Essential Major Kitchen Appliances
Many of us take for granted the amazing array of appliances that we have in the kitchen. They help us cook and preserve our food and help to make clean up afterwards much faster. Here are some of the tips to consider before investing in a new appliance for your kitchen.
The main factor for choosing any appliance is the size and amount of use expected of it. A family is going to require more space when it comes to a dishwasher, refrigerator or oven than a single person. Buying an appliance that is too small will end up with an efficiency mismatch that will cost more in the long run. Perhaps the best example of this is the fridge, if it’s too small for a family then more frequent trips to the grocery store will be required. It may also struggle to keep food cold enough during the hot summer months. Saving money on an appliance that is too small will cost you more money in the end, not to mention plenty of additional inconveniences.
Dishwashers have come a long way since they first came on the scene, evolving from noisy and bulky machines into sleek and quiet units that blend in with the rest of your kitchen.
The main versions to choose from are the mobile type that are connected to the sink, and built- in models that have a direct connection to a water line. Having a built-in dishwasher has numerous advantages — they take up less space and allow you to have access to the sink while they are operating. This is great if you want to use the dishwasher to wash plates, cutlery and glasses while you clean pots in the sink. Another advantage is that a built-in dishwasher adds less wear and tear to your kitchen faucet; additional strain on the faucet from attaching and removing the dishwasher can cause leaks and requiring more frequent faucet repair or replacement.
If it has been a while since you purchased a stove, you may be surprised at all the options available today.
Increasingly, stoves are being replaced by separate cooktops and ovens. These appliances allow more customized cooking options for the cooking enthusiast that demands both high and evenly dispersed heat. Cooktops are available in different widths and offer features like those found in commercial kitchens, including gas burners and emerging technologies like induction cooking that are safer to cook with.
While microwaves continue to be a great way to reheat food, ovens are the go-to appliance for those that want to prepare hearty meals like roasts, or bake desserts. The two main types of ovens are conventional and convection ovens. Convection ovens tend to be more expensive and feature blowers to circulate the heat resulting in faster and even cooking. While many cooking connoisseurs are opting to have each type of oven installed in their kitchen a more economical solution may be a unit which offers both convention and convection settings.
Elaine Fergison recently bought all new Major Appliances for her kitchen. She shopped for Refrigerators, Stoves and Dishwashers and found a lot of great deals. She now shares her shopping tips with the readers of HomeScapeKitchens.com.