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Four Traits of the New Age Kitchen

Indian culture and lifestyle have seen a huge transformation in recent years. One such significant change can be noticed in Indian kitchens that have now evolved with regard to utility, concepts, and functionality. The new approach has also brought an evolution in the appearance of the kitchen. Home-owners now place great emphasis on their kitchen’s aesthetics.

Some of the evolutionary traits seen in the new age kitchen are:

Everyone’s Welcome

Kitchens are no longer the domain of women alone. Many Indian families have accepted that cooking and handling kitchenware is not the sole responsibility of women. Men and women work together in the kitchen. Even children are interested in cooking now. Parents nowadays design kitchens that offer a safe and comfortable experience for their children. Kitchen products are no longer designed keeping only women in mind. A universal approach is adopted when creating and selecting colours, equipment or designs for kitchenware.

Shared Space

Kitchens in India were considered a sacrosanct space. Traditionally, only a few members had access to the kitchen. However, kitchen space is shared now. The entire family partakes in kitchen chores. They often sit and have conversations in the kitchen too as modern homes have kitchens designed alongside the living room or just next to the dining room. Besides getting a significant location in the house, the kitchen’s appearance too is now considered and carefully planned. The infrastructure and kitchenware all are displayed in a prominent manner.

Emphasis on Home ware

Home ware is no longer restricted to utility and functionality. A lasting impression is what matters nowadays. Home-owners are increasingly opting for trendy products. Many people choose mood lighting that is popular in restaurants. People spend substantially to enhance their kitchen experience. Utensils have become ergonomic and are available in varied colours and patterns. Food is not only judged by smell and taste alone, but also by sight.

Storage of Items

Earlier, kitchens were large and were used to stack many items sometimes in quantities that would last an entire year. Today, the size of this room in the house has diminished as people have learned to prioritize space. Not many families store food items for the entire year now. Whatever is required can be ordered online, delivered to the doorstep and utilized immediately. The convenience of getting things when needed has reduced the concept of storage. This also helps people manage space well.

This evolution in kitchen trends has not only influenced the citizens in metros, but has also touched the lives of people in small towns. Spread of information, greater awareness and the Internet are the main factors for this change.

To get the best designs and for keeping a tab on kitchen trends, opt for Sleek modular kitchen. With Sleek, you are sure to have a kitchen that is not only high on functionality but also aesthetically appealing.

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Quality Microwave Ovens for Your Sleek Modular Kitchen

Opting for a microwave oven can be a very smart decision that can help you improve your efficiency in the kitchen, and try your hand at exotic dishes from a wide range of cuisines from the comforts of your home.

However, installing the oven in a compact kitchen where space is scarce is a major impediment in utilizing this functional kitchen equipment. This is where opting for a built-in microwave oven can prove to be a smart decision. Read ahead for an overview of three quality options that you can consider for your modular kitchen.

Keith Modular Kitchen Oven

Keith Modular Kitchen Oven
Keith Modular Kitchen Oven

 This built-in 28 L oven is a microwave-cum-grill with a unique steam function that frees you from the compulsion of steaming dishes on the stove or the hotplate.  With five power levels, a 1100W grill, an auto menu, a digital timer, and a child-safety lock, this classy and stylish oven will be a great addition to your Sleek modular kitchen.

Costing Rs. 39,800, this compact oven is easy to use and maintain. The dial and button on the right allow you to choose the right setting, while cleaning the outer surface with a damp cloth is more than enough to ensure it retains its shine at all times. Simply boiling a lemon and following it up with a quick wipe would be enough to get rid of stains and odors on the inside.

Casper Microwave Oven
Casper Modular Kitchen Oven

Casper Modular Kitchen Oven

 As compared to the 60 cm Keith oven, the Casper oven is a part of high-end kitchen products that offer great value for sleek kitchen price despite having a hefty price tag of Rs. 78,000. With a capacity of 75L, the multifunction oven has an inbuilt rotisserie, airflow cooling system, and time-integrated electronic control feature. With nine inbuilt functions, you can easily manage routine meals as well as feasts for parties with this inbuilt oven in your modular kitchen.

Despite its size, the oven does not occupy a lot of space, and is easy to maintain. Once fitted into its slot, only the double-glazed door needs to be wiped clean. Keeping the interiors clean is not a difficult task as even a moist wipe can be used to get rid of stains once the oven has cooled after use.

Gavino Small Modular Kitchen Oven

Gavino Small Modular Kitchen Oven
Gavino Small Modular Kitchen Oven

 Opting for Sleek modular kitchen accessories like the Gavino oven will help you enjoy the functionality of an oven and grill without spoiling the aesthetics of your kitchen. This 60 cm convection oven has a capacity of 28L. With features similar to Keith, Gavino comes at a lower price tag of Rs. 31,600 with a more-powerful 900W oven and 1200W grill.

Five power levels, an inbuilt signal indicating end of cooking, and a push button door for easy access are some of the attractive features of this oven.

Compact and stylish, these inbuilt ovens are energy-efficiency devices that allow you an extra cooking option even in a kitchen where space is a premium commodity. Instead of unwieldy installations that spoil the décor, opt for functional ovens that can be fitted right into the slot in your modular kitchen.

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Choose the Perfect Hob for Your Kitchen

Purchasing the right hob can do wonders to the looks of your kitchen. It can make cooking pleasant and also add to the visual elements. Choosing the right hob brings ease and convenience into cooking and gives you that confidence for your culinary aspirations.  Here are some tips to help you pick out the right hobs for your kitchen:

  • Number of Burners

Hobs come in different sizes in terms of the number of the burners.  The number of burners you choose will depend on how often you cook. A three burner hob is suitable for those who cook seldom in small quantities. You can go for a hob with more and bigger burners if you cook frequently especially for a large number of people.

  • Do I Need Any Extra Equipment for Lighting the Burners?

These days, one can find burners that come with automatic ignition so you don’t really need anything extra for lighting the burner. Such automatic hobs are also available with other Sleek modular kitchen accessories.

  • Size of the Hob

The size of the hob will depend on where you are placing it. It has to fit within the dimension of your already existing workspace. Sleek modular kitchen are made to fit in hobs of conventional sizes. However, it is always a good idea to measure your work area before you buy the hob to avoid any hassle later.

Here is the description for some of Sleek kitchen products in the hobs category:

Gabriel

This hob is a compact triple burner hob with a front control panel. It works on automatic ignition and has a glass top. The dimensions for this hob are 730 x 420 mm.

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Henry – 10

This hob has four burners that come in different sizes to suit different types of cooking needs. It has an 8mm tempered glass top and works on automatic ignition. The dimensions of these hobs are 600 mm x 510 mm.

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Lewis

 Lewis is a four burner hob model that comes in stainless steel top with anti- scratch properties. It works on automatic ignition and offers a cast iron pan support. The dimensions of this hob are 580 mm x 500 mm.

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Leonardo-10

This hob comes in an anti-scratch stainless steel top finish with four burners. The burners are of different sizes to enable various types of cooking. The ignition is automatic and the dimensions for the hob are 590 mm x510 mm.

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The right hob will make cooking easier and also make your kitchen look splendid.  There is an array of options for hobs that you can avail with your Sleek modular kitchen. Visit your nearest Sleek showroom to know more.