I thought this was an April fool joke, but April has been and gone. I’m not sure what to make of this but Candy have launched a new range of products called Trio. This is a new breed of kitchen appliance taking up the standard 600mm width but combining a hob on the top, a small oven in the middle, and a dishwasher below.
It’s either madness or genius but it is certainly a fascinating idea. Clearly, combining a dishwasher with an oven will result in some compromise as with any product that combines two totally different jobs, especially combined into such a small space. They get created because they save space, and when space is at a premium a certain level of compromise is often worth accepting. Looking at the picture I would imagine this new product would be useful in a very small kitchen serving perhaps just one or two people. The dishwasher is a 6 Place setting dishwasher and the oven is fan assisted and looks the same size as the second oven in my conventional double oven.
The thing I can’t work out is where one would fit such a hybrid appliance – especially the gas hob version. Many kitchens don’t have plumbing for a dishwasher near where the spur or gas supply is for an oven or hob, and they don’t have the gas supply or electric point for an oven and hob where the plumbing for a dishwasher is.
The plumbing for dishwashers is normally close to the sink and the cooker is commonly somewhere else. I know in my kitchen I couldn’t fit this appliance in without extensive kitchen refitting but then again mine is a normal sized kitchen. Presumably Candy wouldn’t have created it if it was impossible to install in the target kitchens.
NOTE: There has been a safety recall on the candy Trio – Candy Trio safety notice: Fire risk