In an “Australian first,” Coles has partnered with Australia’s cookware brand, KitchenAid, in its latest collectible program rewarding customers with a premium collection of stylish matte black stoneware and cast iron cookware designed to go straight from the oven to serving on the table.
From 2 March, Coles customers will be able to earn credits by scanning their Flybuys card when they spend $20 or more in one transaction at Coles and Coles Online. Once customers have enough credits, they can redeem the KitchenAid Ovenware in store and online.
The exclusive KitchenAid Ovenware collection features six pieces of durable stoneware including a mini cocotte, 15cm bowl with an eco-friendly bamboo lid(1), a small, medium and large baker with bamboo lid, 29cm pie dish, and a 22cm cast iron casserole pot, which is ideal for slow simmering on the oven or stove, gas or induction. Each piece heats up evenly for a reliable result and has been specially created so food can be prepared, marinated, baked, stored and conveniently served up on the table.
Coles’ customer research suggests the rise of home cooking and entertaining is showing no signs of slowing down, with demand for cookware and bakeware at Coles still growing at an annualised rate of 35% after almost two years in which Aussies have found themselves cooking at home more than ever before, according to the retailer.
Coles Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Ronson says Coles wants to provide customers with more value at the checkout and help make premium kitchen products more accessible to all Australians.
“We know Australians are real foodies and love entertaining so we are delighted to partner with such an iconic and sought-after brand like KitchenAid to reward our customers with something really special that they can only get at Coles,” Ms Ronson said.
“Our MasterChef knives and cookware programs were our most popular loyalty programs so far, with the highest participation rate across Australian households. We’ve seen an increase of up to 20% in customer satisfaction each time we run these collectable campaigns, so we know our customers are loving the opportunity to top up their kitchens with excellent quality cookware and utensils that are built to last.
“To help customers get their hands on these items faster we’re again allowing them to redeem their points for half the cost of an item and simply pay for the other half, as well as joining forces with 37 household brands to offer bonus credits in order to help increase the accessibility of the program to those who may not spend as much on their weekly shop.”
Coles Chef Ambassador Courtney Roulston has joined Coles to help demonstrate the importance of having premium quality cookware more accessible to home cooks across the country.
“The new KitchenAid range is not only really practical for a wide variety of cooking styles, but it looks stylish too – making it perfect for going straight from the oven to serving on the dinner table,” Ms Roulston said.
“The range is versatile with many pieces being multi-functional to cook, serve, transport and store a wide variety of cuisines in. It’s hard to pick just one, but my favourite piece is the KitchenAid cast iron casserole pot. Every kitchen needs a durable pot like this that is ideal for soups, curries, big family roasts, braised dishes, casseroles – all the slower cooked comfort meals we all love to cook during the cooler months. It’s also heavy duty, making it ideal for those who have spent their lockdowns perfecting homemade sourdough.
“KitchenAid is a well-known and much-loved brand with Australian families, and I think this is a fantastic partnership to help more Australians get their hands on premium ovenware. It’s an easy and effective way of building your kitchen collection or perhaps upgrading it simply by doing your weekly shop at Coles.”
KitchenAid Ovenware will also be available to purchase in store from 2 March while stocks last, starting from $26 for the KitchenAid mini cocotte up to $200 for the KitchenAid Cast Iron Casserole Pot. To complete the full look, KitchenAid oven mitts and utensil set is available to purchase in store for $18 and $25 respectively each.
(1) The licensee of the KitchenAid continuity range, The Cookware Company, uses bamboo sustainably harvested from Bamboo Farms in China.
Coles Chef Ambassador Courtney Roulston.