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KitchenInnovation Award 2014
Platinum and Gold for the consumers’ favourite

The 2014 KitchenInnovation Awards ceremony saw Bauknecht chosen as the favourite brand of consumers, evidence of the trust inspired by the quality and innovation of Bauknecht products. What’s more, a number of Bauknecht products once again received this coveted award. The FlexiCook induction hobs received top marks in every category, earning them the golden Best of the Best Award in the large electrical appliances category. Other prize-winning appliances include the dishwasher with PowerDry function and the entire iXelium built-in appliance range which, in addition to the built-in oven, also includes a compact microwave oven and a combi steamer.

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“We are particularly pleased to have been named favourite brand by the consumer,” says Managing Director Marten van der Mei. “We are conscious of the trust that the consumer has placed in us here and we are proud of it.”
After a preselection by a panel of expert judges, a representative panel of 1,500 consumers decides which products receive one of the coveted awards. Bauknecht received the special platinum favourite brand award for the second time. This prestigious distinction for businesses has been awarded every three years since 2011 to brands that represent exceptional product quality, consumer-orientation and brand strength.

 

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Intuitiveness of use was the focus when developing the FlexiCook hobs. The FlexiCook Zone automatically recognises a pan’s size and saves all settings during the cooking process. The user can therefore, for example, start to prepare a meal on the front part of the hob and then simply move the pan to the back, where it can continue to simmer at the same temperature. The Premium Slider also allows the power to be controlled smoothly and in just one motion. With all these features, the FlexiCook hobs were able to secure the highest score in the categories of functionality, innovation, product benefits, design and ecology, receiving the 2014 gold Best of the Best Award.

 

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Thanks to dishwashers with PowerDry technology, drying dishes is now a thing of the past. All dishes, even plastic items and glasses, are cleaned and dried to an exceptional standard in just one hour. The unique ventilation system with double air circulation selectively extracts the moisture from the inside of the dishwasher after rinsing. This makes the appliances highly energy efficient despite their high performance: with an energy efficiency rating of A+++, they keep power consumption constantly low. The judges for the “KitchenInnovation of the Year” consumer award have rated the PowerDry dishwasher as an Outstanding Product for 2014 in all five categories: functionality, innovation, product benefits, design and ecology.

The judges also gave an excellent assessment in all categories to the iXelium line of built-in appliances. Cooking and sharing meals is a highlight of living together. Bauknecht’s new iXelium-coated KOSMOS built-in appliances gleam with an elegant, minimalist design that is especially well suited to handle-free kitchens. Along with the gleaming look of the KOSMOS series, the innovative iXelium nano-coating gives the products an important extra functional dimension: the coating prevents discolouration and scratches on the surfaces and ensures that the appliances look like new even after years of intensive use.

All Bauknecht’s award-winning products at a glance:


iXelium built-in oven
iXelium built-in combi steamer
iXelium built-in microwave
iXelium extractor hood
Dishwasher with PowerDry
Induction hobs with FlexiCook Zone

 

 

KitchenInnovation Awards 2013
Bauknecht wins seven KitchenInnovation Awards

In 2013, Bauknecht was again delighted to see its products singled out by the KitchenInnovation Awards. The household appliance manufacturer was presented by the “LifeCare” initiative with seven of the highly coveted awards, including a Best of the Best for the innovative induction oven. With this product, Bauknecht has succeeded in integrating induction technology into an oven for the first time. Thanks to its low power consumption and unique technology, the judges saw this as an achievement worthy of this prestigious award. The KitchenInnovation Awards are presented annually by an independent panel of experts and consumers. The main assessment criteria are user-convenience, innovation, product benefits, design and ecology.

