SOURCE: BSH Home Appliances

February 06, 2007 08:00 ET

Thermador® Reveals Powerful New Designs and Exclusive Performance Features in Its Next Generation of Renowned Wall Ovens at Builders' Show 2007

Inventor of the World's First Built-In Wall Oven to Unveil Its Latest Luxury Cooking Appliances, Including New Masterpiece™ and Professional Wall Oven Lines

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 -- As the quintessential luxury appliance brand, Thermador is celebrating the new year by giving consumers the lavish gift of two new groundbreaking wall oven lines: the chiseled Masterpiece™ Series and robust Professional Series. These lines boast a distinctive, contemporary design while offering high-performance features such as the new Speed Convection mode and commercial-style rotisserie. The new Masterpiece and Professional Series wall ovens further cement Thermador's heritage and functionality as America's true cooking brand.

In addition to the wall ovens, all of Thermador's Professional® Series appliances will receive the new chiseled design, including the Pro Grand® Range, counter-depth Pro Harmony™ Range and cooktops. For a suite of complementary appliances, this style will also be reflected in the majority of the Thermador line, including the brand's microwaves, dishwashers and warming drawers. Elements of the design include stainless steel knobs, a redesigned handle that is angled upwards to match the new Professional Series wall ovens, and a chiseled bullnose that seamlessly blends into the control panel.

Other Thermador appliances highlighted at the 2007 International Builders' Show (IBS) include powerful and efficient induction cooktops, the HD Dishwasher™ Series with revamped designs to match the new wall ovens, traditional side-by-side refrigeration that is now ENERGY STAR® qualified and has a new Sabbath mode, revolutionary Freedom™ Collection refrigeration columns, and VCI Custom Insert Ventilation, which is now available in 48" to perfectly complement the entire Professional Series cooking lineup, yet can still be installed in existing exterior ventilation shells.

"As the pioneer of many advancements, including the first built-in wall oven, we proudly celebrate the pivotal, timeless role of Thermador appliances while also unveiling contemporary and bold new designs for consumers to continue cooking in style," said Franz J. Bosshard, president and CEO. "Not only are the new Masterpiece and Professional Series wall ovens exquisitely designed, the collection also offers a wide choice of oven configurations for the ultimate in design flexibility."

Looking ahead, Thermador is already included in several high-profile developments in the coming year due to the added prestige and value that the brand's appliances bring to builder projects. Recent high-profile projects include The River Crossing at Ruidoso, a $60 million luxury condominium development that features a mix of retail and residential space along 14-acres of the Rio Ruidoso River and the Rocky Mountains of southern New Mexico. Other projects include Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell's Residence, a 28,600 square foot Georgian-style mansion in Harrisburg, PA.

Masterpiece Series Wall Ovens

The Masterpiece Series wall ovens, with their chiseled angular edges and contemporary design, are truly three-dimensional statements of Thermador's bold new style. With a massive oven cavity and an array of 17 different cooking modes, these ovens are high-performance powerhouses. The new EasyCook™ function uses 20 pre-programmed recipes to assist with convection cooking by automatically setting the correct temperature and cooking time. Consumers can also save their four most favorite recipes for convenient access again and again. Other features include the large, full-text display (separate displays available for each oven in the double configuration), and an easy-to-use touch control that operates a variety of modes, including Panel Lock, Sabbath mode, Pause and Info functions. CookSmart™ oven models, with technology that combines microwave and convection heating to cut down on cooking times by up to 50%, are also available in the Masterpiece Series.

Professional Series Wall Ovens

These new wall ovens feature a professional-style design with restaurant-style controls, stainless steel knobs, and an elegant, luxurious chronometer. One unique capability is the commercial grade, dishwasher-safe rotisserie. The rotisserie, with two handles for easy lifting, is the largest on the market, and easily and evenly roasts large meats such as Thanksgiving turkeys. The new Speed Convection mode (also available in the Masterpiece Series) reduces cooking time by up to 30% and is perfect for the quick, efficient preparation of frozen foods such as gourmet pizza or previously prepared casseroles -- without preheating. The Professional Series wall oven will be available in a variety of flexible configurations, including the new double configuration of a microwave or convection microwave plus oven.

True to Thermador's reputation for superior functionality, both new wall oven lines feature an advanced True Convection™ system with a powerful 2,000-watt third element that ensures even heat distribution and allows for multi-rack cooking without flavor transfer between dishes. In addition, both offer Thermador's exclusive lightning fast preheat which takes less than seven minutes in many cooking modes and a complete self cleaning cycle that even cleans the rack supports in 2 hours -- half the time of comparable models.

The ovens' flexible configurations, including the exclusive double configuration (Masterpiece oven and warming drawer) and triple combination (featuring a Masterpiece or Professional oven, microwave or convection microwave plus warming drawer), conveniently allow builders to complete installation of the entire unit in one easy to install package. The warming drawers have enhanced features, including touch controls and newly designed telescopic rails with no side walls for easy access. Both wall oven lines will be available starting in April 2007 with an MSRP of $2,089-$5,499.

About Thermador

Thermador is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a fully-owned subsidiary of BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, the third largest appliance manufacturer in the world. For more than 70 years, Thermador has been empowering America's cooking enthusiasts with revolutionary products -- from the world's first wall ovens to gas cooktops with the patented Star® Burner and a speedcooking oven that reduces cooking time by 50%. Today, Thermador continues to fuse state-of-the-art cooking functionality with classic American style to create the ultimate in powerful luxury kitchen appliances. For more information, please visit www.thermador.com or call 800.656.9226 to request a catalog. Thermador, Pro Grand and Star Burner are registered trademarks; An American Icon, Masterpiece Series, Pro Harmony, HD Dishwasher, Freedom, EasyCook, CookSmart, and True Convection are trademarks of BSH Home Appliances Corporation.

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