The new stainless look (in black!) and other equipment innovations.
Courtesy of Bosch
The Bosch 800 Plus is almost silent and is water-efficient, using as little as 1.5 gallons per cycle. A V-shaped third rack holds small dishes and cutlery. From $1,649; bosch.com.
Courtesy of Kenmore
The steel finish on Kenmore Elite Trio resists fingerprints and blends in with both black and stainless steel appliances. Hidden door hinges give the fridge a built-in look. Plus, a blue LCD screen allows precise temperature controls. From $3,100; kenmore.com.
Courtesy of Liebherr
User-Friendly Wine Refrigerator
Liebherr’s HWS 1800, a new alternative to under-counter wine fridges, can be installed anywhere. Its compact size (just 18 by 24 inches) is exactly the same as a speed oven’s. $1,999; liebherr-appliances.com.
Courtesy of Moen
The unique shape of Moen’s 90° faucet allows it to arc over big pots without bumping into them and lets it shoot water into every corner of the sink. The nearly six-foot-long hose makes it easy to pull out for filling large pots on the countertop. $480; moen.com.
Courtesy of Miele
New European Choices
Built-in European coffee systems for the would-be home barista aren’t new, but the number of companies now producing them is impressive. Among the latest brands available in the United States: Miele, Ariston, Fagor, Gaggenau and Electrolux.
Courtesy of GE
Two ovens in the space of one? The new GE Profile model fits a double oven into a standard 30-inch wall slot. $2,799; ge.com.