Sub Zero & Wolf
These two brands emerges are part of the same umbrella company bought out by Sub Zero in the early 2000’s, the Wisconsin American business have been making fridges since 1945. Sub Zero fridges come with a twenty year life expectancy, on all their products, and when you're paying between seventeen to fifty three thousands dollars, long milage on any product is a given. Other great features about these fridges, is their ability to prolong freshness and prevent waste by addressing the three pillars of food preservation: proper humidity, precise temperature control, and purified air. Sub Zero fridges have the ability to eliminate ethylene gas, a naturally-occurring compound that speeds up food ripening and spoilage, using their filtration system. Putting the technology of these fridges aside, the designs are timeless and well thought, which is why these fridges are used time and time again. Sub Zero offer a fully integrated line of fridges, that can blend in with your kitchen cabinetry, you can also mix and match their products, to allow them to work in the space, the way you would want them to be used in your kitchen.
When Sub Zero merged with Wolf, one could say it was the perfect marriage, to expand the companies ability to provide high quality appliances for all the kitchen and not just refrigeration. Wolfs eye catching red handles, on it ovens and cooktops have become iconic, like the logo for Ferrari, or the number five featured on a Chanel perfume bottle, one immediately knows what oven they
are looking at, when they are greeted by a Wolf oven. Their pro style design, will always make an impact in any kitchen layout wether modern or traditional. This appliance takes its heritage straight out of commercial restaurant equipment, as it is consider the royal standard of luxury ranges. Wolf offers a dual stacked burner, meaning they have an inner ring and an outer ring that can operate separately making the inner ring ideal for delicate cooking. When you need to cook a meal at a higher heat, you simply turn the knob up, and it will then switch to the outer ring for faster cooking performance. As we all know different types of foods require different types of heat when cooking. Their true convection fans in dual fuel range, have their heating elements directly in the fan enclosure. Allowing for maximum performance across any meal or dessert you would wish to cook. Just like Sub Zero, Wolf offer a multitude of options when it comes to there appliances, from stand up ovens to built in ovens, from fixed rangehoods to module cooktops the choices seem endless, but there is something for everyones needs and wants.
John Carey, writing for Designer Appliances states, “…in very expensive neighbourhoods, many buyers expect luxury appliances, and also want a home that's move-in ready. If you have low-end appliances in a neighbourhood where the standard is high, you might run into some trouble.” Therefore quality in product when reselling, is an important consideration to home owners and
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If your after a more European flavour to your kitchen then look no further than the La Cornue. Established in France in 1908 this company has been perfecting their ovens for over one hundred years. Sure to impress even the modern hearted buyers, these customisable ovens are truely beautiful to behold. Their range cooker combines two large vault ovens that work on gas and electricity. The stainless-steel hob offers many configurations to best meet your cooking habits. You can adjust the colour of the oven and the handles, offering around nine hob configurations. Along side their free standing ovens, they too provide built in wall ovens too for that perfect roast! There selection of colours is second to none, offering three different types of ranges, classic colours, premium colours and collection colours, there are around eight thousand options available to make your oven truely feel and look 'bespoke' or one of a kind.
Quality over quantity always trumps, so if money is not of concern, then having the peace of mind that comes along with having a luxury appliance, are a definite must and a good long term investment in the life of your kitchen.