By Martin Vedris
SYDNEY: Sampford IXL is importing and distributing some new Italian Bertazzoni premium cooking appliances, which are designed in Milan, feature colourful finishes and have a RRP starting at $5,999.
For lovers of Italian design, the Bertazzoni family company was founded in 1882 and has continued for five generations with a dedication to quality Italian craftsmanship. Their regional home of Emilia-Romagna in mid-northern Italy is famous for its regional produce from prosciutto di Parma to Parmesan cheese to Balsamic vinegar. Emilia-Romagna also boasts a rich engineering tradition and is home to world-class icons Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Fiat and Ducati.
Australian customers will be able to choose from two Bertazzoni ranges —the Professional Series and the Heritage Series.
The Professional Series free standing cookers feature sharp, clean lines together with well-designed, ergonomic features and the vivid ‘Colours of Italy’ with colours such as yellow, red, burgundy, cream, blue, white and black.
The range includes the 36” multifunction electric oven range in stainless steel (RRP $5,999) and the Colours of Italy (RRP $6,299).
There is also a 36” dual energy oven option (RRP $6,499) with both fan-forced gas and electric cooking functions. There is also the 36” multifunction electric double oven range (RRP $7,499), which is essentially two ovens in one.
The Heritage Series was introduced to celebrate the company’s 125th anniversary, and this range takes inspiration from the original Bertazzoni wood burning stoves, which were popular throughout Italy at the beginning of last century.
The Bertazzoni Heritage Series 36” Multifunction electric oven range is priced from RRP $8,999 and has a 112 litre capacity with nine settings: oven light, conventional, upper element, lower element, half grill, full grill, fan grill, fan forced and defrost. It also has a triple glazed oven door with full inner glass panel.
The cooktop has six burners including a dual control wok burner. Features include flame failure, heavy duty low profile cast iron trivets, one touch electronic ignition and one piece stainless steel cooking surface.