I know that the majority of this year has been spent writing about my painting journey, but I am going to break from that for a few weeks and talk about what’s happening in the design world. Building season is starting, and we have a few things that I think you’ll like to hear about.
If you have been following me for any amount of time, you know I love designing kitchens. I love to create, I love good food, and I love cabinets. However, one of the frustrating parts about designing kitchens has been the appliances. I have felt that independent interior designers have been “locked out” of the appliance world to a certain extent. Companies were more open if you had a showroom, but if not, they didn’t want or have the capacity to deal with independent designers.
We’re supposed to be the ones that guide our clients to their perfect home, and that means knowing and educating them about the appliances they put into their kitchen.
Then came Monogram.
P.S. This is NOT a sponsored post. This is me telling you about a company that is rocking my world.
They have started an initiative to give independent designers the education and support we need to help our clients, and I recently spent several days in Chicago with them. We learned about how they are using technology and innovation in their products, working to improve the lives of the aging and people with special abilities (compassionate manufacturing), and we ate our weight in delicious food.
Are you someone that has space restrictions or needs speed?
Monogram has an oven called the Advantium. It’s a 4-in-1 oven that can replace your microwave, but depending on which pan you use, it can serve as an oven as well. We cooked half a chicken breast (raw, bone-in) in sixteen minutes, and it was delicious. It uses convection and halogen lighting to achieve great results in a fraction of the time. It even comes pre-programmed with over a hundred settings for items you cook on a regular basis. If you don’t want those, you can program your own.
Asparagus was in the Advantium at this moment, and they let us take their Pro range for a spin as well.
If you feel you need pizza oven in your next home, Monogram has one for you. It’s spec’d to be installed indoors friends, and it puts out an impressive pizza. Of course, you can use it for other things as well.
The next morning we learned more about Monogram’s induction cook top. The technology is on point, the controls are intuitive and made to help anyone with arthritis or other hand issues (they can be turned on with a knuckle), and it is safe and easy to clean. (Yep, this is one I wish that I’d put into my new house).
Look at how Chef Jon has all of the items on the top, and none of them are picking up heat or burning.
They even trusted us to take it for a spin and we cooked our own omelettes.
The rest of the day was spent learning about their refrigeration. Not only do they have beautiful options, but I loved all of the thoughtful manufacturing as well. Not all models have it yet, but their latest boasts LED lighting on the edges for the visually impaired, glass that moves beyond “spill-proof” and it simply beads up liquids, removable rubber mats in the doors that are dishwasher safe, and a refillable water pitcher inside.
The following refrigerator has to be the most beautiful fridge out there. I saw another version at KBIS, and it is a stunner. The low part can be changed to a fridge or a freezer…you pick. All you have to do is change the settings digitally.
You guys, there are so many more things available through Monogram. Ice makers, small refrigerators, wine racks, and dishwashers. Almost everything is manufactured in the United States in Selmer, Tennessee. I love that as well!
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. I’d be happy to help.
Until next time friends!