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petaluma renovation: KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

WHEN WE WERE RENOVATING, ONE OF THE ROOMS WE WERE MOST EXCITED ABOUT CHANGING WAS THE KITCHEN…
we had outgrown it, and we needed the ‘space’ to work better
and to update all the appliances.


We had renovated the kitchen once since moving in, but with the boys being older, our whole kitchen focus has changed… not only did we need bigger {and updated} appliances to accomodate the boys growing appetites, we also wanted a kitchen / dining room where we could entertain more.

As you know hubby {Adam} is an amazing cook {some of his recipes will be in the upcoming July issue of Delicious magazine} so on the top of our ‘kitchen wishlist’ was his dream oven and stovetop.

Originally Adam {hubby Adam}  wanted a gas burner stove top and one huge oven… that was until he saw this video {with Adam Liaw} which made him start to consider induction…

… we then went to see the ASKO display at our local Winnings Appliances, and were both blown away. The Elements design; the stove top that offered both gas and induction; the size of the ovens {inside}; the warming drawer; all so beautiful – and as we have found out, so amazing to cook with. But don’t just take what I’m writing, here’s what Adam {hubby} thinks…

“Initially I was wary of both induction and the need for multiple ovens. The ASKO combination wok / induction cooktop provided me with a gas option. To be honest, the hardest thing to get over here was just getting induction compatible cookware. Induction cooking is fast (very fast when boiling) and incredibly precise. I now really only use the gas hob when searing steaks in my large cast iron skillet or when using a wok.”

“The twin oven arrangement has both conventional / fan forced and microwave / conventional fan forced. For us, its the perfect mix and allows for a wide array of cooking for large dinner parties, gatherings or just family dinners. Again, there is a great preciseness with both ASKO ovens and their cooking heat is amazing. I’d be hard pressed to change now.”

our ASKO ‘dream kitchen’ appliances

So here’s the specs and tech details of what we bought, and we couldn’t recommend them more highly…
Our stove top {watch this video}…

… and our ovens, and warming drawer {pictured below!}

{left} Elements by ASKO Pyrolytic Oven 60cm built-in 
Volume capacity 73L
• 87 Automatic programs
• 22 oven functions
• Meat probe
• Touch TFT display
• Soft opening/closing handle
• Five baking levels
• Three telescopic fully extendable guide rails with lock function
• Pyrolysis cleaning system
• Adjustable temp up to 275°C

{right} Elements by ASKO Combi Micro Oven
45cm built-in
Volume capacity 50L
• 87 Automatic programs
• 19 oven functions
• Touch TFT display
• Soft closing handle
• Four baking levels
• Adjustable temp up to 250°C

{below right} Elements by ASKO Warming Drawer
15cm built-in
Holds 20 plates, 80 coffee cups or 40 tea cups
• Air vented circulation
• Easy clean glass base
• Push-pull opening
• Slow cooking function
• Fully extendable telescopic rails
• Cold front
• Weight capacity 25kg

{Funny story, when we moved back in and when Adam was cooking I could hear him swearing!!! Worried that something was wrong with the appliances, I’d run to kitchen to see what was wrong… as it turned out, he was swearing because they were so bleep bleep good!}

For more information and stockists, visit asko.com.au or call 1300 002 756.

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& leave a comment or email me nikki@bellamumma.com, if you’d like to ask any questions about our ASKO appliances : )

{Photos: Simon Whitebread}

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