When you are cooking and creating in the kitchen, the last thing you want to think about is the mess you will have to clean up after your spectacular meal (or baking disaster)!
Having the right dishwasher installed can help to take the strain out of entertaining and reduce those arguments over who’s turn it is to wash up. Here is a guide to some of your options.
If you want to create a total streamlined kitchen, integration of your appliances is key. Being virtually invisible when not in use is a bonus but as the old adage goes, it’s what’s on the inside that matters.
Siemens has innovative designs for their appliances and their dishwashers are no different. Their Zeolith® technology utilises a natural mineral that absorbs moisture and converts it into thermal energy. This helps to efferently dry dishes in an energy efficient way.
You can also save up to 66% of washing time with their varioSpeed Plus button and with the LED interior lights you will be able to load the dishwasher with maximum ease. The special glassware cycle will clean glass at 40°C and the flexible racks (varioFlex) even allow you to load glasses in two rows in the bottom rack – very convenient and safe thanks to the glass rack.
Everyone has a different way of loading the dishwasher. Whatever your preference, Caple's adjustable upper baskets and clever cutlery that sit at the top of the dishwasher to allow more flexibility when stacking your dishes.
The Di651 model is so quiet you would be forgiven for not realising it is actually switched on. So, Caple have added a clever status light to let you know where in the cycle you are. This is projected onto the floor.
Find out more about Caple’s dishwashers here.
Selected dishwasher cycles use water as hot as 70°C which kills bacteria and helps easily removed even baked-on stains. NEFF dishwashers do not completely fill up with water, they can use as little as 6.5 litres of water per cycle and with some cycles taking only 45 minutes you can also save time.
NEFFs Door Open Assist technology, allows you to open the fully-integrated dishwasher simply by pressing it lightly. All the handy programmes are displayed on the top of the front panel featuring your individual kitchen design.
Find out more about NEFF dishwasher technology here
If you would like help with the appliances for your kitchen project or planning how these work in your space, please visit our Horsham showroom or contact us today.
With all of us becoming more aware of cleanliness during the recent pandemic, our attentions have turned to staying germ free in our homes. The trend for touch free appliances and fittings is likely to rise, so if you are planning to install a new kitchen, it is worth considering if a touch free tap would work for you.
If you want a hands-free alternative with a sense of style (or should we say sensor style) then look no further than the BLANCO smart taps to future proof your kitchen sink. The SOLENTA-S Senso tap from BLANCO has innovative sensor and start/stop technology that activates and deactivates water flow.
The sensor, located on the underside of the tap to stop accidental access, is sensitive with a close-range detection of 6cms so you don’t waste any water.
The smart technology doesn’t compromise its design and functionality. With semi-professional dual spray you can use a jet spray for rinsing food from the dishes or wide spray for filling pots with water.
Halo Interiors can supply and install this tap in your new kitchen. Visit our Horsham showroom to see a BLANCO tap in action or discuss your new kitchen design with us today!
When you think of kitchen worktops, your mind may go straight to options like natural quartz or possibly laminate as these are commonly found in homes. You may be less familiar with the material Corian®. Corian® is a solid surface that can be uniquely designed to your specifications. You can let your imagination run wild and create virtually seamless, organic shapes that come in bold colours.
Here are more benefits of this material:
If you are looking for a hard-wearing surface for your worktops, Corian® is an extremely durable, versatile material. Corian® cannot delaminate, the joints are inconspicuous, and fluids cannot penetrate.
As Corian® is a non-porous surface it prevents stains and day-to-day marks from penetrating the material.
Corian® is nonporous and hygienic. Its smooth surface does not allow liquids to penetrate and that makes it easy to clean. Bacteria and mould have nowhere to take root. When Corian® looks clean, it is really clean.
Corian® surfaces are renewable and inherently environmentally friendly. Heavy stains and scratches can be erased without a trace simply by rubbing with household cleaner. Just a little effort will soon return the surface of Corian® to mint condition.
One of the most interesting benefits of using a Corian® surface in your kitchen is that it can be designed into a seamless splashback, countertop, and sink combination that is unique to your home. Colour-coordinated Joint Adhesive bonds Corian® solid surface with inconspicuous seams. This results in a smooth surface that enables you to create large designs fashioned from a single element. The seamless look of integrated Corian® countertops, sinks, and coved backsplashes also means there are no crevices to trap dirt and bacteria.
Visit our Horsham showroom today to see our Corian® splashback and worktop example.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, so when you are creating a new one, you want it to work perfectly to enhance your lifestyle. Halo Interiors can create the ideal kitchen, no matter how large or small the space you have to work with is.
We spend 60% of our time when in the kitchen at the sink. In fact, utilising the sink is a great way to take back some valuable kitchen real estate. The BLANCO ETAGON system is a versatile, tiered accessory set that helps create a practical solution to creating more space at the sink.
Using perforated bowls or movable top-rails is a good way to create more storage for additional working surfaces for vegetables to be drained. The ETAGON rails can be used in many different uses. For example, these can be used to hold pans or steamers.
If your kitchen is more compact, accessories will be your best friend to maximise your space. You can create flexible cutting areas with BLANCO universal cutting boards. These nestle snugly inside your sink to allow more surface space and free up counter space.
Contact us today for a quote or project design. Email email@example.com or call 01403 266 630 for more information.
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