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10th August 2018
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Stoves extends Mini Range collection to meet demand: New appliances feature Bluetooth connectivity
In response to growing market demand, Stoves has expanded its ever-popular Richmond aesthetic to include a collection of new 'Mini Range' 60cm options with Bluetooth connectivity.
Stoves has applied its timeless and traditional Richmond range cooker aesthetic to four new 60cm freestanding cookers, offering Ceramic, Dual Fuel, Gas, and Induction options - all with large touch-control LED programmer, full-width grill pan, easy-clean enamel interior, and an AA energy rating.
The new Stoves Richmond 60 cm Mini Ranges are available in a choice of three colours - Hot Jalapeno Red, Cream, or Black - and are the perfect compact solution for smaller kitchens.
The 60cm continues to perform well in the UK, accounting for almost half of freestanding sales. Stoves has enjoyed considerable success in the 60cm sector, reporting sales of its 60cm Mini Ranges to be 300% higher than other size options.
Although seemingly small in stature, the new Richmond 60cm is robust, packed with functionality and has plenty of capacity, boasting a double oven with grill in the top cavity plus a dedicated pizza setting (combination of top and base heat, evenly distributed with a fan), dough-proving, defrost and slow-cooking functions - plus plenty more easy-to-use, intelligent features for keen cooks.
The new Richmond Mini Ranges will be the first Stoves appliances to feature new Zeus technology, a smart connected timer application developed by parent company, Glen Dimplex Home Appliances. Zeus is easy to operate via an App that is free to download on Android and IOS and which allows the oven timer to be controlled by smartphone or tablet using a Bluetooth connection.
Zeus gives home cooks the ability to programme their oven's timer via 'Cook Now' or 'Cook Later' options, with the benefit of a 'Favourites' feature to memorise the most often used cooking times. Users can quickly and easily adjust the cooking duration via their smartphone.
Zeus also allows consumers to register their appliance via mobile, making it easier to unlock the benefits of extended warranties and guarantee periods.
The roll out of the Stoves Richmond aesthetic onto a freestanding collection, now means that the Richmond styling is available across Range, Built-in and Freestanding.
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