Industrial Warehouse To Beautiful Home

Blog post: Guest Post: White Shanty Design’s Industrial Warehouse Home
Published by EuroChef, October 23, 2017

Hi there! We’re Seth and Jenna, the husband + wife team behind @Whiteshantydesign. Two years ago we bought a barn style industrial warehouse that we run our businesses out of. In the front of the warehouse we do weddings and events, and in the back we manufacture all kinds of industrial handmade furniture that we ship all over the world. About nine months ago we decided to turn the 3,000 square foot attic portion of the warehouse into our home.

 

We did everything from the wood floors and finish work, to the furniture and electrical ourselves. We had a very specific look that we wanted and knew the kitchen would be one of the most important rooms in the home. After all, it is where we gather the most for our meals and memories.

We went with a European industrial style design throughout our home, and the Verona 36” Dual Fuel Double Oven Range helped us complete the look. Verona offers a variety of colors to choose from, but the True White was exactly what we had been searching for! Not only is it stunning aesthetically, but the functionality is beyond what I could have hoped for!

I have never had a gas range before, and can I just tell you what a difference it makes?! I love the open flame, and continual grates make it easy to have multiple dishes cooking simultaneously. We’re all about providing wholesome meals for our family, and with five different burners there is plenty of room to cook everything at once. The burners on the cooktop sit closer to the grates than traditional ranges which helps our dishes cook and get to the table more quickly.

I love having the double oven to have dinner going in one side, and dessert in the other. I have plenty of mouths to feed, so the spacious convection ovens are a huge plus for me. When I found out that the larger oven can cook a turkey up to 25lbs., I was sold. I’m especially looking forward to trying out all seven of the cooking modes in both convection ovens.

I cannot say enough good things about my Verona, and if I had to do it all over, I’d choose them again and again. It really was the missing piece to finishing off this space in our new home, and I look forward to baking cookies and making meals for years to come with my five little ones gathered around me in our kitchen. Thank you, Verona, for making it happen!

Follow White Shanty Design’s journey on instagram at @whiteshantydesign.

For more details on Verona products, click here.

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EuroChef USA
 is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

For more information visit www.eurochefusa.com
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Color Is The New Stainless

Article: Bringing Color into the Modern Kitchen By Wendy Helfenbaum
Published By Metropolis Magazine, September 18, 2017

No longer a modernist faux pas, color and decoration are adding sophisticated style to today’s kitchens. After decades of clinging to monochrome and stainless steel as the standard finishes in contemporary kitchens, it’s time for a bold injection of color. And with the kitchen increasingly an opportunity for showcase and entertaining, the once humble and utilitarian range is stepping into the spotlight with an expanded palette of finishes and a chef’s dream set of features.

Since launching its premium residential and commercial ovens and cooktops in 1952, the Italian manufacturer ILVE has become synonymous with timeless beauty, exceptional functionality, and technical innovation. Handcrafted with precision near Venice, each range represents a culinary objet d’art, ideal for those who are as passionate about design as they are about cooking.

New options including color, finishes, and modern details allow ILVE’s classic motifs to integrate seamlessly into today’s “transitional” kitchen. Designers can now specify every element—from color to cooking method—to create the perfect focal point around which host and guests will be delighted to congregate. Available in either eight standard colors or in more than 200 custom RAL—including Cadium Yellow, Traffic Purple and Cobalt Blue—the Majestic, Nostalgie and Techno collections of ranges are sure to fit into any design scheme.

The Majestic line—available in both dual fuel and all-gas—comes in five sizes from 30”-60”, equipped with single or double ovens. With trim options including brass, copper, oil-rubbed bronze, or chrome and four different leg styles, customization lets these kitchen centerpieces be unique and refined.

Incorporating the same technical features as the Majestic, the Techno Collection also offers modern extras like a tubular style handle, sleek stainless steel knobs, tubular legs, trim-less doors and panels, and an optional upper handrail.

When working with smaller spaces, ILVE’s compact Nostalgie ranges are 24” deep, and available in widths starting at 24”. Featuring a powerful all-gas configuration, the ranges include an upper handrail, digital clock and timer, pre-heat indicator, hearth-shaped window, tubular legs and a storage/warming drawer.

For each product line, a wealth of accessories – including cast iron steak pans, chopping boards, griddle covers, pizza stones and basins for steam cooking – further enable each range to meet any personal taste and cooking style.

ILVE’s latest custom options allow for personalization, making each kitchen unique, whether the design calls for a muted range to blend in with a monochromatic scheme or a spotlight-worthy shade to create a vibrant focal point.

In staying true to its heritage while embracing new design options and technological innovations, ILVE has contemporary solutions for every dream kitchen.

For more details on ILVE products, click here.

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EuroChef USA is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

For more information visit www.eurochefusa.com
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Dreaming in White

Blog Post (Excerpt): The Stove
Blog: The White Farm House
Published: April 20, 2017 by Morgan Ford

So I thought I would talk a little bit about the stove we chose in the recent kitchen remodel since so many of you have asked about it! And, lets face it, its my favorite part of the kitchen!

