Cooking with a Cooking Range: A stress-free experience

Cooking with a Cooking Range A stress-free experienceCooking ranges have been around for a while, advancing the technology that is available for home chefs and domestic cooking. It has made it increasingly possible for all of us to pursue our passion for gastronomic adventures at home. To discover its full potential, we will try to look at some of their defining aspects that could make cooking a stress-free experience rather than a stressful one.

A happy chef makes a healthy and satiated home, and cooking ranges give home chefs an elegant set-up for ease of cooking. It is an “all-included” cooking appliance that combines a cooktop with a wall oven. It is larger in size, includes an oven underneath and is designed to slide right into your countertops, thus creating a seamless built-in look. These cooking ranges are packed with innovative features much like industrial cooking equipment, that any home chef will genuinely appreciate.

 Best of both worlds Burners and Oven

With both cooktop and oven in one place, you can achieve more with your gastronomic endeavours. Baking a pizza, pie or a cake along with risotto or pasta seems like a daunting task when you have separate equipment in two different sections of the kitchen. Cooking a variety of food in the same amount of time is made possible with an all in one cooking range, making complicated recipes that require quick alternating between cooktops, and ovens a breeze to achieve.

Multi-tasking made easy

Cooking times can vary and are sensitive to various factors such as the freshness of the ingredients, etc. Having gas burners and oven on the same plane and line of sight in the kitchen helps you avoid any oversights. An oven placed right under the burners makes it exceptionally convenient to keep a track on the food in the oven while you are concocting something extraordinary on the burners. This gives us the luxury of cooking meals that include multiple steps and varied cooking times without having to exclude bakes or roasts from your daily meals.


Baking is usually a separately designated task which is always done after the entire meal is prepared. Since it requires constant attention it is nigh impossible to watch over your baking while you are at the stove making a complicated dish, you cannot look away in another direction or leave the handles for more than a few seconds. With a cooking range, you can steal a quick glance anytime, unlike having the oven set up out of reach from the stove.

Hassle-free Auto Ignition:

One of the top features that cooking ranges come with are auto ignition gas burners which saves you the task of fiddling around incessantly with the lighter or even worst having to deal with matchsticks. Sturdy design for gas burners is essential to ensure safety in the kitchen along with ease of use. With the exclusive feature of electric ignition, the ‘Elica Cooking Ranges ticks the box for safe cooking as well.

Spending quality time in the kitchen is possible if you do not have to move from one spot to the other making the experience less hectic and more blissful.


Tale of food and evolution of Kitchen

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Modern kitchen word is synonym to the changing lifestyle & trends. Kitchens have evolved as the food habits and choice of eating has changed over years. Food, vegetables, fruits  that were seasonal are available through the year. International foods are available across the country too. Thanks to internet , food recipes are just a click away .

We are in a true era of globalization – One World.

To prepare a  gastronomic experience, kitchen demands need of modern appliances.

Flambé cooking, stir fry, tadka, create a havoc of fumes and unpleasant smells in kitchen and in the cook. In early 70′s  Mr. Ermanno Casoli founder of Elica group  developed the first motorized kitchen Chimney, thanks to the inventions in the modern world.  Today we can see a blend of technology and , material , sizes , aesthetics in kitchen Chimneys. Elica has been pioneering and driving the kitchen chimney industry since 1970.

Built in hob is another appliance that is must to enable the user to regulate the heat at various cooking stages. From Stone Age man has learned to use fire to keep warm , cook and since then has an important place in human life. Fire and wheel are the two inventions of human race which are still in use. Fire on glass is the trend in hob .Elica  Hobs with MFC technology are here to stay as they give a great control on the flame to user.

Built in Oven is a huge trend in India cooking showing an like and adaption of European cooking in Indian Kitchens. Built in ovens with  Digital controls, touch controls embedded in glass with rotisserie and up to 10 functions like grilling, baking, defrosting are in Demand. Elica has been selling largest number of ovens in India for the largest range of ovens in terms of technology,  aesthetics and user friendly oven functions adaptable to Indian cuisine.

Thanks to the Era of globalization which has made it possible to eat global foods on a dinning table  in a small Indian town miles away from the origin of the recipe.

Elica launches the Bianco range of kitchen appliances in India

White is a colour that features first on any designer’s palette; a colour with a myriad of hues and connotations. Now imagine a kitchen that’s in all white – clean, classy and chic. White décor and appliances in a kitchen add to the flow of the space, especially in a small kitchen. And additionally, the reflective properties of white appliances help make a space appear lighter and roomier.


kitchen hoodsAn all white kitchen immediately brings to mind a picture of being uncluttered, unfussy and un-chaotic. While designers have attempted a wide range of designs, styles and colours, an all white kitchen though most coveted for a vintage or retro feel, is often the most difficult to achieve. And this is usually because not all kitchen appliances come in white, especially the kitchen hob and kitchen hood. Which is why, Elica has now in India, launched the Bianco Series of built-in hobs and kitchen hoods. Bianco in Italian means white, the colour of divinity, wisdom, serenity, innocence and symbolises cleanliness.


The Bianco series of kitchen hoods has advanced feather touch controls and clean linear lines and the Bianco hobs are designed using white tempered glass and is available with multi-function anodized black brass or European burners and radio control knobs.


While the Elica collection of kitchen appliances leaves no stone unturned in pushing the boundaries of design or in revolutionizing the concept of what a kitchen hood and built-in-hob should do, they are a class apart in terms of aesthetics and performance. Elica’s Bianco range of kitchen appliances creates a stunning, futuristic look for modern homes.


Truly fans the flames of creativity and provides a breath of fresh air in form and function.

2,000,000 Cooker Hoods and Still Going…

As the year bids us adieu, it leaves us with a milestone to rejoice. Elica America made a remarkable breakthrough by turning out the 2 millionth product, a cooker hood (also known as kitchen hood), this year. It was in November that this benchmark of the year was achieved and it was 60 cm MABE brand kitchen hood.

Here’s a glance at the US market achievements of Elica so far:

  • It was in August, 2006 when Elica America was making 240 Midline for General Electric and closed the year with 15,089 cooker hoods.
  • In 2007, 35,000 decorative hoods were delivered to The Home Depot USA within 6 weeks. End of the year a total of 75,000 hoods were produced. Along with GE and THD, other 3 big players that were approached were MABE, Electrolux and BOSCH.
  • 2008 witnessed 290,000 kitchen hoods being produced, along with the launch of new decorative products.
  • The year 2009 registered a total of 291,000 cooker hoods with a 10% increase in market. And production also kicked off for Whirlpool.
  • The 1,000,000th mark in kitchen hoods was achieved in the year 2010, with a total produce of 340,000 hoods.
  • OPALE a new product on the block was devised, which was both modern and simple and took the American markets by storm. Thus pushing Elica America to number 1 position. It was in this year 2011 that 95,000 hoods were produced.
  • And finally 2012 when the two millionth mark of cooker hoods was achieved. And basis the forecast will close at 570,000 pieces this year.

Looking up at the passion and hard work of our counter parts in America, Elica India is both proud and determined for more success in times to come.