Noble surface finish for handleless appliances
Induction hob units with unique ceramic glass
Modern high-end interior design without black is inconceivable. No other colour is as timelessly elegant and blends in with virtually any interior design style and such a wide range of colours to the same degree as black. In particular, matt black surface finishes are in big demand. Miele is now set to present a completely new series of built-in appliances in noble obsidian black matt. This comprises an oven, a compact microwave combination oven, a combination steam oven, a warmer and vacuum drawer, a built-in coffee machine and a wine storage unit. These products are complemented by induction hob units, a cooker hood and front panels for dishwashers with Knock2Open technology.
The basis for the new series is provided by the familiar handleless ArtLine range. The appearance is characterised by full-surface glass fronts with integrated displays. These appliances make for a consistently handleless kitchen. 'ArtLine in obsidian black matt offers kitchen planners a world of opportunities – blending in harmoniously with dark styles, setting accents against a lighter backdrop, but always handleless and striking', says Ina Laukötter, Vice President Category Marketing Business Unit Cooking with Miele.
Technically, the ArtLine models are based on built-in models from Miele's 7000 generation of kitchen appliances – with one key difference: Instead of being opened with a handle, these appliances respond to a tap on a sensor integrated into the control panel (Touch2Open). This activates a motor to unlock the door, which then glides open and is cushioned at its lowest point. The door, too, sports the new colour: visually and haptically as the glass surface has a velvety feel to it. This creates a frame around the viewing window which now features a more spacious grid of lines. The Miele logo below the viewing window is discreetly low-key.
The portfolio includes ovens, combination steam ovens (for both a 45 cm and 60 cm recess) and compact microwave combination ovens. These models are further complemented by built-in coffee machines, hob units, a warmer and vacuum drawer, a cooker hood, a wine unit as well as front panels for dishwashers with Knock2Open technology – all handleless versions from the current Miele range.
In line with the design of the new built-in appliances, Miele is now to present induction hobs with a new matt ceramic glass surface. The unique structure underlines not only the puristic design of these hobs but is also highly scratch-resistant. This reduces for example the risk of scratches caused by sand and grit by 80%. As a result, hob units with ceramic glass with a matt finish retain their high-end pristine appearance over time. A further benefit of a structured surface is the anti-fingerprint effect. Fingerprints which occur in the process of operating the hob do not stand a chance. Cooking zones are indicated by fine lines on the ceramic screen. More on MattFinish induction hobs here.
Two new headroom hoods with a glass panel in obsidian black are also fully in tune with the new built-in appliances. The canopy appears elegant and minimalistic as it has a reduced height and width compared with previous models. The glass deflector now has a steeper incline and offers taller persons a little more space when cooking. Air is drawn in around the panel through a gap. The obsidian black controls with white indicators are located above the panel. With the new DynamicWhite feature, the hob unit downlighting adapts perfectly to the kitchen environment. The colour temperature of the lighting can be adjusted to suit personal preferences using the Miele app. This is made possible by warm white and cold white LED lights which can be varied in their intensity to control mood lighting. This allows colour temperatures between 2700 K (warm white) and 6500 K (cold white). The energy-saving ECO motor ensures top-class performance values, including an A++ energy efficiency class as well as high air throughput combined with low sound emissions. Models are available with widths of 80 cm and 90 cm.
And for a fine but select collection of favourite wines: The new matt black KWT 7112 iG built-in wine unit offering space for 18 bottles. This unit for a 45 cm recess boasts an Active AirClean filter, flexible beech racks (FlexiFrame) and LED lighting. The wine unit is handleless thanks to Push2open technology.
Miele also offers a handleless front panel made from glass in obsidian black matt for fully integrated 60 cm wide dishwashers with Knock2Open. Here, too, the Miele logo is in discreet black.
The market launch of the new series of built-in kitchen appliances is due to start in February 2024, depending on the product.
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Company profile: Miele is the world's leading manufacturer of premium domestic appliances including cooking, baking and steam-cooking appliances, refrigeration products, coffee makers, dishwashers and laundry and floor care products. Their product portfolio also includes dishwashers, washing machines and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors and sterilisers for use in medical and laboratory applications. Founded in 1899, the company has eight production plants in Germany, one each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China, Romania and Poland as well as two production plants belonging to its Italian medical technology subsidiary Steelco. Sales in the 2022 business year amounted to around € 5.43 bn. Miele is represented with its own sales subsidiaries and via importers in almost 100 countries/regions. Throughout the world, the family-run enterprise, now in its fourth generation, employs a workforce of around 23,300, of which approx. 11,900 employees work in Germany. The company has its headquarters in Gütersloh in Westphalia.
Miele presents its handleless ArtLine series as well as induction hobs and a cooker hood in noble obsidian black matt. The new colour is timelessly elegant and blends in with virtually any interior design style and a wide range of colours. (Photo: Miele)
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