Added convenience from KitchenAid
From humble beginnings
Inspiring culinary trends across the globe, the KitchenAid brand started out by a chance meeting between an overburdened baker and an industrious engineer. Fast forward nearly 100 years and the brand is ever evolving and creating modern kitchen masterpieces.
Back in 1908 Herbert Johnston, an engineer at the Hobart Manufacturing Company in Ohio, was watching a baker mix bread dough with an age-old iron spoon. Convinced there had to be a better way, Johnston set to work developing the first commercial stand mixer.
Less than seven years later, professional bakers across the country had an easier and more efficient way of mixing bread. The new labour-saving machine caught on so quickly, the U.S. Navy ordered stand mixers for its new battleships, and by 1917 the stand mixer was classified as regular equipment on all U.S. Navy ships.
The product’s overwhelming success prompted Hobart engineers to design a smaller model that could be used in home kitchens. Nearly a century on and KitchenAid are still making waves with their inventive design and pioneering technology. Expansion into the wider cookware market through their Artisan range has cemented the brand’s presence in the modern day home.
What’s new today?
More recently, KitchenAid have added kettles and toasters to their Artisan range. For the avid fans amongst you, you can now boil, toast and mix in style with these iconic KitchenAid pieces.
The 3kW capacity kettle comes in a selection of sleek colours. Take your pick from almond cream, empire red or medallion silver. Their quirky, industrial design immediately catches the eye, so if you are looking for a style statement in your kitchen this range will certainly do the trick, but rest assured it’s not style over function with these kettles: an innovative adjustable temperature setting can heat water from 50°C to 100°C in 10°C intervals, so you can choose your ideal temperature for a delicate herbal tea or speciality coffee blend.
Pair one of these kettles with a 2-slice or 4-slice toaster from the Artisan range. Its neat and compact form complements the kettle nicely. With a whole host of toasting shades and functions you can cater for everyone’s toasting preference. They also include bagel and sandwich racks for even more toasting options. The bagel function toasts the insides to perfection, and a sandwich rack is on hand for drip-free toasted sandwiches, which means no more greasy cheese for you to clean from your appliance. For added convenience and sheer brilliance, an auto sensor detects when bread is in the toaster. It then automatically lifts the toast once toasting is complete.
If you like what you’ve seen here keep your eyes peeled for extra additions to the Artisan range including stick blenders, mini choppers and bigger capacity food processors, due soon.