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Home Living : May 1st 2012
8 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 MB OVENS HOT ON STYLE, BAKING Induction cooktops Induction cooktops have enjoyed huge growth in the past couple of years as more people discover their benefits. While gas and elec- tric cooktops transfer heat from the burner or element to the pot, induction cooktops create electro- magnetic energy that reacts with metal objects and makes them hot -- so the pot itself heats up rather than the cooktop. Pyrolytic ovens A pyrolytic oven is basically a self- cleaning oven. It uses extremely high temperatures to convert any grease on the oven walls into ash, which can then be safely wiped away with a damp cloth. Steam ovens Demand is growing for built-in steam ovens as people discover the benefits of steam cooking. It en- hances flavour while retaining natural vitamins and minerals. Premium refrigerators Brands such as Wolf, Sub Zero and Miele are highly sought after because they embody prestige, sophistication and quality. KITCHENS ALTERING STYLE TASTES REQUIREMENTS ARE CHANGING Janita Singh A kitchen which boasts a built in fridge and microbiological air purification system. Details: www.winningappliances.com.au INDUCTION cooktops, pyrolytic ovens and premium-quality re- frigerators are all the latest rage in Europe, and Australian kitchen designers and consumers are catching on fast. European trends see kitchen appliances designed to integrate smoothly into the cupboards and benchtops to create a sense of harmony and uniformity. Australian consumers can ex- pect to see smarter, sleeker and more sophisticated kitchen ap- pliances around home show- rooms. CEO of Winning Ap- pliances and Appliances Online, John Winning, said people wanted to spend more time at home cooking and were looking for appliances that were easier to use and clean, while making a stylish statement. He said there was a gradual move away from the stainless steel look towards sleek black finishes. ''Twenty years ago, all you could buy was white, 10 years ago it was stainless steel, and today we're starting to see a growth in popu- larity for appliances finished in black,'' Mr Winning said. ''This has been a big trend in Europe and it's slowly starting to pick up in Australia --- a great example being the recent intro- duction of the new Electrolux Ebony range.'' According to Mr Winning, the hottest trends in kitchen appliances are: Induction cooktops Steam ovens; Pyrolytic ovens; Premium quality refrigerators (e.g. Miele, and Sub Zero); Appliances finished in black (instead of white or stainless steel). ''All of these trends indicate that consumers are becoming more informed and discerning. With one third of Australians planning to renovate their home in the next 12 months, the demand for well- designed, technologically ad- vanced appliances is growing,'' said Mr Winning. Showroom & Factory: Unit 1/10 Hornsby St, Hornsby www.twinliteawnings.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 9482 7000 Enjoy outdoor living with... CURVED, DOMES, GABLE, FLAT, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL The best protection in any weather 10 year manufacture warranty FREE MEASURE & QUOTE FACTORY PRICES Twinlite AWNINGS 2235587 01/5 www.fleurfurniture.com.au FRENCH STYLE BEDROOM AND DINING SUITES | CHANDELIERS LAMPS 267 Victoria Road, GLADESVILLE p (02) 9817 1844 | f (02) 9818 3257 Parking to the rear of shop | Closed Mondays -- Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm 2116078 16/8 Live in Style With a air conditioning system. www.arcticair.com.au 2257684 1/5
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