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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:
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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: – See more at:
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Product Feature: MYQ BBQ


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!


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

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Trend Watch: Tiny Homes

Could you live in a space of 30 square metres? With cities becoming increasingly cramped, and sustainable living becoming more and more appealing, the Small House trend is taking off!

Residing in constricting spaces has never been as trendy as it is in 2015! Through initiatives like the Tiny House Movement, living small is catching on big time.

The Tiny House Movement was originally adopted by people searching for sustainable, off-the-grid housing, or by those with few alternative housing options in metropolitan areas. However the trend came to be, we just can’t help admiring a movement that focuses on making the most of what you have.

So whether you’re downsizing, or required to choose a home that’s on the smaller side, there are still options for curating a smart and stylish home, no matter the size! Check out the homes below for some serious small-home inspiration.

The Zoku Loft, via Apartment Therapy

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This Amsterdam apartment uses clever, moveable furniture to suit the mood of its owner. With the ability to change-up the structure of your apartment with the pull of a lever or the shifting of a staircase, this home is really making the most of its petite size.

Image from Buzzfeed via Pinterest.

Not only does this curtain give a dash of dreamy Moroccan style to the bedroom, the choice to separate it from the other living areas in a tiny home gives the illusion of more space. With the curtains acting as soft walls, the bedroom is isolated and given a life of its own.

The 5:1 Apartment in Gramercy Park, designed by MKCA

Click on the image to watch it move!

This uber-modern home in Gramercy, New York is another example of a tiny apartment that has taken advantage of its compact dimensions. With a living room-based bed that’s concealed yet still easily accessible, this home goes from entertainment centre to cosy bedroom in just a few movements.

Image via Kataram Studios

A prime example of the Tiny House Movement, this cabin is designed for both ease and aesthetic. Storage is everything when it comes to living in limiting spaces, so even after downsizing, every nook and cranny must be taken advantage of.

While these spaces meld function and an incredible sense of style, you might wonder: where do you make space to cook? Luckily, ILVE has got you covered!

ILCM45X Oven

Our ILCM45X model is a touch control built-in Combi Microwave & Oven that’s a perfect fit for any miniscule kitchen. The combination between the microwave and traditional cooking systems means a reduction in execution times and an increase in energy savings (compared to traditional ovens). You get the same cooking results, albeit in a tighter space.

The ovens in the Creative Compact series are fitted with the most advanced electronics, offering up to 60 automatic cooking programs and up to 100 custom programs. You also have the function of storing these programs on a simplified digital display.

Whether you’re already living in a snug space or considering making the move, the ILCM45X is made to suit your needs!

 You can find more information on the ILCM45X model on our website or in one of our showrooms. – See more at:

You can find more information on the  IVFIX4 Dishwasher on our website or in one of our showrooms. – See more at:

Product Feature: IVFIX4 Dishwasher

IVFIX4 Dishwasher

Pulling still-dirty dishes out of your dishwasher is so passé. With ILVE’s IVFIX4 Dishwasher, a perfect clean is just a button away.

With ILVE’s habit of weaving style and function into their appliances, it was inevitable that their makeover of the humble dishwasher would be just as successful!

More of a tasteful accessory than a prominent visual feature, the ILVE IVFIX4 Dishwasher has been designed to be integrated into your home. With a stainless steel interior, LED display, 15 place settings, eight wash programs, a delay start from 1 – 24 hours, and a residual drying and anti-overflow system, it combines design excellence and ease-of-use in seamless synchronicity.

One of the dishwasher’s Smart features is an auto-sensor control that calculates the optimal water and detergent consumption level and sets the correct temperature and washing time by using specially designed sensors to assess the level of dirt on your dishes.

The dishwasher also features a turbo condenser dryer and plasma roof for an effective clean, every time. These settings help avoid condensation build-up after the wash cycle, and ensures the dishes are spotless and dry quickly. When you’re finished with the cycle, the IVFIX4’s easy, multi-position cutlery tray makes the packing, stacking and unpacking of your dishes the simplest of tasks.

One of the most important features of the dishwasher is its eco-friendliness: it boasts a 5-star water rating and 4-star energy rating. Not only is it easy on the environment, it’s also easy on your water bill.

With the simplicity and accessibility of the ILVE IVFIX4 Dishwasher, cooking and cleaning in your kitchen are more enjoyable, leisurely and stylish undertakings than ever before!

You can find more information on the  IVFIX4 Dishwasher on our website or in one of our showrooms.


Trend Watch – All About That Brass

Brass is coming back in a big way in 2015! Here is how to incorporate this craze into your home.

Trends this year have been all about bringing vintage charm back into the kitchen, and we love seeing the comeback of a classic accent: brass. A metallic rich in kitchen history, it’s hard to believe brass hasn’t made a major comeback already!

With its lived-in and earthy look, brass is the perfect grounding accompaniment to too-sleek kitchens, or homes that need a little extra pizzazz.  Below, we’ve rounded up some great examples of brass in the home for some inspiration.


Image Via Apartment Therapy


Subtly harking back to another era, this tap is a functional and chic way to add a splash of brass to the kitchen.  The vintage element of the tap’s design also lends a sense of timeless cool, giving this kitchen serious style.



