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5 European Appliance Brands Worth Considering

5 European Appliance Brands Worth Considering

While there are countless domestic brands of appliances to choose from, those in the know appreciate just how good some of the European appliances can be.

Technically masterful and visually stunning, they are usually at the forefront of innovations in their field. And just like our homegrown appliance makers, there are countless European manufacturers eager to expand their market in America. But which are the best European appliance brands? Well, Appliances Connection has come up with five of the finest kitchen appliance brands to ever cross the Atlantic.

Keep reading to learn more about these impressive European manufacturers along with an example of their brilliant, innovative, and durable craftsmanship…

GAGGENAU

GAGGENAU

WHO ARE THEY?

As one of the premier luxury home appliance brands on the market, German-based Gaggenau has refined every aspect of their line of ranges, cooktops, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers, and washer and dryers to provide high-end performance, longevity, and gorgeous modern aesthetics. Each Gaggenau product is crafted by hand, receiving the utmost attention to detail in both appearance and components throughout the manufacturing process. To find out more about this deluxe appliance brand, read about what Gaggenau has to offer here. You’re going to like what you learn.

ONE ITEM YOU SHOULD CONSIDER.

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Gaggenau’s 400 Series 36 Inch Smart Counter Depth Refrigerator is a prime example of the finest quality this brand inbues into all of its products. This two-door, bottom freezer unit offers 14 cu. ft. refrigerator capacity and 5.5 cu. ft. freezer capacity as well as smart monitoring and control through the Home Connect app. A particularly advantageous highlight is the Opening Assist feature. It makes opening the door with a handle almost effortless. If you prefer to go handle-free, the door opens with a gentle push for the ultimate in convenience. And if you want flawless décor you can achieve completely harmonious integration with a façade of custom paneling.

Favorite Features:

  • Stainless Steel Interior – with anthracite anodized aluminum door racks for both beauty and durability
  • LED Lighting – set back overhead lighting gently and completely illuminates the refrigerator compartment
  • Humidity Controlled Drawers – fully extendable and transparent for easy food location
  • Ice Maker – delivers a constant supply of cold, clean cubes
  • TFT Touch Display – sensitive smooth screen allows for easy, responsive programming
  • Dynamic Cold Air Distribution – maintains a uniform temperature throughout the compartment
  • Automatic Defrost – any moisture is evaporated to prevent icy build up
  • Flexible Storage – adjustable glass shelves and door bins
  • Sabbath Mode – Star-K Kosher certified for use on religious holidays
  • Energy Star Certified – operates at maximum efficiency for utility bill savings

ILVE

ILVE

WHO ARE THEY?

Ilve is an Italian range, hood, and cooktop manufacturer with almost 70 years of experience. What began with just two men with a passion for food and a gift for building appliances grew into an internationally renowned, award-winning manufacturer of superior quality kitchen tools. At their state-of-the-art facility near Venice they hand craft each range oven with a care not often found in a global company. ILVE Appliances are perfect for anyone desiring to set their kitchen apart in practical performance, exquisite looks.

ONE ITEM YOU SHOULD CONSIDER.

ILVE 1312608

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PRICE: $7,969.00*

This richly appointed Majestic II Series 40” Freestanding Dual Fuel Range more than lives up to its name, with the brass hardware and trim contrasting beautifully with the exterior, making this a truly exceptional piece. It’s available in a choice of colors, allowing you to customize your kitchen décor. The cooktop performance equals it’s impressive appearance, featuring 6 sealed, non-stick dual-ring brass burners treated with coating that can deliver up to 20,000 BTU. Above sits durable continuous cast-iron grates for efficient cookware movement.

Below, you’ll find a dual-compartment European convection oven with doors that are heavily insulated so to remain cool to the touch. The oven itself is equipped with catalytic panels that will resist sticky fat or grease and reduce them to light powder residue at normal cooking temperature. And the simple, intuitive digital controls provide straightforward graphics that make operating your oven simple and easy.

Favorite Features:

  • Multiple Fan Cooking – allows you to cook more than one dish at a time, without their aromas contaminating each other
  • Interchangeable Griddle with Burner Grate – swap between the grates for the griddle and burner
  • Quick Start Preheat – fast preheating, after which the desired cooking function can be chosen
  • Thermocouple Safety Valves – immediately turns off the gas supply in case of malfunction
  • Intense Cooking – utilizes steam for fast results and ideal for foods with a crust like roast potatoes, chicken, and vegetables
  • Gas Conversion Kit – if you want to change over to natural gas

BLOMBERG

 BLOMBERG

WHO ARE THEY?

German manufacturer Blomberg has been building high-quality home appliances for over 130 years, combining energy efficiency and environmental concern while also offering consumers fantastic bang for the buck. Originally founded as a metalworking firm, is has evolved into a major household brand in Europe. It's perhaps not as well-known as many luxury brands in the US, but that doesn't mean that it can’t match them in quality construction and performance.

ONE ITEM YOU SHOULD CONSIDER.

BLOMBERG BRFB1900FBI

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PRICE: $4,799.00*

For a built-in refrigeration unit at an appreciable price point, Blomberg’s 30” Counter Depth Refrigerator is loaded with everything you could need for premium food storage while also offering the aesthetic choice between cool stainless-steel or custom, cabinet-matching panels. Both fridge and freezer compartments receive individual an separate temperature and humidity balance thanks to Duo-Cycle Cooling, And your produce stays fresh with Blomberg’s Blue Light Technology which illuminates the crisper allowing photosynthesis to continue, prolonging storage life and preserving more naturally.

