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Fisher & Paykel Cooking Experience

  
  
  

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Started in New Zealand, Fisher & Paykel is one endearing brand with a big passion when it comes to cooking. And in their showroom at Derrimut where food lovers meet amazing mechanical marvels, that’s how we discover Fisher & Paykel’s outstanding appliances.

Matthew Brown and his team introduced a full range of Fisher & Paykel’s kitchen appliances to E&S staff - from built-in espresso machines to induction cooktops to their unique ActiveVent technology ovens. Of course the best part of the day was getting hands-on with Fisher & Paykel’s amazing products and cook up a sumptuous team lunch for everyone.

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Account Manager Cooking, Matthew Brown, takes us through the unique features of Fisher & Paykel’s  built-in oven

The interactive training session focused on their best-selling 60cm built-in oven range, which recently won the prestigious international Red Dot design award. Taking the very best of current oven technology and premium design features, Fisher & Paykel has hit the sweet spot in the creation of a perfect oven.

Fisher & Paykel’s innovative oven range comes in eleven, nine or seven oven functions with pre-set temperatures that deliver just what we need to cook each dish to perfection. What impresses us most is the size of the oven cavity - a generous 77 litre internal capacity which fits 30 percent more compared to traditional European ovens.

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DSC04947From baking to slow roasting, Fisher & Paykel ovens cater for any culinary style

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Finished in black reflective glass, Fisher & Paykel induction cooktop blend minimalist design with durability

Among other treats we prepared was a simple, yet beautiful Bolognese pasta cooked using Fisher & Paykel’s induction cooktop.

Designed specifically for the needs of our Australian market, the 90cm touch control cooktop is highly functional and intuitive, and boast a minimalist design in tune with contemporary kitchen styles today. A light tap and swiping action was all it took to select the power, timer or boost function, making it remarkably easy to use.

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If you too want to experience Fisher & Paykel’s appliances, step into a E&S showroom near you. Our product experts can show you how to create a kitchen environment that suits your design sensibilities and needs as a cook.

Stay tuned for more news from E&S Trading and Fisher & Paykel!

Grand Designs Live Melbourne

  
  
  

 

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A home show like no other, Grand Designs Live Melbourne made its second year comeback last weekend at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. The event brought together a carefully curated range of exhibitors under one roof - building, kitchen & bathrooms, outdoors and interiors.

With over 220 exhibitors, packed out celebrity theatres, free expert advice sessions and plenty of design ideas and innovations for every room in the house, there was hardly a dull moment spotting tomorrow's interior design and building trends.

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E&S Trading had a special presence at the Grand Kitchen Theatre where joint-managing director Rob Sinclair took the stage and gave expert advice on the latest kitchen appliance trends and technology.

Rob got the ball rolling with talks on the latest induction cooking and its benefits. The audience also picked up useful tips on selecting the right appliances for their kitchen, and got acquainted with some of the best quality brands in the market.

Grand Designs (3)E&S Trading joint-managing director Rob Sinclair as one of the presenters

Grand Designs (4)Rob speaks about the latest kitchen appliance trends and technology

Right behind Rob, the talented folks over at The Kitchen Design Centre had put together a life-size display kitchen featuring darlings of contemporary cooking including a self cleaning oven and a zone-less induction cooktop, both from Siemens.

Grand Designs (5)Technology is a big focus in kitchen today - featuring Siemens appliances

Later on in the day, we skipped over to our friends at the Fisher & Paykel and Zip stands to say hi. Zip in particular wowed us with their environmental awareness efforts as seen by their hanging ceiling made of plastic water bottles – a visual number of what an average family consumes in a year.

Grand Designs (6)Fisher & Paykel's stand, previously rolled out at the Good Food & Wine Show, was a hit

Grand Designs (7)Zip had a working model of their Sparkling Hydro Tap at their stand

Grand Designs (8)A visual number of bottles saved a year by switching to Zip Hydro Tap

Grand Designs (9)Our commercial team manager Jamie Arvanitakis feeling a bit thirsty at the Zip stand

An official extension of the extremely popular Grand Designs international television program, the show’s major highlight was having British television presenter Kevin McCloud meet and greet Melbourne audience on stage. Kevin also had a special book signing and photo-taking session to satisfy his loyal fans.