Why I chose Verona is the first thing to consider. For starters, it is the most used and important feature in the kitchen in my eyes! Previously we had a cheap electric stove with the matching microwave on top, and I will NEVER do that again. Our microwave died within the first few years, and the built-in vent hood was SO loud, we couldn’t talk to each other in the kitchen when it was running. Talk about annoying! And cooking on an electric stove top is just a nightmare. I never knew how much I could enjoy cooking as much as I do now with our gas range. Oh, and back to why we chose Verona, another important factor for me was the fact that parts are readily available. I was worried that with this being an Italian stove would cause problems down the line if something went wrong, but Verona reassured me parts would be easy to get if ever needed. EuroChef USA is the exclusive importer for America and service can be dispatched to anywhere in the county.

DUAL FUEL
It took me MONTHS to decide IF we would be buying their stove, and even longer to decided WHICH stove to get. We chose dual fuel and I found it to be most economical and functional.

DOUBLE OVEN
I (umm I mean we ;P) chose the double oven because I love the versitility of cooking desert and dinner at the same time. And that I have the option of heating up a such smaller space when I want to bake something quick and small like banana bread for the kids!  I worried the “larger” side would still be too small for those large dinner, but boy was I wrong. The larger side can fit a 25 lb turkey, and still can fit my 9x13in pans! Talk about a win win!

WHITE WHITE WHITE
Okay, lastly- why in the world did I choose a white stove? I asked my friends, my mom, everyone which color to chose and they allllll said stainless. Come on now?! No one was adventurous like me I suppose?! Yes stainless would have been the “safe” route, but I like to be different! And truthfully, I have stainless appliances and hate them. I had looked over and over at other kitchens I liked and inspirational photos galore, and the biggest thing I was drawn to was the stove. It is the focus of attention and such a used and important decision! So here she is, the white stove of my dreams!

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EuroChef USA
 is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

For more information visit www.eurochefusa.com
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Sneak Peek At New ILVE Products

Article: ILVE Creates Kitchen Couture With Designer Ranges By Karen LeBlanc
Video: The Design Tourist & ILVE Appliances at the 2017 AD Design Show Host Karen LeBlanc
Published by The Design Tourist, March 30, 2017

ILVE, the Italian manufacturer of luxury cooking appliances debuts its new 40-inch induction ranges providing more design flexibility for gourmet cooking capabilities and counter space. ILVE, with its rich legacy of Italian-crafted, fashion-forward ranges, offers the creative freedom to custom design your range with more than 200 custom colors and a mix of metal trims. Join The Design Tourist, Karen LeBlanc as she tours ILVE’s latest launches at The Architectural Digest Design Show and get inspired with fresh design ideas for kitchen couture.


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For more details on ILVE products, click here.

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EuroChef USA is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

For more information visit www.eurochefusa.com
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Dream Kitchen Becomes Reality

Excerpt from: A Kitchen Remodel Update – A Story of a Girl and Her Stove By Mikki Claggett
Published by The Not So Perfect Housewife (Blog), March 20, 2017

After a few months of dust, banging, paint colors choices, and last minute decision making.. the kitchen I have been seeing in my head for the past six years is finally here!

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Our Florida Bungalow, as we like to call it, is over 100 years old. We bought it back in 2011 as a repossession, so we don’t have a lot of the history on it.

When planning out this kitchen remodel, I knew I wanted it to flow with the rest of the house. I didn’t want it to look too modern and I wanted it to tell a story of it’s own.

Vintage was the way I wanted to go. Modern technology, but with a vintage look. That’s what I had always pictured. Yet, when I started researching.. OH MY.. vintage and technology comes with quite a price tag.

That was until I found Verona Appliances. Not only did they have a somewhat vintage look with the features I wanted, but they had a color options and prices that had me hooked right away! To say that I was excited is an understatement.

I LOVE dual fuel stoves. I had one in our very first Florida home and I was thrilled to see that this was an option through Verona as well. Looks and practicality… what more could you want, right?

Dual Fuel means that the cook top is gas and the oven is electric. This allows a nice hot heat for cooking on the burners and being able to quickly shut the heat off when done. No waiting for burners to cool down or need to remove your pan. As for baking, the constant heat you receive from baking allows for a nice even bake. Perfect for cakes, cookies, and even casserole dishes.

With the addition of the sliding telescopic shelf (not standard), cooking on this beautiful appliance has been a blast. Everything heats up quickly, bakes evenly and has me wanting to cook more and more every day.

I had never heard of Verona Appliances before I started looking for new stoves, but I’m so glad I found them. The stove is not only amazing to cook on, but it’s made really well.

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EuroChef USA
 is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

For more information visit www.eurochefusa.com
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European Design For A Warm Tone

Blog post: European Inspired Kitchen Made Complete With ILVE
Published by EuroChef, March 28, 2017

This once divided kitchen and dining room was transformed into an open concept, family oriented kitchen, complete with a Midnight Blue 36″ ILVE Majestic range with Bronze trim.

Designer Meghan Browne, from Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath Ltd., flipped this cluttered space into a breathtaking kitchen. Wanting to keep family at the heart of the project, she opened the floor plan to make it an extension of the living space.

“I enjoy collaborating with my clients, which makes every design completely personal and unique,” said Browne. “Visiting the client’s home at the beginning of the design process starts the inspiration for the project.”

Browne focused on integrating European design influences to complement the warm tone of the space. “The table is in the center of the kitchen which is a layout you would more likely see in a Italian or French country kitchen,” she commented, adding that the Zinc countertops and range hood are similar to materials used in Paris.

