Why We Trust, Support and Work With La Cornue

Why We Trust, Support and Work With La Cornue

Peter Salerno (of our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc.) has a simple explanation of his custom kitchen and bath design business: “It’s all about the extraordinary”. That simple phrase explains, in a nutshell, why Peter Salerno Inc. works with La Cornue.

A peek inside Peter Salerno Inc.'s 2015 Most Innovative Showroom.
A peek inside Peter Salerno Inc.’s 2015 Most Innovative Showroom.

Since Albert Dupuy founded La Cornue in Paris in 1908, the brand has become synonymous with world-class kitchen innovation and design. From ranges to rotisseries to ovens to cooktops, La Cornue has been at the forefront of luxury and ingenuity for 110 years.

It only takes one step inside the award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. showroom to note La Cornue’s presence and influence. The cornerstone kitchen design in Peter’s flagship showroom features multiple La Cornue appliances, including a Chateau Grand Palais 180 and Flamberge Rotisserie. In a display bedazzled by Swarovski crystal and adorned with gorgeous accessories, the Grand Palais 180 in particular is the crown jewel of the design.

But La Cornue is about more than its incredible CornuFe and Chateau ranges and its rich history. The main reason we trust, support and work with La Cornue is its people.

La Cornue range and custom tin range hood from Peter Salerno Inc. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
La Cornue range and custom tin range hood from Peter Salerno Inc. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

Peter Salerno Inc.’s relationship with Craig Kmiecik is a tremendous balance of honesty and work ethic. Craig and Peter have grown their relationship (and their support of the La Cornue brand) into one of the foremost representation of La Cornue in the United States.

Peter Salerno’s client-centric approach to business and kitchen design mirrors La Cornue’s dedication to each owner of its appliances. That’s why La Cornue offers an unparalleled amount of customization options for its appliances, ranges and rotisseries – from varying cooktops and burner setups, to colors, to fixture materials, to heat and convection options.

From the La Cornue USA website:

La Cornue ranges are as unique as each owner, and therefore, we believe, something quite extraordinary.

Our ranges are cherished by our clients as a commissioned piece of art. Not only used to create masterpieces in the kitchen, the ranges themselves are considered by most to be a masterpiece in the kitchen.

La Cornue leads the industry in this regard, but has never lost sight of its own storied heritage. Grounded, yet forward-thinking. Traditional, yet cutting-edge. Culinary-focused, fueled by creativity, and beaming with paternal pride over every elegant range we produce.

Take a look back at some of most insightful La Cornue articles and features, and find out for yourself why Peter Salerno Inc. trusts La Cornue in all its finest kitchen designs.

The La Cornue CornuFe 1908: Everything You Need to Know

The La Cornue CornuFe 1908: Everything You Need to Know

As part of our “Design Your Lifestyle” 5th Anniversary Series, we’re re-visiting some of our most popular and well-read articles of the last half-decade. Statistically, our most popular piece of all time is our coverage and review of the La Cornue CornuFe 1908 range. This piece combines some new content with a look at many of the features from that article. Enjoy!

The CornuFé 1908: a beautiful range with historic significance.
The CornuFé 1908: a beautiful range with historic significance. (Credit: La Cornue, 2013. All rights reserved.) CLICK ALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

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: the best of two La Cornue worlds.
The CornuFé 1908: the best of two La Cornue worlds. (Credit: La Cornue, 2013. All rights reserved.) CLICK ALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

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.

A peek inside the CornuFé 1908 and its grand gas vaulted oven.
A peek inside the CornuFé 1908 and its grand gas vaulted oven. (Credit: La Cornue, 2013. All rights reserved.) CLICK ALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

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 powerful five-burner cooktop of the CornuFé 1908.
The powerful five-burner cooktop of the CornuFé 1908. (Credit: La Cornue, 2013. All rights reserved.) CLICK ALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

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.

The CornuFé 1908 in striking Dark Navy Blue with polished brass trim.
The CornuFé 1908 in striking Dark Navy Blue with Polished Brass trim. (Credit: La Cornue, 2013. All rights reserved.) CLICK ALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

Interested in more information about La Cornue CornuFé ranges? Please give Peter Salerno a call at 201.251.6608, visit our website, or explore the beautiful world of La Cornue at Purcell Murray.

