Smeg has chosen its 70th anniversary of delivering groundbreaking technology with style to introduce to the world its most technologically advanced freestanding cooker to date!

Portofino, inspired by its namesake village on the Italian Riviera, is a massive leap in terms of world-first features and sheer style.   It delivers the art of easy access set-and-forget-cooking whereby the home cook achieves perfect results every time.

From the first glimpse of the statuesque lines of the Portofino – in eight colours that include the Portofino hues of sunshine yellow, olive green, coral red and burnt orange – it is clear to see that this beautiful appliance takes us to a new level in upright cookers.

World firsts in technological features include the Thermoseal cavity, European A+ energy rating for a 126L capacity oven, and triple fan interior heat distribution.

The Thermoseal cavity is designed with rounded corners and smooth, uniform walls to create maximum thermal insulation – which produces the best energy performance of any 90cm oven on the market.  This, coupled with the more powerful Dynamic Airflow triple fan heat distribution system, halves pre-heating times (a mere six minutes to reach 200 degrees Centigrade) and allows perfectly even cooking.

Thermoseal’s assurance of perfect results every time, no matter the dish, is a key factor in consumer satisfaction.  By controlling the oven cavity and ensuring no temperature fluctuations and atmospheric control, roasted meats are succulent, pastries are crisp and cakes are light and evenly baked.   A tilting grill, rotisserie attachment and optional fitted pizza stone are further accoutrements for the cook who likes to entertain.

Convenience is integral to the design of the Portofino with standard inclusions comprising five cooking levels, telescopic shelves, powerful 40W halogen lamps on both sides for maximum visibility and a soft close door.

Cleaning is made super user-friendly with the appliance’s sophisticated engineering with pyrolytic self-cleaning technology, removable inner glass door and extra-smooth, durable Ever Clean enamel interior.

An advanced electronic display offers intuitive control of the 16 cooking modes with 20 automatic pre-set recipes.

The Portofino’s six burner gas hob includes an impressive ultra-rapid burner plus cast iron trivets that have a perfectly flat surface, similar to a professional hob (which enables the user to slide pans instead of having to lift them).

The Smeg Portofino freestanding cooker, available in both dual-fuel and induction models in eight colours, has been released to mark Smeg’s 70th anniversary.   There is also a Portofino 90cm rangehood in the range.  Available nationally from selected appliance retailers RRPs are as follows:

Portofino CPF9P**A 126L Thermoseal 90cm Multi-fuel                           $6990

Portofino CPF9IP**A 126L Thermoseal 90cm Induction                          $8990

Portofino KPFA9** 90cm Wall-mount Rangehood 815m3/hr                  $2990

Go to www.smeg.com.au for more details.