High and Mighty

Gaggenau's newly launched 200 series ceiling ventilation (from $2,600) has quietly bold variations€”free-hanging, downdraft€”that are more akin to art installation than vent hood. gaggenau.com

Straight Flush

Lose the hardware for a flush installation, all-glass, sleek, streamlined look€”along with interactive LCD screens€”in Monogram's new Minimalist collection (from $6,449). monogram.ca

Centre Piece

Sizzle like a pro with the new Wolf 48-inch gas rangetop with wok burner (from $8,199), the latest addition to the iconic red-button no-nonsense brand. trailappliances.com

Tailored Fit

The German-engineered Bosch 300 series dishwasher in simple white ($1,049) relinquishes look-at-me stainless steel, barely makes a sound and effectively disappears into existing cabinetry€”the strong and silent type. trailappliances.com

Small Package

Ikea's portable induction cooktop, Tillreda ($69), is mini, muscly and on the move. Set it up in a small space, use it as an extra cooking station for a big party or carry it back and forth to the cabin. ikea.ca

Master Class

The redesigned Masterpiece collection by Thermador (from $2,969) fits seamlessly into cabinetry and features glass doors and control panels, diamond-bevelled edges and flush installation. coastappliances.com

Gilded Beauty

Designer Pick: Café range ($4,899), cafeappliances.com

€œMy current appliance crush has to be the Café line of appliances in matte white with the brushed bronze hardware. This particular model [the 30-inch, slide-in, front control induction and convection double oven range] is absolutely stunning€”and currently has me swooning as we're using it in an upcoming kitchen renovation. The matte white is such a fun, fresh finish for a modern kitchen, and the warmth of the bronze is a beautiful contrast. Who knew appliances could be so beautiful?€€”Diana Tidswell, co-founder, Kresswell Interiors, Edmonton, kresswellinteriors.com