Cook restaurant-quality meals from home with these top-of-the-range ovens and hobs
Above The new Miele HR1956 G range cooker has seven gas burners including a griddle and wok ring along with a standard 85L oven, 43L microwave and warming drawer. It also includes Moisture Plus technology for helping to prove dough and cooking joints of meat, £17,499.
There’s nothing quite like a good meal out at a quality restaurant. Or maybe there is, as many of today’s kitchen appliances are designed to help you recreate your favourite dishes at home, with everything from automatic oven programmes to multi-fuel hobs that allow for complete culinary flexibility. Professional in form as well as function, the latest ovens and hobs have everything you need for some serious chef action in the comfort of your kitchen. Wolf is one example of a cooking brand favoured by professional chefs such as Mark Hix and James Martin. ‘Our Dual Fuel range is handmade in America to semi-professional standards,’ says managing director Craig Davies, ‘so little wonder we supply so many professional chefs for their own homes. You can choose any combination of infrared grill, teppanyaki, gas burners and French top to customise the configuration for the cooking techniques you prefer.’
Below Left The ICBDF304 dual fuel range by Wolf is an impressive 762mm wide and features a large electric oven with dual convection for even temperature and airflow, stacked surface gas burners and 10 cooking modes. It also comes with a self-clean function for help cleaning up after dinner and features the iconic red knob controls. £9,360
Above Right The C970i black glass induction hob from Caple features special functions for each zone including 42°C Bake and Keep Warm 70°C settings to 93°C boil control and booster+. You can use up to eight cooking zones at one time as well. £2,010
For those who prefer built-in, there are many sleek, integrated ovens available that incorporate a variety of features and functions to make cooking a breeze. Think automatic recipes that select the optimum time and temperature for you, wireless meat probes for perfect roasts and special options for pizza, fish, meat and bread. Hobs have developed substantially too, with induction and gas burners that allow for precise temperature control. ‘Induction hobs are loved by professional and amateur chefs alike,’ adds Luke Shipway, product manager for Caple, ‘and many models come with features that can help you take cooking to the next level. Multi-zone induction is great, as you can cook anywhere within the zone boundaries. Our Chef Mode is also so innovative, as it allows for multi
Above For a serious range cooker with style, the Mercury 1000 dual fuel in Ash Black comes with a multi-function main oven, large fanned oven and five-burner stainless steel gas hob with powerful 5kW wok burner. It also has a high-speed electric grill, which adds to the flexibility of this sturdy appliance. £3,999
Article by: Hayley Gilbert