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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.

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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 http://ilve.com.au/, 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 www.ilve.com.au 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!

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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Introducing ILVE’s 76cm Pyrolytic Electric Oven

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At ILVE, we’re known for our impressive collection of top-of-the-line products. We’re continuing this proud legacy by expanding our built-in appliance range with the release of the larger 76cm Pyrolytic Electric Oven. User-friendly and technologically advanced, this model is a perfect addition to any home!

The features of the 76cm Pyrolytic Electric Oven include a spatial capacity of 123L, giving you enough room to whip up any culinary delights you may desire. The double fan with heating elements also provides superior heat distribution in the generous oven space, creating a lack of oven ‘hot spots’ and generating ideal, multi-level cooking each time you use the oven.

Further taking advantage of the model’s substantial room, the full-cavity width grill utilises a heat reflecting surface that allows for the grilling of an oven that’s full of food. With six possible grill positions and 13 different oven functions, the 76cm Pyrolytic Electric Oven has got your culinary needs covered, from pizza to homemade bread. But it gets better: the low energy consumption of the 76cm Pyrolytic Electric Oven means you can cook practically guilt-free!

While the cooking functions of an oven are vital, the cleaning of the appliance is of the utmost importance as well. One of the most distinctive features of the oven is the pyrolytic cleaning function. For quick cleaning, simply set the pyrolytic cycle at the end of cooking. This function raises the oven’s temperature to 475°C, which incinerates any food residue on the oven walls. At the end of the cycle, just wipe the
oven’s walls with a damp cloth to eliminate any remains.

For easy cooking and even easier cleaning, say goodbye to heavy chemicals with harsh odours, and say hello to pyrolytic!

ILVE’s ILCO7613P 76cm Pyrolytic Electric Oven has an RRP of $4,999. For more info, visit www.ilve.com.au

ILVE Announces Noosa International Food and Wine Festival Sponsorship

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As all good foodies know, the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival is coming up quickly, and we’re pleased to announce our involvement once again! For the fifth year in a row, ILVE is proud to be a sponsor of the event, which will run from May 14– 17.

“It is with great pleasure that ILVE Appliances are once again associated with the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival,” said Daniel Bertuccio, Marketing Manager for ILVE.

“With what has become Australia’s premier food, wine and lifestyle event, ILVE contributes to the show by providing its premium cooking appliances for use in the theatre sessions held over the four-day extravaganza along with displaying its latest range of household cooking appliances in the grand marquee.”

“The ILVE brand shares this same infectious passion for food and cooking as the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival, and we’re thrilled to be able to get on-board and partner once again with this internation

Held in gorgeous Noosa, in the Sunshine Coast, the lineup for the festival this year includes events like food trails, degustation dinners, celebrity chef demonstrations and, of course, the final showdown of our Australia’s Best Home Cooked Dish Competition!

With a bunch of celebrity chefs and food bloggers, plenty of wine and world-class food, make sure you don’t miss out on the 2015 Noosa International Food and Wine Festival!

Click here to book tickets to the 2015 Noosa International Food and Wine Festival.

Renovations Celebration

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What better way to show off a renovation than with a celebration? To commemorate our recently refurbished Brisbane Showroom, we invited a select group of local journalists, interior designers and architects for an exclusive walk-through of our new space.

For a special reveal of our Showroom, we asked Brisbane-based media and industry professionals to view the new space, as well as check out our extensive array of ILVE products on display.

As well as showing off our new look, our guests were also treated to a retelling of ILVE’s history as a brand. Queensland’s State Manager, Mark Tebbutt, was on-hand to answer questions with his expert knowledge of all things ILVE, and he certainly didn’t disappoint.

To top off the afternoon, attendees were also treated to a product demonstration in the Showroom’s working kitchen. Our in-house home economist Steve Marsh whipped up lunch in an ILVE oven, serving up a delicious spread of roasted meats, salads, fresh seafood, hearty pasta, sweet desserts and plenty of wine.

The fun had to end sometime though, and to make the afternoon even sweeter, our guests were gifted with ILVE goodie bags, with extensive product information and a DVD featuring recipes by Giovanni Pilu.

With a walk-through this fun, we think we should renovate our showrooms more often!

ILVE Presents: Australia’s Best Home Cooked Dish Finalists

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The annual Noosa International Food & Wine Festival (NIFW) is coming up in May, and we’re already in the spirit! Throughout February, more than 18 home cooks battled it out across Australia in the State Finals of Australia’s Best Home Cooked Dish Competition.

Proudly sponsored by ILVE for the fifth year in a row, the exciting State Finals for the competition were held at each of our showrooms. With our top-of-the-line products available for our contestants to whip up their masterpieces in, some truly mouth-watering dishes were produced. The State Final judges, including NIFW Director Jim Berardo, followed this culinary journey around the country, sampling each recipe the contestants had to offer. Did somebody say, “Dream Job”?

As difficult as it was to choose, winners eventually had to be crowned. You can meet the talented State Finals champions right here before they go on to battle in the Grand Final:

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Beth McMillan will be representing NSW & ACT. Here she is with her dish: Twice Cooked Duck Marylands with Anchovies.

Missie Austwick

Our winner for Tasmania is Missie Austwick! She cooked a Beef Steak, Bacon and Oyster Pie that we’re just dying to try as the weather cools down.

John Beaney

Representing Victoria is John Beaney, who cooked this divine dish of Bocconcini Meatballs.

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April Kopf was chosen as WA’s representative, her winning dish was an amazing serving of Shakshuka.

Louise Di Virgilio

Here is the SA winner, Louise Di Virgilio! Her dish of King Prawn Linguine was too good to resist.

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Jacqui Smyth’s classic dish of Fish and Chips won her the QLD title, and it’s not hard to see why!

The sensational Grand Final of Australia’s Best Home Cooked Dish Competition will take place on Sunday, May 17 at NIFW. We’re looking forward to seeing which brilliant home chef will come out on top!

For tickets and further information on the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival, visit their website here: http://www.noosafoodandwine.com.au

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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.