Panasonic New Zealand is expanding its collection of home appliances with the introduction of a new built-in kitchen appliance range, including built-in ovens, compact combination ovens and induction hobs. With the latest innovations in home appliance technology, the new range has been designed to form a complete, integrated kitchen solution for the ultimate performance, convenience, and flexibility. Panasonic has used its energy-saving technologies including Inverter, Genius Sensor+ and EcoMode, to deliver better results.

"Designed especially for New Zealand households, Panasonic’s new Built-in Kitchen Appliances have a wide range of outstanding features to offer improved flexibility and control, user-friendly operation. They are also equipped with a range of safety features to keep you and your family safer in the kitchen. They have been designed to integrate perfectly into any modern kitchen and all appliances in the range share a uniform and stylish design to bring a coordinated look and feel to your kitchen,” Michael Opie, home appliances product manager at Panasonic New Zealand said.

The built-in ovens have a wide range of features, including smooth-gliding extendable telescopic shelves for easy access and more space in the oven cavity, the innovative Auto Menu function that calculates cooking times based on weight, food types and heating modes, and there are up to 80 Auto menu options for a wide range of foods. The ovens offer Easy Clean technology, including a Pyrolytic self-cleaning system that breaks down residue into a fine ash at a very high temperature. A highly durable Catalytic liner break down greasy build ups while cooking.

The ovens are equipped with Ultra-Cool doors which employ an innovative cooling system to ensure the outer surface of the door stays as cool as possible, even when the oven cavity reaches high temperatures. The soft closing doors have been designed to close gently, quietly and safely. The high-powered Combination Ovens combine the functions of an oven and microwave into one compact shape with grill, steam, heat or combine functions. The Combination Ovens feature Panasonic’s energy-saving Inverter technology for precise control of power levels, even cooking when the Microwave function is utilised.

The Combination Ovens also feature a spacious flatbed design, making the oven cavity 45 percent larger than conventional microwave ovens with a turntable. The altruistic catalytic back plate automatically burns away grease build-ups from food, keeping inside surfaces cleaner for longer. The Combination Ovens also feature a clear and user-friendly LED control for intuitive operation. The Induction Hobs have been designed for high-performance and complete control in the kitchen. Available in 600mm and 900mm, they have a FlexZone design which can accommodate cookware of different shapes, whilst still distributing heat evenly. Panasonic’s innovative Genius Sensor+ technology delivers quicker and more accurate temperature control.

The Genius Sensor+ measures the temperature of the cookware bottom, instead of the temperature of the cooking surface, and automatically adjusts temperature levels. The Induction Hobs have also been designed with safety in mind. They only heat up when in direct contact with cookware and will automatically switch off if empty cookware or cooking utensils are left on the cooking zones.