When William Flavel invented ‘The Kitchener’ cooker in 1830, not only did he invent the world’s first range cooker but the concept from which all modern Falcons have descended. ‘The Kitchener’ was heated by solid fuel, it was a revolution - it could boil, roast, bake and warm all from the same source of heat. It was an instant success, gracing the kitchens of royalty throughout the world.
The modern day ‘Kitchener’ can certainly boil, roast, bake and warm but these days it’s not from the same heat source. In fact it has two sources – electricity and gas! The Kitchener 90cm dual fuel range cooker gives the best of both worlds with a responsive gas hob and the flexibility and even heat distribution of an electric oven.Read More ›
Author: Peter Watson
For a month we all cooked on it, learned how to drive it and proudly showed every chef, cook and gourmet who came through the door, the new machine. It was not long before it was clear that this Falcon stove is something very special and a cooks dream. We roasted turkey (very hot oven, don’t touch it = crisp skin and moist flesh), we roasted beef, we baked cakes, biscuits and even a soufflé. We tested the stove top with delicate sauces and long slow cooked soups. It all worked.
I stood in awe, instruction book well-thumbed and annotated, this machine the amazing Falcon deserves the best, great food cooked with a great stove. For years I have raved about what we have lost, the sponge cakes, the roast dinners, biscuits baked with love... the CWA ladies have it right, I think it’s true that there is much that is lost, suffice to say that today's life style and the demands of living make it difficult.Read More ›