House & Home: Kitchenaid Unveils Covetable New Colors At 2017 Home & Housewares Show

KitchenAid, the pioneer in bringing color to countertop appliances, is adding new stand mixer colors, small appliance collection hues, and finishes to its palette of over 86 color variations. New colors Avocado Cream, Black Violet, Ink Blue, and Milkshake, all featuring the brand’s popular matte finish, will join the current matte finish stand mixer options. Small appliance collection offerings have expanded to include existing colors Guava Glaze, Matte Grey, and Matte Black.

The kitchen is a key place for cooks to play and experiment with favorite new and trending colors,” says Jessica McConnell, Senior Manager of Color, Finish and Material Design for KitchenAid. “Our ever-expanding small appliance color and finish offerings provide consumers, even more, freedom to curate and enliven kitchen countertops.”

Stand Mixer Colors

Avocado Cream, the latest option in matte Artisan® Mini stand mixer finishes, offers an earthy yet contemporary approach to a more traditional pastel hue, perfect for natural kitchen finishes and countertops. It will be available for the Artisan Mini stand mixer ($399.99) beginning in July.

KitchenAid Stand Mixer New Colors

KitchenAid Stand Mixer New Colors

Joining the Artisan® Series offerings are new colors Black Violet, and Ink Blue. Black Violet with its deep purple hue, a more indulgent and velvety alternative to the brighter purple stand mixer colors currently available. The new Ink Blue shade offers a softer alternative to Matte Black, while still maintaining a neutral tone. Inspired by classic ink blue glaze on white bone china tableware, the deep, rich blue fits seamlessly into a variety of kitchen color schemes. Offered only on the Artisan® Series 5 Quart stand mixer ($429.99), Ink Blue will be available in July and Black Violet will be available in September.

Milkshake, a welcome new addition to both the Artisan and Professional Series, adds warm-toned, neutral option to the brand’s existing lineup of natural and off-white offerings. It will be available for both the Artisan® Series 5 Quart stand mixer ($429.99) and Pro 600™ Series 6 Quart stand mixer ($569.99) beginning in July. Continue reading

Small Gifts, Big Performance: Small Appliance Gift Holiday Gift Ideas From Kitchenaid

As the saying goes, some of the best gifts come in small packages. Consider, for example, scaled-down small appliances from KitchenAid that pack a one-two punch of power and performance with space-saving size. Sure to please the seasoned home cook, DIY diva or aspiring culinary star on anyone’s gift list, these small but mighty appliances include the Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer, Mini Food Processor and Precision Press Coffee Maker.

Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer

Home cooks who lack space for multiple pieces of cooking equipment will find culinary nirvana with the gift of an Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer. Offering the same power and performance as the brand’s Classic™ Stand Mixer, the Mini Artisan Mixer features a 3.5-quart capacity yet is 20% smaller and 25% lighter.

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KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer in Hot Sauce

Using the included flat beater, wire whip and dough hook the new model can quickly and efficiently mix and knead ingredients for up to five dozen cookies or a loaf of bread. Best of all, it accommodates all optional hub-based attachments available for the larger models. These include everything from a spiralizer, pasta maker and food grinder to a food processor and juicer.

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KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixers in V Formation

The Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer is offered in Contour Silver, Empire Red, Guava Glaze, Honeydew, Hot Sauce, Matte Black, Matte Grey, Matte White, Orange Sorbet and Twilight Blue at a suggested retail price of $399.99.

Mini Food Processor

Compact and lightweight, the Mini Food Processor’s size makes it an easy and accessible “go to” gift for cooks who like to quickly chop, prepare dressings and create sauces. Featuring a 3.5-cup capacity, two speeds and a pulse operation, the mini food processor provides precise control to produce coarse or fine results every time. The uniquely designed stainless steel blade effortlessly chops and purees, and locks in place for convenient pouring. An easy-to-clean work bowl, lid and blade are all dishwasher safe, making it the perfect gift for simplifying essential food preparation tasks.

