I’m thrilled to share that I had the opportunity to attend KBIS 2023 with the Designhounds and wow, was it an action-packed, fun and educational experience!
Signature Kitchen Suite was one of our sponsors for the tour, and if you saw my blog post from my immersive culinary experience visit to their showroom in Napa, you’ll know I LOVE Signature Kitchen Suite and their innovative products. I’m always impressed by their continuous commitment to creating products for foodies who love convenience and love to cook.
SKS hosted the Designhounds group twice during this year’s show: first, for KBIS Uncorked, which included a panel discussion on trends, consumer needs, and innovation. It was a fantastic discussion led by Modenus CEO Veronika Miller, and the panel included tech expert Carley Knobloch, cookbook author Mark Bittman, Global Trend Ambassador Patti Carpenter, and SKS’s own Chef Nick.
The Designhounds had fun exploring the products on display, and I had the opportunity to meet Mark Bittman after the panel discussion… yay!
Our second visit to the SKS booth was to learn about some of the newest products from both LG and Signature Kitchen Suite. Here are some of my favorites:
The Food Growing Column
Sometimes a new product is so exciting and innovative that we get to see it at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) before it’s even on the market.
And while it may only be called a “prototype” at the moment, it’s a sure sign of things to come, and it’s completely true to Signature Kitchen Suite’s “True to Food” philosophy.
Signature Kitchen Suite is bringing the concept of farm to table into the modern kitchen, with this Food Grower column. It fits perfectly with their other column refrigerator units and it allows you to grow produce right in the comfort of your kitchen, whether you live on a farm or in a penthouse, or somewhere in between.
Alongside their sous vide ranges, steam-equipped ovens, and remarkable refrigeration, they are creating a way to not only increase our enjoyment of the culinary process, but to actually preserve food quality and flavor longer too.
The Aero Furniture Air Purifier
We all know about the importance of indoor air quality in our daily lives. Whether it’s environmental pollution, wildfire smoke, dust mites, pollen or dander, we can breathe easier when we have reliable air filtration.
For many of us, having a great air purifier means we sacrifice on style, because, let’s face it, the good ones are cumbersome and don’t typically match our decor.
Meet the Aero Furniture Air Purifier from LG – It’s an air purifier AND an accent table. Aero Furniture uses multi-stage filtration and UV technology to keep the air – and the blades and filter – as clean as can be.
It can charge your phone wirelessly, and connect to the ThinkQ app from LG to control the purification system and/or run any of the 8 mood lighting options that are available with the unit.
And the icing on the cake is that Aero Furniture is “designed with sustainability in mind, incorporating components fabricated from reusable plastic harvested from old appliances and electronics products, and shipping in packaging made from reusable materials” – how cool is that?
I was so impressed with the Aero Furniture technology that I chose it as one of my Designhounds Favorite Finds.
30 Inch Combi Steam Microwave Oven
My favorite Combi Steam Microwave is going solo!
When I visited the Signature Kitchen Suite design center in Napa, their combi-steam oven + wall oven combo immediately made it to the top of my wish list.
This compact wonder is equipped with LG’s ThinQ technology and can determine the best combination of cooking methods to deliver the best results in the optimal amount of time. It can microwave, convection bake, steam, or switch between cooking modes automatically for perfect results.
And though it isn’t available yet, this model shown at the Signature Kitchen Suite booth will provide even more design flexibility – so if you have a double oven or a range, the combi steam oven can be specified on its own now too.
And the icing on the cake? It got a little upgrade. Air frying has been added to its impressive list of talents!
The LG Styler
The styler by LG made its appearance at the 2022 show, but there was a big buzz around it this year.
Available in both an 18 inch and 24 inch model, the styler will refresh your clothing by injecting steam into the appliance to smooth wrinkles, remove odors and germs, and then remove the steam and dirt by suction.
There is also a pants creaser in the door, so you can hang a pair of trousers in the unit, run it for a few minutes, and open it to find perfectly creased pants. I’m telling you, steam is a multi-talented friend to have around.
In addition to the styler tower, LG also launched a shoe styler – a display case for those extra special kicks.
I want to thank Signature Kitchen Suite and LG for their hospitality and for continually raising the bar and bringing us new innovations!