Whirlpool jets ahead with stylish new microwave combi

Whirlpool has launched a stylish and sophisticated model to its impressive Family Chef range of microwave ovens, the FT 381 SL. This freestanding model has a distinct and space age look and feel, fashioned in silver with elegant black controls.

The freestanding, feature-rich microwave combination model has a 28 litre capacity with a 32.5cm turntable, electronic controls and a side opening door. The combination oven has a fan cooking system that may be used alone or combined with the powerful 1000W microwave to produce excellent results in a fraction of the time of a traditional oven. Other cooking systems include the Whirlpool Jet Start, Jet PreHeat and Jet Menu Crisp™ functions. The patented Crisp™ technology uses the 1000W Quartz grill and unique Crisp™ plate, together with the 3D microwave system. They all work together to reach the high temperatures necessary to bake, fry and crisp food in minutes. There is also a superb steam setting that is perfect for quick healthy and tasty meals, operated at the touch of a button and together with the steamer accessory.

In addition, there is the very clever Jet Defrost setting that is a super-fast method of auto-defrosting. It is up to seven times faster than a conventional microwave, thanks to the uniform energy distribution of the 3D system. You simply select the food type, enter the weight and press start. A new and unique defrost function is the Bread Defrost setting. This special defrost setting combines Jet Defrost with CRISP™. Not only does it defrost the bread with ease but you can enjoy and be assured of perfectly defrosted, crispy warm bread, hassle-free.

For those looking for easy-cleaning without the use of cleaning chemicals, then Whirlpool has delivered the answer with its special non-stick coating with Microban® antibacterial treatment. The new interior coating takes care of any hygiene worries, as well as being kind to the environment, as it is easy-clean without the use of chemicals.

Dalia Haddad, Product Marketing Manager for Whirlpool says: “This is a cracking new addition to our Family Chef range of microwaves, which packs tremendous power and versatility for a combination model. It is highly practical and sophisticated in terms of its technology, but also has a very attractive and distinct design that brings easy-cleaning and hygiene to the kitchen. The host of easy to use features produce results to rival traditional ovens in a fraction of the conventional cooking times.”

Key benefits of the Whirlpool Family Chef Combination Microwave Oven:
• Freestanding microwave oven with 28 litre capacity and 32.5cm turntable ample space to cook a large dish of lasagne, a whole chicken or pizza
• Patented Crisp™ technology for fast, crispy and crunchy results at the touch of a button
• Steam setting for quick healthy meals using the special steamer dish
• Bread Defrost programme for perfect warm, crispy bread
• Jet Start and Jet Preheat functions for ease of use and speed
• Jet Defrost is super-fast and up to seven times faster than conventional microwave
• Fan cooking maybe used alone or in combination with microwave power or the grill
• Quartz grill, 1000W power for single or comibination use
• Microwave power output of 1000 watts
• Microban® antibacterial treatment of the interior to prevent the proliferation of bacteria. Easy to clean and very hygienic.
• Styled in elegant silver with black electronic controls

For more information Whirlpool Family Chef range go to www.whirlpool.co.uk .


Image caption: Whirlpool has launched a stylish and sophisticated addition to its impressive Family Chef range of microwave ovens with the FT 381 SL. This freestanding model has a distinct and space age look and feel, fashioned in silver with elegant black controls. The host of easy to use features and cooking benefits produces speed and results to rival traditional cooking.

About Whirlpool Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)
With around 10,400 employees, a sales presence in over 30 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and manufacturing sites in seven countries, Whirlpool EMEA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Whirlpool Corporation. The world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, Whirlpool Corporation had annual sales in 2012 of $18.1 billion, 68,000 employees, and 65 manufacturing and technology research centres around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world. Whirlpool’s European Operations’ Centre is located in Comerio (VA), Italy. For further information on the company, please visit the Website www.whirlpoolcorp.com.

23rd October 2013

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