Shhhh....... In open-plan kitchen living spaces, there is no opportunity to physically separate the cooking and living areas and therefore form a sound barrier. As demand for quiet appliances continues to grow Simon King at Innovative Electrical Retailing looks at how manufacturers are responding to the challenge.
Matt Jinks, National Sales Manager - Liebherr Appliances said that along with displaying the Quiet Mark on the appliances, retailers can have dedicated Quiet Mark branded areas:
“By displaying this accredited certification, alongside technical information, retailers can display the noise output in a visual way".
To gain the latest insights, Simon speaks with a panel of Industry experts, including:
"Whether a roaring kettle disturbing our Zoom calls, or the spin cycle from our washing machine making it impossible to finish that email, it wasn't long before we started to think about replacing our existing appliances with a quieter model," says Poppy Szkiler, chief executive of Quiet Mark.
Ms Szkiler said: "Optimising acoustic comfort within our homes requires a two-pronged approach. One needs to both choose appliances that have low noise levels and are proven to be the quietest of their category, such as kettles, fridge-freezers, washing machines, and introduce more sound absorbing/acoustic enhancing products and materials."