Retail Observer

May 2018

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• 18" and 24" Bertazzoni dishwashers, available in panel-ready installation applications • 24" and 30" Bertazzoni visor hood, featuring a telescopic extension range • 30", 36" and 48" Bertazzoni ranges based on an entirely new range platform, featuring all gas, dual fuel and induction models in a contemporary and traditional style. Standout features on new refrigerators include a completely flush installation, "lift and swing" hinge system, a digital user interface that controls flex zone technology switching sections from fridge to freezer functions, humidity, speed-freeze, and custom ice settings; a lateral airflow system for optimal temperature control and reduced cold loss when opening the door; and complete surround light LED illumination. The ultra-quiet, Energy Star and ADA-compliant dishwashers offer 6 wash cycles: Normal, Heavy, Glass, Quick, Rinse, and ECO, as well as 4 wash options: Sanitize, Hi-temp, Heating Dry, and Energy Save to ensure a customizable and always-effective wash program. The panel-installed iterations of both appliances feature stainless steel panels in a no-fingerprint finish, while the panel-ready products are designed to accept paneling that matches the cabinet style, blending the appliance into the overall kitchen aesthetic. All models are suitable for a completely flush installation with the adjacent kitchen cabinets. To further enable design continuity, the refrigerators and dishwashers can be specified in three different styles: Professional, Master, and Heritage—the handles of which are coordinated with the design of Bertazzoni ranges in the same styles. Professional offers a contemporary statement, Master provides a traditional aesthetic, and Heritage delivers a vintage look. "With the further depth in the portfolio, Bertazzoni offers a myriad of options for today's kitchens. In addition there is a trend— particularly the rapidly growing urban high-density building space for smaller and compact yet fully featured kitchens. The Bertazzoni 24" kitchen suites are ideal solutions to optimize the use of the available footprint," added Mr. Bertazzoni. "On the other end of the spectrum, for larger homes in which the kitchen commands the central role for preparing large meals and entertaining guests, we've introduced a 'super suite' that offers best-in-class 48" ranges and state of the art 84" high flush-install refrigerators, completed with ultra quiet dishwashers and sleek ventilation." The refrigerators and dishwashers are available for purchase through local distributors. Prices vary depending on appliance size, and are available individually or in full suite packages. The entry- level package is the 24" built-in, which consists of a cooktop, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, and visor hood listed at $3,925. The Super Suite package consists of a 48" Professional range, 30" speed oven, 36" built-in refrigerator, 24" dishwasher, and ventilation liner is listed at $17,795. Visit to learn more, or to find a distributor near you. KALAMAZOO HYBRID FIRE GRILL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF INNOVATION Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmetannounced a year-long celebration to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its Hybrid Fire Grill. It was the first hybrid grill to market to allow homeowners to cook with any combination of wood, charcoal and gas—a true pioneer in outdoor cooking innovation. "Our Hybrid Fire Grill embodies our uncompromised dedication to performance, durability, craftsmanship, and ultimately, producing a fire unlike any other," said Russ Faulk, chief designer and head of product for Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. "Its legacy lives in countless memories of delicious meals shared in outdoor kitchens throughout the world every day." "In 1998, there was nothing like the Kalamazoo Dual-fuel Grill on the market. It created a whole new category," said Faulk. "The grill created a small, but enthusiastic following that really launched our brand." The original version of the grill was released as the Kalamazoo Grill™ Steadfast™ and Bread Breaker™ Dual-fuel Grills, which featured drawers above the burners, similar to the current model's Hybrid Fire Grilling Drawer. The drawer can be loaded with wood or charcoal for an authentic live fire cooking experience. Its perforations easily discard ash into an oversized clean-out bin below. When empty, the special perforations and angled design MAY 2018 RETAILOBSERVER.COM 17

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