AIRUNO launches new slimline ceiling hood A

new contemporary ceiling hood has been launched by AIRUNO, the designer cooker hoods brand, expanding its

extensive collection of eye-catching kitchen appliances. The stylish Carmen Ceiling Hood features ultra slim LED perimeter lighting to provide powerful illumination in the kitchen area below and is available in widths of 90cm and 120cm, making it ideal for a wide variety of kitchen layouts. The new hood has a stylish all-white finish, delivers effective extraction at a maximum rate of 685 m3/h and boasts an operating volume of just 59- 74dB – quieter than the volume of an average conversation. The Carmen also features a remote control for easy operation, comes

with a four-year warranty – twice as long as the majority of warranties - and has a ‘B’ energy rating. Chairman of AIRUNO, Geoff Baker, said: “The Carmen’s ultra-slim

perimeter lighting brings an incredible level of visibility to kitchens, making food preparation easy while also meeting consumer demand for

Zanussi partners with charity Cook School to give food education lessons to primary schools


ew research exploring the culinary knowledge of Britain’s children reveals the depth of their expertise in the kitchen

as well as some surprising gaps. While trendy ingredients like passion fruit can be identified by nearly half (47%), three in ten do not know pork comes from pigs. The study of 1,000 kids aged six to 11 commissioned by Zanussi to celebrate its partnership with the charity Cook School shows nine in ten love being in the kitchen and four in five would like to learn more about cooking at school. Good news as Zanussi Cook School will bring weekly food education classes to primary schools across the UK. Using Zanussi appliances, children will be taught how to cook well-balanced, sustainable meals from scratch and educate their families on the importance of nutrition for long-term health. While the average six to 11 year old knows they should be eating

their five a day, a quarter think fewer portions of fruit and vegetables are acceptable. And despite 86% having visited a farm before to see the link between animals and the food on their plates, two in five do not know that chips come from potatoes. food-foundation/

environmentally friendly products by using energy-efficient LED bulbs. “As well as looking fantastic, the Carmen also delivers efficient extraction,

leaving kitchens free of fumes and smells.”

Haier Europe revealed as best supporter of independents at CIH lunch


aier Europe, the parent company of

the Hoover Candy brands, has been recognised for its commitment to independents at the annual CIH (Combined Independent Holdings) lunch and awards ceremony. The event, held at Claridge’s in

London on 4th December 2019 was opened by CIH chairman, Steve Scogings who detailed the buying group’s achievements during 2019 and rewarded the year’s best performing individuals and suppliers. CIH members, which includes the Euronics buying group in the UK,

voted for their winners and Haier Europe received the ‘Support for Independents’ award. In his speech, Steve Scogings said: “The winner [Haier Europe] is a [manufacturer] that has embraced both a willingness to offer highly sought-after Agency products that are extremely competitive in the market but also has provided some astonishing scoop purchases for the members to get their teeth into.” David Meyerowitz, CEO of Haier Europe, who collected the trophy,

added: “Independent retailers are key to our business and we’re delighted that they have recognised our hard-working teams’ total commitment. “A close relationship with independent retailers continues to be a

priority for us, as we understand that high levels of support, along with an exclusive and comprehensive range of products, can make a huge difference to the ability to attract customers and drive sales. “We’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to our

retailers for their continued support!”

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