From KitchenAid Appliances comes new high performance, commercial style line of cooking appliances, which includes high performance cooktops, dual-fuel ranges and powerful ventilation hoods, all designed to enable chef worthy results at home. These most powerful, best performing cooking appliances ever offered by KitchenAid include premium features such the exclusive 20,000 BTU Ultra Power Dual Flame Burner, the most powerful burner among leading manufacturers. Its dual-flame stacked burner design with two flame levels is versatile enough to handle both the high temperatures needed for quick searing and the precise, low temperatures required for gentle simmering. Additional burners found on all models include 15,000 BTU professional burners and 5,000 BTU simmer/melt burners that can be lowered to as little as 500 BTUs.
Cooks will also appreciate an Even-Heat True Convection System that combines a 1,600 watt hidden oven element and unique bow-tie shaped baffle design to promote more even airflow. This advanced system allows for consistent temperatures and even cooking whether using one or all three racks simultaneously in the oven. An EasyConvect Time and Temperature Conversion System automatically converts conventional times and temperatures to their convection equivalents. Exclusive steam-assist technology/convection combination from KitchenAid Appliances offers yet another way to help cooks achieve professional results and the latest ranges offer this option in a full size oven. The easy to use Auto Steam function introduces steam into the oven at precise intervals and offers preprogrammed settings for everything from meats, fish and vegetables to desserts. The dishes retain more internal moisture while allowing for the browning, crisping and caramelizing that enhances the flavor, texture and appearance of many foods.
A new Even-Heat Chrome Electric Griddle option features a chrome-infused steel surface with a 1,320 watt element that provides even heat distribution at temperatures from 150°F to 500°F. The durable chrome finish, similar to commercial restaurant quality material, is easy to clean, retains its bright appearance after use and creates less radiant heat to help keep the kitchen cooler. An 18,000 BTU Even-Heat gas grill option combines a log burner, flame spreader and wave tray to provide powerful and even heat distribution. Blue indicator lights on both the griddle and grill show when desired temperature is reached.
All KitchenAid cooktops feature low-profile grates with a new single grate design for easier lifting when cleaning. Additional design features include die-cast metal knobs with precise alignment and a commercial style handle with die-cast end caps. A full-width oven door on the ranges has a large window for easier viewing of foods as they cook. A glass-touch menu-driven LCD display provides an easy-to-use interface to guide users through all the cooking options. Roller feet on the ranges help simplify installation, while a unique, toe-kick design adds a stylish element to help enhance kitchen decor. An optional Architect Series II handle kit is available for easy coordination of the new line with existing Architect Series II appliances. Scheduled to begin shipping to retailers in the second quarter, the new dual fuel ranges and cooktops will be offered in 30″, 36″ and 48″ configurations. Options for a grill or griddle will be offered on 36″ and 48″ cooktops and 36″ ranges. The 48″ wide ranges will be available with a griddle option. All sizes of the new dual fuel ranges will offer the option of the KitchenAid Appliances exclusive dual fan convection with steam-assist technology and the 48″ range will offer the industry’s only double oven range with steam-assist technology available in both ovens. Suggested retail prices will range from $4,100 to $9,300 for the dual fuel ranges and from $2,100 to $3,400 for the cooktops.
New commercial style KitchenAid hoods include wall-mount canopy hoods available in 30″, 36″, 42″ and 48″ sizes, and island-mount canopy hoods available in 36″, 42″ and 48″ sizes. Commercial style wall and island canopies will feature powerful exhaust systems with 3-speed fan control ranging from 600 to 1,200 CFM. Select models will include two warming lamps to help keep cooked food warm while plating to serve. Other features in the latest KitchenAid ventilation line include an all metal Pro Motor, halogen lighting for better visibility and heavy-duty dishwasher-safe filters. Available in stainless steel, suggested retail prices will range from $2,100 to $3,000. Previously, outdoor grill collection from KitchenAid.