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. Hi – I’m looking at Poggenpohl, SieMatic and Dada, am still a bit far from getting pricing from a rep, and just wanted to make sure all are similar price points. Could you comment on quality and cost? Any similarly-priced brands you recommend above these? Thanks very much!

    • Zach – You’ll probably find they are all more or less at the same ball park.
      Not sure where you are located, for recommendations.
      kitchenguy

  2. Hi, we are from India and planning for a modular kitchen for our new home. We are confused between Alno and Veneta cucine, in terms of quality. Any suggestions on the better one? Any other good brand, if you can suggest? Thanks!

  3. Adriana Kozlov

    I live in Aruba and have limited choice of kitchens: Alno, Venetta Cucuine, Berloni.
    Can you please rank these by quality- to give me some guidance.

  4. Hi,
    I’m looking for comparison of Euromobil between Salvarani, Composit and Arrital. Trying to understand the level of Euromobil in general, as never saw their kitchens.

    Thank you for your comments!

    • Vahe – they are better than the other 3.
      kitchenguy

      • Thank you for comment!
        I’ve thought that Salvarani similar to Poggenpohl and Boffi, Composit a bit lower and Arrital a bit lower. Does it mean that Euromobil kind of hi-end?

  5. Hi
    Can any one pls advise what is the better quality nobilia or nolte and what is the cheaper also?

  6. Hi, I’m looking for advise, What kitchen is better Arrital or Miton? Thanks for your advise!

  7. Hi again,
    I’ve just find out one more interested kitchen manufacturer – Spagnol
    Could you please compare it again with Arrital, Composit and Salvarani

    Thank you!

    • Vahe – Spagnol is a group, manufacturing furniture, office furniture, as well as kitchens. They are a price-point product, lower than the other 3.
      kitchenguy

  8. Regarding the Lil question:
    As I know Arrital is more advanced with finishes variety (for example – fenix, micro cement, paperstone) comparing to Miton. Am I right?

  9. Would be grateful for some advice as I am choosing between a Hacker (Classic) or Rotpunkt kitchen. Which is better?

    Thanks.

  10. Dear Kitchenguy. You are the light at the end of the tunnel. Just started kitchen design process and completely overwhelmed. I live in Chicago and considering the following manufacturers, except I have no idea how the differ from one another. Could you guide me on ranking them on quality and price?
    Poggenpohl
    Bulthaup
    Leicht
    Poliform
    Arrital
    Ernesto Meda
    Snadeiro
    Arclinea
    Siematic
    Boffi

    Thanks a lot!

    • yuleika – glad I could be the light (hopefully an LED :))…
      From your list, Bulthaup, and Boffi at the top (price wise as well), Poggenpohl, Poliform, Snaidero, Arclinea and SieMatic are second. Leicht, Ernestomead & Arrital in the 3rd group.
      kitchenguy

  11. Many thanks – I appreciate your response.

  12. Hello again kitchenguy,

    What do you think of Eggersmann kitchens quality? Their showroom is under construction and supplier claims that the brand is in the same quality level as Bulthaup.

    Where do you rank Eggersmann in terms of quality/price ratio vs Bulthaup, Siematic, Hacker, and Alno?

    For a kitchen that will use mostly white exterior cabinets, will you recommend something like Bulthaup using laminate finish or Alno with lacquer finish?

    I’m guessing price between the two might be close since it’s comparing a “higher” brand using less expensive finish vs a “less premium” brand using more expensive finish.

    Thanks!

    Thanks!

    • Jacob – Eggersman is a fine product. I would go as far as comparing them to Bulthaup because a) they are not quite as good and b) they are a different kind of product. But they are close.
      They are probably more like SieMatic and haecker’s higher end line. Alno is a couple of steps down.
      I’ll take Bulthaup using laminate finish over Alno with lacquer finish.
      kitchenguy

  13. kinni desai

    Hi kitchenguy!
    We’re building a modern home in Houston, TX. We’re entertaining Poggenpohl and Eggersmann as they both have showrooms here. We like a few options at each place and are in the process of obtaining quotes. How do you compare these 2 brands? Would you suggest also looking at Pedini? They have a showroom in Houston but we haven’t seen it because our designer favors German cabinets (esp Eggersmann). Thank you for your help!

