Dyson has filed designs with patent offices sparking speculation that the company may be planning to make small kitchen appliances.
The company, best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, has created designs for appliances including kettles, toasters, juicers and food mixers. They are all of a tall cuboid design, allowing them to be stored next to each other without wasting any space.
The designs also seem to allow for connectivity between the devices, suggesting that they could all be run off a common power supply.
The Dyson team said: ‘Due to their various different shapes and sizes, these appliances cannot be closely packed together on the counter, resulting in an amount of wasted counter space between the appliances which can’t be used for other purposes.’
Dyson upright vacuum cleaners
A Dyson spokesperson abated speculation on the company entering the small kitchen appliance market by telling Which?: ‘We file hundreds of patent applications every year to safeguard our inventions. We can’t reveal any more for now.’
Katie Waller, Which? vacuum cleaner expert, said: ‘Dyson upright vacs perform consistently well in our tests, so it will be interesting to see if the standard is transferred between products, should Dyson decide to begin manufacturing small kitchen appliances.’
For help finding the best appliances for your kitchen, check out our kettle reviews, our toaster reviews, our food processor reviews and out juicer reviews.
If you’re looking to buy a new vacuum cleaner, you might also be interested in our vacuum cleaner reviews, featuring 15 Dyson models.
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