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The granddaddy of kitchen ranges, the family run business dates back to 1908 and today is still run by the founder’s grandson, Xavier Dupuy. Built entirely by hand in France, La Cornue is the ultimate culinary status symbol that gastronomes around the globe strive for, but few can actually afford or obtain. La Cornue is to the serious chef as the Hermès Crocodile Birkin and Kelly bag is to the diehard fashionista.
The La Cornue Château Series
The La Cornue Flamberge Rôtisserie
As one who roasts chickens on a regular basis, the Flamberge Rôtisserie would be a most welcome addition to my kitchen, as my mode of roasting chicken is not quite the experience nor as technologically advanced as this. I can’t say I could watch my chicken roast for 1 1/2 hours in my current roasting set up, but with this beauty 1 1/2 hours would seem to whiz by as I stare, mesmerized by the beauty of the rôtisserie itself . 27,000 BTUs and powered by a gas burner at the base, the heat travels up the rear wall constructed of cast iron and is held in place by synthetic wicks. Because the meat is cooked via indirect heat, the crust is nice and crisp while the meat remains juicy and full of flavor.
La Cornue cabinetry offers traditional wood cabinetry as well as a more modern metal and enamel cabinetry in response to the demand of clients who wanted the signature look of the La Cornue range to extend throughout the kitchen. Each cabinet is custom made to the specifications of the client, and has the same “bespoke” appearance as the La Cornue range.
One of these days I’d love to test out what it is like to cook on the products I’ve covered today. There’s nothing like being able to take yourself for a “test drive” to really experience what each appliance has to offer. For instance, I know that when I cook on my range at home, the corner on the right closest to me burns faster than any other area on the skillet and each burner isn’t wide enough for my extremely large pans and skillets (which means I should be in the market for a new range – perhaps one of these above?!?) I also do a lot of wok cooking, and I know there are some ranges that are better suited for wok cooking than others. Not all appliances are the same and everyone has different cooking styles, so if you’re in the market for new kitchen appliances I would highly recommend taking the time to test each one you are considering.
This wraps it up for my Westedge kitchen segment. Next up on the blog – innovative lighting finds!