Kitchen with lots of cherry cabinets
Courtesy of Diamond Cabinetry


Kitchen Design

Whether it's the kids crashing for an after-school snack or guests enjoying appetizers at a party, people always gravitate to the kitchen. Because this space sees so much traffic, companies are reacting by giving homeowners functional products with customizable style and cutting-edge technology. See what's new for the heart of the home this year.


KitchenAid four slot toaster
Courtesy of KitchenAid

High-tech Toaster

The toaster of the future is here! Not only are its openings larger (no more pulling out burnt bagels), but it also keeps your bread warm till you have the rest of your meal ready. And a defrost feature ensures frozen foods come out evenly toasted. This appliance will make you want to toast something for every meal.

Shown here: Pro Line Toaster from KitchenAid


Mudroom Storage Center
Courtesy of Diamond Cabinetry

Ultimate Drop Zone

If you're like me, you have an "everything drawer" in the kitchen for odd and ends. Just consider this your "everything cabinet." It comes stocked with a charging station, message board, hooks, and shelving -- everything you need to keep the family organized. Clutter, you have met your match.

Shown here: Utility Organizer Drop-Zone Cabinet from Diamond Cabinetry



Woman in kitchen using the kitchen sink
Courtesy of Moen


Functional Faucet

This faucet wins the convenience award in my book. The high arc makes way for just about anything you could fit in the sink. And the pull-down option includes a pause function so you can use it around the kitchen. You know, to fill a pot for cooking pasta or clean up the mess from your little one attempting to make smoothies. It's the busy mom's new best friend.

Shown here: Arbor Single-Handle Pulldown Faucet from Moen 



Refrigerator drawer filled with produce and water bottles, has different buttons for different foods
Courtesy of Fisher & Paykel


Multiuse Drawer

When a company introduces a product that's the first of its kind in the world, you can't help take notice. Five settings -- chill, freezer, fridge, pantry, and wine -- give this fridge drawer complete versatility and allow you to change its function as your needs change. 

Shown here: CoolDrawer from Fisher & Paykel


High tech stainless steel oven
Courtesy of Jenn-Air


Sleek and Sophisticated Oven

This wall oven offers a touch-screen technology and luxury design, while the built-in, chef-tested Culinary Center helps you cook almost any dish to perfection. With both beauty and brains, it's the perfect catch (for your kitchen, that is).

Shown here: Wall Oven from Jenn-Air



LED backsplash
Courtesy of Element Designs


LED Backsplash

Winner of the Silver Award for Best New Kitchen Product, this backsplash uses energy-efficient LED lighting and water-resistant materials to provide extra illumination to your kitchen workspaces. Not just highly functional, this feature has a cool factor: You can provide your favorite high-resolution images to create a one-of-a-kind design.

Shown here: °eluma Deco Splash from Element Designs


Wall-mounted wine storage
Courtesy of Vynebar


Wine Storage

Wine becomes a work of art with this storage rack. The system is easy to install and available in multiple colors and finishes. And because you have the option of engraving, it's also a unique gift for the wine lover on your list.

Shown here: Vynebar Vertical Wine Rack



Pizza oven atop a barbecue grill
Courtesy of Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet


Outdoor Pizzeria

Turn your backyard into the local pizza joint by adding this oven to your outdoor kitchen. Controllable burners give you the freedom to cook any pizza, from thin-crust creations to hearty calzones. And you may experience a mass increase of guests and neighbors stopping by at dinnertime -- don't say you haven't been warned.

Shown here: Artisan Fire Pizza Oven from Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet



Small, stylish green refrigerator with leaf design
Courtesy of Amana


Compact Refrigeration

Small spaces call for smart design elements, and refrigeration is no exception. Covered in modern metallic etching with all the amenities of a regular-size fridge, this appliance could easily call a butler's pantry, an apartment kitchen, or entertaining area home.

Shown here: Green Tea Refrigerator from Amana




sleek silver kitchen faucet
Courtesy of Kohler


Simply Chic Faucet

Clean lines, sleek finishes, and ergonomic details are cornerstones of the "approachable modernism" movement in home remodeling. This faucet meets all criteria, with a look and ease of use ensuring any member of the household can use it (and enjoy the simple design) for years to come.

Shown here: Purist Kitchen Faucet from Kohler


See more cool new kitchen appliances and ideas from the  2010 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show!



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