The 21 Best Italian Kitchen Brands Made In Italy

The Top Italian Kitchen Brands And Appliance Manufacturers According To A Designer Living In Italy

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In this article, we will review the best Italian kitchen brands designed and manufactured in Italy.  

Italy has long been known for producing products of the highest quality.  

Kitchen appliance and design brands are no exception to the “Made in Italy” standard of excellence.  

If you’re considering investing in a new stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, or any other type of kitchen appliance, here are the top brands and Italian kitchen designs you may want to consider.

A Designer's Perspective

For the past several years, I have lived in the Veneto region of Northern Italy – where many of the factories on this list happen to be located. 

After I moved to Italy, I had the pleasure of visiting several of these companies as well as using some of these brands in my own home.  

I have assembled this list of top appliance brands based on the recommendations of local Italian cooks and chefs who use these kitchen appliances personally.

We will start by doing a deep dive into 1o of my favorite brands followed by a complete list of the top 21 Italian appliance companies.

A Global Manufacturing Leader

Italy is a leader in the kitchen manufacturing industry.  

In fact, although Italy is one of the smallest nations in the world with only 0.7% of the global population, it ranks #7 in the world for manufacturing output.

What sets Italy apart from other manufacturing nations is its top quality products built with the highest quality craftsmanship.

 

Global Manufacturing Output By Nation:

  1. China – 28.7% 
  2. United States – 16.8% 
  3. Japan – 7.5% 
  4. Germany – 5.3% 
  5. India – 3.1% 
  6. South Korea – 3% 
  7. Italy – 2.1% 

Top Italian Kitchen Brands

All Brands Designed And Made In Italy

If you’re designing a new kitchen or remodeling an existing one into your dream kitchen, you should consider Italian-made kitchen appliances.  

Many would agree that the heart of any kitchen is the cooking range – the oven and stovetop.

Here are some of the top Italian kitchen brands (household names in Italy) that produce some of the most beautiful high-quality stoves and ovens in the world.  

Besides cookers, we cover all types of Italian brand kitchen appliances.

These first-rate companies have years of experience producing superior quality kitchen elements.

Since Italians are arguably the best chefs and home cooks in the world, it is no surprise that they also design and produce the best kitchen appliances.

Alpes-Inox

Of all the companies on this list, Alpes-Inox might be the most innovative of them all.  

Boasting 70 years of experience in the production of Italian design for custom kitchens in both commercial and residential situations, Alpes-Inox is one of the leading Italian brands known for its clean lines, signature stainless steel finishes, and innovative design style.  

This dynamic Italian kitchen manufacturer produces “kitchen systems” that are high quality elegant designs which elevate both the functionality and look of your kitchen.  

Over a dozen sales offices around the globe including in Europe, Asia, and North America (New York City) showcase the modern Italian kitchens produced by this family business.

 

Products by Alpes-Inox:

  • Stoves
  • Ovens
  • Ranges
  • Sinks
  • Storage Systems
  • Counters
  • Island Units
  • Refrigerators
  • Portable and Outdoor Units
 
 
 

Shop Alpes-Inox Direct:

https://www.alpesinox.com/en/

 

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Barazza 

Since 1968 Barazza has been designing both simple and luxury kitchens.  

With more than 50 years of experience, Barazza is a family-owned company that has evolved into one of Italy’s top kitchen brands.  

Known for their exceptional quality in both traditional styles and modern designs, Barazza is famous worldwide as an industry leader.  

Their impressive product range can be found in the best and most stylish kitchens around the globe.

 

Products by Barazza:

  • Ovens
  • Stoves/Hobs
  • Blast Chillers
  • Hoods
  • Sinks
  • Coffee Makers
  • Portable and Outdoor Units

 

 

Shop Barazza:

https://www.barazzasrl.it/en/

Bertazzoni

Starting in 1882, the Bertazzoni family has been producing some of the best kitchen appliances with very special attention to detail.

The stylish designs produced by the Bertazzoni brand, for the past 6 generations, cover a wide range of products in all different sizes and shapes made from the finest raw materials.  

You can shop the Professional, Master, and Heritage collections at authorized dealers in nearly all 50 of the United States or online wherever you live.

Products by Bertazzoni:

 

  • Stoves and Ranges 
  • Ovens
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators
  • Hoods and Vents

 

 

Shop Bertazzoni:

https://us.bertazzoni.com/

 

Fulgor Milano

In 1949, the Fulgor Milano company was founded as a coal stove company.  

