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)

CDA downdraft extractor

Ideal for eradicating unpleasant grease and steam from your kitchen, the powerful CDA 3D9 black downdraft extractor offers integral lights so you can see what’s cooking on the hob, and 4-speed blower which will do its work rather quietly with no more than 58 dBA of noise. Suitable for extraction with a separate venting kit or recirculation with charcoal filters, the CDA downdraft extractor can go up to 900 m³/h and raise up to 38cm from the countertop surface to eliminate the most persistent odours.

Other main features of this height adjustable extractor include … (read more)

60cm induction range cooker with self-cleaning pyroclean oven from De Dietrich

This is the latest freestanding slot-in cooker from De Dietrich, the 60cm induction range with self cleaning pyroclean oven. It belongs to the new collection of energy efficient contemporary products which is truly ahead of its time. The new De Dietrich DCi900XU freestanding induction range is the ‘A’ rated 60cm cooker in anti-fingerprint stainless steel with a useful storage compartment beneath the oven. The oven motorized pivoting panel is very user friendly, with a fully animated illustrated colour matrix display. It automatically guides you through each function and appropriate temperature for the chosen cooking … (read more)

Newest Microwave Features

Microwave ovens have been around for over forty years during which most people used them for exciting tasks such as heating leftovers, warming coffee and making popcorn. There were those adventurers that added to their cooking repertoire by preparing whole meals in the microwave.

But how to improve a product whose entire purpose is to be simple? Oven makers right now are betting on steam. Sharp has a $1,000 microwave that uses steam to cook more thoroughly, keep food moist without adding fat and help heat penetrate better (consumers fill a water reservoir … (read more)

Viking grills for outdoor entertainment

If you are looking at Viking grills to make your outdoor season special, there are many models and configurations to choose from. Made of 1.2 mm thick stainless steel, these outdoor Viking grills come with a double-wall angled hood designed to keep heat inside the grill and reduce the temperature of the sidewalls, and 6,500 watt stainless steel burners that deliver intense heat right across the grill surface. The temperature is infinitely adjusted via a patented valve. Viking also outfits these gas grills with a rotisserie that features 4,000 watt Gourmet-Glo infrared back burner, … (read more)

New Refrigerator Design Reflects Consumers’ Attitudes

As stated in Twice, consumers are starting to emerge from their economic doldrums, and the renewed optimism is beginning to be reflected in more colorful and eclectic kitchen designs.

According to Thom Filicia, award-winning interior designer and host of Style Network’s “Dress My Nest,” who put his observations into practice with a recently rolled-out refrigerator line for Amana, “People are feeling more confident, and they want color that’s fresh and optimistic but still grounded and earthy.”

What’s more, the mixing and matching of favorite colors and patterns, which is a … (read more)

Viking hand mixer

Combining an ergonomic design with heavy duty performance, this compact professional grade Viking hand mixer goes from delicate spin to vigorous mixing with a touch of a button. The 9-speed hand mixer enables you to mix everything from tough cookie batter to delicate soups and sauces. Equipped with 250 watt motor, the Viking hand mixer also offers,
– ergonomic handle design for maximum comfort
– easy-winding cord for convenient storage
– extra long 5-foot power cord for easy movement
– dishwasher safe stainless steel beaters … (read more)

Miele steam oven

Miele is undisputed king of steam cooking offering more steam oven models than any other brand. The DGC 5061 shown on the top is built-in Miele steam oven with both steam and dry heat cooking functionality, giving you more options and further expanding your culinary horizons. This well rounded combi steam oven works as a conventional oven and can create up to 6 different micro climates in succession during a program cycle, ideal for bread-baking and Sunday roasts, that require moist and humid climates at various stages of preparation. A beautifully crusty pork … (read more)