    • kinni desai – all 3 are great products and are high quality. I think you’ll find a difference in pricing though. As far as Pedini’s concerned – they are using the same brand and/or quality hardware (drawers hinges, etc.) as the other two. The doors & drawers, are made by the same suppliers and the machines they all use is identical. So, as you can see, these days, there is no difference between Italian and German kitchens, as long as they are of the same level, which these are.
      My suggestion – visit Pedini.
      kitchenguy

  14. Hi,

    How is the quality of Bauformat kitchens?
    How does it rate compared to other kitchens in the same price group?

    How does it compare to slightly more expensive brands like Häckler, Nolte and Störmer, or even Leicht – both price wise and quality wise.
    Is the extra price justified by the improved quality?
    And if so, how does the extra quality show in the product?

    If I am on a budget, what would be the brand of choice I should go for?

    • Nick – lots of questions… Here are the answers:
      How is the quality of Bauformat kitchens? Low-medium. Its a price driven product.
      How does it rate compared to other kitchens in the same price group? Similar.
      How does it compare to slightly more expensive brands like Häckler, Nolte and Störmer, or even Leicht – both price wise and quality wise. They are better.
      Is the extra price justified by the improved quality? Yes.
      And if so, how does the extra quality show in the product? Many ways – both in terms of the products specs, as well as the way it’s put together, all the way to service and after-care.
      kitchenguy

      If I am on a budget, what would be the brand of choice I should go for?

  15. Hi: how do you rank the following in term of quality and price
    1. Sachsen Kuchen
    2. Ballerina
    3. Schueller
    Thanks

    • Ed – they are similar. Focus on the designer and the dealership – they are just as importent!
      kitchenguy

  16. James Barbour

    Hi Kitchen guy,
    We are having a tough time deciding on which kitchen.We have seen Leicht in a very glitzy showroom.it looks great but is expensive.We have seen Neptune and Nobilia in a less flashy setting and they are cheaper but we are not sure about the quality. Any views welcome?
    Also we have the potential to source appliances and work tops separately at favourable rates but are worried we end up with too many tradesmen and no accountability.thoughts on that also welcome.
    Thanks a lot for any help you can give.
    James

    • James Barbour – Leicht is a better product, so its not just the showroom…
      Not sure how they would work with your appliances, so I cant comment on that.
      kitchenguy

  17. Lyn Badish

    Hi kitchenguy
    Your website is such a great resource – we are trying to design our kitchen (and i am limited by my my budget unfortunately). I am trying to decide between Leicht, Rational, and Euromobil. Any brand preference? The quotes I am seeing for Rational and Euromobil are far less than Leicht, but it might be because there is no flashy showroom…or there is a significant quality difference. Would love your opinion.
    Lyn

  18. Radhika Aggarwal

    How would you rate Arrital v/s Scavolini.
    Also please suggest on KH kitchens from Germany

  19. Kitchenguy, we chanced upon Ballerina Kuchen and wanted to ask you how does it compare against a Poggenpohl or Bulthaup or Siematic?

    I don’t have to tell you how helpful your site was in helping us to choose our kitchen. Do check out the 4th paragraph below http://modularkitcheninbangalore.blogspot.in/2015/01/how-we-ended-up-choosing-hacker-kitchens.html

    • KD – thanks for sharing this post. Glad I could help!
      Ballerina is a less known brand , than the other 3, but even they are not equal. Not in terms of design, quality and/or price.
      What exactly is your question? I want to make sure I give you the correct answer.
      Thanks,
      kitchenguy

  20. Charlie

    Hi Kitchen Guy- I just found your blog, very enlightening!
    I am deciding between a Boffi and Dada kitchen. Dada is just opening a showroom in Toronto and I am unfamiliar with there product. Their pricing is very good relative to Boffi. How about quality?
    Any thoughts on Scavolini?
    Thanks!

  21. Hi, I am from Malta, Europe and I am looking at kitchens. Which do you think is best between Veneta Cucine and Miton Cucine.
    From here the prices are relatively the same. I am asking regarding quality of the kitchens.

