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Don’t you just love the holiday season? We can live like there is no tomorrow, drink more than we should, and not worry about eating because diet is already on next year’s resolution list. No, not really. The best thing we love about the holiday season is the “S” word.
That’s right – a heart-stopping, exhilarating Sale! And if your S-radar is currently beeping like crazy, that’s because E&S Trading is having our massive New Year Clearance Sale!
Hurry into your nearest E&S Trading showroom and receive a minimum 15% off RRP across our huge kitchen, bathroom and laundry range! Don’t miss out sensational deals on ovens, washers, basins, taps and more from world leading brands including Siemens, Bosch, Smeg, Hatria and Caroma.
For awesome appliances and top quality brands, visit your nearest E&S Trading store today. The New Year Clearance Sale must end 27th January 2014! Terms and conditions apply.
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Offer 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.
Take a seat as we review this year’s most noteworthy kitchen appliances. From groundbreaking to head-turning, these stunning products deserve a second look.
SMEG – World’s first 16-min domestic dishwasher
The dishwasher of all dishwashers. La crème de la crème. Flower of the flock. However way you put it, Smeg’s Domestic Pro is sitting high up at the ladder. Capable of completing a full wash in 16 minutes using just 12 litres of water, the new Smeg DWAUP364X Domestic Pro is a genuine step up in terms of technology and speed.
The breakthrough behind the superfast wash is the innovative Dual Core system which powers the machine using two motors, plus having two 1,800 watt inline elements (twice the industry norm) to heat the water certainly speed things up a lot.
MIELE – A stunning headturner
Miele has proven time and again their uncompromising commitment to innovation. And with the launch of their latest Generation H6000, Miele has established a new benchmark in kitchen appliances.
Aside from the amazing new touch screen technology reminiscent of a smartphone, we are super wowed by the stunning aesthetic of the Pure Line style. The high proportion of glass used in the appliance façade and its stylish, clean appearance puts Pure Line at the forefront of contemporary design. There’s also new colours - Mink in particular stole our hearts! This rich chocolate tone gives a unique style to your kitchen and looks just incredible with dark wood cabinetry.
ILVE – Perfect pizza under 3 mins
This is definitely for the budding pizza chefs who would much rather conjure up a delicious topping creation at home than hit the local take-away.
The effortlessly stylish and user-friendly built-in Pizza Oven from ILVE produces a 400 degree heat which cooks pizza to perfection in under three minutes. That’s less time than it takes to boil your kettle! Once installed, all that’s left to do is to find a favourite dough recipe and call on friends and family for a pizza night.
– World’s most energy-efficient Zeolith dishwasher
Siemens have outdone themselves this time. Their latest innovation - the new range of speedMatic dishwashers totally blew us out of the water with what promises to be the world’s first Zeolith dishwasher technology.
Zeolith, a class of naturally occurring minerals has the astonishing ability to absorb water molecules and then release them as energy. And who better than Siemens geniously thought of integrating that into a dishwasher! The results? Dishwashers that dry dishes effectively in less time, and using less energy. Even better, the minerals are completely self-renewable and will not wear off for the lifetime of the machine. Big tick for environmental sustainability!
For more amazing kitchen stories, check out these handy blog posts. Shop your favourite kitchen, bathroom and laundry appliances at E&S Trading.
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Fancy a designer kitchen but can’t afford to blow your budget? Then let our Siemens Sale set you right on path!
Built with precision and characterised by their stylish good looks, Siemens appliances are a triumph in both design and performance. Whether you are after their sophisticated dishwashers or innovative cooktops, you will find Siemens products engineered with advanced technology.
So why not take advantage of our Siemens Sale starting today until 15th December 2013? This is your best chance to snap up amazing deals on Siemens ovens, cooktops, fridges, washing machines, dryers and more! Plus check out our exclusive bonus offers:
• Purchase any Siemens Pyrolytic Oven and any Siemens cooktop and receive a bonus LeCreuset Pack 26cm Casserole Dish and 24cm Grill Set valued at $688 RRP
• Bonus 6 months supply worth of ecostore dishwashing tablets valued at $103 RRP with the purchase of any Siemens dishwasher
Don’t wait too long; grab this rare chance to update your appliances at a price that’ll make you smile!
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These days whether you’re buying a house or renovating your new kitchen, the least you’ll expect in your kitchen is to have hot and cold running water, electric refrigeration, cooktop and a clean hygienic surface for food preparation. If you’ve got additional budget, there’s also the self-cleaning oven, 1000-watts microwave, dishwasher, and the list goes on.
With all these modern innovations and conveniences, it’s easy to forget that just over two centuries ago, cooking and food preparation were still in the barbaric stage - demanding and time-consuming on a scale unthinkable today.
The earliest civilised kitchens were often located in a separate room at the rear of the house. There were open fires, food hung from massive rafters and cooking untensils consisted of clay pots and stonewares. For the wealthy and upper-class, kitchens were dirty places to stay away from. They were primarily for slaves and servants to labour in, doing all the cooking and serving in smoke and soot.
By the early 1900s, gas cooking and electricity was invented, and clean water had became prevalent. It was also the first time people were introduced to referigerators, boilers and ovens. With the industrial revolution and introduction of production line into factories, efficiency became sought after in working environments, the kitchen included.
In 1926, Austrian’s first female architect, Margarete Lihotzky, was commissioned to help solve the housing crisis in post war Germany. She designed the “Frankfurt Kitchen” drawing principles from Frederick Taylor’s industrial time and motion experiments. It became the world’s first mass produced fitted kitchen, designed to let the cook do their work with as little movement between workspaces as possible – what is known today as the kitchen triangle concept.
Following the Second World War, kitchens became 50’s housewives’ bestfriends. With the rise of the middle class and demise of servants, housewives had to manage their households single-handedly. This era also saw the debut of the blender, microwave and toaster, each making an impact on daily household life and lessening the effort it took to whip up a meal.
From 1950s onwards, the styles of decor changed from funky to a more toned-down look. Kitchens became increasingly integrated into the main living area – forming an open-plan space. Exposure to the kitchens of professional chefs also added new functional ideas to the domestic kitchen and led to the popularity of materials such as stainless steel.
Today we have ovens that clean themselves, fridges that automatically defrost and have icemakers and internet access. There is pretty much an appliance or product designed for every conceivable cooking method. In household where entertaining and dinner parties are frequent, kitchens are designed to be the hub of the home, complete with a wet bar, island bench and wall-mounted flatscreen TV for game nights and season finale parties.
What will the future hold for us? Could we possibly fit more gadgets into our kitchen cabinetry? Can appliances be more ergonomically designed? How about some sort of a bar-code reader that allows automatic ordering of supplies and replacements every time something runs low?
At E&S Trading, we work hard to bring you the most exciting and innovative appliances and products from around the world. Whatever the next big thing in kitchen or cooking is, when it turns up you will find it at our E&S showroom.
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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.
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.
From baking to slow roasting, Fisher & Paykel ovens cater for any culinary style
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.
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!
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.
Grand Kitchens is easily one of our favourite zones
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.
E&S Trading joint-managing director Rob Sinclair as one of the presenters
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.
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.
Fisher & Paykel's stand, previously rolled out at the Good Food & Wine Show, was a hit
Zip had a working model of their Sparkling Hydro Tap at their stand
A visual number of bottles saved a year by switching to Zip Hydro Tap
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.
Crowd eager to see Grand Designs British TV presenter Kevin McCloud
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.
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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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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:
Smeg 90cm oven
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.
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 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.