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Win a hands-on cooking experience with Miele

Emmeline Westin
20 October, 2016
last modified: 25 April, 2017

This competition has now closed.

In our latest Houzz Kitchen Study we found that Houzzers' top kitchen design priority is having a stylish and beautiful kitchen. It's no wonder then that those who have improved their cooking spaces are spending more than 3 hours in their kitchens - every day! That's a lot of cooking, baking, socialising and working!

For those of you who are looking to upgrade your kitchens (perhaps to spend even more time in them), we have a fantastic competition! We've partnered up with top appliance brand Miele to offer 15 lucky Houzzers and their +1s, who are actively planning a kitchen renovation, a full day in Miele's Abingdon Experience Centre, 16 November (10am-3.30pm) The day includes a cooking demonstration by Masterchef the Professionals finalist Sven-Hanson Britt, a hands-on cooking experience, followed by a design consultation with a kitchen expert. You'll also enjoy a delicious lunch!

How to enter the competition:

Simply post a comment below telling us one thing you'd like to change about your kitchen and you'll be entered into a random prize draw. 15 winners will be selected. The competition closes at midnight, 30 October.

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Comments (156)

  • fionashorrod

    Well, I'm 23 and my other half is 26 and we have just bought our first house (super exciting) but the kitchen is well, blah. I would love to make it my own as I adore cooking. Id love to get some new cabinets, some open shelves for trendy storage, a new cooker! And a new countertop :) we get the keys in December! So the kitchen planning begins! :) xx

  • Stef
    Adding skylights so we can see the sky and hopefully be more relaxed during our bi-yearly bake with the kids (I'm not a baker
  • Bella Padovan

    The walls are up and the roof is on. Lucinda and I are planning the kitchen. An initial visit to Miele experience centre got us excited and now we need to go back to make all the final choices. Oven, steam oven, microwave, dishwashers, fridge (oh! the lovely Miele Master cool!) induction hob - how quick was that to boil a pan of water, drinks fridge and feezer (all important for that G and T!) I am excited! and then there is the laundry room too..........

  • Sue Lowther-Parkinson
    I'd love to have floor to ceiling units for the clean minimalist look
  • Adele Tyler

    My Victorian house has a horrible, badly planned, 90s kitchen. I would like to get back some of its Victorian charm and character, while making it a useful space to work and socialise in.

  • elbiggo
    I would like to change everything my kitchen is so 2000 n late
  • megganmcc
    We have just had plans drawn up for a new extension to house a new kitchen diner. I can't wait to plan the space, one thing I would change is a new higher oven (rather than under hob) so it is safer (away from children!) and easier to get to, possibly even side opening?!
  • Gemma Funnell

    Just moving into a new home & think I'll need more work surface!

  • esellars65

    I don't think hubby would be pleased if I said I want to change anything as new kitchen arrives middle of November

  • alexbaines

    Building our first house (always rental until now for the family) but unsurprisingly foundations work has been significantly more costly. As a result we will likely be installing a cheap kitchen into a house that has been designed to the best sustainable criteria (passivhaus etc) as the internals are the only place that we can now make savings. Would be great to see if it is possible to build a kitchen that we don't want have to rip out in five years just to get what we originally were looking for.

  • Cate Quinn
    I need a builder, several large skips and a lot of cash to replace my ageing neff double oven, Miele dishwasher etc and make a complete new building, from which I can enjoy my gardens wildlife
  • Dannielle Smith

    Our corner cupboards! They are completely impractical and wasting so much space that could be used to store things. We are hoping for a whole kitchen re-do soon but need someone to help us plan it out!

  • PRO
    Ocean Home Designs

    My oven. I hate my oven, and with so many lovely ones on the market now there's just so many great and useful features to choose from!

    Julian

  • inspiremenow

    Update everything as I have arthritis, particularly of the hands, so ovens and fridges at a higher level and push or sliding doors for the cabinets and pull out cabinets.


  • gw101

    I'd love to incorporate an island unit, with a linear hob set in it.

  • Gellybeansy

    An integrated good quality dishwasher would be fabulous!

  • leeroyrhino

    I'd like to change to a "wall" of integrated appliances and storage.

