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TROPICANA MAGAZINE: NOV-DEC 2017

Season's greetings to one and all, this issue brings the heart back home with the Classics. Doyenne of Insurance Winnie Tay shares her life lessons and try some gift wrapping tips in our Dark & Decadent section. Joyeux Noelle~!

THE HOME SPECIAL Gadget

THE HOME SPECIAL Gadget Essentials A comprehensive selection of kitchen gadgets by Bosch allows one to manage the household chores in a convenient and efficient manner. CHIMNEY HOOD A chimney hood offers the optimum air volume for kitchens of all sizes whether you have an openplan kitchen and living room, or a small, closed-off kitchen. Air should be exchanged six to 12 times an hour to ensure a consistently pleasant ambience. To do so, the air delivery volume or power of the cooker hood must be appropriate to the room volume. The wall-mounted Bosch 8DWB121K50 series box, slim-lined chimney hood gives you complete freedom in planning your kitchen. At 120cm in width, and an extraction rate of 830 m3/h, it ensures optimal kitchen air quality. The LED lighting is energy efficient as it perfectly illuminates the hob. The intensive speed setting allows for automatic resets to a normal speed setting after six minutes. The hood is exceptionally quiet yet high performing at just 49dB. The chimney hood comes in a classy, brushed steel. DISHWASHER The Bosch 8 SMS88TW02E series freestanding, white dishwasher comes with brilliant cleaning and drying results with its ActiveWater technology with Super 60°C programme and TFT display. At 60cm, this innovative rinsing technology maximises efficiency and ensures environmentally friendly rinsing for excellent cleaning results. Water and energy is saved through targeted water distribution, optimised filter technology, faster heating and higher pump performance for increased water circulation. It rinses efficiently with the highest possible energy efficiency rating of class A+++. With its SuperSilence feature, it operates at an exceptionally quiet 42dB. The HygienePlus option rinses with a higher temperature for the highest hygienic performance. The VarioFlex Pro basket system, VarioDrawer Pro and GlassSecure Tray make this product more flexible and stable. The AquaStop system consists of a double-walled supply hose, a safety valve, as well as a floor sump with float switch, offering 100 per cent protection against water damage. Bosch guarantees it for life. The IntensiveZone option, which can be added to many programmes, ensures a higher spraying pressure and increases the temperature in the lower basket. Heavily soiled pots and pans are cleaned thoroughly whilst more delicate dishes can be placed in the upper basket. A childproof door lock prevents the door from being opened and the programme being altered during the cycle. This prevents injuries caused by hot steam and accidental adjustments to the programme settings. Automatic programmes allow for a more efficient use of water, water temperature and rinse time, which are adjusted exactly to suit the level of soiling. This provides best results while saving water and energy. INDUCTION HOBS Induction hobs can save lots of time compared to conventional hobs. An induction hob, for example, can bring two litres of water to a boil twice as quickly than a ceramic hob, saving time and energy, allowing you to serve dinner faster, and leaving you more time to enjoy yourself. The Bosch 8 PXE675DC1E induction hob series with PerfectFry achieves perfect frying results thanks to an automatic temperature control. It is perfect for browning roasted food as well, with a five power level sensor control. The 60cm induction hob comes with a DirectSelect Premium feature that allows for easy selection of a cooking zone, power and additional cooking functions. The FlexInduction Zone gives more flexibility when combining cooking zones into one big zone for both small pots and larger cookware. This elegant induction hob, which comes with a bevelled front and metal strips on the side, is fast, precise, easy to clean and consumes little energy. TM | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 46

THE HOME SPECIAL SIDE-BY-SIDE FRIDGE-FREEZER The large capacity, stainless steel Bosch KAN92VI35 side-by-side fridge-freezer comes with a VarioInverter and intuitive LED electronic control. The VarioInverter cools efficiently with lower energy consumption of the two Ticks Energy Rating. The large capacity allows for space flexibility enabling the storage of different sized groceries. The innovative VitaFresh cooling technology keeps food fresh for up to three times longer. Within the VitaFresh section, there are two air humidity zones: The dry VitaFresh Zone is perfect for storing sausages, cheese, meat and fish. The moist VitaFresh Zone provides the perfect environment for fruit and vegetables and ensures that freshness, flavour and nutritional value are retained for longer. The fan-assisted MultiAirflow System causes gentle, even currents of cold air to emerge at all levels of the chilling and freezing area. Temperature fluctuations are minimised and cooling times reduced – which helps food retain their flavour for longer. The unit comes with Eco and Holiday modes. Just press a button to switch to the most economic operating mode. When you activate the EcoMode function, the fridge automatically adjusts to an economical chilling temperature. When the holiday mode, function is activated, the temperature in the fridge section is approximately +14°C and in the freezer approximately -18°C, protecting frozen foods and preventing energy wastage in the fridge. The fingerprint resistant stainless steel finishing, and digital display and control for setting and controlling temperatures, makes this a must-have in your home. DRYER The Bosch 8 WTW85561BY heat pump dryer with SelfCleaning Condenser TM is the only life-long A++ dryer that cleans the condenser for you. No more manual cleaning as the condenser is cleaned up to four times automatically with the water extracted during the drying cycle. The machine dries at an especially quiet noise level at 65dB. The ECARF Quality Seal is specially developed for the needs of allergy sufferers and those with sensitive skin. The SensitiveDrying system enables laundry to be penetrated by a constant flow of gentle air from all sides; gently drying all types of fabric. The ComfortControl intuitive user interface makes this dryer easy to operate. FRONT LOAD WASHER The Bosch 8 WAW326440EU series washing machine comes with a new design and an intelligent, automatic, precision dosing system that saves you water and detergent. The i-Dos gives you perfect wash results with minimal consumption at maximum convenience. The EcoSilence Drive allows for an extremely energy-efficient and quiet operation with an especially long life. This machine is 30 per cent more efficient than the top of its class with an energy efficiency class rating of A+++. The ComfortControl feature with consumption indication displays easy operation and indicates energy and water consumption. The DrumClean with reminder function ensures your machine is programmed for drum cleaning and maintenance. The simple AquaStop hose consists of a double-walled feed hose, a mechanical valve in the feed hose and a visual display. Water running out collects in the hose casing and causes a sponge to swell up, which then stops the flow of water mechanically. 47 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | TM

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