The Best New Kitchen Appliances Coming in 2021: Patterned Ranges, Bespoke Refrigerators, and More

Miele G5000 Dishwasher Series

Having launched its G7000 dishwashers last year, Miele is now lending a few of the line’s impressive perks to a more economical level with the new G5000 Series. Designed with a seamless pocket handle, the dishwasher employs Miele’s QuickIntenseWash setting, a 58-minute wash cycle, and a cavity design that features a third-level cutlery tray and repositionable baskets. Plus, no more having to turn up the TV while the washer is running—the unit’s decibel rating ranks lower than the brand’s previous models, making for a near-silent cycle. In addition to Miele’s standard sizes, the G5000 series will have an 18-inch SlimLine model ideal for installing in those projects with smaller footprints. Available June 2021.

The BlueStar By Design program will be available made-to-order come mid-2021.

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BlueStar By Design

BlueStar has long been known to the trade for its ability to color-match appliance finishes. This year, the company is taking the personalization one step further with the launch of BlueStar by Design, a program that turns its line of refrigerators and ranges into a blank canvas for any inspired graphic. In beta testing with interior designers, collaborators pulled samples of all sorts from their design schemes—a backsplash tile, a dining chair upholstery fabric, and a favorite dishware pattern among them—as derivatives for the custom prints. The results? A one-of-a-kind appliance that pairs seamlessly with the design plans. The BlueStar by Design process, which entails a heated overlay with an easy-to-clean Satin finish, requires an eight-week lead time. Available mid-2021.

The Cabinet Depth Custom Ventilation Inserts with Home Connect by Bosch Home, available summer 2021.

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Bosch Home Cabinet Depth Custom Ventilation Inserts With Home Connect

The kitchen is among the home’s greatest culprits when it comes to poor indoor air quality. Proper ventilation is critical in removing airborne particles produced by steam, gas fumes, and other cooking methods. Bosch Home’s Cabinet Depth Custom Ventilation Inserts with Home Connect stands out among the category’s new launches thanks to its versatile installation capabilities. Designed for the standard 12-inch-depth cabinet, the unit is available in 24-, 30-, and 36-inch widths with a built-in, dual-speed exhaust fan. Most impressive, however, is the unit’s integration to Bosch’s Home Connect portal, which syncs with voice-control systems and also gives users the option to be alerted that it’s time to clean the machine-washable grease filter or change the charcoal filter. Because, let’s be honest, what good is having kitchen ventilation if it’s not actually in working order? Available summer 2021.