The 36″ ILVE Majestic range in Midnight Blue was used as a pop of color against the neutral color cabinets.  The Bronze trim on the range provided a truly unique combination for the kitchen as an additional touch of personal flair. “There are a few companies with ranges that offer appliances with color, but it was clear ILVE was the perfect fit.” The range emitted a European style and offered modern touches such as a gas cooktop and an electric oven. “The ILVE Majestic Series Range added the furniture detailing and punch of color of a classic European kitchen to complete the look.”

For more details on ILVE products, click here.

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EuroChef USA is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

For more information visit www.eurochefusa.com
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Stunning Renovation with Limited Space

Excerpt from: Our New Verona Range and Review By Anissa Zajac
Published by House Seven Design (Blog), February 15, 2017

      

We turned what was the original dining room and part of the kitchen in to a much more open kitchen area and we are so happy we did. It took a lot of planning and researching the products that we have used in our kitchen space.

One thing that we were sure of was that we wanted a professional oven range and it had to be 36 inches. We also didn’t have the square footage to add in built in double ovens so we would have to figure out a way to incorporate that in to the design. The problem that most of you know, is that professional ranges are so expensive and then you throw in a double oven, GULP!

Not to mention, the reviews on most of the more popular mainstream brands leave a lot to be desired. So what to do? I mean in all honesty, we didn’t have $8000-$10,000 in our budget for a range and I was weary of spending less on an off brand that seemed to be made in china by the same companies but with a different name on them. We were stuck.

That is until I found the Verona. They are made in Italy and I honestly couldn’t find much information about them at first. After lots of time searching the internet for information, I decided to just search Instagram instead. Thankfully, I found quite a few reviews on the range and I was able to see real life photos!! One of the reviews I read was from The Faux Martha. I have followed her for quite some time on Instagram and after her raving review of her own Verona duel fuel range, which means gas stove top and electric oven, I thought this might actually be the one for us and for far less than the other brands I had been researching.

I finally made up my mind and purchased the Verona 36″ double oven with dual fuel and 5 burners. Then I crossed my fingers and hoped and prayed I had made the right choice.

We have had the range for a little over 3 months now and we are so happy with it. I’m actually quite blown away with what an incredible range it really is. The front burners are both 12,000 BTU and the back are 6000. The center is between 1000 to 16,000. If you want power then this is it but with the back burners being just right for lower temps and simmering. The other thing that I noticed with a lot of the other pro ranges was they didn’t have timers on them. Okay, so I’m not a professional cook and I wanted a clock and a timer. The oven has multiple settings including a defrost setting and for those that wonder just how much you can fit in the larger oven? Well, we fit our 20lb. turkey in there for Thanksgiving without any issues at all.

We are so happy that we decided on the Verona! It has been a such a wonderful addition to the kitchen. It’s not only beautiful but works perfectly. We have had zero issues with the range and I don’t anticipate any to come in the future.


Anissa Zajac is an interior stylist and blogger.
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EuroChef USA
 is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

For more information visit www.eurochefusa.com
or www.facebook.com/EuroChefUSA

MODE at KBIS 2017

Event review: KBIS 2017
Event Date: January 10-12, 2017
Event Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
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Posted: January 16, 2017
Selection From Press Release: KBIS Sees Stellar Growth, Estimated 15% Increase in Attendance – By KBIS
Posted: January 24, 2017

The 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) welcomed designers, builders, dealers and suppliers along with 596 exhibitors to Orlando for what was one of the largest and most successful KBIS events to date. Early estimates report a 15-percent increase in attendance over the previous year; the fourth consecutive year of attendee growth. The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) reports that the estimated market value for the kitchen and bath industry is at $134 billion. It also finds that each year homeowners remodel upwards of 10.2 million kitchens — roughly one in 10 of all households.

As always, new products, trends, and innovations were unvailed at the event. Here are just some of the highlights.


As the manufacturer of the quietest, most efficient range hoods in the world, Vent-A-Hood® did not fail to impress with their bold and informative display. New to this year’s KBIS, was their online Build-A-Hood system. With a few simple clicks, customers can build a 3D interactive range hood with their entire product line. For more information Vent-A-Hood products, click here.

 

 

 


With an impressive large display of their cast iron options, AGA made a clear and bold statement of why the culinary world loves them. Beneath the classic look of every AGA range beats the heart of a cast iron. The entire range is an outstandingly efficient energy store, steadily transferring heat from its core into its ovens and hotplates. Another advantage of cooking with cast iron is fewer intrusive cooking smells and flavor cross-contamination. Cook an entire meal with all the fixings at the same time in the same oven. For more information on AGA Cast Iron products, click here.

 

 


Displayed front and center was an AGA 30″ and 36″ Professional Range. Features include RapidBake Convection™ that dramatically reduces preheat time and the True Dual Flame™ double ring brass burners that eliminate center cold spots and provide the most even heating. For more information on AGA Professional products, click here.

 


New to the AGA Designer line, the sleek and stylish 48″ Mercury and Elise Induction Ranges made a strong impression among designers and cooking enthusiasts. The extra-large ceramic glass cooktop features 5 induction burners which can be used simultaneously. For more information on AGA Designer products, click here.

