How to pick kitchen appliances

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: AppliancesDecor

Whether remodeling your entire kitchen or looking to add a single upgrade, it’s important to select the best products that will last for years to come. One of the best investments you can make is in your kitchen appliances. With a vast array of choices on the market today, it is important to consider your options and select appliances that provide the features and style you want at a price that fits your budget.

Trend watch Today’s kitchens are open, high-tech and all about convenience. Consider the following appliances for your next kitchen upgrade.

Induction cooking: Induction cooking relies on magnetic technology to heat the cookware and uses far less electricity than standard cooktops and ranges. The heating response isn’t just fast — it’s instant! You can boil a pot of water in three minutes. And, because induction cooking only heats the pot and the area directly under it, the surrounding area is safe to the touch even when in use. Not restricted by cooking zones, the Freedom Induction Cooktop by Thermador offers the largest, fully usable cooking surface. It’s the ultimate in safety, convenience and cooking freedom.

Professional range: Professional ranges complement today’s larger, more open kitchen plans. Recognized for expanded areas of multitasking power, gas and dual fuel ranges offer commercial-grade design and high-performance features used by professional chefs. A favorite choice among culinary enthusiasts is the 48-inch Pro Grand Steam Range by Thermador, which features built-in steam and convection ovens, six burners, a warming drawer and combination grill and griddle.

Microwave drawers: For most homeowners, microwaves are the second most commonly used appliances in the kitchen (after the refrigerator). Yet for some reason, they tend to be the last item incorporated into kitchen designs. An alternative to countertop or over-range models is a microwave that opens and closes like a drawer, allowing you to place your unit in a convenient spot and out of sight.

Appliances are the power-houses of the kitchen. From storing fresh ingredients to cooking up culinary creations, appliance purchases are an investment in productivity. Don’t simply replace an appliance; select an option that is larger, faster and efficient enough to meet your needs for years to come.

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