Kitchen finishes are becoming impossibly thin. Porcelain, glass, marble, composites and thermostructured melamines finishes and benchtops are now as little as 6mm – 9mm thick. While the look is delicate and sophisticated, the kitchen still needs to withstand the rigours of family life, so rather than furnish the kitchen with robust handles, designers are opting for push-to-open mechanisms on doors, cabinets and drawers. With the handle-free look in line with modern kitchen trends, Smeg has introduced a push-to-open dishwasher to integrate seamlessly into these new designs.
Smeg’s push-to-open dishwasher conceals a power-house of intuitive technology behind a fully integrated fascia that is in lock-step with the colour and design palette of the rest of the kitchen. It features a cobalt blue interior LED light, and due to its quiet operation, a discreet flashing light hits the floor to indicate that the dishwasher is in action. The gratifyingly gentle ‘push to open’ mechanism requires a 2 second hold to activate, to prevent accidental opening, and has the serendipitous advantage that you can open the door with your hip when you have your hands full.
Smeg’s push-to-open dishwasher is also energy efficient. The 315 series is the first 6 Star water rated dishwashers in Australia. The dishwasher is 4 Star energy rated, and utilises natural condenser drying and automatic door opening to ensure a fully dry result.
In this uncluttered handle-free world, Smeg’s 60cm push-to-open dishwasher will neatly secret into your perfectly-formed cabinetry and for the first time, allow that line to carry through your design unhindered. Its large offering in this category extends to 45cm wide models for studio and galley kitchens, and the innovative ‘horizon’ fully integrated model is a generous 90cm width, with a 578mm height.