Apparently, there are some who would consider this massive price tag a good investment, according to this article in yesterday’s Guardian.

It seems sophisticated kitchen gadgets are the new status symbol among the rich and famous although, as the author reports, the science is so precise, any culinary blunders will be entirely down to you as opposed to your equipment.

I think there are probably parallels here with the fashion industry. While none of us ordinary mortals will be spending nearly £12,000 on a blast chiller any time soon, modified (and much cheaper) versions of some of these technological breakthroughs will no doubt filter there way down to us in the future.

Meanwhile, for quality, performance and colour with an affordable price tag, see our kMix range:


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Adding a bold splash of colour is the perfect way to personalise your kitchen and if you do it via your accessories you don’t have to commit to a colour scheme that might date.

Our stunning kMix range in a variety of luscious colours is the ideal solution for introducing accent colour, as recommended here in the October edition of The Specialist magazine.

 See the full kMix range along with the vibrant Living Colours collection from Wesco in our Kitchen Essentials collection.

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Having visited many kitchen showrooms over the last few years I am still surprised by the number that do not prop displays in any way.

Not only does a tastefully propped display make a showroom look much more inviting but it also gives the showroom visitor a much better idea of how it would look in their home.

LDL can provide you with many items to do this, such as Wesco Housewares in fabulous colours to match your décor and Kenwood mixers and accessories, also in a dazzling array of colours, to give the impression of a proper working kitchen.

Don’t forget all those clever internal drawer and cupboards accessories, too, all available on display terms when updating your showroom. Not only that but with the right point of sale material you will find that you can also make those valuable add on sales.

You don’t even need to hold stock as LDL will send it direct for you !

You could even consider offering these items as a ‘welcome to your new kitchen’ gift as this has more perceived value than a discount.

For ideas on how best to utilise and organise your drawer and cabinet space, see Blum’s Dynamic Space programme along with the range of offerings from LDL, such as cutlery inserts and plate racks.

From a personal point of view I think that the showrooms that recognise the benefit of creatively propped displays will always do better than those that don’t.

Let’s face it, would you rather shop somewhere inviting and inspirational or somewhere that is cold and soulless?

Why not take a look at the Kitchen Essentials section of the LDL website and get propping?

Adam Wheeler
Sales Office Manager 
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Interested to read Philippa Turrell’s article about the new neutral colours dominating the kitchen sector -
Apparently, it’s all down to the consumer opting for a safe choice that won’t date too easily. Whilst that may be true for the furniture it’s certainly not the case when it comes to small appliances and other accessories. Our sales demonstrate that the consumer is much more adventurous here, adding bold, accent colours.

At kbb 2012 we launched the Wesco household range and the kMix collection of small appliances, both available in a dazzling array of colours. So far, black, almond and red are the best-sellers, with fashion colours such as Lime Green ( As featured above showing the New Superball ) and Lemon Yellow following close behind.
LDL Components Ltd (Hall 18, Stand L95), the leading nationwide distributor of premium fittings and accessories for the fitted furniture industry, is launching a range of exciting new products exclusively for kitchen and bathroom retailers at the show, along with a new fully interactive website.
Only available in the UK through LDL is the brand new WESCO range of household accessories for kitchens and bathrooms. In a dazzling array of vibrant colours, this new range will allow retailers to take advantage of lucrative 'add-on' sales. As Matthew Lord, LDL's managing director, explains "Almost everyone invests in new accessories to add that finishing touch to their new kitchen or bathroom, so it makes sense for retailers to have an attractive range on display. Not only can customers take advantage of this convenient, one-stop shopping, we can deliver the items directly to their home the following day, thus avoiding stocking and delivery issues for the retailers." 
The WESCO rage comprises key accessories such as free-standing kitchen and bathroom bins, bread bins, storage canisters, paper-roll holders and other designer and retro items. All items are available in an exciting choice of 11 colours although Matthew Lord predicts that black, almond and red will be the best-sellers, along with fashion colours such as Lime Green and Lemon Yellow.
Continuing the kitchen accessory theme, LDL is also delighted to introduce kMix from Kenwood. Developed for LDL to sell exclusively to kitchen retailers, the kMix range includes a stand mixer, blender, coffee maker, hand mixer, jug kettle and toaster in a range of stunning block colours, plus the dazzling 'Firecracker' striped design which co-ordinates with all the other colours in the range. 
Also exclusive to LDL is the new Libell range from PEKA.  This brand new storage concept combines the superior PEKA mechanism with stylish drawer and door interior solutions formed from a single piece of sheet metal, creating an integrated unit and ensuring that storage space is maximised. Designed to co-ordinate with Tandembox grey or Tandembox Intivo, the new Libell range is available in grey or white. 
LDL has also rationalised and extended its Linea lighting range for 2012. 
This comprehensive range, available exclusively from LDL, comprises a unique selection of the latest lighting innovations along with trusted favourites. Designed to offer creative lighting solutions for every room and every mood, the range features the latest developments in LED technology, including flexible strips and extrusions.  To simplify the product offering for customers, the Linea range is now presented both by lighting type and also by room so that the features and benefits of each type can be fully understood and the appropriate solution selected. 
The exhibition also provides LDL with the perfect opportunity to introduce its brand new, interactive website to retailers. This easy to navigate site presents the entire LDL stock range of over 3,500 products in an accessible format, allowing customers to log-on to order online, view their order history, balance and other details. There is also an e-gallery so that images can be downloaded for use on retailers' own websites or in their promotional material. As mentioned earlier, one of the key features of the new site which will benefit retailers in particular is the ability to order items online for delivery direct to the customer's home address the following day. 
During the exhibition, LDL is offering a variety of incentivised display packages, including WESCO kitchen and WESCO bathroom packs, a kMix pack, and promotional offers on the new Linea lighting range.
In summary, Matthew Lord comments "We are exhibiting at kbb to introduce our extensive range to specialist retailers as we feel there is a massive opportunity for them to increase the average order value of their sales with our lucrative 'add-ons'." 
Now in its eighth year, LDL Components specialises in quality products for the premium end of the market and is the main UK distributor offering BLUM drawer and hinge components, PEKA wirework and WESCO waste solutions under one roof. 
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