July 7, 2008

Bertazzoni Reveals Versatile and Efficient 36″ Dual Fuel Range

Bertazzoni, the leading Italian manufacturer of precision-engineered cooking systems, announced today it is expanding its product line with the addition of the company's first self-cleaning 36-inch Dual Fuel range. The Dual Fuel range offers the versatility of an electric oven and a gas range with optional natural or LP gas installation. Additional features include five- or six-burners and the option to choose from either a stainless steel or vibrantly colored version available in Bertazzoni's complete color palette - verde (green), bianco (white), rosso (red), crema (beige), nero (black), blu (blue), giallo (yellow) and vino (burgundy).

"Through advanced technology, the new 36-inch Dual Fuel range adds the perfect amounts of performance, accuracy and elegance to any kitchen," said Paolo Bertazzoni, the company's fifth generation president. "Homeowners will appreciate the imaginative detail, ease and multitude of functions provided with this Bertazzoni designer professional range in their kitchen."

Electronic Oven and Gas Range Combine to Provide Maximum Cooking Versatility in 36" Dual Fuel Model

The stylish new 36-inch Dual Fuel range comes complete with a main oven, featuring precision temperature settings and high efficiency gas burners. Highlighted with eight different cooking functions, including European convection and a full width broiler, Bertazzoni's precision-controlled oven offers maximum power and cooking flexibility.

Bertazzoni's 36-inch self-cleaning Dual Fuel model also features:

-- Best-in-class one-piece work top styling with uniquely sealed burners and a seamless surface for quick and easy clean-up.

-- Heavy-duty cast iron grates for easy movement of any kind of cookware.

-- Child-safe valves on all burners that stop gas flow if the flame goes out - even during a power outage.

-- Easy one-touch ignition systems and maximum cooking power of 4500 W.

-- Uniquely balanced air-flow fan, which provides even heat distribution for single and multi-level roasting and baking--without flavor crossover through a third ring heating element convection technology.

-- Precise control of oven temperature from 125 degree (F) to 500 degrees (F).

-- Enameled wire shelve support with optional telescopic glides.

-- Triple-glaze door to ensure minimal heat loss and low-temperature external surfaces.

-- Stainless steel and eight vibrant color options available.

-- Design-matched backsplashes and adjustable range hoods with three power settings.

The 36" Dual Fuel range will be available September 1, 2008 via Bertazzoni's extensive distributor network throughout North America. United States suggested retail pricing for the 36" Dual Fuel five burner range begins at $ 4,799 for stainless steel and $5,599 for color. United States suggested retail pricing for the 36" Dual Fuel six burner range begins at $ 4,999 for stainless steel and $5,799 for color.

About Bertazzoni

Bertazzoni is a fifth generation family-owned company, specializing in the production of ranges and cooking systems characterized by elegant, ergonomic designs, performance, professional quality, and incomparable value. Throughout its more than 125 years of operation, Bertazzoni and its stoves have been synonymous with Italian culture, style and engineering. Available first in Italy in 1882 and now sold internationally in more than 60 countries, Bertazzoni products have become an attainable indulgence for the inspired chef - combining streamlined architectural sophistication with precision- engineered cooking performance.

In the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy where cooking is culture in the home of balsamic vinegar and parmesan cheese, the original Bertazzoni factory can still be found. Today, under the vision and leadership of Paolo Bertazzoni, the same quality craftsmanship and family legacy of entrepreneurial spirit endures. Bertazzoni's complete line of freestanding ranges, built-in cook tops, ventilation hoods and other design-coordinated accessories are represented through regionally-exclusive distributors and sales offices throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, or to find a local distributor, visit www.bertazzoni-italia.com or call 866-905-0010.