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Object of Desire: KWC Waterstation

Fine Cooking Issue 80
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In my kitchen, there’s a nice deep sink with a roomy butcher block alongside it where I do all my prep work. Until recently, I’d been happy with this set-up. But then I saw the KWC Waterstation, and everything changed.

What is it?

Basically it’s a food-prep station with multiple sinks and work surfaces arranged around a rotating central faucet. I like it best as a freestanding island, but it’s also available as a built-in corner or counter unit. The ample base cupboard can hold heaps of pots and pans—or even a dishwasher drawer.

What’s so great about it?

Apart from the obvious charms of its steel surfaces and mahogany cutting boards, the Waterstation is a model of space efficiency. Three or four cooks can gather ’round and work without stepping on one another’s toes, or a solo cook can tackle several tasks at once. The Waterstation comes with a variety of fitted colanders, bowls, trays, and cutting boards—all designed to slide next to, over, and under one another, so that you can arrange your work station just the way you like it. The unit also works as an entertaining station and would make a stunning centerpiece for an outdoor kitchen.

What’s the damage?

With a price tag of $12,000 for the free-standing island ($5,700 for the top only), it’s a major splurge. But if a big indoor or outdoor kitchen project is in your future, why not add it to your wish list? To find a retailer near you, visit KWCamerica.com.


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