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KitchenAid Mini Food Processor

The Mini Food Processor, is presently available and will be offered in Twilight Blue, Hot Sauce, White, Onyx Black, Contour Silver, Ice, Liquid Graphite, Cocoa Silver, Boysenberry, Green Apple, Watermelon, Majestic Yellow, Empire Red, Tangerine and Pink at a suggested retail price of $49.99 Continue reading

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Keep Warm This Holiday Season With Kitchenaid® Kettles

Holiday entertaining and the chill of winter make warm, toasty beverages particularly welcome. This year, give loved ones the gift of warmth, comfort and convenience with one of three stunning electric and stovetop kettles from KitchenAid.hero-null-hr

Glass Tea Kettle

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The new KitchenAid® Glass Tea Kettle with preset settings offers tea lovers easy mastery of the perfect cup.

Designed to give tea lovers the same level of precision and control that KitchenAid craft coffee products offer coffee enthusiasts, the new Glass Tea Kettle is sure to delight the tea enthusiast in your life this holiday season. Constructed of premium Schott® glass and stainless steel, the electric kettle takes the guesswork out of steeping and offers quick mastery of making a perfect cup of tea. Coupled with its five preset specialty tea temperature settings, the new kettle’s Schott glass and stainless steel construction create the ideal vessel for tea brewing. Each temperature setting is designed to preserve the unique flavors and aromas of individual tea varieties such as Oolong, herbal, black, white or green.

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KitchenAid® Glass Tea Kettle

Built for speed, the Glass Tea Kettle quietly boils water in minutes, then switches to Keep Warm mode for up to 30 minutes before automatically shutting off. The Keep Warm mode keeps liquids at precisely 158° F, and can also be used for brewing more delicate teas. A removable base allows for 360-degree rotation for easy transfer of the kettle and includes an on/off button with a white LED ‘on’ indicator light.

Additional features of the easy-to-fill 1.3L kettle include convenient water level markings and a stainless steel steeper that can be easily removed at the proper time to prevent tea from over steeping or to boil water for other uses. A portable steeper holder keeps counters clean from drips during and between uses, while a stainless steel lime scale filter clarifies water by filtering out impurities that can alter the taste of teas. Available now, the new KitchenAid® Glass Tea Kettle carries a suggested retail price of $169.99. Continue reading

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

Fashion+Lifestyle 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Although you have already bought most of your gifts, it’s never too late to add yt another unique gift for that very special family member or romantic partner. Below you will find some prime examples of gifts that will put a smile on their faces. Happy holidays.

GIFTS FOR THE HOME

A scent is a time capsule. It can invoke our most intimate memories and dreams, and open doors to distant worlds. Curated by an architect specializing in Historic Preservation, Arquiste is a fragrance collection that transports the wearer to evocative moments in history. Meticulously researched using authentic sources and crafted with only the rarest of ingredients, each fragrance, especially the holiday candles, restores the olfactive experience of a particular time and place, allowing both women and men to unlock personal revelations and experience history in a most intimate way.

First, Dark Galleon takes you to the hull of a merchant ship docked in Nagasaki in September of 1620. Surrounded by the dark waters in the pitch-black night, the ship’s precious cargo of rare spices, exotic incense, and rich leather thicken the air with their heady scent. Developed with Nicole Mancini and Rodrigo Flores-Roux, the scent evokes the legendary ship that inspired the new Nanban Eau de Parfum. The woody and leathery scent of the candle features notes of fiery Persian saffron and the finest Spanish leather, balanced with tropical sandalwood, precious Frankincense, and dark cade.

Then, exquisite Art Deco Velvet brings the splendor of The Architect’s Club’s, inspired by the original Mayfair location to life, capturing the feel of the Art Deco movement in 1930. The scent of gin martinis mingle with fine vanilla and blond tobacco smoke, evoking the elegant imprint of the cozy wood-paneled interior of The Fumoir bar at Claridge’s Hotel in London. Developed with Nicole Mancini and Yann Vasnier, the fragrance opens with notes of juniper berry oil, revealing a heart of blond tobacco, vanilla absolute and oakwood. Rich amber finishes the fragrance with a warm, lingering scent.

