The 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) made its return to Las Vegas this year – over 75,000 visitors wandered the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Centre over 3 days. Pouring through the new finishes, materials, appliances, and systems first-hand is very much a Kitchen Designers’ “kid in a candy store” scenario.
Sub Zero & Wolf showed off their new lines at a private event held at the Mandarin Residential Suites. Three luxury suites decked out by Bruce Anderson Interiors; the working kitchens featured the New Generation appliances from Wolf and Sub Zero. The most obvious change in the Wolf line has been in the appearance of their wall ovens. I’ve shown the Transitional double oven pictured left. There’s also a Contemporary series, and Professional that sports the iconic red knobs. The Contemporary and Transitional series are a huge aesthetic improvement over their previous lines.
Wolf has also added to their “lifestyle” appliances with an integrated coffee maker. It looks quite slick in both “Transitional” and “Contemporary”, but the nicest feature is the milk system. Rather than having to clean milk residue out of the plumbing as has been the case in most coffee machines, Wolf’s system is self contained, allowing you to simply remove it and wash it in the dishwasher.