Contemporary Bathroom Pedestals

WS Bath Collections Patio and Fontana Collections use exotic hard-woods to support elegant basins.

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“A minimalist design, the Fontana has a simple strength that gives it a strong presence. The basin’s black velvet finish lends the perfect contrast to the warm wood pillar. Matched with wall-mounted faucets the water freely tumbles into the vessel like basin, blending gleaming metal, black ceramic, warm wood and the glittering shimmer of water. With a masculine essence and refined simplicity the Fontana Console creates a modern classic for the WS Bath Collections.

 The Patio Console offers a sculptural free-standing design with a contemporary edge. A free-standing pillar, the Patio Console flares up widely from the floor. The vibrant textured grain is then topped by a thin band of brilliant white ceramic. The rectangular basin seamlessly continues the geometric form for a single sculptural unit. Within the warm wood unit is concealed shelf and storage area. A distinctive modern design that rises from the floor to actively engage the space around it, the Patio Console by WS Bath offers a contemporary character unique within the Concert Collection.” —Trendir

I couldn’t have said it better.

French Door Wall Oven

French Door Oven | Kitchen Studio of Naples
This soon to be released residential wall oven from American Range features dual dependant french oven doors.  When one is moved the other is activated;  so you can hold your oven tray in your right hand and open the oven with your left.

American Range

This oven features Innovection Convection Technology which means it has 2 convection motors and louvered side panels to enhance baking performance.  It comes in a 30″ electric version or a 30″ gas version. According to American Range the Innovection Convection technology in the gas oven allows for a 20% reduction in the use of gas over other ovens since it does not rely on radiant heat to bake.

The commercial grade high temperature  procelain interior measures 4.7 cu. ft.  It has a 30,000 BTU concealed oven burner and a 15,000 BTU Incone banquet broiler burner.  The outside is made of commercial grade stainless steel with easy to use analog controls.  Color options are available.

American Range Company is a 30+ year old manufacturer of restaurant cookign equipment that inlcudes specialty ranges, ovens, griddles and specialty restaurant cooking products.  For more information or to locate a dealer visit www.Americanrange.com

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Gaggenau Lift Oven

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Other appliances might feel vertically challenged once Gaggenau introduces the BL 253 Lift Oven this fall.  It is similar to the Siemens Liftmatic Oven introduced in the UK last year.

The Lift Oven’s glass ceramic base lowers directly from the oven to the countertop, where food dishes can be easily loaded and then raised into the cooking cavity. Since heat rises, the heat remains in the oven cavity, resulting in minimal energy loss during the lift operation.

Safety is increased since the need to reach over an oven door to remove food has been eliminated.  I’m sure this oven will join the other ADA approved models in Gaggenau’s line up.

If there is a power outage and food is still inside, the oven door can be opened manually.  Gaggenau cautions to wait until the oven is cool to avoid risk if burning oneself.