Kitchen News

By Matt Balmer
February 3, 2018

by Hayley Gilbert


Zip’s HydroTap All-in-One Celsius Arc offers five water options from a single spout – filtered boiling, chilled and sparkling as well as unfiltered hot and cold for washing-up. Priced £3,399, it’s available in 12 colours including standard shades of bright or brushed chrome, matt and gloss black, as well as the Platinum range that includes rose gold, brushed rose gold, gold, brushed gold, gunmetal, brushed nickel and platinum. With a swan neck and dual lever design, it produces water that is 25 times’ more filtered than when using a water filter jug and also incorporates advanced energy saving features and air-cooled technology.


Keeping up with the trend for all-in-one extractor hobs, Franke has added the Mythos design into its product portfolio. Combining sleek styling with high performance, the FMY 905 HE extractor smoothly integrates into the worktop either alongside or between Franke induction-flexi hobs to help keep the kitchen free from cooking odours and steam. Priced around £1,669, it has a premium stainless steel frame, removable black glass cover and digital touch controls. It has an A+ energy rating with three speeds plus an intensive setting and a maximum extraction rate of 520m3/h.


Founded in 1971, Vasco offers a broad range of quality heating and ventilation solutions and its latest collection includes the Flat-V-Line vertical panel radiator with a specially designed chrome towel rail for kitchens and bathrooms. With a heat output of 3251 watts, it’s priced from £333.60. It’s thanks to the water-conducting flat front panel that the wattage is so high and it can easily be attached to low temperature systems. In a fine white textured paint finish, it’s universally connectable with eight different types of connection and integrated valve.


Brightening up the kitchen, Bosch has launched the first fridge-freezer with changeable coloured doors. This new range of Serie 4 Vario Style shades comes in everything from bright red to lime green and can easily be changed by a clever combination of invisible hooks and magnets. Priced £899, its added benefits include VitaFresh storage to preserve fresh food for up to three times’ longer, LED lighting and a VarioZone. The new spring colours, which include stone grey, light rose, light blue, pearly white and pearl gold, are available from April.


Plaank has launched two new finishes from its Reclaimed range of interior wall and ceiling cladding. Unlike other offerings from reclamation yards, this collection can be applied straight from the box and doesn’t require cleaning or remedial work. Culebra White and Rocky Mountain Grey are made from 100% natural reclaimed wood, are FSC certified and produce a continuity of finish, as the same design is consistent with every box. Each box costs £199.99 and contains 1.86 square metres of planks.

HI-MACS® by LG Hausys

New from solid surface brand HI-MACS® is the Shape collection, a range of sinks and basins for kitchens and bathrooms. Manufactured using a high-tech casting process to ensure the highest product quality with maximum design flexibility, there are 18 models to select from, all of which create seamless, hygienic installations thanks to the flush undermount design. They can be used in combination with any HI-MACS ® worksurface with prices from £300 per linear metre.