In Part 1 of our La Cornue Experience, the staff at Peter Salerno Inc. invited you inside the world of the most prestigious line of French ovens and cooking ranges. We introduced you to the CornuFé series – the first of three varieties of cooking ranges/ovens created by La Cornue that can transform your kitchen from first-class to world-class. From the CornuFé’s versatile, powerful cooktop to your choice of one or two electric convection ovens, the CornuFé 90 and 110 series will add streamlined beauty and strength to your kitchen.
As we stated in Part 1, Craig Kmiecik, the East Coast Territory Manager for La Cornue at Purcell Murray Company, gave us a guided tour of the four world-class La Cornue pieces (3 cooking ranges and a rotisserie) on display in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom, analyzing the core benefits of each model and what each can bring to a discerning homeowner’s kitchen. It was a master class in culinary luxury and history, and we’re grateful to Craig for his time, effort and expertise.
Today, we’ll introduce you to the newest La Cornue range, one which boasts the powerful five-burner cooktop of the CornuFé with the patented gas vaulted oven of the exquisite La Cornue Château Series.
Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the astounding La Cornue CornuFé 1908.
The CornuFé 1908: Classic Elegance, Hybrid Innovation
If you desire the opulent elegance of La Cornue’s Château Series combined with the versatile cooktop and streamlined design of the CornuFé 90 and 110, then the CornuFé 1908 is your new favorite range.
Why the “1908”, you ask? For the answer, we turn directly to the La Cornue website:
“Paris, 1908. Albert Dupuy, a gastronome and artisan with a passion for new technology, was to take advantage of the distribution of illuminating gas throughout Paris to perfect the La Cornue gas circulation Roast & Pastry cook. This brand new stove made use of laws governing the natural circulation of hot air within a revolutionary underground vaulted oven.” (credit: La Cornue USA)
The CornuFé 1908 begins with the grand vaulted oven made famous by La Cornue founder Albert Dupuy. Measuring 36″ wide, the CornuFé 1908 provides even the most demanding chef copious oven space. And the vaulted ceiling design promises thorough, even distribution of heat throughout the dish during your baking or roasting process.
Next is the renowned five-burner cooktop that has come to define the CornuFé Series. The cooktop boasts a central, 17,500 BTU burner, three 12,000 BYU burners, and one 6,000 BTU simmer burner. As an optional extra feature, your CornuFé range can also handle a griddle on the cooktop. This French-inspired five burner cooktop combines ample cooking space with unmatched power.
The oven itself comes equipped with an exposed electric broiler and a powerful 22,000 BTU in propane or natural gas. In addition, each CornuFé 1908 comes with one pastry tray, one flat rack, and a mauviel roasting pan with trivet.
As with the CornuFé 90 and 110, the CornuFé 1908 is available in eight colors and three trim options to suit your style and taste. CornuFé ranges are available in Gloss Black, Matte Black, Pure White, Ivory White, Provence Blue, Royal Blue (the newest color option), Dark Navy Blue or Stainless Steel, and accented with Satin Chrome, Satin Chrome and Polished Copper, or Satin Chrome and Polished Brass trim.
In Part 3 of The La Cornue Experience, we will introduce you to the “crown jewel” of the La Cornue product line: the luxurious Château Series. With over 8,000 different customized combinations, the Château is the one range you must own if you desire a one-of-a-kind range you can call your very own.