We’re only a few weeks into 2013, but upmarket appliances maker Miele isn’t wasting any time.
The German-based manufacturer has already announced a whole new range of appliances – the 6000 collection.
The high-end collection is available in two designs – either PureLine or ContourLine. ContourLine comes in a modern, industrial-style stainless steel finish, while PureLine is available in three different shades of glossy glass – either black, white, or Havana Brown, which provides sleek lines in kitchens based around walnut or dark timber units.
Both lines have been designed so that if you want to stack them either horizontally or vertically in your kitchen, they will sit in perfect symmetry.
The K30000 fridge freezer is one of the range’s flagship pieces, with its stainless-steel rimmed drawers. There are FlexiLight LED strips which make it easier to find the food you’re looking for.
And, with a new report finding that half of the food produced is thrown away, Miele’s new fridge, with its PerfectFreshPro humidity-controlled drawer could help stop some of that waste. According to Miele, it keeps food fresh for four times longer than your average fridge.
For those who would love an American-style refrigerator with ice and water dispenser, but can’t be bothered with the work to get it plumbed in, Miele has the answer. It has a removable water tank so you can place the fridge wherever you want in your kitchen.
The Multisteam technology used in Miele’s 38-litre steam and 48-litre combi steam ovens is also an impressive feature of the 6000 collection. Water from a tank is pumped into a powerful steam generator before being injected via six or eight outlets into the oven. It means food retains more moisture and nutrients, leading to perfectly cooked meat and veg.
And, along with the big standout pieces, are the smaller appliances that make all the difference to your kitchen. The Generation 6000 bean-to-cup coffee machine makes a delicious cuppa and, there’s a One Touch For Two function that makes two cups of any coffee at one time, meaning you can make a morning brew for both you and your other half.
In total, the range has more than 200 built-in appliances included in its two design lines.
Miele believes its PureLine gizmos lend themselves to open-plan kitchens while ContourLine is more appropriate for classic, single-room kitchens.
Miele’s managing director and co-owner, Dr Reinhard Zinkann, said: “Our Generation 6000 stands for even greater elegance, versatility and user convenience in the kitchen.”
It’s certainly a far cry from Miele’s first products after the firm’s launch in 1899 – which were a cream separator, butter churn and tub washing machine.
No prices for the 6000 Collection have been released yet, but the gizmos certainly won’t come cheap. Miele is expected to have an official UK launch at the Grand Designs London show in May.