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Design Seen July/August 2014: Kitchen Aids

Tools and trappings for the stylish home's culinary hub...

Tools and trappings for the stylish home’s culinary hub. 


The company’s first high-performance single-serving blender, the S30 ($409) has two containers: a 20-ounce personal size and a 40-ounce. The former sports a screw top that converts it into a travel tumbler. 800.848.2649, www.vitamix.com 


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Known for its sleek kitchens, the Italian manufacturer has entered the edgier realm of modular industrial chic, thanks to its collaboration with Diesel. The Diesel Social Kitchen (from $15,000) incorporates steel, scraped woods, and wire mesh–embedded glass in its cabinetry and includes trolleys and other freestanding storage units. 212.219.0910, www.scavolinisohogallery.com  

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From the Spanish company comes Dekton ($58 to $96 per square foot), an ultracompacted, blended work surface of quartz, porcelain, and glass that has been designed to resist heat and offer very low porosity, great color stability, and five times the flexural strength of granite. Sixteen designs in 10 colors are available. 866.268.6837, www.dekton.com 

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Highlights of the Missouri company’s refrigerator drawers ($3,300 for stainless-steel exterior; panel-ready versions are also available) include 5.4 cubic feet of storage, LED lighting in the upper and lower compartments, and an even temperature throughout. 888.616.8783, www.true-residential.com 

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Individually controlled climate zones are among the features of the Vario 400 Series modular cooling units (double fridge with freezer drawer, $8,800; RW 414 wine column, $7,050). Stainless-steel construction inside and out provides for a seamless look. 877.442.4436, www.gaggenau.com/us 

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Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

The made-to-order K750GT Gaucho Grill ($17,500 to $21,200) burns wood or charcoal. The wheel controls the height of the interchangeable cooking surfaces. 800.868.1699, www.kalamazoogourmet.com   



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