RangeCraft Provides Custom Range Hood Design and Innovation

RangeCraft Provides Custom Range Hood Design and Innovation

We love great kitchen design. Which is why we love RangeCraft Hoods.

The range hood for your kitchen’s cooking area is one of the most overlooked elements in most kitchen designs. Instead of seeing it as just a ‘necessary piece of hardware’, why not treat it as an appliance you can customize to your own unique kitchen design and taste?

The gorgeous RangeCraft custom range hood exhibit at KBIS 2018.
The gorgeous RangeCraft custom range hood exhibit at KBIS 2018.

That’s the mantra of RangeCraft Custom Range Hoods. Based out of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, RangeCraft has developed a reputation over the last 3 decades of quality, customized range hood design. Their commitment to excellence and versatility in design makes RangeCraft the one name our world-class kitchen design contacts keep bringing up in conversation.

From RangeCraft’s official website:

RangeCraft Manufacturing is well known by discerning buyers for its popular product line of Made-to-Order range hoods. Skilled artisans, trained by Master Coppersmiths, create every custom designed range hood, one at a time. Superior craftsmanship and attention to detail with respect to welding, rivets, bands, tight joints and rounded corners, have created the strong “top of the line” reputation that separates RangeCraft from the competition. RangeCraft maintains its standard of excellence with state of the art production machinery to insure the finest quality and selection of Range Hoods and Universal Inserts for kitchen ventilation.

A custom RangeCraft range hood dazzles in this Moscow kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc.
A custom RangeCraft range hood dazzles in this Moscow kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc.

We love RangeCraft’s adventurous spirit in terms of tackling any and all challenges. Recently, RangeCraft designed a custom range hood that ended up in a world-class kitchen in Moscow, in a design created by award-winning Peter Salerno Inc., also of New Jersey.

RangeCraft’s partnerships don’t simply extend to world-class kitchen designers. In 2016, they cemented an exclusive agreement with Swarovski Crystal to build even further luxury and greater options to their custom range hood designs.

The stunning Submarine range hood from RangeCraft, at KBIS 2018.
The stunning Submarine range hood from RangeCraft, at KBIS 2018.

RangeCraft was recently a featured exhibitor at KBIS 2018 in Florida, showing off some awe-inspiring custom range hood designs. We absolutely fell in love with the “Submarine Hood” – and the picture below should say all you need to know about why!

A closer look at a custom RangeCraft range hood design.
A closer look at a custom RangeCraft range hood design.

The function of a range hood is essential to keeping a clean, safe kitchen for you and your loved ones. RangeCraft marries that function with exquisite form to turn a simple appliance into a work of art. It’s no wonder that so many award-winning kitchen designers around the United States (and the world) turn to Ramona Panus and her team for range hood solutions.

Discover the La Cornue Chateau Range Series

Discover the La Cornue Chateau Range Series

Welcome to another installment of the La Cornue Experience courtesy of our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc..

When one thinks of the finest cooking ranges in the world, one brand should immediately come to mind: the La Cornue Chateau Series. Referred to as the “crown jewel” of La Cornue, the Chateau is available in over 8,000 configurations, all hand-made to order based on your individual requirements, personal cooking needs and design specifications.

Today we present the luxurious and stunning La Cornue Chateau Series. (Credit La Cornue USA)
Today we present the luxurious and stunning La Cornue Chateau Series. (Credit La Cornue USA)

Based on the patented vaulted oven designed by Albert Dupuy in 1908, the Chateau Series provides an elite cooking experience customized to every owner. Utilizing the very best in oven design and a virtually limitless array of design modifications, you can be certain that your Chateau Series cooking range and oven is not only the best money can buy, but also your very own.

