Franke showcased a range of new technology and design innovations at the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Orlando January 10-12. Particularly noteworthy for melding form and function with technology to serve the home chef were Franke's:
- All-in-one Chef Center: Named one of Beautiful Kitchens & Baths' 30 Most Innovative Products for 2017, the Chef Center enhances entertaining, simplifies cleanup and maximizes creativity for those who demand a cooking experience they can customize. Incorporating the capacity to both compost and store as well as offering all-inclusive accessories, the Chef Center is more of a sous chef than a sink - an extra hand in the kitchen instead of just a well-made receptacle.
- Industry-first StillPure Franke Filtration App: Franke's StillPure Filtration System filters out limescale, metals, chlorine and more - providing users with the purest fresh water available directly from the kitchen faucet. The StillPure Franke Filtration App - available for mobile download in the Spring of 2017 - works with the FM100 Monitor (a Bluetooth monitor that easily attaches to the Filtration System) to track how many filtered gallons of water a household consumes and conveniently alerts users when it's time to change the filter.
- Easy-to-install Fast-In Products: Franke's ingenious Fast-In technology - featured on select top-mount sinks and faucets - allows Do-It-Yourself (DIY) homeowners to save time and money without sacrificing the superior quality, craftsmanship and performance they expect from the Franke brand. Franke's Fast-In Quick Install Kitchen Sink System offers simple no-tools-required, top-mount installation; versatile single-bowl or double-bowl designs; and either traditional or hand-crafted, modern styles. Fashioned of Franke stainless steel, the faucets in Franke's Fast-In Collection - Bern Pulldown, Bern Pro Pulldown, Bernadine Pulldown and Bernard Pullout - are beautiful and durable. They attach to the sink above the countertop in a few quick steps: simply insert the faucet base into the sink, locate the two mounting screws, and tighten with a Phillips screwdriver.