european kitchen brands

Europeans have been producing kitchens, in factories (vs. carpenter’s shops) for about 100 years now.

The countries that have the largest amount of kitchen brands are: Italy and Germany. They probably produce about 90% of the kitchens sold in Europe. They also are the largest exporters of kitchens outside of Europe.  

You will also find some large kitchen factories in England, France, Denmark, Sweden, Spain and other European countries.

On the right side of the page are the European kitchen companies, by country. If you know a kitchen company, that is not listed, please contact us and will gladly add it.



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  1. Jeannine

    Good evening. Thank you for this blog. Quick question: arrex,pedinu,euromobil or hacker? thanks

  2. Andrew ruck

    HI kitchen guy: I’m considering two kitchens : an Arrex Timo versus a Doimo Materia. Do you have a view in the respective quality of each?

    Thanks

  3. Hi. A local retailer sells Italian kitchen furniture from Imab, NetCucine, Creo Kitchens and Lube. As I could not find evidence of any of the first three on your website, could you please rank these 4 according to their quality? Thanks.

    • Tony – Creo is Lube (same company). NetCucine is a local Italian companys that sells locally only. Low cost/no frills product. Imab is really a furniture company, making very little kitchens…
      from these 4 – Lube.
      kitchenguy

  4. Abdallah

    Dear kitchen guy ,

    Thumbs up for your great blog !
    How do you compare Burger kitchens to Schmidt ? I have received offers from both dealers and i was wondering whom do you rate better ?

    Regards,

  5. Hello Kitchenguy

    I posted a question on your blog but got no reply so I’m hoping this one find you…

    I’m trying to find out about Maistri Italian kitchens, I cannot find out too much about them so I’m hoping you could tell me where they stand in quality & price? A retailer called Cococucine sales them in London, they seem to be quite ‘high-end’ looking at their pictures and pricing?

    Great site!

    Kind regards
    David

  6. Do you have any familiarity with Durinox steel from Blanco? It looks beautiful as countertops offered by Boffi. It is promoted as much less scratch resistant but how true is that ov weer the years in use? It is a relatively new install in the showroom and is unexplored to pots & pans & dishes that might actually scratch. Traditional stainless steel just gets too many scratches as countertops for my taste.

  7. How would you rate Nolte in terms of quality and price? Are they’re products all made in Germany? Is their hardware of good quality?

  8. what are the 5 most Italian brands you would recommend that have the lowest prices ?

  9. Lynn Vaz

    Hi,

    I’ve been recommended Astra instead of Pedini cabinets in Los Angeles by Pedini LA. Pedini is 25% more expensive and their lead time for delivery is 3 weeks longer than Astra. Is it worth the price difference and longer wait time?

    • Lynn Vaz – like the old saying goes: “You get what you pay for”… and in your case I will also add: “Good things come to those who wait”!
      You don’t have to be an expert to see the difference – look at the box constrauction, the under cabinet LED lights, the finishing, not to mention the design options and so much more…
      kitchenguy

  10. Lynn Vaz

    One more thing, I have a time constraint.Is there any equivalent quality kitchen I can get manufactured in North America with a shorter lead time? I’m looking at High gloss white lacquer. Please reply as soon as possible as I have to sign the contract in order for Pedini LA to order my Astra or Pedini kitchen. Astra’s timeline is mid November, Pedini is first week December. I would love a quicker production time without sacrificing quality. Thanks.

    • Lynn Vaz – see my last comment: “Good things come to those who wait”. You’re not doing this kitchen for a couple of months – you want it to last for years. A few weeks for much better quality is an easy choice… Also, if there was ANYTHING made locally, that was even close to the quality of Pedini, at a price that is even close to theirs, do you rthink they would be selling so well allo ver the US…?
      kitchenguy

      • Thank you. I could not find any reviews on PediniLA. I was surprised that they tried to push Astra without informing me that it was not Pedini. As I mentioned, the Pedini cabinets are 25% more than Astra. This is an insurance payout. I don’t really want to come out of pocket for the additional cost. Can you recommend any other lower priced cabinets than Pedini with better quality than Astra?

        • Lynn,
          It is hard – Pedini is a good value, so “better quality than Astra” will be… Pedini…
          kitchenguy

          • Hi again. So PediniLA is recommending the Pedini Eko line to come close to the Astra price. The Integra line was more expensive at 25% more than Astra.

          • Lynn – the Integra is their higher end model (thicker doors, etc.). Like I wrote to you on 8/26: “You get what you pay for”… We all would love to drink champeign and pay for beer…
            kitchenguy

  11. can you advice us please if there is a dealer of Dema Cucine here in the Philippines?

