WHAT TO DO WHEN CHOOSING KITCHEN APPLIANCES

Kitchen appliance - a home appliance used in preparing food.


No kitchen is complete nowadays without state-of-the-art appliances. They are the driving force of the kitchen and our biggest help and support in our cooking endeavours. With the technological advances and energy efficiency that today’s appliances can offer, the choice has never been bigger and better. Choosing the right appliance doesn’t only make our lives easier, but it can also complement and enhance our kitchen design and aesthetics.

Large appliances, such as refrigerators, ovens and dishwashers, are crucial to a functional kitchen, small appliances bring a diversity of conveniences to your kitchen. No kitchen should be without these top 10 small appliances.



TYPES OF KITCHEN APPLIANCES


We break down modern appliances into design, cooking technology and SMART technology.



1. Modern Kitchen Appliance Design



· Refrigerator



Stainless steel refrigerator

with glass door to see inside.





Stainless steel refrigerator

with freezer on the bottom.





Stainless steel smart fridge with

full screen-style control panel.

Freezer on bottom.





Modern side-by-side fridge

with freezer on left and

refrigerator on the right.






· Toaster




Cool modern toaster with glass sides so you can see the toast toasting. It's an easy way to see if your toast is done.






Red modern retro toaster








Modern stainless steel retro style

toaster for 4 slices of bread.










White modern toaster with curved design.









· Microwave









Solid stainless steel faced microwave












Microwave designed to fit in the corner











Red modern retro microwave




· Oven





Stainless steel oven with French doors







Black and stainless steel modern wall oven







Solid stainless steel minimalist oven









· Coffee Maker












Retro green drip coffee maker











Stainless steel single cup coffee maker













Modern stainless steel drip coffee maker













Modern looking Nespresso single serve espresso machine









Flair Signature Espresso Maker with extreme modern design





· Dishwasher






Stainless Steel built in dishwasher








Modern portable countertop dishwasher








Stainless steel dishwasher with a glass window









Matching cabinet panel front microwave








2. Smart Appliance Technology


a. Refrigerator


App integration: Yup, if you go with a SMART fridge, you need another app. The app enables you to control your fridge’s temperature from anywhere.

Notifications: If the door is left open, you get an alert that it’s open.

Example SMART fridge: Kenmore SMART Fridge















b. Oven


SMART oven stainless steel











c. Microwave


SMART microwave with voice control capability












d. Dishwasher


Control it anywhere: You can turn it on from a distance. This could be handy.

Lock/unlock from anywhere: You can lock it up for safety purposes. Another handy feature.

Sensors: it includes sensors to sense amount of food grime and particles on dishes and will adjust water spray and cleaning power to clean it.

Alerts: you can get alerts telling you when dishwasher detergent is low and/or when a cycle is done.


SMART dishwasher

















e. Coffee Maker


Turn it on from a distance: With the app, you can start a brew.

Brews when you walk through the front door: Some Bluetooth enabled coffee makers will start brewing a cup when you walk through the front door.

Smarter SMCOF01-US SMCOF01-US 12 Cup WiFi Coffee Maker, Black/Silver














f. Steam oven


WiFi-Connected Smart Steam Oven











Cooking food much faster than conventional ovens do, steam ovens also help it retain all the nutrients and flavours.





3. Modern Cooking Technique Appliances



a. Air fryer












b. Sous-vide water oven













c. Steam oven


WiFi-Connected Smart Steam Oven












d. Dehydrator



Food Dehydrator










e. Panini Maker








Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker



f. Vitamix











Vitamix 5300 Blender



6 Tips to Choose Kitchen Appliances



· Plan

· Layout / Measurements

· Budget

· Function

· Ventilation system

· Style




Start with a Plan

Evaluating your needs and goals for your new kitchen in several key areas will help you create a realistic appliance-purchasing strategy.



Layout

First, measure your current space. If you have appliances in place, and you are swapping them out, measure your current appliances. Use the serial number inside the current appliance and the google it. You will find the exact dimensions and spec sheets. If you are working with a new build, you still need to know your exact measurements and if you want counter depth or standard.



Budget

The budget you establish for your new kitchen will greatly influence the appliances you select, so it needs to be realistic for the size and scope of your project.



Function

You need to make a list of what functions you NEED before making a list of what functions you WANT. For instance, do you need a gas range or electric? Do you want a convection oven? Do you want a water dispenser in your refrigerator?



Ventilation system

One area of your kitchen that is forgotten when considering appliances is the ventilation system. Range hoods overhead, or down draft systems that are integral into the countertop or cooktop are great for unobstructed overhead views. Depending on the size of your stove/cooktop and if you have an integral grill, griddle, burners, and other heating elements may increase the need for higher ventilation systems overhead.



Style

In today’s luxury kitchens, stainless steel is the most popular finish option — in addition to being long-lasting and durable, stainless steel’s sleek surface is also easy to clean. Another luxury trend is integrating appliances with cabinetry using custom panels. This involves having panels custom made by a cabinet maker according to the manufacturer’s specifications.






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