 

 


Marvel also showcased their new Professional Built-in Full Size Refrigerators. With its Dynamic Cooling Technology™, energy-efficient variable speed compressor, integrated ion air purifier, moisture-control evaporator, and a maintenance-free anti-clog condenser coil, optimal cooling ability is ensured. For more information on Marvel Built-In Full Size Refrigeration products, click here.

 


New to KBIS and new to the entire industry, Marvel introduced the first-ever glass door clear ice machine. The 15″ Marvel Clear Ice Machine with Arctic Illuminice™ Lighting is the quietest ice machine on the market and is engineered to consistently produce pure, clear ice with an immediate cooling and slower melt system. for more information on Marvel Undercounter Refrigeration products, click here.

 

 

 


Caliber Appliances, makers of award-winning grilling equipment, introduced their new line of Indoor Professional Ranges and Rangetops. The estate-scaled line of 36” and 48” all gas ranges and rangetops have been designed in collaboration with the country’s top architects and designers. As the first American manufacturer to offer customizable color and trim finishes on professional ranges, Caliber is heating up the industry with options customers are craving. For more information on Caliber Appliances Indoor and Outdoor products, click here.

KBIS will return to Orlando and the Orange County Convention Center January 9-11, 2018.
For more information on KBIS, click here.

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Mode Distributing is the premier home appliance distributor in the western United States. With factory trained territory managers, elegant showrooms for hands-on instruction, and an outstanding sales support team, Mode Distributing provides the highest level of service for your building, remodeling or replacement projects. With showrooms located in Southern California, Northern California, and Colorado, Mode Distributing continues to expand its superior service across the country and provide world-class service that matches the level of its luxury products.

For more information visit www.modedistributing.com
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KBCulture Features ILVE

ILVE RangesPress Release: ILVE RAL Custom Color Program Named KBCulture Award Honoree
Published by EuroChef, January 10, 2017

ILVE, known for their handcrafted Italian appliances, is a 2016 KBCulture Award honoree in the cooking category for the RAL Custom Color Program. The 7th Annual KBCulture Awards recognizes excellence in aesthetic design and technological innovation in the kitchen and bath industry.

“If you’re going to make the range a focal point in the kitchen, you might as well go all the way,” says Leslie Clagett, Founder of KBCulture.com. “The ILVE RAL custom program lets designers specify trim, base details, and colors to create a one-of-a-kind appliance.”

ILVE’s RAL Custom Color Program is available for both the Majestic and Nostalgie line. The program allows for consumers to choose from over 200 classic RAL colors for both their hood and range, allowing for more personalized options than ever before. ILVE ranges are available in six standard American sizes, 60”, 48”, 40”, 36”, 30”, and a perfect city-sized 24” option in the Nostalgie line. Both single and double oven options are available, as well as dual fuel and all gas connection choices.

For more details on ILVE products, click here.

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EuroChef USA is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

For more information visit www.eurochefusa.com or www.facebook.com/EuroChefUSA

Celebrity Couple Create A Deco Kitchen With ILVE

Blog Post: Christina Hendricks & Geoffrey Arend’s Eye-Catching ILVE
Published by EuroChef, December 13, 2016

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Christina Hendricks and husband Geoffrey Arend recently installed a 30″ Matte Black ILVE range with brass accents into their NYC apartment, acting as a functional centerpiece for the celebrity couple.

“Space is at a premium in our small NYC apartment and unfortunately our kitchen is the size of a coat closet. We needed the power of a professional range and also wanted something beautiful, because whatever was there would always be viewable from the living room. When we found our black and brass ILVE, we knew it was the only stove that would make us both happy. Now anytime we have company, everyone asks about it. It looks dynamic in our Deco kitchen and it never fails to impress while cooking. It’s truly become a centerpiece for not just our kitchen but also our apartment.”‎ – Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend

Christina Hendricks is best known for her role as Joan Holloway in the AMC drama television series Mad Men, for which she was nominated for six Emmy Awards. Her husband, Geoffrey Arend, currently plays speech writer Matt Mahoney on the hit CBS drama Madam Secretary.

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EuroChef USA is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

For more information visit www.eurochefusa.com or www.facebook.com/EuroChefUSA

From 1950’s To Today’s Trend

Blog Post: ILVE Transforms A 1950’s Kitchen Into An Entertainment Destination
Published by EuroChef, November 29, 2016

after-island2-1024x768In Houston, Texas the heart of a 1950’s ranch was transformed into a beautifully designed entertainment destination with the help of a 48” ILVE Majestic range.

Designer Vi Khanh Hoang, who specializes in custom renovations that are adhered to the client’s lifestyle, renovated the kitchen within the footprint of the original home. She was able to incorporate the existing structure of the kitchen with an open and functional layout for entertaining friends and family.

“The dimensions of the kitchen stayed the same, but the layout had significant modifications,” explained Vi Khanh Hoang. “We removed two walls and relocated range and refrigerator to different walls. We added a large island, a coffee/drink area, a prep/sink area, and a cooking area.”

screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-11-13-08-am-1024x381The kitchen was inspired by the classic and clean trend mixed with a warm cottage feel that is popular in interior design today. A 48” Matte Graphite ILVE range with brass trim helped to bring these styles together while still meeting the personal need for a powerful cooking appliance.after-range-wall-1024x768

“We wanted a professional range that had an old world feel with today’s convenience. This range had high BTU’s, rotisserie function, warming drawer, glass on the oven door, beautiful brass hardware and could be customized. And it was just simply gorgeous!”

