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Promising the utmost safety in the kitchen, the new Piano Flush Cooktop by ILVE incorporates state-of-the-art innovative technologies that prevent hazards while cooking. The Piano Flush is the ideal choice for skillful chefs, to families with young children, and first time cooks who lack confidence in the kitchen, due to the safety measures it guarantees. With the latest technology in gas cooktops, the Piano Flush utilises forward-thinking technologies such as the automatic re-ignition.

The cooking surfaces will make up to three attempts to re-ignite automatically in the situation of the cooktop’s flame going out. Alternatively, if the cooktop does not ignite, the protection against gas leaks (Gasprotekt) intervenes. Providing confidence when cooking with gas, ILVE’S cutting-edge cooktop utilises a sensor to detect the temperature of each burner when it is turned off, lighting the letter H on the relative digital display until the temperature lowers to a tepid level and allowing the burner to be cleaned.

Design wise, the Piano Flush includes four gas burners, comprising of large, medium and small sizes, front sensor touch controls and cast-iron grills. Offered with the Piano series, the cast-iron grills are designed to provide a styling that is as flush as possible while safeguarding the efficiency of the burners, to avoid dispersion of the heating power of the flame.

For greater protection of solid work surfaces, the thickness of the grills was increased at their external perimeter. As a perfect example of ILVE’s stylish and innovative kitchen appliances, the Piano Flush Cooktop will make an impression on any home cook, due to it’s sleek design, tech-savvy features and by above all, providing the latest safety features for gas cooking.

 ILVE’s Piano Flush Cooktop are available in selected retailers and on display at ILVE showrooms nationally. For more information log onto www.ilve.com.au or call 1300 694 583.

Giovanni Pilu & ILVE: A Recipe For Success

Giovanni Pilu, the renowned Owner and Executive Chef of northern Sydney Italian restaurant Freshwater, has been announced as the official ambassador for high-end kitchen appliance brand ILVE.

Sharing a rich Italian heritage, unquestionably high standards, and a passion for all things food, the likeness between Giovanni and ILVE is undeniable.

Ever the innovator, Giovanni’s name has become synonymous with Sardinian and Italian regional cuisine in Australia for years. His passion for using locally sourced ingredients and quality appliances inspires him to create modern and inventive Italian dishes.

 

Giovanni Pilu

Giovanni Pilu

“I am delighted to be on board with ILVE. I love the products and use them every day in my own home kitchen. ILVE’s desire to create products that integrate the latest technology, while also maintaining authentic Italian craftsmanship, is something I certainly identify with,” says Giovanni.

Giovanni’s role will include taking part in ILVE’s latest advertising campaign, showcasing his expertise in Italian culture and cuisine by leading cooking classes using ILVE’s handcrafted products, and sharing how ILVE has made a difference to his life in the kitchen.

There really is no better spokesperson, especially as Giovanni’s gorgeous home kitchen has been given the ILVE makeover treatment.

Giovanni's Kitchen

Giovanni’s Kitchen

Giovanni’s favourite product in his revamped kitchen is his Nostalgie Oven – one that is famous for its traditional country style and excellent performance, a feature that ILVE is particularly known for.

Giovanni's Kitchen

Giovanni’s Kitchen

ILVE has over 60 years of heritage to its name and is dedicated to bringing its unique brand of Italian craftsmanship to a variety of chefs, from the passionate home cook to professional commercial chefs like Giovanni.

“We are thrilled to have Giovanni as our official Brand Ambassador and are thrilled that he loves the ILVE brand as much as we do. Just like us, Giovanni employs the latest technology and trends in his cooking, while also keeping his Italian flair,” says Daniel Bertuccio, Marketing Manager of ILVE.

Check out Giovanni’s restaurant here, and check out the Nostalgie oven range here

Hit The Right Notes With ILVE

Promising the utmost safety in the kitchen, the new Piano Flush Cooktop by ILVE incorporates state-of-the-art innovative technologies that prevent hazards while cooking.

The Piano Flush is the ideal choice for skilful chefs, families with young children, and first-time cooks who lack confidence in the kitchen, thanks to the safety measures it guarantees.

With the latest technology in gas cooktops, the Piano Flush utilises forward-thinking technologies, such as automatic re-ignition. The cooking surfaces will make up to three attempts to re-ignite automatically in the situation of the cooktop’s flame going out.

