Balmuda’s Steam Toaster Debuts in the US

Already adored in Japan, the impressive kitchen device is now available stateside

Tokyo-based appliance company Balmuda likens itself to gadget-producing tech giants like Apple or Google rather than kitchen brands like Cuisinart or Smeg. Their appliances, which range in price and function, maintain a distinct design style that blends minimalism with future-forward features and vintage touches. Their most beloved release, the impressive Steam Toaster, has been exclusive to the Japan market, where it remains a favorite nearly …

DeLonghi kMix Collection

Simple design, fresh color and clean lines meet just in time for breakfast

We recently checked out the colorful new line of appliances from DeLonghi first hand. A nostalgic feel combined with the bold hues of today initially brought the kMix Collection to our attention; the intuitive controls and ease of use kept us interested. Adding to the appeal, each die-cast aluminum appliance comes in eight colors—including our favored green—for an unbelievably cute look. Fun colors aside, the …