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120cm Quadra

ILVE’s dedication to Italian design, function and quality makes for beautiful, handmade products. This superior quality is synonymous with all ILVE products, ensuring that an ILVE oven is no ordinary kitchen appliance.

One of our true classics, the 120cm Double Quadra oven is certainly no exception to this rule. With up to six different cooking surfaces, versatility is the name of the game with this appliance.

The 120cm Double Quadra oven was made with home chefs in mind – with skills at any level – and is both simple and sophisticated enough to suit any user.

With functions to accommodate any dish you’ve been craving, the sky’s the limit.  Here are five dishes we recommend giving a spin in the 120cm Double Quadra oven!

Pizza

Jamie's Pizza

Pizza is an Italian tradition for a reason. Easy to make, with seemingly infinite variations, this carb-y chameleon is a dish that everybody can appreciate.

Why not try this recipe to make pizza from scratch before using the Pizza Cooking function?

Carne Asada Tacos

Tyler's Tacos Carne Asada

The Teppanyaki function on ILVE’s 120cm Quadra is versatile, and the options are endless for what you can fry up!

Carne Asada Tacos are a Mexican culinary delight, with slim strips of steak and plenty of spice! Try it out on the Teppanyaki Plate with this mouth-watering recipe:

Bread

Taste's Olive Bread

Say goodbye to supermarket bread, and say hello to fresh, homemade bread.

This oven has a special Bread Cooking function, meaning you can whip up delicious loaves of your own at home. We’ll definitely be trying this recipe next!

Rotisserie Chicken

The Kitchn Rotisserie Chicken

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own juicy and flavourful Rotisserie chickens at home, you’re in luck with the Quadra!

With Electric Rotisseries in both oven chambers, perfect roasts are at your fingertips. This recipe is one of our favourites!

Cakes

Katherine Sabbath's 'Persian Love Cake'

With oven capacity of 110L in the first oven chamber and 40L worth in the second, show- stopping cakes are a must in the 120cm Quadra oven!

Whether you want layers-upon-layers or a simple sponge, the oven can accommodate every cake recipe. Why not go all-out and use this recipe from Cake Queen Katherine Sabbath? Now THIS is a not-so-guilty pleasure!

To find out more information about our Quadra Range of ovens, visit out website here

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

Back To Black

There’s a new shade to consider for your home – if you’re bold enough to try it.

In stark defiance to the ubiquitous white-on-white trend that’s been dominating homes for the past few years, black is making its mark. From wall-to-wall darkness to stunning black features, we’ve got a few styling ideas to help you navigate the dark side.

Image via Design Milk

Image via Design Milk

Pitch black and designed to inspire, this space is a perfect example of making this bold look work. The most efficient way to balance out black maximalism is with natural light, and the large windows here ensure there’s a steady flow of light to give life to the space.

The fireplace is also a beautiful juxtaposition between light and dark as well, being both functional and a gorgeous facet of the design.

Image via Sarah Sarna

Image via Sarah Sarna

A slightly brighter alternative, this kitchen manages to be both edgy and open at the same time. The matte black cabinets and island bench correspond beautifully with the Scandinavian grey and white features, and the plants add natural colour to the palette.

Mixing natural light with fresh greenery is the key to success here, taking the look to the light side.

Image via Notre Loft

Image via Notre Loft

For a unique twist on the trend, consider this kitchen, which boasts gloss-black features.

Juxtaposing the sleek modern black cabinets with the rustic charm of the brick walls, this is one home that is excitingly unique.

This amazing aesthetic choice makes the space look futuristic and ahead of the curve. While it may not be a favourite for every family home, this pop of thrilling contemporary design is a surefire way of putting an individualistic stamp on your home.

Image via Most Beautiful Things

Image via Most Beautiful Things

If you love the black-themed trend, but are perhaps too intimidated to go for the head-to-toe look, this sink is a happy medium.

Adding just a touch of cool matte black to the home, the sink seamlessly fits with this space’s classic design. As gorgeous as it is practical, this is a fun and stylish way to keep your home up with the latest kitchen fashions.

LVE 90cm Quadra Oven in Gloss Black

ILVE 90cm Quadra Oven in Gloss Black

For homeowners who want to stay on the conservative side of the trend, why not try a show-stopping oven?

The ILVE 90cm Quadra Oven in Gloss Black is the perfect accessory to provide just a hint of dark artistry to your kitchen. With a classic, stylish design and multiple cooking functions, this is oven is an essential.

We’re fans of the black-on-black scheme, but what do you think?

Let us know below!

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.

Making A Splash

While trends come and go in the kitchen, there’s one style staple that we can’t seem to shake.

Not only do splashbacks protect the walls in your kitchen against water, grease and dirt, they’re also an effective way to add flair to your kitchen’s aesthetic. There are so many styles to choose from when picking a splashback, and your choice is a great way to show off your personality, as well as complement your oven.