Alternatively, if the cooktop does not ignite, the protection against gas leaks (Gasprotekt) intervenes. Providing confidence when cooking with gas, ILVE’s cutting-edge cooktop utilises a sensor to detect the temperature of each burner when it is turned off: lighting the letter H on the relative digital display until the temperature lowers to a tepid level, allowing the burner to be cleaned.

Piano Flush Cooktop

Design-wise, the Piano Flush includes four gas burners – comprising large, medium, and small sizes – front sensor touch controls, and cast-iron grills. Offered with the Piano Series, the cast-iron grills are designed to provide styling that is as flush as possible, while safeguarding the efficiency of the burners, to avoid dispersion of the heating power of the flame.

For greater protection of solid work surfaces, the thickness of the grills has been increased at their external perimeter. As a perfect example of ILVE’s stylish and innovative kitchen appliances, the Piano Flush Cooktop will make an impression on any home cook, due to it’s sleek design, tech-savvy features, and, above all, by providing the latest safety features for gas cooking. 

ILVE’s Piano Flush Cooktop is available in selected retailers and on display at ILVE showrooms nationally. For more information, log onto www.ilve.com.au or call 1300 694 583.

Form and Function

Leading technology and premium performance for kitchens of all sizes

ILVE has always been a name synonymous with bringing unique, hand-crafted kitchen appliances to the passionate home cooks and professional chefs of Australia. The SXMP electric built-in oven range is no exception, featuring the latest and greatest Italian styling and cooking functions, guaranteed to get foodies in kitchens of all sizes excited.

Re-engineering a classic design, we’ve once again proven that every oven we create is a piece of culinary art, with a clean and sophisticated straight-line design. Available in four models – 60cm, 70cm, 80cm, and 90cm – every kitchen size is considered, from apartment living through to generous spaces.

Continuous technological research and relentless innovation is evident in the SXMP range, with all ovens featuring the catalytic self-cleaning system (covering 80 per cent of the internal oven cavity), which is sure to make light work in the kitchen for even the messiest of cooks.

With 10+ cooking modes, these ovens also include a recessed full width grill element, triple glazed glass door, cool touch athermic door handle, and, of course, a European A+ Class energy rating.

Hand-assembled by master craftsmen from the finest materials, the new SXMP electric ovens are a true statement to ILVE’s ongoing commitment to culinary quality and innovation.

Check out the SXMP electric built-in oven range in one of our showrooms, or on our website.

 

Must Have: ILVE Combination Microwave Ovens

 

Combining maximum commercial cooking power with unrivalled engineering, ILVE’s Quadra PDW 100 Series offers a versatility of cooking options that maximises, and enhances, your kitchen space.

It’s always been one of ILVE’s primary aims to provide home chefs with cutting edge cooking technology, encouraging customers to feel confident enough to prepare gourmet cuisine in their own kitchen.

After releasing their first Combination Microwave Oven to wide acclaim in 2010, ILVE’s impressive range includes a 100cm freestanding option, as well as a 60cm multifunction oven paired with a 40cm Combination Microwave Oven. Those looking at creating a more integrated kitchen design in their home will definitely feel at ease with this configuration.

The combination microwave oven incorporates all the same features as ILVE’s 645LTKCW built-in version, while also having the innovative features of our 60cm multifunction oven – enough to delight any home cook! The Quadra PDW 100 Series features a turbo wave quick start preheating function, going from 0 – 175˚C in only six minutes. You’ll be a master in no time!

Featuring 10 + 6 cooking functions, including convection, drop down grill, forced ventilation, automatic defrost by time and weight, and, of course, microwave capabilities, there is nothing this combination genius fails to master in the kitchen. Further cementing ILVE’s dedication to safe cooking methods, triple glazed cool touch glass door and a child lock are incorporated into this intelligent design.

Available in stainless steel, gloss black or bright white, there is a model that will seamlessly fit into any kitchen design.

For more information log onto www.ilve.com.au or call 1300 694 583. 

Our Three Summer Essentials

Our favourite festivities are coming up quickly, and we couldn’t get through them without these key essentials from ILVE.

With summer upon us, it’s time to get ready for the always-hectic holiday period. The festive season often brings holiday hosting commitments, and unfortunately, organising this can take the fun out of the most wonderful time of the year.

However, with these three cooking essentials from ILVE, you can ensure that you’ll get through the season of sharing, creating and cooking with plenty of joy, and food, to spare!

WINE FRIDGE

ILVE Wine Fridge

First things first, we need a drink to keep us company while we prepare our most impressive festive dishes!

