A kitchen island can offer extra flexibility as well as functionality for your home. They can be extremely versatile; storing everyday essentials with ease, preparing food, an extra work space, providing an informal dining area or letting your family help with the evening meal. An island is also great if you love to socialise, allowing you to still interact with your guests whilst preparing food on one side and serving on the other.
Here we take a look at our top six appliances for a kitchen island, helping you entertain and enjoy your kitchen with ease.
Offering the perfect environment for your favourite red, rosé or white wines, as well as champagne, this conditioner has two distinctive temperature controls, with precise temperature consistency, which ensures that your preferred choice is always served at the right temperature. The UV resistant glass doors will protect your wine and the fresh air intake via an active charcoal filter will make sure that no unwanted smells can enter through the cork. It has a Push2Open door mechanism, offering a handleless design and soft-close functionality, which is ideal for flush-fit installation. It can also be personalised, thanks to the magnetic strip that is coated with blackboard paint for use with chalk, making selecting your favourite bottle even easier. The FlexiFrame system of individual fillet strips can be repositioned within the frame, adjusting perfectly to different types and sizes of bottles.
With a state of the art design, this 90cm downdraft cooker hood is perfect if you have a minimalist kitchen design. Concealed within the island unit, it offers an innovative way of keeping your island clutter free. With integrated Touch on Glass controls and dimmable LED lighting, it is almost invisible when not in use. Thanks to the touch controls, the canopy elegantly rises 40cm over the worktop, removing vapours, grease and smells to create the ideal cooking environment in your kitchen.
The ideal companion for our Levantar cooker hood, this hob has bevelled glass edges for a contemporary finish. Designed for using on an island, it has a greatly reduced depth, allowing the cooking area to be arranged in a panoramic row, as opposed to the traditional square design. Offering huge practicalities, pots and pans can be placed side by side, making cooking a wide variety of different dishes easier.
A great option for an island if you also want a streamlined look, thanks to our exclusive Miele Knock2Open Technology. Tap twice on the handleless door and it will automatically open. Don’t worry if you accidently knock into it as it recognises extraneous noises and will ignore them. It also has a QuickPowerWash programme that will clean and dry your crockery in just 58 minutes, as well as an Extra Quiet programme that will not interrupt your evening meal if you need to have it on when entertaining.
Compact in size but vast on space, this under counter fridge is rated A++ for energy and benefits from 151L of storage. It offers three glass shelves, two vegetable drawers and full width door shelves, with ComfortClean meaning they can be placed in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
Complementing our built in fridge range, this freezer benefits from VarioRoom, allowing you to adapt the shelving structure if you have larger or awkwardly shaped produce to store. A++ rated for energy, it also has a SuperFreeze option, which is great if you batch cook or bake, taking care of larger quantities of food, as well as making drinks extra cold.
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