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Dornbracht premiere: eUnit Kitchen – the first electronic product solution for more convenience in the kitchen

Iserlohn On the basis of a 2011 product study, in 2013, Dornbracht presents the first electronic product solution for the kitchen: eUnit Kitchen. This new concept is Dornbracht's next step towards technological leadership in the kitchen. To analyze work processes in the kitchen, Dornbracht conducted a detailed study of the kitchen-task areas. The product study examined the added value electronically controlled fittings provide in kitchen applications, identifying ways in which these fittings can assist with standardized workflows. The results of the analysis were used internally for product development.

The result of these efforts can now be seen in the exclusive, electronic product solution: eUnit Kitchen. eUnit Kitchen provides optimized technology and assistance with manual tasks, such as: dispensing water, regulating water flow and temperature, and operating plugs.
The different functions are combined and can be accessed via a single control unit. An intuitive, simple application logic simplifies work processes, leaving more time for creativity in preparing food and interacting with guests. 

The newly developed foot sensor creates added convenience value for kitchen work processes. The sensor can be used to turn water on and off, for hands-free operation that replaces the 'missing' third hand. Whenever hands are full or not clean, the sensor is at the ready with an easy, hygienic answer to water needs. The foot sensor has been transposed from professional kitchens for home use, increasing the level of professionalism in the kitchen.

The eUnit also dispenses water in measured amounts, providing the exact amount of water a recipe calls for – from small amounts for baking to the large volumes needed for pasta dishes.

The minimalist aesthetics of the controls fit in perfectly with the unobtrusive design of modern kitchens and blends in perfectly to create a sink-integrated variation in a sink-and-faucet unit. The controls are flush with the countertop, so it does not inhibit food preparation and the placement of kitchen objects. The aura of light that glows when the controls are operated announces activity and gives the eUnit a gentle, atmospheric touch.

During development, particular attention was given to a simple, space-saving installation. Thanks to its compact construction, the eUnit Kitchen can be situated in 'plug-'n'-play' fashion beneath the sink without taking up too much space.

eUnit Kitchen is available beginning in autumn 2013.

Further information on Dornbracht and Dornbracht products as well as digital press releases are available on the internet at www.dornbracht.com or from the Dornbracht Press Office: Meiré und Meiré, Nora Niemeier / Andrea Ruppert, Lichtstr. 26-28, 50825 Köln, T. +49(0)221 57770- 507 / -408, EMail: n.niemeier@meireundmeire.de / a.ruppert@meireundmeire.de. Your contact at Dornbracht: Bettina Arzt / Nadine Piepenstock/ Karen Heese-Brenner/ Anke Siebold-Laux, Köbbingser Mühle 6, 58640 Iserlohn, T. +49(0)2371 433-2130 / -2119/ -2118/-143, EMail: barzt@dornbracht.de / npiepenstock@dornbracht.de/ kheese-brenner@dornbracht.de/asiebold-laux@dornbracht.de

01_eUnit Kitchen The first electronic product solution for the kitchen: eUnit Kitchen offers high functionality and convenience for the kitchen workspace. With the sink-integrated variation, the controls blend together to create a single unit, leaving the countertop free for food preparation and placement of kitchen objects. Photos: Thomas Popinger Copyright: Dornbracht
02_eUnit Kitchen Water dispensing, flow regulation and temperature, and plug operation are all combined in the eUnit Kitchen. The intuitive, simple application logic simplifies work processes, leaving more time for creativity in the kichen and time for interacting with guests.  Photos: Thomas Popinger Copyright: Dornbracht
03_eUnit Kitchen The minimalist aesthetics of eUnit Kitchen fit in perfectly with the unobtrusive design of modern kitchens. Individual freedom is in water-outlet selection, thanks to the purism of electronic controls. Photos: Thomas Popinger Copyright: Dornbracht