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    Kitchen Innovation Award 2021

    OVERVIEW OF ALL WINNERS 2021

    AMC International

    Premium Cooking System

    Awarded for: Functionality, Innovation, Product benefit, Design, Material quality

    Statement:

    The new AMC Premium Cooking System assures cooking success, the optimal preservation of vitamins and nutrients as well as savings of energy and time through temperature and time control. Integrated temperature sensors and a display in the lid, acoustic signals and a mobile hob automatically control the cooking process and energy supply by wireless technology. The AMC app enables operation via mobile devices, including from outside the kitchen. The intelligent cooking system of high-quality stainless steel is durable. The AMC pots and pans ensure high heat conductivity and, thanks to their elegant, timeless design with mirror-polished surfaces, fit perfectly into any interior style.

    Die AMC Töpfe und Pfannen sorgen für eine hohe Wärmeleitfähigkeit und passen sich dank des eleganten, zeitlosen Designs mit glänzend polierten Oberflächen jedem Einrichtungsstil an.

    Golden Award – Best of the Best in the category Small electrical appliances

    AMT Gastroguss

    Pan for life

    Awarded for: Innovation, Product benefit, Design, Material quality, Sustainability

    Statement:

    The newly developed “Pan for Life” from AMT Gastroguss is manufactured in a particularly sustainable way. Thanks to an innovative process, the coating can be completely renewed as often as required. This extends the lifetime of a pan many times over. The pan also offers optimal frying properties. The material, as well as the warp-free base, ensure an even heat conductivity. Together with the Lotan© coating, the pan series scores high with its optimal non-stick function. Thanks to the removable ergonomic handle, it can be used in the oven or stored in a space-saving way. This elegant pan series is suitable for all types of cooker.

    Golden Award – Best of the Best in the category Cookware and bakeware

    Bauknecht Hausgeräte

    Built-in fridge-freezer B70 400 2

    Awarded for: Functionality, Innovation, Product benefit, Design, Sustainability

    Statement:

    With the new integrated fridge-freezer combination from Bauknecht, the week's shopping is no problem: there's room for everything in the 400-litre storage space. The innovative air circulation system ensures steady temperatures and optimal humidity. Vitamins and nutrients are thus protected in the best possible way. In the special vegetable drawer with an extra hygiene grid, fruit and vegetables stay fresh for up to 15 days. Meat and fish can be optimally stored in the Food Care Zone at 0° C. Thanks to its low energy consumption, holiday saving function and the long life of food, the fridge-freezer combination supports a sustainable lifestyle.

    Bauknecht Hausgeräte

    BlackLine built-in oven BIK9

    Awarded for: User-convenience, Functionality, Innovation, Product benefit, Design

    Statement:

    The elegant BlackLine built-in oven from Bauknecht fits perfectly into any kitchen environment, with its black glass and black stainless-steel handles. Thanks to sensor-supported technology, multiple cooking programmes and the My Menu cooking assistance function, all your favourite dishes succeed beautifully. The intuitive display, the automatic control of time and temperature, as well as multiple stored recipes reliably assist meal preparation. The innovative Active Multiflow ventilation system, with its fast motor, distributes the heat evenly in the cooking chamber. The oven can also be conveniently controlled remotely via the HomeNet app.

    Carl Schmidt Sohn

    Marburg+

    Awarded for: Functionality, Product benefit, Design, Material quality

    Statement:

    The new MARBURG+ cookware series from Carl Schmidt Sohn adds a stylish note to every kitchen with its noble elegance and high-quality workmanship. The coloured soft handles of Bakelite emphasise the linear design. The modern triple-layered material with aluminium and a thermal base ensure that the base and sides of the pot are evenly heated and store the heat for a long time. The PFOA-free Pfluon Corrosino non-stick coating ensures successful cooking. The marble effect not only wins approval in terms of design, but also makes the cookware highly scratch-resistant. The cookware series is suitable for all types of cooker, including induction cookers.

