At Contour, we choose our partner brands carefully. It’s important to us that the appliances and accessories we specify alongside our kitchens are exceedingly high quality and stylish in their design.
Gaggenau is our premium product. With its iconic design and German engineering, it’s considered the ‘Rolls Royce of ovens’. The brand’s strapline ‘where tradition meets innovation’, is something that we very much believe in and it’s a philosophy we ourselves try to abide by.
The kitchen is the traditional heart of the home, but innovative and cutting edge appliances are a core part of ensuring it maintains its central place in family life. For us, it’s all about kitchen living – and Gaggenau embraces that quality.
While Gaggenau is an exclusive brand aimed at customers who want the very best, Siemens’ studio line appliances offer excellent design and engineering with superb integrated technology. A similarly forward-thinking and innovative brand, Siemens’ products are aimed at the busy professional with little time for domestic chores. The user can download recipes straight to the oven or choose from numerous convenient cooking functions.
One thing that sets Siemens apart is its excellent app integration – allowing you to control multiple appliances remotely thanks to its Home Connect, which links appliances to smartphones and tablets via home Wi-Fi.
We’re also big fans of another luxury German brand, Neff.
Popular in the UK, Neff has positioned itself as the brand that can provide quality in-built kitchen appliances for the passionate foodie who loves to cook at home. It has won Coolbrands awards and is recognised for innovations such as variosteam. This function adds moisture during the cooking process, thus helping to eliminate those dry roasts and over-baked cakes.
An excellent alternative to Gaggenau and Siemens, Neff products deliver on functionality and quality at a more affordable price.
When it comes to specific appliances though, we like Gaggenau’s handless 400 series ovens. The series ties in with our streamlined kitchen aesthetics, while offering a broad range of ovens, combi-steam ovens and combi-microwaves as well as complementary appliances such as warming drawers, vacuuming drawers and even espresso machines – all of which are manufactured to the highest of standards.
Outside of Siemens, Gaggenau and Neff, there are other brands offering innovative, high-end kitchen appliances too.
Quooker’s instant boiling water taps, for example, provide an alternative to the kettle, with a flexible hose allowing for more reach and extra functionality alongside instantly hot water that negates the need to wait for the boiling process. A solid addition to any luxury kitchen.
In another area of the kitchen, Bora’s induction hob includes a cooktop extractor that prevents cooking vapours rising, instead extracting them downwards. A novel function that removes the need for an overhead extraction hood, allowing for more flexible, streamlined kitchen designs – something we’re very much advocates of.
Luxury kitchen design should involve luxury appliances and, at Contour, we work with the very best to ensure your kitchen matches our own exacting standards.