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What Is So Special About A Designer Kitchen Appliance? March 27, 2010

Most top of the range, quality kitchen appliance manufacturers now offer designer ranges of cookers, fridges, extractor fans and more. Designer kitchen appliances tend to be limited editions and slightly more expensive than their standard counterparts. In reality, all kitchen appliances are \”designer\” in that they are all designed by somebody extremely skilled in their area of expertise. And the definition of a designer is \”somebody who designs something.\” However the label of \”designer kitchen appliance\” is generally reserved for the special appliances that are designed and endorsed usually by somebody famous and glamorous.

For example, Britannia now has a Nina Campbell selection of range cookers, which are uniquely coloured and patterned. Nina Campbell has designed the aesthetics of these cookers and turned them into eye catching, individual looking appliances. These cookers are exactly the same specification as the standard Dynasty cookers, but they look snazzy and they make your kitchen feel special and that is what designer kitchen appliances are all about.

The grand idea of designer kitchen appliances has been nurtured and encourage by television shows such as Grand Designs and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. These shows give the message that designer is better, designer is unique and that designer kitchen appliances, as well as other household items, will enrich your domestic experience. And if you frequently entertain, then they often do.

A brightly coloured or beautifully patterned designer kitchen appliance can be an excellent conversation starter at a dinner party. Possibly one of the main reasons that designer kitchen appliances have become increasingly popular over the last couple of decades is the increasing level of consumerism in the western world and the increasing means to enjoy shopping and purchasing not just for practicality but for pleasure as well. Consumers of kitchen appliances want their choice in cooker, fridge and wine cooler to say something about their personality. A culture of customisation has been developing for many years now in the form of ringtones for mobile telephones, wallpapers and screensavers for desktop computers and laptops, personalised pens, rulers, T-shirts and clothes.

Increasingly, people expect the material things in their life to be just how they want them to be and designer kitchen appliances often offer a high enough level of individuality to live up to these expectations. There are many places that you can buy designer kitchen appliances. Increasingly, consumers are turning to the internet for large purchases because it can often be cheaper and less hassle, but the draw of a showroom should not be underestimated and it is often when you first see your designer kitchen appliance for the first time in real life that you know that that particular appliance is the one for you.

One thing to remember is that what you love today, you could possibly hate in a few months time and if your budget allows for that then fine. But if not, make sure you think long and hard about your designer De Dietrich kitchen appliance and choose the right one for you.