For more details on ILVE products, click here.

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EuroChef USA is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

For more information visit www.eurochefusa.com or www.facebook.com/EuroChefUSA

Delicious Holiday Crostini

Blog Post: Easy Holiday Crostini Recipe By Leah Kalemba
Published by Marvel, December 9, 2016

aga-holiday-crostini-fullCanapés are perfect for holiday parties, and they’re quick and easy in your AGA. Flex your host muscles without breaking a sweat with this simple yet impressive crostini recipe!

Ingredients
1 baguette
1 package Boursin cheese
4 – 5 tomatoes
1 jar of sliced black olives
Basil leaves for garnish

Directions
Cut a small, narrow loaf such as a baguette into slices, about ½” thick.
Spread with a soft cheese such as Boursin.
Top with a slice of tomato and sliced olives.
Sprinkle with grated cheese and place on a piece of Bake-O-Glide on an AGA baking tray.
Place on the floor of the Roasting Oven (or 425°F in a conventional oven) and bake for about 8-10 minutes.
Serve spread with Tapenade and top with prosciutto and a basil leaf. Crostini can also be topped with prosciutto, mozzarella and chives.


Variations
Spread with pesto instead of Boursin.
Top with tomato slice, season and cover with goat cheese.
Brush both sides of the bread slices with olive oil and toast uncovered.

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AGA MARVEL
 is a North American subsidiary of AGA Rangemaster, a premier international consumer brands group that manufactures and distributes some of the best known and loved kitchen appliances and interiors furnishings in the world, including prominent cooking and refrigeration brands, each with its own unique history.

For more information visit www.agamarvel.com or www.facebook.com/agaranges

Creamy Holiday Potatoes

Blog Post: Holiday Potatoes
Published by Caliber Appliances, December 17, 2016

caliber-holiday-potatoes-fullThis is a great easy and delicious recipe to bake in your Caliber range for the holidays. Wash and peel the potatoes. Thinly slice the potatoes and then soak in water for four hours to get the starch out of the potatoes. Drain water from the potatoes. Melt one stick of butter and then pour over the potatoes. Layer the potatoes in a baking dish with salt, white pepper and fresh grated Romano cheese until the pan is full. Cover with heavy cream 2/3 of the way up the pan, using approximately 1/2 quart or more depending on the size of your dish.

Ingredients:

6-8 small/medium sized Russet potatoes
6-8 small/medium sized Golden Yukon potatoes One stick of butter (1/2 cup)
Grated Romano cheese
Salt and white pepper
Heavy cream (about 1/2 quart)

Directions: 

Bake at 400oF until bubbly (approximately 30 minutes). Turn down the heat to 250oF until the potatoes are soft (approximately 40-60 minutes). If you prefer your potatoes to have a little crisp on top, then broil them an additional 4-5 minutes, but keep watch. WARNING: These potatoes are addictive, and so they are a perfect treat over the holidays!Caliber Pro Range 36”

To download the recipe, click here.

For more information on Caliber products, click here.

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 was born out of a creative passion for culinary design and engineering. Elegant in form and functional prowess, every product is designed with a simple goal of exceeding the expectation of the most seasoned cooking aficionado. Every line, every feature, every detail down to the tooling on the burners is built with an intense devotion to providing the customer amazing results.

For more information visit www.caliberappliances.com or www.facebook.com/CaliberRangeCorporation

Dita Von Teese’s AGA Kitchen

Excerpt from: Dita Von Teese Loves Hosting Fondue Parties by Sierra Tishgart
Published by The Grub Street, September 30, 2016
Reposted: A Day in Dita Von Teese’s AGA Kitchen by Leah Kalemba
Republished by AGA, October 12, 2016

dita-von-teese_portrait-by-ali-mahdavi1-620x934Glamorous Dita Von Teese is timeless in her craft, from her signature red lips to her Golden-era Hollywood style. With a steadfast artistic vision and an eye for showmanship, it seems only natural the starlet was attracted to the vintage good looks of an AGA cast iron range, the new focal point of her kitchen.

In the following interview by Grub Street, she chronicles her experiences with food and drink – and how home-cooked AGA meals have changed her life.

“I love cooking and recently redid my kitchen in a Snow White fairy tale–Art Deco–meets–Tudor style, and it might just be the most glamorous room in the house, so I like to spend a lot of time in there. When I remodeled my kitchen, I bought a British-racing-green cast-iron Aga stove, with copper accents. It’s a real showpiece when people walk into my kitchen. I’d been fantasizing about it for a long time — it’s what Julia Child used.

dita-von-teese-quoteI read my manual a lot, and it includes a recipe for the famous slow-cooked porridge, which has been life-changing. I mixed the steel-cut oats with water and salt in my heart-shaped cast-iron pan, and popped that in the low-temperature oven to cook overnight. Even my boyfriend, who doesn’t like oatmeal, is completely astonished that it doesn’t have butter and cream in it.

I come home and take the porridge out of the oven and make my favorite extra-smoky Mariages Frères Lapsang Souchong tea. I’ve got so many friends addicted to this that now I have to leave space in my luggage for it when I go to Paris. The porridge is divine as usual, like a creamy soufflé with chewy baked browned edges. I pour some maple syrup on it and again marvel at how this can come out so deliciously with just water, oatmeal, and salt! I really need more witnesses to how amazing this porridge is.

