How-To Clean Your ILVE or Verona Cooking Appliance

An important part of keeping your cooking appliances looking and functioning like new is to keep them clean all year long. Cleaning your ILVE or Verona appliance is made easy by following these simple tips:

Gas Cooktop Surfaces

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To clean the cast-iron grates and remove any spills or splatters, use a scratch resistant cleansing powder such as Bon Ami or Bar Keeper’s Friend. Mix the powder with water to create a thick paste or slurry mixture. Dip a soft cloth or sponge into the mixture and rub gently onto the grates. Rinse thoroughly within a minute of application and wipe the surface dry with a clean, smooth cloth.

For food that has burned onto the stainless steel stovetop surface, apply warm water to the spot while the stovetop is still warm. Once the stovetop has cooled down it should easily wipe away. For extra tough spots try a general stainless steel cleaner that can be found at your local store.

To sanitize the surface, use a cleansing spray or wipe made specifically for stainless steel surfaces. Note that it is recommended to only use a smooth cloth/sponge and cleanser without bleach on any appliance surface you may be cleaning.

Electric or Induction Glass Cooktop Surfaces

To maintain and avoid damage to the glass on an electric or induction cooktop surface be sure to wipe away any spills in a timely manner (always be sure the surface is cool enough to avoid burns.) Spills can normally be wiped up with a damp sponge, cloth or paper towel along with a gentle cleaning agent made for glass surfaces, which will also work to sanitize the surface and remove any stubborn smudge marks

Oven Interiors

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The secret to cleaning the oven is to wipe up spills and splatters as they occur (always be sure the oven is cool enough to avoid burns.) Once spills are wiped up, clean the oven with a simple hand dishwashing soap and warm water.

To get rid of more stubborn grime or odors, place an open pan of water with a little bit of lemon juice or white vinegar into the oven and turn the temperature up to the highest setting and let the oven run at this temperature for 45 minutes to an hour. This essentially creates a steam process and allows any splatter to be loosened from the cavity walls. Once fully cooled, the oven can easily be wiped clean with a smooth sponge or cloth.

Oven Doors

ILVE and Verona oven doors have the exclusive benefit of easily removable glass for simple cleaning. The glass panels can be removed simply by unscrewing the retaining screws with a screwdriver. The glass plates can then be cleaned using paper towels and a non-invasion glass cleaner to wipe away spills and splatters.

Griddles & Griddle Tops

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After cooking, while the griddle is still warm, pour some kosher salt and oil onto the griddle top surface. Cut a lemon in half and use the lemon to scrub the salt and oil onto the surface. The kosher salt will act as an abrasive to work away any of the burnt residue and impurities from cooking. When finished, simply wipe clean with a dry paper towel leaving it slightly oiled for next use.

For more information on how to clean your ILVE or Verona range, take a look at the following how-to videos:

ILVE & Verona Appliances Featured in New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton

Slow-Roasted-Duck-Epi124-WIDEVerona and ILVE Appliances help dress the set for a new 26-part cooking series entitled New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton produced by WYES-TV.

In the new series that debuted nation-wide April 16, Chef Belton explores the diverse cultures that contribute to the distinct New Orleans taste by cooking recipes using an ILVE cooktop and a Verona double wall oven.

The 36” ILVE Cooktop (Model UXLP90F) is fully equipped with 5 powerful burners, a fully removable griddle, individual precision burner controls, flame failure safety cutout, one-touch electronic ignition, triple ring burner, cast iron heavy-duty grates and burner caps and stainless steel knobs.

The 36” Self Cleaning Electric Double Oven (Model VEBIEM3030DSS) features easy-to-use touch controls, stainless steel knobs and handles, two 4.1 cu.ft. capacity ovens, 12 versatile cooking functions, pyrolytic self-clean, 4 pane heat resistant glass doors, true European convection in each oven, as well as a heavy duty and telescopic glide rack in each oven.

The goal of Chef Belton’s show is to teach others how simple and fun cooking can be. “They think that something that tastes so good has to be really complicated,” says Belton “but it doesn’t. I like food that is simple but surprisingly delicious.”

