A home kitchen build or renovation is a highly personal experience. For designers and homeowners alike, every small detail tells a story – from hardware finishes, to backsplash tile, to the detailed knobs on your appliances – all coming together to make a dream kitchen a reality. But where do you begin?

One of the most important decisions to make is which appliances to choose. When considering your appliances, several factors come to mind – design, functionality, features and more.

Luckily, Thermador has a legacy of providing impeccable quality, design and customization. With two unique and customizable collections to suit your style, Thermador has a portfolio of luxury appliance offerings to perfectly compliment your kitchen design.

Let’s first take a look at what the collections have to offer!

The Collections:

The Masterpiece® and Professional Collections tell two distinct design stories while providing every necessary ingredient required to personalize your home. With either collection, you can experience unparalleled innovation and performance across cooling, cooking, and dish care – all within masterfully designed products with smart capabilities enabled with Home Connect™.

Handcrafted using authentic stainless-steel, metallic silver glass, plus vibrant-color touchscreen display for superior performance, both collections are empowered by design. Each was impeccably designed to complement the other or simply stand-alone. And, with industry-leading technology across every product category, each was thoughtfully engineered with the modern entertainer in mind, making every occasion from holiday hosting to Sunday brunching a snap.

With each collection, the Home Connect™ integration allows for you to connect throughout the entire home with your smart device or phone. With a range of partnerships for hands-free control, including Amazon Alexa, Hey Google, Eve for Tesla, IFTTT and more, its easier than ever to connect your entire smart home ecosystem.

Not only does Home Connect™ provide hands-free control of your home, but it also helps you simplify routines and keep your home functioning smoothly.

For example, you can receive timely notifications when your dish cycle is complete and get reminders so you never run out of dish tabs. You can also preheat your oven while you’re on-the-go to get a head start on dinner or check that you’ve turned the oven off from afar. Or, you can explore artisan coffees from around the globe through the Home Connect™ Culinary Experiences.

“Alexa – preheat my oven to 350 degrees!”

Homeowners can’t go wrong with either collection, but which one is best for you?

The Design:

First, let’s consider the design. When selecting your appliances, the look is one of the first things people gravitate toward.

Go Sleek with the Masterpiece® Collection:

For many, a beautifully designed kitchen is the crown jewel of their dream home. The Thermador Masterpiece® Collection offers a modern, luxurious aesthetic. Coupling industry-leading technology across cooling, cooking, and dish care with contemporary design, you can create your space with a modern touch that best fits your lifestyle. The collection features a variety of appliances for a luxury modern kitchen, giving you the flexibility to tailor any layout to cater specifically to your culinary needs.

Make it BOLD with the Professional Collection:

For the master home chef, look no further than the Professional Collection to invite restaurant style cooking into your kitchen. The Professional Collection offers a suite of boldly designed, luxury smart appliances across cooling, cooking, and dish care featuring unequaled power and performance in every size. Homeowners can integrate bold style into their luxury kitchen design with these appliances. To add that signature Thermador blue detail, users may opt to add cast metallic knobs to their Professional Rangetops, Ranges, Gas Cooktops and more.

At-Ease Control:

If you simply cannot choose between the beautiful designs of the Masterpiece® and Professional Collections, consider the controls. One key difference between the Masterpiece® and Professional Collections is the look and user experience of the products’ controls.

For example, with the Masterpiece® Collection products feature a color touchscreen LCD display bordered by a beveled-edge glass, providing a high-tech, sleek look paired with a user-friendly interface. The simple press of a button lets you preheat your oven or select your settings.

Meanwhile, the Professional Collection gives the look and feel of an industrial style kitchen right in your home. With solid cast metal knobs worthy of a chef’s kitchen, and a color touchscreen LCD display to make viewing times and temperatures crystal clear, there’s no need to sacrifice performance or style.

Standout Details:

Another key difference to look for when selecting the right collection for your kitchen is the standout details that fit your personal style.

As you can see, the Masterpiece® Collection features sleek linear brushed stainless-steel handles featuring chamfered edge details that perfectly accentuate modern décor.

Comparatively, the Professional Collection offers radial brushed stainless-steel handles with polished chrome cast metal endcaps that make it hard not to sneak a peek at your next creation. This bold look is sure to catch the eyes of visitors at your next dinner party.

Product Offerings:

The differences between the collections extend further when you compare product offerings. Designed to complement each other, the Masterpiece® and Professional Collections look beautiful in your kitchen mixed and matched, or as one uniform collection.

Offering a full portfolio to create a cohesive look, both the Masterpiece® Collection and the Professional Collection offer products in the following categories: Refrigeration Columns, Freezer Columns, Wine Refrigeration, Bottom Freezer Refrigeration, Under Counter, Wall Ovens, Steam Ovens, Warming Drawers, Speed Ovens, Microwaves, Dishwashers, Ventilation and Coffee Machines.

One key difference in the product categories is the cooking products that are offered. While the Masterpiece® Collection features Gas Cooktops, Electric Cooktops and Induction Cooktops, the Professional Collection offers Ranges and Rangetops.

Whatever your cooking preference, Thermador has the right collection for you.

To learn more about which collection is best for your kitchen, visit: https://www.thermador.com/us/collection-comparison. Or, explore our virtual showroom to see products in action: https://www.thermador.com/us/experience/showrooms.