I love hosting themed potluck dinners at my house. I decided to make a cheese fondue served with vegetables and bread to dip, and Champagne. It was a huge hit. I read that the first person to drop something into the fondue has to host the next fondue party. I’ve long wanted to host a “Fundue Fondue” party, with fondues of all different kinds, and everyone wearing amazing wigs — like how Ellen von Unwerth used to host wig parties in Paris. Perhaps next time. But potlucks are great, because people love thinking of a dish to bring and bragging about it. And also, you don’t have to do much work, except for the cleanup.

I’ve always loved cooking and entertaining. I like making things that are beautiful — things that people go “Ooh and ahh” over. It’s one of the reasons I chose the fondue. I said to my boyfriend, “What am I going to make? Everyone expects me to make something exciting!” I like the wow factor, but I don’t like to make complicated meals. Simple things that are impressive. One of the reasons is that I travel so much for work, and I eat out a lot, and I always miss making my own, simple, unfussy food at home. I find it to be very therapeutic.”

To read the full article, click here.

For the AGA Oatmeal/Porridge recipe, click here.

For more information on AGA products, click here.

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AGA MARVEL
 is a North American subsidiary of AGA Rangemaster, a premier international consumer brands group that manufactures and distributes some of the best known and loved kitchen appliances and interiors furnishings in the world, including prominent cooking and refrigeration brands, each with its own unique history.

For more information visit www.agamarvel.com or www.facebook.com/agaranges

ILVE Featured in Design*Sponge’s 2016 Fall Color Report

Excerpt From: Fall Color Report by Caitlin Kelch
Published by Design*Sponge, August 18, 2016

ilve-design-sponge-fall-color-report-2Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute™, explains “the desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism have inspired a Fall 2016 color palette that is led by the Blue family. Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colors also appear throughout the collections. Transcending gender, these unexpectedly vivacious colors in our Fall 2016 palette act as playful but structured departures from your more typical fall shades.”

Pantone 17-4028, also known as Riverside. The heavy presence of blues in fall’s color story lends a sense of consistency during this voltile and turbulent time in our country. Think of the blue sky that is constantly above us, calming us, inspiring us.

To read the full article, click here.

For more details on ILVE products, click here.

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EuroChef USA is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

For more information visit www.eurochefusa.com or www.facebook.com/EuroChefUSA

Delicious Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Recipe from: Caliber Culinary Corner: Pumpkin Pie Muffins
Published by Caliber Appliances, October 13, 2016

30620_Pumpkin_MuffinsWith the holiday season now upon us, it’s time to bake some tasty treats. The Caliber Indoor Professional Range exclusive gas convection oven provides the ease and beauty that all kitchens deserve. From mouth watering pies to delicious light and fluffy cakes, there’s nothing this appliance can’t handle.

Try this delectable Pumpkin Pie Muffin recipe from your friends at Caliber Appliances.

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Beat 2 sticks softened butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar with a mixer until fluffy. Next, beat in 4 eggs, a 15 ounce can of pumpkin, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups of sifted our, 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice, 1 teaspoon each of baking powder and baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture. Bake in 18-20 lined muffin cups for 25 minutes on 350 degrees F.

Once muffins are cool, add cream cheese frosting.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Beat 8 ounces of cream cheese, 1/2 stick of butter, 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Enjoy this great fall recipe!

INGREDIENTS FOR 18-20 PUMPKIN PIE MUFFINS:
2 sticks softened butter (1 cup) 1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
15 ounce can of pumpkin

1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sifted our
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder and baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt

To download the recipe, click here.

For more information on Caliber products, click here.

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 was born out of a creative passion for culinary design and engineering. Elegant in form and functional prowess, every product is designed with a simple goal of exceeding the expectation of the most seasoned cooking aficionado. Every line, every feature, every detail down to the tooling on the burners is built with an intense devotion to providing the customer amazing results.

For more information visit www.caliberappliances.com or www.facebook.com/CaliberRangeCorporation

AGA Marvel Featured on NBC Show

Blog Post: AGA Marvel surprises New Jersey family with a full suite of high-end kitchen appliances on NBC’s George to the Rescue By Leah Kalemba
Published by AGA, September 9, 2016

aga-nbc-showFour years ago, doctors delivered news that would forever change Donna Myhre’s life: first, a shocking diagnosis with ALS, a degenerative neuromuscular disease that gradually impairs motor skills and speech. And then there was more. The sixth-grade math teacher was also pregnant with her first child.

As she welcomed motherhood facing considerable challenges, Donna continued teaching and inspiring her students, and her benevolent efforts did not go unnoticed in the community.  Two school colleagues approached George Oliphant, host of NBC’s George to the Rescue, in hopes he would take on the renovation project to make Donna’s life at home easier and more enjoyable. Deeply moved by Donna’s story, George surprised her family and announced his next project was their home.

What the family did not know is that George and his rescue team decided to tackle bonus renovations, including her 3-year-old daughter’s bedroom and the aging kitchen.

apro30agss-30-aga-pro-gas-range-w-rapidbake-convection-2The show’s designer, Tyler Wisler, called on AGA Marvel in search of top-of-the-line appliances that packed a punch on performance, features and good looks, but could slide in a standard 30″ range footprint. The luxury appliance manufacturer joined “Team Myhracle” in earnest, donating a full suite of products, including the company’s newest 30″ professional range, to help transform her kitchen into a welcome place for her family to gather and enjoy good meals for years to come.