Image Via Remodelista


To glitz-up a pure and minimal look, brass edging is a striking way to outline a kitchen’s silhouette. With other on-trend features included, like the ordered open shelving and industrial lighting, this look is thoroughly modern.

While this space has blended these trends successfully, take care to ensure there’s a balance between industrial touches and contemporary accessories when incorporating brass into your home. The vintage status of brass can tip into unpolished territory if additional aesthetics are a little too old-fashioned!


Image Via Elle Decor


Moody glamour is the name of the game for this kitchen, in a home recently sold by actress Cameron Diaz. These emerald cabinets make for an eclectic match with the heavy brass in this kitchen, but the streamlined architecture keeps it from looking disjointed.

With a brass this deep in tone, you can either allow the metallic to be the prominent feature, or find a look to match its vivacity. This home has definitely taken the flashier route, but with a dash of individuality, it’s pulling it off with confidence.


Image Via Wall Street Journal

Image Via Wall Street Journal


Not for the faint of heart, here’s a look that’s even bolder! This maximalist kitchen has really turned up the brass, from the bar stools to the lighting. Bright, brave and right on-trend, this is a look that’ll definitely leave an impression.

So, if you’ve been enticed to add a sophisticated touch of brass to your home, we’ve got just the kitchen essential for you!



Not only does the ILVE Nostalgie Double Electric Oven have 11+5 multifunction cooking modes, a Dual Rotisserie and a Catalytic self-cleaning system, it also comes with the option of gorgeous brass fittings. Seen above on a Matt Black model, there are seven further oven colours to choose from to complement the brass.

Brass is no longer a dirty word when it comes to interior design, so why not indulge?

The ILVE Story

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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.

Product Feature: ILVE’s Tepanyaki Plate

ILVE Majestic Cooker in Antique White featuring a Tepanyaki Plate

Foodies and fans of Japanese cuisine, rejoice! With ILVE’s Tepanyaki Plate, you can turn your kitchen into an authentic Japanese dining experience.  

No longer a humble kitchen appliance, the oven has become a beloved feature in the kitchen of any ardent home cook. With passion and expertise, ILVE is dedicated to bringing revolutionary and thoroughly modern touches to their range of ovens. ILVE’s Tepanyaki Plate is a perfect exemplification of this mission.

Introduced in 2008, the Tepanyaki Plate is an oven-top feature dedicated to delivering Japanese-style cooking in the home. The beauty of this kitchen masterpiece is the diversity, ease and healthy way in which it can cook all your favourite dishes.

The idea for the Tepanyaki Plate was conceived by the designers from the ILVE factory while on a business trip in Sydney. While being entertained at a local Tepanyaki restaurant, the designers were impressed and inspired by the innovative cooking style. Legend has it that the plans for the first domestic Tepanyaki designs were drawn up on an airline napkin on the flight back to Italy!

Naturally, the range features ILVE’s renowned handcrafted commercial quality, bringing an authentic touch of Italy, and now Japan, to any Australian kitchen.

For more information on our ovens with the Tepanyaki Plate feature, visit our website at, call us on 1300 694 583 or drop into one of our showrooms.

Product Feature: ILVE’s G5 Cooktops

ILVE is continuing to revolutionise the way we cook with the safer, smarter and more efficient G5 range of induction cooktops.

By re-engineering the classic circular inductors, ILVE’s 5th generation of high-end induction cooktops have an exciting array of modern and stylish features.

The innovative G5 cooktops have a square inductor panel included in their sophisticated design. This helpful feature rapidly maximises the space and cooking proficiency of your cooktop, giving you faster and superior meals each time you cook!

With minimalist lines and stylish KeraBlack+ glass, these adaptable cooktops not only fit with any kitchen’s style, but they also possess a timeless elegance. In addition to its aesthetic superiority, the G5 boasts advanced safety features like residual heat signals and child-safe control panels. This is one of the safest ways of cooking, as there is no heat being produced on the cooking surface.

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The G5 range is made even savvier by the inclusion of a slider touch control with direct access to 11 different heating levels. Temperature control for the cooktop is immediate, and the heat is evenly spread over the bottom of the pan. The ILVE induction elements also include booster zones to further minimise heat-up times.

Other fundamental factors of the G5 cooktop include the ergonomic central positioning, which allows more space for pots and pans. An auto-stop function, which will trigger after 10 hours, is also standard, and a temperature-limiter is in effect in the event of boil dry.

ILVE’s G5 range of induction cooktops ensure the utmost safety in your household and also guarantee complete efficiency in your cooking!

ILVE G5 Induction cooktops are available in five different sizes (59cm, 70cm, 78cm, 90cm, 91cm). They are available in selected retailers and on display at ILVE showrooms nationally.

For more information log onto or call 1300 694 583.

Epic Sail

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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!

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This is what ILVE is all about. We are passionate about cooking, about food, about cooking great food and maybe failing in the first efforts. Everything to do with cooking and eating is an experience to be celebrated and shared. We believe in getting lost in a food moment and making sure as many people know about is as possible. From recipes to kitchen design, live with ILVE will feature guest content, reviews, images, tips and more from many walks of life.