    Elica

    Open Suite

    Awarded for: User-convenience, Functionality, Innovation, Product benefit, Design

    Statement:

    The elegant Open Suite from Elica is a successful combination of practical shelf elements, an efficient extractor hood and an integrated lighting solution. Thanks to powerful double extraction, it ensures clean air in the kitchen and can be installed as a wall or island hood. With its trendy industrial look and black metal framing, it fits perfectly into any interior style: the adjustable LED light panel can optionally provide an atmospheric ambience or optimal illumination of the hob. It’s directly controlled with the intuitive operation panel or conveniently via the Elica app or Alexa.

    Fissler

    pure-profi collection

    Awarded for: Functionality, Innovation, Product benefit, Design, Material quality

    Statement:

    The pure-profi collection cooking pot series from Fissler makes a clear lifestyle statement in the kitchen. High-gloss polished and matt elements, puristic, angular shapes and an angled handle encircled by a dotted pattern create a modern, aesthetic overall look. With its intelligent features, the diversity of the series offers the right pot for every dish. A lasered measuring scale, cold-metal handles and an extra-wide pouring rim make work easier. Thanks to the condensate-plus function in the domed metal lid, food is kept flavourful and juicy. The cookstar® all-stove base is suitable for all types of cookers. It absorbs, distributes and stores heat extremely efficiently.

    GASTROBACK

    Design BBQ Advanced Control

    Awarded for: Functionality, Innovation, Product benefit, Design

    Statement:

    Thanks to its compact design, the chic designer barbecue grill from GASTROBACK is equally suitable for the kitchen, balcony or garden. Two non-stick, height-adjustable grill plates ensure fast and even heat transfer. When the grill is folded up, the food is grilled from above and below simultaneously; when flipped open, it offers a large grill surface. The ribbed upper grill plate and smooth lower plate offer a versatile range of options for grilling meat, vegetables, fish or crêpes, for example. Thanks to the six pre-installed grill programmes, the automatic control of time and temperature as well as an integrated grill thermometer, every barbecue turns out perfectly.

    GEFU

    Conscio

    Awarded for: Conservation of resources

    Statement:

    The reusable CONSCIO coffee capsules from Gefu make a double contribution to protecting the environment: they sustainably save aluminium and thus valuable resources, while at the same time avoiding unnecessary plastic waste. The high-quality stainless-steel capsules can be refilled indefinitely and are dishwasher safe. The accompanying funnel, measuring spoon and a tamper are handy for optimally compressing the espresso powder. The CONSCIO capsules are 50% cheaper than disposable capsules and also make it possible to enjoy new coffee creations and blends time and again.

    Special Award for responsible corporate management: Category Start-up

    GEFU

    Designserie SMARTLINE

    Awarded for: Functionality, Design, Material quality, Ergonomics

    Statement:

    The clever SMARTLINE design series from Gefu comprises five accessories that ensure stylish order in the kitchen. In sophisticated black with stainless-steel accents, the series has an elegant, timelessly beautiful look. The utensil container with 10 compartments makes searching for cooking tools a thing of the past. The knife block deftly presents knives in eye-catching style in its flexibly usable compartment slots. The chic, stable kitchen roll holder allows pieces of kitchen roll to be torn off with only one hand. The bottle cooler is equipped with a removable cooling battery. The mouth-blown designer carafe of high-quality borosilicate glass, with an airtight, aroma-preserving stopper, fits in perfectly.

    Grohe

    Zedra Triple Spray

    Awarded for: User-convenience, Innovation, Product benefit, Design, Ergonomics

    Statement:

    The elegantly curved Zedra Triple Spray faucet from Grohe offers three different flow modes and comes in a shiny or matt finish. As required, you can choose between the normal laminar flow or the “Speed-Clean” spray mode for washing fruit and vegetables at the touch of a button. The new powerful “Blade” jet provides effective support in cleaning plates and pots. Thanks to the admixture of air, the blade jet saves up to 70% water. With its 360-degree swivel range and pull-out rinsing spray, the faucet makes kitchen work a whole lot easier.

