Ranges & Cooktops
Selecting your kitchen appliances depends on whether you are looking for design or performance, the type of cooking you will do, and of course, how much you are willing to spend. Choosing a range or cook top and wall ovens can be a challenge. An all in one range is one of the best kitchen appliance values, with many brands offering great performance with designer or professional style. If you are redoing your whole kitchen, consider the cook top and wall ovens. The ovens can be placed at the height that is right for you and the cook top can be located some other place in the kitchen.
There are great new kitchen designer appliances available today like induction cook tops and ranges. Actually, induction cook tops have been around for quite sometime but only popular outside of the United States. Induction cook tops are powered by electricity and look like smooth glass electric cook tops but the heat energy is supplied directly to the pot or pan by magnetic field. The performance of the heat is as good, if not better, than gas. It reaches a boil in record time and has a simmer that can't be beat.
Microwaves have come a long way. Homeowners selecting a microwave to fit in with their other designer kitchen appliances are often looking for high speed convection along with other features that will allow them to use it like a second oven. These microwaves are great for busy families on the go. They have the ability to cook a 5 pound roasted chicken in 40 minutes that looks crispy on the outside and is moist and tasty on the inside. Check out the new microwave drawers that are so innovative and convenient.
The perfect compliment to your selection of designer kitchen appliances is a warming drawer. It can keep food warm for hours and can help stage an elaborate meal, holding each course at the perfect temperature and moisture levels until it is time to serve. Warming drawers come in all finishes, but the most popular is an integrated unit that can be outfitted with a wood panel. This way your guests will never even know it is there, and it becomes a perfect compliment to the rest of your designer appliances.