Grand Designs (11)Crowd eager to see Grand Designs British TV presenter Kevin McCloud

Grand Designs (10)At Kevin McCloud’s book signing session

Grand Designs Live has once again positioned itself as Australia’s most dynamic and innovative home design show, appealing to discerning, sophisticated consumers looking to create their own ‘ Grand Design.’ While E&S Trading may not be an official exhibitor this year, we are proud to be a part of this amazing show as a sponsor.

Well done, Grand Designs Live Melbourne! See you again next year.

5-Day Cooking Sale Starts This Friday!

  
  
  

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Hold your horses fellow Melbournians! Galloping in your direction is E&S Trading’s massive 5-Day Cooking Sale starting this Friday!

From 1st November till 5th November (Melbourne Cup Day), delight in sensational offers across our huge range of leading cooking brands including ILVE, Smeg, Fisher & Paykel, Highland, Siemens, Sirius and plenty more. This is the best opportunity to grab fantastic deals on the latest cooktops, ovens, rangehoods, upright cookers and built-in microwaves!

Our 5-Day Cooking Sale must end Melbourne Cup Day! So go on, ditch your old kitchen and pop into your nearest E&S Trading showroom this weekend to shop the sale!

Full terms and conditions apply. Valid in store only. See website for details.


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Falcon Cooking Experience

  
  
  

Falcon Brand

The Falcon brand has a strong heritage and association with professional cooking. As one of the UK’s leading brand spanning more than 75 years, their renowned cookers are admired by professional chefs and home cooks alike all over the globe. British designed and built, every Falcon cooker is made in Royal Leamington Spa Warwickshire, United Kingdom. The superior performance of Falcon cookers are attributed to highly skilled workmanship and their advanced manufacturing technique using professional-grade materials.

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Recently, we had the amazing opportunity of taking part in the Falcon cooking and training experience to inspire the hidden chef in all of us. Falcon National Brand Manager, Jo Edwards, and Falcon Representative Danny Sofkarov, together with their resident Home Economist, from Tasmania, have designed an E&S exclusive interactive cooking demonstration & product training session.

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Aside from getting to stuff ourselves with the insanely beautiful dishes, the highlight of the training was experimenting different methods of cooking using the stunning Falcon gas cookers. From Tepanyaki-style frying on the cooktop right down to baking and roasting in the oven, Falcon cooks brilliantly, giving us a taste of homemade restaurant-quality food.

In addition, we also had the chance to fire up all three Falcon cooker models - the Classic, Professional and Elan. Whether it’s an ultra-modern look, timeless classic look or something in-between, Falcon's quality is impressively consistent and exquisitely engineered.

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The Classic and Professional cookers now include induction cooktops, using electromagnetism to directly heat your pots and pans rather than the cooktop surface, providing chefs with great safety and control. Another notable feature of Falcon Professional cookers is the Energy Saving Panel or ESP. When you’re not using all the space in your oven, this plate divides your oven into two sections, only one of which is heated, saving energy.

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Cooking with Falcon proves to be intuitive, easy and enjoyable. After the session, there is no doubt in our mind that Falcon has built a reputation as the next generation of premium cooking appliances. If you love cooking and are thinking of getting a Falcon, why not sign up for their complimentary mouth-watering cooking demonstration class? Click here for details.

For more information on Falcon appliances, step into your nearest E&S Trading showroom and speak with one of our friendly, knowledgeable consultants today!

Perfect Kitchens For Big Families

  
  
  

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The joy of a big family is rooted in the multiplication of activities, often in a magnitude unthinkable by the average sized household. Everything is wider, bigger and louder. And meal time is where everything congregates into one hell of a party, leaving you to wonder exactly what kind of a kitchen and dining setting can accommodate all that action every day.

Big Family Kitchen Layout

Space

Big families need space – and lots of it. The ideal layout should combine the kitchen, dining and lounge area into one super-sized social hub where everyone can hang around and chill out.

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Walk-in Pantry

Make room for a functional walk-in pantry and give your non-perishable foods and bulky appliances like roasting pan, juicer or breadmaker a place to call home. When installing cabinetry, opt for open shelving because you’ll love your pantry more if everything is clearly visible and within easy reach.

