Culinary Equipment Company
Culinary Equipment Company, with a flagship showroom and warehouse located in Lanseria and retail boutiques in Hyde Park and Stellenbosch, is your one-stop store for all things gourmet. They’re stockists of premium appliances, gadgets, catering equipment and smalls from Europe with an emphasis on quality and heritage brands, including Charvet, Ambassade, Faema, Salvis, Emile Henry and Le Panyol.
The company also imports semi-perishable foods such as bottled water, tomatoes, pasta, oils, cured meats and cheeses. And a trip to the showroom also calls for an afternoon lunch at their on-site bistro restaurant, deli and demonstration kitchen, Culinary Table, which boasts a seasonal menu filled with delicious garden-to-table fare, such as gourmet burgers, meat and poultry, pastas, salads and sandwiches.
Details: Lanseria Centre, Pelindaba Road (R512), Lanseria, Johannesburg / 011 701 2200 / www.culinary.co.za
We have to admit: we’re smitten with Le Creuset’s rainbow assortment of cast-iron cooking dishes and stoneware crockery. And every foodie’s kitchen has to boast one, or four, of their items. Our must-have items for a gourmet kitchen? A signature round casserole – in your choice of colour, of course. It’s the perfect dish to cook and serve a delicious stew, stroganoff or chicken casserole.
But the French company also boasts a range of other items that every kitchen should have in its cupboards and drawers, so take a closer look at their stainless steel pots and pans, knives, kettles and accessories.
There are a number of Le Creuset stores dotted over Johannesburg; visit their website to find one closest to you.
Miele is one of the most well-known and trusted names in the industry –and for good reason. The German brand has been manufacturing quality appliances since 1899 and now boasts a full range of kitchen items, including ovens, microwaves, hobs and combi sets, cookerhoods, coffee machines, fridges and freezers, and dishwashers.
The century-old company continuously raises the bar when it comes to cutting edge technology, releasing new items that are energy efficient and improve sustainability performance.
Details: Miele Building, 63 Peter Place, Bryanston / 011 875 9000 / www.miele.co.za
iLVE was founded in Italy in 1969 and was established in SA in 2000, offering locals the opportunity to get their hands on quality Italian appliances. The wealth of experience gained over the past almost 50 years, along with a specific know-how in gas and electric household cooking appliances, has resulted in advanced safety technology combined with superior design and unique styling.
The product range includes free-standing cookers, built-in ovens, professional cooktops, built-in hobs, cooker hoods and accessories.
Details: 3 Desmond Street, Cnr Appel Street, Kramerville / 011 440 4422 / http://www.ilve.co.za
For more than 15 years, Best Italia have been importing high-quality, specialised stainless steel and designer appliances from Europe at very competitive prices. The brands they stock include Fulgor, Nardi and Best, and the items range from ovens and stoves to wine coolers and specialist equipment like vacuum-sealing drawers.
Details: 3 Desmond Street, Cnr Appel Street, Kramerville / 011 466 4545 / www.bestitalia.co.za
Smeg, founded by Italian Vittorio Bertazzoni in the 19th century, is one of the most highly regarded and recognised home appliance manufacturers in the world. The manufacture small and large appliances, including mixers, kettles, toasters, blenders, juicers, coffee machines, ovens, hobs, cookers, wine coolers, fridges and more.
The iconic coloured retro 50s refrigerators are what people love most about the brand, and last year saw a momentous collab between the company and fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, creating a collection of limited-edition fridges and smalls. Feast your eyes…
Details: 2985 William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg / 011 463 1016 / www.smeg.co.za