German kitchens in general are a byword for quality. You’ll get a great kitchen, but how do you pick out the best brand for price, quality and specification? For instance, Schuller Kitchens is a well-known brand, but how do they compare with the alternatives?
How do Schuller Kitchens compare in price?
Schuller Kitchens aren’t cheap! however they are no more expensive than many of the other German brands. Brands such as Hacker, Leicht, Bauformat, Pronorm and Nolte are all similar in price to Schuller.
How do Schuller Kitchens compare in quality?
Most German brands are made to a similar quality — that is, that they’re built to last at least fifteen years. In fact, it’s no exaggeration to say there’s no such thing as a bad German kitchen brand. In this, Schuller Kitchens are no exception.
There’s a very simple reason for this. All the brands buy their components from the same suppliers, and these only provide high-quality products. So Schuller Kitchens build their units from much the same high quality components as Hacker, Leicht, Bauformat, Pronorm, Nobilia and Nolte.
How do Schuller Kitchens compare in specification?
Just like Hacker & Bauformat, Schuller Kitchens have two ranges that vary in specification. Their entry level ‘C’ range features 720mm high base units units with 150mm high plinths. Their premium ‘Next125’ range, on the other hand, has 780mm high base units with 100mm high plinths. The benefit a 780mm high base unit has over a 720mm high unit is it offers about 15% more usable capacity.
It’s important not to confuse specification with quality. Specification relates to the features and benefits the units offer where as quality refers to how long it will last. So, In terms of quality, all Schuller Kitchens are much the same. So, a ‘C’ kitchen will last just as long as a ‘Next125’ kitchen — fifteen years at the very least. The difference is that Next125 base units offer 15-20% more storage capacity than a ‘C’ kitchen.
Overall, Schuller Kitchens compare quite evenly with many of the other big German kitchen brands. The prices are comparable and the quality is similar, since they use much the same components. In terms of specification, their ranges are very similar. Although Schuller Kitchens don’t especially stand out from Hacker, Leicht, Bauformat or Nolte, they certainly measure up well.
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