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To fully equip this kitchen for entertaining, the owners specified Fisher & Paykel appliances, including twin Active Smart refrigerators and a Titan double oven

Double take


Successful entertaining is not just about being a good host – it's also about being well organised. And the secret to good organisation is having a well-equipped kitchen.

For homeowners Kitty and Peter Vakanas of Varsity Lakes, Queensland, there was no question about which appliances they wanted for their new kitchen.

"As soon as I saw the Fisher & Paykel Titan double oven, I knew it was just what we needed," says Kitty Vakanas. "It cooks beautifully, and as we entertain a lot, I appreciate the fact that I can also store dishes in the second oven."

Vakanas says the oven also comes into its own when baking – another favourite pastime.

"The styling and finish of the Fisher & Paykel appliances were another reason for our choice," she says. "The sleek, Iridium stainless steel is the perfect complement to the lacquered metallic cabinetry."


Not content with just one of the new Fisher & Paykel Active Smart Ice & Water refrigerators, the Vakanas ordered two, which sit side by side.

"We love having lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, and appreciate the extra storage," says Vakanas. "I also love the fact that everything inside the refrigerator is accessible."

The Active Smart refrigerators feature Fisher & Paykel's new ice and water technology. An integrated in-door water dispenser offers chilled, filtered water, while an internal ice maker provides clean, crisp ice cubes.

Other Fisher & Paykel appliances specified for this kitchen include a five-burner Titan gas cooktop and an Apex canopy hood, both in Iridium stainless steel.

"The rangehood is powerful enough to contain all the steam or odours," says Vakanas. "Nothing escapes the kitchen."

For more details, contact Fisher & Paykel, phone 1300 650 590. Or visit the .

First published date: 23 November 2007