Sharp Displays its New Full Kitchen Suite at NECO Show
At the NECO Alliance’s Expo this week, Sharp took the opportunity to introduce NECO members to its full built-in kitchen suite of appliances, which include an IoT-enabled Microwave Drawer (Model SMD2489; late-October availability; $1,399), with the Magic Wave drawer-opening feature, and a built-in IoT-enabled SuperSteam+ superheated convection steam oven (Model SSC2489; early-November availability; pricing TBA).
These two models are the first two Sharp appliances that will be operable by an interactive, free downloadable cooking app from Sharp partner SideChef.
The app contains a selection of customized recipes geared toward the unique properties of Sharp’s steam cooking technology, explained Peter Weedfald, senior vice president of sales & marketing, Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America.
Also on view at NECO were the company’s new built-in flush-mount double-door dishwasher, currently slated for February availability, featuring a unique stainless steel interior, and unobtrusive logo placement so that it will blend into any kitchen configuration.
Also part of the suite is a Sharp-branded double-door stainless-steel-finish refrigerator, as well as two slide-in induction cooktops in 30 and 36 inches constructed of scratch-resistant Schott Ceran glass.
Further, Sharp’s SMO1854DS 1,100-watt 1.8-cubit-foot over-the-range microwave oven, handle-free and sporting the same edge-to-edge stainless and glass design as the other built-ins, was also on exhibit.
Among its features are a carousel turntable and the same type of discreet branding as on the dishwasher, which enables it to be smoothly blended in with other kitchen components.