Each year, the Pantone Color Institute selects their Pantone Color of the Year to reflect global culture via a color snapshot. The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year, Greenery, has been selected to represent growth and new beginnings.
Known as “nature’s neutral” Greenery is a shade that works well with various different color combinations. Bringing growth, harmony, and safety into designs, green appliances are the perfect choice for a fresh focal point in the kitchen.
ILVE offers two unique ways to bring the trending green color into the kitchen. Along with the standard Emerald Green color, available for the Majestic and Nostalgie range series, is the RAL Custom Color Program. Over 200 RAL colors are available, such as May Green (6017), to offer the same fresh and calming properties in a personally selected shade.
Mix & match these greenery inspired colors with different trim, cooktop and leg options for a completely customized look that will revitalize your kitchen design.
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.
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 + Geoffrey Arend
In Houston, Texas the heart of a 1950s 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.”
The 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.
“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!”
Now through September 30th, 2017 get the Verona CHEFS PAK for free with the purchase of any Verona range with the mail-in rebate. Details & rebate form here.
Modern technology is improving every facet of our lives and the kitchen is no exception. By carefully outfitting your kitchen, your appliances can be safer, more efficient and give you versatility and precision as a home chef.
One technology, which has been popular in Europe for years but is still relatively new to the US, is induction cooking which uses electromagnetic energy to heat foods quickly and precisely.
Like a gas burner, an induction cooktop or range-top surface can handle the rapid shifts in heat settings required in a busy kitchen. And because the burner does not heat unless cookware is detected, ventilation can operate more efficiently.
Other efficiencies in induction cooking are exemplified in such appliances as the new 36” Induction 5-Zone Cooktop from Verona, which includes a fast boil setting for rapid cooking as well as a low power setting for delicate meals. A pan detection system saves energy by sensing the size and shape of cookware and intelligently heating only the needed cooking area. Features like a residual heat indicator and an automatic shut-off in case of spillage make cooking with this induction cooktop safer, too. Verona also makes a 30” induction cooktop and 30” induction range.
“Because induction cooking offers the most direct heat transfer of any cooking surface and features unprecedented safety benefits, it’s become the modern standard for kitchens today,” says Melissa Haber, director of sales and marketing for EuroChef USA.
Consumers looking to upgrade their kitchens in the future will enjoy even more choices, as new induction ranges are introduced, such as 36” and 40” ILVE ranges, which offer a wealth of features like a rotisserie, warming drawer, power boost burners and a multifunction convection oven.
If you are still cooking with old school appliances in your kitchen, you may be working harder than you need to be. When making an upgrade, consider the latest cooking technologies.
EuroChef USA offers a variety of cooking accessories to make preparing your favorite meals even easier. Of those accessories, the fully removable Griddle cooktop option, or accessory, serves as one of the most useful tools in the kitchen. Here are our top four reasons why this tool is essential for the at-home kitchen:
- Surface Space: Stovetop griddles have a larger surface space than traditional pans or cast iron skillets. This allows for more food to be prepped at once, making it a perfect option for large families or those who like to entertain!
- Griddles Require Less Fatty Oils: The need for less fat and oils during cooking offers the possibility for healthier meals. In addition, much of the excess fat separates itself during cooking and makes its way in to the integrated grease trap instead of being absorbed into the food.
- Every meal of the day can be prepared on a griddle: Pancakes, eggs and bacon during breakfast, grilled cheese for lunch or a juicy steak for dinner – virtually every meal of the day can be prepared on a griddle top.
- Cooking indoors: Traditional BBQ favorites can be cooked indoors during less than ideal weather, so you can enjoy your favorite foods all year long.
For our favorite griddle recipes, take a look at our Pinterest board below!