  • karen6696
    We would like new state of the art integrated appliances, e.g. steamer+microwave ovens, integrated coffee machine, boiling water taps etc. We renovated our kitchen recently on a mid-range budget. As we 'inherited' some newish appliances from the previous houseowner, we reused some of them in the new kitchen but it's now time for change!
  • annabellelbrookes

    The colour of the kitchen cupboards need updating and the cluttered work surfaces. We have quite a lot of kitchen gadgets which we rarely use and it uses up preparation space which stops me from making more effort at meal time. Would love a cooking experience to get me back into cooking from fresh.

  • lyn price

    I would love new appliances.

  • Pat Temple
    Make it a relaxed space for guests to chat while I'm cooking for them.
  • lewis_northcote
    We recently moved home and have inherited an under counter integrated fridge and a similarly sized freezer, both of which are far too small for our current usage. Having a stand alone fridge freezer in the garage is an option but not ideal. This leads to the inevitable conclusion of a kitchen overhaul.
  • errai

    I would like to have kitchen cupboards that are actually attached to the walls. Some walls would be nice too!

  • Thomas Hanks

    I need to open up my work top space, i just don't know how i have so little space when i am cooking

  • beswick63

    We are currently renovating(ripping out everything) my Mums' bungalow and would love someone to design our perfect kitchen ie. Where eye level oven, grill, micro wave should go. The hob. The sink. The electrics. The gas. The lighting. Just everything!!! What a perfect time for a kitchen competition!!! Good Luck everyone!!!

  • Denise Roberts

    Moving to a house with no utility room, I know but we love the house so have to compromise, and therefore need an integrated washer/dryer to replace separate appliances.

  • lesmartibus

    We are planning on renovating a 70's kitchen from floor to ceiling, so we are thinking every thing all over again, from appliances to cabinets, adding an island and changing windows. It will be our first kitchen tailor made to our cooking and baking taste. We are very excited about it !

  • Es
    I've just moved to my first home (well. Early moved in) and the kitchen is totally not usable. Having a chance to experience Miele appliances can help make Me and hunny make good appliance decicions (particularly hubby!!)
  • Peter Clarson
    To turn our kitchen into the true heart of the house, rather than the broken kitchen/dining/route-to-the-bathroom it currently is. Requires a little more than just new appliances!!
  • sambeehouse
    We have a young family and love to entertain and would love to create a kitchen/dining/living space that is welcoming, functional, sociable and has that wow-factor whenever you enter the room. Renovations began today we are extending the kitchen and would very much welcome the expertise of an interior designer to guide us towards the kitchen of our dreams.
  • marnimmo21

    I would like to upgrade my oven from an electric to a gas stove top and have a gourmet kitchen too! I proudly live in my kitchen , I say that because it seems to have become a lost art. Why?? what a shame. To me the best way to show family love other than " I love you " and hugs, is to make them delicious and nutritious meals from scratch. Yes, from scratch, my friends joke and say that the way I cook is extinct . I love to whip up a meal from my herb garden outside and incorporate fresh vegetables and different grains for protein and texture. Being a mother of three and having been fortunate enough to be home to raise my children , I've had to creative, yet financially aware , without compromising quality and taste. Now that my youngest is in high school, we

    are starting to redecorate our home little by little. Ours was always the " kid friendly home", time for the grown-ups to return to the kitchen. Please help keep a working kitchen, working in the right direction. :)

  • lisa_harkin17

    I would love a full size fridge freezer. At the moment we are living with an under the counter fridge for a busy family of 4 and we cant even buy enough milk to keep us going for the week cause we dont have the space to store it!

    If i am being greedy, id even ask for a utility room to hold a freezer and washer/dryer (theyre in the shed at the moment.) I drive past Miele showrooms everyday on my way to work and I dream of someday walking in there to buy my entire kitchen.

    My entire kitchen needs a makeover, but i would settle for a fridge at the moment!

  • dunsford

    About to start a kitchen extension in Feb 2017. Established we will have a great new space.....now completely bemused as to how best to arrange everything layout wise, colour wise, appliance wise......err.......the lot really !!

