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Why go out when staying in tastes so good? Fast, healthy meals are minutes away with revolutionary new countertop appliance

Panasonic Canada’s new Countertop Induction Oven allows everyone to cook healthy, fresh gourmet meals at the touch of a button

MISSISSAUGA, ON (November 8, 2016) – The new Panasonic Countertop Induction Oven (CIO) is revolutionizing the way Canadians prepare healthy meals at home. This first-of-its-kind appliance combines the high-speed efficiency of infrared and induction heating technologies to simultaneously cook one-pan meals to delicious perfection – all in 20-minutes or less. Soon to be the star of Canadian kitchen counters everywhere, the multitasking CIO effortlessly transforms everyday meals into chef worthy feasts that can be enjoyed from the comfort of home.

"Sometimes you don't have the time to cook what you really want, other times you're just not sure how to cook it - the CIO actually solves both of these challenges by helping you easily transform ordinary ingredients into a complete meal," says Chef Matt Basile. "Like most Canadians, I have a packed schedule - the CIO lets me cook exactly what I want in mere minutes with a fraction of the clean-up. And most importantly, as a chef I can honestly stand behind it because there is zero compromise on taste."

Cooking Features at Your Fingertips
The CIO’s pre-set menu options and adjustable temperature control take the guesswork out of cooking meats, starches and vegetables all at once. Simply place ingredients onto the unique, heavy-duty grill pan and press start. It is that easy. Or opt for popular, every day cooking functions like grilling, baking, toasting and re-heating for a quick snack or midday nosh. Plus, with little or no preheating required, cook time is greatly reduced and meals are ready to enjoy faster than dialing out for delivery.

So, how does it work?

The secret is a combination of powerful induction heating and direct infrared heating technologies. Plus, the sealed compact interior allows the natural flavours of food to circulate inside the oven and heighten taste and texture. The proprietary grill pan radiates conducted heat from the centre to the edges of the dish to simultaneously prepare foods requiring different heating times. The end result is perfectly cooked, healthy foods, fast.

Cooking Healthy Meals has Never Been Easier
"When I first heard about the CIO I was a bit skeptical but after rigorously testing and challenging it with recipes like Grilled Steak Tacos and Roasted Mexican Street Corn, I am converted." said Chef Basile. "I can see this appliance working in the kitchens of busy professionals needing a quick dinner or apps for entertaining; or even empty nesters looking to downsize without forgoing premium appliances that deliver easy, healthy meals."

Modern aesthetics and smart technology come together in this attractive, small appliance that can sit on the countertop or be safely stored in a cabinet. Another benefit? Because an entire meal can be made in one, dishwasher safe pan, cleanup time is minimal. The CIO also comes with a cookbook featuring 26 mouth-watering recipes developed by the chefs at the Culinary Institute of America. The Panasonic Countertop Induction Oven (NU-HX100S) has an MSRP of $699.99 and will be available at select retailers nationwide and via Panasonic’s eStore in November 2016.

For more information about the new Panasonic Countertop Induction Oven and delicious recipes from Chef Matt Basile visit http://www.panasonic.com.

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A subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Canada Inc. provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions to meet consumer, business and industrial needs. Consumers seeking more information on the company’s products can visit Panasonic’s home page at www.Panasonic.com.

For more information, please contact:
Lindsay Barnes
Environics Communications
416-969-2657
lbarnes@environicspr.com