Upgrade Your Kitchen and Take Holiday Hosting to the Next Level with Whynter and SMEG Appliances

Are family and friends coming to your place for the holidays? You can elevate your kitchen and make holiday hosting a breeze with the perfect blend of style and functionality from Whynter and SMEG. Whynter’s appliances will bring modern convenience to your gatherings, while SMEG’s iconic designs combine retro aesthetics with top-notch performance, adding a touch of timeless elegance to your space. Whether chilling beverages, crafting delectable desserts, or effortlessly mixing ingredients, these appliances will prove themselves to be essential companions as you create memorable moments during the festive season.

Whynter Wine Refrigerator (BWR-0922DZ)

Are you ready to transform your definition of wine storage and impress your oenophilic friends? With the $1099 Whynter Wine Refrigerator (BWR-0922DZ), you can. This stainless steel marvel isn’t just a wine refrigerator available in a stylish Dark Gray or Black; it’s a testament to innovation and quality that caters to wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.

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The Whynter Wine Refrigerator can cradle up to 92 standard 750ml wine bottles, dividing them strategically into two zones – 40 on the top and 52 on the bottom. This isn’t just about storing bottles; it’s about showcasing them with flair. The substantial stainless steel trimmed door, accentuated by a luxurious curved handlebar, exudes a premium appeal that will complement any space.

Inside, the 12 removable wooden flat slide-out shelves provide functionality and a touch of luxury for your prized wine collection. Additionally, a wire display shelf lets you proudly exhibit or securely store opened bottles at an incline, making them visible from the outside and maintaining the perfect serving temperature – a thoughtful touch for your convenience.

This wine cooler is not just a static appliance; it adapts to your needs with dual zone functionality, allowing you to maintain specific temperatures for different wine varieties. Protection extends beyond temperature control – the UV-coated tempered double-pane glass door shields your collection from harmful UV rays while allowing you and your guests a clear view.

It’s not just about the display; it’s about control and functionality; the intuitive touchscreen control panel allows you to set temperatures ranging from 40ºF to 65ºF for red, white, and sparkling wines.

Whether used in a built-in or freestanding installation, this wine fridge offers versatility that seamlessly blends with your kitchen aesthetics. The front ventilation design allows for flush-with-cabinet integration, ensuring a display that’s as visually appealing as it is efficient.

With a powerful compressor, dual zones, display rack, and LED lights, the Whynter 92 Bottle Wine Cooler is not just an appliance; it’s an investment in lasting quality, superior performance, and an aesthetic that will elevate your wine collection to a new level of sophistication.

The Whynter Built-In Wine Refrigerator is also available from Wayfair.

SMEG Professional Blender

Your culinary adventures will be much better with the $429.95 SMEG Matte White Professional Blender, a stylish kitchen companion designed to seamlessly coordinate with SMEG’s retro-style appliances, adding charm to your cooking space. Available in both Matte White and Matte Black, this blender is not just a tool; it’s a statement piece.

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The SMEG Professional Blender features a sleek matte white and chrome base with waterfall styling, topped with an oversized dial awaiting your command. The powerful blender isn’t just about looks; it boasts nine speed levels, a pulse function, and five pre-set programs tailored for your favorite concoctions – from refreshing smoothies to indulgent frozen desserts.

You’ll get the convenience of a countdown timer, ensuring precision in every blend. Whether catering to a solo craving or whipping up a batch of smoothies for the whole family, the blender offers single-serve and family-serve modes — whatever you need and whenever you need it. The nonslip base adds a touch of stability, ensuring your blending adventures are mess-free and enjoyable.

The LED display serves as your dashboard, providing a visual guide through each blending session. The 1.5-liter plastic pitcher, which features integrated stainless steel blades and a lid, becomes your canvas for culinary artistry. And when the blending spectacle is over, rest easy knowing that the dishwasher-safe pitcher makes cleanup a breeze.

