Ranges and Cooktops
Miele is introducing two new Gas on Glass cooktops. The sophisticated Gas on Glass cooktops, are designed for life: the configuration of both allows for even heat, easy clean-up and assured safety while cooking.
Available in 24-inch and 36-inch options, the black glass cooktops have a centally located control panel with stainless steel knobs. With Miele QuickStart technology, the rotary electronic controls switch the burners on without needing to press or hold the controls. Both cooktops also include Miele signature ComfortClean dishwasher-safe grates, made for easy pot and pan transfer between burners.
To ensure a safe cooking experience with each use, the GasStop & Restart feature will automatically re-ignite the flame if the flame withers while cooking. If the re-ignition fails, the gas supply is temporarily withdrawn for optimal safety.
The Miele KM 3010 24-inch Gas on Glass cooktop with stainless steel trim offers incredible cooking power with four sealed burners, designed for different heat levels. The high speed burner reaches 9,300 BTU while the simmer burner can reach as low as 3,750 BTU – ideal for simmering delicate ingredients such as chocolate or butter. The two standard burners reach 5,800 BTU and can be modified with minimal effort.
The Miele KM 3054 36-inch Gas on Glass cooktop provides additional power, featuring the same burners as the KM 3010 option with an additional Super (Wok) burner that can reach 16,500 BTU. This model also includes a timer and indicator lighting.
The cooktops retail for $1,199 (KM3010) and $1,999 (KM3054) and will be available for purchase through Miele authorized dealers.
Now available in a complete suite of appliances, the black floating glass collection from Jenn-Air offers a sleek and equally versatile option to stainless steel appliances. The newly-available full collection includes built-in wall ovens in single, double and combination microwave/wall oven configurations; a cabinet-depth French door refrigerator; electric, gas, and duel-fuel 30-inch slide in ranges; and its high performance dishwashers. In addition, the brand’s collection of low profile canopy and pyramid style hoods feature black glass that pairs with both stainless steel and black floating glass.
BlueStar® announced that Heidi Piron, of Heidi Piron Design & Cabinetry, Summit, New Jersey, took the top prize in its first-ever Kitchen Design Competition. Acclaimed designer Eric Cohler, the lead judge for the contest, made the announcement live from the BlueStar exhibit space at the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City.
While the judges applauded all finalists for their thoughtful designs and creative use of BlueStar appliances in multiple colors and metal trims, Piron’s entry, dubbed ‘Star Attraction,’ edged out in front through its thoughtful display of a gorgeous custom hood, the jewel in the crown, and its smart use of space and appliances.
“The winning design reflects an industrial style which is trending now, with the classic blending of black and white,” said Cohler. “Being a neutral, black is never not in style, but it is enjoying a rebirth, especially matte black in the kitchen. It is extremely versatile, so that it can be incredibly dramatic or serve as an accent against a white palette – another neutral that is in vogue now as well.”
BlueStar’s rugged good looks and power fit perfectly with the industrial kitchen style, marrying design and performance seamlessly. BlueStar’s matte black appliances – as well as its 750+ other color options – blend well within a commercially styled space, especially when outfitted with metal finishes in stainless, burnished brass or copper.
The contest, which attracted entries from across the country, honors design professionals who incorporate BlueStar products into innovative, beautiful kitchen designs. The Grand Prize winner receives BlueStar appliances for his/her home kitchen plus a trip to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. In addition to Cohler, the judging panel included four industry professionals – Amanda Nisbet, Brett Beldock, Ken Kelly and Grace Kelly.
The winning kitchen design was built around the BlueStar gas range. The matte black of the range recurs in the beverage area, which features a backsplash in a shimmery bronze tile that sets a festive mood. The custom range hood was powder coated matte black to match the range.
From a design perspective, the range and hood combination is the star attraction of the kitchen. Oversize white subway tile with gray grout to the ceiling add to the drama of the curved range hood that is slightly larger than the range. Everything is within close reach of the range—the adjacent spice drawer, the pullout drawers for the pots and pans, and the four-seater island to serve family and guests. Built into the back of the island is another unique design element of the kitchen: the seven-inch thick butcher’s block made of natural walnut, set on a walnut furniture base cabinet. “This allows the chef of the house to face his audience as he chops without ever having to grab a cutting board,” explained Piron. The countertop is a leathered quartzite in a light gray that is durable and low maintenance. The black matte recurs in the beverage area, which features a backsplash in a shimmery bronze tile that sets a festive mood.
The 2017 competition is open for entries from March 21, 2016 through January 31, 2017. The kitchen design entry can be any style kitchen. A minimum of one BlueStar cooking appliance as the primary cooking appliance is required. Ranges, rangetops, ovens and cooktops meet this requirement. Official rules and entry criteria can be found at www.bluestarcooking.com/designcontest.
Wolf Appliance, Inc. introduced its first ever induction range at the Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 in New York City. Available to consumers this fall, the new induction range combines the sleek design and efficient performance of induction with the precise control and power of the iconic Wolf dual convection range.
“Homeowners are becoming more interested in induction technology and until now haven’t had the option to combine it with the power and precision of the dual convection range,” said Brian Jones, Director of Marketing for Sub-Zero and Wolf. “We created this product as a direct response to the feedback we’re receiving from designers and homeowners, and this launch further underscores Wolf’s commitment to offering an even wider range of quality cooking equipment in more design options.”
The Wolf Induction Range
Induction cooking harnesses the power of magnets, generating heat directly in the cooking vessel rather than the cooktop, to create a precise and efficient control of heat. Increased temperature response means lightning-fast high heat, super-low melts and simmers, and quick recovery. Foods like sauces and melted chocolate can be held at a simmer for hours without scorching. Additional benefits of induction:
- Pan-sensing technology ensures almost no heat is wasted during cooking because energy is supplied only to the cooking vessel.
- Electromagnetic fields heat only induction-compatible cookware so the cooktop stays relatively cool to the touch.
- Induction cooktops are easier to clean because spills and splatters won’t burn on and adhere to the surface.
The range also features the signature Wolf dual convection oven cavity with two convection fans that saturate and circulate heat to ensure that food is cooked evenly without hot and cool spots, regardless of its placement within the oven, allowing multi-rack cooking with no rotation necessary. The dual convection oven also features 10 cooking modes that provide home cooks with the ideal cooking environments for everything from Cornish hens to cherry pie to roasted vegetables. The 10 modes are Bake, Roast, Broil, Convection, Convection Bake, Convection Roast, Convection Broil, Bake Stone, Proof and Dehydrate.
The induction range will be available in 30-inch and 36-inch widths—the 36-inch Wolf induction range is an industry first. Both sizes will include a sleek black glass cooking surface topside, choice of iconic red, black, or brushed stainless steel knobs, and are available in professional or transitional styles, thus signifying another landmark–the first time Wolf has offered a transitional option for its iconic range. For preliminary product details and more information, click here.
- Programmable Digital Clock and Timer
- Multi Function European Convection Oven
- One Glide Rack and one Pullout Rack
- Easy-Clean Porcelain Oven Surface
- Full width storage compartment
- Plinth legs with an optional wrap-around toe kick
- Closed door broil
- Suggested retail price starts at $3849