MODE at KBIS 2017

Event review: KBIS 2017
Event Date: January 10-12, 2017
Event Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
Selection From Press Release: NKBA Reveals Top Design Trends and Economic Outlook at KBIS 2017 – By KBIS
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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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.

For more information on AGA products, click here.apro48agss-48-aga-pro-range-w-rapidback-convection-4

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 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

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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 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

AGA Featured in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Excerpt from: Tour the Fashionable Filming Locations of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
Text By Elizabeth Stamp
Photography By David Appleby/20th Century Fox
Published by Architectural Digest, July 22, 2016

AGA Absolutely Fabulous

Based on the hit BBC sitcom from the 90’s, the recently released Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie brings back the ever-glamorous and self-indulgent Edina and Patsy. Along with the return of the cast, production designer Harry Banks has reintroduced the AGA Range, which made several appearances on the show. This time, Banks took advantage of the new integrated solutions to mix and match. “We actually got three Agas and put them together,” he says. “They’d brought out a range in pastel colors of a smaller cooker, but by using three of them it gave us a vast cooker in some really cool colors.”Customize Your Aga

Customizing an AGA cooking space has never been easier. With the integrated solutions of adding induction, gas top burners or a warming plate hotcupboard to any 3-oven AGA cast iron range, the possibilities are endless.

For more details on AGA products, click here.
To view the full article and slide show at Architectural Digest, 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

AGA Homemade Bread Recipe

Recipe from: AGA Blog: Baking Bread In The AGA Cast Iron Range
Published by AGA, June 13, 2016

AGA Baked Bread

When baking or cooking with the AGA cast iron range, the radiant heat of the cast iron helps lock in moisture and flavor.  Few would argue that fresh-baked homemade bread is far tastier than store-bought loaves. Even a plain loaf is delicious, and your creative customizations will take it over the top. Add your favorite healthy grains and seeds, use a mixture of flours or add dried fruit and spices to create a low-sugar breakfast loaf. Want to add a bit of protein – and flavor?  Add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese.  (Everything tastes better with cheese…)  Homemade crackers, rolls, and tortillas are easy variations on loaves that will complement a wide array of dishes and cuisines. colors_duck_egg_blue_470x460

Ingredients

  • 8 ½ cups bread flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons instant yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine 7 cups of the flour, salt, sugar, yeast, egg.
  • Put oil, water and milk in a saucepan and warm on Simmering Plate. Pour over flour mixture. Mix.
  • Pour remaining bread flour onto counter, making a well in the center and empty dough into well. Knead flour in until dough is no longer sticky.
  • Place into oiled bowl. Rest on back of AGA for 30 minutes.
  • Empty onto floured counter and cut into 4 loaves. Place in bread pan with seam side down.
  • Let rise on Warming Tray until doubled in size (about 1 hour).
  • Bake in Roasting Oven about 20 minutes. Check after 15 minutes and cover with Cold Shelf if too brown.
  • Remove from oven, rub with butter and cool on wire rack.

To read the full blog post, click here.

For more details 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

AGA Receives Best Kitchen Appliance 2016

Press Release from: Pursuitist Named AGA Cast Iron Range Best Kitchen Appliance 2016
Published by AGAMarvel, May, 2016

Pursuitist Best Of 2016Pursuitist recently published an article highlighting luxury brand appliances they deem the best for your kitchen this year. Pursuitist named AGA Cast Iron Ranges Best Kitchen Appliance for 2016 being sure to point out our Marvel Premium Undercounter Refrigeration which blends beautifully with our AGA ranges completing your kitchen design. The AGA Cast Iron Range was recognized for its unique cooking experience using cast iron, its vitreous enamel exterior available in 15 colors and the AGA cast iron range being tremendously flexible.

Customize Your AgaAGA Marvel unveiled its latest product launches earlier this year paying focus to the newest AGA a la carte features, Customize Your AGA. Now with three integrated solutions you may add induction, gas top burners or a warming plate hotcupboard to any 3-oven AGA cast iron range. The 3-oven Total Control and Dual Control are the building block for such endless configurations.

Pursuitist is an online publisher of luxury industry news and high-end reviews. Forbes has named Pursuitist the “best luxury blog”.

For more details on AGA products, click here.
To view Pursuitist Best Kitchen Appliances for 2016, 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