With a robust 1,400 watts of power, this blender is a powerhouse. Crafted with a blend of metal and plastic, this imported gem seamlessly combines form and function. It’s not just about making meals; it’s about creating moments of deliciousness.

With the SMEG Professional Blender, you’ll experience the magic of blending with style and substance, where every smoothie, frozen dessert, or family treat becomes a masterpiece.

You can also find the SMEG Professional Blender William Sonoma and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Whynter Stainless Steel Beverage Refrigerator (BR-128WS)

Get ready for effortless entertaining with the $499.99 Whynter Stainless Steel Beverage Refrigerator (BR-128WS). This isn’t just a beverage fridge; it’s a sleek centerpiece for any space and will be the hit of your next get-together.

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The Whynter Stainless Steel Beverage Refrigerator has a spacious interior that holds your beverage collection perfectly, with a 3.1 cubic feet capacity engineered to store up to 120 standard 12-ounce cans. Perfect for the kitchen, the office, next to the back patio door, or anywhere you want to grab a cold one easily!

This fridge has a powerful compressor and internal air-cooled system, so temperature control is a breeze, being adjustable from a refreshing 30ºF to a mild mid-60ºF. No more guessing; you’ll get perfect chilling every time.

Are you worried about harmful UV light? The double-paned glass door will protect your beverages and keep the interior insulated.

This mini fridge has five slide-out chrome wire shelves for space and versatility. You can organize your drinks by category, showcase your favorite labels, and make every beverage easily accessible.

This beverage refrigerator is a showstopper with a stainless steel-trimmed glass door, soft LED lighting, and a recessed handle; it’s even equipped with a lock! The reversible door adds a touch of customization to fit perfectly into your space.

Think about it as a lifestyle upgrade; you won’t have to send guests to the garage fridge when the kitchen’s fridge is overflowing with food. Cheers to the good times!

The Whynter Stainless Steel Beverage Refrigerator (BR-128WS) is also available from Wayfair.

SMEG 5-Quart Stand Mixer

With all the holiday treats you’ll no doubt be whipping up, you’ll appreciate the $539.95 SMEG Stand Mixer; it’s a kitchen companion that seamlessly blends iconic ’50s style with cutting-edge functionality. Available in Cream, Black, Red, and Pastel Blue, like all of SMEG’s retro appliances, it’s a statement piece that will bring versatility to your kitchen!

This SMEG stand mixer will be your kitchen’s secret weapon; it’s designed for busy cooks seeking efficiency and style. It’s been updated to include an elongated whisk attachment, a dishwasher-safe flat beater and dough hook, and a robust stainless-steel bowl.

You’ll enjoy the 10-speed variable control featuring a smooth-start function. The mixing action ensures that all your ingredients are thoroughly combined so you can easily whip up something special.

The included stainless-steel bowl, wire whisk, flat beater, dough hook, and splash-proof pouring shield will ensure you have exactly what you need right out of the box.

The elongated whisk attachment features five crimped steel wires to provide superior bowl coverage. The 5-quart stainless-steel bowl, with its thick walls, adds enhanced sturdiness to your mixing endeavors.

The SMEG Stand Mixer has a direct drive motor with full metal gears to ensure reliable performance, while the overload motor protection adds an extra layer of durability. The tilt-up mixing head — featuring a safety lock — makes ingredient additions a seamless process. Nonslip feet provide stability, ensuring your mixer stays put, even during the most ambitious baking adventures.

Cleanup will be a breeze with the nonstick aluminum flat beater and dough hook that are both dishwasher safe, saving you time for what matters most – spending time with family and friends while enjoying your amazing home cooking.

And can we talk about this mixer’s aesthetics? The die-cast aluminum body with a powder-coat enamel finish exudes retro elegance. The zinc alloy base, featuring a stainless-steel bowl lock, will add eye appeal to your countertop. And the stainless-steel ball lever knob isn’t just functional; it’s a design element that elevates the overall look.

