Cherise Lefevre Kitchen Appliances December 07, 2017 10:14:00
How meticulous are you about wiping up after spills? Electric smoothtop ranges need to be cleaned carefully after every use or you can get a residue buildup on top Franke says. Smoothtops also require a special cleaner. If you re not the constantly cleaning type you may want to consider electric coils which are inexpensive and easy to replace or a gas cooktop with sealed burners so spills can t leak down underneath.
The warming drawer is a pro-quality feature that s ideal for homes where a quality home-cooked meal may be ready before everyone s ready to eat. Ken Dempsey has one in his own kitchen and says"If you have a schedule-crazy household like me once you have one you d never want to live without it again. It keeps food at the ideal temperature without drying it out and without cooking it more."
Place the all freezer carefully for some improved kitchen traffic flow."The way a typical kitchen is set up the refrigerator freezer is in the most accessible place" says Justin."But with a combined unit you re using the refrigerator 90 percent of the time and the freezer just 10 percent. If you purchase an all freezer it doesn t need to go in the most accessible spot. It can go off to the corner somewhere."
Leave the chest units out of sight. Not that there s anything wrong with the reliable standby for freezing freshly caught fish the summer berry harvest or loads of casseroles for maternity leave. But chest freezers are just not attractive enough to look at in the kitchen so don t count on them as an integral part of your design.
For many of us our coffee maker is often the one appliance that gets used the most. If you re ready to up your at-home coffee game you might want to consider a Nespresso. This pod-based espresso/cappuccino maker is easy to use makes delicious coffee and looks pretty snazzy sitting out on your counter. If there s anything that can break a daily Starbucks habit this might be it.
There are generally strong opinions when it comes to the choice of leaving out kitchen utensils or not. I tend to prefer to keep utensils in a drawer however for those with limited space (or those who like to keep their utensils handy) a good way of keeping things looking pulled together and sleek is to purchase uniform utensils that all have one style or color. This will go a long way in avoiding the"utensil mosh pit" that can result when you are leaving a bunch of mismatched pieces together on your countertop.