Built-in kitchen appliances are those that are integrated and permanently installed inside the kitchen space. They are flawlessly integrated into any kitchen design and help in providing a clean and modern feel to the kitchen. These appliances are easy to manage and operate due to the fact that they are directly constructed in the kitchen. Furthermore, these built-in kitchen appliances provide an attractive look to the overall cooking area. The expansion of the built-in kitchen appliances market can be attributed primarily to increasing demand for energy efficiency among consumers (particularly in developed countries) and an increasing focus on lifestyle changes, such as vegetarianism and veganism (where refrigerators are used mainly for storing fruits and vegetables). Built-in Kitchen Appliances are a type of appliance that has been installed in the structure and built into the main body. The products are mainly used for cooking and heating food on or near stovetops. The global demand for these products is increasing because they save space and keep all utensils together. Consumers prefer built-in kitchen appliances over traditional ones due to their superior aesthetic appeal and ability to keep all the necessary elements in place, making it easier to keep the kitchen organised for a longer duration.
According to the research report, "Global Built-in Kitchen Appliances Market Outlook, 2028," published by Actual Market Research, the market is anticipated to reach USD 25 Billion, increasing from USD 17.7 Billion in 2022 and registering a CAGR of more than 6%. The global market is majorly segmented into five regions, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East and Africa. Among them, North America is dominating the market with more than 44% share due to enhanced macro-economic conditions and increasing disposable income in this region. After the pandemic, there is a large unmet demand for some home renovations, especially kitchens. Also, the increasing population of working women at a rapid rate who prefer to spend time outside the home rather than doing household chores is also boosting the market. Built-in kitchen appliances allow the consumer to work efficiently and quickly without creating a mess in the kitchen. The growing expenditure capacity of consumers is making them able to spend on the construction of premium residential spaces and the purchase of quality household items to make living more comfortable and convenient. The USA, Canada, and Mexico are the major markets contributing to the North American built-in kitchen appliances market. The high penetration rates of appliances in these countries made them a lucrative opportunity when it came to expanding opportunities for companies manufacturing them. Among these countries, the USA is expected to account for a dominant share of the North American built-in kitchen appliances market over the forecast period.
Based on product type, the market is segmented into various products, including built-in ovens, built-in hobs, built-in hoods, built-in refrigerators, built-in dishwashers, and others. Among them, built-in refrigerators are anticipated to gain the most market share, with more than 25% during the forecast period. However, sales of built-in cooktops are expected to increase at a considerable pace owing to the high popularity of energy-efficient cooktops and other attributes like temperature range, safety, durability, and quick setup. Home induction cooktops are high-end kitchen equipment that can be used to fry or cook food. Also, the increased introduction of kitchen equipment with improved safety features will drive sales in this segment over the forecast period. Built-in ovens and cooking hoods are among the equipment that is being adopted on the back of the growing popularity of western kitchen styles. Western-style kitchen appliances help to eliminate unpleasant concerns like cooking smoke and promote safe and healthy cooking practices.
Manufacturers are incorporating advanced technology such as flameless cooking and temperature control development, which is expected to augment the growth in this segment. A recent trend in the market is increasing use of door-in-door refrigerators as they are great energy savers; hence, with today's advanced appliance technology, one can still run their refrigerator while preserving electricity. A refrigerator with a clear window on the front panel allows one to see what is inside without opening the door, plus it will cut cold air loss by nearly 50%. Furthermore, refrigerators with five drawers where one can store their food and drinks so that they can pull one out and take what they need without releasing any chilly air are available. Restaurant operators are being encouraged to modernise their facilities and provide better services as consumer spending on tourism grows. As a result, rising demand for the installation of improved kitchen equipment in commercial kitchens is likely to boost the market.
Further, Europe is anticipated to grow at a substantial rate in the built-in appliances market due to a consumer shift towards the use of induction cookers, microwave ovens, induction ranges, and electricity-operated products and rising disposable income in this region. Unlike in other regions, the use of built-in appliances is rapidly spreading in Europe. Especially in Germany, around 50 percent of households use built-in appliances, as per the obtained data. This shows how much European customers love to use built-in products that perfectly fit into their homes. This is why Samsung Electronics and other home appliance manufacturers have such fierce built-in appliance competition in Europe. As built-in products exceed other types by far in terms of growth rate and profitability, the European kitchen market is dominated by built-in appliances. Also, as built-in appliances are an integral part of and an excellent test bed for the Internet of Things (IoT) in future households in Europe, this industry hold a major foothold in the analytical year.