Keep your reds and whites temperature stored to perfection in the ILVE Wine Cellar, an essential summer asset that consists of a single zone wine cellar, a dual zone wine cellar and a beverage centre to accompany the built-in wine cellar.

Designed with ILVE’s sophisticated signature aesthetic in mind, the four products in the Wine Cellar range allow wine and other beverages to be stored at optimum temperature and humidity settings to ensure their finest quality is maintained.

Perfect for any scorching summer day!

MAJESTIC FREESTANDING OVEN

ILVE Majestic

ILVE’s Majestic Freestanding range encompasses some of our most deluxe and technologically advanced models. With a classic-come-contemporary look, the Majestic Freestanding models are kitchen centerpieces that are sure to demand attention, all while cooking a Christmas roast meal to perfection.

With several innovative configurations for added kitchen safety – from the cool touch athermic door handle, triple-glazed glass for cooler exterior door temperatures helped by an integrated twin cavity cooling system – ILVE creates a carefree cooking experience – even throughout the holidays!

Cleaning can be a serious interruption to holiday cheer, but worry no more with an ILVE freestanding oven. Adding to the models’ practicality is the no-fuss cleaning features.

Self-cleaning catalytic liners and roof panels are paired with a non-staining vitreous enamel interior for a low-maintenance cleaning practice, while the oven door is constructed with dismountable inner glass for easy removal.

There are five available sizes in the Majestic (70cm, 90cm, 100cm, 120cm and 150cm) with a selection of up to 8 striking colours, making it a perfect fit for any home.

It’s going to be a hot one, so if you can’t stand the heat, get into the kitchen!

 

MYQ WALL MOUNTED BBQ

MYQ WALL MOUNTED BBQ

Our New Year’s resolution for 2016 is to experience life ‘al fresco’, and what better way to take life outside than with the ILVE MYQ Wall Mounted BBQ? Hitting stores in January, this BBQ gives you the ultimate barbeque experience!

With its three gas burners and rotary igniters, multiple ergonomic cooking plate configurations and front control knobs, it can cook your festive feasts with ease.

No matter what kind of home you have, from an apartment to a family home, the MYQ will fit where you need it. The MYQ’s innovative design also allows users to self-install at a personalised height, as well as having a function for easy unscrewing and reinstalling. This makes it ideal for those looking to effortlessly update their outdoor area into an entertaining hot spot.

For more ILVE essentials, check out our website, Facebook or Instagram.

 

Trend Watch: Open Season

If you’ve been paying attention to kitchen design, you’ll know there’s one trend that everyone has an opinion on. Let’s talk about open shelving.

Open shelving has been a controversial style circulating for a couple of years, peaking in 2014 when the aesthetic made a splash in design magazines and blogs alike. The trend continues to be popular, and for good reason. With different functions from kitchen-to- kitchen, there’s a lot of versatility when it comes to this look.

While still big fans of sleek cabinetry and concealed kitchen storage, we’re on Team Open Shelf for the aesthetic win. Here are the pros and cons of this style, and how to make the look work for you, through the good and the bad:

THE BAD:

Image via ArchDaily

Image via ArchDaily

 

Firstly, let’s talk about the contentious nature of having open shelving in your home. As this earthy space demonstrates, the primary downside to open shelving is, of course, the issue of hygiene – the risk of dust and pesky pests hanging around your display is increased. While this may be the biggest deterrent for consumers considering installing open shelves in their kitchens, the issue is easily fixed with a simple clean and a little extra tender loving care.

THE GOOD:

Image via Bloglovin'

Image via Bloglovin’

 

There are many perks that come with open shelving, particularly regarding the increased storage options and the opportunity to show off art and your cutest kitchen knick-knacks. This kitchen’s owners have made their open storage space a feature wall, displaying functional items like plates, bowls and cups, as well as distinctive accessories like vases and sculptures.

 

Image via Remodelista

Image via Remodelista

Image via Apartment Therapy

Image via Apartment Therapy

 

Not as prominent as the all-white storage wall, but still packing a punch, these colourful shelves are bound to give a kitchen some serious personality. Probably less for utility and installed more for beauty, this kind of shelving is sure to bring out your artistic side.

For us, when it comes to decking out the shelves, our favourite thing to adorn open shelving is a beautiful, shiny appliance!

ILVE Microwave ILVE Microwave

 

ILVE’s IVFSCM34X Microwave is a perfect appliance to show off in your kitchen. As fashionable as it is functional, this product is designed to match perfectly with your choice of ILVE oven. Simple to use and made of the finest materials, with stainless steel used internally, this microwave is easily cleaned and maintained.

