Many “brands” are disguised as German, and it is important to understand what brands really come from Germany. After all, in order to be sold in Germany and the European Union, and even more so to have at least part of the production there, it is necessary to comply with certain quality and safety requirements. By the way, they are even stricter in Germany than in other European countries.
Steba: updated lineup and… turned green
The trademark red has been replaced by eco-friendly green, and Steba’s new products bear the ECO badge, which stands for “fresh, healthy, economical.
ECO – a line of MBTs where energy savings and eco-friendliness are a priority. It is not only about energy saving, but also about the purpose of equipment – cooking useful food at home. For example, the blender Steba MX 2 Plus makes smoothies and ice, and a mesh microfilter helps to separate small pips and get a “clean” drink. Includes a mini grinder for coffee, cheese, herbs, nuts and spices.
The Steba ED 5 fruit and vegetable dryer cooks the tastiest dried fruits, dried mushrooms, herbs and vegetables. One of MBT’s most popular appliances at IFA 2014 was the Steba IC 20 ice cream maker, which makes up to 20 servings of ice cream in less than 30 minutes without preservatives, dyes or flavorings. Dryer only 350 watts, freezer only 9.5 watts! Eco-technologies are aimed at the appliances with modest power consumption not worse than counterparts with higher power consumption.
Steba DD1 ECO pressure cooker-cooker proves its efficiency by receiving the energy label from the reputable German magazine Testmagazin.
Steba ECO ovens consume up to 400 W less energy than their predecessors and save up to 36% of energy. Using the most modern insulation materials in the appliances of ECOline series almost eliminates heat leakage into the room and your money into the air.
Few companies have kept production in Germany, Steba is one of them. Some of the grills, raclette grills and mini ovens model G80 are manufactured here. Such appliances are highlighted in the special section Made in Germany. In particular, there are 3 new raclette ovens: Steba RC 4 Plus, RC 4 Plus Deluxe and RC 4 Plus Deluxe Chromium. All of them have two working surfaces: a non-stick cast aluminum surface for grilling and a natural stone plate. There is also a gourmet version, with an additional cast-iron skillet, on the back of which there is a smooth grill surface RC 4 Plus Deluxe Chrom .
At Steba stand guests were treated to meat cooked in an amazing sous-vide appliance. In sous-vide the products are cooked in vacuum and the result is evident – no other cooking method gives such juiciness and tenderness to meat! By the way, Steba is the European leader in the production of sous-vide, which is gaining popularity among fans of healthy lifestyles.
Beem – to America with your samovar
The Beem brand exists in Germany since 1974, and this year marks the 40th anniversary. Samovars are certainly the most beautiful and spectacular equipment in the range of the company: stainless steel in some models – with gilt , Swarovski crystals and gentle, close to our spirit of blue and white decor in Gzhel style will not leave the most aesthetes indifferent, and branded engineering findings – no less demanding to the quality and durability of consumers. Among such features of BEEM samovars is a steel rather than plastic like cheap analogues taps with built-in filter. The crank is very durable, practically eternal, besides it is easily dismantled for replacement of the silicone seal. Samovars are in volume of 3, 5, 10 and even 15 liters for example, ROYAL series, each is completed with steel teapot, has smoothly adjustable thermostat to maintain water temperature from 50 °C and reliably protected from overheating and “dry” boiling: when the water boils and the set temperature is reached the samovar switches off.
Handles do not heat up. You can make mulled wine in the samovars. Advantageous difference of BEEM samovars from most thermopots – rapid boiling of water thanks to the powerful closed heating element 1800 watts, and in some models up to 2500 watts . To compare – most 4-5 liter thermo heaters have 700-800 watts capacity and bring water to a boil in 40-45 minutes.
A special place among Beem devices at IFA 2014 was occupied by coffee makers. The first is the well-established Beem FRESH-AROMA-PERFECT drip coffee maker with an integrated coffee grinder 5 grind levels , electronic control and water filter. Winner of independent testing by the German magazine TESTMAGAZIN. The second is the new i-Joicafé With automatic cappuccinator and the possibility to use not only ground coffee, but also coffee capsules of the most popular coffee brands. At the touch of a button you can select the desired beverage: espresso, double espresso, lungo, latte macchiato, cappuccino. The coffee machine rinses automatically, all you need to do is activate the auto-clean mode. But the most important thing for real espresso lovers is the improved pump with 20 bars instead of the usual 15 bars.