ILVE Majestic Featured in Architectural Digest Kitchen Renovation Story

ILVE Majestic has been featured in a White and Gray Kitchen Renovation spotlight in Architectural Digest.

Brooklyn based design firm Nastasi Vail Design used an ILVE Majestic Range to transform a formerly cluttered floor plan into a modern space with traditional appeal.

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Read the full story written by Jennifer Fernandez on architecturaldigest.com here. Photography by Genevieve Garruppo.

ILVE to Showcase Top Appliance Trends at AD Design Show

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EDGEWOOD, NEW YORK – March, 2016 – ILVE Appliances will once again be exhibiting at the 15th annual Architectural Digest Design Show from March 17-20 in New York City. The brand will be showcasing their top trends and award winning designs to approximately 40,000 guests and design enthusiasts.

Below is a preview of the latest innovative collections that will be on display at the ILVE booth #279 this year.

For press release and high-res images, click here

RAL Custom Color Program
The Custom Color Program is available for both ILVE collections, the Majestic and Nostalgie. Both series are available in standard colors (7 for Majestic and 8 for Nostalgie), and with the new Custom Color Program over 220 colors are available resulting in more personalized options than ever before. The program was named an Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Award Honoree. The RAL colors that will be showcased at the ILVE booth include Quartz Grey, Light Green, Mahogany Brown and Traffic Red.

Mixed Metal
One of the most up-and-coming trends on the interior design scene today is the use of mixed metals in appliances and home décor. The mixed metal trend has seen increasing popularity over the last few months, and is expected to make an even bigger impact on the design world in the 2016 year. ILVE has customized a 36” Mahogany Brown ILVE Majestic Range with chrome and brass trim to showcase the beautiful new trend.

9 Ways To Cook Accessories
One of the many advantages of purchasing an ILVE range is the optional accessories exclusive to the ILVE brand. These accessories are made to fit perfectly on ILVE ranges and cooktops, and provide the added benefit of nine unique ways to cook. The accessories and features include: an oblong burner, simmer plate, stainless steel griddle, wok ring, barbeque grill, griddle top dome, bain marie warming basin, steam basin, steak pans, and a chopping board. Just like all ILVE products, these features and accessories will add beauty, style and performance to any kitchen

Other collections to be featured at the ILVE booth include:

Majestic Collection
Voted Interiors & Sources Readers’ Choice Award Winner in the Best of Kitchen and Bath Category, ILVE’s Majestic line of ranges is available in both dual fuel and gas (30” & 36” only.) The ranges are offered in five standard American sizes including 60”, 48”, 40”, 36”& 30” with both single and double oven options available. The line is fully customizable with seven standard colors, 213 Classic Colors, three trim options and four leg options allowing for a wide range of choices for personalization. Additionally, ILVE Majestic Ranges are equipped with green energy features such as an EU “A” green energy rating, triple-pane glass doors for better heat insulation, and an 8-minute electric oven preheat. ILVE will be featuring all five sizes at the show in a variety of color and trim options.

Techno Collection
The Techno Collection incorporates all of the same technical features found in the original Majestic series and is available in the same sizes and colors. Features exclusive to the Techno collection include techno knobs, a tubular style handle, tubular legs, trim-less doors and panel and an optional upper handrail for modern flair. ILVE will be showcasing a 40”, 36” and 30” Techno range in both standard and RAL colors.

Nostalgie Collection
ILVE’s Nostalgie line of ranges is available in a powerful all gas configuration. The ranges are offered in three standard American sizes including a compact 24”, 30” and 36” all with a 24” depth. The line is customizable with eight standard colors and 213 Classic RAL Colors. The range comes complete with a upper handrail, digital clock & timer, pre-heat indicator, hearth shaped window, tubular legs and a full width storage/heating drawer. ILVE will be featuring the compact 24” range in Antique White with a bronze trim.

Induction Range
The Professional Series 30” ILVE Induction Range offers the fastest and most responsive cooking technology available with no power sharing, allowing for the full strength of each element to be used simultaneously. The range is equipped with four zones of heat source, a rotisserie, full width warming drawer, pot sensor technology power boost burners, and a multifunctional convection oven. The 30” Stainless Steel model will be on display at the ILVE booth.