With many options to personalise, and a great look to boot, it’s easy to see why the open shelving trend has taken off!

 

For more information on the ILVE IVFSCM34X Microwave, visit out website at http://ilve.com.au/

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

The ILVE Story

history of ilve

Ever wondered how one of Italy’s premier appliance brands got its start in Australia? Look no further!

 
The story of ILVE begins in 1952. Founded in Campodarsego, near Venice, the business was dreamed up by two visionary friends, Mr Illotti and Mr Berno. With their passion for food and their collective manufacturing skills, the brand’s ethos was simple: develop commercial-quality cookers for local restaurants as a way of indulging their passion for fine food.

When it came to naming the brand, rather than use a family name to identify the heritage of the business, the title of ILVE is instead a simple Italian acronym: I – Industria, L – Lavorazione, V – Veneta ,E – Elettrodomestici. This translates in English to ‘Industrial standard electrical appliances made in Venice.’

As ILVE grew in popularity, Messrs Illotti and Berno moved on from solely producing commercial cookers, officially introducing domestic cookers to Europe in 1965. From there, ILVE continued to make its mark as a luxury appliance brand in both homes and businesses.

After 29 years in charge, the time came for Illotti and Berno to pass ownership of the business onto their sons, a change that took place in 1983. In fact, the sons of the two pioneers still run the company today, maintaining ILVE’s 100 per cent family-owned status.

A mere year after the business was passed down from fathers to sons, ILVE arrived on our shores, introducing a unique European style and unrivalled level of quality to Australian homes for the first time.

ILVE’s innovative spirit has only strengthened since it became available in the Australian market, with the years that followed bringing with them a series of exciting developments for oven models – culminating in all ILVE electric ovens earning European Energy “A Class” ratings.

From 1952 until now, ILVE’s dedication to quality appliances and service has never ceased. We welcome you to join us on our journey as we continue to evolve.

Epic Sail

Thierry Martinez Photographe

Ollie Hartas, the intrepid skipper of Team Southern Cross & ILVE, tells us about living with ILVE on the high seas.

Hi Ollie! How did your involvement with ILVE come about?

I started racing the 18’ skiff unsponsored and running it off my own savings account. After a season-and-a-half, Suzanne Stevens from Winning Appliances successfully got ILVE interested in sponsoring my skiff and we’ve been working together ever since Christmas 2013-2014.

Can you tell us about the kind of boats that you sail on?

The ILVE skiff is called an 18’ skiff and it is the absolute last word in extreme monohull sailing. Back in the 1800s they were workboats that Aussie harbour workers would race on during their lunch break. It grew to be the premier racing spectacle of the country, with races being run every weekend and spectators lining the shores of the entire Harbour with multiple ferries taking out keen punters to bet on the racing.

That sounds like a rather fancy day out.  

These boats are the Formula 1 of sailing, and there is a spectator ferry that follows the racing each week with live commentary. The race is also filmed and broadcast live online.

What happens during a race? Is it super-competitive?

When you get to the top level of any sport, it gets super- competitive. And when the top level of a sport involves big, strong Aussie blokes with egos and muscles bulging, things can get very, VERY competitive!

Are you used to the level of competitiveness now?

I started steering these boats when I was 19 years old and have been racing since, making me the youngest continuing skipper in the class by quite a long way. I am also the smallest of the sailors. This means that during my first season, a lot of the sailors sized me up and thought I was no threat to them… but in one of my first races, I shocked the whole fleet by getting a sixth place!

In the end, everybody in the fleet knows how difficult it is to sail these boats, let alone run one, so there is definitely a level of respect for anyone who stays with the class longer than two seasons, and I’ve steered the 18’ skiff for 3 seasons!

Is everyone pretty friendly with one another when they aren’t racing?

When you’re rigging the boats, everyone is everyone else’s mate and we’re borrowing tools and parts from each other and having a great time – but as soon as we hit the water, it’s game on and we are all in race mode.

What’s your favourite meal?

I have a number of favourite meals but I can narrow it down a little to pasta, chicken thigh on the BBQ, sushi, and anything with bacon!

Do you have a favourite ILVE product?

I love our oven because every time Mum bakes a cake or cooks up some fabulous dish, it always comes out perfect and delicious!

For Team Southern Cross updates and results, visit:

https://www.facebook.com/teamsoutherncross

For more information about ILVE, visit: www.ilve.com.au

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