What does a $100,000 stove look like? Swedish appliance maker Electrolux's Molteni range cooker comes with as many amenities an amateur chef could ever want, need or dream of - including a vacuum packer, fryer and even a food mixer if customers would like one.
Each and every range cooker is made to order and unique to the customer's desire. The stove comes with many options including different sizes, materials and color. For example, people have the option between a gas solid top or an electric one.
Electrolux, a leader in appliance manufacturing, released their new kitchen stove today, geared toward a market for wealthy food enthusiasts who want to enjoy professional equipment in their homes.
"We wanted to create something that could be put into a private home and fit in perfectly," said Henrik Otto, Design Director, on their website. "The materials and the execution of the details give it a presence, whether you have a super modern kitchen, or if you're more traditional with a country-style kitchen."
Electrolux already has a presence in North America that accounts for ultra-luxury items, but adding the Molteni brand bumps their products into a completely different price range and clientele. "Some 20 Molteni stoves are sold annually," according to Bloomberg The actual stoves are made at the original Molteni factory in Saintu-Uze, France. On the website, the stoves are claimed to "last a lifetime - or longer."
Additionally, the stove comes with a built in security system. Just to make sure a home intruder won't be walking away with this expensive stove, Electrolux was nice enough to make the thick cast iron-plated appliance nice and heavy, with the oven door alone weighing over 88 pounds.