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“All Black” is the new stainless steel


Black Interior has been one of the for many years Trends in the kitchen, also in the 2021/22 season. So it stands to reason that well-known manufacturers not only tinker with the functionality of their devices, but also themselves especially the color focus: Kitchen utensils in black, from hob to mixer, are exhibited at trade fairs and in showrooms all over the country. That has good reasons. (Photo: Dross Ingolstadt)

This article was published on August 27, 2019 and updated on June 11, 2021.

Kitchen appliances in black: an ongoing hype

Black is the new stainless steel. Where else in the kitchen? silver flashed out, appliances, sinks and surfaces are now often integrated into one deep dark, anodized black submerged. Black, the non-color, is considered to be noble and timelessjust like stainless steel in kitchen design many decades before. So why experienced it black A hype now of all times?

Many kitchen appliances, whether new or relaunched, are initially in polished stainless steel released. The advantages are apparent: Stainless steel is hygienic and easy to care for, fits perfectly to every kitchen color and different interior styles and like the masses. Stainless steel does not polarize, as fittings made of brass or built-in appliances made of copper sometimes do. The selective use of stainless steel also leaves a in the kitchen coherent overall picture – The material can be found in built-in appliances, handle strips, fittings, sinks, table lamps, LED spots, skirting boards and small kitchen appliances. Another metal would be in this concentration possibly overwhelming Act. In addition, the material is comparative Cheap.

Black is the new stainless steel: almost all well-known kitchen manufacturers are bringing out new editions for kitchen appliances in black.  Purism is arriving.  (Photo: BORA)
Black is the new stainless steel: almost all well-known kitchen manufacturers are bringing out new editions for kitchen appliances in black. Purism is arriving. (Photo: BORA)

Kitchen appliances in black: from black buttons to a completely black look

So now black. In retrospect, of course, turning to black kitchen appliances is only one thing small balancing act towards the perfection of the device optics. So far, almost all kitchen appliances have had a share of black: black tinted windows, black ceramic and induction hobs, formerly black electric and gas hobs, black buttons and buttons. Still, turning to all-black kitchen appliances takes a bit Extravagance and courage.

Courage because the latest Full-surface induction hobs in black almost do without intuitive signage and the surface completely dark remains when the hob is not in use. When switched on then conduct discreetly used light strips by handling the hob, the without the familiar buttons and displays initially it is a question of getting used to.

An innovation without a doubt looks sublime and sooner or later it will also establish itself in the kitchen. Because: the interest in absolutely puristic perfection increases. In the past few years, German-speaking countries have also changed the functionality of a kitchen Design of the kitchen space facing, it is not only the elegant appearance of the kitchen furniture that is being refined, but also that of the built-in kitchen appliances.

The new kitchen appliances in black, which are often aesthetically integrated into dark kitchen environments, convey perfection.  (Photo: Gaggenau)
The new kitchen appliances in black, which are often aesthetically integrated into dark kitchen environments, convey perfection. (Photo: Gaggenau)

Former stainless steel elements replaced by kitchen appliances in black: handles, fittings, chairs

The more reduced, the more trendy: Kitchen appliances are either fully integrated or hidden behind cabinet niches seamlessly in worktops and cabinet fronts a. Buttons and frames stainless steel are sometimes used as eye-catchers in black designs, but are increasingly banned from the kitchen area. black Conquers not only the common device surfaces, but also the so far typical stainless steel applications: suddenly shine black fittings to make a statement black handles and toggles harmonize with black steel frame and chair frames and black control buttons are – at least visually – sunk into the area.

From the handle bar to the control buttons, kitchen appliances are equipped with anodized stainless steel, aluminum and black glass - a uniform appearance.  (Photo: Fisher & Paykel)
From the handle bar to the control buttons, kitchen appliances are equipped with anodized stainless steel, aluminum and black glass – a uniform picture. (Photo: Fisher & Paykel)

New design options with kitchen appliances in black: luxurious and mysterious

The Designer’s favorite color has always been considered posh and reserved. Black kitchen appliances also achieve one new level of luxury: they seem precious, dignified, modern – and a little mysterious.

Kitchen appliances that are completely immersed in a black cover open up exciting new design options for the kitchen area. People like to use it, for example the uniform coloring from the device wall and rear wall, so that the cabinet body around it as a frame is perceived. It is now also possible the two-tone design a kitchen where previously it was often flashing silver stainless steel was in the game. This is trendy and looks harmonious – just on that Significant reduced.

The completely black design of appliance fronts results in unique new possibilities in kitchen design.  (Photo: V-ZUG)
The completely black design of appliance fronts results in unique new possibilities in kitchen design. (Photo: V-ZUG)

Materials for kitchen appliances in black: glass, aluminum and anodized stainless steel

The The irony of the story‘: is often used for black kitchen appliances not only black colored glass used, but also brushed, black or dark anodized stainless steel. This brings the practical technical properties of the resistant material and is through a Anodizing process additionally hardened, so that highest abrasion resistance and durability are guaranteed with frequent use.

Also anodized aluminum is often used for black kitchen appliances and shelves because it is lighter and cheaper as colored stainless steel. A completely different price category, for that absolute high quality to reach new, velvety matt carbon coatings, from diamond-like carbon layers are composed and particularly light as well stable and resilient can be used – in addition to kitchen surfaces, for example in cars.

Anodized stainless steel or carbon coating?  All black kitchen appliances are high quality and durable - and a luxurious eye-catcher.  (Photo: Miele)
Anodized stainless steel or carbon coating? All black kitchen appliances are high quality and durable – and a luxurious eye-catcher. (Photo: Miele)

Manufacturers of kitchen appliances in black: Miele, BORA, Siemens, QUOOKER, Gaggenau

Almost all well-known kitchen appliance manufacturer have had a high quality second edition Have their products brought out in shiny Black steel, anodized aluminum or black glass ceramic is held. Stainless steel plays a rather subordinate role: For example, customers can often choose between pure, rimless induction hobs and hobs with stainless steel frame choose. The same applies to ovens and steamers: all black (but also white or anthracite) appliances alternate stainless steel-framed products.

For the latter, for example, the company draws Miele responsible who with their new generation 7000 one impressive benchmark for kitchen appliance design has set.

Standardized Kitchen utensils in black but also show BORA with the BORA Professional 2.0 All Black, the company QUOOKER with the fittings Fusion and Flex in black, Gaggenau with the anodized handles of the Vario hob series 200 or Bosch with the Accent Line Carbon Black collection.

Like many other well-known kitchen manufacturers, the Dutch fittings manufacturer QUOOKER has released several models in black - here the Flex model.  (Photo: Quooker)
Like many other well-known kitchen manufacturers, the Dutch fittings manufacturer QUOOKER has released several models in black – here the Flex model. (Photo: Quooker)

How absolutely unique and elegant Kitchen appliances and accessories in penetrating, uniform black tone can look like, we show you in our related Photo gallery – also with a before and after photo of the conventional model, which is often in stainless steel first brought on the market becomes.

Let yourself in the kitchen studio of your choice advise on black kitchen appliances. You will find a selection of studios in Germany and Austria here.

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