GE Café Line in 2011

Cooking enthusiasts can design a kitchen that showcases their commitment to cuisine. GE will introduce its new built-in selection of the Café line of appliances at the International Builders Show, Jan. 12-15, 2011.

“We are expanding our extremely popular GE Café line into built-in wall ovens and cooktops to give consumers even more options,” says Larry Muennich, merchandising specialist for Cooking. The Café line, hugely popular for its professional appearance with oversized handles and stainless steel commercial feel, was previously only available in free-standing or slide-in range models.

Consumers can place the Café … (read more)

43" Jenn-Air electric cooktop from Expressions Collection

Enjoy the flavors of grilling indoors with this modular electric downdraft cooktop from Jenn-Air Expressions Collection, that features an Energy Saver grill assembly with Excalibur nonstick grill grate finish and a built-in ventilation system. Two open bays accept optional Energy Saver grill assemblies or radiant or coil element cartridges.

This modular cooktop features backlit controls with infinite surface control settings, 2.8 kW energy saver grill and linear pan, and PerimaVent downdraft ventilation system with variable speed fan. The Jenn-Air electric downdraft cooktop from Expressions Collection can be installed anywhere in your kitchen. Comes … (read more)

Solid fuel range cooker from Wamsler

Ideal for a traditional house or contemporary country cabin, Wamsler solid fuel range cooker is offered in three models, developed with modern living in mind yet styled in yesteryear exterior design. If you are looking for the closest replica of range cookers from a century ago, the freestanding Heritage range cooker shown above is right for you. And for a more conventional look, consider the 700 and 900 Century Series solid fuel range cookers which can be integrated with other fitted kitchen units.

The Wamsler 700 and 900 Century Series ranges both feature … (read more)

New energy-saving 230V Cook-N-Dine teppan grills

CDS-Design of Munich, Germany, builds their ultra-slim built-in teppan grills with the environment in mind. These eye-catching teppanyaki griddles are made from 60-80% reclaimed and recycled German stainless steel. New energy-saving 230V models draw a mere 7.8 AMP on high. CND teppanyaki grills can be installed into any type of counter material, indoors and outdoors, while eating up less than 2 inch cabinet space height.

Cook-N-Dine, now in its eighth year since the US-launch of the world-wide patented teppanyaki grill from Germany, is offering energy-saving 230 Volt models. Not only do they combine … (read more)

Rating the Latest Appliances – JD Powers Results

The 2010 Laundry Appliance Satisfaction Study and 2010 Kitchen Appliance Satisfaction Study from J.D. Power and Associates found that awareness of Energy Star certified appliances has increased among U.S. owners of new appliances since 2009 and so has the percentage who purchased an Energy Star appliance.

According to, 86% of 2010 dishwasher buyers reported buying an Energy Star certified appliance, for an increase of 5% from 2009 and a 9% increase from 2008.

Satisfaction with appliance performance is strongly influenced by the owner’s perception of the appliance’s water and/or energy … (read more)

B_Free modular hobs from Barazza

The Barazza B_Free range features sinks, ovens and hobs. The collection of modular hobs includes gas, barbecue, teppanyaki and induction units. The 36cm built-in hobs offer versatility and simplify customization of your cooking space.

The 3.0 kW teppanyaki shown here with modular induction hob, features 304 stainless steel surface, 2 grilling zones and 0°C to 250°C temperature range. The dual zone induction hob offers electronic control of 9 power levels, a 2.3 kW and a 1.4 kW cooking zones.

The 36cm wide modular barbecue comes with electric grilling elements, cast-iron pan support, … (read more)

Introducing TepanDine

Despite many of these specific products being featured here before, TepanDine has a very different story to tell. Appliancist had a chance to talk with Tim Frost, TepanDine Commercial Manager based in Bangkok, regarding the company philosophy and unique position in the global marketplace of innovative high end cooking appliances.

TepanDine has the distribution and branding rights for all Asian and MENA markets. The corporate headquarters are located in Thailand and our products are selling through the biggest and highest-quality kitchen agents in the region who have large market share. The focus is on … (read more)

30-inch electric cooktop by Thermador

From Thermador Masterpiece Series comes the stylish and compact CES304FS 30-inch electric cooktop, featuring Thermador unique retractable sensor called Sensor Dome. This sensor employs an infrared beam that continuously measures the heat from the cookware and automatically cycles the burner off and as needed, in order to maintain the precise temperature. To take advantage of it, you must use your existing enamel coated cookware or attach the included dishwasher-safe stickers onto non-enamel cookware. The 30-inch electric cooktop also comes with full stainless steel frame, trapezoid design control panel, hot surface indicators and auto shut … (read more)