Smeg launched Hobd, an innovative induction hob with extraction system


Among the most recent news that Smag has launched in the Cooking sector, there is Hobd, a model combining induction cooking with extraction power in an appliance which boasts an elegant, minimalist design, with attention paid to even the smallest details for maximum practicality and efficiency. 
A cast iron grille lies at the centre of the Hobd hob, protecting the powerful integrated extractor fan. With no difference in the height across its surface, the glass ceramic hob top is resistant and completely flush, so pans can be moved across it without encountering any obstacles. A few centimetres under the surface, the extraction motor instantly removes cooking odours and vapours, much faster than a traditional hood. Equipped with an extremely efficient high-quality grease filter which can be washed in the dishwasher, Hobd also features the special AquaProof Engine & Two Liquid collectors safety system, making cleaning simple and removing any risk in case of accidental spillage of liquids.
The Hobd hob can be used both with a normal fume ducting system to the exterior, and in the recirculation configuration. With the latter, a specially-designed kit (KITF6HOBD), composed of ceramic filters, purifies cooking vapours, meaning that no fume outlet is needed: the kit can also be installed in the most modern kitchens, with a base measuring only 6 cm in height.

Smeg acquires La Pavoni
The Italian Smeg, specialist in the production of designer domestic appliances for over 70 years - announces the acquisition of La Pavoni, an historical company in the production of domestic and professional coffee machines.
Founded in 1905 and based in Milan, La Pavoni has become one of the most important producer of espresso coffee machines by competing in a high-end market sector and leveraging the quality of its products and its refined aesthetic. “It is a philosophy – they commented from Smeg - that the company continues to pursue to this day and that will create synergies that will enrich both companies. In strategic terms, this acquisition will make it possible for the two companies to share their know-how and mutual affinities for their product lines, paying great attention to design and details while affirming the strength of quality Made in Italy”.