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geth, general manager of contract building sales at Whirlpool Corp. "For instance, developing an appliance that can recognize behaviors and act like a baseball glove; it could start out very standard but begin to fit according to the way a person uses it. We'd like to create appliances that adapt more to the user and create an experience that's tailored to the way they like to cook." One potential opening like this is with the microwave. This 1946 invention is known for its customization, but manufacturers are looking into more than just popping popcorn. Panasonic just announced a countertop induction oven with hopes of starting a new type of cooking, and the Sage Quick Touch microwave improves the quality of microwaved food by measuring the humidity released for an accurate cook time. According to Bergeth, what might be next for the microwave is sensing who is using the appliance and communicating better with them. Trends ABOVE The JENN-AIR luxury double wall oven features the company's culinary center, which calibrates the perfect cooking time and exact temperature based on a consumer's inputs and preferences. The 7-in., fullcolor LCD display makes it easy to select cooking functions. LEFT SMEG has added two sleek cooktops to its collection - 30-in. and 36-in. Induction Cooktops that convert two cooking zones into one for using specialty cookware. A melt function, simmering function and a touch pad with slider selector are also available. IN TUNE WITH HEALTH Arguably the most popular tech trend in the kitchen is the touchless faucet, which takes sensing its users to the next level. Since knowledge about health and sustainability has grown, the desire to both save water and keep spaces clean has promoted these products. "With such a wide variety of tasks that take place in and around the kitchen sink, consumers are always looking for innovations that will help simplify tasks and improve overall efficiency,"said Judd Lord, senior director of industrial design at Brizo. "Being able to purposefully activate water flow only when needed is important." According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, as of April 11, 2016, 15 percent of Americans were affected by drought, with nearly 90 percent of California included. Touchless faucets not only help conserve water for these consumers but make daily tasks easier and more accessible for children and the handicapped. "Consumers seem to prioritize ease of use, intelligent use of water and how much it improves the speed of cooking," said designer Lindsay Cham- ABOVE GROHE LadyLux3 Café Foot Control allows the user to easily switch the water flow on and off with a tap of the foot on the activation plate that can be installed discreetly in the toe space of the cabinet or on the side for knee, hand or elbow control. The inventive product frees both hands for added maneuverability in the kitchen. 16 bers of Hollywood, Calif.-based Lindsay Chambers Design, adding that earth-friendly and nontoxic products are also highly valued, like filtering and carbonating water filters. Chambers also argues that technology is changing the healthfulness of materials used in the kitchen. Consumers look for countertop surfaces that have the beauty of limestone or marble but do not stain, chip or contain potentially toxic materials. Manufactured engineered quartz is no longer just for starter homes; she has seen it more often in high-end, modern homes. A demand for anti-bacterial surfaces and finishes and a longerlasting product seems to fit the bill for a healthier cooking environment. Enduring innovations like induction ranges also promote safer environments. "The kitchen continues to become the central space in the home,"said Paul Flowers, chief design officer for LIXIL, the parent company of GROHE. "There could be a seamless integration in the kitchen to control music, intelligent cooking lighting and different ambient lighting for dining and entertaining. The smart homes of the future will link every aspect of your environment." Kitchen & Bath Business / MAY-JUNE 2016 / KBBONLINE.COM / The official publication of KBIS (KBIS.com) http://www.KBBONLINE.COM http://www.KBIS.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016

Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016
Contents
Editor's Note
Happenings
Hot Topic
Trents
Dealer Dish
Better Business
All Abroad
Tech Savvy
What’s Hot
What’s Cool
Adding a powder room prompts master bath renovation
Two kitchens and a master bath accommodate family life
Learning Corner
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Intro
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Cover2
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 1
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Contents
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 3
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 4
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Editor's Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Hot Topic
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Trents
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Dealer Dish
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Better Business
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - All Abroad
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Tech Savvy
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - What’s Hot
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - What’s Cool
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Adding a powder room prompts master bath renovation
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Two kitchens and a master bath accommodate family life
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Learning Corner
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