The Most Expensive Kitchen Range In The World (and the range hood that ventilates it)

The title of “Most Expensive Kitchen Range In The World” was long held by the Grand Palais 180 from La Cornue’s top-of-the-line Chateau series, tagged at $ 48,000. What do you get for this price? Build quality from one of the oldest ironworks in Europe, a completely unique look, plenty of customization options, and the sheer satisfaction of cooking on the “Ferrari of ranges”. Check out the Grand Palais 180 product page for all the mouth-watering details.

La Cornue Chateau Grand Palais 180

La Cornue Chateau Grand Palais 180

 

All good things come to an end, however. The Grand Palais has been knocked off the price pedestal by Molteni’s $ 100,000 luxury range. Yes, that would be “one hundred thousand dollars”, your eyes are not deceiving you. Why bother beating the record-holder by a measly couple of thousand dollars, when you can double it? Well done Molteni!

The made-to-order masterpiece is based on Molteni’s Professional 145 Evolution line, and is distributed by Electrolux. It takes 20 workers 500 hours to build each one at Molteni’s original factory in Saint-Uze, France, it weighs almost half a ton, it will last “a lifetime – or longer”, and it looks absolutely fantastic. Options such as gold-plated elements, and USB ports are available. You can even order one with a built-in security system (!), which we find faintly ridiculous, considering the abovementioned 1/2-ton weight… but, de gustibus non est disputandum...

Molteni $ 100,000 Range + Futuro Futuro Symbol 48inch Hood

Molteni $ 100,000 Range + Futuro Futuro Symbol 48inch Hood

 

Molteni has been making elite cooking equipment since 1923, and the Molteni name graces some of the most famous kitchens in the world. Alain Ducasse’s “58 Tour Eiffel” restaurant in Paris, as well as Ducasse’s other restaurants around the world, the Dolce & Gabbana “Gold Restaurant” in Milan, the “Antica Corte Pallavicina”, and many more rarefied eateries. The BMW headquarters has one, and so does the Prime Minister of France, Nicolas Sarkozy. If you own one, you’re in good company.

Oh, and in case you were wondering what the range hood is that’s hanging above the $ 100,000 range – that would be our “Symbol” model, shown here in the 48″ island-mount version.

UPDATE: the Symbol is available in several sizes and configurations, from 24″ wall-mount ($1,395.00) to 48″ island-mount ($2,295.00). On display in our showroom (open to the public, Monday-Friday 9AM-6PM) and in stock for immediate shipping.

UPDATE: Broadway Panhandler has a red-and-gold Molteni on display. If you happen to be in New York City, stop by and touch a culinary masterpiece.

Futuro Futuro "Symbol Island" 48-inch range hood

Futuro Futuro “Symbol Island” 48-inch range hood

 

Molteni range + Futuro Futuro Symbol Island hood

Molteni range + Futuro Futuro Symbol Island hood

 

PURCHASE SOURCES:

Molteni ranges:

Broadway Panhandler
68 East 8th Street
New York, NY 10003
866-266-5927
www.broadwaypanhandler.com

 

Futuro Futuro range hoods:

Futuro Futuro
8680 18th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11214
Showroom Hours: 9AM-6PM EST
800-230-3565
718-236-1570
www.futurofuturo.com

 

Electrolux Professional USA:

10200 David Taylor Drive
Attn: Angelo Grillas
28262 - Charlotte, - NC – USA
980-236-4209
http://www.electroluxusa.com/professional

 

 
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New Models: 48″ Europe Island & 84″ Europe Station Island

Sleek and distinctive, the “Europe” series range hoods have been a mainstay of Futuro Futuro’s product portfolio since their inception.  With simple and clean lines, the “Europe” range hood fits into a variety of kitchen environments – from the traditional granite-and-wood-cabinetry designs, to the glossiest and minimalist-est Allmilmo and Snaidero kitchens.

It’s not all about looks, however. The “Europe” is outfitted with a 4-speed, 940-CFM blower motor (inside a patented sound-absorbing chamber), and the innovative Perimeter Suction Filter system, which draws air through collector slots around a central panel, creating an “air curtain” effect for maximum capture performance. Four bright halogen lights illuminate the cooking surface, and the fingerprint-free coating makes maintenance a breeze.

Optional accessory shelves provide additional storage space and 4 more lights to maximize productivity and design impact. A mid-level glass panel can also be added to the hood, the shelves, or both.

The “Europe” is now available in a 48″ wide version to accommodate larger cooking equipment.

Please visit the product pages for more information, including latest prices & stock status, more photos, specifications, and installation manuals.

"Europe Island" designer range hood

“Europe Island” designer range hood

 

"Europe Station" designer range hood

“Europe Station” designer range hood w/shelf & glass panels

 
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Cool Kitchen Hacks: transform a vase into a knife holder

via Ikea Hackers, this simple yet cool idea for transforming a glass vase into a knife holder caught our attention.

1 Ikea REKTANGEL glass vase + several packs of bamboo skewers or chopsticks = instant knife organization!

Of course, any other heavy-bottomed vase or similar container can be used. Just make sure it’s tall enough to accommodate the blade length of your longest knife.

Ikea Hacks - Rektangel Vase Knife Holder

Ikea Hacks – Rektangel Vase Knife Holder

 

 
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13 Ornamental Building Designs

Via Web Urbanist, this photo review of 13 outstanding and inspiring modern building designs is sure to include at least one creation that will catch your attention. Which one will it be?

Here’s a preview – just 3 of the 13 amazing featured buildings:

Elbe Philharmonic Hall, Hamburg, Germany

Elbe Philharmonic Hall, Hamburg, Germany

 

Lycee Louis Bleriot Extension, Marignane, France

Lycee Louis Bleriot Extension, Marignane, France

 

Midrash Building, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Midrash Building, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

 

 

 
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New Model: 38″ Skylight – Ceiling/Soffit Mount Range Hood

The innovative “Skylight” range hoods from Futuro Futuro are designed to provide kitchen ventilation for the entire room without obstructing the view. The “Skylight” can be flush-mounted into the ceiling, or installed inside a decorative soffit or custom enclosure. This unique model’s modular design (separate hood body + modular blower/s) allows it to be installed in a variety of ways – flush-mounted into the ceiling, installed inside a soffit box or custom enclosure, with the blowers either on top of the hood, in the attic, between the joists, or in another location altogether.

Previously available in a 54″ width with dual blowers, the “Skylight” is now offered in a smaller, easier-to-install 38″ width with a single blower providing 940 CFM airflow. All “Skylight” models include a wireless remote control for easy operation. The “Skylight”, like all other Futuro Futuro range hoods, is made in Italy from the highest-grade AISI 304 stainless steel, and covered by the manufacturer’s 3-year warranty.

Check out the product pages for this unique range hood model series to view complete product information, latest prices & current stock status, and multiple photos:

Ceiling Range Hood - 38" Skylight

Ceiling Range Hood – 38″ Skylight

 

Ceiling Range Hood - 38" Skylight - Soffit Box Installation

Ceiling Range Hood – Skylight – Soffit Box Installation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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