The temperature is
rising in the kitchen
the Franke stand
Stand no H85 Hall 19
Waiting for the kettle to boil is set to be a thing of the past with the Minerva Kettle Tap from Franke. This new, cutting edge tap, in chrome or SilkSteel PVD, means boiling water is available instantly at the twist of a button. Whether it’s making tea or coffee, cooking spaghetti or poaching an egg, this tap makes life really easy.
The Minerva provides hot, cold and boiling water from one unit for complete convenience. Boiling the kettle can be a waste of water and time; with the Minerva, only the water required is used - meaning savings in water and electricity. The hot water tank can be fitted behind a standard 150mm plinth so it will not take up valuable space in the kitchen – the perfect choice for saving precious space in kitchen cabinets.
The system incorporates a water conditioning filter ensuring boiling water quality. It can also be fitted new or retrospectively and requires a standard 35mm taphole.
John Swain, Product Manager, comments, “This tap is an innovation. It has one spout whereas many of the others on the market have separate boiling water taps and do not reach 100°c. This tap is also safe; it has a safety button which needs to be activated to allow the boiling water to be discharged.’
The Kettle Tap in chrome retails at around £1038.48 while the SilkSteel PVD model costs around £1116.72 including VAT.
Franke is into the Swing of kitchens
Always at the forefront of design and innovation in kitchen technology, Franke has launched a new 2012 model of the popular Swing Hood which brings it bang up-to-date for today’s kitchen design - and beyond.
The cutting-edge Swing cooker hood comes in both a white and a black glass finish and novel style statements include the stainless steel band across the front, the dimmable spotlights and the “ghost“ controls – meaning the homeowner just hovers over the controls without actually touching them.
There is also an energy-saving motor, LED lighting and silent automatic opening system for total ease in the kitchen.
The eight-speed – plus the ‘intensive’ setting option – “ghost touch“ control extractor features quality technology including optional remote-controlled operation (making it perfect if you have an open-plan kitchen-diner or if you have special needs). In addition, the 24-hour continuous ventilation will provide a constant flow of fresh air in your kitchen all day long. Franke also offers aluminium cassette grease filters; simply remove and put in your dishwasher. Optional charcoal filters are also available and offer the very best solution for containing odours when fitting the hood in recirculatory mode.
The Swing Hood in white retails at £1965.36 while the black model costs £2029.20.
Franke – ahead of the curve
Franke has introduced the stunning Pebel sink to complement the growing trend for soft curves in the kitchen.
Combining free flowing style and an undulating feature drainer, the Pebel is the epitome of future trends in kitchen design.
It is available in Polar White, Coffee and Onyx for flexibility when specifying worktops and kitchen furniture and with a choice of matching accessories such as a Stainless Steel strainer bowl, glass chopping board and a drainer basket.
John Swain, Product Manager for Franke comments, “Franke provides contemporary, fashionable models in all materials for flexibility; Pebel has allowed us to extend our design proposals to enhance the kitchens of tomorrow… and beyond.”
In both single and 1½ bowl models, the sink is made from Fragranite incorporating Sanitized®. On unprotected surfaces, bacteria can multiply every 20 minutes. The Sanitized ® hygiene solution in Fragranite sinks helps provide lasting protection. It does not replace normal cleaning but helps to keep surfaces free from bacteria. Tests have proven that Fragranite treated with Sanitized ® reduces bacteria and microbe growth by 99%. Sanitized ® is mixed into the bulk material – not applied as a coating – so it will last for the life of the sink.
The Pebel starts at £375.79 including VAT.
For further information, contact 0161 436 6280, or visit www.franke.co.uk