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Getting Personal with Thermador

The Kitchen & Bath Industry show (KBIS) is like Christmas morning for a designer, full of excitement and new discoveries.  That’s exactly what my experience was like this year as a member of  the Modenus Blog Tour.


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Not only that, I also had the opportunity to meet and mingle with some truly awesome designers, the rock stars of our industry.  Before we get to that, on Monday our group visited the Las Vegas Market located in the World Market Center, also the location of Modenus Talks, a meeting of the minds where the topic of the day was: The Power of Great Design – Improving Well Being at Work and at Home.

Amy Wax, creator of design App Color911 speaks of personalizing and enhancing your environment with color.  Look for my interview with Amy on an upcoming blogpost!
Amy Wax, creator of design App Color911 speaks of personalizing and enhancing your environment with color. Look for my interview with Amy on an upcoming blogpost!

So awesome to think that the way we design our homes and work spaces impacts our health and well being, including mental health!  Combine this with personalization, a significant trend across brands, and you have a winning recipe for client and designer.

New zero clearance Pro-Range by Thermador

Personalization means  more options and choices to suit your individual needs.  One example of this is the innovation at  Thermador.  Zach Elkin, Director Luxury Division at Thermador, spoke about how the brand embraces the culinary enthusiast.

Zach Elkin, Director Luxury Brand Thermador takes a question from BoomerSmarts Designer Mitzi Beach.  Photo courtesy of Chasen West Photography
Zach Elkin, Director Luxury Division at Thermador fields question from BoomerSmart designer Mitzi Beach. Photo courtesy of Chasen West Photography

This year, at KBIS, they introduced a new 30” professional style range with innovative features that provide more design possibilities.  Sister company Bosch also introduced a line of smaller appliances proving that very good things come in small packages



Another big healthy trend is steam cooking.  Trust me, you are going to be seeing much more of this.  You can cook ANYTHING except popcorn in a steam oven and it comes out great, even pizza, crispy too!  Steam is not just for veggies anymore.

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It’s two for one with this double duty pro range by Thermador. Steam is on the left with full size convection oven on the right.

I can’t leave without telling you about Thermador’s new Freedom Induction Range, the first full-surface induction appliance in the luxury appliance category.  That means that there are no “burners”, in fact the whole thing is one big “burner”!  It has sensory technology that “just knows” 😉

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Thermador’s 36″ Freedom Induction Range, you’re free to put it where you want it!


Next up:  The Perfect Party Mix: Blanco & Poggenpohl


Gloria Graham-Sollecito

Gloria is a kitchen and bath cabinetry designer with AKBD certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. She has also served on the Florida Treasure Coast Chapter's Board of Directors as the VP of Communications. Her work has appeared on This Old House as well as in Florida Design Magazine, K+BB Magazine and the Palm Beach Post. She is co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Remodeling Your Kitchen, Illustrated, as well as a freelanced writer contributing occasionally to the Sun Sentinel in the area of kitchen design. She is a proud member of the Blanco Design Council and the illustrious Brizo Blogger 19.

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