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Top 100 Products of 2016: Kitchens

Products from Bosch, Cambria, Daltile, Danver, Delta, Elkay, Ferguson, Formica, Galley, Hafele, KitchenAid, LG, Wellborn, and YesterTec

August 23, 2016

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Induction Cooktop

Bosch’s 36-inch cooktop features FlexInduction technology that combines two cooking zones into a larger one to accommodate different cookware. Dual 12-inch heating elements provide 4,500 watts of power, while the AutoChef temperature control ensures precision. A SpeedBoost feature allows users to boil water in half the time of conventional electric cooktops. 

Natural Quartz Surface 

Cambria’s stain-resistant nonporous natural stone surface consists of 93 percent pure quartz, giving it a flexural strength twice as strong as granite and more than three times stronger than marble. The surface doesn’t require sealing, polishing, or reconditioning, and is safe for food preparation.  

Quartz Solid Surface 

Daltile’s One Quartz solid surface line features several new contemporary colors available in the Geo Flecks and Nature Flecks collections, along with two crossover colors in the Micro Flecks collection. One Quartz surfaces are heat and scratch resistant. 

Outdoor Kitchens

Custom painted colors and powder-coat painted wood finishes are available for Danver’s stainless steel indoor/outdoor kitchens. Stainless steel construction makes the entire line virtually maintenance-free. Dozens of finish combinations are available. 

Leak Detection

Delta Faucet has partnered with iDevices to create Delta Leak Detection, a combination of sensors and software that detects leaks associated with any water source in a home and triggers a text alert to a smartphone or tablet, as well as an audible alert and flashing LED light. Compatible with both iOS and Android devices, Delta Leak Detection will be available in the second half of 2016. 

Streamlined Drain

Available on Elkay’s most popular topmount and undermount sink models, the Perfect Drain eliminates the gap around the drain, reducing grime buildup. Users can install a Perfect Drain sink with the drain assembly or select an InSinkErator food waste disposer with QuickLock mounting—the product works exclusively with InSinkErator disposers. 

Plumbing Supplier

Founded in 1953, Ferguson Enterprises is a wholesaler and distributor with 19,000 associates in almost 1,350 locations. The company sells plumbing supplies, HVAC equipment, kitchen and bath products, light fixtures, and more to professional contractors, businesses, and homeowners. Serving 50 states, and Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Caribbean. 

Stone Laminates

The natural look of wood and stone is now available in laminates from Formica with four new patterns in its 180fx line. The three stone patterns come in a gloss finish, while the wide-plank walnut pattern comes in a natural grain finish. The EliteForm surfacing technology allows gloss-finish surfaces to be used in a wider range of applications, including countertops. 

Kitchen Workstation

Designed to allow prep, serving, cleanup, and entertaining to all happen in one place, indoors or outdoors, The Galley workstation is available in six sizes, with features that include colanders, cutting boards, bowls, and drain racks. The workstation features reversible sinks with side drains to maximize storage space The Galley can also be special ordered in custom sizes. 

Corner Storage

The LeMans Highboard corner storage swivel-tray system from Häfele conveniently presents cabinet contents. The Highboard includes four shelves that feature nonslip surface trays, hold up to 55 pounds, move independently, and have soft-close mechanisms. Trays are available in maple or white, with champagne or chrome accents. 

Multi-Door Fridge  

The newly designed KitchenAid refrigerator breaks the mold. The upper portion has two side-by-side sections, and below are two external, soft-close drawers. A bottom-mount freezer drawer has a three-tier design to help keep items organized. Available in stainless steel or a black stainless finish. 

Kitchen Appliances 

A full complement of modern kitchen necessities, including ranges, wall ovens, cooktops, microwave ovens, and dishwashers comprise the LG Studio collection. Every model shares a unified and distinctly modern appearance. Each product in the LG Studio lineup has been specifically designed and manufactured to be used as part of a total kitchen appliance package. 


Available in six product lines, cabinetry from Wellborn Cabinet features hand-sanded face frames, doors, drawer fronts and insides, high-pressure spray and hand rubbing to enhance natural wood grain. Available in a wide variety of grain patterns, colors, and textures including red oak, hickory, maple, and cherry. 

Kitchen Modules

As an alternative to standard built-in cabinetry, YesterTec offers solutions that can conceal all of the typical kitchen appliances, so the kitchen blends into adjacent living spaces. Three lines are available; the Stealth Kitchen Module is shown. All feature a patented UL-listed technology that allows the hot appliances, such as ovens and cooktops, to be safely concealed from view when not in use.

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