“It takes a village, and this is the village that helped rescue her house,” said George, the show’s host. “We knew we were at the right house since day one.”

To learn more about ALS, visit alsa.org.
For more information on AGA products, click here.
For more information on Marvel products, click here.

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AGA MARVEL
 is a North American subsidiary of AGA Rangemaster, a premier international consumer brands group that manufactures and distributes some of the best known and loved kitchen appliances and interiors furnishings in the world, including prominent cooking and refrigeration brands, each with its own unique history.

For more information visit www.agamarvel.com or www.facebook.com/agaranges
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A Sizzling Summer Evening

Event review: NKBA SoCal Chapter Meeting hosted by Mode Distributing
Event Date: August 16, 2016
Event Sponsors: Mode Distributing, Caliber Appliances, Vent-A-Hood, EuroChef, AGA Marvel

img_1169In August, Mode Distributing hosted the NKBA SoCal Chapter meeting. The evening was filled with live music, hand served hors d’oeuvres, mouth watering BBQ, and an enlightening discussion on kitchen ventilation.

Held in an outdoor venue, the event began with The Icy Hot Club, a band consisting of two acoustic guitarists, an upright bass player, and a clarinetist to set the mood with some 1930’s jazz as guests enjoyed drinks at the bar.

img_1147Next, tray passed hors d’oeuvres from California Fresh Catering were served. On the menu… tandoori chicken skewers, bacon wrapped blue cheese stuffed dates, croustade with blue cheese olive tapenade, mini crab cakes with a rémoulade dijon tart, golden puff pastry with prosciutto, gruyere and country mustard, sesame soy ahi on a crispy wonton chip, and a mini beef wellington that sent everyone’s taste buds into a frenzy. Behind the scenes, Chef Erick was on site to make sure that every single hors d’oeuvre was on par for the guests. For more information on California Fresh Catering, click here.

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The band then proceeded to raise the entertainment bar by singing familiar hits like Summertime, Blue Skies, and Ain’t No Sunshine. Based in Los Angeles, the band’s repertoire consists of modernized Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt, both instrumental and with 3-part vocal harmonies. For more info on The Icy Hot Club, click here.

As the music, engaging conversation, and exquisite libations from the open bar continued, Executive Vice President of Caliber Appliances, Dan Nichols, treated guests to some mouth watering rib eye steaks and delicious grilled zucchini grilled on site with the Caliber Pro Kamado™ Grill/Smoker. To download Caliber’s Rib Eye Steak recipe, click here. For more information on the Caliber Pro Kamado™ Grill/Smoker, click here.

Following the outdoor mixer, guests were invited into Mode Distributing’s new showroom for the remainder of the evening. With over 35 premium kitchen appliances on display, guests were treated to a plethora of luxury products ranging from kitchen hoods, outdoor grills, refrigerators, and more.

img_1181Inside, guests were treated to a CEU presentation on the fundamentals of kitchen ventilation by industry expert, Rudy Rodriguez. Rudy has been educating kitchen designers, cabinet makers, and appliance retailers on ventilation for over 13 years. With his unique experience with the mechanics of air-flow and filtration, he brought a highly desired understanding of the latest ventilation advancements for today’s demanding cooking surfaces.

The presentation effectively illustrated how proper ventilation can combat against grease and other cooking contaminants that build up on walls, cabinets, and furniture. These contaminants can affect the air you breath and the food you eat. For more info on cooking ventilation, click here.

After the presentation, Mode Distributing treated guests to gift bags and a raffle with prizes graciously provided by Vent-A-Hood, Caliber Appliance, EuroChef, and AGA Marvel. For more information on these brands, click here.

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Mode Distributing is the premier home appliance distributor in the western United States. With factory trained territory managers, elegant showrooms for hands-on instruction, and an outstanding sales support team, Mode Distributing provides the highest level of service for your building, remodeling or replacement projects. With showrooms located in Southern California, Northern California, and Colorado, Mode Distributing continues to expand its superior service across the country and provide world-class service that matches the level of its luxury products.

For more information visit www.modedistributing.com
or www.facebook.com/modedistributing

 

Verona Range Featured in Professional Builder Magazine

Excerpt From: New Designs For Building Homes Within Reach By Amy Albert, Editor-in-Chief
Published By Professional Builder, August Edition, 2016

1212212112In the debate about how best to deliver new homes to buyers who are just starting out or just moving up, the question of attainability tends to get lost. It’s an issue that expands beyond one generation to what may be one of the most pressing questions in our industry. In its most recent “The State of the Nation’s Housing” report, released in June, The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University confirmed that while income growth and demand for new homes are on the rise, so are income inequality and rent burden. The report maintains that efforts to provide affordable housing aren’t coming close to meeting the need, with far-reaching and dire long-term consequences. As a result, providing buildable, profitable, and affordable new homes is seen by many builders as beyond their grasp at best and at worst, too labor-intensive to make sense.

However, new prototypes are challenging that idea, merging time-honored configurations with up-to-date materials and contemporary design.

1458593290-timbercraft-tiny-home-2The tiny house movement, with its promise of a lightened financial burden and less material encumbrance, has captured the country’s imagination. The 100-to-300-square-foot homes we see in shelter magazines and on design blogs are fun, but their diminutive size makes them unrealistic for many potential homebuyers. The question remains: How to create new homes that are both profitable for builders and within reach for those with modest incomes?

