Archive for September, 2015

Product Feature: Induction Cookers

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ILVE has been hand-building beautiful cookers in Italy for more than 50 years. Each cooker is made by craftsmen using only the finest materials, incorporating innovative designs borne from ILVE’s continuous research into the art of cooking.

With an international reputation for being the brand of choice for those passionate about cooking, IVLE offers stunning designs in range cookers, ovens and hobs, as well as the latest in technology and functionality. Offering a variety of both induction built-in cooktops and freestanding cookers, we’re at the forefront of design and style.

Why choose an induction cooker?

While gas cooking may be the tradition, induction cook tops have become increasingly popular for a variety of reasons. They are just as easy to control as traditional gas cookers, but are much faster to heat, saving valuable preparation time.

Another benefit is their extreme ease of cleaning. There are no elements underneath the glass top, so any spills on the surface can be simply wiped down. Traditional gas tops often require dismantling for a deep clean, a departure from the hygienic, streamlined nature of induction.

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Induction cooking is also much more energy efficient and better for the environment, using 90 per cent of the energy produced compared to only 55 per cent for a gas burner, and 65 per cent for traditional electric ranges. Boasting a number of different safety features, such as child lock, no naked flames and the ability to automatically turn off when cookware is removed, ILVE’s induction cookers are the perfect addition to any kitchen.
How does induction actually work?

A copper coil sits underneath the tempered glass, and when it comes 
into contact with stainless steel, or anything that has iron or ferrous in it, it creates magnetic energy, which then transfers into heat. Check out the handy diagram below for more information.

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Top tips for using induction technology

-Cookware must be compatible with induction heating, therefore it needs a magnetic base. This is because induction technology uses magnetic fields that transfer the cooking energy to the base of your cookware.

-When preparing a meal, it should be taken into consideration that induction cookers heat up much quicker than traditional cookers, which makes boiling water and cooking much faster then normal.

Safety features

-If you happen to over boil a saucepan or pot, or if the cooktop reaches a dangerous temperature, the cooktop will automatically shut down to prevent any harm on itself or the kitchen.

-ILVE’s induction cooktops are also fitted with a clever spill-detection device. If any liquid boils over, the cooktop is able to detect the spill, turn off and beep to alert the user.

 
The ILVE Induction Cooktop Range

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The pan-detection technology, specific to ILVE, will find the precise cooking zone the user is cooking on, and then adjust the temperature accordingly. Five seconds after the cooking temperature is activated the cooktop will 
go into lock mode to prevent an accidental change in temperature.

To adjust the temperature, or to activate another zone, the user simply needs to touch the button on the desired zone to modify.

Daniel Bertuccio, Eurolinx Marketing Manger, states, “As cooking time becomes more precious than ever, we have noticed a surge in interest from our customers. I also think as people become more aware of the environmental benefits compared to traditional methods, induction cooktops will continue to increase in popularity.”

ILVE induction cooktops also have a booster option, which means large quantities of water can be brought to the boil super quickly, with more power to an individual zone. With a total of six built-in cooktops and three freestanding cookers featuring induction technology, the ILVE range has something to suit every kitchen.

For more information on ILVE Freestanding ovens, visit our website. – See more at: http://www.livewithilve.com/#sthash.ovQ0pgFA.dpuf
For more information on ILVE Freestanding ovens, visit our website. – See more at: http://www.livewithilve.com/#sthash.ovQ0pgFA.dpuf

Trend Watch: White Out

With marble, woods and exciting textures, this is a look that is anything but boring.

Of the many trends filtering through 2015, there is one that just might be our favourite. From interiors magazines to the web’s coolest design blogs, the Scandinavian-inspired white-on-white aesthetic has been a ubiquitous fixture.

Crisp, fresh and often wildly diverse from look-to-look, there is an all-white kitchen to suit any aesthetic. From modern minimalism to fresh takes on vintage whites, we’ve found the best light, bright kitchens to consider when thinking about adopting this chic look in your home.

The Classic Look:

Image via DecorPad.

Image via DecorPad.

This country-inspired kitchen uses white fittings, accessories and crockery to add a classic spin on the trend. The touches of greenery ensure that a homey feel emanates from the space.

Image via Fire Clay Tile

Image via Fire Clay Tile

Another country-inspired look, this kitchen uses bleached wooden floorboards to give subtle hints of warmth to the space. While it’s not quite all-white, the creamier tones provide a family-friendlier feel.

The Modern Look:

Image via Apartment Therapy

Image via Apartment Therapy

Thoroughly contemporary and cute as can be, this marble-rich kitchen is a perfect example of white done right. With sweet pink accessories, flowers and art, this home is as welcoming as it is dreamy.

Image via Blackbird

Image via Blackbird

Bone white and pure black have been curated here to create a too-cool monochromatic kitchen. The beauty here is in the contrast between the two shades, with the devil being in the details. The petite plant provides life, and the vintage touches provide depth to the space.

The Must-Have Accessory:

A white kitchen is perfect for those who want a space that screams luxury. To add a splash of this hot trend to your home, consider starting with accessories.

ILVE Quadra Double Oven in Bright White (featuring Teppanyaki Hot Plate)

The ILVE Quadra Double Oven in Bright White is an ideal way to introduce a stunning and extremely versatile white to your kitchen. The Quadra is available in sizes ranging from 60cm, 70cm, 80cm, 90cm, 100cm, 120cm and 150cm (with up to six different cooking surfaces), making this an ideal model for your bright, white, new kitchen!

For more information on ILVE Freestanding ovens, visit our website.

 You can find more information on the ILCM45X model on our website or in one of our showrooms. – See more at: http://www.livewithilve.com – See more at: http://www.livewithilve.com/#sthash.QiAh62Ul.dpuf
 You can find more information on the ILCM45X model on our website or in one of our showrooms. – See more at: http://www.livewithilve.com – See more at: http://www.livewithilve.com/#sthash.QiAh62Ul.dpuf
 You can find more information on the ILCM45X model on our website or in one of our showrooms. – See more at: http://www.livewithilve.com – See more at: http://www.livewithilve.com/#sthash.QiAh62Ul.dpuf
 You can find more information on the ILCM45X model on our website or in one of our showrooms. – See more at: http://www.livewithilve.com – See more at: http://www.livewithilve.com/#sthash.QiAh62Ul.dpuf

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