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With the induction oven, part of the GreenKitchen resource-saving concept which is applied across all its appliances, Bauknecht has revolutionised the market, not only with a new technology but also with the unique taste experience provided by the induction and connected grill. This is the first time a manufacturer of household appliances has managed to integrate induction technology into an oven. This makes the induction oven particularly flexible. With an inset induction plate and the induction dish supplied, the oven provides a time and energy saving of up to 50% compared to a normal oven without induction technology. When used without the induction plate, the appliance can be used as a normal full-size oven with all the usual programmed settings. In the categories of user-convenience, innovation, product benefits, design and ecology, the induction oven stands at the top of its class, allowing it to secure the top overall evaluation: the 2013 gold “Best of the Best” award.

 

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The elegant built-in appliances in the special edition KOMFORT BlackLine range in brilliant black are perfectly suited to any kitchen, and are particularly impressive in a timelessly elegant combination with dark kitchen units. The appliances achieve their exclusive appearance thanks to the special plate glass used: the SCHOTT SeeClear® glass was originally developed for architectural use and gives Bauknecht appliances a unique look. The judges at the KitchenInnovation Awards were also impressed by the appliances’ performance and ease of use. Four BlackLine products received awards in 2013: the designer extractor hood, the combi steamer, the compact microwave oven and the oven are “Outstanding Products” of 2013.

 

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With Bauknecht’s 7-litre dishwasher, nobody will ever again need to get their fingers dirty washing dishes: thanks to the PowerClean+ technology, there’s no need to pre-wash even very dirty dishes. The Green Intelligence™ sensors automatically detect how dirty a dish is and the PowerClean+ jets set their pressure accordingly. The result is spotlessly clean dishes using only 7 litres of water (in the standard Bio-Normal 50°C program). Thanks to the highly efficient motor, the appliance uses up to 20% less energy (compared to the average energy consumption of a class A energy efficiency rated Bauknecht dishwasher), giving it an energy efficiency rating of A++. Additional features of the 7-litre dishwasher include the new ProSpace cutlery drawer, which leaves more space for dishes in the washing rack, and the hygiene program. This program uses heat to eliminate up to 99.999% of germs and bacteria and works perfectly with the antibacterial Mikroban® protector in the appliance’s Hygiene+ filter. The judges of the 2013 KitchenInnovation Awards felt that these features were worthy of a prize.

All Bauknecht’s award-winning products at a glance:


Induction oven BLIMS 9100
BlackLine built-in oven BLVMS 8100 SW
BlackLine combi steamer ECTM 8145 SW
BlackLine compact microwave oven EMCHD 8145 SW
BlackLine designer hood DWGR 6780
7-litre dishwasher GSXP 81312 TR A++

 

 

KitchenInnovation Awards 2012
Bauknecht wins several awards – including the “Best of the Best 2012” golden award

In 2012, Bauknecht is once again at the top of the podium: this year, the “LifeCare” initiative has presented the household appliance manufacturer with several KitchenInnovation Awards. In the “large built-in appliances” category, Bauknecht took four of the coveted awards home. The judges, made up of consumers and experts, gave close attention to the criteria of user-convenience, innovation, product benefits, design and ecology, where a number of Bauknecht products made a strong impression.

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In 2012, the ovens in Bauknecht’s designer ranges KOSMOS and KOMFORT with PureClean technology were the top scorers in the categories of user-convenience, innovation, product benefits, design and ecology, and earned the highest overall rating: the 2012 gold “Best of the Best” award.

Thanks to the special enamelling of the interior and the coating on the inside of the oven door, as well as the PureClean program, burnt-on dirt can be eliminated easily and thoroughly – without using chemicals. Not only is this especially environmentally friendly, it also requires around 95% less energy than cleaning with a normal pyrolysis program. This innovative and sustainable technology impressed both the experts and the consumer judges and received the gold award.

 

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The KGK 360 designer fridge-freezer makes a particularly strong impression thanks to its elegant design. Its large front panels with their high-grade glass look make the new fridge-freezer solution the perfect addition to any design concept. The new freshness centre is available in elegant black or white. Flat, straight steel handles complete the designer appliance pair’s clear look. In addition, innovative technology ensures the highest standard of freshness every day. Bauknecht’s flexible full-size refrigerator with matching freezer can be set up either in combination or as separate units.

