Nov 19 2010
Thermador Named As Ces Innovations 2011 Design And Engineering Award Honoree
Luxury-appliance brand receives major appliance category recognition for its new Steam & Convection Oven
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.(Nov. 19, 2010)—Thermador today announced it has been named an International Consumer Electronics Association (CES)Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its new Steam & Convection Oven, which launchedin early-October. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics and home-appliance products across 35 product categories.
The Steam & Convection Oven is the luxury-appliance industry’s first pre-programmed appliance to combine three distinct cooking options — steam, true convection and a combination of the two. It also includes 40 automatic food programs, nine advanced cooking modes and a series of advanced features that are geared toward the true cooking enthusiast.
Ideal for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the oven’s 1.4-cubic-foot capacity is large enough for a 14-pound turkey, which takes only 90 minutes to cook in Combination mode and results in a succulent, moist inside and a perfect crust outside. Steam cooking can also eliminate the need for cooking with butter or fat, while preserving many of the vitamins, minerals, nutrients and micronutrients typically lost through traditional cooking methods — resulting in a tastier and healthier holiday meal.
“Thermador is honored to be recognized as a major appliance-category innovator by such a prominent industry group as the Consumer Electronics Association,” said Zach Elkin, director of Thermador brand. “The new Steam & Convection Oven embodies more than 75 years of kitchen innovationsby Thermador and the brand’s commitment to provide culinary enthusiasts with the tools they need to achieve gourmet cooking results at home.”
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. It is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
Aesthetic and design qualities
The product’s intended use/function and user value
Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace
Products chosen as Innovations honorees reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include various first-time technologies combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.
Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
Thermador has been providing real innovations for real cooks for more than 75 years. The iconic line of cooking, cleaning, refrigeration and ventilation products remains committed to empowering culinary enthusiasts to be their best through continuous innovation breakthroughs – from the world’s first wall ovens and gas cooktops with the patented Star® Burner to a speedcooking oven that reduces cooking time by 50 percent.
Thermador is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a fully-owned subsidiary of Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group, the third largest appliance manufacturer in the world. For more information, visit www.thermador.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/thermador and @ThermadorHome, respectively. For Thermador customer service, call 1-800-735-4328.