Based on the P965 with the central fish burner
Looking for a high quality cook-top with professional looks and Italian flare?
As you can see it realy looks a serious appliance. It's certainly no shrinking violet and the industrial styling commads attention. Detail like the turned alloy style knobs, sturdy cast trivets and brass drilled burner rings realy make it stand out. The stainless steel is in a polished finish that's brighter than most cook-tops and it all combines well. So it looks great, but lets get cooking.
In use the p...rofessional burner realy shines with its output above most competitors. The heat is spread evenly over a wide area making it great for searing using a heavy based stainless steel or cast iron pan. It's also good for a mid sized wok. The smallest burner output is low enough for reducing sauces but not low enough to leave very long unattended. If you do a lot of reducing the model with the central ceramic element would be a better option. I found the fish burner great when coupled with either an alloy or a cast iron griddle with a good even heat. The extra depth allows two 30cm frypans to be used without too much clutter, even with the griddle in use. Anyone thats cooked with 4 burners on the go should love it. The knobs are responsive, progressive and comfortable to use, but those with curious children may want to re-consider since they are angled and right at the front making them accesable to tiny fingers. When it comes to cleaning the spillage areas are divided into 3 and are very deep. I prefer this in use to one large spillage area as it keeps spills from speading, although its a little harder to wipe down. The seams at the edges of the front panel can be a bit of a dirt trap and so too can the spill trap edges, which are seperately formed and fixed, but not so much as to be an annoyance. The alloy apron or splash guard at the base of the burners are quite wide and flat so they attract splatter and burn on but the brass ring is easy to remove from the assembly making it easy to scrub off. It's good and bad, but certainly not ugly. So far so good, but will it fit in your kitchen?
Questions & Answers
I cannot use a small cafeteria on my ILve gastop as the trivets are too wide to provide support for it. It wobbles and is too unsafe no matter how careful one is. Is there an inset available. The kitchen shops could not help me. Maybe a camping store? Anyone solve this problem themselves?
If its a small coffee pot you are using our cooktops are supplied with a star pot trivet which will support the pot - it is chrome and in the shape of a star.
If you are interested we can send you one out.
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