Helaine Mallory Kitchen Appliances December 08, 2017 10:00:56
"The induction cooktop while not yet a part of most households is becoming increasingly accepted as a useful energy-efficient method of preparing food according to a fact sheet produced by the Department of Electrical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. The cooktops contain coils made of a magnetic material. When current passes through the coil it produces a magnetic field that transfers to the pan above it. The pan and its contents heat up but neither the cooktop nor the air above it becomes hot. When the pan is removed the energy transfer stops.
If you re a fan of the vintage look you might fall in love with this slim SMEG refrigerator. This retro-style fridge comes in 11 different colors and can be ordered with either a right- or left-hinge door which ensures it will work best in your kitchen no matter your layout.
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.
Counter space is truly precious in a tiny kitchen. This means that a compact cube microwave is a perfect choice when you don t have a lot of room. If you don t have any space on your counter consider putting your microwave on top of your fridge or even on a separate cart in your kitchen.
Is your kitchen currently plumbed for gas or electric? As much as you may long for the real flames of gas burners it can be very expensive to run a gas line to your kitchen if there s not one there already depending on the distance BTUs needed etc. Generally your best bet is to go with whatever type appliance your kitchen is already set to handle.
For those of you that are smoothie obsessed a blender might be on your daily kitchen appliance checklist. In that case you might want to go with a retro option like this pretty silver blender. It has a 50 s diner vibe which kind of makes me want to use it for milkshakes instead of smoothies.