  22. Ann Lennef

    Hi there,

    I am considering two kitchen brands at the moment, one Italian / Arrital Cucine and the other German / Nobila.

    Can you rate them in terms of quality please, which would you consider has the better quality and finish, in terms of price point they are similar.

    Thanks

  23. Mitesh Patel

    I want to know the inforamtion about Europan brand kitchen..
    Currnelty i from india-Gujarat. We Alreday have modular kitchen reatil business in vadodara-Gujarat.. We plan to start italian brand or German brand modular kitchenn Pl suggest Which brand we prefered:- PEDINI- ALno, Poggenpohl, Bulthaup, Hacker, Scavolini,

    • Mitesh Patel – all are good but very different. What market are you after? High end, more moderate? Multi-unit housing?
      kitchenguy

  24. Pinar

    Hi Kitchenguy from Istanbul,

    I am trying to decide on a demi classic kitchen. Scavollini or Nolte? Regardless of price, which one is better made and offers better mechanisms. Both designs look similar, Nolte being simpler. Thanks!

    • Pinar – what is “a demi classic kitchen” – never heard thsi term before…
      kitchenguy

      • Pinar

        By demi classic I meant semi classic. Not modern but not country type… Nolte Windsor Lack model for instance. Which brand would you prefer Nolte or Scavolini? Regardless of price. Thanks!

  25. Hazel

    Sorry – Scavolini vs Rotpunkt . Which is best?
    Thank you!

  26. i am looking between euromobil and veneta. Can you give me a some idea.
    Thanks

  27. Just want to say how helpful your website is and I am on a hunt for kitchen and been looking at a few ranges and would appreciate your feedback on the following: Leicht, Rempp Kuchen, Schuller and hacker

  28. Harry

    Hi Kitchenguy,
    How do you feel about Alno kitchens in terms of quality, durability, materials used and craftsmanship. Is it true that the company is under financial pressure?
    Thank for all your information!

    Best Regards,
    Harry

    • Harry – product is ok. Company was in finacial trouble in recent years, but I think they are getting out of it now, after a major restrcturing.
      kitchenguy

  29. Estilo clásico New Balance Azul Plata Hombres

    Great site you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any community forums that cover the same topics talked about here? I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get advice from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thank you!

  30. Hi,

    What’s the best moderate priced cabinetry to sell in US market?

    Thanks!

    • saj – this is a very open-end question… It will take a few pages of writting to answer it, especially since “best” is a very tricky term…
      kitchenguy

  31. Cynthia

    What do you think of Leicht vs Siematic cabinets for quality and price, or is there another one that is as nice without such high pricing?

  32. Hello, I just had a design session at a Lube showroom. I was very happy with how much time and attention the designer gave me. I’ve read you refer to this brand many times as “value driven” but most of those comments are at least two years old. I’m wondering if they’ve upped their game at all because to my untrained eye, it looked very good. I am considering a mix of their lacquer and acrylic cabinets.

    I know there are higher end and more expensive brands out there. But from a practical standpoint what would I be sacrificing with Lube? What matters most is getting cabinets that will stand the test of time. Then getting a kitchen that I love for the right price. I can live without the tiny details that make one brand better than the other so long as it looks great, will be durable and fits the budget.

    Thanks!

    • Roy – they are still a ‘price driven’ product. The way they do it is by lowering cost of production – do the math…
      kitchenguy

      • What I’m trying to figure out is what I’m sacrificing by going with Lube, or Astra, which I also got a good quote on.

        I understand that they are lowering cost of production. But I don’t know what that substantively means. Will longevity/durability be compromised? Or will I be missing out on more trivial things like a level of smoothness that is almost imperceptible?

        As I said, to me they look fantastic. Not sure what the advantage of paying double for cabinets would be. I’d appreciate it if you could elaborate a little bit.

        Thanks again.

        • Roy – here are some of the things that are different:
          - Design: “price driven’ companies offer very generic design options.
          - Tecnology: “price driven’ companies will offer ‘older’ technology, not ‘the latest and graetest’.
          - Service: they usually have a more limited warranty and will not ‘go the extra mile’ to service their product (going there, costs money…).
          - People: the dealers that sell “price driven’ companies, are usually interested in volume of sales, not design, attention to details, etc.
          kitchenguy

          • Thank you, that was very helpful!