Professional Gas Cooktops
ILVE Gas cooktops come equipped with the exclusive griddle, which allows for endless food prep options. Each cooktop includes individual precision burner controls, flame failure safety cutout, one-touch electronic ignition, triple ring burner, cast iron heavy-duty grates, matte black burner caps and stainless steel knobs. The cooktop collection includes 6 exclusive models and is available in 15”, 36” and 48” sizes. The 15” griddle, 36” cooktop, and 48” pro-style cooktop will be on display at the ILVE booth in a three-tier display stand.

Ventilation Hood
ILVE Ventilation Hoods pair perfectly with any ILVE range. The hoods featured 2 infrared heat lamps and a quiet energy-saving four-speed fan control. All hoods are wall mounted with halogen lamps with adjustable light intensity, an anti-grease filter in anodized aluminum and a light indicator for filter maintenance. The hoods are available in all standard and RAL colors. A 40” RAL Burgundy hood will be on display at the ILVE booth.

About ILVE: Founded in 1952, ILVE is steadfastly committed to exceptional handcrafted quality in residential cooking appliances including ranges, cooktops, ventilation and accessories. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, located near historic Venice, Italy represents more than 50 years of tradition, continuous technological research and relentless innovation. Bringing a unique brand of Italian craftsmanship to the devoted chef, ILVE has become known as the brand for people who are passionate about cooking and fine kitchen appliances. Although crafted in Italy, each appliance is made to U.S. market specifications. EuroChef USA is the exclusive importer of the ILVE brand for the U.S. and distributes the collection through an authorized network of retailers and distributors throughout the country.

EuroChef USA brands named Design Journal’s Best of 2015 Products

UntitledEDGEWOOD, NEW YORK – March 2016 EuroChef USA, the exclusive US importer of ILVE and Verona brand cooking appliances, is awarded two Best of 2015 Product awards by Design Journal Magazine for the Verona Classic Professional Style Range and the ILVE RAL Custom Color Program.

“We’re so excited for our brands to be named as part of Design Journal Magazine’s Best of 2015 Products,” says Melissa Haber, Director of Sales & Marketing for EuroChef USA. “Verona Classic and the RAL Custom Color program have been changing the way designers and homeowners bring personality and efficiency into their kitchens, and we are so delighted to be a leader in this revolution.”

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, an 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 ranges are offered in a full line of dual fuel, gas or electric, with double oven options available for the dual fuel and gas ranges.

Verona Classic

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ILVE’s RAL Custom Color Program is available for both the Majestic and Nostalgie line. The program allows for consumers to choose from 213 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.

ILVE RAL Custom Color Program

The Best of 2015 Products are presented by Designjournalmag.com, the international trade resource for interior designers, architects and facility managers since 1988. The magazine recognizes superior product design of furnishings marketed through architects and interior designers as well as the greatest architecture and design projects worldwide.

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About EuroChef: 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 http://eurochefusa.com or https://www.facebook.com/EuroChefUSA

Mixed Metal Q&A with Interior Designer Christine Donner

_MG_2765One of the most up-and-coming trends on the interior design scene today is the use of mixed metals in appliances and home décor. The mixed metal trend has seen increasing popularity over the last few months, and is expected to make an even bigger impact on the design world in the 2016 year.

Interior designer and specialist Christine Donner from Christine Donner Kitchen Design, Inc. spoke with EuroChef USA about her experiences, as well as the aesthetic value of using mixed metals in kitchen designs.

EuroChef USA: Could you explain what the mixed metal trend is, and what colors are often seen?

Christina Donner: The mixed metal trend adds a layer of interest and dimension to a room.  Combining silver and gold, or chrome and brass, or adding oiled rubbed bronze to existing fixtures will make your kitchen livelier.

