In 1877, Carl Neff founded his coal oven plant in Bretten, Germany, with a revolutionary idea – his kitchen appliances will not be focused on technology, rather on the people who use them. His commitment to creating quality products which are uniquely customer-centric enabled his company to grow very quickly, and today, Neff has cemented its position as a market leader in Europe.
Neff ovens are exceptional. Their latest 2013 range sees an improved comeback of their trademark Slide & Hide ovens, as well as the unique VarioSteam ovens. The B46E74N3AU Slide & Hide oven is a top-of-the-line model to look out for if you’re passionate about cooking. The 67 litre cavity comes with over 12 cooking functions including their innovative CircoTherm cooking mode. This unique cooking technology allows the oven to heat up rapidly and needs little, or no preheating.
CircoTherm works by drawing air in from the oven via a powerful fan. The air is heated and forced right back into the oven cavity through strategically placed ducts in the rear wall. With this system, a complete 3-course meal can be cooked at the same time on the three shelf levels without transfer of flavours. This method of forced air cooking continues to be the benchmark for all fan ovens.
B46E74N3AU also boast the unique Slide & Hide door, one of the favourite features of a Neff oven. Never have to worry about the door getting in the way when you reach into the oven; spills on glass door are a thing of the past. Neff has come up with a clever solution of retracting doors right under the oven, making the access to the oven cavity completely uninhibited. No other brand in the market has this brilliant design.
When it comes to steaming, Neff has the B46C74N3AU VarioSteam combi-oven to satisfy the most demanding professional chefs and domestic cooks. Their unique VarioSteam technology pumps hot vapour into the cavity, giving your dishes the much needed moisture and humidity. Adjusting the intensity of the steam is as easy as a touch of the button. You can alternate between three steam settings to create a more succulent and tender dish.
Neff’s ovens are coated with TitanEnamel making it scratch and acid-resistant to food acids. A quick wipe with a damp sponge and a little detergent is sufficient to keep the oven clean after normal operation.
To see a full range of Neff ovens, visit any one of our showrooms today. Open Monday to Sundays, our friendly E&S sales consultants are ever ready to answer all your Neff questions.
Siemens stands for outstanding engineering achievements. Having been around for more than 160 years, Siemens has mastered the qualities of precision, perfection and creativity, and brilliantly integrated them into their appliances. With their extensive list of unique innovations and technological advancements, it’s little wonder that Siemens is Germany and Europe’s number one brand for built-in appliances.
Whether it’s integrated ovens or full-size fridges, Siemens products all boast superior innovative features. Their latest innovation - the new range of speedMatic dishwashers are no exception. Siemens has come up with the world’s most energy efficient dishwasher with the discovery of Zeolith drying 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!
Another feature we love about speedMatic dishwasher is the interior mood lighting that is cleverly designed to turn on when you open your dishwasher door. The LED emotionLight bathe the interior of the dishwasher in beautiful blue light so you can show off your sparkling clean glassware to guests who come wandering into your kitchen.
Because speedMatic dishwashers are so quiet, sometimes it’s hard to tell if the wash is done. That’s why Siemens developed the timeLight for fully-integrated models which beams the remaining time and programme information onto the floor. This simple yet elegant solution provides the finishing touch to the remarkable design.
One other notable feature about speedMatic dishwasher is the introduction of the new varioDrawerPlus. Unlike most ordinary cutlery drawers, varioDrawerPlus has a v-shape design and drop-down sides, perfect for chucking in soup ladles, salad servers and similar long untensils.
Siemens dedication to product research also extends into their new range of cooktop – freeInduction. If you have already switched from gas to induction cooking, good on you! If you’re still wondering what the hype is all about, Siemens freeInduction cooking will open your door to a whole new and better cooking experience.
With freeInduction cooking, there is no open flame. When cookware with a magnetic base is placed on the cooktop, the coil below the ceramic glass surface creates a powerful magnetic field, inducing a current and generating heat instantly and directly to the pan.
While most other induction cooktops comes with predefined cooking zones and pot size limitations, Siemens freeInduction gives you the freedom of arranging up to four cookware pieces any one time without restriction. The innovative surface induction automatically detects pot size, shape and position, leaving you with maximum freedom in your cooking.
So this means for dinner you could be boiling pasta in one pot, making the sauce in another, and cooking your veggies next to them; all these cookware can sit anywhere on the freeInduction cooktop. You could also pick the pans up and move them around without needing to reprogram the settings.
