Bertazzoni appears to be gaining momentum in the U.S. market with the announcement of several industry awards this year or at least, it is trying to get penetration to the USA.
In a press release, the main body of which follows, Bertazzoni details the awards that it has one Stateside.
Most recently, the Design Journal's annual Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) honored seven different Bertazzoni Built-In Line products with platinum, gold and silver awards.
"Since entering the US market seven years ago, we have received a warm welcome from industry influencers and homeowners alike," said Paolo Bertazzoni, president and fifth generation chief executive officer of Bertazzoni. "The awards our team has earned for the Built-In Line further underscore our commitment to enhancing kitchens all over the world with beautiful, high-performing cooking appliances."
Design Industry Recognition
Attracting a record 2,814 product entries from over 500 different companies in 2012, ADEX is the largest and most prestigious awards competition for product design of furnishings marketed to the design trade. This year, the following Bertazzoni Built-In products have been recognized with ADEX Awards:
- Design Series 36 inch Segmented Cooktop Gas Griddle Grill PM36 1 IG X
- Design Series Induction Touch Control 36 inch Cooktop
- 30 inch Ventilation Microwave Oven KO 30 PRO X
- Professional Series 30 inch Double Oven FD30 PRO XT and XE
- Professional Series 36 inch Gas Cooktop QB36 5 00 X
- Professional Series 36 inch Range Hood with Dual Motors - 1200 CFM KU36 PRO 2X
- Design Series 36 inch Range Hood with Dual Motors KG36 CON X
The Bertazzoni Built-In suite of cooktops and wall ovens has also been recognized with other design industry awards for its sleek aesthetic and advanced innovation, including:
- 2011 Interior Design Best of Year Award Finalist: Bertazzoni Design Series 36 inch Segmented Cooktop
- GOOD Design 2011 Finalist: Bertazzoni Design Series Built-in Oven
Technology Industry Recognition
The Bertazzoni Design Series 30 inch Double Oven was named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 32 product categories.
Drawing upon Bertazzoni's 130 year history of Italian engineering and inspired by the sleek aesthetic of Apple's popular smartphone, the Built-in Design Series Double Oven combines metropolitan flair and technical virtuosity to offer unparalleled style and precise performance. The double ovens meet the needs, aspirations and lifestyles of today's modern cooks with easy-to-use touch controls, a high-resolution LCD display, a full range of fast and even heating options from a dual diagonal convection system, and traditional non-convection cooking options.
Additionally, the ovens include "The Assistant" -- a bank of cooking sequences programmed with an algorithm spanning nine food categories and equipped with various sensors to provide the cook with the desired cooking results each and every time.
Kitchen and Bath Industry Recognition
At the 2012 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the industry's top kitchen and bath show with more than 550 exhibitors, the Bertazzoni Segmented Cooktop was recognized with the prestigious KBIS "Best of Show Award." The award is given to the product that exhibits the best in functionality, quality/durability, flexibility, aesthetics/style, and innovation.
The segmented cooktop combines the power of gas, electric griddle, and induction cooking in one product platform to transform surface cooking for good. The low profile design fits the standard cut-out for a 36" cooktop and each cooking surface is designed with three 12" segments per fuel type.