Published on January 3rd, 2014 | by The GC Team1
BEST predicts cooker hood trends for 2014
Jacqui Hoctor, new product development manager of BEST, predicts the key trends for cooker hoods in 2014.
A splash of colour
“Colour is a critical consideration when planning a kitchen, and appliances are a key contributor to this colour palette. Although monochrome is still a popular trend, buyers will become more adventurous with the colours of their appliances throughout 2014 and this will no doubt be seen in the hoods market too.”
“Curves in kitchen cabinetry look set to be a trend which continues into the New Year. The new BEST range which is due to launch in January will include many models featuring curved lines to complement contemporary cabinetry.”
Providing a focal point
“Design-led hoods are among the most popular on the market, with many appearing more like a work of art than an extractor! I expect there will be a growing demand for ever more stylish designer hoods throughout 2014, and this is certainly something we will be catering for when we launch our 12 new products in January.”
“Consumers are becoming increasingly techno-savvy and are looking for innovations that make their lives easier. As such, we expect Advanced Sensor Control (ASC) will continue to be a popular feature for hoods throughout 2014. This patented sensor activated hood technology enables the hood to capture steam, smoke and cooking odours as soon as they are detected within the kitchen environment.”
Making life easier
“As the gadget industry continues to grow, consumers are used to having technological innovations at their fingertips. As such, we expect many new hoods will be easier to use than ever before. In fact, the new hoods we will be unveiling in the BEST range early next year will include many models that have been pre-programmed for remote control operation. A remote will be available as an accessory, adding further convenience and a premium technological feature.”
BEST will be unveiling 12 new extractors this month in a variety of styles including ceiling, wall mounted, pendant and island hoods.