At the height of summer, one might rather talk about refrigerators than ranges. But breaking news in the appliance world knows no season. New to the UK market is this stove, which has a dual-fuel oven. Yes, it is possible to switch back and forth between gas and electric heat for baking and roasting. I know plenty of cooks on this side of the pond who would welcome such an innovation on these shores. uk.bertazzoni.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.