A Tour of Lacanche Country - 7 of 12: Macon

Lacanche Macon range cookers are conceived and hand-built in the town of Lacanche, Burgundy, giving us a great excuse for a virtual tour of this amazingly beautiful and bountiful region and a closer look at the place that gives this cooker its name…

Lacanche Macon Range Cooker

The Cooker

In the UK, the Lacanche Macon is probably the most popular of all Lacanche’s many models. A kitchen-friendly 100cm wide, the other secret to its success is undoubtedly the separate electric grill cavity - something many British cooks insist on but a feature hardly used in the Macon’s native land. The grill cavity is also an electric oven, supplementing the two main ovens, which can be specified as a mixture of 55 litre static electric, 49 litre fanned electric or 55 litre gas, depending on the user’s cooking preferences. This is also influenced by a choice of hobs, which can be the five burner Classic hob, a five burner Traditional hob with large professional-style simmer plate, plus a five zone radiant ceramic or induction hob. A storage drawer is also featured.

As with any Lacanche range, the Macon is an incredibly capable and resilient cooker built to a very high professional standards. The beautiful exterior is very much a bonus, and you can choose from one of 25 deep lustre enamel colours or stainless steel, matched with one of four trim finishes to achieve the perfect look for your kitchen.

To see the full range of options, download our Configuration Sheet or select a Product Information Page.

The Place

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On the River Saône in the south of Burgundy, Mâcon is a small and bustling city with a distinctly Mediterranean feel and an economy based very much on its long association with wine making, and historically on duties derived from its industrial river port. With buildings painted in burnt sienna, buttermilk and rose, Mâcon has plenty of colour and character for its 35,000 or so residents, and as the most southerly city in Burgundy it is clear that it draws its inspiration from the south of France. The climate is pretty temperate - hot and humid in summer, and milder and more rainy than more northerly Burgundy towns in winter.

First established as a port by the Celts in the first century BC, Mâcon was later significantly developed by the Romans, and fortified in the 4th century AD. Over the centuries it became increasingly important as an administrative centre, and the Revolutionary government made it the capital of the region. Invaded and held a couple of times by the Austrians, briefly regained a couple of times before being permanently recaptured until the fall of the Austrian Empire in 1867.

Macon Countryside Scene

The surrounding countryside is of course very beautiful, and source of the Chardonnay grapes which create the famous and nicely affordable Pouilly-Fuissé, St-Véran and Mâcon-Villages Blanc wines (amongst others) celebrated at the annual wine fair every May.

For further information, visit the tourist information site HERE.

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