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The iQ700 range from Siemens

The premium German appliance brand launches a new series of built-in kitchen appliances that simplifies and saves time. Tamsin Bradshaw reports.

The iQ700 range from Siemens

BY Janice Seow

30 October, 2015

Time is of the essence: in our increasingly connected world, we have less and less time, a reality Siemens Home Appliances clearly had in mind when it created the iQ700 range of built-in appliances.

The new range of kitchen appliances includes ovens, a coffee centre and warming drawers, and it launched in Hong Kong on Wednesday 28 October 2015. The ovens in the range come complete with varioSpeed functionality, which shortens cooking time by up to 50 per cent. There is also the coolStart function, which thaws and cooks frozen food up to 50 per cent faster than before – all while maintaining flavour. The activeClean function also speeds up the cleaning process: touch a button, and the oven cleans itself and its pyrolsis-proof rails and racks.

Siemens iQ700 varioSpeed
The varioSpeed function at work 

In our time-poor era, we have no interest in complicated systems that are hard to navigate. The iQ700 is designed with this in mind, taking things back to basics with intuitive TFT touchscreen displays. With the more complex appliances in the range – like the varioSpeed oven with pulseSteam (HN678G4S1B) – touchscreen controls combine with rotary selectors and buttons for a simple experience and easy operation. This particular oven features five cooking functions, plus the option to cook with steam for extra flavour.

Siemens oven, iQ700
Rotary selectors and touchscreen controls on one of the iQ700 ovens

The range looks good, too, with sleek, contemporary lines, black borders, stainless steel handles and Quadruple cool-touch glass doors. And they will fit in anywhere, thanks to the variety of sizes on offer, including 45-cm and 60-cm options.


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