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ILVE - Get Lost When You Cook


Hands up for those who never seem to get how TV chefs do their cooking all orderly and spotless. Not me for sure, or at least not my real cooking. Why can’t it be fun, quirky and downright spontaneous?

If you’re like me, put more passion in your cooking than your technique, consider a licence to “get lost in the moment” from ILVE. Check out their sexy TV ad below.

Directed by Tim Richardson, the inspiration behind the TV ad is about discovering your inner creativity and wildness when cooking. ILVE plays up its rich Italian heritage of being unrestrainedly passionate and found a common link between cooking and losing oneself to a lover; happily, may we add :-)

Getting flour-ed - checked. Squid ink - explosive squirts. Chocolate drips - all over. The seductive Italian lover in the ad surrendered to getting lost in her cooking moments, all because she can with her outstanding ILVE kitchen appliances.

Since arriving in Australia in 1984, ILVE has become one of Australia’s most sought after suppliers of premium ovens and cook tops. ILVE’s modern manufacturing facility, located near historic and timeless Venice (in Campodarsego), represents more than 50 years of tradition, continuous technological research, and relentless innovation. With each oven hand-assembled by a single master craftsman from the finest materials, every piece is a work of culinary art.

E&S Trading stocks a wide range of ILVE's extensive line of premium cooktops and ovens. View the range here.

Good Food & Wine Show


Last weekend, a few of us turned up at the Good Food & Wine Show at Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre. Amidst business talk and checking out new kitchen gadgetry, we also savoured gourmet food, stopped by wine stands, attended masterclasses by celebrity chefs, cooked up a storm in Fisher & Paykel’s Yum Kitchen, and lugged home jars and tubs of freebies... everyone walked out with winning smiles!

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E&S staff lounging at the VIP area at the 2013 Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show

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 Masterchef Julia Goodwin took the stage and whipped up a few of her signature dishes from her new cookbook

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Fisher & Paykel wowed us with their latest range of kitchen appliances. The SoftClose anti-slam fridge doors are a winner in our books!

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We rolled up our sleeves for the hands-on cooking experience at Fisher & Paykel’s Yum Kitchen

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 Cooking with Fisher & Paykel’s latest range of appliances added that extra kick to our dishes. The cooktop, oven and cool drawer are so intuitive and easy to use!

We totally enjoyed ourselves at this year’s Good Food & Wine Show. With so many gourmet produce to try and quality wines to sip, this annual event is already marked on our calendar for next year!

End Of Financial Year Catalogue Sale On Now!


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It’s that time of the year again! E&S Trading’s End of Financial Year Catalogue Sale is back for you to score more amazing bargains. Now is a good time to start working on that kitchen renovation plan of yours and work towards your dream home. With our wide range of quality brands such as Siemens, Ilve, Miele and Smeg, expect nothing but top-of-the range appliances for your designer kitchen. You will find sensational prices for ovens, cooktops, dishwashers, fridges, and so much more. Also, if you’re thinking of re-doing your laundry area or simply looking at new purchases, don’t miss out unbelievable prices on our washers and dryers from brands like Bosch, Fisher & Paykel and Electrolux.

++ Here’s a teaser for what to expect in our catalogue sale: We are bundling awesome deals such as the kitchen set - consisting of oven, cooktop and rangehood; plus look out for exclusive bonus offers including induction cookware sets, slide-out racks, food hampers and gift vouchers on selected products!

If you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for, no worries at all. Come on down to the nearest showroom and get expert advice from our team of super friendly and highly-trained staff who will recommend the best products to suit your needs. All our products are displayed “shop in shop” making it a breeze to browse and compare brands.

What are you waiting for? Hurry, pick up a copy of our catalogue at any one of our showrooms today or simply click here to browse online. Our End of Financial Year Catalogue Sale must end June 30!

Massive 4-Day Ilve Sale This Weekend

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Consider a licence to “get lost in the moment” with Ilve kitchen appliances, and more so with our massive 4-day Ilve Sale. Starting this Friday right through Queen’s Birthday, enjoy a massive 25% off RRP across ILVE’s range of cooking appliances plus all current bonus offers:

Gift with ILVE Built-in Oven Purchase - Purchase any Ilve built-in oven and receive free a Ilve deluxe baking dish valued at $329*. Via Redemption.

Gift with ILVE Dishwasher Purchase - Purchase an Ilve IVFIX2 or IVSIX3 dishwasher and receive free a 66 piece Wilkie Brothers cutlery set valued at $399*. Via redemption.

Gift with ILVE Built-in Gas Cooktop Purchase - Purchase any Ilve 60cm-120cm built-in gas cooktop and receive free a 3 piece Raco cookware set valued at $579*. Via Redemption.

Gift with ILVE 60cm-90cm Freestanding Cooker Purchase - Purchase any Ilve 60cm-90cm Freestanding Cooker and receive free a gourmet pack consisting of 5 piece Scanpan cookware set, culinary board, Scanpan ladels, Avanti glassware, Wilkie Brothers steak knives, salt & pepper grinders and cookbook valued at $920.* Via Redemption.