When it comes to controls, Siemens understands most of us are cooks, not mechanics. They have kept the controls and setting as simple and straightforward as possible. A simple touch or swipe on the full colour interface allows you to select the cookware, adjust heat level or set a timer. And that is pretty much all there is to do because everything else is automatic.
If you need to move your cookware around, the power transfer settings technology will automatically detect the shift of the cookware including the power and timer settings. What’s more, the cooking status is always displayed throughout the entire cooking process so you know you are constantly in control.
freeInduction cooktop not only looks great and functions remarkably, they are easy to clean. Because the ceramic glass surface is only heated by the residual heat from your cookware, you never have to worry about spills baking and burning on the surrounding. Simply wipe away the splatter while you cook.
With a tradition of continuous technological research and relentless innovation, Siemens is dedicated to bringing beautiful, high performing appliances to the passionate home and professional cooks of Australia.
Siemens home appliances are exclusively available at E&S Trading in Victoria. To find out more about Siemens products, speak to one of our sales consultants today!
A select team from E&S Trading flew up to Sydney last week for the launch of the Miele new generation H6000 cooking appliances. Comprising of staff members from each store, everyone was excited to see the new range that has taken 5 years of intensive research, design and development to fabricate.
Destination - Sydney; For the Miele new generation H6000 cooking appliances launch
Arriving at the Miele Sydney Gallery in Frenchs Forest
Shortly upon landing, Miele chauffeured over a hundred guests from the city to their stylish showroom located in Frenchs Forest. The vibrant gallery showcased an extensive range of Miele products from cooking to laundry and small appliances.
The showroom burstling with people and excitement
E&S team with Miele brand rep Darren Reeves
Training Manager, Karen Mahoney, with an old colleague
With the air saturated in anticipation, guests were ushered to the back of the gallery which has now been transformed from a warehouse to a glamourous red-carpet event area.
The evening commenced with live sand drawing by artist Tiani Page - brilliantly revolving around Miele's cooking experience - followed by a welcome speech from David Woollcott, Sales Director for Miele. Shortly after, H6000 was unveiled with excitement.
The usual warehouse was transformed into a red-carpet launch area
E&S staff eagerly awaits the unveil of the new H6000
Welcome speech by David Woollcott, Sales Director for Miele
The new cooking generation H6000 is described by Miele as its biggest ever product launch. Boasting new technology with their M-Touch controls and impressive choice of 4 colour options, the range includes ovens, warming drawers, coffee machines, combination steam ovens, microwave combination ovens, induction cooktops and rangehoods.
Guests marvel at the extensive array of H6000 built-in appliances
Featuring the new warming drawer and combi-steam oven
Miele believes that their design edge encompasses the outward appearance of an object, as well as the experience of using it. This is the principle on which the new built-in kitchen appliances are based. The products perfectly complement one another within each family in terms of form, function and materials.
The new H6000 oven features Miele's unique M-Touch technology - a new digital touch-sensitive user interface with modern ‘wiping’ navigation
The appliances look stunning together whether they are configured in horizontal, vertical or T-shaped layout
Miele Australia’s Brand Ambassador, Shannon Bennett, owner of Vue de Monde, also shared his passion for food at the product launch. When asked his inspiration for creating a menu of flavours, Bennett said, “A great meal is best achieved through the combination of excellent ingredients and quality equipment – the synergy with Miele is a very natural one for me.”
A sumptuous 3-course dinner presided over by Miele Ambassador, Shannon Bennett, in Sydney's first ever "pop-up" Vue de monde restaurant
Vue de monde staff making the dishes using the new H6000 cooking appliances
The evening concluded with a hearty meal and fond memories of the event. This has been a delighful experience for the whole team, and we can't wait to share Miele's new cooking innovation back in our stores.
The E&S team at the Miele Launch in Sydney
Based in Guastalla, Italy, Smeg is one of the most innovative technology brands when it comes to kitchen appliances. They have devoted a great deal of time in pursuit of design excellence and ever-improving cooking techniques.
Recently, Smeg has been brewing up a whole new kitchen evolution with their release of innovative products and cutting-edge technology. With their introduction of new oven control interface, launching the world’s first freestanding pyro-cooker with induction hob, and rolling out domestic dishwashers with 16mins cycle, Smeg has clearly outshined the competition and left other brands trailing in their dust.
S-Logic Digital Display Takes The Guesswork Out Of Ovens
Let’s start off with ovens. Smeg’s reputation for technological advancement doesn’t stop at Thermoseal. Their latest innovation is the S-Logic digital displays, launched with a new generation of built-in smart ovens.
