CIH hosted golf day for suppliers and members


Hoover achieves world first with H-KEEPHEAT oven launch L

eading domestic appliance manufacturer, Hoover, is set to

revolutionise the kitchen with its new built-in WiFi oven; H-KEEPHEAT - the first and only oven designed to both cook and preserve food. Representing a real transformation in the world of home cooking, the H-KEEPHEAT is a 75L oven that can be split into two cavities. It is able to keep cooked food in preservation

mode for seven days. Utilising pioneering Exever™ technology

developed with the University of Parma, H-KEEPHEAT brings methods used in commercial kitchens into the home; a professional low temperature cooking technique that ensures food safety and locks in flavour. A complete first in the world of home cooking, H-KEEPHEAT stores food at specific temperatures, safeguarding it against bacterial growth and keeping it at the optimum level for nutritional benefits. Ideal for busy households or people who like to

batch-prepare healthy meals, individual portions of food are vacuum packed before being placed back in the oven for storage. Cooked food, once sealed, can also be kept in the refrigerator when cooled and reheated in the H-KEEPHEAT when required. The main benefit of the H-KEEPHEAT is that it enables people to dedicate time to cooking when preferred and still enjoy the same quality, taste and aroma of the dishes when eaten. Hoover has undertaken market research to help understand people’s cooking habits and statistics reveal that: • People spend 74 minutes cooking food each day; respondents aged 25-34 spend 85 minutes versus people aged 55+ who clock up just 63 minutes a day

• A third (34%) of people think that technology that improves and extends food preservation times would genuinely improve their lifestyle What’s more, the H-KEEPHEAT is a WiFi

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appliance, so customers can access and follow recipes through the Hoover Wizard app to help them learn how to get the best out of the technology. Nick Platt, business director, built-in appliances

at Hoover Candy Group, says: “Reheating meals in the microwave never usually delivers the same taste, nutrients and quality as freshly-cooked food, yet this is increasingly becoming the way in which many people eat their meals. Especially those that don’t have time to wait for the oven to do the same job. “The H-KEEPHEAT is Hoover’s answer to this

problem and is a healthy way to cook. “By storing food in the oven at a lower, energy- efficient temperature, it is as good as it would be cooked from scratch that day – in some cases even better as the flavours mature over time. “Storing in individual portions also means that

food waste is reduced, as the right portion sizes, depending on how many people are eating, can be selected, or multiple meals can be preserved at the same time.” The H-KEEPHEAT is also a top-spec Hoover

convection oven and can be used as a traditional oven. For information about Hoover’s innovative appliances, please visit or @ Hoover_UK on Twitter.

October/November 2019

ombined Independents (Holdings) Ltd (CIH) hosted a Euronics golf day for its

suppliers and members at The Forest of Arden Golf Club on 25th September 2019. Keen golfers were invited to spend the day at the Championship Arden course, which has previously hosted seven English Opens and five British Masters, to compete against colleagues and industry friends. Designed to be enjoyed by all abilities, the par 72 course is surrounded by beautiful, ancient woodlands and is complete with a variety of different challenges, including water hazards and thick rough. The teams approached the 18 hole course with

a shotgun start, while the Golf Genius Live Scoring system ensured the teams could keep an eye on their competitors as the day progressed. CIH presented trophies to the winning team, nearest the pin and longest drive of the day during the post golf dinner. The winning team consisted of: Simon Williams of Modern Aids Ltd, Frank Craig of Frank B. Craig plus Shaun English and James Coad, both of BSH. Trevor Smith of Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation was nearest the pin on hole eight and Tim Clutton of Hisense achieved the longest drive from hole 12. Stuart Cook, CEO, CIH says: “Networking is vital in any industry and at CIH, we will continue to encourage and support the building and maintaining of relationships through activities such as the Euronics golf day. The 2019 event was a great success and we extend our congratulations to the winners, as well as our appreciation to all of those that joined us and made the day thoroughly enjoyable.”

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