Kitchenaid – The World’s Prettiest Kitchen Appliances

So you’ve read my post on Smeg Fridge/Freezers and you’ve ploughed a grand into buying one, yet you’ve still got money to spend?

Well, let me help.

There’s a company based in Ohio (thats owned by Whirlpool, but we’re ignoring that) that hand assemble the most glorious looking kitchen appliances known to mankind.

First up is the humble blender, designed for perfect kitchens with orange juice on tap, croissants at the ready, and eggs boiled to utter delectable delightfulness, its a must for budding TV chefs or show-home owners everywhere.

I suspect also that it never ever makes a mess and probably even loads itself into the dishwasher – for £200 I’d expect nothing less.

Next up is the paragon of chic luxury living – the espresso machine. If you’d like to turn your morning coffee into more of a ritual than a spoonful of Kenco and boiling water then look no further. This coffee machine is guaranteed to make you suave, sophisticated…… and Italian. Actually even better – Italian American.

If you really want to go totally all out then don’t forget to buy a burr grinder….but in case you were worried, they do a beautiful one of those too.

So now when you invite your 20-something £100k a year Jaguar driving mates around to your pokey little cheap flat you can offer them one of 12 different grinding settings depending how smooth they like the crema.

In all seriousness though, they are gorgeous little things, the surround isn’t plastic, its cast iron, and the see through bits are all pyrex glass. They’re quality products and they even have proper toggle switch! Everyone likes a good toggle switch!


Smeg Fridge/Freezers

To complete the trio of posts for each of my design categories I present the following on the glory of SMEG fridge/freezers.

Let me just lay out my cards, I don’t own one of these so I don’t know if they work as good as they look – but I do know that I would really very much like one.

I could try and justify my fridge lust with some fancy verbiage, or poetry, but I think that in this case pictures are worth more so here goes:

Just look at them. They’re beautiful. I really like that chunky 50’s aesthetic. From a design perspective they’re often integrated into modern kitchens as a sort of nod to retro-futuristic hopefulness.

Also, they just look a bit different from the usual white/grey boxes that the vast majority of us have. They allow a bit of colour in the kitchen without looking gaudy or out of place.

Of course, they also cost well over a thousand pounds so it’ll be a little while before I get one! There are other things on my list first!

Pictures and more details can be found at

PS retro-futuristic…. that might well be an oxymoron.