Gift with ILVE 120cm-150cm Freestanding Cooker Purchase - purchase any Ilve 120cm-150cm Freestanding Cooker and receive free a gourmet pack consisting of: 5 piece Scanpan Cookware Set, Scanpan knife set, culinary board, Scanpan ladels, Avanti glassware, Wilkie Brothers steak knives, salt & pepper grinders, Ilve baking dish and cookbook valued at $1,836.* Via Redemption.

Since arriving in Australia in 1984, ILVE has become one of Australia’s most sought after suppliers of premium ovens and cook tops. ILVE’s modern manufacturing facility, located near historic and timeless Venice (in Campodarsego), represents more than 50 years of tradition (established in 1952), continuous technological research, and relentless innovation. With each oven hand-assembled by a single master craftsman from the finest materials, every piece is a work of culinary art.

Check out ILVE's extensive line of premium cooktops and ovens in any of our showrooms!

*Conditions apply, visit for full conditions. Retail sales only. New orders only. Offer valid May 18th 2013 until July 31st 2013

Rocket Giotto Evolution Coffee Machine - Ultimate Home Brewing Experience


For all you coffee addicts out there, there’s no shortage of options to get that caffeine fix these days. Be it your capsule coffee machine in the office, instant coffee-mix at home, or the fancy cafe across the street, the aroma of roasted coffee beans is never too far away.

While the rest of the folks may be happy with their standard latte, some of us take our coffee business much more seriously. We are talking about having full control and precision to achieve the perfect texture and froth to our liking. We are looking at commercial-grade home espresso machine that is both outstanding in performance and looks.

For today’s post, E&S Trading's Rob Sinclair will introduce you to the Rocket Coffee Machine brand, the Giotto Evolution. This manual espresso machine is one of the most exciting models in its class. Check out the video above and learn to be your own barista.

Here are a few highlights of Rocket Giotto Evolution Coffee Machine:

• Switch from water tank to direct water supply at the flick of a switch

• Quiet, commercial grade rotary pump with external pressure adjustment controls, allowing users to fine tune pump pressure

• Nine-pound brew group made of chrome plated brass to ensure proper heat stability

• Continuously circulates hot water between the boiler and brew group to keep the machine in brew-ready condition

• Boiler and reservoir water levels are monitored by sensors that will alert the user if the machine needs to be refilled

+ Interested to know more about coffee machines? Read 'Beginner's Guide to Coffee Machines & Grinders'

Siemens 3-Day Sale Happening This Weekend At E&S Trading

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Every now and then, we look forward to an escapist indulgence sale and think about all the things that we possibly want, but would never pay at full price. The wait is over folks, Siemens is having a huge sale this weekend, Friday 24th May to Sunday 26th May 2013!

The 3-day weekend sale offers the perfect opportunity to upgrade your kitchen appliances with Siemens’ premium range of products at unbeatable prices. Check out the new range of induction cooktops, pyrolytic ovens, high performance dishwashers and more at any one of our showrooms. Plus...

Spend Over...
$7,500 on any Siemens products and receive $750 off^
$10,000 on any Siemens products and receive $1,000 off^
$15,000 on any Siemens products and receive $1,500 off^

You’ll also receive a bonus Le Creuset Dish* with the purchase of the exclusive Siemens range Pyrolytic Ovens at E&S Trading, valued at $579!

Don’t wait, start planning now! Find out more about our Siemens promotion by going here or view a selection of our current Siemens range.

^Promotion valid from 24/05/2013 until 26/05/2013. Valid in store only and excludes online purchases. Discount applies to Siemens products only. This offer only applies to new customer orders placed during the promotional period. Offer does not apply to damaged models. *While stocks last. Terms and conditions apply. Delivered with goods.

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Why buy a Beko appliance? Here are five good reasons why...


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Beko hit our shores early last year and since then has been creating quite a buzz on the local appliance scene. Not only has Beko grabbed our attention with those memorable TV commercials starring Billy (the adorable baby who talks - cute!) but for also proving why it is the UK's number one brand for fridges, freezers and washing machines.

Never heard of Beko? Wondering why you would buy a Beko? Well then allow us to provide you with five quick reasons why...

  • Beko is ranked third in Europe
  • It is the UK's number one favourite fridge, freezer and washing machine brand
  • Overall it is the second largest home appliance brand in the UK
  • Beko is dedicated to offering the latest in technology and features
  • The Beko range includes a 6 star rated 'heat pump dryer'

Beko appliancesBeko is dedicated to introducing smart solutions for the home that are jam-packed with the latest state-of-the-art features and technology. This includes the 6 star energy rated 'heat pump dryer'. The company strives to reduce the impact its manufacturing processes and products have on the environment. Each product is designed to be energy efficient and recyclable.

The ultramodern design of Beko's appliances make them a stylish addition to any household. In addition to being fashionable they are also functional. Their stainless steel finishes are fingerprint free - very handy especially for families!  Products also include exciting technologies such as the Active Fresh Blue Light, which is used in fridges to mimic the sun and retain the vitamins in fruit and vegetables. The pyrolytic self-cleaning oven system heats up to 500 degree celsius making cleaning a breeze. Find out more about pyrolytic oven technology here.

