induction Cooktop

    September 15, 12:46 PM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    This new cooktop from Wolf uses induction to cook food efficiently, while the cooking surface stays cool to the touch. You must use a pan made of a magnetic material like stainless steel or cast iron. The manufacturer claims that the rate of heat

  • Low Tech Alternative To Glass-Door Fridge

    September 10, 7:36 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Kitchen Design

    In a previous post, we mentioned that a fridge with a see-through door could help save energy by keeping people from constantly opening the door to see what's inside. That's all very well, but as is often the case, a low-tech alternative exist to solve

  • Dustpan and Brush by Ole Jensen

    September 7, 11:11 AM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    Here's some attention to designing one of more humble things around, the dustpan. While cleaning his studio with a folded newspaper in one hand, broom in the other, Ole Jensen was inspired to create this simple hand-held "dust blade". It's made of a flat

  • The Hot Fridge

    August 27, 10:59 AM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    When a refrigerator cools things inside, it releases heat outside (usually out the back). The Hot Fridge is an experimental design by Hae-jin Kim that makes use of the wasted heat. The condensor of the Hot Fridge is placed at the top, and heat is

  • Mrs. Meyer's Dishwashing Liquid

    August 24, 7:39 AM by Kara DiCamillo in Kitchen Design

    Okay TreeHuggers, after reading the frustrations that you experience in a good dishwashing detergent we set out to find one. We admit there was much skepticism on our part as well. But after trying several we came up with good ole’ Mrs. Meyer’s. After

  • A New Collection of Bamboo Accessories from Ekobo

    August 24, 3:39 AM by Collin Dunn in Kitchen Design

    Ekobo is announcing the introduction of their 2005-2006 collection of handmade bamboo home accessories, though they're keeping the world in suspense about the particulars. Looks as though you'll have to be in Paris, France, between September 2nd and 6th,

  • British Berkefeld Gravity Filters: No Need for Bottled Water

    August 17, 6:58 PM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    These British Berkefeld gravity filters are great. They allow you to perform high-quality water filtration on your counter top using gravity alone. The ceramic filters inside last for years, and need cleaning only every three months or so. They're pretty

  • Mud Australia: Ceramic Homeware Design

    August 17, 3:03 AM by Collin Dunn in Kitchen Design

    Mud Australia makes simple, modern ceramic dishes, bowls, cups and other assorted products for the home. All Mud products are designed by founder Shelley Simpson and produced in her studio in Sydney. Each is hand-made from natural and non-toxic products,

  • NYC Health Dept. Says: 'Skip the Trans Fats Please'

    August 16, 9:54 AM by John Laumer in Kitchen Design

    From the City-issed press release of today: NEW YORK CITY – August 10, 2005 – "The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) today asked City restaurateurs and food suppliers to voluntarily make an oil change by eliminating partially

  • Bamboo Dining Utensils and Dinnerware

    August 15, 7:45 AM by Kara DiCamillo in Kitchen Design

    We know all you TreeHugger's like bamboo as much as we do so when we spotted these 100% organically grown bamboo place settings and dinnerware it made sense to write about them. Not only are they sturdy but they also biodegrade in six months after

  • Sub-Zero See-Through Refrigerators

    August 13, 11:37 PM by Michael Graham Richard in Kitchen Design

    The company Sub-Zero has a few fridges with glass doors that allow you to see what's inside. The treehugger aspect of this design is that you can make your menu without letting out the cool air. I don't have any hard numbers, but it's obvious that if

  • Dishwasher vs Handwashing: the Winner

    August 13, 3:57 PM by Christine Lepisto in Kitchen Design

    We recently covered a tip on dishwasher efficiency, but may have left you still feeling guilty or at least wondering about whether you should be pampering yourself with this labor-saving appliance. Now, thanks to a scientific study at the University

  • The Return of TranSglass

    August 12, 3:36 AM by Collin Dunn in Kitchen Design

    TranSglass, who we previously covered here, has relaunched their collection of recycled glassware. The line will be rereleased at the New York International Gift Fair, starting tomorrow, August 13, and running through August 18. Originally, Tord Boontje

  • Mighty OJ Juicer by Metrokane

    August 11, 9:13 AM by Che in Kitchen Design

    Fresh juice really does taste better. The Mighty OJ Juicer does everything just right. The classic retro design from the permanent collection at the MOMA features an all metal construction with a rack-and-pinion gear system, leveraging up to 600 pounds

  • Cool in the Hurricane: Dual-Fuel Refrigerator/Freezers

    August 11, 7:30 AM by John Laumer in Kitchen Design

    Pictured is a combination 12V DC/120V AC/natural gas powered absorption refrigerator/freezer by Norcold. There's no traditional compressor, and it makes barely a hiss. When a violent storm takes out the grid, you have the option of changing to 12V

  • Does wine taste better in a recycled glass ?

    August 9, 2:09 PM by Erwan Pianezza in Kitchen Design

    The Metro Wine Glasses, designed and distributed by the "By Nature" London e-shop, enjoy a blending design using 100% recycled glass. If you were wondering where your bottles and various broken pieces go after you've dropped them in the specialized

  • High-end Appliances get Energy Efficient- For a Price.

    August 9, 4:51 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    We have always wanted a US$5,100 Viking Fridge but resisted because they were not energy efficient. Now we just have no excuse at all- Viking, KitchenAid and Maytag are all coming out with Energy Star rated high end appliances, costing 50-100% more than


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