Finally, journey to the Royal Convent of Jesus Maria with Mexican Baroque. Deep in the heart of Mexico City in 1695, a group of nuns gathers together in the kitchen to concoct a cherished recipe. Blending together rich chocolate and spices in earthenware pots, the Sisters brew hot cocoa rich enough to unleash a sensuous rapture. Developed with Nicole Mancini, Rodrigo Flores-Roux and Yann Vasnier, Mexican Baroque captures the scents that fill the kitchen, blending cocoa absolute, Mexican vanilla, and smoked chilies together with cedar wood and red clay. Each 8.9 oz. / 251 g. candle costs $85 and is available at http://arquiste.com/

NEST FRAGRANCES is well-known for creating exceptional, authentic scents for the home year-round, but the holiday season is a particularly special time for the fragrance house: Over the years, the brand has created extraordinary and memorable home fragrance collections for the holidays like the aptly named HOLIDAY, BIRCHWOOD PINE, and now, HEARTH. Since 2008, the iconic HOLIDAY COLLECTION makes the season sparkle with its blend of traditional and comforting sweet and spicy notes, including pomegranate, Mandarin orange, pine and cinnamon. In 2012, the BIRCHWOOD PINE COLLECTION debuted, bringing indoors the invigorating scent of a majestic winter forest with notes of white pine, fir balsam and birchwood. HEARTH spins a different tale: It captures the aroma of a wintertime fire by combining rich oud wood with frankincense and hints of smoky embers.

Hearth Home Fragrance by NEST

Hearth Home Fragrance by NEST

Available in three sizes, each HEARTH SCENTED CANDLE is housed in an attractive glass vessel in a rich shade of chocolate-brown and decorated with alternating frosted and festive gold stripes. The HEARTH Reed Diffuser bottle features the same decoration but with clear glass and chocolate-brown-colored solution. NEST Fragrances candles are made with a premium, highly-refined wax formula for maximum scent throw – ideal for entertaining during the holidays. The HEARTH Collection includes (all prices SRP) a Classic Candle, 8.1 Oz. (230 g) for $38; Reed Diffuser, 5.9 Fl. Oz. (175 mL), for $42; 3-Wick Candle, 21.2 Oz. (601 g), for $58; and Votive Candle, 2 Oz. (57 g), for $14.

Hearth Home Fragrance by NEST

Hearth Home Fragrance by NEST

The HEARTH COLLECTION is available for purchase now at the following luxury specialty department stores (brick-and-mortar and online): Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s; and www.NESTFragrances.com.

HOLIDAY 2015 GIFTS FOR THE HOME COOK

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Lost Creek Mushroom Farm log kits

Guaranteed to grow shiitakes, Lost Creek Mushroom Farm log kits pop out organic, gourmet mushrooms about every two months for 3-5 years, with bigger and better harvests as they reach their prime. The logs will grow inside like plants and outside in shade. They require soaking in non-chlorinated water every two weeks. “Shocking” them in ice water triggers the mushrooms to grow, and harvest follows 6-10 days later.

Kits come in a range of prices from $18 to $90. Each kit includes one or more hardwood logs such as oak or gum, instructions, and a recipe booklet. Kits with two logs, such as the Ma & Pa Kit with two 10″ logs and the Best Buy with two 14″ logs and soaking trays, can provide a harvest every month by alternating the producing log. The Shiitake Sampler Cookbook with 51 shiitake recipes can be added to any kit for $8.95. Prices include shipping. Logs over 9 inches are guaranteed to grow shiitakes.

Lost Creek Mushroom Log. Photo Credit: David Hs

Lost Creek Mushroom farm Log Kit. Photo Credit: David Hs

Lost Creek Mushroom Farm donates a portion of sales to Mushrooms in Ghana Project, a program of Mushrooms for Well Being Foundation. The project is building a spawn (mushroom seed material) laboratory, enabling more mushroom farmers to grow more mushrooms in West Africa.

Gourmia(TM), a designer and manufacturer of innovative countertop kitchen appliances, has revolutionized cooking prep with its electronic Power Dicer Slicer Plus (model GMS100) that not only slices, shreds, grates, and chops, but also dices. It is the first – and only – household electronic mandoline to include dicing capability and it completely eliminates the need to ever manually do any of these functions ever again, giving you more time outside of the kitchen.

