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11 Sleek, Efficient Home Appliance Products

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11 Sleek, Efficient Home Appliance Products

These high-performance home appliances offer a range of modern design and energy efficiency features to meet the needs of today's homeowner

By Pro Builder Staff September 30, 2022
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Sub-Zero's new Designer Under-counter Refrigeration collection. See below for more information.
This article first appeared in the September/October 2022 issue of Pro Builder.


To get more information about any of the products included in this roundup, click on the "Click for more info" links and select “September/October 2022” from the dropdown menu, then click the checkboxes for any products you’d like to know more about.

Ceramic Glass Cooktop by Robam

Robam’s W412 Ceramic Glass Cooktop is equipped with two 9-inch, 2,300-watt burners for large pots and pans, and two 6.5-inch, 1,200-watt burners for lighter, sustained cooking. The 30-inch drop-in cooktop features an easy-to-clean black glass surface as well as removable dishwasher-safe stainless steel knobs. The unit also includes a hot-surface warning indicator and automatic shutdown to prevent burners from overheating. Click for more info

Robam ceramic cooktop

Liebherr's Latest Fridge/Freezer Combination

Liebherr’s CS-1400R refrigerator/freezer combo is designed to have a smaller footprint for installations with upper cabinets. The unit’s patented SuperQuiet operation keeps noise to a minimum with speed-controlled compressors and a low-noise cooling circuit, the company says, and Liebherr’s patented SoftSystem ensures refrigerator and freezer doors close gently, even when fully loaded. The CS-1400R unit includes a stainless back wall to prevent foods from freezing against the evaporator, and an electronic touch control panel allows uers to conveniently change temperature settings. Click for more info

Liebherr refrigerator

Dometic Home's Compact Wine Drawer

In spaces that won’t allow for a full-size wine cooler, Dometic Home’s DrawBar offers a compact solution: a wine cooler in the form of a drawer. Designed to fit with any standard 24-inch cabinetry, the drawer can be faced with glass (shown) or custom paneling and fits up to five bottles. A control panel features five preset temperatures for chilling white, red, and sparkling wines. Available in North America starting in Q4 2022. Click for more info

Dometic Home Wine Drawer


Oven/Coffee-Maker Series by Fisher & Paykel

The Professional Companion Series from Fisher & Paykel includes three 30-inch appliances: a Speed Oven, a Built-In Coffee Maker, and a Combination Steam oven, each with a full range of user controls to create a fully integrated cooking experience. The Speed Oven features an intuitive touch display that allows users to cook by food type, recipe, or function. The series’ Built-In Coffee Maker offers 13 coffee settings and a touch display with refill, cleaning, and maintenance data. Sized to suit its 1.3-cubic-foot total capacity, the series’ compact 30-inch Combination Steam oven offers nine oven functions and touch-screen controls for cooking by food, function, or recipe. Click for more info

Fisher & Paykel Oven/coffee maker

Undercounter Refrigeration From Sub-Zero

Sub-Zero has expanded its Designer Undercounter Refrigeration collection to include 15-inch-width and ADA-height models with a range of design options. The collection’s panel-ready appliances can be customized to integrate seamlessly with existing cabinetry. The expanded collection includes a Beverage Center, Wine Storage, Refrigerator/Freezer with Ice Maker, Indoor Refrigerator, and Outdoor Refrigerator. All units are Wi-Fi–enabled to provide remote temperature control, door-ajar notifications, and remote service diagnostics. Click for more info

Sub-Zero undercounter refrigerator

Signature Kitchen Suite Side-by-Side Fridge/Freezer

The 42-Inch Built-in Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezer from Signature Kitchen Suite features a patented Smart Cooling Plus System with an ultra-quiet, energy-efficient Inverter Linear Compressor, the company says, as well as strategically placed vents to circulate cold, fresh air throughout the refrigerator and freezer unit. The side-by-side configuration offers 25.6 cubic feet of storage with easy access to in-door ice and water dispensing. Click for more info

Signature Kitchen Suite side-by-side refrigerator

Range Hood by Fotile America

Household appliance manufacturer Fotile America has added the JQG9001 36-inch Slant Vent Under Cabinet/Wall Mount Range Hood to its lineup. The unit’s 36-inch extra-wide fume inlet baffle plate automatically opens to a 90-degree angle to capture smoke and air impurities when the unit is on. The slant vent series includes touch-screen controls and promises quiet operation with an 850 cfm dual-centrifuge fan system. Click for more info

Fotile Range Hood

Counter-Depth Fridges by Bertazzoni

The 36-inch Freestanding French Door Refrigerator series from Bertazzoni features two models (XT and XV) designed for counter-depth installation. The units use a newly developed variable-speed compressor that the company says provides energy efficiency and quiet operation, and the XT model also features the patented Quattro Temp Zone storage drawer with an LED touch interface for customizable temperature settings. The French door models are available in Bertazzoni’s three styles: Professional, Master, and Heritage. Click for more info

Bertazzoni french door refrigerator

Electric Ranges From Verona Appliances

Verona Appliances’ Prestige collection has seven new 36-inch electric ranges. The collection’s single ovens are offered in four colors, Stainless Steel, White, Matte Black, and Burgundy (shown), and the double ovens come in three colors (Stainless Steel, White, and Matte Black). The 36-inch electric ranges feature an easy-to-clean five-burner black ceramic electric cooktop and a multitasking dual element that can go from the company’s patented PerfectSimmer (700 watts) setting to InstaBoil (2,100 watts). Click for more info

Verona burgundy cooktop range

Hygienic Dishwashers by Miele

Miele USA’s ProfiLine Dishwashers feature short wash programs (24-minute wash cycle), high final-rinse temperatures (up to 180° F), and a new basket design. ProfiLine units easily connect to any home’s water supply, the company says, and utilize an intuitive user interface that integrates smart features, including eight unique wash programs with short cycle times. According to the Institute for Integrative Hygiene and Virology, which tests the hygienic performance of products according to independent scientific criteria, Miele ProfiLine dishwashers can remove more than 99.9% of all viruses, including coronavirus, influenza, and norovirus. Click for more info

Miele dishwasher

French Door Refrigerator From Thor Kitchen

With premium features such as a climate-controlled Flex Drawer, triple-tech cooling system, and in-door ice and water dispenser, Thor Kitchen says its recently introduced 36-inch Professional French Door Refrigerator offers precise temperature control and ample storage space. The Flex Drawer provides separate spaces for storing meat, produce, beverages, and more with specific controls for each zone. Thor’s new refrigerator has 22 cubic feet of flexible storage space, comes in a stainless steel finish, and is Energy Star certified. Click for more info

Thor Kitchen french door refrigerator



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