The launch of a full line of new kitchen appliances has been a rare event during the fiscal malaise. Costly in time and money, it's an investment for which not many manufacturers have been willing to ante up. So the April advent of the Benchmark collection is cause for celebration [at least for k/b geeks like me]. One small detail I love: The wall oven will be offered with a side-opening door. bosch-home.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.