Verona Appliances has helped aid in the renovation of a severely devastated 1912 home, and bring together the new with the old.
In St. Louis, Missouri Period Restoration, a company specializing in historic restoration, sought out to restore the early 1900s home. “The house was in the same family since the 1950s and was given to one of the kids to whom then let it go. It was in severe disrepair and required a major restoration,” said Randy Renner of Period Restoration.
The goal of the renovation was to preserve many of the older, more historic features of the exterior such as the wood windows, slate/tile roofing and copper work while upgrading the interior elements yet still keeping it consistent with the time period. “Kitchens of course are the main thing everyone cares about so the look we achieved on [the Pershing project] was great,” said Renner. “Subway tile throughout, with a copper hood. Not a lot of wall cabinets (period) and counterparts that would be similar to what was around in the early 1900s.”
The kitchen was completed with 36” Verona Dual Fuel Single Oven Range in Matte Black. Period Restoration prides themselves in keeping all of their projects time period correct, and making sure every detail aligns with that vision. “[We are] very mindful of each houses’ style and architecture when doing a kitchen” said Renner. “Our vision for the kitchen lined up with the looks of the Verona range.”
Thank you, Randy and Period Restoration for sharing your Verona Renovation Story and transformation images.
The exclusive accessory package includes:
- Heavy duty stainless steel griddle
- Maple Cutting board to fit inside the griddle
- Steamer pan with base, steamer and cover
- 3” x 5” Beveled Spatula
- Digital meat probe (batteries included)
- Verona protective oven mitt
The CHEFS PAK (VECP1) has a retail value of $599. The griddle (VEGRL200SS) and cutting board (VECB9171) will be available for individual purchase, while the spatula, steamer pan, meat probe and oven mitt are exclusive to the CHEFS PAK.
Verona, crafted in Italy but made for the U.S. market, launches a new fully electric 36” professional range as a part of the Verona Classic series. Verona Classic now available in All Electric The contemporary lines and stunning details combine the very best of industrial design and cooking performance without the need for a gas connection. Offered in three colors, including stainless steel, matte black and gloss red, the fully electric Verona Classic model features a sleek plinth leg, beveled doors, and stainless steel and elegant shaped stainless steel control knobs. The black ceramic glass cooktop is equipped with five sealed elements including a powerful dual element in the center.
The range is fully equipped with a multi-function European convection oven that is easily programmed with the digital clock and timer, delivering the ultimate in professional performance. The multi-function convection oven provides seven cooking modes including three baking modes (Bake, Fan Oven, Convection Bake); three radiant modes (Broil, Convection Broil, Dual Broil) and a Defrost mode.
A full width compartment provides expansive storage capacity while an included Glide Rack makes cooking large, heavy items almost effortless.
- Programmable Digital Clock & Timer
- Multi Function European Convection Oven
- 1 Glide Rack and 1 Pullout Rack
- EZ Clean Porcelain Oven Surface
- Full width storage compartment
- Plinth legs with an optional wrap-around toe kick
- Closed door broil
- MSRP starts at $3849
Verona Appliances has helped transform a formally cluttered kitchen into a trendy entertainment destination.
In Atlanta, Georgia Level Team Contracting designed and re-built a 1925 bungalow, which had never before been renovated. When the team first purchased the home, they knew that they were about to take on a very large project. “The house was an absolute mess when we purchased it. The previous owners were hoarders and it was filthy, it hadn’t been renovated in many decades,” said owner J.R. Torbert of Level Team Contracting.
The goal of the renovation was to create a great house that would be suitable for hosting parties and entertaining guests, since the house is located in a trendy and walk-able area of Atlanta. “On the inside, we designed a more contemporary open layout with traditional finishes. On the outside, we kept the design details consistent with the neighborhood aesthetic and the original 1920’s construction period.”
The kitchen was completed with 36” Verona Pro-Style Dual Fuel range with an 8” backguard and professional tubular handle. Level Team Contracting prides themselves on being ahead of the curve in design, style and technology. “We chose the Verona because it was a professional 36″ range that looked great and was also affordable. The transformation was amazing and turned into a 1+ million dollar sale.”
Thank you, J.R. and Level Team Contracting for sharing your Verona Renovation Story and transformation images!