Since then, the Fulor family has grown this Milan-based company into one of Italy’s greatest modern appliance manufacturers.   

Fulgor Milano designs and builds some of the highest-quality stoves, ovens, and refrigerators as well as a range of other household appliances.   

Can you imagine a better way to cook Mediterranean food than in an Italian-designed kitchen?

You can shop Fulgor Milano products online or from a licensed dealer.

 

Products by Fulgor Milano

  • Ranges
  • Range Tops
  • Cooktops
  • Ovens
  • Vents and Hoods
  • Microwaves
  • Refrigerators
  • Dishwashers
  • Coffeemakers

 

Visit Fulgor: 

https://www.fulgor-milano.com/us/en

Bompani

For a company that has been in business for 60 years, Bompani is manufacturing kitchen products that are as fresh and up-to-date as if it were born in the past few years.  

A focus on large appliances such as ranges, refrigerators, and washing machines, has earned Bompani the reputation of a top-quality manufacturer of Italian kitchen products.  

This company is famous for their incredible enamel work – they are proudly one of the leading European enameling companies.  

One of the most iconic and recognizable elements of their brand is their enameled stoves and ranges.

 

Products by Bompani:

  • Stoves and Ranges
  • Ovens
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators
  • Washing Machines

 

 

Shop Bompani:

https://www.bompani.it/en

Officine Gullo

Officine Gullo is one of the most luxurious brands on this list.  

It is no coincidence that Officine Gullo, whose custom solutions for kitchen appliances are truly a work of art, is located in Florence – Italy’s most renowned city for art and culture.  

Founded by Carmelo Gullo, the company is still owned and operated by Carmelo and his three sons Pietro, Andrea, and Matteo.   

You may visit their exclusive single-brand showrooms located in New York, Los Angeles, London, Tel Aviv, Moscow, and Hong Kong.

This one-of-a-kind Italian luxury kitchen brand can be found in some of the most exclusive, high-end homes in the world.  

The timeless design styling combined with the advanced technologies of their custom-made kitchen systems makes Officine Gullo the brand to beat in the luxury kitchen market.

 

Products by Officine Gullo

  • Ranges
  • Ovens
  • Refrigerators
  • Hoods
  • Luxury Home BBQs

 

 

Visit Officine Gullo:

https://us.officinegullo.com/

ILVE

Handmade in their state-of-the-art factory in the Italian region of Veneto, just a few kilometers from Venice, the ILVE appliance company has a long history of producing some of the best stoves and ranges in the world.   

Since 1952 when founders Eugenio Illoti and Evelino Berno introduced their first commercial cooker, ILVE has become synonymous with superb craftsmanship and innovation.   

Because of their laser focus on stoves, ovens, and ranges, this is the only company on our list that exclusively manufactures cookers.   

ILVE is also one of the only luxury appliance brands on this list whose products you can buy online directly without going through a dealer.

 

Products by ILVE

 

  • Ranges
  • Stoves
  • Ovens

 

Visit ILVE:

https://www.ilveusa.com/handmade.html

Steel

The Steel Company is a family-owned brand located in the Northern Italian city of Carpi near Bologna.    

Originally founded by Angelo Po in 1922, and re-established in 1999 by the same family, this third-generation appliance company produces some of the most elegant ranges, ovens, refrigerators, and modular indoor and outdoor kitchen systems.   

These handmade appliances are some of the best in Italy and their price point puts them in the mid-range among some of the top brands in Italy.

 

Products by Officine Gullo

  • Ranges
  • Ovens
  • Hoods
  • Refrigerators
  • Outdoor Kitchen Systems

Visit Steel:

https://www.steel-cucine.com/en/indoor

SMEG

Smeg is one of the most iconic Italian brands.  

Vittorio Bertazzoni founded SMEG in 1948 in the city of Guastalla, a few kilometers from Reggio Emilia, Italy.  

The name “SMEG” is an abbreviation of the name Smalterie Metallurgiche Emiliane Guastalla which translates to “The Guastalla Metal Enamelling Company”.   

Besides being a high-quality home appliance company, the SMEG brand is one of the most popular, vibrant, and modern brands in Italy.   

SMEG is famous for their collaborations with other beloved Italian brands.    

