La Cornue, the century old artisanal producer of French ranges and rotisseries, offers the 1908 gas range to appeal to the increasing numbers of enthusiastic and perfectionist home cooks who yearn for a French Country farmhouse style kitchen. Many dream of one day owning a renowned custom La Cornue Château range when their budgets permit. In the meantime, they now have a more affordable La Cornue, with the 1908. Priced at $14,500, about 25% less than the Château, the 1908 is made in France with the same legendary La Cornue style, quality and vaulted natural convection oven. It also offers consumers the ability to custom select their color and trim material.
Named for the year that Albert Dupuy first invented the La Cornue vaulted oven, the 1908 features the signature natural convection vaulted gas oven, along with five high-performance gas burners, one a powerful 17,500 BTU central burner. The vaulted gas oven creates natural convection that cooks without drying out food, as a fan convection oven can.
Conveniently sized for American kitchens, the 1908 is 36 inches wide. The electric salamander-style broiler has been engineered to hold a steady temperature, rather than cycling on and off as other electric broilers can. The 1908 comes in a choice of Gloss Black, Matte Black, Stainless, Provence Blue, Dark Navy Blue, Ivory White and Pure White. Trims include three choices: Satin Chrome, Satin Chrome with Polished Brass Accents, and Satin Chrome with Polished Copper Accents. The range is available in stock, without the waiting times associated with La Cornue custom Château ranges. The La Cornue 1908 range is available through Williams Sonoma at www.williams-sonoma.com