    Golden Award – Best of the Best in the category Kitchen sinks and taps

    Hurom

    Slowjuicer H201

    Awarded for: Functionality, Innovation, Product benefit, Design, Material quality

    Statement:

    The new Slowjuicer H201 from Hurom fits perfectly into any kitchen with its elegant, linear look. Thanks to its patented Slow-Squeezing technology, it juices fruit and vegetables at very low rotation speeds – thus preserving all the important nutrients. Thanks to the wide feed opening, even larger pieces can be fed in without any additional cutting work. The innovative double-sieve system with two different sieve sizes for juices, smoothies and soups assures perfect results. The juicer contains no fine meshes, making it particularly easy to clean. The slightly forward-sloping base ensures that not a drop is left behind.

    Knister

    Knister-Grill

    Awarded for: Conservation of resources, longevity

     Statement:

    Sustainability is an integral part of the Knister-Grill concept. From production to packaging to shipping, there is a 99% avoidance of plastic. Extremely durable materials and a stable construction ensure a long service life and thus the sustainable protection of the environment. To save CO2 emissions, all transport routes are kept as short as possible within the framework of local production in Germany. The grill, which was specially developed for transportation by bicycle, also scores high with multiple ingenious functions, different grilling zones and perfect grilling results. It is flexible in terms of size and dishwasher safe.

    Special Award for responsible corporate management: Category Start-up

    ORANIER

    be-cook

    Awarded for: User-convenience, Functionality, Innovation, Product benefit, Design

    Statement:

    With the automatic be-cook cooking function from Oranier, the hob and accompanying cookware are connected to a mobile device via Bluetooth. Control is simple via the be-cook app. The system does not require a core temperature sensor or any additional devices. The hob, which is equipped with sensors, remains in constant contact with the cookware so that the temperature and cooking time are adjusted automatically. Multiple recipes, together with precise, video-supported step-by-step instructions, guarantee success in cooking and preparing meals. In addition, the hob and the smart cookware of stainless steel score high with their elegant, linear design.

    Röndell

    Loft Professional

    Awarded for: Functionality, Product benefit, Design, Material quality, Ergonomics

    Statement:

    The Loft Professional cookware series from Röndell is characterised by its interplay of different materials. The series includes both stainless-steel and cast-aluminium pots and pans, and thus meets every cooking requirement. The PFOA-free TriTitan® non-stick coating ensures the high scratch resistance of the cast aluminium cookware. Even at high heat, the extra-strong bases remain flat on the hob and provide excellent cooking results. The cookware series also wins approval with its elegant, coordinated linear shapes. It’s augmented by a coffee and tea maker in a matching design, as well as a trendy kettle with signal whistle.

    Röndell

    Zart Collection

    Awarded for: Functionality, Product benefit, Design, Material quality

    Statement:

    The modern “Zart” (“gentle”) cookware series from Röndell adds a special note to the kitchen and the table with its sophisticated look. Alternately shiny and matt stainless-steel surfaces lend the series its elegance. The curved handles of the pots and lids contrast strikingly with the otherwise puristic design. The bottom and sides of the pots ensure an even distribution and storage of heat. The litre scale on the inside of the pot is handy for measuring liquids. Thanks to the integrated induction base, the cookware can be used flexibly on all types of cooker. High-quality stainless steel ensures the high usability and durability of the cookware.

    Sachsenküchen

    Pendant luminaire

    Awarded for: Functionality, Innovation, Product benefit, Design, Ergonomics

    Statement:

    The pendant luminaire from Sachsenküchen creates a perfect combination of furnishing and lighting, thanks to its sophisticated panel adaptations and versatile decors. The wide selection of over 150 colours and decorative panels mounted on the front and back of the black luminaire unit allow precise adaptation to any kitchen interior. Thanks to modern LED technology and individual length planning, it offers a choice of atmospheric lighting at the dining area or bar counter, or optimal illumination of the worktop and hob. The option of adjusting the light temperature and brightness by remote control is a particularly convenient feature.