Whether it’s tile or brick, mirror or stainless steel – there’s a splashback for everyone and every oven. We’ve paired some splashback options with our classic ILVE oven models below:

Image via behangfabriek.com

Image via behangfabriek.com

White-on-white has been trending in the home for years now, and with good reason: the style gives an easy and pristine Scandinavian feel to the kitchen. By pairing a Bright White oven with white fittings, like the gorgeous textured splashback pictured, you can display your sense of sophistication (and cleanliness!) in your home.

Image via insideout.com.au

Image via insideout.com.au

Moving along with the monochromatic trend, this black and brick aesthetic is a great mix of refinement and warmth. Picking a tile scheme for a splashback is a fun way to make a functional item new and individual. The pattern here is different to most tile shapes, and gives a funky feel to this home.

To complement this midnight splashback, a Gloss Black Quadra ILVE is a beautiful accompanying piece.

Image via insideout.com.au

Image via insideout.com.au

In stark contrast to the white trend is this modern grey colour combination. Fit for an ever-so-cool kitchen, this smooth concrete splashback is hardy, fashionable and easy to clean. For an oven that matches the steely style of this home, and which also adds a little colour, try an Emerald Green ILVE.

Image via sfgirlbybay.com

Image via sfgirlbybay.com


When it’s time to add some colour to your home, a fresh and summery palette like this one is so on-trend. This printed splashback is an exciting feature in this kitchen, and provides a bit of pizzazz to a space that is too often associated with chores.

When it comes to an oven match, it’s best to let the splashback shine here – and a Stainless Steel ILVE is the right look. As stunning as it is practical, it’s a picture-perfect choice for a room with colourful details.

Much like the concept of splashbacks, ILVE’s ethos has always been based around marrying quality, timeless style, and function. Why not make this ideal pairing in your home?

For more information on our products, 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.

 

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.

 

Product Feature: ILVE’s Wine Cellar Collection

645 BIWS24 Model

ILVE is making the good times roll this festive season, with its full Wine Cellar and Beverage Centre collection, created in collaboration with Vintec.

Each piece in ILVE’s Wine Cellar collection is undoubtedly a perfect addition to a busy kitchen when entertaining over the festive season.

The four-piece range, which consists of a single zone wine cellar, a dual zone wine cellar and a beverage centre to accompany the built-in wine cellar, promises that your beloved bottles of wine will never spoil again.

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

As the name suggests, the single zone wine cellar enables the storage of up to 40 Bordeaux bottles at a single temperature (between 12 and 16 degrees) and humidity of approximately 70 per cent.

The dual zone wine cellar allows for greater flexibility in the storage of wine, with a temperature zone that can be set between six and 22 degrees, meaning you can simultaneously create the perfect storage environment for both reds and whites.

IVBC 100 L Hinge Open.jpgIVBC 100 L Model

To complement the wine storage options, ILVE has also crafted a sleek beverage centre that can house up to 100 beer cans or bottles – enough to cater even the largest of parties. The beverage centre is ideal for creating space when your kitchen fridge is brimming with festive food.

Summer, and especially the festive season, provide ample opportunity for entertaining, so now is the time to invest in extra wine and beverage storage for your home. With Christmas just around the corner, ILVE’s cellar range presents fantastic gift ideas for budding sommeliers in the family – providing a home for an expanding wine collection.

ILVE’s wine cellars and beverage centre are now on display at ILVE Showrooms and selected retailers Australia-wide. For more info, log onto: www.ilve.com.au

Product Feature: Induction Cookers

induction pic 1

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.

induction pic 2

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.

induction pic 3

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

induction pic 4

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

Product Feature: MYQ BBQ

MYQ

Whether you’re relaxing with family or entertaining friends, the hottest new barbeque on the market has got your needs covered!

With outdoor entertaining season just around the corner, gatherings naturally start to go al fresco. To suit this, the brand new MYQ affords you the ultimate barbeque experience. With its three rotary igniters with gas burners, multiple ergonomic cooking plate configurations and front control knobs, it can cook your favourite foods to perfection. It even includes ILVE’s famous and functional Tepanyaki Plate!

An impeccable addition to any outdoor area, the MYQ can be easily utilised as a second compact barbeque, or used as a primary barbeque for those with limited space.

So, how does it save so much space? The revolutionary patented barbeque design simply hooks onto a solid structure and then folds away when not in use. The storage cover even doubles as a splashback, saving valuable entertaining space!

MYQ’s portable 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 the ever-expanding rental market, and for those looking to effortlessly update their outdoor area.

Whether it’s for the backyard or the balcony, the MYQ’s innovative design and chic style is the perfect barbeque for compact outside spaces. Effortlessly integrating style and space-saving design, the MYQ is the best solution for eating and entertaining outdoors this summer!

MYQ

The ILVE MY-Q is available in October, weighs 30kgs, measures 650W x 630D x 255H and has a RRP of $1399.00.

For more info, log onto www.ilve.com.au

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