Would you spend $100,000 on a stove Celebrity chefs' favourite cooker comes with gold-plating, USB ports and security system
14:44 GMT, 18 September 2012
A $100,000 stove, which boasts an inbuilt vacuum packer, deep fat fryer and food mixer, has been unveiled by the home appliance manufacturer Electrolux.
And despite each cast-iron appliance weighing almost half a ton, an inbuilt security system has also been installed to fend off potential thieves.
The state-of-the-art ranges, which are custom-made in Saintu-Uze, France by Molteni, are already popular with Michelin-starred chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Alain Ducasse, but now they being marketed to a broader audience.
Top chef: Electrolux has unveiled a $100,000 stove produced by French manufacturer Molteni, which boasts an inbuilt vacuum packer, deep fat fryer and food mixer
It takes around twenty workers, five hundred hours to build each cooker, which can measure up to 5ft long and 2ft wide.
And the French craftspeople are happy to accommodate special requests such as gold-plating and USB ports which can be used to download recipes.
Electrolux, the world's second-largest maker of kitchen appliances, hopes that adding the luxury brand Molteni to its portfolio will entice wealthy food enthusiasts who want professional catering equipment installed in their homes.
Professional edge: Gordon Ramsay and Alain Ducasse are known to be fans of the Molteni stove
CEO Keith McLoughlin, told Bloomberg that he expected the target customer to be 'very high net worth people with two or three homes', with prime markets being Venice, Stockholm and London.
While design director Henrik Otto added: 'We wanted to create something that could be put into a private home and fit in perfectly.'
to reports around twenty Molteni stoves are sold annually, but the
collaboration with Electrolux is expected to boost sales.
Custom-made: Special requests such as gold-plating and USB ports can be accommodated
French company has been operating since 1923, and it claims that each
of its products are 'built to stand the test of time and will work
nonstop at the highest levels of performance for years and years'.
La Cornue’s Grand Palais 180 was
previously deemed one of the world's most expensive kitchen ranges,with
prices starting from $48,000.
in sixteen different colours of porcelain enamel, clients can request
extras such as a lava rock and a teppanyaki grill.