EuroChef USA offers an array of sophisticated, high performance appliance options for compact kitchens. The below ranges, ovens and cooktops from ILVE and Verona are the perfect solutions for bringing style and efficiency to even the smallest of kitchens.
Now through June 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.
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!
Verona, crafted in Italy but made for the U.S. market, introduces a trending new light blue color to their Classic series of 36″ professional ranges. Verona’s Classic series features contemporary lines and stunning details that combine the very best of industrial design and cooking performance. 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 new light blue ranges are offered in a single oven option with a dual fuel or fully gas connection.
“The light blue interior design trend is gaining popularity with designers and homeowners all over the world,” says Melissa Haber, Director of Sales and Marketing for EuroChef USA. “Verona’s new light blue color exhibits calming properties that are perfect for the heart of the home. The color is easy to pair with a wide array of design schemes while still acting as the focal point of the kitchen.”
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.
A full width compartment provides expansive storage capacity while a standard Glide Rack makes cooking large, heavy items almost effortless.
- Programmable Digital Clock and Timer in the dual fuel ranges
- Multi Function European Convection Oven in the dualfuel ranges
- High Powered Infrared Broiler in the gas ranges
- EZ Clean Porcelain Oven Cavity
- Full width storage compartment
- Plinth legs with a tubular option
- MSRP starts at $4499
Kitchen remodels these days are less likely to be done with an eye to resell and more likely to be customized to reflect one’s personal style. With this rising trend, homeowners are now decorating to their taste and furnishing with appliances made to suit their lifestyle.
Fortunately, it’s easier than ever before to get the personalized look and function that is in such high demand. For example, ILVE appliances are completely hand-assembled in Italy with the option to customize and build ranges just the way you want. Homeowners can visit the ILVE Appliances website to see all of the available options, including over 200 colors, three decorative styles—from the Majestic, Nostalgie, or Techno lines— three trim finishes, four leg designs from sleek modern to ornate traditional, multiple stove top configurations and more.
After choosing the ideal look and style for your range, ILVE allows you to take it one step further offering a variety of mix and match accessories. These unique add-ons such as a Gas Barbeque Grill, Wok Ring and Stainless Steel Griddle allow you to customize your range’s cooking surface with the unique ability to change it over time. So if you want to change over from a bacon griddle to an oven top steamer or fish poacher, anything is possible.
Additional optional accessories by ILVE include a chopping board, bain-marie warming basin and cast iron steak pans. ILVE appliances and accessories epitomize the theory of customizing your space for your personal needs and lifestyle. Each accessory caters to different cooking styles and innovative ways to serve food.
Verona Appliances, another Italian brand also imported by EuroChef USA, offers seven color finishes and two design series as well as optional handrail and leg choices so you can customize your look affordably. The stylish line of pro-style dual fuel, gas or electric ranges, as well as built-in ovens and cooktops, add beauty and efficiency to any kitchen.
Verona’s appliances and accessories are perfect for the homeowner that loves to switch things up inside the kitchen. Many of Verona’s coordinating accessories in the Verona CHEFS PAK are interchangeable, removable and really allow you to customize your range according to what and how you like to cook.
With all these endless customization options, your kitchen appliances have the opportunity to reflect your personal style in any way you can dream of!
With Verona Appliances, big things come in small packages! And that’s exactly what renovators had in mind when transforming a small summer cottage into a fully outfitted year round home.
In Provincetown, Massachusetts Cape Associates, a building and remodeling company specializing in fully custom projects, was tasked with not only turning the 300 square foot cottage into a year round space, but equipping it with all of the conveniences of modern living.
“The Summer cottage could not be expanded vertically or horizontally due to code restrictions so all the requirements for year round living needed to be fit into the existing footprint,” said project manager Derik Burgess. “This necessitated very careful planning and customization in order to fit it all in.”
The kitchen was completed with a 24” Verona Gas Wall Oven and a 12” Deluxe 2 Burner Gas Cooktop. The appliances were specially chosen by the client, he himself being a principal at Studios Architecture.
Thank you, Derik and Cape Associates for sharing your Verona Renovation Story and transformation images!
Equipped with a Booster/Fast Boil function and Pan Detection on all zones
Verona Appliances, known for Italian crafted appliances made for the U.S. market, has released their new 36” Induction 5-Zone Cooktop. The powerful new cooktop comes in a sleek black easy-to-clean ceramic glass. The 5 high power zones feature a fast boil setting for rapid cooking as well as a low power setting for delicate meals. Each zone also features eight distinct power levels plus a BOOST function, all easily regulated by soft touch digital display controls.
The 36” Electric Induction Cooktop has an overall depth of 20 7/8” and a width of 35 7/16”
- Black Ceramic Glass
- 5 Cooking Zones
- Crescent shaped touch controls
- Low power setting for delicate cooking
- Booster/Fast Boil Function on all zones – with up to 3 used simultaneously. This function shuts off after 10 minutes and then automatically brings the setting down to the highest standard heat setting.
- Pan detection system will detect the size and shape of the cookware and heat only that cooking area
- 3 Cooling Fans
- Hot surface/residual heat indicator
- Auto shut-off in the case of spillage, incorrect pan usage or if no cookware is detected
- Audible alarm to alert of spillage or cooktop malfunction
- MSRP is $1,899
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
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
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.
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
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:
Verona 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.”