De Dietrich is a premium specification, top of the range brand and its products are are known for their high quality. De Dietrich have been around for over three centuries, but have really made an impact on the UK market over the last twenty five years.
De Dietrich was founded in 1684 and the business was initially centred in the ironworking trade. De Dietrich gradually expanded into other areas such as the steel sector, decorative ironwork and railway rolling stock. It was not until two and a quarter centuries after its foundation that De Dietrich branched out into the domestic appliance market. Its début appliance in 1910 was the Mertzwiller Cooker.
The naming of the company has quite an interesting story behind it. De Dietrich was named after a French family who had been bestowed with a peerage honour from King Louis XV in 1761. Its logo was the first brand logo to appear in France and had originally been introduced to the De Dietrich family as a pre-cautionary guard against counterfeiting. It was Jean De Dietrich who first bought the forge that the company was originally base din and founded the company in the 17th century. The company logo was not introduced until 1778.
De Dietrich prides itself on its innovation and design and has been one of the front runners in incorporating modern technology throughout the last century and up to the present day. Because of this, De Dietrich have produced a few firsts in the domestic appliance world. For example, in the 1980s the company produced the first ever multi- function oven (fan cooking and combined heat). De Dietrich introduced the world to the joys of a pyrolytic cleaning oven in 1982. Other firsts from the company include ceramic hobs with integrated knobs, ‘Cool Touch’ doors for ovens, touch controls for ovens, ICS technology for cooking and dishwashing, pedestal frame for glass surface cooking, gas hobs with touch controls, Turn and Press microwave combination control and the list goes on.
So in terms of features that the appliances have, De Dietrich are very technologically aware of their market and they cater for it very well. In terms of design and the aesthetic qualities of a De Dietrich appliance, they generally have quite a sleek, clean and industrial look to them. The products fit in well with either a contemporary or traditional kitchen and the design usually involves simple, straight lines and a lot of stainless steel. Stainless steel has always been a favourite amongst kitchen appliance manufacturers because it does not scratch easily and is very easy to clean- which is probably a reason why stainless steel is also a popular choice for consumers as well.
Complimentary 2 or 5 Year Warranty Upgrade
Purchase an appliance from the 2010 range before 31st March 2010 and you are eligible for a complimentary warranty upgrade of either 2 or 5 years. Offer subject to registration within 180 days of purchase. No minimum purchase required. Please see leaflet for details of qualifying products. Terms and conditions apply.
Free Saucepan Set
Claim a free 7 piece saucepan set with any De Dietrich induction hob featured in the 2010 collection purchased before 31st December 2010. Postage and packaging not included.
Home Economist Demonstration
De Dietrich wish for their customers to achieve beautiful cooking results and ensure the very best is obtained from all new appliances. De Dietrich offer Home Demonstrations by our their very own expert Home Economists who, in the comfort of your own home, will demonstrate your appliance benefits and features, helping you get the best out of cooking. Terms and conditions apply.
Why De Dietrich?
The products on offer from De Dietrich are more likely to be found in a kitchen specialist showroom rather than in the high street stores. This is not a mass produced brand that would need to be in department store – the products are best seen in a showroom kitchen environment, where they can be seen functioning. This also gives you chance to see the exceptional style and quality on offer.
De Dietrich Ovens
The best selling models on offer from De Dietrich are the ovens. These really do stand out as the flagship offering in the current range, and have the best features you will find on any oven in todays market. The DOD798X is the top specification double oven, and has a 5 years warranty along with pyrolytic cleaning (self cleaning) ovens. It has a touch control facia and is available in stainless steel or black finish.
De Dietrich Hobs
To match the ovens, De Dietrich hobs are again great quality and offer all the latest technology available. A large selection of induction, ceramic and gas hobs gives you every option available when you design your kitchen. The induction hobs are known to be the best available in the UK when it comes to style, performance, value and manufacturer warranty.
De Dietrich Microwaves
To compliment matching ovens, De Dietrich have a selection of built in microwaves, and also some of the best combination microwave ovens on the market today. The top of the range Compact 38 fully integrated microwave combi (DME799X) has all the features you could ever need. Along with fan cooking and a turbo grill, this model has 8 functions for the oven, and an animated programmer so you interact with the cooking process.
De Dietrich Hoods
Any serious home chef who buys De Dietrich appliances will be delighted by the choice on offer when looking at extractors. From chimney hoods through to designer wall cooker hoods, there is a solution for every kind of De Dietrich Kitchen. Just a handful of manufacturers produce a worktop extractor, and De Dietrich are one of them. The ‘DownDraft’ model integrated to the kitchen worktop, and at the push of the button electronically appears and covers the cook top.
De Dietrich Cooker
There are 2 range cookers and a slot in 60cm cooker available. The DCI799X is a pyrolyctic induction cooker, perhaps the best 60cm cooker available in the UK.