Thermador Ushers in a New Era of Steam Cooking


TORONTO, July 20, 2011 — Canadian culinary enthusiasts searching for the ultimate cooking experience will be introduced to a new era of steam cooking this fall. Thermador (, the luxury appliance brand that introduced the modern built-in kitchen appliance concept, unveils the new 48-inch Thermador Pro Grand® Steam Range in Canada.   This latest cooking innovation is the world's first kitchen appliance to offer seven distinct cooking options — steaming, convection baking, burner cooking, simmering, grilling, griddle cooking and warming — with a combination steam & convection oven, a large-capacity convection oven, a six-burner gas cooktop featuring the exclusive Star® Burners, and a fully integrated warming drawer to complete the all-in-one package.  Additionally, it houses Thermador's cooking exclusives, such as the ExtraLow® simmering technology and a power Star Burner with 22,000 BTU.

"We first showcased the new Thermador Pro Grand Steam Range at the Montreal National Home Show this past spring to much fanfare,” said Steve Preiner, Director of Marketing for Thermador.  “It was clear that culinary enthusiasts and purveyors of fine luxury kitchen appliances are ready to roll up their sleeves and embark on the ultimate cooking experience. The combination range is the pinnacle in innovation, performance and craftsmanship.”

The range will be available in October 2011 at high-end appliance retailers, for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $18,199.

The new 48-inch Thermador Pro Grand Steam Range features:

Cooking Innovation & Performance

  • To maximize cooking possibilities, the Thermador Pro Grand Steam Range offers seven distinct cooking options with four integrated appliances: a full-function combination Steam & Convection Oven; a large-capacity Convection Oven; a six-burner Gas Cooktop and electric grill/griddle option with ProCoattitanium surface; and a Warming Drawer
  • The fully integrated 1.4-cubic-foot Steam & Convection Oven cavity is large enough for a 14-pound turkey, serving 15 people.  (A 14-pound turkey takes only 90 minutes to cook in Combination mode, resulting in a moist inside and a perfect crust outside).  The steam oven offers 30 easy cook food programs, and its simple water tank design allows for convenient, spill-proof refilling, and eliminates the need for plumbing modifications during installation
  • The Steam & Convection Oven enables cooking without using butter or fat, improves overall food quality and appearance, and preserves healthy vitamins and nutrients typically lost during traditional cooking methods
  • Patented Six Star Burners with QuickCleanbase, which allow for more ports and flame distribution, greater heat coverage and a smaller cold spot than conventional round burners
  • Power Star Burner offering 22,000 (Natural Gas) BTU, while the remaining burners produce 18,000 BTU
  • Four Star Burners featuring ExtraLow® simmering technology that cycles the burners off and on to as low as 100 degrees (375 BTU)
  • Large-capacity 5.1-cubic-foot Convection Oven offers maximum cooking space and nine advanced conventional cooking modes
  • Spacious 1.4-cubic-foot warming drawer holds up to 10 dinner plates



  • Highest-grade stainless steel construction and handcrafted in the United States with signature bull-nose design
  • Professional® Series handles and trim kits offer design consistency with any Thermador kitchen
  • New hydraulic SoftClosehinges prevent the slamming of oven doors and SoftClose glide doors for the warming drawer
  • Full Access® telescopic racks with integrated easy-grip handle
  • Electronic oven display interfaces to cook timer, meat probe and preheat status
  • Commercial-style stainless steel knobs
  • Commercial-style temperature gauges and illuminated electronic displays

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About Thermador
Thermador has been providing real innovations for real cooks for more than 75 years. The iconic line of cooking, cleaning, refrigeration and ventilation products remains committed to empowering culinary enthusiasts to be their best through continuous innovation breakthroughs -- from the world's first wall ovens and gas cooktops with the patented Star® Burner to a speedcooking oven that reduces cooking time by 50%.  Thermador is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a fully-owned subsidiary of Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group, the third largest appliance manufacturer in the world.

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