In Asia-Pacific, the rising popularity of the smart home idea bodes well for growth in the next few years. Advanced technologies have resulted in the introduction of innovative home cooking products that include touch screens and built-in cameras, as well as voice assistants and connectivity. Due to the region's substantial middle-class population, it is expected to contribute to the demand for and growth of the built-in kitchen appliance market. Furthermore, the high demand for innovative refrigerators in countries like India and Japan is propelling the market forward in the region. The overall market is projected to expand on the back of rising disposable income coupled with changing lifestyles.
On the other hand, the demand for built-in kitchen appliances is increasing in South America. With an emerging middle class possessing rising purchasing power, home appliances are expected to experience growth both in basic products and in the more technologically advanced product categories. The current demand for basic kitchen appliances like washing machines and fridges, as well as the projected future demand for premium, smart, and high-value-added products, will be driven by one segment of the population: a rapidly urbanising population of young people. The increasing number of nuclear families, changing food habits, and the growing number of working women and single professionals are expected to drive the growth of the market over the forecast period. Stringent energy efficiency regulations applicable in different parts of the world, easy availability of household kitchen appliances on e-commerce websites, growing preference for home automation, and continued launches of smart cooking products are expected to contribute to the growth of built-in kitchen appliances.
In the Middle East and Africa, the kitchen is considered by many to be the centre of the home. With the progress of technology, homes are also becoming "smart," and this is transforming the kitchen. There is a plethora of smart kitchen appliances that are turning kitchen and dining spaces into pleasurable, comfortable, and smart experiences. Another trend of built-in kitchen appliances is also increasing as they are more energy efficient and space-saving. Increasing penetration of smart and integrated domestic cooking appliances is expected to drive the market’s growth. The surging adoption of built-in kitchen appliances is expected to act as a potential market driver.
Recently, Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals (Crompton), a market leader in fans, domestic pumps, water heaters, and lighting in India, has entered the built-in kitchen appliances segment with a comprehensive range of chimneys, hobs, built-in ovens, built-in microwaves, and dishwashers. Furthermore, LG Electronics Inc. released new premium home appliances in the USA in a move to accelerate its efforts to expand its presence in the American built-in home appliance market. The company has launched a luxury built-in home appliance "Black Stainless Steel" series in the USA that includes a refrigerator, wall oven, gas and electric cooktop, microwave oven, and dish washer. The bundle of a built-in refrigerator, oven, cooktop, and dishwasher will be offered at $16,000. On the other hand, Miele, the world’s largest family-owned premium appliance manufacturer, has announced the launch of its new Generation 7000 built-in appliances for the North American market. Generation 7000 is considered the largest product launch in the history of Miele USA, renewing the brand’s entire built-in product collection, from convection ovens and combi-steam ovens to coffee machines and vacuum sealing drawers. Aesthetically, Generation 7000 offers four new design lines, including PureLine, VitroLine, ArtLine, and ContourLine, to complement virtually every interior design and kitchen style. The appliances also include new smart assists to help users achieve culinary excellence, such as an oven camera and a system to prevent roasts from becoming too dry.
The supply chain for the built-in cooking appliance industry was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and the accompanying limitations imposed by numerous countries throughout the world at the beginning of 2020 to stop the spread of coronavirus. As a result of the limitations, production facilities were temporarily shut down, but international trade and logistical operations were also negatively impacted. However, governments began to loosen some of the limitations in the middle of 2020, which caused the market to rebound earlier than expected. As most people continued to work from home, sales of these appliances also rose.
• In February 9, 2022 LG Electronics (LG)'s latest Signature Kitchen Suite French Door built-in refrigerator will be unveiled in person at the 2022 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), February 8-10 in Orlando, Florida It was done (we.). New to LG's premium line of built-in kitchen appliances, the 48-inch-wide French door refrigerator combines the versatility and convenience of a convertible drawer with a sleek, practical design that's more stylish and practical.
• Robert Bosch GmbH's Gaggenau luxury home appliance brand 400 Series Combi-Steam Oven enables customers to save up to 50 recipes for regularly prepared items and includes smartphone control options. Technology and features like touch screen doors, Wi-Fi connection, voice control assistance and self-cleaning are also being offered by the major participants in the built-in large cooking appliances industry.
• On 20th March 2019, Electrolux announced the launch of a new intuitive kitchen range all across Europe. The company has developed a line of Electrolux-branded products comprising a truly intuitive kitchen range, designed to work in harmony with the cooks.
• In April 2022, Nobia introduced the first group-wide design concept Nordic Nature, inspired by the Nordic forests. This was launched by Marbodal (Sweden), Sigdal (Norway), and A'la Carte (Finland) in 2021 and this year by HTH and Invita (Denmark), and Magnet (UK). This development will help the company to increase its sales
• Bosch introduced the Series 2 electric built-in oven in stainless steel, which is capable of baking and roasting well. Philips, LG, and Morphy Richards are a few more well-known companies that compete in this market.