Future-proofing your kitchen
Smart reasons to invest in quality appliances that won't disturb the peace
Designing your kitchen so that it meets your immediate and future needs is key to ensuring your home investment stands the test of time.
As self builders and renovators, readers of Grand Designs are well aware that, whether the project is large or small, futuristic or traditional, quiet kitchen appliances make a home run so much more smoothly.
And to make the selection all the easier, Appliance City has got together with Bosch Home Appliances and Quiet Mark. With their joint expertise, you’re guaranteed a quieter life.
A sound choice
We all know that sound is measured in decibels, but it can be perceived differently depending on environmental factors. Tone, frequency and how a sound is heard at home rather than in a lab are all key factors in acoustic performance.
There’s an easy way to ensure you’re buying a quiet product. Look out for the Quiet Mark label. Quiet Mark is the global certification programme associated with the UK Noise Abatement Society. Its mission is to reduce noise pollution to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Rather than relying on decibels alone, Quiet Mark has an expert acoustic analysis team that reviews each product category annually, selecting only 10-20% of the quietest products for certification.
Bosch is a byword for efficiency and style in the kitchen. At Bosch you’ll find an array of kitchen appliances that are invented for the way we live today – taking care of every detail emitted by its home appliances, including noise.
Over 70 Bosch products have been Quiet Mark certified, so they’re some of the quietest home appliances currently available on the market.
Which appliances for a quieter life?
Take your pick from a range of Bosch appliances at Appliance City, including built-in and freestanding washing machines, dishwashers and fridge freezers.
The washing machines are loaded with technology to stay quiet while saving water and energy – ideal for an open plan kitchen.
Keep a lid on volume
Amongst kitchen appliances, cooker hoods have a reputation for being noisy, but choose a Quiet Mark certified NEFF extractor from Appliance City and the sound is dialled down to the minimum.
The NEFF D96BMV5N5B 90cm chimney hood really makes a focal point in the kitchen. Offering an extraction rate of 430m³ per hour it comes with three speed settings and two intensive modes for great flexibility.
A quiet life
Siemens has a reputation for quality products, and its sleek SN87YX03CE dishwasher is no exception.
Designed to fit under a worktop and behind a unit door it will allow you to maintain a sleek kitchen design while coping with plenty of pots or pans, with eight wash programmes to choose from. It’ll carry out its duties in hushed tones.
Tried and trusted
As one of the UK’s largest and most trusted independent appliance retailers with over 35 years of experience, Appliance City delivers to customers across the country.
Head to the Appliance City website and click on the Quiet Mark search function to browse through a range of certified kitchen appliances, including products by Bosch, NEFF and Siemens.