Viking adds pro-style features to its consumer line

Viking adds pro-style features to its consumer line

Last year Viking was acquired by Middleby Corporation, a maker of commercial restaurant equipment. At Design and Construction Week, Viking introduced a number of new products that incorporate commercial technology into consumer products. It will be interesting to see if consumers want these high-end features.

Viking’s new 7 Series range features 23,000 BTU elevation burners adapted from the commercial line. That’s the highest we’ve seen in a residential range. Also on display are wall ovens with the new side-swing French doors, … (read more)

Frozen dinners get the steam treatment

Frozen dinners get the steam treatment

“Freshly steams in minutes,” the Lean Cuisine package says about its latest garlic chicken. “Uses the power of steam to cook flavorful Seven Whole Grain pasta in just minutes,” Kashi says of its new three-cheese ravioli. But are those steamable meals any different from standard frozen entrées? We decided to put 10 to the test.

The packaging is clearly different. Kashi and Lean Cuisine use vented plastic bags that release steam during cooking. Healthy Choice and Marie Callender’s have a steamer basket that … (read more)

Contemporary pellet stove – Piazzetta Line

Inspired by the sophisticated design of the 1950s, Piazzetta Line is a minimalist contemporary pellet stove that blends perfectly unique aesthetics and modern technology. The stove features Piazzetta 3-speed, forced ventilation Multifuoco System, multifunction remote control with LCD display, programmable thermostat and Multi Comfort function.

This contemporary pellet stove can warm up to 250 cubic meters of your living space and offers up to 8.6 kW in automatically controlled, 4-level heat output at 89% efficiency.

Piazzetta Line is also equipped with humidifier and aroma diffuser. Its cast iron, enameled firebox, large self cleaning … (read more)

Bauknecht Black Line refrigeration

Part of the new Bauknecht Black Line that includes a built-in oven, a combi steam oven, a microwave compact oven, a freezer, a cabinet refrigerator and two decorative hoods, the 60cm wide KR 360 fridge and the 60cm wide GKN 363 freezer bring the timeless aesthetics, high quality materials and high functionality. An especially designed black mirror glass projects the character, strength and durability.

The ‘A++’ rated Bauknecht Black Line KR 360 fridge offers 374 liter net capacity, antibacterial protection, Bauknecht Green Intelligence sensor technology, ProFresh, LED light, LED temperature display, SuperCool, 6 safety … (read more)

Samsung’s new appliance line includes four first-ever features

Samsung’s new appliance line includes four first-ever features

Samsung Electronics America, no stranger to innovation, has taken a unique approach to the launch its 2013 line by opening a pop-up showroom, dubbed Samsung House, in the trendy New York City neighborhood of SoHo. Open to the public this weekend, the “home environment” space features a fully operational kitchen and laundry room intended to show off Samsung’s latest cooking and cleaning wares in a real-world—if somewhat high-flying—setting. Consumer Reports stopped by for a sneak peek.

Two of the featured appliances … (read more)

KitchenAid Pro Line Series food processor

KitchenAid Pro Line Series food processor is the industry first residential food processor with an unassisted cubing function. This powerful machine utilizes a hands-free, commercial-style dicing attachment. The new 16-cup Pro Line Series food processor first slices, then cubes foods to create a precise 8mm brunoise dice without the need to manually push foods through its feed tube. No longer dicing ingredients requires time, effort and skill with a knife. The new food processor makes it fast and easy.

This food processor also uses the ExactSlice system, another exclusive feature KitchenAid introduced in … (read more)

Compact gourmet grill from Grundig Black Sense Line

Beautifully finished in black and stainless steel, the high performance CG8280 compact gourmet grill from Grundig belongs to the company Black Sense Line and is a perfect compact indoor grill for a barbecue fun with the whole family and guests.

The 1.6 kW contact grill features adjustable temperature settings and 2 large 516 cm² hinged grill plates, that are non-stick coated and easily detachable. The gap between the plates adapts to the thickness of grilled food, ensuring perfect barbecue each and every time. In addition, this compact gourmet grill from Grundig comes with … (read more)

KitchenAid Pro Line Series cordless hand blender

The in-the-know home chefs can now enjoy the new Pro Line Series cordless hand blender from KitchenAid. The robust cordless hand blender offers more flexibility as a must-have multitasking kitchen tool, that quite migrated from professional kitchens to the homes of the most exacting cooks of today. Designed to handle a range of cooking tasks quickly and portably, the KitchenAid new cordless blender has a powerful light-weight 12V rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides optimal run time with consistent power.

As versatile as corded blenders but easier to maneuver, the Pro LIne cordless blender from … (read more)