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Ultra Speed Dishwasher

With so many dirty plates and glasses piling up, you may find yourself having to load the dishwasher more than once. So instead of waiting half a day for your dishwasher to finish a cycle, why not choose a high speed dishwasher? Smeg’s commercial grade domestic dishwasher can lend you a big hand with a full load washed in just 16 minutes.

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Quadruple Glazed Oven

Growing families often mean there are young children around. Choose ovens that offer triple or even quadruple glazed doors to ensure the door remains cool while the oven is in use.Beko fridge

Family-Friendly Fridges

With so many hungry mouths to feed, you need the proper space to store that big pile of groceries. Look out for full-size fridges with side-by-side doors such as the ones from Beko to give you maximum usable space. You may want to skip the water dispenser and icemaker functions to save on space in the freezer section.

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Large Dining Table

This is a real family magnet for dinner time and in-between meals. Besides, it doubles up as an additional food preparation space, homework table or as the occasional dumping ground.

There you have it, the essentials of a perfect kitchen for big families. For five decades, E&S Trading has been a homemaker's paradise. Our showrooms boast some of the world’s best kitchen appliances including brands like Sub-Zero, Wolf, Siemens, Gaggenau, ILVE, SMEG and more. If you’re looking for ideas on rebuilding or renovating your dream kitchen, why not pop over for a chat with our friendly and knowledgeable consultants?

Ovens That Self Clean

  
  
  

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Do you love to roast and grill in your oven but hate the mess? Then pyrolytic oven maybe your next best friend!

You may or may not have heard of the term “pyrolytic”; to put it simply, a pyrolytic oven is an oven that cleans itself. While the rest of the world with non-pyro-oven scrubs and rubs their oven to death, pyrolytic technology enables the oven to heat up to a super high temperature of 500oC, effectively turning all food residue and grime into ash. No harsh chemicals or labour required. All that is left to do is to relax in the lounge room and after the cleaning process is completed, simply give the interior an easy wipe using a damp cloth. Ta-da! Job done.

A key thing to remember is to wipe clean the oven door prior to starting the self-cleaning process, which can typically take about 3 hours to complete. In addition, most brands of pyro-ovens in the market require all racks, shelves, trays and accessories to be removed prior to the cleaning cycle.

As amazing as it sounds, pyrolytic self cleaning oven system has actually been around for nearly 50 years! It’s been used in particular by countries like France - no major surprise there considering the sophistication of French cuisine and how deep cooking has been steeped into their history. Today many contemporary homes in Australia are switching to pyro-ovens for their convenience.

If you’re looking for one, here’s a list of our top picks:

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The SAP3900X is one of the few ovens in the market that offers a roomy 90 litres in oven capacity with the self-cleaning function. Featuring SMEG’s unique Thermoseal system and cool door technology.

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Neff 60cm oven

The B46E74N3AU oven includes the innovative Slide & Hide door, where the door slides neatly under the oven to save space and gives you greater access to the oven cavity.

Miele Generation H6000 H 6860 BP

Miele 60cm oven

H6860BP is Miele’s latest built-in oven range featuring the unique M-Touch controls. The multi-coloured TFT touch-on-display resembles the interface of a smartphone, making the controls one of the most intuitive and easy to use.

To find out which oven works the best for you and your family, pop by your nearest E&S Trading showroom to see our huge range of pyrolytic ovens from top brands including Siemens, Bosch, Wolf and Gaggenau.

Whitegoods Sale on Now

  
  
  

 

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Looking to update or replace your kitchen and laundry appliances?  Make E&S Trading your first stop and grab a fantastic deal from our Whitegoods Sale – on now!

Your favourite brands including Siemens, Bosch, Westinghouse, Fisher & Paykel, Dyson and Electrolux are offering massive reductions on a huge range of selected fridges, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers and more.

Straight into the kitchen, we have got a massive range of fridges going for a minimum of 25% off RRP. If your dishwasher has recently died on you, check out our incredible offers on branded dishwashers starting at just $478. And why not get your hands on a brand new Vintec wine fridge at a cool price of only $1,279 to keep your booze chilled for the coming summer?

