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Home Living : July 17th 2012
MB HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, July 17, 2012 3 NEW TECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOGY ON MENU KITCHEN STYLING EMBRACES DIGITAL AGE New kitchen technology sees key information projected on glass doors. Right: Electrolux's fully hidden integrated oven. INNOVATION is playing a huge role in the kitchen with digital technology having a major impact on the development of appliances. The latest mobile phones and tablets are increasing con- sumers' expectations of their technology, and this is impact- ing kitchen appliances. Electrolux senior design man- ager Lyndon Craig says some of the latest kitchen devices show- cased at the recent EuroCucina 2012 in Milan indicated that seemingly contrasting design goals can be combined through innovation. ''Appliances of the future will enhance our experi- ences through digital tech- nology while becoming more eco-friendly,'' says Craig. Digital Experiences Many manufacturers displayed colour screens and advanced interfaces. Similarly, many tal- ked about connectivity between different appliances and the in- ternet. This allows products to be controlled remotely, and for recipes and other information to be collected by the product. Other innovative ways of dis- playing information included several uses of projections. Dishwashers which project the time remaining in a cycle are all part of new trend in kitchen technology. COOKTOPS' ABOUT FACE Electrolux's Ultra-Minimalist cooktop. WHILE the bulk of products on display at a recent design-trend show in Milan were still based on a professional stainless steel look, many others were taking aesthetics in new directions. Ultra-minimalist black glass cooktops have graphics and controls that disappear when the product is turned off, and come to life by lighting up when it is turned on. Matching black ovens, with displays that are hidden until lit, work with the same mini- malist theme -- some of the ovens don't even have oven windows. Low-profile gas burners are being set flush into cooktops, with extremely low, minimalist pan supports giving an open, streamlined appearance. At the other extreme were some extremely brightly coloured appliances, including both cooktops and ovens. MEMBER No. 382542 HIA NOW FREE Measure & quote SPECIAL PRICE FOR HOUSE LOTS SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR PENSIONERS Heat Cold Noise Storms Intruders llll l Energy saving l Added Privacy ll Manual or Electric Choice of Colours ROLLER SHUTTERS ROLLER SHUTTERS QUALITY SHUTTERS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY TRADING AS ALLGUARD HOME IMPROVEMENTS PTY LTD Protect Against ... Enjoy ... Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon-Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hlw wk40 *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only while stocks last. Offer supercedes previous offers. PROMO CODE: WEST 30523 60% OFF * UP TO WINTER SALE! 30 years of local manufacturing. Best quality and price guaranteed. SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS Ph: 9636 1555 SHOWROOM: 26 STODDART RD, PROSPECT (Monday-- Friday & Sunday) Check out our NEW website at www.sydneyblinds.com.au FREE quotes ALL suburbs MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (opp Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au ROLLER SHUTTERS L Domestic Roller Shutters L Shopfront Roller Shutters L Pergola Roller Shutters L Heavy Duty Extruded Shutters L 10 Year Written Warranty L Fast Professional Installation by Qualified Tradesman L Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills L Deter Burglars L Reduce Noise L Storm Protection FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633C WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS 2123814i 17/5
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