With multiple color-coded, interchangeable stainless-steel blades, the Gourmia Power Dicer Slicer Plus makes prep work easy. It quickly and effortlessly cuts potatoes into French fries, dices vegetables, grates cheese, shreds cabbage for coleslaw, and slices apples for pies. Unlike competitors’ products, the Power Dicer Slicer Plus does away with messy ragged pieces and serves up perfect, uniformly cut pieces every time. Cutting blades include: large dice, fine dice, coarse shred, fine shred, thin slice, and thick slice.

The only household electronic mandoline that not only slices, shreds, grates, and chops, but also dices - the Gourmia Power Dicer Slicer Plus. (PRNewsFoto/Gourmia)

The only household electronic mandoline that not only slices, shreds, grates, and chops, but also dices – the Gourmia Power Dicer Slicer Plus. (PRNewsFoto/Gourmia)

The quality constructed Power Dicer Slicer Plus features single-button operation for ease of use. It is easy to assemble and clean. A direct-serve feeding spout allows contents to be effortlessly transferred or served from its 9-cup container. The machine’s fresh look and sleek design blend in with virtually any kitchen decor. Rubber suction cups on the bottom of the unit prevent it from dancing across countertops while the motor is on. When not being used, all of the items neatly fit inside the container, providing self-contained, space-saving storage. The Gourmia Power Dicer Slicer Plus is available now through www.Amazon.com for $59.99. (Check Amazon for special holiday pricing and it is eligible for Amazon Prime free two day shipping.)

Bauli seasonal cakes. (PRNewsFoto/Bauli)

Bauli seasonal cakes. (PRNewsFoto/Bauli)

Give a holiday sweet treat with Bauli‘s oven baked and ready-to-eat Mini Pandoro and Panettone. The traditional Italian brand is best known for their Pandoro and Panettone holiday cakes, which are Christmas and New Year’s Eve staples available during the holiday season. Due to their popularity, Bauli launched MINI versions of the products – perfect for gift baskets, stocking stuffers and enjoying on-the-go! You can even use them to make the Bauli Pandoro Christmas Tree Cake, a fun activity to do with the kids this Christmas (See recipe below). Rooted in Verona, Italy, all Bauli products are baked in a REAL oven to ensure superior taste and quality. The individually wrapped Mini Pandoro and Panettone are made with love and naturally leavened dough, making them THE quintessential holiday hostess gift this season…even better when paired with a bottle of wine or prosecco! (Mini Pandoro $1.99; Mini Panettone $1.99)

BAULI PANDORO CHRISTMAS TREE CAKE

BAULI PANDORO CHRISTMAS TREE CAKE

BAULI PANDORO CHRISTMAS TREE CAKE

Ingredients:

4 each Bauli pandoro, cut into cubes

4 cups whipped cream

2 cups maraschino cherries

2 cups Hazelnut chocolate spread

Mint, for garnish

Powdered sugar, for garnish

METHOD:

Lay out pieces of pandoro in a round fashion and fill the circle with more pandoro. Spread a layer of whipped cream and drizzle with hazelnut spread. Lay another layer of pandoro, but this time smaller then the circle before. Continue this process until all pandoro, cream, and hazelnut spread have been used. On the outside edges of the circles, place cherries in a neat pattern. Place mints practically around tree and dust with powdered sugar.

Kitchenware Gift Ideas from KitchenAid are sure to please. Since the launch of its own, non-licensed kitchenware collection in 2013, KitchenAid has been offering high-performance cookware, cast iron, bakeware and kettles designed for everyone from beginner cooks to experienced chefs. And just in time for the holidays, the brand is expanding the collection to include a new cutlery line. Further information about the products detailed below can be found at www.KitchenAid.com/Kitchenware.

COOKWARE, CAST IRON & KETTLES

KitchenAid currently offers eight cookware lines, including a 3-Ply Copper Clad Collection. Not only does its copper exterior add a timeless look to the kitchen, but the 3-layer design of copper, aluminum and interior stainless steel provide optimal heating and durability for cooking. The cookware is conducive to gas, electric and high efficiency induction cooking methods, and is oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Individual pieces are available beginning at $99.99; a 10-piece set, retailing for $699.99, includes an 8″ skillet; 10″ skillet; 1.5-Qt. saucepan with lid; 3-Qt. saucepan with lid; 3.5-Qt. sauté pan with lid; and an 8-Qt. stockpot with lid.