S-Logic interface makes oven simple to understand, logical to use and delivers pin-point accuracy to any dish. Everything you need to see and know is now displayed on the screen. Function-selection, cooking time, temperature, shelf position and pre-heating have become either automatic or self-explanatory. And with the extra large one-touch control animated display, you can even skip the reading glasses altogether!
S-Logic displays are available in Smeg’s latest Classic and Linear range. The beautiful SFPA140 model in particular spots a mirror-finish and is available with pyrolytic cleaning function. Although assembled in Italy, SFPA140 has been configured to Australian culinary tastes. Popular fish varieties have been included in the menus and the oven understands Australian definitions of rare, medium and well-done. The oven also boasts 18 oven functions and includes memory space for 10 user recipes.
Stunning 90cm Pyrolytic Oven
Smeg’s new 90cm built-in pyro-oven is undoubtedly in a class of its own. Right now in the market, there are only a handful that offers you a roomy 90 litres in oven capacity with the self-cleaning function.
The new SAP3900X has a perfectly-controlled and stable cooking environment thanks to Smeg’s unique Thermoseal system. Temperature fluctuations are greatly minimized during cooking which means your food gets cooked quicker, using less energy. With 10 cooking functions including proofing, defrosting and food warming, plus 50 ‘smart sense’ programs and 10 additional personal programs, SAP3900X makes it easy and possible to whip up any gourmet dishes.
Similar to other Smeg oven models, the door comes with cool door technology and is safe to the touch even during the pyrolytic cleaning process. This makes it safe for families with young children, and helps your kitchen remain cool and comfortable throughout the usage.
Smeg’s Double Oven Now In Pyro
Smeg’s classic 60cm double oven has been given an upgrade and now features pyrolytic cleaning function.
The DOSPA38X still retains its former good looks and perfect proportions but is now quadruple glazed in the main oven. In just ninety minutes, Smeg’s pyrolytic cleaning function can heat up the main oven cavity to 500oC, instantly melting away grease and waste.
Smeg’s double oven features a 79 litre main oven plus a smaller 42 litre auxiliary oven, giving you great cooking flexibility.
Meet The New Victoria Kitchen
Inspired by Smeg’s very first “Elizabeth” cooker produced in 1948, the new Victoria range captures the essence of classic 1950’s style aesthetics.
The Victoria cooker not only looks beautiful, it features state-of-the-art cooking technology – combining vintage style with modern-day convenience. Measuring 110cm in width, this SMEG cooker is the perfect investment for anyone who adores cooking.
Multiple dishes are easy to prepare with the seven gas cooking zones (including a high-power wok burner), and the double oven configuration means you can be cooking a roast in the main oven, while a chocolate muffin bakes away in the other. Dinner and dessert – too easy!
Each oven has a roomy 68 litre capacity, and six cooking functions including eco fan-forced baking, convection, a baker’s function, and an electric grill. Both ovens reach full heat within ten minutes and deliver accurate and consistent temperatures. And for people who love pizza, an integrated SMEG pizza stone profile has been built into the base of each oven.
The oven interior of the Victoria cooker is treated with an Ever-Clean enamel surface and comes with Vapour Clean function. It also features triple-glazed doors with removable glass.
And now on to the cooktop; the seven-zone gas hob features an ultra powerful wok burner, and each burner has been fitted with a flame failure device for maximum safety. We also love the fact that a Teppanyaki plate can be placed over two of the burners to create a high-heat griddle for meat, seafood and vegetables.
Originally available in traditional cream and black, Victoria appliances are now offered in silver, and a variety of pastel shades which further enhance the high-quality materials and exclusive design of each Smeg product.
The World’s Only 16min Domestic Wash
Besides cooking, Smeg also offers a coveted range of dishwashers. Smeg has released its revolutionary new semi-pro, high-speed dishwasher that is 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 with no other domestic dishwasher brands able to compete with. The breakthrough behind the superfast wash is the innovative Dual Core system.
The system utilises two motors – similar to existing Smeg models – but the wash motor is a larger 2,000 watts, capable of operating at variable speeds. It also comes with two 1,800 watt inline elements to heat the water, twice the industry norm. With all these supercharged power and energy, Domestic Pro is able to mirror the high speeds and standards of Smeg’s commercial grade dishwashers and lend you a big hand when you need a load washed in a hurry.
Additionally, Smeg also introduced a new feature to the dishwasher - the FlexiDuo basket. This upper basket provides an unrivalled degree of versatility to the appliance as it’s able to split into two sections and have either section slide under the other. If you entertain often or own very tall-stemmed glasses, you will understand and appreciate this brilliant innovation of freeing up space for the basket below.
