ILVE acquires the assets of Optima

ILVE has completed the acquisition of assets belonging to Optima , a company specialized in the production of cooking appliances based in the province of Modena.

The history of Optima, which has inherited the skills of Terim and Fratelli Onofri, is identified with that of an industrial district that represents one of the Italian excellences in the design and construction of household appliances.

In recent years Optima has been characterized by the production of free standing kitchen blocks, built-in, gas and electric hobs and ovens, pizza and tigelfocaccia ovens.

A wealth of skills that ILVE has decided to preserve and enhance as part of an overall strategic vision that sees the company committed to implementing development plans and growth projects consistent with the brand’s relaunch objectives, in order to be increasingly competitive and proactive in international markets.

Born and raised in 1969 in Campodarsego in the province of Padua, ILVE thus strengthens its vocation as a specialist in cooking systems and steel processing.   

Rangemaster new 60cm freestanding cookers

Rangemaster new and refreshed 60cm cooking collection is now available with induction. Induction cooking provides numerous benefits, it’s safe, energy efficient and ultra-responsive! ⁠When you want all the professional style features and functions of a Rangemaster range cooker but you don’t have the space for a large appliance, the 60cm collection may be compact in size but they are still big on performance. Whether you favour a modern or traditional look there is something to suit every kitchen as our 60cm cookers are available in both the popular Classic and Professional+ designs. There is also a choice of fuel types including All Gas and Ceramic options as well as the new Dual Fuel and Induction models. 


Haier smart in Milan design week

Haier has chosen Milan Design Week 2021 to present and materialize its idea of Smart Home, an immersive experience that will allow visitors to be active participants in a story that will unfold according to their choices and preferences, hand in hand with technological innovation. , premium design and personalized brand solutions.

From September 4 to 10, the Superstudio Più will host ‘Haier – Connect to the extraordinary’. Visitors, in small groups, will have the opportunity to experience, in a space of 400 square meters, the simulation of a fully interconnected home with a complete ecosystem of appliances and connected solutions to deal with typical problems and situations of everyday life. .

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The simulation, designed by Bonsai Ninja and connected with the hOn app (the software developed by Haier to manage, control and improve the functions of all the brand’s electrical appliances), will propose to visitors to prepare an interactive dinner for friends in a completely ‘ remote ‘due to an unforeseen event. “For this, Artificial Intelligence and the unique characteristics of Haier’s ecosystem solutions and the experimental world of the Smart Home will come into play, such as the new range of cooking appliances, connected refrigerators and wine cellars with exclusive conservation functions, innovative air conditioning solutions or promising washing results “ , they point out from the brand.

“Following the unmistakable approach to bespoke solutions that characterizes each of Haier’s products and features, the experience presented at Milan Design Week conveys the brand’s philosophy of zero distance from the consumer through products. premium, unique, at the forefront of technology and with an exclusive design, as well as the possibilities of interaction and personalization offered by Artificial Intelligence and connectivity “ , they point out from Haier.

The Hoover Proposal: Performance and Attention to Well-Being

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“For its part, Hoover will present in the same space the first H-ABITAT Home Wellness Ecosystem, a set with three interconnected products that care about the health and well-being of the family,” they say from the company. The installation, called ‘Performance and Connectivity for a healthier lifestyle’, will feature the smart home appliances H-SCANNER, H-PURIFIER and H-GO, which, connected through the hOn application, allow the collection of quality data of both indoor and outdoor air, purify the home and clean home surfaces independently.

Likewise, Hoover will have a second interactive stage oriented to washing and starring the new connected range H-WASH 550, a washing machine focused on the well-being, performance and disinfection of garments through steam. Visitors will discover the many benefits and comforts that connected appliances offer through the multiple functions of the hOn app, such as ‘Scan To Care’, which, with just a photograph, suggests to the user the most suitable washing program for each laundry .

Candy’s’ Snap & Do ‘experience to simplify consumers’ day to day

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The Italian brand will also land at Milan Design Week with the aim of responding to consumer needs in a simple and intuitive way. Using the latest technologies applied to household appliances and continuing with its commitment to offer smart and accessible products and solutions year after year, Candy will present in its space ‘Snap & Do – Connections that make a difference’ the functionalities for washing clothes and dishes (Snap & Wash ), drying clothes (Snap & Dry), preserving food (Snap & Cool), cooking (Snap & Cook) and choosing the right wine (Snap & Wine).“It is an experience inspired by connectivity to simplify everyday life, which allows unprecedented interaction with connected appliances thanks to the hOn app. With this, Candy shows its DNA, impregnated with intelligence and a strong link with the connectivity, and its commitment to simplify the user’s daily life “ , stand out from the company.