KitchenAid Tri-Ply Cookware is made with a 3-layer design of copper, aluminum and stainless steel for optimal heating and durability.

KitchenAid Tri-Ply Cookware is made with a 3-layer design of copper, aluminum and stainless steel for optimal heating and durability.

Cold days call for comfort foods like grilled cheese and toasted sandwiches, and the KitchenAid® Grill Pan With Panini Press helps deliver delicious results. The 10” x 10” grill pan is designed with raised ridges across the entire surface. Its heavy duty, heat-retaining cast iron design cooks food at high heat and with a crispy finish, similar to results achieved using an outdoor grill. The panini press insert features raised ridges underneath for creating grill marks on both sides of steaks, chicken breasts and other foods. The grill pan and panini press, part of the Professional Cast Iron line, will be available in Empire Red and Onyx Black at a suggested retail price of $199.99.

The KitchenAid® Tea Kettle Collection continues to offer its 2-Qt. models. The kettles feature classic KitchenAid design aesthetic with either an inviting, open C handle, or an elegant, full-sweeping arch handle, in polished stainless steel with comfort grip. Both are induction capable and dishwasher safe, with porcelain exteriors available in a variety of classic and contemporary colors. Available now, the suggested retail price for the C handle kettle is $49.99; suggested retail price for the sweeping arch handle kettle is $89.99.

CUTLERY & BAKEWARE

KitchenAid 11-piece  Cutlery Set.

KitchenAid 11-piece Cutlery Set.

KitchenAid unveiled two new cutlery sets earlier this year: a 7-piece set and an 11-piece set. The German stainless steel knives undergo a precise ice-hardening treatment to strengthen corrosion resistance and flexibility, resulting in steel blades with long lasting sharpness and better protection against rust. The 7-piece set includes shears, diamond coated knife sharpener, 8” chef knife, 8” bread knife, 5.5” serrated utility knife, 3.5” paring knife and zinc die cast knife block. The 11-piece set includes the same items plus an 8” slicer knife, 7” santoku knife, 6” utility knife and 3” paring peeler. The knives have black handles, and knife blocks are available in Candy Apple Red, Frosted Pearl White, Onyx Black and Sugar Pearl Silver. Suggested retail prices are $799.99 for the 7-piece set and $1,199.99 for the 11-piece set, and will be available this month on www.Amazon.com, and on www.KitchenAid.com. Continue reading

KitchenAid Bringing PANTONE® Color of the Year 2016 to Kitchen Countertops

KitchenAid, the pioneer in bringing color to the kitchen, today announced that both newly designated 2016 Color of the Year selections – Rose Quartz (PANTONE 13-1520) & Serenity (PANTONE 15-3919)– from the Pantone Color Institute will be represented in its collection of iconic Stand Mixers. Guava Glaze, a warm pink tone based on PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz, will be added to the Stand Mixer color palette in July of next year. Stand Mixers in Cornflower Blue, a blue shade that parallels PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity, are currently available.

Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. Through the Pantone Color Institute, Pantone continues to chart future color direction and study how color influences human thought processes, emotions and physical reactions.

Each year, color experts at the Pantone Color Institute select a color of the year, a “color that reflects what’s taking place in our global culture at this moment in time,” according to the Institute. This year, PANTONE is celebrating Rose Quartz and Serenity as a dual color selection representing “a harmonious pairing of inviting shades that embody a mindset of tranquility and inner peace.”

Color has been a huge part of the KitchenAid brand’s success story ever since we introduced Antique Copper, Island Green, Petal Pink, Satin Chrome and Sunny Yellow appliances in 1955,” said Beth Robinson, Senior Manager Of Brand Experience for KitchenAid. “As a brand committed to combining high performance with eye-catching design, we’re constantly refreshing both our engineering and our color palette to stay ahead of the curve.”

According to Fei Wang, Lead Color Designer on the KitchenAid Global Consumer Design team, Pantone color selections are an important input into the brand’s product development process.

Our color introductions are based on a great deal of brand research into global cultural, societal and consumer trends, incorporating everything from fashion, home decor and consumer electronics to what and how consumers are cooking,” she notes. “As a designer responsible for translating this data into creative choices, I consider Pantone an incredibly important resource for predicting which colors will resonate with consumers.”

Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, applauded KitchenAid on its decision to incorporate PANTONE Colors into its constantly changing color palette.

It’s such a pleasure to work with brands that understand the power of color, like KitchenAid, which continues to be at the cutting edge of color trends,” she said.  “This is the brand, after all, that started enlivening the kitchen with color and making appliances a home fashion statement. Continue reading

Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with KitchenAid and Cook for the Cure®

October 1 marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Cook for the Cure®, a partnership between KitchenAid and Susan G. Komen®, is offering a number of ways for cooks and foodies to help support the fight against breast cancer.

KitchenAid.  (PRNewsFoto/KitchenAid)

KitchenAid. (PRNewsFoto/KitchenAid)


KitchenAid is proud of our 14-year long partnership with Komen, and the tremendous success we’ve shared in raising awareness for this important cause,” notes Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid. “As of this year, we’ve raised over $10 million for Cook for the Cure, and we continue to explore new ways to keep cooks engaged with the cause.”

10,000 Cupcakes, One Great Cause
On October 1, the brand will launch a new social media-based program called 10,000 Cupcakes, One Great Cause that encourages cooks to whip up a cupcake recipe, snap a picture of the finished product and share it on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #10000cupcakes and #donate. For of the entire month of October, KitchenAid will donate $1 for each and every cupcake photo that’s shared up to $10,000. Program details will be available here on October 1: http://cookforthecure.kitchenaid.com/10000cupcakes

KitchenAid Ceramic Bowl for Cook for the Cure (PRNewsFoto/KitchenAid)

KitchenAid Ceramic Bowl for Cook for the Cure (PRNewsFoto/KitchenAid)

Cook for the Cure Collection
The Cook for the Cure product collection from KitchenAid is expanding with new products, including a ceramic bowl for the 5-quart stand mixer. The white bowl is decorated with light and dark pink polka dots, adding a cheery splash of color to the kitchen. The bowl features a convenient pouring spout, is dishwasher and microwave safe and is available for $99.99. In addition, the brand recently unveiled 7- and 11-piece cutlery sets that will be available in Raspberry Ice, a bold and bright shade of pink, for a limited time only. The cutlery sets are constructed with high quality, German manufactured steel that undergoes a precise ice-hardening treatment, which uses a series of heating and cooling patterns to strengthen corrosion resistance and flexibility.

KitchenAid 11-Piece Cutlery Set in Raspberry Ice (PRNewsFoto/KitchenAid)

KitchenAid 11-Piece Cutlery Set in Raspberry Ice (PRNewsFoto/KitchenAid)

Suggested retail prices are $799.99 for the 7-piece set and $1,199.99 for the 11-piece set, and both will be available from October 1 to October 31. Lastly, KitchenAid launched a Cook for the Cure® cookbook, filled with more than 110 recipes and culinary inspiration for cooks. The book will be available October 1 on Amazon.com and retails for $19.99. The larger Cook for the Cure product collection, which includes stand mixers, blenders, food choppers and more, is available in a variety of pink colors and can be viewed here: https://cookforthecure.kitchenaid.com/pink-collection/.

Additional ways to get involved in the program include the Pass the Plate initiative, which invites cooks to register and pass an individually numbered Villeroy & Boch serving plate that features artwork by Chef Jacques Pepin. Each time the plate is passed to a new recipient, a $5 donation is made to Komen. The plate carries a suggested retail price of $24.95 and is available at Villeroy & Boch stores or by calling the KitchenAid Experience® Store at 1-888-886-8318.

Lastly, fundraising parties are a great way to catch up with family and friends on your own schedule and in your own home. Hosts can encourage their guests to bring a donation for the cause, in lieu of a host gift, and visit CookfortheCure.KitchenAid.com to access an information kit that includes party ideas, recipes and donation gathering information.

In 2015, KitchenAid will donate $450,000 or more to Komen through the Cook for the Cure program. Product sales will not affect this donation.

Cook for the Cure® is a registered trademark of Susan G. Komen.


* Based on a 2014 survey, KitchenAid was found to be the home kitchen appliance brand chosen most often by members of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.