  • bombel1972

    hmm, maybe an extra 3 meters

  • k11agl
    I want to change theU-shape layout to a proper island. Would be great if we can move the cupboards to under the stairs so that we can get more full height space.
  • s_skinner1001
    I am having a kitchen extension and I would love to plan in a hide and slide oven that is a cake only oven so I can bake to my hearts content!
  • hollyharps
    I would love an oven which has controls that do not burn my fingers!
  • Emmeline Westin

    Thanks everyone for commenting, lovely seeing so much engagement! I've contacted the winners already, so please make sure you get back to me as soon as possible to confirm! Thank you!

  • Emmeline Westin

    Hi all - I just wanted to share some photos from yesterday, when all of the winners got together for a full day out at Miele's Experience Centre in Abingdon - thanks for hosting!

    Having lunch!

    Sven-Hanson Britt's cooking demonstration.

    Pheasant for lunch!

    Making mince piece and Viennese shortbread.

    Hope to see you at another event!

  • Sebnem Eralp

    It was a brilliant event, thank you Houzz and bigger thank you for Emmeline. We had a great day :-)

  • ehowick

    Great day! Loved the cookery demo, mince pie making and lunch (yum!). Learned lots about steam ovens and think the induction hob is definitely the way to go in my new kitchen! Great tips regarding wooden worktops from the kitchen expert I chatted to. Great experience all round, thank you Emmeline, Houzz and Miele.

  • bombel1972

    did someone say, tips on wooden worktops? ;) ha

  • Adeline Kan

    Thank you Emmeline and Houzz for organising this event. Thank you Miele for hosting such a wonderful lunch. My friend and I were very impressed with the whole Experience, the demo, the hands-on activity and not forgetting the goody bag! Thank you so much! I did not need the consultation time with the designer, however, was able to have a one-to-one with one of the Miele reps who went through various appliances and answered my queries. I will definitely be getting several Miele appliances and possibly, enrol my husband and I on a one day course, time and vacancy permitting.

  • mousemaclean

    What a great day yesterday, meeting so many friendly, helpful and enthusiastic people from both Houzz and Miele and then all the others who were joining in as winners and 'plus ones'! Sven made it all look so easy and made me want to get ALL the new gadgets Miele has to offer in a kitchen. We thought we had the best kitchen designer allocated to us and we will be asking for a quote from him, and then we spoke to others and they all said the same for the designers they spoke to, so to me it spoke volumes of the quality of people Houzz had chosen to be involved in this day. Miele Experience Centre is a 'must' visit before buying kitchen appliances. This was our second time there and I cannot speak highly enough of all the the knowledge and candour of the Meile reps. Thanks Emmeline and Houzz, a fine day only problem was it went by too fast.

  • Sarah McCrossan
    I was honoured to be invited to be an 'expert' at this wonderful event. I spoke to several winners of this event and each one of them described how valuable and enjoyable the experience had been for them. I was lucky to have engaged with two different families both requiring help and advice around their kitchen design ideas. I could see they both left feeling they had learnt something and were challenged by ideas I presented to them. Thank you Houzz and Miele for a fantastic, rewarding day
  • PRO
    Miele GB

    Thank you all for the lovely
    comments, we thoroughly enjoyed hosting you all. Please do come back and
    see us if you need any more help.

    For those of
    you who weren't able to attend, we'd like to offer you two for one tickets to
    our 'Taste for Design' courses, which run in both Abingdon, and our London
    Experience Centres. These great courses will help you
    further understand the finer points and benefits of our built in cooking
    appliances and how you can use them in your own kitchen.

    To find out more and book
    a place using our 241 code, please visit;

    http://derkern.miele.co.uk/2016/10/28/your-invitation-to-experience-miele-appliances/
    and enter code TFD24FREE at the checkout.

    Thanks!

  • catherineoflynn5

    I WOULD ANEW MIELE OVEN AND HOB. NO MORE BENDING DOWN ..

  • Brigid McKevith
    The extractor - it doesn't work!
  • anitaharper5520
    I'd like to take my kitchen out of the 1980s!
  • 627426

    I'd love to own this Miele cooker hood! DA 6690 W Puristic Edition 6000

    Wall mounted cooker hoodwith energy-efficient LED lighting and touch controls for simple operation.

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