Pressure cookers with easy operation and ergonomic lid that can be removed and closed with one hand, bladeless fan and fan heater, toasters with automatic gradual rise of toast elevator , kettles with electronic temperature control and other equipment and utensils of this German brand will also be available in America.
ROMMELSBACHER – a new name on the American market: expensive, reliable, in a German way
Actually, it’s not a first name, but a last name: ROMMELSBACHER is a family company. And it’s not new at all, as it was founded in 1928 by Gustav Rommelsbacher and ever since has specialized in the production of fairly expensive, but very high-quality and truly German household appliances. The fact is that ROMMELSBACHER has its own enterprise in Germany, where they make high-tech and ultramodern appliances, such as hot plates and stoves, grills, plate heaters, mulled wine and punch machines, which can also be used as our customary juicer, thanks to the inner tank with holes. And separately worth noting is the built-in glass-ceramic induction electric ovens, which uses glass – the best tempered glass SHOTT DURAN. They’re also made only in Germany.
The consumer can be absolutely sure that he or she is not overpaying for ROMMELSBACHER products, thanks to 100% quality control. What it means? Every ROMMELSBACHER product from Germany is first plugged in manually, tested to full working capacity and checked for all essential operating and safety systems. And only then is it sent to the packaging department!
ROMMELSBACHER offers a wide range of small appliances, from blenders, juicers and steam cookers to mini ovens, sterilisers, sandwich makers and waffle makers. A line of vacuum packers deserves special attention: these devices are very popular in Germany, where farming and healthy eating are so popular. Buy every two weeks natural products can be broken down into manageable portions, packed in vacuum bags or containers and stored in this form in the refrigerator much longer than foods in conventional packages. In addition, vacuum packaging is a prerequisite for the preparation of food in the sous vide. The professional model ROMMELSBACHER VAC 500 also belongs to the product line, it is mainly characterized by a strong and reliable Italian pump air suction speed of 18 l/min , electronic control timer, 2 air suction speeds, individual settings for sensitive products, pickling program, locking, process indication and LED display . The set includes more film 5 bags and 1 roll and a hose for attaching to the containers. Breathing out and sealing is done with one button. It was awarded the “very good” seal of approval as “the strongest, fastest and most vacuum-competitive” by the German Haus@Garten Test.
ROMMELSBACHER presented on its stand new products for 2014-2015: handy table-top grill KG 2020, which can be used in closed, half-closed and open position a range of electric grills BGE: BG 950 model for 10 liters only, BG 1050 and 1055/E for 18 l, BG 1550 for 30 l and BG 1805/E for 42 l and a tea brewer TA 1200, which can professionally prepare refined tea, following all recipes and all user wishes. Device has 5 programs and 4 precise temperature settings – 80, 85, 90 and 100 ° C, the function of heat preservation, auto shut-off and an integrated water filter.
Bomann, Clatronic, AEG and ProfiCook – NEW TECHNOLOGIES, MODERN ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY
The stand of these German brands at IFA 2014 is full of new products, more than 150 of them ! : there are new bright and stylish MBT series for breakfast, pizza-makers and pancake makers, grills, raclette makers, blenders, meat grinders, kitchen machines, refrigerators, gas grills, vacuum cleaners and much more.
But the beauty novelties that really caught my eye as a woman: the hairdryer with automatic cord unwinding device ÍÒ 5650 on the shelves in December 2014 and the indispensable device for pedicures – the electronic roller RNE 5642, which removes rough skin on the feet. Such a device costs 1.5 times cheaper than the widely advertised analogue and in addition has 4 changeable color rollers in the complete set – you can use the whole family without breaking hygiene. AEG also improved its electric toothbrush, which has a more powerful motor and is much more efficient. Although the most effective and necessary appliance for oral care is the irrigator, a powerful stream of fashion under pressure, which washes between the teeth and prevents diseases of the gums and teeth, indispensable for those who have crowns or dentures, as well as for those who wear braces.
We were very pleased to see in the range of Bomann and Clatronic glass cleaner: by the way, we caught that rare moment when the owner of the concern, Mr. Emmanuel Klassen personally demonstrates the work of the device. We are waiting for new product in America and invite to participate in the test.