Fagor’s 12-inch, 2-burner induction cooktop can be installed in your existing countertop, so you can enjoy the benefits of induction cooking (including increased energy efficiency, faster heating, and a surface that’s cool to the touch during cooking) without replacing your old gas or electric range. ($1099;
It’s slim as can be when closed, but the sides of Miele’s 48-inch “Jet” motorized ventilation hood expand outward when the system is turned on. This gives the cook more headroom when the unit is off—it’s just 5 inches deep when shut and 12 inches when open. ($3,995;
Bosch’s Evolution 800 series dishwasher comes with an optional “EcoAction” button that lowers the water temperature and lengthens the cycle time, reducing energy expenditure by 25 percent. ($1299;
kitchen for men
Poggenpohl’s “kitchen for men,” created by the Porsche Design Group, features aluminum-frame cabinetry with either driftwood or dark oak veneers, and a work surface that can be finished in glass or black granite. The kitchen is also equipped with a TV and stereo system (installed behind glass to prevent damage), making it way more fun than a car. (Customizable, therefore priced upon request;
The GE Profile Series refrigerator has a built-in media center with a 7-inch LCD screen. You can use it to upload family photos, or to access a preloaded recipe guide with nutrition information and a list of substitutable ingredients. The window on the right-hand side was designed to allow you to grab a drink without having to open the door. ($3199;
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