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Test Riding Elica’s Latest At The Portsea Polo

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A glamorous affair at Portsea in Victoria proved to be the perfect stage for Residentia to try out Elica’s soon-to-be-launched free-standing cooktop.

Described as an open-air catwalk, the Alfa Romeo Portsea Polo is undoubtedly summer’s most glittering event. In among the crowd of well-heeled polo goers, this year was Elica’s design experts, along with a very special guest. As a sponsor of the Portsea Polo, Elica took the opportunity to bring a selection of clients into the exclusive Point Nepean Polo Club stand for a day of sumptuous food and drinks.

In addition to the stunning surrounds, Residentia’s guests were treated to an extra something special – delightful bites cooked by Chef Paolo Arlotta on the soon-to-be-released Elica NikolaTesla Switch.

Elica NikolaTesla Switch Cookstop Portsea Polo freestanding cooktop

Paolo Arlotta is an Italian chef who has worked at some of Melbourne’s best restaurants and cafés and is a proud exponent of healthy eating and healthy living. Bringing his expertise to Portsea, Paolo cooked a selection of plates, including a truffle risotto, all with the NikolaTesla Switch.

Elica’s NikolaTesla Switch combines induction and extraction into a single free-standing unit, which features refined detailing and performance. Rather than having a hulking exhaust fan, the NikolaTeslaSwitch includes a minimalist fan right in the centre of the cooktop. This exhaust fan can sit flush when not in use and can then be simply flipped and rotated to capture all the grease and steam created when cooking.

By capturing the fumes and odour on a downdraft, the extraction on the NikolaTesla Switch performs five times faster than when working with a traditional rising speed. In addition, the new induction and extraction cooktop offers low noise levels and an A+ energy efficiency rating. Technology is furthered by the integration of sensors that detect air quality when in use, automatically adjusting the speed as required.

The NikolaTesla Switch by Elica is the perfect product for eager home chefs, who also have an eye to design. And if Chef Paolo’s delectable handiwork is anything to go by, you’ll be making foodie masterpieces at home in no time.

Elica’s NikolaTesla Switch will be available in Australia in the next few months, find a dealer for more info.

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