And the possibilities don’t end here – the SMEG Stand Mixer is compatible with additional attachments, such as the optional SMEG Glass Bowl Attachment and the SMEG Stand Mixer Flex Edge Beater, so you’ll have the freedom to change things up a bit, should the urge strike.

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a kitchen enthusiast, the SMEG Stand Mixer invites you to infuse your cooking experience with a dash of retro charm, a dollop of versatility, and a whole lot of joy. Think of it as a culinary partner that will transform your kitchen into a stage for delicious memories.

SMEG Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine

Forget the daily coffee run! YOu can get the perfect espresso experience at home with the $899.95 SMEG Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine. With it, you’ll enter the world of midcentury charm blended seamlessly with modern functionality, as this sleek appliance brings iconic Italian style to your coffee routine. Choose from a palette of Pastel Green, Cream, White, Black, Pastel Blue, and Red to infuse your kitchen with personality.

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SMEG is an Italian-based company renowned for its retro-inspired appliances created in collaboration with top architects. This manual espresso machine, featuring a 58mm portafilter, allows you to brew a single or double espresso with the touch of a button.

The SMEG Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine fits seamlessly into your kitchen space, measuring 13 1/4″ wide by 13 1/2″ deep by 17 1/2″ high. The 2 1/2-quart water tank and adjustable coffee temperature and water hardness level options offer a tailored coffee experience.

With 20 bars of pump pressure for coffee and 15 bars for steam, you’ll revel in the richness of each sip. You’ll also discover convenience in every detail, from the passive cup warmer to the storage drawer behind the drip tray, holding accessories neatly when not in use.

Get ready to enjoy a coffee-shop experience with freshly ground beans from the integrated conical burr grinder, easily adjustable from coarse to super-fine, ensuring a personalized brewing experience. The pressure manometer keeps extraction performance in check, while the dual steam and hot water wand adds a touch of barista flair to your creations.

With user-friendly controls, including buttons for grinding and brewing, the SMEG Espresso Machine transforms your kitchen into a personalized coffee haven. You can say goodbye to mundane coffee routines with flashing alerts and acoustic signals that guide you through optimal performance.

The dual thermoblock system heats up swiftly for fast brewing and steaming, ensuring your coffee is ready when you are. You’ll enjoy energy-efficient operation with the auto-shutoff feature, while nonslip feet provide stability during brewing.

With the SMEG Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine, you can make yourself and your guests the perfect coffee drinks on demand.

Whynter Automatic Ice Cream Maker (ICM-128BPS)

If your family and friends enjoy frozen treats, you can satisfy them with the $289 Whynter Automatic Ice Cream Maker, which brings the joy of homemade ice cream straight to your countertop.

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With the Whynter Automatic Ice Cream Maker, you can craft up to 2.1 quarts of mouthwatering frozen desserts in a single batch – the kinds that suit your taste buds perfectly.

It’s not just about making ice cream; it’s about creating an experience that resonates with your unique flavor preferences using only the flavored ingredients you want to include.

This electric self-cooling ice cream maker goes beyond the ordinary, allowing you to whip up not just ice cream but also gelato, sorbet, and frozen yogurt.

There’s no hand-cranking or pre-freezing the mixing bowl hassle – the powerful built-in compressor freezer enables continuous use, ensuring you can indulge in homemade frozen delights whenever the mood strikes.

When you’re done, the stainless steel mixing bowl and BPA-free churn blade make storage and cleanup a breeze, adding a touch of convenience to your dessert-making journey.

The Whynter Automatic Ice Cream Maker is also available from Wayfair.

SMEG 24″ Retro Dishwasher

Imagine the stylish functionality of the $1899.95 SMEG 24″ Retro Dishwasher in your kitchen; it’s available in Black, Cream, Red, and White. This dishwasher is a marriage of iconic midcentury style and cutting-edge engineering, elevating your kitchen’s aesthetics while making your life easier.

