Black appliances, rangehood free kitchens & more Australian kitchen trends

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From Australia’s first smart fridge (it even lets you order groceries via a touchscreen!), to SMEG’s miniature retro appliances and the rise of the rangehood-free kitchen, spring is shaping up to be a fabulous season for kitchens.

Silestone Ethereal collection: Comprised of four new designs (Ethereal Dusk, Haze, Glow and Noctis), the latest surfaces from Silestone include subtle touches of grey and gold veining against white backgrounds. The elegant collection is due to launch on October 18.

Silestone Ethereal Dusk
Cosentino Silestone
Silestone Ethereal Gold

Samsung 9000 series Family Hub French Door Fridge: The most high-tech fridge we’ve seen, Australia’s first smart refrigerator has just launched and it features a home screen that allows you to access recipes ideas, meal plans, order groceries and even watch TV or listen to music.

The model also features a beverage centre, with an auto-fill infuser jug and water dispenser, located inside the door. Available in black, the fridge features recessed handles and a fingerprint resistant finish. From $4,999.

Samsung Family Hub fridge
Samsung has just launched Australia’s first smart fridge

Fisher & Paykel black appliances: Black appliances are still trending in a major way in the kitchen, and Fisher & Paykel certainly have the look sewn up. From fridges to cooktops, ovens and dish drawers, the brand’s wares are stylish and minimal and all of them come in matte and glass finishes.

Fisher & Paykel freestanding duel fuel cooker, 90cm black
Fisher & Paykel freestanding duel fuel cooker in black
Tope Street apartment by Carole Whiting. Photography: Shannon McGrath
The Tope Street apartment by Carole Whiting features black Fisher & Paykel appliances. Photography: Shannon McGrath
Balwyn House by Robson Rak. Photography: Dave Kulesza
Black Fisher & Paykel appliances feature in Balwyn House by Robson Rak Architects. Photography: Dave Kulesza

Antolini Nero Imperiale collection: Continuing on the black theme, this new Italian granite features light specks and a three dimensional texture that makes it appear slightly coarse. It’s a great option for natural stone fans.

SMEG small appliances: An extension of the brand’s 50s style small appliance collection, miniature versions of the SMEG hand mixer and kettle have just hit the market. The diminutive appliances were created for those with kitchens on the smaller side but they’re also ideal for those cooking smaller portions. The two designs are available in seven colours including black, white, red, cream, pastel green, pastel pink and pastel blue. $189 each.

SMEG kettle
SMEG mixer

Winning Appliances latest trends: With the ABS reporting that Aussies are currently spending one billion dollars a month on home renovations, Winning Appliances has noticed a number of key kitchen reno trends.

Induction cooktops, with downdraft, are becoming increasingly popular – a rangehood isn’t required ensuring a seamless look. Furthermore, with an integrated downdraft, there is no rangehood to obstruct your view. The handle-less oven, with automatic open and close, is fast becoming a hot trend too.

Winning Appliances
The Bora 83cm X Pure induction cooktop with externally ducted integrated ventilation system
The chic handle-less Gaggenau 60cm 400 Series pyrolytic built-in oven

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