The unveiling of the new De Dietrich showroom and training facility in Basingstoke coincided with the launch of its 2008 collection of appliances.
A specialist in built-in cooking appliances with induction and pyrolysis, De Dietrich has a strong focus on modern design and technological innovation. Its latest range of ovens, hoods and hobs surpasses its previous collection in terms of technological advancement, says the manufacturer. Its aesthetic is equally impressive: ovens are available in stainless steel and black glass, and gloss white glass, and feature touch sensitive controls and LCD digital displays.
New sizes create versatility in the kitchen, such as 38cm modular ovens, and 38cm modular hobs. These include induction and gas hobs, induction and gas woks plus a teppan yaki. The new range features ‘Continuum’ induction, where numerous inductors situated beneath the glass surface react according to the shape of the pan, which is an excellent solution for larger or non-standard sized pans. However, the collection’s showpiece is the DOP795X single oven, which features the ICS intelligent automatic cooking concept where sensors within the oven’s cavity assess the weight and density of the food to ensure perfect results. Operated by illuminated touch sensitive buttons, the oven has several automatic and manual cooking programmes which are illustrated by 3D images.
Richard Walker, sales and marketing director of De Dietrich, said to IER: “This launch is about a full range of domestic appliances with a ‘wow’ factor. If you are to deliver the kitchen dream, the standards have to be very high throughout. Within this range there are market-leading innovations, such as Continuum hob which delivers real benefits to the consumer. We have also introduced a new white glass finish which is quite a novelty since white has fallen out of grace a long time ago.”