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The KBIS 2012, the industry’s top kitchen and bath show with more than 550 exhibitors, opened its doors on April 27 2012.

During the show’s week, Bertazzoni which was the oldest family owned manufacturer at the show, won the prestigious “Best of Show Award” for one of the company’s newest products: the segmented cooktop.

The award is given to the product that exhibits the best in functionality, quality/durability, flexibility, aesthetics/style, and innovation.

The Bertazzoni Segmented Cooktop combines the power of gas, electric griddle, and induction cooking in one product platform to transform surface cooking for good.

The low profile design fits the standard cut-out for a 36” cooktop and each cooking surface is designed with three 12” segments per fuel type.

Nicola Bertazzoni, Vice president fo sales and sixth generation family executive for Bertazzoni, was there to accept the award:

“When we set out to create the Segmented Cooktop we recognized that people are more and more aware of the advantages of induction, gas, and griddle cooking surfaces and would love to be able to combine them without having to choose just one.”

Bertazzoni’s segemented cooktop is part of the much wider Built-in line which was launched in Autumn of 2011. This line of products was designed to offer homeowners unparalleled style and performance

About the Award Winner
Bertazzoni PM361IGX 36 Segmented Gas/Induction Cooktop, 2 Induction Zones, 18,000 BTU Brass Power

Bertazzoni Design Series segmented cooktops have different combinations of gas, griddle and two-zone induction cooking in three 12 inch (30 cm) segments. The combinations are factory assembled for a seamless cooktop with a single cut-out for ease of installation.

This model has a versatile dual-burner segment on the left, a segment with rapid and semi-rapid burners in the middle, and a two-zone induction top on the right. The distinctive gas burners are manufactured in solid brass. The low-profile design fits the standard cut-out for a 36 inch cooktop. It has been developed so that it also matches Bertazzoni Professional Series appliances.

Retail Guide Price £1900-2200

About Bertazzoni Gas Hobs
Different size gas burners give cooking the versatility and accuracy you need. Bertazzoni’s exclusive dual burners in brass provide high-efficiency, from a delicate low simmer to full power (6,200 –18,000 BTU). Burners deliver best-in-class heat-up times.

The gas hobs design gives a very clean combustion with low carbon monoxide emissions. Pots are placed closer to the flame, reaching boiling point more quickly and reducing gas consumption during cooking. The one-touch, child safety ignition system lets you light and adjust burners with one hand. The safety system automatically stops the gas flow if the flame goes out, even when electrical power is cut.

Bertazzoni’s one-piece worktop molding is best-in-class. With sealed burners, no sharp angles or dirt traps, cleaning is fast and easy. Heavy-duty cast iron grates allow easy movement of any kind of pot. Accessories include stainless-steel teppan-yaki griddle plates, and wok and simmer ring adapters in cast iron.

About Bertazzoni Induction Hobs
Bertazzoni induction hobs have output levels of 9300 watts for fast, efficient boiling and cooking. The variable low-to-high power is controlled electronically.

With induction there is no waste of stored or residual heat, and practically all the energy is used to heat the pan. Also, there is no waiting for elements to heat up; full power is available immediately.

Available with touch controls and knobs, the cooking zones are arranged to make it easy to prepare a wide range of different dishes very quickly with minimal energy output. Special functions include a booster and a pot detection system. Residual heat indicators warn if the hob is hot, even when a zone is switched off.

Different size gas burners give cooking the versatility and accuracy you need.

Bertazzoni’s exclusive multi-sector burners provide high-efficiency, from full power to a delicate low simmer.

About Bertazzoni the Company:  
Italian manufacturer of high-end ranges, wall ovens, cooktops and ventilation appliances since 1882. Distributed n US and Canada by high-end appliance dealers and thanks to its 250 employees and thirty thousand metre square plant, Bertazzoni produces 200,000 products which it then ships to different markets all around the world each year.

Bertazzoni dominate the top end domestic market for professional style oven and cooking appliances and their products are equally at ease in the tradition kitchens styles of home such as  Shaker Style Kitchens, or the more contemporary and modern kitchens styles to the Ultra designed high end, handless kitchen styles such as High Gloss Kitchens of Europe, especially Germany which the likes of Hacker and Alno dominate.

About the KBIS 2012 Show
Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS)
April 24-26, 2012
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

The Kitchen & Bath industry’s main event is an inspiring, interactive showcase of everything new, where the brightest and best assemble to spot trends, experience product introductions and find the practical solutions and valuable connections that will take them into the future. Always on the leading edge, KBIS is your innovation resource for staying current, competitive––and profitable.

  • Extensive show floor showcasing the latest products
  • Highly relevant and informative conference program
  • Best of KBIS
  • Dynamic networking events
  • World-renowned industry speakers

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