            I’m curious how you would rate Lube vs Astra vs Bauformat???

            I want to say that when it comes to the people part, USUALLY should be emphasized. The people in this showroom were exceptional. The designer was beyond helpful and spent the entire afternoon with me tweaking the design on the computer. What she came up with was more creative and unique than the more expensive showrooms that didn’t try nearly as hard to knock my socks off. They seemed more cookie cutter. And the Lube showroom never asked me for a deposit or retainer.

            I think in some cases the designers in higher end shops can be complacent and rely on the name to sell the product. In this case I feel like the designer was eager to overcome any possible biases I might have against using a cheaper brand.

            I don’t know if this will carry over into service but the Yelp reviews for this company are all very positive so I am optimistic that if I buy this kitchen I will be taken care of.

          • Roy – all 3 are all more-or-less the same.
            You sound very happy with those people – go with them?
            kitchenguy

  33. Oksana

    Hi, i am going to renovate apartment in Barcelona. But don’t know market there very well. Could you advise top Spanish brand. We are looking for the top quality and design. most advance. Another question – If Spanish kitchen can be as good as Italian or German brands?

    • Oksana – see list of Spanish brands on the right. Some are just as good as German and Italian.
      kitchenguy

  34. Hi,
    Which is the best quality miton( limha gloss 30mm) or ernestomeda (one) kitchen?
    The price here is more or less the same.

    Thanks

  35. Hi,

    Which would you say has the better quality between Arrex and Euromobil? Thanks!

  36. Hi Kitchenguy, looking for a kitchen my local independent kitchen shop in the UK sells Hacker and also Saxon, I have never heard of Saxon, how do they rate against other Germans brands for price and quality. Thanks

  37. Hi,
    How would you rate Allmilmo and Schiffini compared to Bulthaup?
    Thanks!

    • JS – Allmilmoe is a product that hasn’t changed much in ages… – Good quality, but boaring and overpriced. Schiffini is much more in line with Bulthaup.
      kitchenguy

  38. Can you rate in terms of quality, Arrital, Scavolini and Aran? Thanks!

  39. Hi Kitchenguy

    In your opinion, which is better Leicht or Schroder? Why? Thanks for your help.

  40. Luciano

    Hi Kitchenguy!!! Congratulations for your site, it is very good!!
    I live in Mexico and need to decide between a Varenna or a Leicht kitchen. Varenna is about 45% more expensive than Leicht.
    For sure Varenna design is more beautiful, but I am not sure about if its quality is really better than Leicht.
    Can you give me some advice? THANKS

    • Luciano – if you are comparing ‘apples and apples’ the price shouldn’t be that much more…
      kitchenguy

  41. Jacob

    Hello! May I know what you think of Stormer kitchens?

    How would you rank Stormer vs Hacker vs Alno in terms of overall quality?

    Also, how would you rank the 3 brands in terms of pricing assuming finishing material/cabinet dimensions are the same?

    Thanks!

    • Jacob – they are very similar. Alno and Haecker will probably be a bit cheaper than Stoermer.
      kitchenguy

      • Thanks kitchenguy!

        Finally decided with Stormer as I actually got the best deal with them in terms of price and included features.

        Thanks!

  42. Linda

    Hi Kitchenguy,

    Trying to decide between Nolte (offered by the builder and I know nothing about this brand) vs choosing my own through Siematic. Which brand is superior? What do you think of the Nolte brand?

    L

  43. Which one is better Leicht, Cesar or Zyeko?

    Thanks!

  44. hi there! how would you rate the following in terms of quality:

    Scavolini
    Aran
    Miton

    thanks in advance!

  45. Thanks!

  46. Hi

    My wife and I are at war over the new kitchen. We are currently looking at the Schuller and Leicht ranges. Would you be able to recommend a brand?

    Thanks in advance. All jolly interesting.

    Thanks
    Simon

  47. We are in Milton Keynes. Apart from the make the difficulty is on the style of the kitchen. Is there any noticeable differences in quality between the two? My assumption is that colours and styles won’t be that different.

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