Smeg has launched a new matte collection of toasters and kettles to join their range of signature pastel shades.
For all of us die-hard interiors fans, retro Smeg appliances seem to have taken over the American-style fridge and snazzy best induction pans to become the new status symbol when it comes to the ultimate kitchen essentials.
Their pastel colors, rounded edges and polished finish add a touch of class and sophistication to any kitchen - making them an increasingly popular choice for anyone who’s into home decor and is after something more aesthetically pleasing than the usual black, white or grey options.
And now they’ve expanded their versatile design offering with a new color range that we can’t wait to snap up.
The signature 50’s style Smeg kettle and toaster are now available in three different colors that come with a smooth matte finish.
Offering a tactile difference as well as an aesthetic one, the matte finish gives the appliances a luxury satiny feel while ensuring a high-end look that will make people look twice when they walk into your kitchen.
Unlike the vast pastel collection, the matte collection only comes in three different shades, however the three shades available do add almost an aura of exclusivity to the range as they are three that ooze modern luxury.
The first color on offer is matte black, which would look fabulous in any monochrome kitchen setting or would really make a statement in a setting that features lots of clean white lines.
- Smeg 50's Retro Kettle - Matte Black at AO.com for £179
- Smeg 50's Retro Toaster - Matte Black at AO.com for £179
Secondly there’s the matte white option, which looks almost pearlescent in quality for a real high-end look.
- Smeg 50's Retro Kettle - Matte White at AO.com for £179
- Smeg 50's Retro Toaster - Matte White at AO.com for £179
And then there’s the matte gold or champagne that would be right at home in any kitchen setting that features neutral or earthy tones.
- Smeg 50's Retro Kettle - Matte Gold at AO.com for £179
- Smeg 50's Retro Toaster - Matte Gold at AO.com for £179
When it comes to features, the products boast the same goodies as the rest of the line.
The 1.7l kettle has a 3000 watt power output to ensure fast heating, a limescale filter that is essential for homes in hard water areas who are constantly having to descale their kettle and even features a snazzy soft close lid.
And we love the two-slice toaster that has 6 different heating levels as well as reheat, defrost and bagel functions and comes with a removable crumb tray for easy maintenance.
We’ve always been big fans of the range’s pastel collection, but we have to say - we might have just found a new favorite.
Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.
Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).
But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines.
When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group. Oh and she makes the most of her Disney+ subscription by watching the Marvel films on repeat (definitely not just for Chris Evans...).
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