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Top 10 New Kitchen Products of 2013

by Lauren Busser, The House Designers' Contributing Writer

With 2013 nearly at its end we've seen some great advances in kitchen technology. Every year we send editors and writers to the largest home building shows in the industry. Between the International Builders Show (IBIS), the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), PCBC, and Greenbuild we have lots of exciting new technologies to share with you.

Many of the industry's top brands have been working to revolutionize the way your appliances work. From the way you preserve your food to ventilation, storage, and decor. From a refrigerator/freezer unit with two separate cooling systems, to the latest innovations in ventilation you will find a sampling of products we feel best embody the kitchen industry in 2013.
1-GE® Artistry™ Series
 
1-GE® Artistry™ Series

With Millennials making up a significant number of first-time homebuyers it's no surprise that GE® created their Artistry™ series earlier this year with the mission of making affordable appliances that style-savvy Millennials could be proud of. The appliances in the Artistry™ collection are simply designed with cool metallic handles and knobs, sleek chrome trim and classic, clean lines. And when it comes to features, everything is stripped away to the most essential functions; cooling, cooking, heating and cleaning. As GE™ puts it on their website— “It's everything today's appliances are not.” Amazingly, you can get the entire suite of Artistry™ appliances at a price that won't blow your budget.

Model: GE® Artistry™ Series | $2,416 MSRP
2-KraftMaid® Kitchen Cabinetry

It's been a busy year for KraftMaid® cabinetry. Their 2013 New Products Launch includes a series of new finishes for their cabinet doors, three new glass door styles, as well as their new CoreGuard™ sink base and WhisperTouch™ drawer system. When it comes to cabinetry you can't get any better than KraftMaid®. With over 40 years of experience and their fourteen step DuraKraft™ finishing process you are sure to get quality construction in a style you will love.

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2-KraftMaid® Kitchen Cabinetry
3-Moen® STo Kitchen Faucet
 
3-Moen® STo Kitchen Faucet

What you don't see in the Moen's® STo faucet is precisely what matters. A pull-down wand blends seamlessly into STo's slim neck, keeping the modern convenience concealed. The concealed wand isn't the only thing to love about this faucet. It comes equipped with the Reflex™ system for smooth operation and easy movement and a selection of streams depending on what you're washing. A limited lifetime warranty seals the deal with this faucet and its precise lines make it a perfect fit for any contemporary kitchen.

Model: See all Moen® STo faucet options
4-DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surfaces

DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surfaces have been around for a while and have enjoyed steady growth, but with 2014 celebrating a rise in manmade materials, DuPont is set to rocket into superstardom. In 2013 they released a series of new colors inspired by nature and regional and global trends. Dupont's™ design story for 2013 included three chapters: Solidify, Interference and Raw. All inspired by nature. In addition to these new designs/colors there are over 100 others to choose from so you are sure to find one that fits your taste.

Model: See all DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surfaces Colors
 
4-DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surfaces
5-Wolf® 30” Oven E Series Built-In Single
 
5-Wolf® 30" Oven E Series Built-In Single

The E Series built-in ovens by Wolf® are built for precision. In 2013, Wolf® announced that it will now offer three distinct design styles to their E series oven line to correspond with their New Generation product launch. The new design includes transitional, contemporary and professional options to better coordinate with the growing family of Wolf® cooking products. The new E series ovens feature updated controls and handles while keeping the line's precision performance dual convection option with ten cooking modes. Add to that three adjustable oven racks, a large double-pane window, dual interior halogen lighting, delayed start and 'Sabbath' features and you will find that this oven can meet all your needs. Not to mention all Wolf® appliances are manufactured in the United States using only premium quality materials that are proven to stand the test of time

Model: See More Built-In Ovens
6-Delta® Cassidy™ Kitchen Collection

The Cassidy™ collection is Delta's® most comprehensive collection to date. The full suite of Cassidy™ kitchen products is inspired by the classic female silhouette. But sleek looks aren't the only thing this collection has going for it. In 2013, it was expanded to include new pull-out waterfall configurations in the kitchen and comes complete with Delta's® proprietary Touch2O® Technology. These products not only complement existing Cassidy™ fixtures but also match the Cassidy™ bath collection. This kitchen collection not only gives you plenty of options but also classic style and convenience which is why we are calling this one of the best products of 2013.

Model: View the Complete Delta® Cassidy™ Kitchen Collection
 
6-Delta® Cassidy™ Kitchen Collection
7-Kohler® Strive™ Kitchen Sinks
 
7-Kohler® Strive™ Kitchen Sinks

It's probably safe to say that no one really enjoys cleaning up after an elaborate meal, but Kohler® simplifies the job with Strive™ kitchen sinks. Specifically designed to make cleanup routines easier and less of a hassle, Strive™ sinks are equipped with a variety of task oriented accessories. All Strive™ sinks come with fitted bottom basin racks to protect the sink from scratches and your glassware from bumps. Larger sinks include accessories like utility shelves for brushes and a dishcloth bar. Strive™ was designed with homeowners in mind, resulting in a sink that is easy to clean and customize. Not to mention Strive™ sinks are constructed of durable stainless steel so you are sure to get your money's worth.

Model: View the complete Strive™ Collection
8-Lumber Liquidators® Butcher Block Flooring

Butcher Block Flooring is more stable than traditional hardwood flooring and our friends at Lumber Liquidators® have a selection of handscraped colors to choose from. Butcher block solid wood flooring can be installed in all levels of the house, including the basement. Installation is a breeze since this flooring can be floated, stapled or glued into place. Each piece of flooring is completely sealed on the top, back and sides, and the distressed pattern makes for a great look that adds character to the flooring.

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8-Lumber Liquidators® Butcher Block Flooring
9-Sub-Zero® IT-36CIID Refrigerator/Freezer
 
9-Sub-Zero® IT-36CIID Refrigerator/Freezer

In conjunction with Wolf®, Sub-Zero® released a new series of built-in refrigeration that features the industry's most advanced food-preservation ideas and a wide selection of models. The IT-36CIID refrigerator/freezer is part of the New Generation new product launch. This model uses two separate cooling systems for the 13.3 cubic feet of refrigerator storage and 6.4 cubic feet of freezer space. This allows your food to stay fresher, longer, and frozen items to remain free of icing and freezer burn. Fitting with custom handles and panels for seamless integration into the surrounding cabinetry, this refrigerator/freezer is sure to help you get the most from your grocery dollars while looking terrific.

Model: See More Built-In Refrigerators
10-Jenn-Air® 36" Accolade™ Downdraft Ventilation System

Jenn-Air® presents a new refinement in kitchen ventilation. The Accolade™ Downdraft Ventilation System is individually crafted and hand polished. With graceful movement and singular performance, you can count on Accolade™ to clean the air and then disappear seamlessly. Styled beautifully with an elegant marriage of glass and steel, which is matched by its remarkable performance. The hood rises 19 inches to effectively ventilate cooking vapors from a variety of cookware. The Accolade™ ventilation system can be engaged by either pressing a button on the system itself or using the provided remote control. This ultimate luxury item also provides practical features including dishwasher-safe mesh filters, a magnetic filter attachment, four fan speeds, three duct positions, auto-shutoff when retracted, and a timer for automatically turning off the blower.

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10-Jenn-Air® 36
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