REGGIO EMILIA, ITALY –
Bertazzoni, the 129 year-old family-owned Italian manufacturer of super premium cooking majaps, has launched a new built-in oven, cooktop and ventilation line that combines elegant design, precise performance and state-of-the-art controls, the company said.
“We realized that the user experience of built-in cooking products had remained unchanged for several decades,” noted CEO Paolo Bertazzoni. “With this in mind, our team of engineers and designers set out to develop a collection of built-in cooking products aimed at improving the user experience.”
The new platform is offered in two distinct styles. The Design Series, created with Milan designer Stefano Giovannoni, is distinguished by its glass and steel components and molded, Italian glass oven handle. The series includes a 30-inch-wide oven in single or double configurations; 36-inch three-section cooktops in induction, gas and dual-fuel models; full-induction touch-control cooktops in 30- and 36-inch models; and matching ventilation hoods.
The Professional series includes built-in ovens, drop-in cooktops, range tops, range hoods and a 30- inch built-in microwave marked by clean lines and functional, ergonomic design. The low-profile cooktop has five burners with an 18,000 BTU high-efficiency brass burner and extra low simmer settings, and stainless steel ventilation hoods available in sizes ranging from 30-48 inches.
Both series feature Bertazonni’s exclusive dual diagonal convection system ovens and a simple and intuitive LCD interface with touch controls and a clear graphic display that provides direct electronic control of the oven. An energy saving modes reduces power consumption by 15 percent without compromising cooking performance, and XT oven model include an exclusive “Bertazzoni Assistant” function. Developed with Italian chef Roberto Carcangiu, the Assistant provides a bank of cooking sequences based on the type of food and oven preparation, and also allows users to add their own recipes and cooking sequences to the library.