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Archive for June, 2011

German Kitchen Showcase: Part 2: Pronorm Kitchens

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

In the next part of our feature on German Kitchens, we are taking a look at the range of kitchens from Pronorm.

Pronorm are well known for their contemporary kitchen designs with that typical German look.  Clean lines, functional design and high quality manufacturing have seen Pronorm grow to be one of the big players in the middle to high end kitchen market.  Pronorm have a rich history in furniture manufacturing, having begun production back in 1945.  The name Pronorm was introduced in 1972 and their kitchens can now be found all over the world.

So let’s take a look at some of the Pronorm range:

Pronorm Y-Line

Pronorm Y-Line

The Y-line by Pronorm, shown here in white gloss, is a handle-less kitchen with sleek lines that fits beautifully with contemporary living.  What I love about this kitchen is the sense of tranquility you get from it and how it blends in rather than take over the room.  For anyone with a small or dark kitchen, consider a kitchen like the Y-line in white gloss.  It will give a more spacious feel to the room by blending in and allowing light (whether natural or artificial) to bounce off it.  The Y-line also comes with thick end panels which frame the doors and streamline the look.  This range from Pronorm is also available in vanilla, cubanit, anthracite and black.

Also in the Y-line range:

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Proline 128

Pronorm Proline Kitchen

The Proline range, as you can see from the photo, can be fitted with handles or without.  If planning without handles, a touch opening system would be used instead of a finger rail.  Again, the main part of this kitchen is white, but the island shown is in black gloss.  The reason for showing this particular photograph of the Proline range is to highlight the open shelving design on the main kitchen run.  The beauty of this design is that it takes away that heavy kitchen look and lends itself perfectly towards an open plan living area.

Also in the Proline 128 range:

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Classicline

Pronorm Classic LinePronorm img_classic_hn_01

The Classicline range from Pronorm is an extremely flexible range.  The idea is that homeowners can choose a modern or classic look for their kitchen depending on their preferred look.  The kitchen above left, is a mix of both titanium and teak, with the teak warming up what might otherwise be a cold looking kitchen.  As we have said before, mixing and matching is a key trend at the moment.  The kitchen to the right is a more classic or traditional kitchen.  The doors centre panel is v-grooved to give a country look with the vanilla colour being warm and inviting.

Also in the Classicline range:

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To find out more about Pronorm kitchens, visit their website at www.pronorm.de.

To find a dealer of Pronorm kitchens on Kitchenindex.ie go to http://www.kitchenindex.ie/retail/category-1/Fitted-Kitchens-and-Bedrooms.aspx/page-1/perpage-10/county-no/brand-Pronorm

Electrolux’s Stunning Vertical Chimney Hood

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Make your cooker hood a centrepiece in the kitchen! With more of us living, eating and entertaining in the kitchen, a stunning extractor can really add style and panache! Big is beautiful when it comes to cooker hoods and bold, dramatic designs have transformed them into great focal points in the kitchen. This Electrolux chimney hood is available in two different sizes to suit the size of your kitchen and hob.

Electrolux vertical chimney hood

Features such as two bright halogen bulbs and four different speeds are all designed to make cooking easier and more pleasant.

EFC50800/ EFC80800:

  • Available in 55cm and 80cm
  • 590m³/hr extraction rate
  • 66dB noise level (ducted)
  • Electronic touch control
  • 4 speeds inc. Intensive
  • 3 aluminum grease filter
  • 2 x 20W Halogen lights
  • Charcoal filter as standard
  • Minimum height:

-Electric 500mm

-Gas 650mm

  • Stainless
  • Optional accessories:  Ducting kit CDK5FR or CDK5F

Expected Selling Price: EFC50800X £599, EFC80800X £649.00

Electrolux:

www.electrolux.co.uk

08445 611611

ATAG Launch New Gas Hobs With Digital Timers

Friday, June 10th, 2011

ATAG, the Dutch company famous for its technologically advanced built-in kitchen appliances exclusively available to the kitchen specialist, presents the latest additions to its superior product portfolio; two gas-on-glass hobs with digital timers.

Atag Hob Digital Timers

The digital timers featured on the HG9611MDB gas on glass hob, and the HG1111MDB panoramic gas on glass hob, help to make cooking even more convenient and efficient. The consumer can use the timers to programme the desired cooking time, or keep an eye on the elapsed time. Once the specified cooking period has completed, the burner automatically turns off, preventing burning of food or overflowing pans.

These innovative digital timers secure ATAG as the market leader in gas cooking technology, with appliances packed full of thoughtful features truly designed to make life easier.

Key features and benefits of the HG1111MDB panoramic gas on glass hob:

* A Red Dot Design Award 2011 winner
* Part of the stylish MAGNA design line, with an ergonomic panoramic layout
* New digital timers for each zone, with switch-off function or display of elapsed cooking time
* Ability to turn off all burners simultaneously for complete ease of use, saving gas and time
* Black vitro-ceramic glass (wear and scratch-proof) with stainless steel trim
* Four gas burners – two normal and two wok, perfect for a variety of cooking styles
* Two powerful wok burners with extended adjustable range, from simmering to wok setting (0.26 – 5.7 kW), ideal for Asian cooking
* Thermo-electric flame failure device for peace of mind
* Comfortable operation by stainless steel control knob with integrated spark ignition
* Unique Flex® enamelled one-piece burner caps, easy to clean and replace
* Dimensions: H x W x D: 46 x 1114 x 412 mm
* The HG1111MDB retails for approximately £1475

Bill Miller, ATAG’s Sales and Marketing Director, says: “ATAG is renowned for its superior quality gas hobs, and the addition of digital timers to the two new models in the range truly marks it out as a market leader. These timers offer real safety advantages for the consumer, and the benefit of this added peace of mind cannot be understated. As with all ATAG hobs, the innovative functionality offered by these two new hobs is complemented by beautiful yet simple design, carefully considered to be as ergonomic and user-friendly as possible.”

For further information about ATAG’s new gas hobs with digital timers, please call ATAG on 0208 247 3993 or visit the website at www.atag.co.uk