Huette Monin Kitchen Appliances December 09, 2017 13:58:17
Don t try to work a giant unit into an old kitchen design."There s just not a place for it" Justin says."It s much more likely you could incorporate an undercounter or drawer unit into an existing design."
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.
Another overlooked fact: consider your home s resale value. If you re going to the expense of including high-end grills surfaces and appliances outside don t neglect complementary features such as sinks or dishwashers task lighting (if only for safety) and dimmers ceiling fans and awnings to keep the sun and heat at bay. And don t forget to include comfortable seating.
What s your cooking style? If you do lots of stir-frying or heat large quantities of food you ll want at least one high-heat element or burner as mentioned above. Many ranges include a wok ring which sits on top of the burner grate to hold a wok. If you simmer lots of sauces you ll want a"simmer burner which cooks at a low temp. Check with the manufacturer on these;"a simmer technically is 190 degrees Franke says and some low-heat burners are really warming burners because they maintain a 150-degree temperature which is fine for keeping a dinner warm but not for simmering your gravy.
While I don t cook very often one of my favorite items to leave out on my counter is a beautiful teak cutting board. In fact when I need a cutting board for dinner prep I tend to grab a not-as-pretty but easy-to-clean board and keep the teak board out mostly for decoration.
"A pro fridge like a Sub-Zero is huge and it s really meant for people who need to store a lot of ingredients for constant cooking says Sue Adams."They do have better seals on the doors and compartments at different temps so different things won t spoil and special gaskets so odors won t go from one compartment to another.". But if you re not a fervent cook the big fridge is unnecessary she says."You can afford to let a lot of milk go sour for the difference in price between a Sub-Zero and a residential model she says. If you do opt for a Sub-Zero refrigerator Adams advises against the optional glass doors."Do you really want people to see inside your refrigerator?" she asks."And if all they d be seeing is your takeout boxes you may want to reconsider the purchase altogether."