Gas cooking safty, the Aham statement

Aham, the North American Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, issued a statement, , after submitting extensive comments in response to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s request for information on hazards associated with gas cooking products:

Safety will always be appliance manufacturers’ top priority – Aham President and CEO Kelly Mariotti said – and AHAM continues to support unbiased health and safety science that can be used to further improve product safety. As we detailed in our comments to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, current scientific evidence does not support claims that gas cooking creates a significant health hazard for Americans.»

The president also explained that all forms of cooking – gas and electric – emit pollutants that primarily come from the food being prepared rather than the heat source. Existing safety standards have for decades protected American consumers from any carbon monoxide hazards associated with gas products, and other standards are being developed to improve testing and increase consumer confidence in the safety of gas cooking products.

Faber collection,2023

The new Faber S.P.A. catalogue has arrived. Collection 2023 is officially launched and available to download from our website.

The latest novelties in our product range are available to see, including the full Air Hub range, the Galileo range of hob extractors and also our award-winning Beat XL.

Take a look for yourself and discover how Faber is providing the purest air experience for your home.English –

Whirlpool Launches Hob With Innovative CleanProtect

Whirlpool is launching a new induction hob with CleanProtect nano-coating, which means cleaning is no longer a daily source of stress. The new protective layer over the glass of the hob means that chemical cleaning agents are no longer necessary. Just water and a sponge are enough to give the hob a sparkling clean and prevent scratches and stains in the long term. With the new induction hob, pale circles from hot pans can be a thing of the past, allowing chefs to focus on preparing delicious dishes and enjoying long, relaxing evenings.

In addition to the CleanProtect nano coating, Whirlpool’s new induction hob offers a range of functions and flexibility. All induction hobs are equipped with 6TH SENSE automatic functions that prevent burning and boil over, including keep warm, melt, simmer and boil. Flexible cooking zones make the hob the ideal cooking partner. With ChefControl, chefs can divide the hob from bottom to top into low, medium and high temperatures, while simply sliding the pan up or down to change temperatures during the cooking process.

Whirlpool’s new induction hob is designed for easy installation and fits seamlessly into any worktop from 12mm, with no front ventilation. In addition, standard niche sizes make the replacement of an existing (gas) hob extra simple. Power management makes it possible to connect the hob to a lower power, so that adjustment to the electrical installation is often not necessary


Elica UK will be bringing its show trailer and a number of brand-new appliances across Europe to Brewhouse Yard in the heart of the action at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week.

The show trailer will be the first opportunity for UK designers, kitchen studios and interior designers to see LHOV, a brand-new product that integrates hob, hood and a revolutionary extractor oven in a single appliance. The design of LHOV will complement and enhance modern kitchen design, whilst providing extraction that removes vapours and odours not only from the hob but from the oven as well. The extraction system has been discreetly hidden, while the oven is positioned under the hob at the perfect height for ergonomic use.Among other highlights will be:

NikolaTesla Unplugged the latest extractor hob which brings together the elegance of the hugely successful NikolaTesla Switch and the benefits of analogue control. NikolaTesla Unplugged is controlled through fixed clickrelease knobs with analogue touch and feel which provide instantaneous and intuitive access to all its features. All elements are incorporated into a boldlined appearance, developed to intelligently separate the cooking zone from the control area

The new range of VIRTUS ovens and RATIO hobs which fuse high performance and Elica’s uniquely elegant design language.

Veritas – Elica’s brand new built-in wine coolers

The Elica show trailer will also display many more of the iconic NikolaTesla extractor hobs and of course a selection from Elica’s huge range of discrete ceiling, ultra slim wall-mounted cooker hoods.

Falmec Brera

Technology is invisible to the eye in the new Brera by Falmec, which will be available from May 2023. Brera is an advanced cooking solution, featuring a configuration conceived to offer a spacious cooking area and a versatile, uniform workspace featuring a monochrome glass ceramic element where the cooking area is teamed with the suction solution. Clean lines, silent operation and energy efficiency (class A++) are the hallmark features of Brera, a single product with multiple functions whose name is a tribute to the renowned Milan design district.

The suction area takes the form of a slender groove, with a glass flap at the back featuring a black steel frame that has a surface anti-scratch system. The flap opens automatically when the hob is in use, sucking away steam and cooking fumes, after which it closes and blends back into the hob. The Brera solution is both stylish and practical: the functional element, positioned at the back, allows for the full height of the kitchen unit to be used, while the smooth, uniform surface is extremely practical for cooking and easy to clean.

Brera is equipped with a powerful brushless motor, which is quieter than traditional motors, as well as touch slider controls, 9 cooking levels + Booster and 4 areas with double bridges, offering maximum versatility when pots of different sizes are being used. The hood also offers new cooking functions, such as Keep Warm, which maintains heat constant so food can be served at the right temperature, or the Chef function, able to set different temperature levels for each cooking area.

The upcoming Brera by Falmec embodies the notion that technology can often be invisible to the eye. This advanced cooking solution offers a spacious cooking area and a versatile, uniform workspace, with a sleek monochrome glass ceramic element that seamlessly integrates the cooking and suction solution. With its clean lines, silent operation, and impressive energy efficiency (class A++), Brera is a true multitasker that pays homage to Milan’s famed design district.