In the laundry room, steal a deal with Electrolux 7kg front load washer for just $549. Also don’t miss out Bosch's high performing 7kg sensor tumble dryers at only $636. Plus, a lot more unbelievable prices on vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and more!

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To take advantage of our Whitegoods Sale, hurry in to your nearest E&S Trading showroom from now till 27th October. Browse the Whitegoods Sale catalogue online here or grab a copy in store.


Offer is discounted off recommended retail price. Excludes KitchenAid, Sub-Zero, Wolf, Falcon, Neff, Miele, Gaggenau, Hoover, Asko, GE, D.C.S, Capital & Steel. Valid in store only and excludes online pricing. Offer valid until 27/10/13.

Perfect Kitchens For Entertaining

  
  
  

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Sunday brunches. Weekday dinners. Drinks and nibbles before party. Always something happening at your place? Then you must be an awesome entertainer, and likely a good cook too!

For those who take entertaining seriously, have you considered designing your kitchen around your party and guests? At the heart of a perfect social kitchen are conversation and food, plus of course having good looking appliances never fail to amp up hosting scores!

Check out our top tips on creating the perfect kitchen for entertaining:

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Layout

When it comes to design, opt for open plan space. The lack of physical separation between cooking, dining, alfresco and living area will encourage a seamless interaction, and it also gives your guests more room to move around. Besides, there’s probably nothing worse than chopping onions alone in one room, and hearing your guests’ hearty laughter over clinking glasses in the next room.

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Island Benchtop

A kitchen island is an effective way to increase your bench space and it can also be used to house a sink and dishwasher or even a cook top. Not to mention, having a few bar stools around the bench gives everyone a spot to relax and chat while visiting the cook. This way you won’t miss out what Jono recently got up to or the Smiths’ latest adventure in the outback while you babysit that risotto.

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Refrigeration / Beverage Centre

If you really love to cook and entertain, you shouldn’t settle for anything less than a Sub-Zero fridge. Sub-Zero hand makes top-of-the-line refrigeration where they combine amazing design with unrivalled functionality. Their unique technology enables fresh food to stay fresher and frozen food to be preserved longer which means you can cut down on grocery shopping. We also love the french door design with a generous space to put everything - perfect for big pots or left over wide platters!

Additionally, no entertaining kitchen is complete without a wine storage or beverage centre. Have one next to your fridge for your guests’ easy access to cold beers and drinks.

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Warming Drawers

This comes in handy for the avid entertainer to keep food warm and ready to serve at the right time. Wolf’s built-in warming drawers can go up to 93oC, making it a perfect alternative oven to slow roast meats and vegetables before serving.

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A high-end coffee machine like this Rocket Giotto Evolution is often a great conversation starter. It also gives you an excellent opportunity to show off your barista skills by making beautiful cafe quality espresso for guests in your own home. Extra points if you mastered latte art!

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TV

For footie nights and season finale parties, having a TV in the kitchen means you can bring the action to where the food is. It’s a casual way for everyone to get engaged and involved without being too engrossed.

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Dishwasher

After hosting family and friends, the last thing you want to do is make an even bigger mess when it's time to tackle the aftermath. Consider getting a high performing dishwasher such as Siemens for your overwhelming post-party dishes and glassware.

There you have it, the essentials of a perfect entertaining kitchen. For five decades, E&S Trading has been a home entertainer’s paradise. Our showrooms boast some of the world’s best kitchen appliances including brands like Sub-Zero, Wolf, Siemens, Gaggenau, ILVE, SMEG and more. If you’re looking for ideas on rebuilding your dream kitchen, why not pop over for a chat with our friendly and knowledgeable consultants?

Currently with five convenient locations throughout Victoria – Blackburn, Chadstone, Essendon, Moorabbin and Geelong – there is really no excuse to give our showrooms a miss! Click here for our store locations.

Unmistakably Miele, The New Generation H6000 Range

  
  
  

Miele H6000

Miele. Immer besser, or forever better.

This is the tagline and philosophy Miele had lived up to since the German company was founded in 1899. Being better means constant innovation, something that Miele has proven time and again their uncompromising commitment to.

More recently Miele established a new benchmark in kitchen appliances with the launch of the new Generation H6000. Designed with passion and the user in mind, H6000 represents excellence in technological advancement and design aesthetic.

