Huette Monin Kitchen Appliances December 08, 2017 10:00:58
"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."
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.
"True chef-style cooking requires high heat which means gas heat says interior designer Sue Adams of Andover Mass. While many retailers advertise a"professional" line of electric ranges they just don t put out enough BTUs for flashing fish or searing meats."You can t have a pro kitchen with an electric cooktop she says.
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."
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."
If you ve been bitten by the all freezer bug take the benefits and shortfalls into consideration before choosing one for a remodel says Justin Breckle branch manager for Roth Concept Center in St. Louis. His company has lavish showrooms in six American cities that display the latest appliances in complete kitchens. Pick a size based on what your space will allow and how often you use the freezer. While units like the 36-inch Sub-Zero All Freezer are very attractive"you should first consider how much food you store" he says."If you re the type who goes to the store every couple of days for the freshest stuff or eats mostly organic produce you probably don t need a separate freezer at all. If on the other hand you have lots of kids or you re always on the go and eat lots of frozen dinners that large freezer might make sense."