Smeg’s New Outdoor Grill – Packed With Power & Precision
And for those of you who love a relaxed Aussie barbie, Smeg has got a power-packed outdoor BBQ to give you even cooking results with minimal flare-ups.
Smeg took their craft of creating beautiful, high-quality kitchen appliances outdoor and put together a marine-grade stainless steel and rust-free BBQ range. This is one of the most powerful barbeques on the market, giving you a total of 67.5 Megajoules per hour over its five burners.
The grill comes with a hotplate and also features an integrated clean oil collection system. You will find the excess fats and grease drain into a reservoir at the side of the unit, making the grill so easy to clean and maintain.
Choose from two designs: the BIBQ1205AH model which features a double-insulated hood, or the BIBQ1205AF model which has a sleek lid (in place of the hood) that doubles as a splashback when the barbeque is in use. The laser-etched control panel for both models are located on the right, perfectly blending into the clean, sophisticated design and also ensuring it will not wear off over time.
Smeg’s range of new products will be available in our showroom later this year. For more details, speak to one of our consultants at your nearest E&S Trading showroom.
We all want that dream kitchen - filled with every remarkable cooking appliance money can buy, you can easily serve up dishes steamed, roasted, deep fried, boiled or even teppanyaki style. But let’s face it, most of us either don’t have the luxury of space or lack the ambition to invest in more than a few essential cooking appliances.
So wouldn’t it be nice if we could afford just one appliance that did everything? Combining the functions of an oven, cooktop, deep fryer, steamer, slow cooker and turn it into one outstanding equipment?
The answer is the Scholtès MultiPlo.
This award winning product is exclusive from Scholtès and harnesses the power and control of induction cooking to allow up to 5 different types of cooking - deep frying, roasting, boiling, steaming and slow cooking.
With two separately controlled zones, the innovative MultiPlo gives you the option to cook two different dishes simultaneously. This means you could be steaming fish on one side, and deep-frying fritters on the other. The two zones can also be used together to create a large cooking area for bigger dishes.
Multiplo also comes with an inbuilt cooking plate for your teppanyaki steaks. The plate can reach up to 240 degrees in temperature and has a specially designed channel that catches juices as not to stew the food.
The best part about Multiplo is the cleaning; afterall what good is anything if you can’t chuck it into the dishwasher? All vessels, baskets and components are made from dishwasher-safe stainless steel, and the touch controls need only be wiped with a damp soapy cloth to keep them looking like new.
If you need some ideas on MultiPlo cooking, celebrity chef Manu Feildel can show you a recipe or two as he cooks up a storm using Scholtès appliances. Manu have signed an exclusive sponsorship deal with Scholtès that will see Manu use and promote high performance ovens and cooktops. Follow the video below and see how easy it is to serve up a roasted lamb shank with creamy potatoes and green peas using MultiPlo.
MultiPlo is exclusively available at E&S Trading in Victoria.
To follow on with the old-world charm of Melbourne’s Albert Park Village, the brand new Penthouse Suite of the Hermes Apartments Complex is suitably set on site of the historic Albert Park Post Office. The impressive suite boasts unbeatable panoramic city views, and the tree-lined streets below are loved by locals for their abundance of great eateries, trendy boutiques and close proximity to the beach and city.
Gaggenau kitchen appliances are a focal point in this spectacular penthouse, from the four bedrooms, to the kitchen and entertaining areas. The highly stylized built-in Gaggenau appliances sit perfectly against the sleek black cabinetry, lending a touch of industrial asethetic along with their unmatched cooking functions.
Built to entertain, and finished with state of the art quality fixtures and fittings, the third floor penthouse boasts a bright and naturally lit space that takes up the entire level. Its sleek and contemporary design speaks sophistication with a keen appreciation for the finer things in life.
Thinking of re-designing your home? Start with Pinterest! We are hooked on to their countless inspirational photos, from quirky furniture pieces to colour-coordinated rooms. You will also find heaps of witty storage, layout and design ideas. You might want to keep an eye on the clock while you’re browsing away, or risk idling the whole afternoon in the blink of an eye!
For today’s post, we round up our top 7 small kitchen pins. These tiny kitchens are some of the mightiest rooms around. They are clever in design, compactly packed with essentials, and work like a ninja!
Above: A great example of a modern U-shaped kitchen equipped with all kitchen essentials and thoughtfully designed to maximize space and storage.
From left to right: We adore that old-world charm of an elegant, English kitchen; what it lacks in width is make up for in height; extra points for the rolling ladder | A gallery kitchen featuring walls of framed photographs; kitchen untensils are either hung from hooks or mounted directly on the wall for immediate access.
