From smart technology for foolproof cooking to restaurant-style gadgets for the aspiring master chef, these appliances will elevate your kitchen project to the next level. 

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Image: This kitchen created by the Day True design studio not only looks beautifully modern, it's packed with high-spec appliances for cooking to a professional-level. 

Whether self-building a new home, or building a new extension to create extra room in an existing home, a big home renovation project is the perfect opportunity to create the kitchen of your dreams.

Whether you're big into your cooking, or just a fan of the latest, greatest home technology, why not try these cutting edge appliances in your new space?

Vacuum drawer

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Image: Vacuum drawers in the Linea and Classic collections are priced at £2,149, Smeg

A staple in the Masterchef kitchen, sous vide cooking allow for cooking at accurate temperatures. This vacuum drawer design from Smeg has been specially created with domestic homes in mind, and is a great way to experiment with a new form of cooking to elevate meat, fish and vegetable dishes to the next level. 

Steam oven 

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Image: Generation 7000 ovens, Miele 

Steam ovens are on the rise, but far from common in the everyday home. If you're not acquainted with the idea, this oven uses the natural benefits of steam for better results than a standard oven. Steam is healthier as it retains more nutrients and minerals, and it helps food stay moist, therefore tasting and looking better. 

Integrated oven probe 

bertazzoni integrated oven probe

Image: Bertazzoni Professional Series 110cm dual fuel range cooker, John Lewis & Partners 

For the perfect roast, a meat probe will be able to tell you when meat is cooked to perfection. Look out for ovens with probes built-in, like this range cooker design from Bertazzoni.

Downdraft extractor hob 

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Image: Bora has a wide range of kitchen hobs with downdraft extraction built-in 

Ventilation in a kitchen will need to be adhered to as part of building regulations, but if you're keen to have your hob on an island, but don't want an unsightly cooker hood spoiling the view of your kitchen, downdraft extractors are good alternative. Largely, downdraft extractors offer recirculation, rather than actual extraction, which means that air is filtered and released back into the space. In this case, you'll also need to maintain extraction ventilation elsewhere in the kitchen, though not necessarily through a cooker hood. 

Smart induction hob

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Image: Sensepro hob with wireless food probe, AEG

From a wireless probe to actively monitor temperature to a built-in timer and pre-set options for different meals, smart hobs make cooking foolproof. The Sensepro range from AEG also has handy bridge function, meaning you can adjust the size of your cooking space for pots and pans. 

Wine fridge 

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Image: 144 bottle wine fridge from £1949, Fisher & Paykel 

What's a restaurant-style meal without a good bottle of wine to accompany it? A wine fridge may sound like a frivolous luxury, but if you're serious about your collection, don't disregard their special features and functions. As vibration from standard fridges can affect the flavour of wine, look for styles with low-vibration cooling - likewise UV glass prevents light from damaging your supply. Fridges will adjustable zones also mean that you can chill your wine to the perfect temperature, no matter the variety or colour. 


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