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Breville Oracle Touch Espresso Machine

For those who deem themselves top home cooks, they need the appliances and gadgets to mirror commercial restaurant kitchens. But where should one look when looking for modern and state-of-the-art appliances? When you’re trying to find gift ideas that match your friend’s, spouse’s, parent’s modern kitchen with top of the line items, look no further. From an indoor garden controlled by your phone to a stylish limited-edition faucet to a multi-functional sink tool, below you’ll find suggestions for great kitchen-themed presents perfect for those who host or want to show off their new items in the kitchen.

Natufia Labs Kitchen Garden

Natufia Labs Kitchen Garden

Natufia Labs Kitchen Garden is an indoor computer-controlled garden which chefs and home-cooks can use to preserve the true original taste of fresh ingredients. Offering the ease of effortless organic gardening right in your kitchen, farm-to-table can be easily achieved just a few steps from wherever you are prepping. The machine has a computer/cartridge center, water container, LED lighting system, nursery, removeable ceramic pots, adjustable rack system, built-in ventilation, a glass window and even speakers on the top. The sleek system is set up in six easy steps. First select your seeds, then place the seeds into the nursery tray, then transfer the seedlings into the cups and then sit back and see your plants growing as watering is fully automated. Final two steps include following the prompts on the screen or app to adjust parameters and then harvest and enjoy. Purchase your garden on httpss://www.natufia.com for $14,275 (including a two-year year parts and labor warranty) plus transportation and installation. Natufia Labs is also developing a version suitable for embarkations such as yachts | credit: Natufia Labs Kitchen Garden

Dacor Heritage Collection

Dacor Heritage Collection

Dacor, a leading American luxury home appliance brand, recently launched its Heritage Collection (prices ranging from $1,549 – $11,999) including ovens, column refrigerators and freezers, and extra-large burners and grates on ranges and range tops. The ultra-luxurious collection features appliances with an artisan’s touch all while embodying Dacor’s dedication to Techcraft – a unique philosophy in which handcrafted artistry and cutting-edge innovation make the kitchen the vibrant centerpiece of home. From items like the 36″ Counter Depth French Door Bottom Freezer to the smart Heritage WineStation, a highlight of the collection includes art hairline stainless steel styling for a variety of appliances, emphasizing horizontal brush strokes that pick-up light to add for a striking appearance across all appliances in the collection | credit: Dacor

JennAir RISE™ and NOIR™

JennAir RISE™ and NOIR™

JennAir offers luxury kitchen appliances that go beyond the tired conventions of old luxe with a progressive mission in redefining luxury. This year, the brand launched two distinct design expressions, RISE™ and NOIR™ (coming late 2018), infused with a digital backbone across all products which creates a highly personalized experience when finding the right product and gives consumers an ease of navigation, all the way from discovery to ownership. The RISE™ design expression delivers luminary brilliance and defiant beauty, inspiring designers with a suite of precise, powerful appliances like the RISE™ Professional-Style Range (starting at $ 4,399.00). The NOIR™ design expression brings together sensuality and geometry in a minimalist style, with crisp craftsmanship and intimate details. The Obsidian Column Refrigeration can be adorned with a variety of panels including NOIR™ panels, that include handles adorned with lace patterns that glide languidly and confidently into view (Column refrigerators starting at $6,199.00, freezers starting at $5,999.00). Each line features a full-suite of appliances and integrates seamlessly into users digital lives, with features including remote access and notifications, culinary intelligence, one-touch service, smart integration and more | credit: JennAir

Breville Oracle Touch Espresso Machine

Breville Oracle Touch Espresso Machine

No longer do you need to go to a fancy coffee shop to get an espresso as the Breville Oracle Touch Espresso Machine ($2,499.95) is the perfect fully automatic espresso machine for your home. Awarded the 2017 Best New Product by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), the Breville Oracle Touch makes it easy to prepare five (Espresso, Americano, Latte, Flat White and Cappuccino) true café-quality coffee beverages with a touch of a button. Choose from the color touchscreen to personalize your drink and let the system brew your single, double or custom-sized espresso shots or for the bold a large Americano. The sleek design and functionality will make for the the ideal luxury kitchen counter accessory. Stop by one of William Sonoma’s stores or purchase online for free in store pick up or ship to your home | credit: Williams Sonoma

Brava

Brava

Brava is a technology company that makes a true impact by empowering anyone to make better food at home, any day of the week. Using Pure Light Cooking™ Technology, the Brava oven harnesses the power of light to be the first oven to truly sear, and the ability to go from 0°F to 500°F instantly with no pre-heating. This allows users to cook food twice as fast as a normal traditional oven using sensory inputs that monitor and adjust what’s cooking in real time. The oven also features a multizone cooking functionality which offers the user the ability to cook different food groups each to a different temperature at once, all on the same tray. Brava is a compact countertop oven and is available on Brava.com for $995 | credit: Brava

KitchenAid® Pro Line® Stand Mixer, 7-Qt.