From left to right: Contemporary classic style with a twist of quirkiness; white cabinetry and walls hold up a mixed style together very well | Custom built-ins are a small kitchen's best friend; bringing the upper cabinets all the way to the ceiling add additional storage space.
From left to right: White cabinets, walls, countertops, and backsplash make this kitchen feel lofty; also notice the layout embraces the ideal kitchen work triangle in which the distance between the three main points (fridge, sink, stove) is optimized | The antique runner fits the floor just so and brings in elegance and refinement to a tight space; the shallow counter depth is a great idea.
Have you checked out our pin boards yet? They are full of great ideas for every room of your house as well as outdoor entertaining. Feel free to follow our boards and re-pin anything you see!
The secret to making a great cup of coffee at home doesn’t start at the coffee machine, it begins when you setup your manual coffee grinder. And indeed there is a science and art to making the perfect grind.
It’s important to get the grind size right if you’re after the perfect cup of espresso. The grind of your coffee should match the equipment you are using. A helpful hint is that the less water-pressure your machine uses, the larger the coffee particles need to be. In general, coarse grind is ideal for plunger or press pots, medium grind is suited for auto-drip makers, and fine to super fine grinds are used for espresso machines.
When hot water comes into contact with ground coffee, that’s when coffee aroma and flavours are released. If you over grind or under grind the beans, you’ll probably end up with a burnt coffee or one that is too diluted. Nothing to cry over, just re-calibrate and try again!
In the video above, Rob Sinclair demonstrates how to use the manual coffee grinder, with tips on calibrating the machine, adjusting the coarseness of the grind and ensuring the same consistency throughout.
Love our videos? Check out these other...
+ Six reasons why you will love a Sub-Zero fridge!
+ What is a Pyrolytic Oven and How Does it Work?
+ Condenser dryers explained: the benefits for your laundry
One of our top exclusive brands, Sub-Zero, has redesigned its best selling fridge, the Sub-Zero Built-in Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezer to include internal ice & water dispenser.
An industry first - Sub-Zero has reconfigured its ICBBI-48SID model to provide chilled water AND ice inside the refrigerator. This add-on is a perfect match of convenience and aesthetics, keeping water and ice at your fingertips without having to sacrifice the clean appearance that has made Sub-Zero a leader in timeless built-in design.
The redesign has also included improved energy efficiency. The Built-in Side-by-Side 48SID now has variable speed compressors and vacuum sealed panels within its insulation. This makes this model 20% more energy efficient than the next best built-in refrigerator. In fact, it’s so energy efficient it runs on less power than a 60watt light bulb!
Overlay and stainless steel models are both available. The new flush inset overlay design installation cleverly allows the unit to sit flush with surrounding cabinetry. Choose from either a stainless steel finish or apply your own choice of custom panel to blend seamlessly with adjacent decor. The classic stainless steel option complete with industrial chic louvered grille can be built-in or just add official Sub-Zero stainless steel side panels for a free-standing look.
If you’re thinking of getting an outstanding fridge that last for decades, Sub-Zero fridge is the best investment you can make for your home. Sub-Zero fridges are available exclusively through E&S Trading stores in Victoria. Visit your local showroom to experience these impressive appliances for yourself or pop into our online store for a virtual look.
Sorry, this sale has ended.
Always wanted to replace those dingy appliances and that cheap bath? Still looking for the perfect time to spruce up your laundry room? It’s now or never – with our huge Renovators Sale going on right now, you can save heaps and afford your dream renovation!
Starting now till August 19th, come on down to any E&S Trading showrooms to check out our extensive range of mid to high-end products on special. We are taking a chunky 15% off ticket price on selected kitchen, bathroom & laundry products!
Whether you’re eyeing fridges, cooktops, ovens or dishwashers, all our kitchen essentials are conveniently housed under one roof ready for you to see and experience. If your bathroom is in desperate need of an overhaul, we’ve got that covered as well. Check out our top bathroom brands including Villeroy & Boch, Hatria, Roca plus plenty more and be inspired to build your very own designer bathroom.
That’s not all - anyone who makes a purchase at an E&S showroom during the Renovators Sale promotional period will automatically go into a draw to win $5,000* E&S gift card!
Who says renovating has to be a drain on the wallet? At least not with E&S Renovators Sale. Hurry over before it’s gone! Sale must end August 19th!
Want to be the first to hear about E&S Trading sales and events? Sign up to our newsletter here, or simply "like" us on Facebook to stay in the loop.