Ergonomic and comfort trends
The right working height is by no means the only thing that makes cooking, baking, preparation and storage in the kitchen easier. There are in fact a whole series of functional technical developments to make life in the kitchen noticeably more comfortable.
What began once with short travel paths, individual working heights designed to fit the body for preparing, cooking and washing up has now evolved to include convenient technical features and unit styles that ensure ergonomic comfort across the generations.
In order to chop vegetables comfortably a slightly higher worktop position is distinctly advantageous, whereas the lower-level ceramic glass cooktop makes it possible to see into pots and pans and makes stirring and turning considerably easier. Roll-under units even allow working when seated. More
GAll without bending - installed to suit the human body
With a high-level oven the food is ‘at eye level’ and it can be moved around, turned and removed without any tiresome bending. The same also applies naturally to the steam cooker, microwave, built-in coffee machine or refrigerator. Not forgetting the high-level dishwasher, which is thus much easier to load and unload. The appliances themselves also incorporate features that provide perceptibly more comfort, be it the pull-out shelves of the wine cooler or the easy-fill salt compartment on the inside of the dishwasher door.
Simply convenient - order with a system
Lift and flap door hinges in the wall unit area provide more headroom and serve well in enabling direct access. TIP-ON fittings allow units to be opened without using hands, which is particularly useful with waste sorting systems. Pull-outs have become part of the standard equipment for ergonomics in the kitchen. Specific soft-close systems and with mechanical and electric pull-out aids further facilitate activities. Organizer systems that can be put together in various arrangements suit individual ways of working and ensure a good overview. And that also applies of course to pull-out larder units and swing-out corner unit shelves.
Handy in the recess
Multifunctional recess systems can accommodate various kitchen utensils, spices and sometimes even recess lighting.