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Miele Generation H6000

H6000 range comprises over 200 new appliances, from conventional ovens and steam ovens to coffee machines, cooker hoods and microwaves. The collection comes in two distinct styles – Pure Line and Contour Line – each created to complement different kitchen design.

Pure Line comes in a range of stunning new colours including Obsidian Black, Brilliant White and the unique Mink brown. With a high proportion of glass used in the appliance façade and a stylish, clean look, Pure Line stands out as an outstanding range for the contemporary kitchen. Contour Line on the other hand integrates best with a traditional kitchen aesthetic. The interplay of glass and stainless steel gives it a timeless elegant look.

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Miele H6000 Pure Line appliances in beautiful Mink glass finish


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Miele H6000 Contour Line appliances with CleanSteel stripes on front panel

Besides style and colour, H6000 also offers a choice between rotary or the new M-Touch control. Interface reminiscent of a smartphone, the M-Touch display is self-explanatory and intuitive in operation. Browse the menu much like your iPhone by simply swiping or scrolling with the tip of a finger.

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Miele’s new M-Touch control display

When it comes to combination options, the built-in appliances offer a flexible arrangement. Whether you like to stack things vertically, spread them out in a horizontal array, configure in a block of four or T-shape, H6000 appliances are designed to look completely harmonious.

Miele H6000 configuration

All built-in kitchen appliances are of the same height. Various and customised combinations are possible

Miele have also included some brilliant new features to make preparing food easy and efficient. On the microwaves you’ll find selections of automatic programmes and even a one touch popcorn button. The new PyroFit technology in ovens has us jumping for joy now that we no longer have to remove side racks and telescopic runners during pyrolytic cleaning process. Plus the coffee machine is an absolute joy to use with its built in sensor which detects the height of your coffee cup and adjusts the coffee spout height accordingly.

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H6000 bean-to-cup coffee machine with CupSensor

Miele products are manufactured with the highest quality and workmanship. No parts are sourced from anywhere else other than a Miele factory, which is probably why a Miele last for years and years!

So come along and visit our showroom to find out for yourself just how good Miele appliances are.

Scholtès Induction Hob

  
  
  

In 1979, Scholtès revolutionised the art of cooking by inventing the first induction cooktop. While a marvellous innovation at that time, the technology and resources required to manufacture one costed an arm and a leg. Fast track three decades later, today Scholtès is able to bring forth the beauty and benefits of induction technology to professional chefs and domestic cooks around the world. Their celebrated range of induction hobs has established a new benchmark for the industry.

One of the best things about using induction cooking is the superior performance compared to traditional forms of cooking. For example 2 litres of water takes only takes 4.5 minutes to reach 95oC, compared with 9 minutes for traditional glass ceramic –  that’s 40% faster! If you’re tired of waiting for big ol’ pasta pot to boil, Scholtès induction hob will be your new best friend.

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Unique to Scholtès is the automatic pot detection feature when you place cookware on the cooktop. The hot plate will only switch on when in contact with a pot or pan with a magnetic field. This built-in safety feature also prevents the hotplate from activating when small metallic objects such as garlic crusher or pepper grinder are accidentally placed on the cooktop.

When you need to bring food to high temperatures quickly, the booster function will give you the extra power needed. Boost works by drawing power from other zones to the selected hotplate for 4 minutes, before resetting to the original selected power setting. Especially useful for bringing water to boil if you need to make that hot tea right away.

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Two other practical features that we love about Scholtès induction hob is the residual heat indicator and spill sensor. The unique residual heat indicators give you a heads up by displaying a “H” if the cooktop glass is still considerably warm to the touch, or a low cap “h” if the cooktop has already cooled down considerably. Spill sensor as the term suggests will switch off the hob power automatically if a spill is detected, putting a stop to food burning into the cooking surface.

Scholtès induction hob is perfect in every respect and detail, from elegance in design and materials to the technological innovation. For a more interactive demonstration, check out the video below by Manu Feildel, brand ambassador for Scholtès.

E&S Trading is the exclusive retailer for Scholtès appliances in Victoria. Visit our showroom today and talk to us about the most suitable Scholtès induction hob to suit your unique needs.

Or click here to shop a selected range of Scholtès appliances online.

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