     

    Golden Award – Best of the Best in the category Kitchen equipment

    Samsung Electronics

    Dual Cook Steam™ oven

    Awarded for: User-convenience, Functionality, Innovation, Product benefit, Design

    Statement:

    The new Dual Cook Steam™ oven from Samsung scores high with its innovative Dual Cook technology. Two cooking chambers with separately adjustable heating units allow you to prepare different dishes at the same time. Besides 70 automatic programmes and multiple operating modes, the oven also has an interval and steam cooking function in its lower section. A Cooking Guide recommends the right baking/cooking mode and suggests recipes. Thanks to the SmartThings app, all settings can be controlled via a smartphone or tablet. Visual highlights include the vertically designed viewing window of satinised glass and the matt surface in graphite grey.

     

    Golden Award – Best of the Best in the category Large electrical appliances

    Special Award - Best Product

    SEVERIN Elektrogeräte

    SEVO SMART CONTROL GT/GTS

    Awarded for: User-convenience, Functionality, Innovation, Product benefit, Design

    Statement:

    The new SEVO SMART CONTROL electric grill from Severin perfectly expresses the spirit of the times. The new Severin app not only enables gradual temperature adjustment up to 500°C, but also smart control of the entire preparation process. The three-zone heating technology, the Quick Start function and the Boost Zone, together with the two core temperature sensors, ensure optimal barbecue results. The Severin app offers special comfort with its extensive recipe database and step-by-step instructions for preparation. The grill also scores high with its solid, high-quality construction and its elegant design in black and silver.

     

    Golden Award – Best of the Best in the category Grills and Grill accessories

    SodaStream

    DUO™ Sparkling Water Maker

    Awarded for: Functionality, Product benefit, Design, Sustainability

    Statement:

    The new DUO™ carbonator from SodaStream stands for complete flexibility. At the touch of a button, it pours fresh, sparkling water into the accompanying elegant glass bottles. When you’re out and about, its matching reusable plastic bottles help protect the environment from disposable plastic bottles. With a 1-litre capacity, the dishwasher-safe bottles are the optimal size for families. A simple quick-release mechanism makes it very easy to change the cylinder. The carbonator works without cables and can thus deliver fresh, sparkling water anywhere. DUO™ scores high with its linear design and high-quality stainless-steel elements and is available in titanium or white.

     

    Golden Award – Best of the Best in the category Kitchen utensils

    TESCOMA

    Meat softener GrandCHEF

    Awarded for: Functionality, Product benefit, Design, Ergonomics

    Statement:

    The GrandCHEF meat tenderiser from Tescoma stands out thanks to its easy handling and high efficiency. The easily rotatable roller is rolled over the piece of meat just once with gentle pressure and without using any force. The spikes cut through the muscle fibres and loosen up the tissue. This reduces cooking time by 40% and makes it possible for marinades and spices to be evenly absorbed in only 5 minutes. The elegant, ergonomic handle of robust, brushed stainless steel protects fingers from injury. The spikes, arranged in seven rows, are made of high-quality, food-safe plastic in professional quality.

    TESCOMA

    Round dome DELÍCIA

    Awarded for: Functionality, Design, Material quality

    Statement:

    The crystal-clear DELÍCIA cake dome by Tescoma wins approval with its puristic design and elegant shape. It deftly presents not only cakes and tarts, but also sandwiches, snacks, cheese, cold cuts or fruit in eye-catching style. In addition to its classic storage function, the dome is also a stylish serving option for the table or buffet. The integrated air slits around the handle can be opened or closed as required, allowing hot food to cool down under the dome and cold food to be kept airtight. Thanks to the sunken, ergonomic handle, the dome fits into any refrigerator.

