Cherise Lefevre Kitchen Appliances December 07, 2017 10:14:00
If you re just putting up with stainless steel when you d prefer a pro-grade stove with some color consider Lacanche s double-oven commercial stoves."They have excellent features you wouldn t find in the typical American oven like dual fuel and a warming oven for people who really want to cook says Linda Applewhite an interior designer in Sausalito Calif."Here on the West Coast we re seeing a trend towards French stoves and one of the reasons is that they re professional-looking and also come in all these great enamel colors."
There are only two drawbacks to consider. The first is pricing which tends to run approximately 20 percent higher than more conventional stoves she estimates. But she has found that for most clients especially in the mid- to upper-end kitchens that incremental addition isn t a deal-breaker."Most clients are looking to upgrade their kitchens when they remodel and they are looking for better performance rather than the cheapest price. I ve never found induction cooktops to be a hard sell when they see what they provide."
Online restaurant supply houses can offer such great discounts because they have bulk buying power — after all they re designed to serve restaurants. That usually means though that any customer will have to buy an entire case of certain smaller or low-margin items or meet a minimum dollar amount. In general the bigger the supply house the more likely the"by the case" requirement."Keep in mind that most of the bigger restaurant suppliers are getting great discounts because they re working with lots of smaller manufacturers and it s not cost-effective for them to break a case [into smaller amounts] — plus it encourages damage" says Herschberger.
When deciding what to leave out on your counter and what not to leave out ask yourself this: how many times a week do I use it? For items that you use more than once a week go ahead and leave them out. I use my handheld vacuum on the daily and this one is so beautiful I almost want to hang it on the wall like it s a piece of art.
Are you in a hurry in the kitchen? If you re always scrambling to get dinner ready fast you might want a combination thermal/convection oven which cooks with a fan that circulates hot air so items cook more quickly and brown more easily. Convection ovens have improved dramatically in the last few years says Sharon Franke director of food appliances for Good Housekeeping magazine and the Good Housekeeping Institute which evaluates new ranges on a regular basis.
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.