The suction area takes the form of a slim groove, with a black steel-framed glass flap at the back that boasts an anti-scratch surface system. The flap opens automatically when the hob is in use, effectively extracting steam and cooking fumes, and then closes back into the hob for a seamless appearance. This practical and stylish solution optimizes the full height of the kitchen unit and provides a smooth, uniform surface that’s easy to clean.

Brera comes equipped with a powerful brushless motor that operates more quietly than traditional motors, as well as touch slider controls, 9 cooking levels, and 4 areas with double bridge, offering maximum flexibility for pots of different sizes. Additionally, the hood offers new cooking functions such as Keep Warm, which maintains heat at a constant temperature, and the Chef function, which can set different temperature levels for each cooking area. Overall, Brera is an innovative and versatile solution that seamlessly integrates advanced technology into a stylish and functional cooking appliance.

GE new induction manufacturing line

GE USA announce their newest induction cooktop lineup is now rolling off the manufacturing line in Georgia.

These GeorgiaMade products – built by our team in LaFayette – deliver the latest in industry-leading induction innovation, which means faster, more efficient heating and an easier-to-clean surface.

Pelgrim stops producing gas hobs and cookers after 70 years

The Dutch kitchen brand Pelgrim is the first player in the industry to announce that it will completely stop the production and sale of gas hobs and cookers. The company, which has been marketing gas stoves since 1952, focuses entirely on electric stoves with a view to the energy transition.

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The company focuses entirely on electric hobs, in particular the popular induction hobs from its own factory. Convenience, safety and durability are the main reasons why more than 95% of people choose induction when purchasing a new cooktop.

The last Pelgrim gas appliances that are still in stock at kitchen specialty stores may still be sold. Consumers with a gas appliance can still contact Pelgrim for questions. For your information, the Pelgrim website only lists the latest models that may still be for sale in the store.

The traditional Dutch brand Pelgrim was founded in 1920 with the opening of the NV.emailleerfabriek Neerlandia by Messrs JMG Oorsprong and BJ Pelgrim. After the discovery of natural gas, the first houses in the Netherlands were connected to natural gas in 1951. A year later, Pelgrim started producing its gas stoves and later also gas stoves. In 2022, the last Pelgrim gas hob rolled off the production line.

Bertazzoni Design Award

Bertazzoni recently received the 2022 Good Design Award for two of its appliances: 36-inch Induction Built-in Cooktop with Integrated Hood and the new French Door Refrigeration Platform.

Designed with precision touch controls and digital-timed cooking functions, the 36-inch Induction Built-in Cooktop with Integrated Hood allows to efficiently manage the cooking process, and offers a refined style with its integrated down-draft hood-perfect for island applications in particular. Moreover, the induction hob features four speeds for each of its cooking zones, providing instant heating and cooling through the latest induction technology. This cooktop also includes sensors that automatically detect the size of the cookware and adjust the heated area to fit their footprint, allowing for the heating in the induction zone to be the most efficient.

36’’ French Door Refrigeration series

The French Door Refrigeration Platform, instead, offers superior energy efficiency, with 8% less power consumption and EnergyStar ratings, and the XT model features the all-new Quattro Temp Zone – a storage drawer with customizable settings with an LED touch interface to precisely control temperature. The designs behind each unit represent the latest in food preservation technology with thoughtful features including top category interior space dimensions to maximize load capacity and digital LED touch interfaces that control temperature and humidity

New ‘Full Black’ 2-in-1 Venting Induction Hob launched by Prima+

Prima, the kitchen brand exclusive to distributor PJH, has added a new ‘Full Black’ Venting Induction Hob to its premium ‘Prima+’ range. Sleek, with contemporary on-trend styling, the Prima+ PRVH001 Black 80cm Venting Induction Hob, boasts a flawless black glass frameless appearance, with a highly efficient integrated matt black steel extractor grid that can easily remove steam and cooking smells at source.

As an integrated 2-in-1 induction hob and extractor, the Prima+ PRVH001 Black Venting Induction Hob gives consumers complete flexibility when it comes to placement, making it ideal for kitchen island installations as well as in front of windows or traditional back-to-wall. Without requiring a hood, its space-saving design is also ideal for smaller kitchens too.

With 3 venting speed levels, an extraction rate of up to 398m3 /H and running at just 61dB (A) during operation, the Prima+ PRVH001 Black 80cm Venting Induction Hob, is as practical as it is stylish. The hob also has easy-to-use digital touch controls with 9 power level settings, a bridge section and all the safety features intrinsic to induction cooking such as an auto shut-off mechanism, child lock and residual heat indication.

Rob Brooks, product manager, Prima, said: “The new Prima+ PRVH001 Black 80cm Venting Induction Hob, with its fully black glass frameless design means customers can now achieve that much-in-demand all black contemporary styling in their kitchen as well as coordinate with our Prima+ Oven collection.

“The Prima+ PRVH001 Black 80cm Venting Induction Hob, retails at an extremely competitive price point, and offering all the style, functions and features expected from a high spec venting induction hob, it represents extremely good value for money.”

Measuring H 60 x W 800 x D 520mm, the Prima+ PRVH001 Black 80cm Induction Hob comes with a 5-years parts and 2-years labour warranty