LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, a leader in consumer electronics technology, today announced the Panasonic Breakfast Collection, a new range of small kitchen appliances including a Toaster, Coffee Maker and Kettle. Featuring bold and ambitious design aesthetics, the Panasonic Breakfast Collection offers new form and functionality to kitchen appliances.
"With our new Breakfast Collection, Panasonic aimed to create functional small kitchen appliances that offered sleek, modern looks for today's kitchens," said Nicholas Monaco, Product Manager, Small Appliances, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America. "Instead of storing a toaster or coffee maker when they aren't in use, the Panasonic products were designed to stand out and become a part of a consumer's kitchen."
The Panasonic NT-ZP1 Toaster is designed with transparent glass and stainless steel adding a touch of elegance to the kitchen. The toaster displays seven browning levels, reheat and defrost indicators directly onto the glass front in blue LED while convenient controls allow for easy selection of menu items. As Panasonic knows that not all bread slices are the same, the Panasonic Toaster is equipped with ultra-wide bread slots to fit even thicker styles of bread or bagels and offers a built-in warming rack, ideal for keeping buns and croissants warm prior to eating. Seven browning levels allow users to perfectly toast bread to their desired taste and a reheat and defrost function makes it quick and easy to toast frozen foods or leftovers.
The Panasonic NC-ZF1 Coffee Maker fuses well-engineered design with modern functionality. Featuring a strong cubic shape and again, boasting a high-quality stainless steel and glass finish the Panasonic Coffee Maker complements any kitchen style. For single users or families who enjoy different strengths of coffee, the Aroma Selector allows for the easy adjustment of water flow into the pot, making coffee stronger or milder. This function allows multiple users to purchase the same coffee grinds but get a different pot taste based on their needs. An 8-cup capacity double walled stainless steel carafe will help keep coffee warm and fresh and an Automatic Shutoff function provides a safety guard for users who may forget to turn off the pot. The Panasonic Coffee Maker also features an easy-to-see water level gauge on the exterior, transparent blue LED to indicate power and a convenient paperless filter.
Finally, the Panasonic NC-ZK1 Kettle offers users a quick and easy way to boil water, without waiting minutes for their traditional tea kettle to heat up on the stove. With a 1.4 L water capacity, the Panasonic Kettle is designed with high-quality stainless steel on both the interior and exterior which can help keep water warm longer. A pop open top makes filling water a cinch and an ergonomic handle and spout makes it easy to pour water without spilling. The Panasonic Kettle is also equipped with a washable scale filter to prevent scale particles from entering a users' drinking water. Family-friendly features include a cool-touch exterior and Automatic Shut-Off.
The Panasonic Breakfast Collection appliances will be available in May in two color options, violet or smoke. Pricing and availability will be announced prior to ship date. Panasonic home appliance products will be on display at Panasonic booth #9406 at the 2013 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 8, 2013 through January 11, 2013.
About Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American Subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE : PC ) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations, offers a wide-range of consumer solutions in the U.S. and Canada. The Company's portfolio of innovative consumer products ranges from VIERA Full HD 3D Televisions, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness and Personal Care products and more.
Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's natural resources and protect our environment through the company's Eco Ideas programs. In the 2012 Interbrand Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the Panasonic brand jumped four spots to number six: http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2012-Report.aspx. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA, and additional company information for media is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.