Who:MinacciolaWhat We Noticed: Everyone was talking about this articulating hood vent -- you can grab it and move it anywhere over the stove. I'm a bit perplexed as the advantages of a movable hood, but it looked pretty dang cool. Paired with the red spigot knobs on the range, this was downright steampunk. Also of note at Minicciola's booth: There was an entire wall built of crates full of real tomatoes. More photos below...
Who:MieleWhat We Noticed: We've been saying it; here's more proof: Glossy white appliances are the new stainless steel. German appliance-maker Miele put some gorgeous glossy white pieces front and center at EuroCucina. Click through for more photos — including one of the prettiest fridges we've seen in a long time.
The standout feature of this recent Tech Tour on Apartment Therapy is undoubtedly the vintage 1950's fire red Chambers stove in the kitchen, made of heavy gauge steel and porcelain enamel. What a beauty!
Conventionally, the kitchen range is installed against a wall. And for good reason: it makes it a no-brainer when it comes to the ventilation hood: just run it up the wall. But then something happened in kitchen design: the range (or just the cooktop in some cases), was given the freedom to be located on an island in the center of the kitchen. But what about the hood? Here, we've gathered some options and examples:
When Christie at Just Beachy wanted to improve the appearance of her standard under-cabinet range hood cover, she took matters into her own hands. As a result of her DIY ingenuity, she now has a lovely chimney-style range hood cover (without giving up any cabinet space!). See how she did it after the jump:
Do you have a range hood and vent over your stove? If not, how do you cope with cooking smells, smoke, and grease? We're in our third rental now with no range hood, and it's getting tiresome. What about you? Do you have a hood? If you do, do you like it? And if you don't have one, have you found ways of coping without it?
I've considered buying one instead of the conventional range hood, in order to maximize space in the kitchen and also to create a more modern, minimal look. But I am worried that downdrafts are not as effective in exhausting the odors and fumes while cooking in comparison to range hoods. Any advice?
This kitchen gets a lot of use, and we cook meat a couple times per week. After renovating last spring, and living without some of the final touches since then, our kitchen really, really needs an exhaust hood (we're open to either carbon filter or outdoor ventilation methods). After searching, here's what we know...
Old houses, old kitchens, and secret surprises. That has been the story of our current moving-in process. We are working with an old kitchen that has its challenges... and its Bat Cave-style surprises. Check out the video above to see what we found as we were exploring the mysterious buttons and gadgets in our kitchen!