In case you'd like a visual reminder of Beko, tune in to Good Chef Bad Chef weekdays at 3.30pm on Channel Ten. Watch chefs Zoe Bingley-Pullin and Adrian Richardson whip up dishes on a Beko oven and cooktop and use a Beko four-door fridge. You can also check out Beko's Billy the baby TV commercial below:

+ Browse and shop from a selection of the Beko range here.
Or visit your nearest E&S Trading showroom to check out a Beko display in-store.

+ Find more about the Beko Australia launch here

What is a Pyrolytic Oven and How Does it Work?


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If you have been shopping around for a new oven lately then you may or may not have heard the term 'pyrolytic' and wondered - "what the heck does that mean?" Don't worry you're not the only one. Put simply, a pyrolytic oven is an oven that can clean itself.

In this handy video (below), E&S Trading's co-managing director, Rob Sinclair, guides you through what exactly a pyrolytic oven is and how it works. Using super high temperatures of 500°C, a pyrolytic oven turns food residue and grime into ash which can then be easily wiped clean using a damp cloth. No harsh chemicals or scrubbing required! Let's face it, who actually enjoys cleaning their oven? Umm... not us! Plus, did you know that the chemicals used to clean the inside of a regular oven can potentially contaminate food? Therefore choosing a pyrolytic oven for your kitchen can offer not only convenience but also health and safety benefits.

A few other key things to remember is to wipe clean the oven door prior to starting the self-cleaning process, which can take up to 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. All racks, shelves, trays, and other accessories must also be removed prior to beginning the pyrolytic cleaning cycle. Then simply sit back and let your oven to all the work - brilliant!

+ Looking for more handy hints for buying the right oven? Then check out our 7 Quick Tips to Choosing the Right Oven blog post.

+ Check out more how-to videos in our Buyer's Guide video series here.

Which are your favourite KitchenAid and Kenwood attachments?


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If you own a KitchenAid or Kenwood mixer then you will know just how awesome they are. Considered an essential part of any kitchen, these mixers not only look pretty flash they are super handy and versatile thanks to a variety of attachments and accessories available. At E&S Trading we know how much you love your KitchenAid and Kenwood mixers which is why we made it our priority to try and sell as many of these attachments and accessories online. That way you don't even have to leave the comfort of your home or office to purchase the latest add-ons for your trusty mixer. And best of all, we also offer free shipping on these products as well as the rest of our small appliance range. Read more about this here.

What a way to waste the day than to browse a selection of these attachments and accessories online. Some of our favourites include the KitchenAid Ice Cream Bowl Attachment, which is perfect for making ice cream, sorbet, gelato and frozen yoghurt. Fans of Kenwood will love the kMix Roto Food Cutter and Fruit Press which offers a handy two-in-one device to cut through just about anything. It slices and shreds vegetables, cheese, chocolate and nuts. It is also great for making juices and purees.

Another great accessory for your KitchenAid mixer is the KitchenAid 3 Piece Pasta Roller Attachment. It contains two pasta cutting tools and an adjustable roller that kneads the dough for you. Brilliant! This attachment has eight thickness settings allowing you to make all kinds of pasta including fettuccine, spaghetti and lasagne sheets. Finally, for all you juice-heads out there the Kenwood Citrus Juicer is a great tool to own. This little gizmo cleverly extracts every last drop of juice from an orange or grapefruit leaving all the pips and pulp behind, ready to be poured into a glass to drink. Very helpful indeed.

But these are just a few of the many KitchenAid and Kenwood attachments and accessories you can choose from. Browse and shop our range online, and share with us which are your favourite attachments and why in the comments below.

Liked this blog post? Then you'll love these mouthwatering recipes for your KitchenAid mixer.

Check out our Contemporary Cooking Designs catalogue - out now!


contemporary cooking catalogue march 2012Kitchen inspiration is at your fingertips thanks to our brand new Contemporary Cooking Designs catalogue - out now! Inside you'll find plenty of our best kitchen and cooking brands at sensational prices. Check out the latest in fridges, upright cookers, ovens, rangehoods, cooktops, dishwashers, and more.

Have a browse through the catalogue to see what's available in laundry products from brands such as BEKO - one of Europe's leading brands and the newest addition to E&S Trading's brilliant stable of brands. You can also see what we have on offer in vacuum cleaners, microwaves, and small kitchen appliances including coffee machines, kettles, toasters, blenders and food processors. Make sure to have a quick squiz of our Kenwood mixer range for the ultimate cook's companion, which currently includes a bonus Hands Across the Water cookbook, worth $34.95!*

Pick up our latest catalogue at any one of our Victorian showrooms, or simply flick through the catalogue online here. C'mon you know you want to!

*Promotion valid on selected Kenwood models only. Offer ends 26/2/12, limited stock only. See in-store for further information.

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