Kitchen Musts: Smeg Dolce Stil Novo


WORDS Mary Garner

True to form the Smeg Dolce Stil Novo built-in oven features both design and technological innovations.

The Dolce Stil Novo collection by Smeg gets its name from a 13th-century style of Italian lyrical poetry. Similarly, the ovens, coffee machines and other kitchen appliances in this collection have been designed in a style that imitates the purposeful and conscious nature of refined verse.

As part of the most strikingly avant-garde series of appliances released by Smeg so far, the 60 cm Dolce Stil Novo built-in oven represents the very best of Italian design and innovation. “One of the most intelligent features of this oven is its cooking ability, which allows the user to simply ‘set and forget’, safe in the knowledge the oven will produce the intended dish, perfectly cooked, every time,” says Steve Brookes, Managing Director of Smeg South Africa.

With 50 pre-set cooking modes and a host of features, you need to take the time to fully appreciate how the Dolce Stil Novo oven works. It boasts one of the largest capacities on the market for its size, and five adjustable cooking levels, allowing you to cook different dishes simultaneously without the flavours mingling. Smeg’s Thermoseal technology ensures a perfectly controlled cooking environment, and an impressive pyrolytic self-cleaning function works to carbonise food residue and grease to ash.

You simply set it to self-clean, come back a few hours later and voilà, the job is done! With a collection of matching appliances and either a rose gold or stainless steel trim, what’s not to love about this new oven?

Price: R24 999.

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