For a long time, the answer lay in the attached townhome, with its lower costs for buyers and better margins for builders. Another solution lies in density. After considerable market research, the development team at KTGY asked: Instead of building 1,600-to-2,100-square-foot homes at five or 10 to the acre, why not build sized-down, single-family detached homes at 10 or more to the acre, ranging from 1,000 to 1,600 square feet and which hold great potential appeal for first-time buyers—an underserved market, to say the least. The homes in turn help create a niche and could help keep builders from losing market share to the resale market.

screen-shot-2016-07-28-at-1-15-43-pmBuilding at density isn’t a new idea. One of the most popular examples, the bungalow court, is thought to have originated in Pasadena, Calif., just after the turn of the 20th century. Soon after, neighborhoods built during the 1920s and 1930s throughout the country followed suit, fitting well within the range of eight to 10 units per acre. Among the various configurations were green courts, auto courts, and alley-loaded garages.

verona-24-range-electricverona-24-range-gasIn compact homes, every inch counts. Increasingly, manufacturers are on the trend, bringing out appliances and fittings that are scaled down, great looking, and hard-working. Fridges, wall ovens, and ranges that measure 24 inches in width, an 18-inch dishwasher, a 4-by-4-foot soaking tub, a 23-by-18-inch freestanding sink vanity, and an elongated toilet use small scale to big advantage.

One manufacturer that is stepping up to the challenge is Verona.

With all the power of a full size professional range, Verona offers a 24 inch gas or electric range that packs a punch for a small space kitchen. The 24 inch gas range provides a versatile selection of both high and low power sealed burners and a turbo electric convection fan that will evenly bake foods up to 25 percent faster than a conventional oven. The 24 inch self cleaning electric range is equipped with four flexible power vitro ceramic elements and a convection oven that takes on the most demanding baking and broiling tasks.

To view full article, click here.
For additional details on Verona products, click here.

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EuroChef USA
 is the exclusive importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances in the United States. Since 2001, the EuroChef USA brands offer innovative Italian ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems that are internationally recognized and exquisitely designed to complement any kitchen. The EuroChef mission is to offer a unique collection of European professional appliances that are affordable, distinctive and of the highest quality. EuroChef USA prides itself on product excellence and the highest quality of customer service for customers around the country.

For more information visit www.eurochefusa.com or www.facebook.com/EuroChefUSA

AGA Introduces the Mercury and Elise

Press Release: Mercury and Elise Added to Collection of AGA Designer Ranges
Published by AGA, August 18, 2016

aga-eliseAGA Designer Range Series sets out to inspire designers, builders and home owners alike. From an amazing array of colors to a stylish selection of modern trims, AGA Designer Ranges offer something for everyone.

Whether you are seeking a more traditional-style range or looking for a sophisticated, contemporary design, AGA is the cornerstone of your kitchen. This luxury designer series is available in gas and induction cooktops and all models feature multiple ovens with a variety of cooking modes. They’re not only beautiful, they are built from the highest quality components and are rigorously tested so you can bake, broil, simmer and saute for years to come.

Now part of the Designer Series, the AGA Mercury and AGA Elise offer elegant simplicity with stately precision. Offered in either dual fuel or induction, these 48 inch ranges combine superior performance with a contemporary, sleek design. Both ranges are available in gloss black, matte black, white, ivory, stainless steel, and scarlet.

AGA Mercury 48” Range
Designed for perfection, the Mercury range is a fusion of uncompromising quality and innovative design giving you ultimate cooking perfection.

A statement of high design and superior performance, the dual fuel Mercury conveys a stately, contemporary design and is built from the highest quality components. With three fast heating ovens, the Mercury gives you over 6 cubic feet of cooking space – with each oven operating independent and separate from each other giving you 3 separate temperatures to produce some of the most complicated dinners.

The multifunction oven offers seven functions for flexible cooking which include Defrost, True European Convection, Convection Grilling, Fan Assisted Oven, Conventional Oven, Browning and Base Heat for slow cooking. The main oven boasts True European Convection – the optimal way to properly and evenly heat foods.

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For more information on the AGA Mercury, click here.

AGA Elise 48” Range
Simple and sincere yet effortlessly elegant, the AGA Elise satisfies the soul as much as the eye. The AGA Elise is a marriage of old-world sensibility with an edge of sophistication giving your kitchen a fresh look no matter the generation.

The AGA Elise creates the characteristic feel of an authentic French kitchen. Available in six colors, this stunning, luxury appliance gives your kitchen the welcoming ambience it deserves. Although modernist and contemporary designs are incredibly popular among French decor, traditional French country kitchens have never lost their charming appeal. The elegance and beauty of the AGA Elise color palette evoke that very feeling and visual depth in all stylings whether contemporary, modern or traditional.

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For more information on the AGA Elise, click here.

For more information on AGA products, click here.

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AGA MARVEL
 is a North American subsidiary of AGA Rangemaster, a premier international consumer brands group that manufactures and distributes some of the best known and loved kitchen appliances and interiors furnishings in the world, including prominent cooking and refrigeration brands, each with its own unique history.

For more information visit www.agamarvel.com or www.facebook.com/agaranges