Reflecting Italian influence.

EuroCucina is unashamedly Italian and the new products deployed by the major suppliers often reflect La Dolce Vita and the country’s passion for food, wine and colourful design.

Here is a selection of new products released at EuroCucina that reflect the influence that Italy has on the global appliance industry.

  1. The Prosciutteria

This very Italian wine refrigerator also converts into a Prosciutto and cheese preservation cabinet with unique accessories available for hanging cured meats as well as matching premium serving boards. This unique product is made by Fhiaba, and will be available in the Australian market when the distribution of the product commences through Eurolinx before the end of this year.

  1. Divina Cucina

What is better than one premium brand unveiling something at EuroCucina? That’s right – two brands unveiling a collaboration. The Smeg Dolce & Gabanna Divina Cucina freestanding cooker, hood and FAB refrigerator were probably the most photographed and talked about products at EuroCucina. Taking it to the next level, an exclusive invite-only event attended by the Italian A-List as well as the fashionistas of the Australian appliance industry was held on the actual Dolce and Gabanna fashion runway in Milan where drones were carrying handbags to global acclaim just weeks earlier.

  1. The Beast from the East

More power is clearly the name of the game when it comes to gas. This 35-megajoule wok burner received the nickname ‘The Beast from The East’ as it was featured within an Asian kitchen layout as one of three kitchen concepts on the Sub-Zero stand – the other two were an English kitchen and an Australian kitchen. Multi-ringed burners were also featured on several stands (with bright brass as the signature colour) with some cooktops offering the opportunity to customize the output from each gas ring of the burner with separate controls.

  1. Wine preserver and ice maker

The conversion of commercial products to domestic applications continues and this wine preservation centre with integrated ice maker shown by Electrolux was a hit with Australian buyers during Appliance Retailer’s visit to the stand. The ice is made using a special technique so that it is completely clear – a key benefit for premium cocktails and whisky connoisseurs. The only problem, as one well-known Australian retail buyer pointed out, was that a bottle of wine very rarely lasts long enough in his house for it to be preserved for future consumption.

  1. Stone gas cooktops

This year, every major cooking supplier was showing off their multi-zone induction and gas on glass cooktops. To emphasise their Italian heritage, Bertazzoni displayed unique stone cooktops which saw more than one Australian buyer looking to range the company’s products – especially now that it is operating its own local subsidiary of the family-owned Italian manufacturer.