2016 International Home and Housewares Show Report: KitchenAid Unveils Fresh New Colors and Exciting New Products At Housewares Show

KitchenAid, the pioneer in bringing color to countertop appliances, is adding new stand mixer colors, finishes, and accents to its palette of over 85 color variations. In addition to the new shades Ocean Drive and Silk Pink, new finishes include Matte White, Matte Gray, and Matte Black. An additional color, Hot Sauce, will be available in a suite of four appliances including the new Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer, Hand Mixer, Hand Blender, and Food Chopper.

With today’s constantly evolving kitchen design and color trends, consumers have many more options for creating accents and focal points throughout the kitchen,” says John McConnell, design manager of small appliances for KitchenAid. “Our colorful countertop appliances can help enliven a kitchen space by offering fun and easy ways to weave new trends and personal style statements into existing décor.

KitchenAid Ocean Drive

The KitchenAid(R) Artisan(R) Series Stand Mixer in Ocean Drive (PRNewsFoto/KitchenAid)

The newest color addition to the Artisan® Series, Ocean Drive, is the brand’s first-ever stand mixer color chosen by fans out of 24 other choices during the KitchenAid “A Color for Every Cook” sweepstakes held in March, 2015. The sensual hue has a luminous and glossy finish, perfect for adding a lively yet sophisticated touch to any neutral kitchen space. It will be available for the Artisan® Series stand mixer ($429.99) beginning in July.

Silk Pink

Silk Pink

Silk Pink is the latest color to join the Kitchenaid® Artisan® Design Series Color Collection. The creamy hue adds a touch of silky sheen to countertops and a soothing ambiance to any kitchen space. It is suited especially well with white kitchen finishes or light colored countertops. It will be available for the Artisan® Design Stand Mixer ($459.99) beginning in August.

Matte White

The KitchenAid(R) Artisan(R) Series Stand Mixer in Ocean Drive (PRNewsFoto/KitchenAid)

Matte Black

The KitchenAid(R) Artisan(R) Series Stand Mixer in Ocean Drive (PRNewsFoto/KitchenAid)

Matte Grey

Matte Grey

The new finishes joining the KitchenAid® Artisan® Series are the brand’s first foray in increasingly popular kitchen décor trend of understated surfaces, and will be offered in Matte White, Matte Grey, and Matte Black. All of the soft, non-glossy hues pair well with dark, minimalist countertops and black stainless appliances, and can also serve as a neutral asset to bolder and more colorful kitchen schemes. All of the finishes will be available for the Artisan Stand Mixer ($429.99) beginning in July.

Hot Sauce Suite

Hot Sauce Suite

Hot Sauce, the brand’s newest color to be featured on a suite of countertop appliances, adds a hint of spice to this year’s lineup of new hues. Fierce and fiery, the shade lends a dynamic element to any kitchen space, pairing especially well with neutral tones and stainless steel appliances. Hot Sauce will be available for the new Artisan® Mini Series Stand Mixer ($399) in June, and the 3.5-Cup Mini Food Processor ($49.99), 2-Speed Hand Blender ($59.99), and 5-Speed Hand Mixer ($59.99) in September.

KitchenAid® Upgrades Stand Mixer Attachments, Adds New Bowl Option

As they have since the brand’s iconic stand mixer was introduced in 1919, the engineers and designers at KitchenAid® have been busy coming up with new ways for cooks to customize and enhance the versatility of this kitchen essential. This year, the brand is introducing a new, textured ceramic bowl and upgrading three of its popular stand mixer attachments, the spiralizer, the pasta press, and the pasta roller and cutter set.

On its own the stand mixer is an incredibly versatile machine, particularly for those who love to bake,” notes Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid. “By simply adding attachments and bowl options, it becomes a powerful, customizable tool for baking, cooking and simplifying food preparation.”

Ceramic Bowl

New KitcheAid Ceramic Bowl

New Ceramic Bowl

Designed to complement any of the many available stand mixer colors, the new ceramic bowl combines a unique embossed diamond pattern with a Matte White finish. Made with a durable, non-porous, chip-resistant ceramic, the bowl is dishwasher and microwave safe and features a convenient pouring spout and comfortable handle. The ceramic embossed bowl joins a collection of 5-quart ceramic bowls available in Glacier, Majestic Yellow, Onyx Black, Purple and White Chocolate. Glass bowls available for tilt-head stand mixer models include hammered glass, frosted glass, and clear glass finish options. The bowl, which fits all 4.5-quart and 5-quart stand mixer models, is scheduled for availability in July 2016 at a suggested retail price of $99.99.

Spiralizer Blades

The newest of the stand mixer attachments, the spiralizer, adds two new blade accessories to the existing five blades, increasing its versatility to offer thirteen combinations of spiralizing, slicing, peeling and coring of fresh fruits and vegetables. The new thin blade set offers cooks the ability to create ultra-fine angel hair zucchini noodle strands for a healthy alternative to flour based pasta, and delicately thin fruit and vegetable slices and spirals for bright, seasonal garnishes. Available in April 2016, the new thin blade set will carry a suggested retail price of $39.99. The complete spiralizer attachment with all seven blades is scheduled for availability in April 2016 at a suggested retail price of $149.99. The original spiralizer attachment featuring five quick-change blades will continue to be offered at $129.99.