Two of the most important collaborations of the brand recently were with Fiat and Dolce and Gabbana.  

Of all the Italian appliance brands on our list, no one does “bold” and “fun” as well as SMEG.  

Need proof?  

Just check out their refrigerator painted to look like the Italian flag, their espresso makers decked out in flashy Dolce and Gabbana print, and a beverage cooler shaped like a 1960s Fiat 500.  

Other notable recent partnerships include Peanuts’ Snoopy as well as the Veuve Clicquot champagne brand.   

One of the best things about the SMEG brand is that you can shop their products online in several locations online.

 

Here are some of my personal favorite​ items available at Amazon.

Products by SMEG:

 

  • Ranges
  • Ovens
  • Stoves
  • Hoods
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators
  • Wine Coolers
  • Microwaves
  • Coffee and Espresso Makers
  • Juicers
  • Mixers and Blenders
  • Toasters
  • Kettles

 

Visit SMEG:

https://www.smeg.com/us

Verona

The Verona appliance company is a high-quality Italian brand with a focus on stoves and ranges.  

Whether you’re designing your first kitchen or pouring some much-needed love into an existing one, including a Verona cooking range in your plans might just be the best option for a reliable and stylish appliance.

Verona’s advanced production process and highly-rated stoves, ovens, and ranges make them a leader in the Italian appliance industry.

You can purchase one of Verona’s elegant cooking systems online, which is certainly the most efficient way to get an appliance into your home kitchen.   

 

Products by Verona

  • Ranges
  • Ovens
  • Stoves

 

 

Visit Verona:

http://veronaappliances.com/

The 21 Top Italian Kitchen Brands

By Category:

Stoves, Ovens, and Range Brands: Made in Italy

 

  • Alpes-Inox

  • Verona

  • Bertazzoni

  • Steel

  • Barazza

  • Bompani

  • Indesit

  • Smeg

  • Zanussi

  • Fulgor Milano

  • Officine Gullo

  • ILVE

  • Forza Cucina

 

Refrigerators: 

 

  • Smeg

  • Bertazzoni

  • Fulgor Milano

  • Fhiaba

 

Espresso Makers:

 

  • LaCimbali

  • La Marzocco

  • Faema

  • DeLonghi

  • Cimbali

  • Saeco

 

Dishwashers: 

 

  • AEG

  • Bertazzoni 

  • Fulgor Milano

  • Smeg

  • Forza Cucina

 

Blenders/Mixers: 

 

  • Smeg

  • Fiero

  • Ballarini

​Conclusion

Hopefully, this comprehensive collection of the best Italian kitchen brands has helped you narrow your search for your next Italian appliance.  

When it comes to quality and iconic Italian style no one does it better than these fantastic companies.

Another thing to consider as you’re designing your dream kitchen is that there are many fantastic Italian companies that do so much more than just appliances.  

Italian kitchen cabinets and Italian kitchen furniture brands have developed some of the best and most efficient kitchen systems in the world.  

Mid-range Italian modular kitchens and high-design kitchen cabinets have become quite popular over the past 20 years.

Modern Italian Kitchen Design

As with appliances, Italian furniture manufacturers, specializing in the production of kitchen furniture, produce the highest quality modern kitchen cabinets to be found anywhere.

A visit to Milan design week will expose you to all the important names in Italian custom cabinets and kitchen design.  

Some names you should know in the Italian custom kitchen design industry are Dada KitchensBoffi KitchenAster CucineVeneta Cucine, and believe it or not Giorgio Armani Casa.  

Custom cabinet collections at these Italian design firms combined with the Italian appliance companies listed above are the keys to a beautiful kitchen anywhere in the world.

 

Top Italian Kitchen Designers

If you are interested in some of Italy’s top kitchen designers and design firms here is a list of some of the very best:

 

  • Michele de Lucchi
  • Rodolfo Dordoni
  • Patricia Urquiola
  • Piero Lissoni

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Nathan Heinrich

Nathan Heinrich

Nathan is a writer, designer & horticulturist. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of "All Roads Lead to Italy" Magazine & host of the Top-10 Travel Podcast, "I'm Moving To Italy!". Nathan was born and raised in a 6th generation farming family in Northern California, he is currently, a dual Italian citizen, living in the Prosecco Valley of Northern Italy, near Venice.

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