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The integrated coffee machine is the ultimate in design, convenience and functionality. Often styled to match built-in cooking appliances from the same brand, integrated machines complete the kitchen and should always be recommended when selling a major appliance package.
We asked the leading integrated coffee machine manufacturers to talk us through their latest releases.
Daniel Bertuccio from Eurolinx, distributor of this De Dietrich coffee machine (DED1140X, RRP $4,999), encouraged retailers to send customers into the company’s showrooms to receive full demonstrations and to get a feel for the products and how they can interact with them in a kitchen environment.
Gaggenau has integrated coffee machines in stainless steel (pictured, CM450, RRP $6,999), anthracite and metal finishes. “A large number of aesthetically pleasing configurations are possible: in combination with a warming drawer; in a trio with an oven and a warming drawer; or in a side-by-side combination with other 45-centimetre high appliances, such as a combi-steam oven or combi-microwave oven to create the ultimate design statement,” said brand manager Frances Lynch from distributor Sampford IXL.
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ILVE offers the unique built-in manual coffee machine (ES645TK, $3,619), which is compatible with both ground coffee and pods. This is ideal for a customer that wants the integrated coffee aesthetic without the sacrificing the hands-on barista experience.
Miele offers three types of integrated coffee machines: Nespresso-compatible, built-in (pictured in Clean Steel, CVA 6800, RRP $5,899) and plumbed built-in.
Neff’s Coffee Centre (C77V60N2, RRP $4,599) offers bean-to-cup espresso at the touch of a button, with the ability to adjust settings to suit their preferred cup size, strength, bean grind and dispensing height.
Smeg matches its coffee machines to the height, width and style of its famed cooking appliances. This is the Linear iteration (CMSC45, RRP $4,590), with glass and fingerprint proof satin stainless steel for an elegant espresso experience.