The Chateau Series: Your Personalized Luxury Cooking Experience

The Chateau Series is available in six sizes, from the compact Chateau 75 to the expansive, six-foot Grand Palais 180. The Chateau 75 and Chateau 90 each offer one oven in either gas or electric as well as a variety of cooktop options to meet the needs of any chef. The Chateau 120 and 150 feature two standard vaulted ovens in either gas or electric, while the Chateau 165 offers one standard and one grand vaulted oven. Finally, the Grand Palais 180 offers the very best in oven design, with one grand vaulted gas oven and one grand vaulted electric oven.

Each Chateau Series oven offers a minimum of six cooktop configurations (there are up to 11 configurations in the Chateau 150), ensuring that any Chateau can be personalized to the specific needs of your kitchen. From gas burners to French plaques, power burners to electric plates, gas lava-rock grills to electric griddles, the La Cornue Chateau Series offers versatile, world-class cooktop solutions.

The beautiful Grand Palais 180 in one of its limitless design configurations. (Credit La Cornue USA)
The beautiful Grand Palais 180 in one of its limitless design configurations. (Credit La Cornue USA)

The Grand Palais 180 is not only the most luxurious La Cornue cooking range and oven, it is also one of La Cornue’s most customizable pieces. The grand vaulted and vaulted ovens boast a powerful 22,000 BTU, and the Grand Palais is available as a full oven piece or as a Table Grand Palais for cooktop features only, providing maximum luxury in minimal space.

From brushed black to French blue, British racing green to antique white with flowers, the Chateau Series can be created in a virtually limitless combination of colors and accents. Since each Chateau Series range and oven is hand-made for you in La Cornue’s atelier outside Paris, you can be confident your personal design tastes will be catered to in meticulous fashion. And whether you prefer brass, steel or copper, your Chateau will come with the finest accent pieces.

Another view of the La Cornue Chateau Grand Palais 180. (Credit La Cornue USA)
Another view of the La Cornue Chateau Grand Palais 180. (Credit La Cornue USA)

If you wish to see the luxurious La Cornue Chateau Series for yourself, schedule an appointment to see Peter Salerno Inc.’s showroom at 511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, NJ. The Chateau is the centerpiece of their showroom’s main display, and they couldn’t be prouder of the company’s fine relationship with La Cornue, Purcell Murray, and Purcell Murray representative Craig Kmiecik.

Discover the CornuFé Series From La Cornue

A Look At The La Cornue CornuFé Series

Note: Portions of this article are taken from an original series run by this blog.

Ever since Albert Dupuy invented the first La Cornue oven over a century ago, the company has stood at the forefront of cooking design, craftsmanship and innovation. As such, La Cornue has developed a reputation as one of its industry’s leaders, and one of the world’s most luxurious brand names in the world of kitchen design.

Credit: La Cornue, 2013. All rights reserved. La Cornue CornuFé 110 range.
Credit: La Cornue, 2013. All rights reserved. La Cornue CornuFé 110 range.

Our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc., is proud to not only offer La Cornue’s outstanding line of cooking range products, but to display four La Cornue pieces in our beautiful showroom – a CornuFé range, a CornuFé 1908, a Flamberge Rotisserie, and an absolutely stunning Château range.

Much of our partnership with La Cornue is thanks to the tireless work of our business ally and friend Craig Kmiecik, the East Coast Territory Manager for La Cornue at Purcell Murray Company. For over 30 years, Purcell Murray has personified culinary passion and provided the most exquisite brands of appliances, including La Cornue ovens.

In our opinion, the La Cornue product line begins with the CornuFé Series, the most streamlined and space-efficient line of La Cornue cooking ranges. Although your CornuFé range may be smaller than the CornuFé 1908 or Château range, it certainly does not lack in diversity, power, or beauty.

La Cornue CornuFé Range Specs and Info

Each CornuFé range boasts a choice of either one or two electric convection ovens, which provide seven distinct cooking modes. This allows the CornuFé the versatility needed to fulfill any recipe or culinary creation imaginable. The French enamel side-swing doors allow tremendous ease of entry and motion, and each CornuFé range comes with four interior oven racks – two flat and two dropped. In addition, the CornuFé includes two enamel baking trays and a trivet.

A stunning ivory white CornuFé range.
A stunning ivory white CornuFé range. (Credit: La Cornue, 2013. All rights reserved.)