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The SMEG 24″ Retro Dishwasher not only cleans, but it does so with the utmost care —  handling delicate crystal glasses and heavy-duty pots and pans easily. This high-performance marvel operates quietly and efficiently, delivering superior results while being mindful of energy and water consumption.

SMEG has packed this dishwasher with features that make it a true kitchen companion. At the heart of its innovation is a revolutionary patented wash system, ensuring superior cleaning while minimizing environmental impact.

The spray-arm jets, precision-shaped, direct water with finesse, maintaining a whisper-quiet operation. The planetarium action of the spray arm, with its double motion, creates a 360° sweep at 65 rpm, achieving unparalleled results.

The dishwasher’s Flexiduo third-level cutlery tray is a stroke of genius, intelligently utilizing space to accommodate tall glasses and two full trays of utensils. It consists of two sections that can be adjusted or removed, giving you flexibility tailored to your needs.

Adjusting to a half-load setting, the upper rack offers three height levels, ensuring adaptability to various dish sizes. Concealed controls provide a clean and streamlined appearance, letting the retro design shine. This dishwasher isn’t just made; it’s crafted in Italy, a testament to meticulous quality control and a commitment to timeless design.

Measuring 23 1/2″ by 21 1/2″ by 32 1/4″ and with a cord length of 55″, this appliance weighs in at 115 pounds and packs a powerful 1800W. The features extend beyond the wash cycle, with rinse aid low and salt low warning lights, a delayed start option, sanitation complete light, and a self-diagnostic system that signals possible faults.

With 10 programs ranging from Soak to Sterilize, including an Express 27-minute cycle for those in a hurry, the SMEG 24″ Retro Dishwasher will adapt to your lifestyle seamlessly. This dishwasher is ready to be your silent kitchen companion, effortlessly handling the dirty work while you get to enjoy a clean and efficient space.

SMEG FAB50 Refrigerator

You’ve wanted to replace your fridge for a while anyway, so why not transform your kitchen into a hub of style and functionality with the $4999.95 SMEG FAB 50 Refrigerator? A sure way to elevate your holiday entertaining experience, this iconic appliance is available in an array of colors, including Pastel Green, Cream, White, Black, Pastel Blue, and Red.

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The SMEG FAB50 Refrigerator is not just a vintage showpiece; it’s a modern marvel designed to enhance your culinary lifestyle. It offers over 19 cubic feet of combined space, providing ample room for all your holiday feast essentials.

The bright LED interior lights add a touch of convenience as you open the door to reveal the vast storage options within. Every inch is optimized for convenience, from the Fresh Zone, perfect for preserving perishables, to the adjustable glass shelves and door compartments and the automatic ice maker, equipped with a fast-freezing compartment, ensuring that you’re always ready to serve chilled beverages at your festive gatherings.

The FAB50 also features a no-frost air circulation system to eliminate the hassle of manual defrosting, ensuring your focus remains on celebrating. The dual-flow cooling system actively prevents frost, mold, and odors, maintaining a fresh and inviting atmosphere for your holiday treats. You’ll also receive timely acoustic and visual alerts when the door is open, keeping your ingredients at their peak freshness.

But it’s the details that make the FAB50 – the adjustable glass shelves, fruit and vegetable drawer, covered crisper, and bottle shelf are all meticulously designed to enhance your hosting experience.

The FAB50 has an A++ energy efficiency rating, so it offers stylish aesthetics and delivers eco-friendly functionality that’s gentle on your utility bill. It has thoughtfully designed dimensions of 32″ wide by 33 1/2″ deep by 76″ high, ensuring a seamless fit into your kitchen setup.

The SMEG FAB 50 Refrigerator is also available from Crate & Barrel.

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About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct smaller.com; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.

2 Comments on "Upgrade Your Kitchen and Take Holiday Hosting to the Next Level with Whynter and SMEG Appliances"

  1. I do have a 5 quart stand mixer already. Highly recommended, as they are so useful. The other items look like a fine collection of items.

  2. Solid upgrades for my kitchen!

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