     

    Villeroy & Boch

    Subway Style

    Awarded for: Functionality, Innovation, Product benefit, Design, Material quality

    Statement:

    The “Subway Style” ceramic sink is made of 100% natural raw materials. Its innovative CeramicPlus finish makes it particularly easy to clean and resistant to impact and heat. The Subway Style owes its clear-cut design to the thin-walled ceramic and thus always looks elegant and timeless. The sink is available in 13 non-fading colours, to match any kitchen interior. It’s also flexible when it comes to installation in the worktop. The spacious basin, the sloped drainboard and the matching accessories, such as the soap dispenser, wire baskets, hanging tray and drainer grid, are particularly practical.

    Vorwerk

    Thermomix® Friend

    Awarded for: Functionality, Innovation, Product benefit, Design, Ergonomics

    Statement:

    The elegantly shaped Thermomix® Friend is a perfect complement to the Thermomix® TM 5 and TM 6. As a smaller auxiliary device, it takes over individual preparation steps from the main appliance so that different dishes can be prepared at the same time. As with the “large” Thermomix®, the cooking is done intuitively, via the time, temperature and speed settings. The automatic communication between the TM 6 and the Thermomix® Friend via Bluetooth allows them to work in parallel on a recipe. Individual preparation steps are sent to the auxiliary device via the display. All the accessories from the main appliance are also suitable for use with the Thermomix® Friend.

    AMT Gastroguss

    Pan for life

    Awarded for: Conservation of resources, sustainable production

    Statement:

    The conceptual focus of the newly developed “Pan for Life” from AMT Gastroguss is the protection of living environments for human beings and nature. The pan series is made out of 100% recycled aluminium, using energy from the company's own solar panels. Thanks to an innovative process, the coating can be completely renewed if required. To replace the coating, the pan can be sent back to the manufacturer as often as desired. This ensures that, throughout the production cycle, no resources are wasted, valuable raw materials are largely saved and the environment is protected.

     

     

    Special Award for responsible corporate management: Category Product

    WARIMEX

    STONELINE® Flexi Basket

    Awarded for: Functionality, Innovation, Design, Sustainability

     

    Statement:

    The decorative Flexi Korb basket by STONELINE® can be bent into nine different shapes in no time at all. As required, not only fruit, rolls, pastries but also decorative items can be stored and stylishly presented. The Flexi Korb is handmade from slender yet robust black metal rods and fits perfectly into a trendy “industrial-style” home interior. When not needed, it can be stored in a space-saving way. The Flexi Korb is a climate-neutral product, as all CO2 emissions caused by production and transport are offset by supporting internationally recognised climate protection projects.

    Golden Award – Best of the Best in the category Kitchen accessories

    WESCO

    Basso Flex

    Awarded for: User-convenience, Functionality, Innovation, Product benefit, Design

    Statement:

    The Basso Flex tabletop extractor from Wesco is characterised by great flexibility. Thanks to the laterally positioned extraction flaps, it needs no frame and can therefore be combined with any hob. The powerful fan works quietly and efficiently, ensuring clean air. The new multistage filter cassettes achieve a grease separation efficiency of over 97%. The Basso Flex starts up automatically when the hob is switched on and is operated via an intuitive touch panel. It wins approval with its timeless design. The side extraction units are available in elegant black or high-quality stainless steel.

    WARIMEX

    Awarded for: Conservation of resources, climate-neutral production

    Statement:

    At WARIMEX, climate protection, environmental compatibility and sustainability are given high priority. In order to conserve resources and avoid pollutant emissions, the climate-neutral Natural Line® bioplastic product line was developed. In addition to the production of climate-neutral products, the company generates its own electricity, heat and hot water using solar energy. As a company, WARIMEX is also committed to acting in a climate-neutral way. The CO2 emissions of all processes and products are calculated and offset by supporting internationally recognised climate protection projects. In addition to its efforts to avoid and reduce emissions, WARIMEX regards the offsetting of CO2 emissions as a further important step in holistic climate protection.

    Special Award for responsible corporate management: Category Company