Each of the seven distinct cooking modes in CornuFé range ovens – thaw & serve, convection oven, convection broiling, convection assisted, conventional oven, browning and warming – covers its own array of recipes, foods and preparations. From the even-heat baking of the convection oven mode, to door-closed broiling for meat and fish, to simple crisping of quiches and pizza using the warming feature, the CornuFé range is versatile enough to handle the needs of any chef, home or professional.

The CornuFé range also has a French-inspired five burner cooktop that combines ample cooking space with unmatched power. 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.

The CornuFé 110, with its powerful five-burner cooktop, in stainless steel.
The CornuFé 110, with its powerful five-burner cooktop, in stainless steel. (Credit: La Cornue, 2013, all rights reserved.) 

Beyond the sheer power, versatility and cooking options the CornuFé range provides, the line is available in eight beautiful colors and three trim accents, which can be combined to match the taste of the owner. 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.

The CornuFé series is available in two sizes: the CornuFé 90 (90 cm width, or 35.4 inches) and the CornuFé 110 (110 cm width, or 43 inches).

Interested in more information about La Cornue CornuFé ranges? Please give Peter Salerno a call at 201.251.6608, visit our website, or explore the beautiful world of La Cornue at Purcell Murray.

Peter Salerno Visits Miele Showroom in Princeton, NJ [PHOTOS]

Peter Salerno Visits Miele Showroom in Princeton, NJ [PHOTOS]

New Peter Salerno Inc. Showroom Vignette to Feature Miele Appliances

It’s quite a special day when the owner of 2015’s NKBA Most Innovative Small Showroom national design award visits the showroom of the hottest appliance supplier in the world. For Peter Salerno and the Peter Salerno Inc. team, their recent visit to the Miele showroom in Princeton, New Jersey, was a wonderful experience.

Nick - President of Miele USA, Peter - President of Peter Salerno Inc, Anthony Salerno, Bob - Vice President Miele USA
Exclusive photo from Peter Salerno’s visit to Miele USA’s Princeton  showroom.

Peter Salerno Inc. and Miele USA are partnering on a new design vignette in the world-renowned Peter Salerno Inc. showroom (located at 511 Goffle Road in Wyckoff, NJ). Peter’s vision for a modern, transitional kitchen design vignette required the most sophisticated, technologically sound, and streamlined blend of kitchen appliances on the market – and that led him directly to Miele.

Peter Salerno, Anthony Salerno and Oberg & Lindquist manager Bill Volz visited Miele’s Princeton showroom and were treated to a day of product demonstrations, jaw-dropping technological advancements in kitchen appliances, and the company of some of Miele USA’s pre-eminent members.

Peter was accompanied by a “who’s who” of industry leaders from Miele USA:

    • Nick Ord – President of Miele USA
    • Bob Fava – Vice President of Sales
    • Jim Lewis – Business Development Manager
    • Mike Icovino – Director of Builder Sales
    • Mary Moulds- Culinary Advisor
    • Daniel Gallagher, Territory Manager – Sales

The centerpiece of the Miele showroom tour (and of Peter Salerno’s upcoming transitional kitchen vignette) is undoubtedly the Miele Combi-steam oven – which is is quite possibly the most versatile, sophisticated oven in the world. With over 20 unique program settings (over 20!) and 8 features and functions exclusive to Miele alone, its functionality alone makes it one of the most impressive kitchen appliances the staff at Peter Salerno Inc. has ever seen.

The Miele Combi-Steam oven may be the best oven in the world [Photo credit: Miele USA]
The Miele Combi-Steam oven may be the best oven in the world [Photo credit: Miele USA]
Miele’s Combi-Steam oven offers the full functionality of a steam oven AND the full functionality of a convection oven in one appliance. Beyond that, the combi-steam feature allows you to use both steam and convection technologies together, making this Miele oven the only appliance you need to prepare every possible facet and course of a meal – at the same time!

Peter and his team were also treated to a demonstration of the Miele Generation 6000 Coffee System. The new coffee system includes a new CupSensor, EasyClick Milk System and One Touch for Two features. Exclusive to Miele, the CupSensor automatically adjusts the height of the spout to the optimum position for different cup and glass sizes.

