Food, family, and fun have always been core components of Italian culture. For over a century, the Bertazzoni family have imbued their passion for cooking into their technically advanced and beautifully crafted appliances. They have been spreading the word in the US since 2005 when their products first became available.
With a full spectrum of kitchen appliances now available to the American market, choosing what to buy can be difficult. For discerning consumers looking for a kitchen package that competes with other luxury brands, this 4-piece kitchen package (974097) from the Professional Series has the Bertazzoni “wow” factor without the “whoa” price tag.
Not since Gal Gadot punched and kicked her way to box office gold in “Wonder Woman” has a beauty and strength been combined so efficiently. This impressive piece of hardware comes in orange, black, red and stainless steel.
This expansive range features 6 different sized brass burners delivering a full spectrum of heat. This includes 2 dual ring 19,000 BTU power-burners which are capable of boiling water in under 6 minutes. They can sear or simmer (delicate sauces can be heated at 750 BTUs). A wok ring and simmer plate are included accessories. There are 4 monobloc burners, which means the burner cap is attached on top which prevents it being lost, a common occurrence with other ranges.
Every detail has been thought of by the brains at Bertazzoni’s engineering department. A reduced distance between the flame and cookware provides a faster cook time, while a larger distance between actual burners means that pots aren’t in danger of banging into one another.
With so much power at the flick of a switch, safety is also a prime concern. A mechanical flame-out safety system with thermocouples, commonly used in gas furnaces, guarantees a shut-off.
A one-piece stainless steel worktop along with stainless steel burners allows for an easy cleanup. The continuous cast iron contour grates make it easy to move pots from burner to burner.
The impressive 4.6 cu ft main oven capacity is large enough for a 35 lb turkey. When it comes to baking and roasting, the dual fan system circulates heat evenly allowing for multi-level cooking.
There’s also a full-width infrared gas broiler which is integrated into the ceiling cavity for an extra wall of heat for broiling.
A balanced telescopic glide shelf makes moving heavy loads in and out of the oven, a breeze. Heat loss is prevented by a triple glass door and a soft motion feature prevents slamming and bounce backs on the oven doors.
The smaller 2.4 cu ft capacity auxiliary oven is useful for keeping food warm and for baking and roasting side dishes. Self-cleaning takes the hassle out of keeping the ovens residue free.
Made from high-quality materials and components, this refrigerator has a massive 15 cu ft capacity refrigerator along with a 6 cu ft capacity freezer. It makes the most of its considerable space and seems to have a place for everything.
A full-width drawer has its own digital setting for meat, fish, and vegetables. Optimal freshness is provided through precise temperature and humidity control. The refrigerator and freezer compartments have independent No-Frost airflow for ideal temperatures in each. There are also three crisper drawers with dedicated temperature and humidity controls, all of which preserves food for longer. The super-freeze option dramatically freezes food at 20% faster than is the norm. This is a great feature for instantly preserving fresh food.
Storage wise, the appliance makes the most of its considerable cubic footage. Six tempered glass shelves have spill-proof edges, a big plus when there are occasional liquid mishaps. There is a folding top shelf for the storage of extra tall items while the doors have gallon-size storage bins for large beverage containers.
The freezer consists of two drawers, capable of storing frozen items bought in bulk. An automatic ice maker produces 2.8 lbs of ice in 24 hours. The ice is deposited into a removable tray for easy access.
This dishwasher is efficiency personified, capable of loading up to 14 place settings and using as little as 3.5 gallons of water for a complete wash cycle.
Don’t think that the relatively small amount of water used will result in a substandard wash. Three spray arms remove tough deposits. There’s also a Sani Boost feature which boosts the water temperature to 158 degrees for brilliantly sanitized clean.
In fact, there are a total of 4 wash options (programmable through a concealed LED interface): Extra dry to leave plates immediately usable, Sani Boost, Hi-Temp which is perfect for baked on oils and residue and 24-hour delay start which enables the appliance to start when no one is home.
An innovative feature is an upper basket which can be adjusted to allow added loading capacity in the lower basket. The stainless steel baskets themselves have foldable racks on 50% of the total area and the lower basket includes a 3-section sliding silverware and bottle holder which allows flexibility according to the items that need to be washed.
This sleek-state-of-art hood encases glass in stainless steel and adds digital touch controls for a visually arresting appliance that works as well as it looks. A maximum 600 CFM motor is capable of extracting thick smoke from frying and searing as well as the most pungent of odors. There are two lower settings as well, for less smoke and odor.
Other features include 2 halogen lights which allow for an extremely bright worktop illumination. The vent installs on the wall with an included height-adjustable duct cover. It can be vented to the outside if ducting is available or recirculated with a recirculation kit.