Favorite Features:

  • Plenty of Room – 16.4 cu. ft. total capacity with 4.8 cu. ft. freezer capacity
  • IonFresh – eliminates airborne bacteria and odor-forming molecules by producing natural negative ions inside the cabinet
  • No Squint Controls – a bright, accessible digital display simplifies programming and put you in control of performance
  • Flush Hinge – provides a full 90-degree opening providing maximum access to the shelves
  • Soft-Close Crisper – drawer rails feature built-in wheels for smooth opening and quiet closing.
  • Energy Star – runs at peak efficiency to save you money and help the environment
  • Height-Adjustable Shelves – raise or lower the shelves up to 3” to make room for larger specialty foods
  • Sabbath Mode – lights do not illuminate during observances

FULGOR MILANO

 FULGOR MILANO

WHO ARE THEY?

Founded in 1949 as a manufacturer of coal and wood-burning stoves, Fulgor Milano soon modernized with a new view towards production and establishing themselves as a world renowned appliance brand. In 1990 they created the first built-in glass cooktop and in 2010 branched out into specialty appliances such as steam ovens. microwaves and coffee machines. They pioneered the first production of a built-in cooktop on a stainless-steel sheet in 2011. And since then they have branched out into wine coolers, induction cooktops, and anything a gourmand could want.

ONE ITEM YOU SHOULD CONSIDER.

Fulgor Milano F6PDF486GS1

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Fulgor Milano’s Sofia Series 48 Inch Freestanding Dual Fuel Range packs a lot of punch in a pretty package. The cooktop offers six sealed dual-ring brass burners topping out at searing 20,000 BTU while providing five combinations of flame configurations for near infinite control. An integrated Trilaminate Sofia Griddle allows additional versatility to the cooking surface.

The oven has plenty to please as well with 7.1 cu. ft. capacity and Dual True Convection for perfectly even heat circulation, leaving no cool areas in your oven to bake or broil foods fast. Plus, a convenient Meat Probe lets you know the exact inner temperature of your meats via a bright white LED display—no more opening the oven door to check on cooking progress.

Favorite Features:

  • Simmer to Searing – burners can be turned to 950 BTU for simmering or up to max power to cook faster
  • Four Pane Window Glass – insulated pane glass is heat resistant, providing a cool-to-the-touch door
  • Cast Iron Grates – cast iron grates form a continuous surface for easy movement of pots and pans
  • Matte Burner Basin – spillovers in this recessed burner basin clean up easily
  • Autograph Your Kitchen – visit the Fulgor Milano website to create your complimentary personalized name plate for the oven door

SMEG

 SMEG

WHO ARE THEY?

Founded in 1948 in Guastalla, Italy. SMEG is an anagram for Smalterie Metallurgiche Emiliane Guastalla (Guastalla Emilia Enamel Works). Initially specializing in enameling and metalwork, the company moved into cooking appliances, launching "Elisabeth", its first cooking range., in 1956. Their company motto is "Technology with Style"—and when it comes to design, SMEG is does a meticulous job of instilling those two aspects in their appliances, arming their products with the latest in technological innovations while designing exteriors that make a serious aesthetic statement.

ONE ITEM YOU SHOULD CONSIDER.

Smeg 1309151

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PRICE: $2,898.00*

This sleek, fashionable pitch-black pairing will give any modern kitchen an absolute boost in the décor department with its ergonomic chrome control knobs and hood trim providing a lovely contrast without being distracting. The 36” range oven comes from SMEG’S’s Victoria line and offers 5 burners—including a searing 18,000 BTU center burner. The European convection oven has a larger 4.4 cu. ft. capacity and features an Ever-Clean enameled oven interior, making it a breeze to maintain.

And above, the 36” hood delivers 600 CFM going through three dishwasher safe aluminum mesh filters to rid the cooking area of grease, heat, and smoke. It also illuminates the entire cooktop for easy viewing with two halogen lights.

Favorite Features:

RANGE

  • Rotisserie Kit – results in tender, juicy, well-basted meat
  • Heavy-Duty Cast-Iron Grates – shift cookware along the cooktop with ease
  • Eight Cooking Modes – plenty of options for baking, broiling, and roasting
  • Automatic Electric Ignition – simple, dependable burners start up first time, every time
  • Stainless Steel Storage Drawer – keep your pots and pans close to hand

HOOD

  • Ergonomic Control Knobs – easy to operate and control
  • Convertible –vented or recirculating
  • Four Speed Controls – lets you set the correct exhaust level
  • Front Mounted Controls – easy access

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CONCLUSION

We know there’s a good chance you may not have heard of some—or even all—of these kitchen appliance brands. Don’t worry, that’s ok! Because Appliances Connection has been involved with countless brands from all over the world, and we know how to sort out the best from the rest. And believe us when we say without reservation that the European brands on this list represent some of the finest you can find. So if you’d like your home to have a more “continental flair” as well as solid workmanship and performance, stop by Appliances Connection. We’re here to help.

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RELATED QUESTIONS

What are the best high-end kitchen appliances?

Opinions vary, but just some of the best high-end kitchen appliances are manufactured by La Cornue, Viking, Miele, Gaggenau, Ilve, Bertazzoni, and many others. If you want even more brand options, feel free to contact one of the experts at Appliances Connection

What appliances are made in Germany?

Appliances are made in Germany by such esteemed manufacturers as Miele, Bosch, Thermador, Gaggenau, and Liebherr. All have a reputation for high-quality products.

Is Bosch appliances high-end?

Bosch appliances are certainly high-end, especially when you consider their Benchmark Series of home appliances which offer some of their most innovative features.