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Individual and intuitive: Küppersbusch highlights from LivingKitchen 2017 in Cologne

Key facts at a glance:

  • Küppersbusch is focusing on individual design, maximum design freedom and intuitive controls in its new products and series
  • Designer Klaus Keichel is retiring after 40 years // Marcus Keichel will be the new designer for Küppersbusch
  • Individual and intuitive: new oven range with WiFi-capable appliances
  • “Shade of Grey” is the new series of appliances in metallic mid-grey
  • Vacuuming drawer complements new sous-vide program for steam cooking
  • Hobs in black, white and grey
  • New cooktop extractor for individual VarioLine modules

“Küppersbusch launched the first stove on the market in 1875. In 2017 we’re showing our best yet.” This statement was the invitation issued by the long-standing company for LivingKitchen in Cologne – and the company has kept its word. Küppersbusch is showcasing not just one oven at the trade fair but an entire new range of ovens. The company is focusing on maximum individuality and, with its uniform styling of cover panels and handles, making it possible to combine products from the three Küppersbusch series: Profession+, Premium+ and Comfort+. The new oven range also features intuitive controls, new functionality and WiFi-capable appliances. The K-Connect app enables appliances to be controlled remotely, recipes to be selected and then sent to the oven direct together with the appropriate settings.

With “Shade of Grey” the name says it all. It is a new series of appliances in a warm metallic mid-grey. The appliances are the ideal match for natural surfaces like wood, stone and concrete, and of course for white kitchen surfaces.


-- New designer for Küppersbusch --

Klaus Keichel was responsible for the design of Küppersbusch appliances for more than four decades. Instead of going for zeitgeist, he always favoured timelessness. He created products that with their sober, clear design language have a high degree of recognisability. Saying farewell to an outstanding designer like Klaus Keichel is hard. Which is why we are delighted to have succeeded in gaining Marcus Keichel as his successor. Marcus brings his own style but has a similar approach to design as his father,” says Andrea Heiner-Kruckas, Head of Marketing and Product Management at Küppersbusch Hausgeräte GmbH.

In his career to date, Marcus Keichel has created many products that go beyond fashion’s mood swings and therefore have lasting validity. He has, for example, designed stools and chairs for renowned manufacturers. They are already regarded as classics of tomorrow and have received a number of awards, including the famous GOOD DESIGN Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. He will assume responsibility for product design at Küppersbusch Hausgeräte GmbH with immediate effect.

-- New steam cooker and vacuuming drawer for sous-vide cooking --

The new steam cookers from Küppersbusch work with optimum steam distribution. For example, the new CBD 6850.0 compact oven with steamer impresses with its versatile features. Besides 14 oven functions and eleven special baking functions, it also offers a choice of six steam cooking and 13 additional special steam functions. Bursts of steam can be added either manually or automatically to every oven function. The special steam functions include the sous-vide program, with which meat, fish or vegetables can be gently cooked in a vacuum bag at relatively low temperatures of around 60° C. Küppersbusch also offers the appropriate vacuuming drawer, which is perfect for preparing food for sous-vide cooking. Raw or already cooked food can also be sealed in a vacuum bag to keep fresh and enjoyable for longer.

-- Hobs does need not always need to be black --

Individuality also plays a major role in the hobs from Küppersbusch. The company will be presenting a large number of new hobs – in classic black, in discreet grey and in pure white – at this year's LivingKitchen. Controls are simple and intuitive to operate. Besides two existing hobs with integrated cooktop extraction, the company now has a new cooktop extraction unit for the VarioLine concept – a modular system that allows high-end elements to be assembled to form an individual cooking area.