Game Changers in Kitchen Appliance Design

1. Smart Technology


Remote Accessibility

Allows users to operate from their smartphone

Reminders

Never leave the stove on or forget the dishwasher is done with an app that gives users timely reminders

2. Sensible Doors


No Bending

The ability to open an appliance from standing, rather than bending down or reaching high up, is key.



Lightweight

Should be light and require minimum effort to open and use spring hinges to regulate closing speed.


Lever Handles

Doors should have pocket or lever-style handles for more comfortable grasp.

3. Intuitive Display



Touch-Screen

Models with touch-pad controls rather than knobs are great for users who have limited hand strength or dexterity.


Bold

Controls should be bright and bold for users with low vision. They should also feature clear indicators for when a surface is hot.

4. Ergonomic Design



Mobile Racks

Appliances with pull-out or tilt-out bins/racks eliminate the need for awkward bending and reaching

Adjustable Height Shelving

Flexibility in shelving height allows users to customize their appliance for their needs

Beyond the Kitchen

Universal Design goes far beyond the kitchen. We use these design principles in every aspect of the home. Stay tuned for our next event. We hope to see you there!


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