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Have you ever been to Napa in California? It truly is one of the most beautiful places on earth with continuous rolling hills, endless exquisite vineyards and greenery as far as the eye can see.
This was my second trip to Napa with the SKS – Signature Kitchen Suite Designhounds Tour by Modenus and I was thrilled to be invited back!
I arrived a couple of days early to meet some of my closest design friends. We decided to treat ourselves and booked a trip on the Napa Valley Wine Train for Mother’s Day.
If you ever find yourself in Napa, I highly recommend you sign up for this one of a kind experience. It was fun, relaxing, and a magical memory I will never forget.
SKS Kitchen Appliances
Fun train trips and beautiful landscapes aside, the actual purpose of my business trip was to learn more about Signature Kitchen Suite appliances and take part in their one of a kind ‘True to Food’ experience.
The kitchen is referred to as the ‘Heart of the Home’ for a reason.
It’s where you spend the most time, preparing food, gathering with family and friends and making memories along the way.
Deciding on selections for your kitchen appliances is a major decision and one not to be taken lightly.
If making the most of your kitchen is important to you, (which it absolutely should be!) then how the appliances you choose will look and function is a major consideration.
Your kitchen appliances are also a big investment, so you want to be sure to choose wisely.
Extra Large Capacity Columns
Let’s start with refrigeration. In this image above, taken at the SKS 24,000 square foot Experience Design Centre, you can see a full wall of panelled wall fridges/ freezers with glass wine columns on each end.
The extra-large capacity fridge columns preserve the integrity of your fresh food. There has been so much innovation and engineering put into the integrated 30-inch refrigerator and 18-inch freezer columns-both with one of the largest capacities in their class.
While it’s imperative to have ample storage, just as important is the ability to ensure the freshness of the food you purchase – especially with the increased prices for produce and all of our groceries these days.
Wine Cave Technology
It’s hard to imagine a more perfect partner for good food than wine. Am I right?! 🙂
That’s why the wine column refrigerators – shown on each end of the panelled fridge wall below – were developed with exclusive Wine Cave Technology. It actually mimics the ideal environment of historic Old World wine caves.
This protects wine against its four biggest enemies: vibration, light, and variations in temperature and humidity. And when you open the glass door, the light inside automatically comes on so you can easily select the best pairing of wine to go with your meal.
Undercounter Convertible Fridge/Freezer Drawers
This is the only built-in under-counter refrigeration unit in its class with dual drawers and Multi-Temp Settings.
Both kitchen drawers offer a selection of six temperature zones:
Yes, you read that right! If you require extra freezer space, you can drop the temperature all the way down to make either (or both drawers) a freezer.
How cool is that? And yes, that pun was intended.
On a side note, the base shaker cabinets in this kitchen look like the colour Van Deusen Blue by Benjamin Moore. Blue is always in style in interior design.
Craft Ice Balls
Am I the only person who has never heard of these before?
Apparently, they are super sophisticated, maybe that’s why I never knew about them before…HAHA!
LG is connected to Signature Kitchen Suite and they have ‘Craft Ice’ refrigerators. These refrigerators deliver slow-melting ice for the best-tasting beverages.
Steam-Combi Convection Oven
While I’m not an avid cook, I can still appreciate the need for speed when preparing meals.
My interior design friend Jana and I had the opportunity to try out the Signature Kitchen Suite Steam-Combi convection oven.
This combines steam and convection cooking for gourmet results. The convection system cooks food quickly and evenly while steam helps to preserve texture, appearance and taste.
We made the cute mini ‘jacket potatoes’ that you see below on the plate of deliciousness.
You can see more of that fun cooking experience here in one of my first Instagram Reels published from this event.
As well, I created a highlight here on my Instagram profile that captures all of the beautiful views, hands-on learning experiences and shenanigans that I got up to with my fellow Designhounds on this unforgettable adventure.
Which appliance from SKS excites you the most?
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I am definitely partial to the convertible drawer fridge/freezer combination!
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Until next time, cheers!
Jil Sonia Interiors| 23 May 2022
Love the term jacket potato! Reminds me of my English roots. And, changing a small fridge into a freezer at the touch of a switch – brilliant!
Claire Jefford| 26 May 2022
Hi Jil! Yes, the term ‘jacket potato’ is English indeed! My husband still uses this phrase today. 🙂 The combo drawer fridge is brilliant, great idea to share with clients for future kitchen design inspiration!