Knock, Don’t Pull To Open Miele’s Dishwasher From IFA 2013
Making its debut at last week’s IFA 2013 trade show in Berlin, which showcases the latest in electronics and home appliances, the Miele Knock2Open dishwasher received a lot of attention.
The designers at Miele wanted to come up with a dishwasher that wouldn’t have a handle or external controls to distract from the design aesthetics.
Simply knock twice on a designated spot on the front of the Miele dishwasher to automatically open the door.
See the demonstration video here.
So, just how safe is that feature with children or curious dogs in the house? I ask because a while back, I installed a new built-in KitchenAid oven with touchpad controls on the front. And, a few days later, Dexter, one of my German shepherds, touched the panel with his nose, and turned on the oven. It was then that I learned about the safety lock. And so it goes with Miele Knock2Open; there’s a key that turns off the knock to open feature.
When it comes to looks, what you get from the Miele Knock2Open is a fully integrated dishwasher that blends in seamlessly with your kitchen cabinets.
All of that is the good news, but not so good is the fact that it’s not yet available in the US.
Wait, there’s more.
Obviously, the trade show presented plenty of other new kitchen gear. I thought you might be interested in this one if you’ve been thinking that your life isn’t complicated enough.
Take a look at this video preview of the convoluted Samsung Food ShowCase fridge that went on display at IFA 2013. It should be available at a store near you early next year.
So, what do you think? Will you be first in line for a dishwasher you can knock to open, or a fridge with a specific sauce and cheese drawer?