The new stainless look (in black!) and other equipment innovations.

By Christine Quinlan
September 01, 2009

The Bosch 800 Plus.

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Ultra-Quiet Dishwasher

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;

Plus: Kitchen Renovation Special: DishwashersKenmore Elite Trio.

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Gleaming Fridge

Black Stainless

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;

Plus: Ultimate Refrigerator Buying GuideLiebherr’s HWS 1800 wine refrigerator

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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;

Plus: What to Look for in a Wine RefrigeratorMoen’s 90° faucet

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Sleek Faucet

Pull-Down Convenience

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;

Plus: Kitchen Ideas: The Tiny KitchenBuilt-in European coffee system by Miele

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Coffee Tech

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.

slideshow Plus: TV Chefs’ Best Kitchen SecretsGE Profile Single-Double Wall Oven

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Space-Saving Oven

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;

Plus: Ovens 2.0: Hotter, Faster, Smarter

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