Kurt von Kahle, chef and culinary appliance consultant from Kurt’s Kitchen, spoke to EuroChef about one of the hottest technologies for pro chefs – induction cooking. Induction cooking technology was first introduced at the Chicago World Fair in the early 1900s, but hadn’t received much popularity until it was perfected in the year 2000.
Many consumers are unaware of all the great benefits that induction cooking has to offer, so we reached out to Chef Kurt for a Q&A.
Q: Why is induction cooking considered “the hottest new thing” for pro chefs? How could this be applicable for consumers as well?
A: I wouldn’t consider it new for chefs. Many Hotels or off premise small kitchenettes have provided Induction Cooktops for years. In these areas, Ventilation was an issue and in a commercial setting, a fire suppression system was required. Since an Induction top doesn’t produce a heat that can cause fire, it works out well in these environments. Another application is on buffets where the food can be kept in a pan on display simmering over an induction top. This is used in some Whole Food Stores in their prepared food department. In fine dining where there used to be table side flame dishes such as Bananas Foster, the open flame is not allowed anymore so induction has been the go to for safety and consistency.
Q: Do certain recipes work better on induction cooktops than traditional gas or electric ranges? Why?
A: Two of the big selling points for cooktops are High Heat and Low Simmer. Depending on the pan selection, the high heat for searing is exceptional on Induction. Low Simmer can run at a constant instead of a ‘Surging’ effect that typical electric burners provide. Compared to Gas, the cooktop or range top has to offer the highs and lows that are more costly and require more powerful ventilation.
Q: What makes induction a safer choice for consumers?
A: Can’t cause a fire even if you wanted to!
Q: Are induction cooktops still pricey? Are they expensive to fix?
A: Yes but weigh this against a more powerful range top with a great low simmer along with installation of adequate ventilation. Now there are more induction cooktops in the industry, so availability of parts along with training for service people nationally has increased making service less expensive.
Q:For consumers that enjoy wok cooking, how can they get that same even cook they would get with wok rings and round-bottom wok pans?
A: Place a flat bottom wok on the cooktop and cover with a lid for a minute during the heat up period.
Q: Some interviews suggest that the controls and cook settings on induction cooktops can be tricky, do you agree?
A: They are no different than electric glass tops on the market. The biggest issue is for consumers to keep the control area dry, don’t place utensils, towels or hot pans on the the controllers. If your hands are cold, wet or covered with flour or some food it may not allow the controls to see or register your fingers.
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Verona Appliances was featured in a New York Times Real Estate article entitled Recycled Kitchens, Salvaged Splendor on August 21st, 2015.
The article mentions the Verona Appliance brand, as well as showcases an older model 24″ Verona gas range used in a recycled kitchen project.
To read the full New York Times article, click here.
Verona 36″ Single Oven Electric Range was featured in the “Industry News” section of Retail Observer August 2015 edition. To view the article, click here.
Now through December 31st, 2018 Save $500 when you purchase a 36″ Verona Range and Hood together. Good for all 36″ Range models! More info here.
Verona, crafted in Italy but made for the U.S. market, launches a new series of 36” professional ranges with contemporary lines and stunning details that combine the very best of industrial design and cooking performance. Offered in three colors, including stainless steel, matte black and gloss red, the Verona Classic models feature a sleek plinth leg, matching colored control panel, exquisite beveled front plus robust stainless handles and handrail. The elegantly shaped controls add a unique look, and ergonomic feel that is certain to become a trademark of fine cooking. The panel behind the controls is color-matched with the chosen range finish. The ranges are offered in a full line of dual fuel, gas or electric. The dual fuel and gas options are also available with a choice of a double oven.
The ranges are fully equipped with a European convection oven that is easily programmed with the digital clock and timer, delivering the ultimate in professional performance. The multi-function convection oven provides seven cooking modes including three baking modes (Bake, Fan Oven, Convection Bake); three radiant modes (Broil, Convection Broil, Dual Broil) and also a Defrost mode. Convection cooking helps to prepare meals faster, and in less time than a conventional oven.
A full width compartment provides expansive storage capacity while a standard Glide Rack makes cooking large, heavy items almost effortless.
- Programmable Digital Clock & Timer in the dual fuel
and electric ranges
- Multi Function European Convection Oven in the dual
fuel and electric ranges
- High Powered Infrared Broiler in the gas range
- EZ Clean Porcelain Oven Surface
- Full width storage compartment
- Plinth legs with a tubular option
- MSRP starts at $3599