Monday, December 18th, 2017

We had to buy a cook stove for our new Philippine house.  Here’s our experience buying an Italian BOMPANI range. Bompani 90×60 "giant oven" stove Carol is a fantastic cook.  One of her dreams was to have a decent kitchen stove.  Typically kitchen stoves in the Philippines are 50 or 60 centimeters wide — 20″ to 24″.  While these may have four burners they are very cramped for serious cooking.  We decided we wanted a 90cm (36″) wide stove.  The major brands in the Philippines are La Germania and Elba.  A 90cm range costs about P70,000.  This was just more than we wanted to pay.  The Citi Hardware chain is marketing a smaller Italian brand — Bompani ( www.bompani.it )…

Does anyone have feedback on the Italian Bompani cook stoves?  They are sold in the Philippines by Citi Hardware.  The pricing seems quite a bit better than similar La Germania and Elba ranges but I wonder about parts and service.  We contacted Bompani at their Italian e-mail address but never received a reply. This is the Bompani range we are looking at: Bompani 90×60 "giant oven" stove The cost is about P53,000.  A similar-looking La Germania seems to be over P70,000.  Any feedback? http://www.bompani.it/