Bauknecht has also set a new benchmark with its latest generation of dishwashers. Both as a built-in appliance and in stand-alone form, the 6-litre dishwasher’s lasting performance and functionality received high scores from the judges, with top marks in water consumption.

 

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The ETPI 8950 induction hob also gets top marks from the judges at the KitchenInnovation Awards. The Bauknecht product’s five electronically regulated induction cooking rings and its innovative melt and turbo settings made a strong impression in the “user-convenience” category. The hob’s controls are also fitted with a convenient touch control slider, which allows the power to be controlled smoothly.

 

KitchenInnovation Awards 2011
Bauknecht is the favourite brand of 2011

In 2011, the KitchenInnovation Awards were once again a success across the board for Bauknecht. In addition to several award-winning appliances, the “LifeCare – Besser Leben” (LifeCare – Live Better) initiative also once again – following 2009 – presented the GREENKITCHEN 2.0 project with the special award for responsible corporate management. Bauknecht also received a special honour in the form of the “2011 Platinum Favourite Brand” award, issued by consumers. The award ceremony took place on 12 February 2011 at the Ambiente trade fair in Frankfurt.

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The judges of the KitchenInnovation Awards reward quality, functionality and innovation in products for everyday use in the kitchen. The highly coveted special award for responsible corporate management in the categories “resource conservation” and “sustainability” for the pioneering GREENKITCHEN 2.0 project is Bauknecht’s reward for its continued environmental commitment.

 

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At the same time, the household appliance manufacturer impressed its customers across the board: the “Platinum Favourite Brand” award confirms Bauknecht’s core philosophy: creating user-friendly appliances. “These awards are a great honour for us,” said Marten van der Mei, Continental Marketing Director. “The KitchenInnovation Awards show once again that we can impress not only the experts, but also consumers with our continuing innovations. We are particularly pleased about that, as our customers’ needs are our top priority.

 

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The high-quality ETMI 8740 induction hob shone as the “test winner in all categories”. It has four electronically regulated cooking rings that make use of a number of innovative functions, such as the intelligent sensor control, which immediately detects when water is boiling over or when the pan is empty and adjusts the power or automatically switches off the hob. A new feature of the induction hobs is the slider: this electronically regulated touch control function allows for intuitive operation. If there is a particular hurry at any point, the booster function can be activated for any of the cooking rings. For larger cookware items, there is a flexible casserole area.

 

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In the five categories of user-convenience, innovation, product benefits, design and ecology, Bauknecht impressed judges and consumers alike with even more of its products. These products were awarded the “2011 KitchenInnovation of the Year” seal. Among these is the Bauknecht dishwasher with PowerClean Max technology for efficient and resource-optimised cleaning, thanks to 24 rotating high-pressure jets and Green Intelligence sensor technology. An award also went to the KOSMOS fully automatic coffee maker, which not only has a simple design that makes it an ideal fit for modern kitchen concepts, but also has practical details such as the easy-to-remove milk container. The KOSMOS line’s unified design means that the fully automatic coffee maker matches the KOSMOS designer oven, steamer and microwave perfectly. Yet another “outstanding product” and a real gem is the high-grade KULT side-by-side double-door refrigerator with all-glass or glass look fronts.

About the KitchenInnovation Awards

The Kitchen Innovation Awards are presented every year by the “LifeCare – Besser Leben” (LifeCare – Live Better) initiative, which has made its goal to promote product quality, functionality and innovation in order to produce a real increase in quality of life. Under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the initiative looks for products that are particularly consumer-oriented in the categories of kitchen units and equipment, large electronic appliances, small electronic appliances, cooking and kitchen appliances and kitchen accessories. What makes the “KitchenInnovation of the Year” award so unique is its two-level process: the products submitted are evaluated by a panel of skilled expert judges as well as by consumers themselves.

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