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The selection of stylish and state-of-the-art induction hobs and cooker hoods from Miele make the perfect additions to the contemporary gourmet kitchen
When your kitchen is the heart of the home, you’ll want to invest in the best appliances and Miele, the award-winning German manufacturer of premium domestic appliances, has never disappointed on this front. Induction hobs and cooker hoods form the basic building blocks of any kitchen and when you’re striving for a clean, minimalist look, look no further than Miele’s powerfully and beautifully engineered offerings.
Cooking on induction hobs empowers you with a sense of precision and safety second to none. Besides affording you a great degree of control over the heat applied to your pots and pans, Miele’s KM 6381 induction hob exhibits a versatility that home cooks will find especially useful. Entertaining tonight? The hob is designed with innovative Powerflex zones, allowing you to merge two cooking areas to form a larger one, accommodating the largest pots and casseroles you’ve been saving for that dinner party. Besides enlarging the surface area of your cooking zones, this model allows you to channel the power from two cooking zones into one by way of the Twinbooster function. So if you need to swiftly bring a large pot of water to the boil, you’ll find this function particularly useful. Cooks who enjoy whipping up a tasty Chinese-style stir-fry will know that it is impossible to do so without a proper wok heated to high and precise temperatures. Unlike other induction cooktops on the market, Miele’s KM 6356 features an integrated induction wok which lets you do just that, as the main advantage of an induction wok is that it achieves a uniform and precise temperature as well as speed. Besides the integrated
wok, this versatile hob features three other cooking zones, giving you the option to prepare multiple dishes at the same time. The Powerflex zone option, which allows you to merge two temperature zones to heat large cookware, is present here too. Those with a keen eye for design will appreciate the hob’s elegant black glass finish.
No hob is complete without a powerful hood to ensure optimum extraction and a sleek kitchen is deserving of an equally well designed cooker hood to complement the overall design aesthetic. Few brands understand this better than Miele, as evidenced by its stunning DA 3690 cooker hood. Behind its minimalist design lies a powerfully engineered system that can achieve an extraction rating of up to 640m3/hr – one that deftly extracts away grease, smells, and vapour before it can settle in your kitchen. Spanning 90cm, the hood boasts a generous canopy that overlooks a hob-space wide enough to cater to the needs of serious home cooks. The hood is also integrated with Miele’s. Con@ctivity 2.0 technology, a feature that syncs your hood to your hob. This way, when you turn your hob on, you’ll find your cooking hood responding automatically as well.
Miele’s Con@ctivity 2.0 smart technology also enables the cooker hood to calibrate the fan settings according to the intensity of cooking activity, ensuring the optimum room climate at all times. This ensures, you’re free to focus on what matters the most – cooking each dish to perfection. Done cooking? Simply turn off the hob and the hood will follow suit. With less time spent fiddling with kitchen appliances, you’ll find yourself with more time to perfect your dishes. If you own an island kitchen, look to the brand new DA 6890 Levanter Downdraft System. This motorised hood is elegantly concealed in your island fixture and rises 40cm over your worktop when you’re ready to start cooking. Its invisible presence makes it the perfect choice for a minimalist kitchen, where less is certainly more. More than just a stylish addition to your kitchen, this hood wields an innovative downdraft extraction method to achieve an extracting rate of up to 710m3/hr – so you can enjoy cooking in a kitchen free of grease and odours. Touch On Glass controls and LED lighting complete this handsome beauty.
THE RIGHT FIT
Miele’s hoods can be customised to your exacting specifications, including considerations for your body height, length of your ducting system, your design preferences, and more. Made from high-quality welded and polished stainless steel and put together with impeccable workmanship, Miele’s cooker hood canopies are certainly built to last.
The Levanter hood rises 40cm elegantly above the hob
KM 6381 Induction Hob is specifically designed to match the Levanter downdraft hood
Contemporary look of the bevelled glass edge of the KM6381 induction hob
The DA 3690 Luxury Slimline hood is minimalist yet powerful
Miele’s KM 6356 features an induction wok that’s perfect for cooking Asian cuisines
The induction wok together with the Powerflex zones offer home chefs absolute versatility