10 kitchen appliances to start planning for now

If you're in the process of planning a new kitchen, or thinking about upgrading parts of your current kitchen, don't start buying without having a good look through our essential appliances for enviable kitchens.

If you're in the process of planning a new kitchen, or thinking about upgrading parts of your current kitchen, don't start buying without having a good look through our essential appliances for enviable kitchens.

1/10 Kitchen appliances

kitchen room with hi tech range cooker in white with black colours

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From large essentials like cookers, dishwashers and washing machines, to kitchen accessories including extractors and hobs, we have the ultimate appliance swoon-list ready and waiting for you...

Hi-tech range cooker
The AGA Total Control electric cooker offers the best of both worlds, fusing a classic design with 21st-century functions. Food is cooked with the same gentle radiant heat, but the new-generation design offers state-of-the-art technology for greater flexibility. For example, it can be turned on and off, with fast heat-up times, and there's a touch-screen panel or remote control for programming the hotplates and oven.

Range cooker


2/10 Quick-dry dishwasher

quick dry dishwasher in white with black colours

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Whirlpool's 6th Sense PowerDry dishwasher can wash and dry a full load in 60 minutes. Programs include 'Eco 50' (which uses just 10 litres of water), steam for heavily soiled items, a delicate glass cycle, plus a multizone option that allows you to wash the top or bottom section individually. Its sensors automatically monitor dirt and grime levels and adjust the water, temperature and cycle accordingly.


3/10 Professional-style range cooker

range cooker with silver body having black oven

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If you love the look of industrial-style range cookers, but don't have the space, then this little beauty could be the answer. The Wolf dual-fuel 762mm range cooker offers 98L capacity, a large self-cleaning electric oven and four gas burners, all encased in robust stainless steel and finished with signature red knobs (black and stainless knobs are available at no extra cost).

Small range cooker

4/10 High-performance ovens

high performance oven in silver colour

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Cook like a pro with a bank of head-turning hi-spec ovens. Commercial-grade appliances offer unrivalled performance, pinpoint temperature control and large capacities, and Miele's PureLine 6000 series is designed to deliver the same results in domestic equipment. The range includes a combi steam oven, combi microwave, single oven, SousChef warming drawer and a coffee machine.

Built-in ovens

5/10 Sleek extractor

sleek extractor in silver colour

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The high-performance Nuage wall-mounted extractor by Elica appears to fuse with the wall for a neat and discreet finish. It's completely customisable so it blends seamlessly into any kitchen environment. The filtering hood has a high-absorption grease filter, an intuitive rotary switch, super-efficient motor and ambient LED strips.

Extractor hood

6/10 Colourful compact cooker

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Perfect for smaller kitchens, this compact Everhot 60 electric range cooker in Sage will add a splash of colour and charm to modern or traditional schemes. But it's not just about good looks, it has impressive cooking and room-warming abilities despite its diminutive size. It's easy to install, too – simply plug it in. Available in a range of colours.

Compact range cooker

7/10 Super-smart washer

super smart washer in white colour

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With most of the programs taking less than an hour to complete, Fisher & Paykel's WashSmart washers are perfect for busy households. There's also a speedy 15-minute cycle and you can add or take out garments mid-cycle, too. Perfect results are guaranteed even at 30°C and the machines are whisper-quiet, so great for open-plan kitchens.

Washing machine

Fisher & Paykel

8/10 Cutting-edge cook station

kitchen room with induction table and tiled walls

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Blow the budget and turn on the style with the state-of-the-art La Cornue W induction table. Individually made to order and measuring 150cm, it has four professional-quality induction burners (14kW of power) for pinpoint cooking, and there's a handy worktop area in the middle, perfect for prepping food. This multifunctional piece will make a stunning addition to any kitchen.

Cook table
La Cornue

9/10 Fresh fridge

two door fridge in silver colour

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Gorenje's A++ rated, new-generation fridge freezer boasts advanced IonAir technology, which purifies air in the fridge and destroys up to 95% of all bacteria, mould and odours. Other features include a multiflow 360° intensive ventilation system, no-frost technology, an energy-saving eco program and a fresh zone drawer with humidity control.

Fridge freezer

10/10 Mix and match hobs

kitchen room with white walls and hobs

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Domino hobs give you the chance to personalise your workspace to suit your style of cooking. These narrow hobs are designed to sit side-by-side and allow you to mix and match wok burners, induction hot plates and standard gas rings, as well as barbecue grills, griddle plates, steamers and even deep-fat fryers.

Domino hobs

Thea Babington-Stitt
Managing Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Managing Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for around 10 years.

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.