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Gaggenau Appliances: The Finest Restaurant Grade European Appliances For the Modern Home

No other manufacturer has revolutionized the modern kitchen as much as Gaggenau!

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Do you cook? I mean do you really cook? Would a friend or relative describe you as a good cook? Then you owe it to yourself to consider Gaggenau equipment for your new custom kitchen or remodel. My name is Sue Hulse, I am a kitchen designer at Signature Kitchens, Additions & Baths. I was recently invited by Gaggenau to their Scottsdale, Arizona Gallery and Training Center. I assumed I would be attending to learn more about a specialty appliance line, when in fact I learned about new ways of cooking. I was with kitchen designers, kitchen remodelers, architects and kitchen dealers, we all had one thing in common, a taste for good food. Gaggenau put us up at the fabulous Marriott Camelback Inn. The night we arrived we were treated to a dinner out on a terrace with a view of the Camelback Mountain. We were wined and dined! I would like to share with you a little bit of my experience with this extraordinary company.

The Gaggenau Company was started in 1683 in Gaggenau, Germany as a foundry. They have always been in the metal working industry making everything from bridges to bicycles. In 1961 Gaggenau changed ownership. The new owner an excellent home cook, hired French Chefs and paired them with German Engineers with the expressed intent of producing restaurant quality kitchen appliances for the home chef.

Gaggenau is known for using the very best materials, and never compromising design or professional functionality. As a kitchen designer who also likes to cook, what is most appealing to me is you get sleek design and a professional appliance. Unlike many "professional kitchen appliance brands" which are big and bulky, Gaggenau is sleek, integrated and minimalistic.

An interesting bit of eclectic design is that in Europe modern or contemporary is often mixed with old world traditional. Of course you see this in Urban design as well. I think this works because Gaggenau appliance designs are so sleek that they are unobtrusive.

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"To the entire crew at Signature Kitchens, Additions and Baths - We are so Happy with our Home Addition. The kitchen design and our new kitchen cabinetry have simply been transformative.' Each and every one of you has been a real joy to work with throughout the entire process and the workmanship and professionalism is outstanding. It's nice to know there are still companies like yours in business who put the customer and quality first."

Here are more highlights:

- Gaggenau's reputation is built on it's cooking equipment.

- Gaggeanu's convection oven offers 17 cooking modes.

- The temperature probe shut off the oven when the meat is cooked to the desired temperature.

- The memory recipe system cooks a 20 lb turkey and a small cornish game hen using temperature, not time as the equalizing factor.

- Most oven temperature vary 20 to 25 degrees. Gaggenau's temperature keeps it within a precise 3-5 degrees.

- You can eliminate having to open the oven door to put foil over your turkey because you can lower the temperature on the top
   heating element to reduce browning while still cooking through to the desired internal temperature.

- The oven doors open to the side so you are never reaching over a hot oven door. The doors open to a full 180 degrees and the
   doors stay open exactly where you put them. This is also a great accessible design.

The Gaggenau piece de resistance is their Combination Convection and Steam oven. Steam heat penetrates thoroughly without drying out the food and achieves the same results at lower temperatures. The humidity allows cooked food to stay ready for extended periods of time. The day after the lovely dinner on the terrace, the trainers, Cyndi and Larry whipped out the leftovers and proceeded to demonstrate the Combi oven. The food was steamed at high humidity for about 10 minutes and we all declared it wonderful. The chicken was actually better the second time. If I could have only one piece of the Gaggenau appliance line, it would be this Combination oven. In the meantime, I guess I will have to settle for the one in our showroom.

Another part of this incredible kitchen appliance line is their Vario series a unique line of task specific kitchen appliances. This includes a grill, deep fryer, steamer - pasta cooker, wok burners, and Tappan Yaki like you were a Benihana

On our second day of training, we all got together to cook. I made focaccia. We used an optional pizza stone that sits on it's own element in the convection oven. We spread already sautéed onions and fennel onto the dough and popped them into the ovens. They came out perfect. It was like we were in a pizzeria. Crunchy crust and tender veggies. The class made steaks on the grill, ravioli in the steamer/pasta cooker, shrimps AND beignets in the deep fryer, pastries, lamb, stir fry veggies and lots more. We made a huge meal for over 25 people using only 2 conventional pans and burners.

I have not mentioned the balance of the kitchen appliance line which includes refrigerators, wine cellars, freezers, dishwashers, built in coffee maker, microwave convection ovens and ventilation systems. However we have a large selection of the entire Gaggenau appliance line on display at our showroom integrated into our Dura Supreme Cabintry display. Call me for an appointment or email me a I would be thrilled to take you through the line.

Oh, and one last thing I know of no other manufacturer that provides a 5 year warranty.

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Every designer has had specialized training in Kitchen Design, through NKBA, SEN or ASID, not only in style and structure, but in function and arrangement as well. Unlike our neighbors we are not a retail store we are a design build remodeling company, a licensed contractor in Maryland, The District of Columbia and Virginia. So whether you live in DC, Bethesda, Potomac, Olney or Silver Spring, or Woodley Park, Adams Morgan or Capitol Hill. Even if you live in Fairfax or Alexandria we at Signature Kitchen Additions & Baths can not only Design a Great Kitchen, Addition, or Bath we can develop permit-able drawings, process the plans to permit, move the walls, floors and ceilings or add an addition, install your new kitchen, along with the lighting, the plumbing, the tile, and the floor. Heck, we can build the house for you if you would like! So give us a call at: 301.251.1880 you will always be glad you did. You can also email the owner Gary Case at:

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