Hestan Wins Two 2021 TWICE VIP Awards for Indoor Products

Award-Winning Appliance Manufacturer Adds Two Additional Industry Accolades to Roster

The Hestan 48” All Gas Range with 12” Griddle and the Hestan 18" Freezer Column have been selected as TWICE VIP (Very Important Product) Award winners. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The Hestan 48” All Gas Range with 12” Griddle and the Hestan 18″ Freezer Column have been selected as TWICE VIP Award winners

Hestan—the brand celebrated for bringing the award-winning innovations of its commercial appliances to the home kitchen—is proud to announce its latest achievement, two TWICE VIP (Very Important Product) Awards. The TWICE VIP Awards, presented by TWICE, the trade magazine for the consumer electronics and appliance industries, are the only awards voted on exclusively by consumer tech retailers and distributors. The eighth edition of the awards celebrated the best features, design and value that new products are bringing to consumers. This year, the TWICE community selected as winners the Hestan 48” All Gas Range with 12” Griddle and the Hestan 18″ Freezer Column. These mark the eighth and ninth TWICE VIP Award wins for Hestan, for the fifth consecutive year.


The Hestan 48” All Gas Range with 12” Griddle offers the most powerful sealed gas burner available to the home—the award-winning CircuFlame™ burner, which provides 30,000 BTUs of high-performance cooking power. The surrounding four burners allow for significant turndown capability, reaching as high as 23,000 BTUs (front burners), and as low as 500 BTUs for the perfect simmer. The 12” commercial-grade stainless steel gas griddle utilizes an infrared burner and a thermostat for precise temperature control and retention. The high-performance oven features exclusive PureVection™ technology, which controls multiple heating convection systems, to optimize baking, broiling, roasting and convection baking. The distinctly angled oven door, commercial grade end caps and Marquise Accented™ handle and control panel feature are ergonomically designed for ease of opening the counterbalanced gentle-close door. Available in Hestan’s 12 signature colors and finishes, the 48” All Gas Range combines exceptional performance, including the fastest time-to-boil, with singular design.

The Hestan 18″ Freezer Column delivers dynamic food storage and flexibility with thoughtful design. EvenFlow Air Circulating Technology™ provides uniform and precise temperature control, with independent ventilation for each compartment, and creates an air curtain to prevent cold air from escaping when the door opens. An insulated variable speed compressor maintains precision temperature control with minimal vibration, which allows for quieter operation, reduces overall running time, creates efficiency and better temperature control. Antimicrobial EverCrisp™ drawers prevent growth of microorganisms and cross-contamination with bead-blasted stainless steel. The innovative FreshSelect™ feature allows you to transform your freezer into any one of three independent electronically controlled cooling zones: the classic refrigerator zone (34°F to 46°F), the extend fresh refrigerator zone to preserve fresh food longer (28°F to 36°F), and the freezer zone (-11°F to 9°F). The 18″ freezer column is available in Hestan’s 12 signature color and finish options, including a custom overlay option.

Since its initial launch in 2018, Hestan’s indoor product line has received five TWICE VIP awards for the Pro Style Bottom Mount Refrigerator, 48-Inch Dual Fuel Range, 24-Inch Wine Cellar, 30-Inch Dual Fuel Range and 72-Inch Ensemble Refrigeration Suite™. Hestan has received recognition from Architectural Digest, which named Hestan’s Indoor Living Suite and 48-Inch Dual Fuel Range among the “Best New Products at KBIS,” and awarded the All Gas Range a 2020 Architectural Digest Great Design Award; as well as from Good Housekeeping, which awarded Hestan’s concept Smart Gas Rangetop as an Editor’s Pick at the 2020 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Hestan also received GOOD DESIGN® awards for the 36-Inch Dual Fuel Range, the 48-Inch Dual Fuel Range, and the Ensemble Refrigeration Suites™.

For more information about Hestan, please visit https://home.hestan.com/.

ABOUT HESTAN: Hestan is the award-winning culinary brand renowned for creating the market’s most advanced, powerful and versatile commercial kitchen equipment, premium outdoor grills and purpose-built indoor appliances. Founded by culinary icons Stanley Cheng and Eric Deng, and backed by some of the industry’s most inventive and forward-thinking chefs and engineers, Hestan is forging new ground with visionary technologies and products. Headquartered in the heart of Southern California in an over 190,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that includes a showroom, test kitchen and innovation lab, Hestan is led by a collaborative team of industry mavericks who bring together over 200 years of combined experience to create thoughtfully designed products that respond intelligently to the needs of the end user. Equipping the kitchens of acclaimed restaurateurs and Michelin-starred chefs such as Thomas Keller, as well as the legendary Culinary Institute of America, Hestan is setting the pace of the culinary evolution with products that provide the confidence and comfort of the highest-quality materials and top craftsmanship. For more information, visit https://home.hestan.com/.

Rangemaster expands and refreshes freestanding 60cm cooker

Rangemaster continues to expand the brand with the 60cm Automatic Cooker. The introduction of new dual-fuel and induction models, which are becoming more popular in modern homes, is part of an extensive update that includes additional features and design. The freestanding 60cm slab is part of the popular Rangemaster Professional and Classic Collections and is available in two different designs that incorporate many of the popular features of the larger slab. The new 60 cm induction model includes a 4-zone hob with two 2.5 kW crater zones and two 1.8 kW auxiliary zones. It includes a fan detector, a power boost function, a residual heat indicator, a child protection device, and a minute-by-minute touch sensor that can be set for each zone to automatically shut off at the appropriate time. … The new dual-fuel version is equipped with a 2.9 kW fast burner, two 1.75 kW burners and a 4-burner burner and a smaller 1 kW stove.