From the June/July 2023 Issue  

In the Kitchen

Writer Ren Miller

The latest introductions are designed to make meal prep more functional and refined

Monogram™, the luxury appliance brand, and the newly revived Keeler Brass Co. division of Belwith Keeler Décor Solutions introduce a collaborative effort with Richard T. Anuszkiewicz (pictured), a renowned designer and Monogram’s creative director. Featured are Monogram appliances with handles developed with Keeler Brass Co. The Brass Collection (top detail photo) is based on classic architecture and comes in golden hues while the Titanium Collection (bottom detail photo) reflects a contemporary aesthetic with sleek lines and muted charcoal tones. Both are wrapped with sustainably sourced Greenguard Gold Certified leather with decorative brass trim. For sources, and For more on Belwith Keeler’s relaunch of Keeler Brass Co. in time for its 130th anniversary, click here.

Tulip Cooking, a high-end Dutch brand now available in the U.S., offers state-of-the-art modular gas and induction cooktops in more than 20 configurations with one to six burners. You can even mix gas and induction burners. Prices range from $2,078 for one burner to $7,448 for six. Induction cooktops allow flexible burner placement, greater safety because the burners are never hot to the touch, and limitless layout possibilities. Gas cooktops are designed for superior flame control and fuel efficiency and can be spaced to accommodate simultaneous use of multiple large pots. For a source,

Nearly a decade after the debut of the Jason Wu for Brizo™ Bath Collection of matte black faucets, the designer and the luxury faucet company have introduced a new collection, this time for the kitchen and in matte white. The faucets come with an arc or square spout and with handles in matte white for a clean unified look, Brilliance® Polished Nickel as a nod to Jason’s mannequins, or Wood with Brilliance® Polished Nickel for a natural touch. Starting at $931. General Plumbing Supply locations and Frank Webb Home locations.

Lofra, an Italian brand of kitchen appliances, is now available in the U.S. through EuroChef USA. The Maestro 36-inch induction range is shown in blue with stainless steel trim. It also comes in stainless steel, matte black and white as well as in 30- and 48-inch models. Dual fuel is offered in all sizes, induction in 30- and 36-inch models. Starting at $6,669.

Collezione Metalli, a new collection from Italian appliance maker Bertazzoni, mixes metals in jewelry-inspired knobs and handles, including copper (pictured on a Bertazzoni Heritage series range), real gold and black nickel-plated finishes. For prices, Better Housekeeping Shop in Red Bank, Reno’s Appliance in Paterson and Town Appliance in Lakewood.

The Harley Kitchen Collection by Graff is roaring into kitchens this year, inspired by the classic motorcycles of the same name with streamlined design, precision engineering and state-of-the-art performance. Available this summer in black (shown), gold and copper finishes. Price unavailable at press time. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Galleries; Ocean Bath & Kitchen in Ocean Township; and ANEW Kitchen & Bath Design in North Plainfield.

A button reportedly belonging to George Washington inspired New York designer Jennifer Hunter’s new hard­ware collection for SA Baxter. Called The George Suite, it features a star-shaped detail found on the button and is available in knobs, plates and levers. SA Baxter hardware is cast in brass, bronze and white bronze base metals with a range of finishes. To the trade.

No worries about a range hood obstructing the view when cooking on an island thanks to Gaggenau’s Vario 400 Series Downdraft Ventilation system. Vario features noise reduction and optimized air management to draw odors and steam down into the countertop. For prices, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Galleries.

New Rohl Allia™ Fine Fireclay Sinks feature interchangeable tools to simplify food prep and cleanup. A thick layer of glaze fuses with the clay to create a surface impervious to stains and chips. Available in four finishes and various sizes from $1,116 to $1,498. Wire grid accessories sold separately. A bar sink is $929. General Plumbing Supply locations and Frank Webb Home locations.

Rangecraft’s Revival style range hood is shown in a Blackened Steel finish with Antiqued Brass banding, trims and rivets. Both antiqued finishes are done by hand in the Rangecraft shop in Fair Lawn to ensure control of the hues and textures. This Blackened Steel finish mimics a satin look. For sources,

The new Alloy Collection from Cambria features a quartz surface with brass and steel veining and is available in smooth, sculpted and Satin Ridge finishes. Shown is Berkshire Brass with a Satin Ridge finish. For prices, Cranbury Design Center in Hightstown and Monk’s Design Studio in Fanwood and Morristown.