KitchenAid® Pro Line® Stand Mixer, 7-Qt.

Bakers rejoice as the KitchenAid® Pro Line® Stand Mixer, 7-Qt. ($599.95) is the most stylish, powerful and quietest KitchenAid mixer on the market. Available in five colors, the machine equips home bakers the fast, efficient mixing which yield quality results for every dessert possible. The commercial grade design has a 1.3 horsepower motor with 10 speeds and an easy-to-use bowl lift to pick up the generous 7-qt mixing bowl. Hand assembled in Greenville, Ohio, the mixer includes a wire elliptical whisk and a flat beater and dough hook that can make up to 14 dozen cookies or 8lbs of dough. Purchase your sleek mixer at William Sonoma or online here and put on your baker’s hat and make some delicious cookies, cakes or whatever your sweet tooth desires | credit: Williams Sonoma

Vettis™ Concrete Faucet by Brizo®

Vettis™ Concrete Faucet by Brizo®

Just last month, Brizo Kitchen & Bath Company unveiled the first-of-its-kind Vettis™ Concrete Faucet by Brizo® ($2,500) Made from authentic, ultra-high-performance, fiber-reinforced concrete, this exclusive, limited edition product unveiling, only 500 of the Vettis™ Concrete faucets will be available for purchase. Handcrafted by expert sculptor Christopher Shannon the sui generis nature of hand-poured concrete gives each faucet a distinct texture, color and style aligning with the company’s vision to design and craft distinctive kitchen and bath suites that artfully blend form and function. The single-handle limited number of faucets will be available by reservation only. To reserve a Vettis™ Concrete faucet, visit httpss://www.brizo.com/vettisconcrete | credit: Brizo

Shun Classic 9-Piece Knife Block Set

Shun Classic 9-Piece Knife Block Set

To cook like a chef, you need the right tools. Enter the Shun Classic 9-Piece Knife Block Set ($895), a nine-piece collection which includes the knife styles most used by professional chefs. Produced by Japan’s leading blade manufacturer, Shun knives feature a VG-MAX “super steel” blade that make cutting edges long lasting and easy to maintain. The stylish blades have a durable PakkaWood handle which resists moisture and a comfortable shape to ergonomically fit in your hand. Store your knives in the bamboo storage blocks which has 11 slots, and make sure avoid caution when using and only hand-wash with warm water. Purchase your stylish chef’s knives at William Sonoma or online here | credit: Williams Sonoma

Franke Chef Center

Franke Chef Center

With the kitchen being the center of the home, Franke is proud to present the Franke Chef Center ($2,299- $2,699 depending on size), a new concept that transforms the sink into the heart of the kitchen. The elegant, multi-functional sink offers the ability to create new workspaces or make the sink essentially disappear when not needed. The Chef Center is thoughtfully designed as an all-in-one resource and is equipped with a variety of tools. Accessories include a glass cutting board, stainless steel over-the-sink colander, mobile drain board, multi-level sink grid, removable antimicrobial compartments for composting or storage, and roller mat – a versatile solution, whether draining glasses or protecting surfaces from hot and heavy cooking pots. A must have for any home chef, the sink is reinventing how homeowners think about and use their kitchens through its innovations | credit: Franke Chef Center

Thermador Glass Care Center

Thermador Glass Care Center

Thermador introduces a never-before-seen addition to the dish care industry: the Glass Care Center, a 24-inch dishwasher designed specifically to accommodate all of your glassware needs. The all-new Glass Care Center features a gentle cycle with a no-slip, a soft rubber lower rack, and adjustable stands designed to keep stems secure. It accommodates glassware of various shapes and sizes—and features the industry’s largest wine glass capacity of up to 26 large wine glasses. Along with cleaning your glassware on the bottom rack, the mixed-use top rack with two new caddies can be used to wash entertaining tools and dishes kept near your wet bar including bowls, small plates, or bar tools. The Glass Care Center is available in panel ready or stainless-steel, each priced at $2,399 | credit: Thermador

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Jarone Ashkenazi

Following being published on Fast Company as well as Wired Innovations Insights, Jarone expanded his writing portfolio to cover luxury travel, goods, unique experiences along with restaurants and lifestyle articles for numerous websites. From luxury hotels, all-inclusive resorts and VIP experiences, Jarone has written about exclusive properties only offered to the discerning traveler and consumer. Jarone is a native to Los Angeles and spends his free time traveling, playing sports and is always up for an adventure.
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Jarone Ashkenazi

Following being published on Fast Company as well as Wired Innovations Insights, Jarone expanded his writing portfolio to cover luxury travel, goods, unique experiences along with restaurants and lifestyle articles for numerous websites. From luxury hotels, all-inclusive resorts and VIP experiences, Jarone has written about exclusive properties only offered to the discerning traveler and consumer. Jarone is a native to Los Angeles and spends his free time traveling, playing sports and is always up for an adventure.

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