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See your reflection in these kitchen appliances

The Krups Silver Art Collection has an eye-popping design. The high-gloss chrome appliances are well-suited for either modern or retro-themed kitchens.

Looking good.
Looking good.

A lot of attention gets paid to how kitchens, and their appliances within, appear. This shouldn't be very surprising; after all, we tend to make purchasing decisions based (at least initially) on how something looks. In use, practicality often is affected by appearance; function and form are two essential ingredients in determining how well a particular appliance performs, and therefore how it is perceived by the end user. And sometimes we just want our kitchen appliances to be shiny. Really shiny.

The Krups Silver Art Collection consists of eye-opening fare designed to stand out. Cool high-gloss chrome radiates light off of all these appliances, while natural wood accents supply an effective contrast. The new set is focused on breakfast and features coffee and espresso machines, along with a tea kettle, a citrus press and of course, a toaster (with bun warmer).

Appropriate for kitchens striving for either a modern or retro look, the chrome appliance collection will be available starting in May. Priced individually, the citrus press and the tea kettle will cost $80 each, the toaster will be $100, the coffee machine, $150, and the espresso machine will be $300. The new models constitute a shining example how even just a few changes in the kitchen can give it a whole new (or old) look.