Kitchen Design Trends and Technology

Join us for our 2014 kitchen webinar series and explore design trends, specifications and emerging technology. Watch your email throughout the year for your invitation to register, or visit this webpage for the April, June, September and November sessions.

A Designer’s Challenge: Understanding New Oven Cooking Technologies
From Performance Capabilities to Location Possibilities

1 p.m. CDT, Noon MDT, 11 a.m. PDT

The recorded version of the webinar will be available 24/7 on Registrants will receive a link via email. Following the webinar, registrants may download the valuable webinar workbook.

In this one-hour presentation you will learn the technical aspects of new cooking equipment that combines heat transference methods. We’ll start with a detailed equipment discussion, followed by practical “how to” information about where these innovative appliances might be located in both large and small spaces, the mechanical considerations to assure a satisfied client, and what to budget. Of course, we’ll address the important question: Can these new ovens replace a full-sized traditional oven?

  1. Learn how heat transference technologies function to improve the cooking capabilities and performance efficiency of oven appliances. Determine how to evaluate the appropriateness of this equipment for a kitchen under development.
  2. Expand on ergonomic information provided by Architectural Graphic Standards to include placement considerations for new multi-functioning cooking appliances, which suggest new placement standards focused on more accessible positioning of the cooking equipment for the home chef.
  3. Examine a collection of kitchen plans with design ideas that reimagine the cooking center so that you are confident suggesting new layouts and locations for the kitchen cooking center of activity.
  4. Detail the mechanical aspects of new cooking appliances so that planners can accurately complete the mechanical plans and write the project specifications.


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