Clients often get hung up on choosing one metal for their kitchen – either brushed or polished– like everything should match. But appliances are always a combination of brushed and polished, that element is already in the room. With the new popularity of brushed brass, clients want that look too, but you can’t get an oven in brass – so we find ourselves going with a combination of metals. Relax and pick what you like — just be sure to tell your designer so she makes sure it all works.

EC: How long have you been working with mixed metal designs? Is this a fairly new concept?

CD: For several years, metal trends in jewelry design have been edging towards yellow gold again.  And now you commonly see bracelets and the like with both yellow and white gold, as well as, rose gold. Interpreting this trend into home interiors is fairly new.  It is common for fashion design to be a year or two ahead of interior design.

EC: What do you think has led to the recent popularity of mixed metals?

CD: Home design trends now are increasingly eclectic, and in some cases a bit wild with color and patterns. I think this trend frees people up to mix and match without worry.

By mixing metals, a homeowner can easily update their existing interiors without changing everything. It does lend a fresher look.

EC: What types of homes will benefit from mixed metal appliances? (transitional, contemporary, rustic, etc.)

CD: This can be a universal trend spanning styles, and color palettes. There is a look now for a traditionally designed home to be furnished with very contemporary pieces, and some wild light fixture or art. I think the mixed metal trend is very much a part of that look right now.

EC: Which cabinet, wall and flooring colors are complimentary of mixed metal appliances? (what color should I paint my wall if I want a mixed metal range, or is it more versatile?)

CD: We chose to make the cabinets a very pure white, to brighten the space and not add any other color elements to the mix. The quartzite countertops are very beautiful, Dolce Vita, a blend of white and grays and soft creamy tones. That seemed to pull the mixed metals together.

EC: The Branford Kitchen (images shown within this post) is absolutely beautiful, could you give us some backstory on the design?

CD: This was a maple stain contractor grade kitchen with an island that dominated the space. The kitchen is toward the back of the house, as the living room faces the water. It was dark and crowded. Our task was to bring order and lightness to the space. The room now feels about twice as large, and twice as bright.

We knew the range needed to go on the back wall, directly in the site line from the living room. It needed to be something eye-catching, but it also had work to do. We were concerned with making this kitchen work, with a defined food prep and cooking zone near the range, and a clean up zone nearer the front.

EC: Why did you choose an ILVE in your kitchen design?

CD: The homeowner chose an ILVE not only for its quality, but also because it is a beautiful looking range that certainly draws attention to itself.  We were given a finish sample kit and we played around with it, covering some knobs with tin foil to achieve the mixed metal look we wanted. By mixing metal finishes, the homeowner feels the ILVE is the anchor in the room, from which other design elements were pulled.

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Kitchen designed by Christine Donner. Images by MaryEllen Hendricks.

ILVE Majestic Named Interior & Sources Readers’ Choice Award Winner

I_Stnd_RC_Logo_2015ILVE, known for their handcrafted Italian appliances, has been selected as a winner in the 2015 Interiors & Sources Readers’ Choice Awards in the Best of Kitchen & Bath Category for the ILVE Majestic Range. For the first time in 7 years, voting was done via Facebook “likes” to tally the favorites.

“It is such an honor to have been voted a Readers’ Choice Award Winner for our ILVE Majestic line,” says Melissa Haber, Director of Sales & Marketing for EuroChef USA. “The ILVE Majestic stands as a staple for our brand, and the fully customizable options make our line of ranges an easy choice for architects and designers.”

ILVE’s Majestic line of ranges is available in both dual fuel and gas only. The ranges are offered in five standard American sizes including 60”, 48”, 40”, 36”, 30” with both single and double oven options available. The line is fully customizable with seven standard colors, 213 Classic Colors, three trim options and four leg options allowing for a wide range of choices for personalization. Additionally, ILVE Majestic Ranges are equipped with green energy features such as an EU “A” green energy rating, triple-pane glass doors for better heat insulation, and an 8-minute electric oven preheat.

In the 7th Annual Interior & Sources Reader’s Choice Awards, dedicated readers and industry specialists voted for the latest and greatest products in the interior design industry. The voting took place during a two-week voting period in November via a Facebook vote, and winners were announced in the December issue of the magazine.