Pasta Making Attachments

The popular pasta making attachments for the stand mixer have been given a sleek, updated look. Crafted of premium, commercial-style stainless steel, the new pasta roller features eight settings, allowing for more precise control over desired pasta sheet thickness. Upgraded pasta cutters can accommodate larger batches of spaghetti, capellini, and fettuccini. The 3-piece pasta roller and cutter set attachments will carry a suggested retail price of $249.99, the 2-piece cutter sets for $149.99, and the new pasta roller can be purchased separately for $99.99.

The new Gourmet Pasta Press also features an updated design and offers six interchangeable pasta plates for making fresh spaghetti, rigatoni, fusilli, large macaroni or small macaroni. A built-in wire cutter offers increased precision in cutting pasta to desired lengths. The attachment’s sleek and convenient storage case allows for quick and convenient storage of the parts while not in use. The gourmet pasta press is scheduled for availability in July 2016 at a suggested retail price of $189.99. Continue reading

KitchenAid® Craft Coffee Line Brings The Coffeeshop Experience Into Home Kitchens

New Stand Mixer Color Dazzles at International Home + Housewares Show 2015

KitchenAid continues to bring the coffee house experience into the home with three new additions to its Craft Coffee portfolio: the Siphon Coffee Brewer, Precision Press Coffee Maker and Burr Grinder. Inspired by the careful technique and precision of baristas, the brand’s newly expanded line of brewers offers a range of craft brewing methods celebrated within coffee house culture. Beginning with the Pour Over Coffee Brewer and Pro Line® Series Espresso Maker and the forthcoming new products, consumers can bring a range of barista techniques that deliver nuanced flavors, aromas and expert consistency of a high-end craft coffee house into their kitchens.The new additions to the line were formally introduced at the 2015 International Home and 2015_show_logo_dates_HiResHousewares Show, presently happening in in Chicago, Ill.

Available now, the KitchenAid® Pour Over Coffee Brewer– having earned a Home Brewer Certification from the Specialty Coffee Association of America, which enforces some of the country’s toughest guidelines on home coffee brewing equipment– emulates the technique of an expert barista with a pre-infusion stage that pours just enough water to wet the coffee grounds, then pauses long enough to allow the fresh coffee to “exhale” before the final brewing stage. This technique creates the “bloom” that marks a great cup of pour over coffee, without the need to watch, wait and hover over the cup.

The brewer also boasts a carefully designed shower head that fully saturates the fresh grounds, and an intermittent brewing cycle that mimics the natural pauses in a handmade pour over brew. In addition, it features multiple brewing temperature settings calibrated for both light and dark roast coffees, and an adjustable cup setting that optimizes the brew for different batch sizes.

KitchenAid Pour Over Coffee Brewer

KitchenAid Pour Over Coffee Brewer

KitchenAid Pro Line Series Manual Espresso - Empire Red

KitchenAid Pro Line Series Manual Espresso Maker – Empire Red

French press is a popular coffee brewing technique known for resulting in rich, full bodied flavor,” notes Beth Robinson, senior brand experience manager for KitchenAid. “The features built into this new coffee maker help optimize flavor without requiring the skills or tools of a barista.”

The forthcoming KitchenAid® Siphon Coffee Brewer,  available in Onyx Black, Silver and Slate, reimagines the theater of classic vacuum pot brewers with modern engineering, simple setup and fewer parts, combining the richness of total-immersion brewing methods with the clean flavor profile of filter-brewed coffee, all without the need for an actual filter.  The new KitchenAid® Siphon Coffee Brewer features vacuum technology that fully immerses the grounds in water to create a more complex flavor profile. The new brewer uses vapor pressure to create a vacuum and draw hot water from the carafe, up through a stainless steel siphon tube, and into the upper brew unit. Here, the grounds are fully immersed and evenly saturated with hot water, extracting the coffee’s full range of flavors. When the brewing temperature is reached, the heat turns off and vacuum is lost, causing the freshly brewed coffee to stream down through a reusable stainless steel mesh filter and empty back into the carafe.

KitchenAid Siphon Coffee Brewer - Onyx Black

KitchenAid Siphon Coffee Brewer – Onyx Black

The brewer is constructed of premium glass with stainless steel accents. An included reusable stainless steel filter is simple to clean and eliminates the waste disposable filters create. A strong magnetic interlock system secures the top and bottom carafes together to ensure a tight seal for brewing, while a dual-purpose lid sits on top of the unit during brewing and can then be conveniently attached to the carafe for pouring. An angled cleaning brush makes the unit easy to clean between uses.

Making siphon-brewed coffee by hand is a complicated process requiring precise timing and frequent temperature adjustments over an open flame,” said Robinson. “Our new brewer eliminates this tedious process with simple setup and fewer parts, while maintaining the unmistakable flavors of siphon-brewed coffee. Despite its ease of use, the brewer provides coffee lovers with a rich sensory experience. Watching the brew method, enjoying its complex aromas and tasting the end product make for a very satisfying ritual.Continue reading