Perfectly integrate the latest in kitchen design with Smeg’s new push-to-open dishwasher.
August 31st, 2015
2015 is marking a new era in kitchen design. New elegant kitchen finishes coming from Smeg’s neighbours in northern Italy are making news around the world for being more refined than ever – and impossibly thin. Porcelain, glass, marble, composites and thermostructured melamines are new materials coming through with companies like Kerlite, Artedomus, Lago and Cesar supplying vertical finishes and benchtops at as little as 6mm – 9mm.
While the look is delicate and sophisticated, the kitchen still needs to withstand the rigours of family life so rather than furnish the kitchen with robust handles, designers are opting for push-to-open mechanisms on doors, cabinets and drawers. With the handle-free look taking hold and in line with trends from Milan, Smeg has introduced a push-to-open dishwasher to integrate seamlessly into these new designs.
Kitchen by Think Dzine
Smeg’s push-to-open dishwasher conceals a power-house of intuitive technology behind a fully integrated fascia that is in lock-step with the colour and design palette of the rest of the kitchen. It takes aesthetics to the next level with cobalt blue interior LED light, and due to its quite operation features a discreet flashing light that hits the floor (and not the eye) to indicate that the dishwasher is in action. The gratifyingly gentle ‘push to open’ mechanism requires a 2 second hold to activate, to prevent accidental opening, and has the serendipitous advantage that you can open the door with your hip when you have your hands full.
Kitchen by Think Dzine
Smeg’s push-to-open dishwasher is also a green machine – the 315 series of being the first 6 Star water rated dishwashers in Australia. Their performance, based on Smeg’s unique orbital wash arm operation, is unquestionable with the freestanding version being recommended by Choice 3 surveys in a row. These dishwashers also have excellent energy-saving credentials being 4 Star energy rated, and utilising natural condenser drying and automatic door opening to ensure a fully dry result.
Fortunately Smeg does not constrain its dishwasher design and technology expertise to the generic 60cm ‘hole’ – its large offering in this category extends to 45cm wide models for studio and galley kitchens plus the innovative ‘horizon’ fully integrated model – a generous 90cm width, with a 578mm height.
However in this uncluttered handle-free world, Smeg’s 60cm push-to-open dishwasher will neatly secret into your perfectly-formed cabinetry and for the first time, allow that line to carry through your design unhindered.
Kitchen by Lago
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