  12. Hi Kitchenguy, I am choosing in Ukraine between Leicht or Pedini, which would you recommend quality wise? I am also looking at Valcucine Forma Mentis, but it is more expensive…

  13. Is Arclinea a step down?

  14. What is the best quality: Strato, Toncelli, Bulthaup, Boffi?

    • Eric – Bulthaup & Boffi, Toncelli, Strato.
      kitchenguy

      • Do you know a good dealer of Toncelli in Belgium or France (Provence)? (Toncelli is not represented in Belgium and France, as far as I know.)
        Why Bulthaup, Boffi and Toncelli are better quality than Strato? Design, finish, thickness of panels, veneer, inox, etc. from Strato are in my point of view better quality. So here I’m not right.
        Is it normal the pricelevel of Strato is higher than Bulthaup? What is the pricelevel of Toncelli (same as Bulthaup/Boffi)?
        What is your personal choice between them (= Bulthaup/Boffi/Toncelli/Strato)?
        I wish to thank you for your answers and you very interesting site.

  15. Good morning Kitchenguy, we are building a new kitchen in South France and are hesitating between Key Cucine and Leicht. This house is rented two or three months during the summer so we are really looking for quality. Which of the two brands would you recommend?
    Regards

  16. how does nobilla compare to ikea in price and quality?

  17. Hi Kitchen guy ,

    I am based in India and am looking for a kitchen that is durable and wanted to know which is better in terms of quality and after sales (replacement etc ) in India
    - hacker or Veneta

    Also , would you know if using Hettich accessories and getting the shutters & frames built by locally is a good option

    thanks
    Deepa

  18. Hello,

    We are thinking of becoming agents of a european brand of kitchens in Jordan.
    We have narrowed it down between Arclinea and Varenna.
    Which do you recommend? and can you please tell us why?
    We were considering Dada, however it seems to be too “high end” and therefore targets very specific clients. Other ideas?

    Thank you,

  19. Margherita

    Hi! Thanks for your blog, very interesting. Can I ask you an advice? We are looking for our first kitchen but it’s so difficult.
    We want a coloured kitchen (glossy laquered petroleum-blue). It is an in-line kitchen, about 5.5 meters. I live in Italy.
    We saw Scavolini, Lube, Stosa, Arrital, Varenna, Cesar. What is best quality?
    Our budget is 15000-20000 euro, are there any other brands shoud we consider? Or my budget is just too poor for a good quality laquered kitchen?
    Thank you in advance!

  20. How would you rate the following three european kitchen companies:
    Aran Cusine, Rastelli Cucine and Cusine Lube. Are they roughly equivalent or are they in very different catergories of quality. Note will be be going for a modern kitchen.
    thanks

    sanjay

  21. We are being offered an arrital kitchen vs custom local build in Costa Rica. How would you rate their product. They offer a product called Fenix as a panel surface.

    Thanks

  22. Hi

    Putting a new kitchen in house we are buying (south Florida). Looked at siematic (s2) but cabinets only price is just shy of 70k USD (4′ x 9′ island) + 12′ of cabinets + 12′ of high cabinets.

    Have read your blog from to back and you regularly recommend pedini. Should I expect a similar price from pedini as for siematic? If no, what type of price difference could I expect to see (arke or majestika line)?

    Are prices high bc there is only one siematic, one Bulthaup, one poggenpohl dealer in this area? Or is 2000 usd per lineal door to be expected?

    Finally, I have read your comments about lube and miton. Would you spend your money on their cabinets over Ikea? And do you know anything about Italkraft (designers/installers).

    Thanks.

    Miguel

    Thx.

    • Miguel –
      Pedini Eko or Magika will be much lower in price than the other 3 brands, but if you go with Pedini’s higher cost models, it will be similar. The beauty is that if the style you like is available in these models – you save a bundle.
      Prices are high, because these are high-end brands, that don’t offer much in terms of a less costly options.
      Lube and Mito are better choices than IKEA – they at least offer design options and customization. Italkraft is a local FL dealer, selling several brands.
      kitchenguy

      • Hi -

        Thanks for your advice….always very helpful.

        I understand the high-end positioning of these brands but I found prices here much more expensive than in The Netherlands (had a Bulthaup kitchen there) and thought maybe had to do with lack of competition (just within 30 mins of Amsterdam area there are probably 3 Siematic, 4 Bulthaup, and 3 Poggenpohl dealers vs 1 Bulthaup, 1 Siematic, 1 Poggenpohl in Miami/Fort Lauderdale area). So figured they could a keep higher margin due to so little competition.

        Are the higher end Pedini styles due to newer innovative designs or due to the quality of the materials themselves?
        For example, I understood from Italkraft that Midon/Lube cabinets where thinner than those of Siematic and others (20 mm vs 22mm so less sturdy).

        I don’t know the prices for either yet (calling now the Pedini sales room in Coral Gables to visit) but would you suggest the two Pedini styles I mentioned over Lube/Midon?

        Thanks.

        Miguel

        • Miguel – the difference in price is partly due to the competition, but also to shipping costs (the Netherlands are a truck-drive away), customs duty and more. The kitchens in the Netherlands are also much simpler, design wise, than in the US and the customers are a lot less demanding… ;-)
          Pedini’s higher-end models, have the same specs – thicker doors (22mm and even 25mm) and all the other bells and whistles, including some unique designs and materials.
          As far as comparing Pedini to Miton and Lube – no comparison, even on the less expensive models.
          kitchenguy

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