SOURCE: Thermador

May 07, 2007 08:00 ET

Thermador® Unveils New Modern Design in Its Full-Line of High-Performance Appliances at K/BIS 2007

Chiseled Design Aesthetic Featured in Thermador's Latest Luxury Cooking Appliances, Including New Wall Ovens and Ventilation

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 7, 2007 -- At the 2007 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, Thermador presents its latest luxury appliances that perfectly blend style and performance in true fashion as America's iconic cooking brand. Thermador dramatically expresses its new chiseled aesthetic in its Masterpiece™ and Professional Series wall ovens. In fact, this modern look is now featured throughout Thermador's full-line, including an ingenious chimney-style drawer hood, the Professional Series ranges and cooktops, dishwashers, warming drawers and microwaves. Elements of the design include stainless steel knobs, a robust door handle that is ergonomically angled upwards, and an angular bullnose that seamlessly blends into the control panel.

"Thoughtful, beautiful design that is crisp and modern is the driving force behind Thermador's new styling and appliances," said Franz J. Bosshard, president and CEO. "While design is certainly about aesthetics, we also believe that it extends to performance, which is why we are very excited to launch our new full-line that continues inspiring consumers to do their best cooking in style."

To demonstrate the versatility and functionality of its products, Thermador is hosting ongoing cooking performances in its Culinary Theater during the first two days of K/BIS (May 8-9). Additionally, in honor of the brand's 75th anniversary, one of the new Professional Series wall ovens on display will feature an exclusive 5.5 carat diamond-encrusted chronometer, which was created by Norman Landsberg Inc. of New York, creative jewelers since 1948. This is a fitting symbol of the enduring beauty and performance of Thermador's appliances throughout its years as a leader in the luxury category.

Masterpiece and Professional Series Wall Ovens

The Masterpiece Series wall ovens feature the EasyCook™ mode, which uses 20 pre-programmed recipes to assist with convection cooking by automatically setting the correct temperature and cooking time. Meanwhile, the Professional Series wall ovens have restaurant-style controls, stainless steel knobs, and an elegant, luxurious chronometer. One unique capability is its commercial grade, dishwasher-safe rotisserie, which is the largest on the market and easily roasts large meats like a 12 lb. turkey while sealing in all the juicy flavors.

Both wall oven lines feature the Speed Convection mode, which reduces cooking time by up to 30% and is perfect for the quick, efficient preparation of frozen foods. In addition, both offer Thermador's exclusive lightning fast preheat which takes less than 7 minutes to reach 325 degrees Fahrenheit in True Convection -- an industry best. Plus, the exclusive self-cleaning cycle completely cleans the entire oven cavity, including rack supports, in 2 hours -- half the time of comparable models.

True to the brand's heritage as America's quintessential cooking brand, the advanced True Convection™ system in both lines features a powerful 2,000-watt third element that ensures even heat distribution and allows for multi-rack cooking without flavor transfer between dishes. The wall ovens are available starting in April with an MSRP of $2,089-$5,499.

Chimney-Style Drawer Hood

This new chimney-style wall hood literally takes the brand's high performance a step further. Its unique canopy design allows the filters to smoothly slide out and extend up to an extra 12 inches for 45% more coverage of the cooking area. This doubling of the filter area ensures maximum extraction and gives consumers greater flexibility and control over their ventilation needs. The hood features a squared design that is aesthetically pleasing while efficiently eliminating odors, grease and smoke at up to 600 CFM (cubic feet of evacuated air per minute). Available in a 36" size to perfectly complement the brand's powerful cooktops and ranges, Thermador's drawer hood has front controls that are easily engaged with a simple push of the button. The hood is available starting in April with an MSRP of $1,799.

Other Thermador appliances highlighted at K/BIS 2007 include the Freedom™ Collection refrigeration and wine columns; induction cooktops; Professional Series ranges, cooktops and ventilation; powerful gas and electric cooktops; the HD Dishwasher™ Series; and traditional side-by-side refrigeration.

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 and Star Burner are registered trademarks; An American Icon, Masterpiece, Freedom, EasyCook, True Convection and HD Dishwasher are trademarks of BSH Home Appliances Corporation.

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