What other outstanding features and Miele appliances will accompany Peter Salerno’s world-class, award-winning custom kitchen design elements in the brand new Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen vignette? Stay tuned!

For more information about Peter Salerno Inc., their award-winning kitchen designs, and the Generation 6000 line of Miele appliances, fill out the contact form below!

Presenting the New Miele Combi-Steam Oven [PHOTO + VIDEO]

Presenting the New Miele Combi-Steam Oven [PHOTO + VIDEO]

Is This The Most Versatile, Sophisticated Oven in the World?

The Miele Combi-Steam oven may be the best oven in the world [Photo credit: Miele USA]
The Miele Combi-Steam oven may be the best oven in the world [Photo credit: Miele USA]
The new Miele Combi-Steam oven is quite possibly the most versatile, sophisticated oven in the world. With over 20 unique program settings (over 20!) and 8 features and functions exclusive to Miele alone, its functionality alone makes it one of the most impressive kitchen appliances we at Peter Salerno Inc. have ever seen.

And that doesn’t even take in account how beautiful it is!

Recently, Peter Salerno visited the Miele facility in Princeton, New Jersey and was shown first-hand all the awe-inspiring features of the new Miele Combi-Steam oven. So we can tell you with first-hand knowledge how incredible this oven truly is.

(Scroll down for an exclusive video of the Miele MasterChef function in action!)

Miele Combi-Steam Oven: Features & Functionality
Miele’s Combi-Steam oven offers the full functionality of a steam oven AND the full functionality of a convection oven in one appliance. Beyond that, the combi-steam feature allows you to use both steam and convection technologies together, making this Miele oven the only appliance you need to prepare every possible facet and course of a meal – at the same time!

The Miele Combi-Steam oven allows users to pre-set up to 10 programmable stages in a single cooking process, adapt the moisture setting from 0% to 100%, and comes with an on-board wired roast probe. The steam oven, convection oven, and combi-steam oven 3-in-1 features allow for perfect baking, cooking and roasting results in any combination.

The oven also features an “XL Cavity” – in other words, the interior oven space is expansive, allowing for the preparation of large and/or multiple dishes. Complete meals can be prepared for multiple people at the same time.

Other exclusive features of the Miele Combi-Steam oven include:

  • Keep Warm Function (food is kept automatically at serving temperature for 15 minutes after program has ended);
  • PerfectClean (easy, quick clean-up);
  • Condensate Container (excess steam collection to maintain pleasant kitchen climate);
  • Menu Cooking; and
  • Optional Accessories, such as multi-purpose trays and combination racks.

The Miele Combi-Steam oven may be the best oven in the world [Photo credit: Miele USA]

Miele Combi-Steam Oven: Program Settings

With over 20 unique program settings, the Miele Combi-Steam oven is as versatile as it is efficient. The Miele design team thought of every potential cooking scenario when adopting programmable technology for this oven. Don’t believe us? There are settings for added humidity, canning, and even a Sabbath Mode for 72-hour preparation.

Among the over 20 programs available in the Miele Combi-Steam oven, here are some of the most impressive and/or useful ones:

  • Combi Steam with Convection Bake
  • Combi Steam with Broil
  • Surround
  • Maxi Broil
  • MasterChef and MasterChef Gourmet (WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW)

 

Miele Combi-Steam Oven: Appearance
We’ve gotten this far in our overview of the Miele Combi-Steam oven, and we haven’t even touched on its aesthetic beauty and sleek design.

The oven is designed to look like the rest of Miele’s Generation 6000 appliances, and flows beautifully with the Generation 6000 Coffee System, Dishwasher, and other new Miele appliances. The oven’s Clean Touch Steel (trademark) is resistant to smudges, scratches and fingerprints as well.

Learn More about the Miele Combi-Steam Oven

You can learn more about the Miele Combi-Steam oven by contacting Peter Salerno Inc. by using the form below, or by calling (201) 251-6608. (While you’re at it, you can order one of your very own!)