Smeg's Built-In Coffee Machines & Range Hoods

While Smeg is probably best known for its iconic retro fridges, the Italian company also makes other appliances. We've mentioned some of their cookers before, but they also make some built-in coffee machines and glorious range hoods.

Smeg has a total of two built-in coffee machines, the CMSC45 Linea, available in black or stainless, and the CMS45X Classic. They are fully automatic and will work with beans and ground coffee, which is nice. They will deliver steam for cappuccinos and hot water for beverages. They come with half a gallon water reservoirs and a 15-bar pump.

You can specify a variety of strengths for your cup of java and these might look good in kitchens where people want a streamlined look, but we honestly prefer our coffee machines separate so that they can be easily upgraded. For the price of these Smeg built-ins, you could get a few Italian espresso machines!

Smeg also makes some unique-looking range hoods. Just like most luxury hoods, they are distinctive and modern-looking. Some of them start out at $500 and go upwards. The KD150X is definitely a stark and beautiful hood. As we mentioned before, if you are buying new appliances for your kitchen, selecting one or two luxury appliances will allow you to set your kitchen apart. One of these hoods looks like a good candidate, since they don't cost as much as some other luxury range hoods.

(via Appliancist and Smeg)