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APR 2019

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The Heritage Series of ranges from Bertazzoni is an update of its line of its early 20th century design. The ranges are available in all-gas and dual-fuel self-clean options, and include the Monobloc 19,000 BTU brass burner layout, expanded oven size, dual convection, food probe and gas infrared broiler. Circle No. 184 on Product Card The Prestige collection has been added to the line of Italian-crafted ranges from Verona Appliances, available from EuroChef. The 36" dual-fuel and all-gas ranges feature five semi-sealed gas burners, electronic ignition, flame failure safety device and an easy-to-clean porcelain oven cavity. Circle No. 183 on Product Card Miele has updated its dual-fuel and gas ranges with an array of enhancements, including a Wireless Precision Probe that provides information on the cooking process. Burners feature a BTU output change to reduce the head rise under the hood, and include a dual-stacked burner system with TrueSimmer and MasterChef. Circle No. 186 on Product Card WindCrest by CNP Industries showcases this stainless steel gas cooktop with sealed dual-port Culi- nary Precision burners that provide heat outputs ranging from a 140° F simmer to a quick-searing 20,000 BTUs. A narrow box depth allows for a drawer or oven underneath while maximized grate spacing accommodates flexible pan use. Circle No. 185 on Product Card JennAir's 48" Rise Dual-Fuel Profes- sional Range with Gas Grill presents 34 range configurations, with Dual-Stacked PowerBurners of brass producing dual flames, including two 20,000 BTUs burners. The WiFi-con- nected unit offers True Convection dual-fan cooking and access to the JennAir Culinary Center with step-by- step cooking support and recipes. Circle No. 188 on Product Card Hestan's 36" and 48" rangetops include heavy-duty cast iron grates that provide a continuous and maximized cooking surface. A single-zone 12" griddle on the 36" top and a dual-zone 24" griddle on the 48" cooktop feature optimum heating, with two burners and two separate temperature controls to al- low for independent cooking zones. Circle No. 187 on Product Card The technology in Wolf's 36" induc- tion cooktop allows the user to cook anywhere on the surface because it can detect the pan's footprint. The Power Slide mode, enabled through the touch-screen control panel, allows the homeowner to move the pan towards the front or the back of the cooktop to automatically adjust temperature using 17 power levels. Circle No. 190 on Product Card Big Chill's 48" Classic Stove includes two doors that are defined by central window plates and hardware nostalgic of 1930s design. Coordinating towel bar handles are fixed above the range's window plates. The range is offered in five standard colors and 200+ custom colors, as well as five trim options. Circle No. 189 on Product Card "Homeowners are increasingly moving away from the standard kitchen design model of the past and customizing the space to reflect their own lives. For instance, those who like to entertain are more likely to incorporate specialty appliances like a Wolf warming drawer or install a larger capacity oven, whereas busy families are looking for appliances that save them time, like the new Wolf speed oven," he says. "As consumers become more design-savvy, demand for design that matches their personal style and sense of self is higher than ever," states Prescher. "While the general trend in cooking product finishes remains traditional stainless steel and, increasingly, black stainless steel, consumers also appreciate the ability to customize the look of their appliances to match kitchen cabinetry and their overall design aesthetic." Larkin notes, "Thoughtfully integrating appliances into consum- ers' kitchens in a unique and customizable way, while focusing on the way they cook and entertain for family and friends, continues to be a big trend. Consumers want to enhance their experience in what continues to be the epicenter of the home – the kitchen. There are considerable options today to incorporate functionality with gorgeous design features – whether it's blending concealed elements into a sleek, minimalist design or doing a full kitchen in a signature color or finish." ▪ Of course, personalization is key, so we also love to see how designers create their own unique expression with custom panels," she adds. Rockstroh says, "Stainless steel remains the dominant material, but we're seeing a higher adoption rate of color and alternative finishes, with homeowners seeking hues that harmonize with their kitchen style, rather than providing stark color contrasts." Finishes are evolving, he adds, with color and texture pairings that cre- ate an increasingly experiential, tactile experience, whether matte textured tones, glossy enamel or porcelain inspired. "White has seen a particularly strong resurgence, as it had seen a lower adoption rate but is gaining further popularity," he notes. "Architecture and kitchen design trends globally are increasingly featuring black finishes as a feature, external cladding, hardware/fas- teners, lighting fixtures, then into the more refined black kitchen and bath fixtures and sinks – the materiality, the finish, the level of quality is important," says Mitchell. "Black, executed well, is timeless." PERSONAL REFLECTION The range of cooking styles and finish options illustrates a larger need: the ability to integrate products that reflect both design style and lifestyle of the end user. "Personalization is a trend everyone seems to agree on, not only in terms of aesthetics but also functionality," says Sweet. 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