How to Choose the Best Kitchen Appliances

It’s exciting yet a bit complicated to select appliances for a new or newly-remodeled kitchen. With the various brands and models available at different prices, choosing one can be a daunting experience. But your appliance must also be selected on the basis of other factors as your taste, the appliance’s functionality and your lifestyle and not merely price.

Budget, however, is one of the main considerations when you go out to buy your kitchen appliances. Thus, it’s important to understand that at its most basic, you need only four appliances in your kitchen. These appliances are a refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and an oven.

As far as refrigerators are concerned, you have a plethora of choices in the market. From top-mounted to bottom-mounted to side-by-side models, these iceboxes come in all shapes and sizes. One of the most important considerations in buying a fridge is your mode of preparing food. If you cook most of the time using fresh ingredients, a bottom-mounted fridge is the best choice since it allows you to see all the ingredients with just one glance. New refrigerators have added features as well, like frost-free and icemaker options but these add-ons make this appliance more expensive so think about whether you need to have them or not.

When choosing a dishwasher, you need to determine the regular load you will be letting it work with day in and day out. If you have larger loads- which are common among families- choose a heavy-duty one kind that is economically efficient. But if you are a solitary apartment dweller, you only need a small washer that’s also energy and water efficient even if you only have a few plates to wash.

Durability is also another consideration when choosing a dishwasher and those whose arms on the bottom are made of stainless steel are likely to last longer. You might also want to opt for a three-tiered washer if you do a lot of entertaining or have many utensils to clean.

Stoves and ovens are a natural part of any kitchen. Many conventional stoves have a cook top above and an oven below. This is still popular among many because it saves space and exhibits a warm atmosphere. But for home chefs who take cooking to the next level, more extensive models are better. These commercial-style ovens often include basting and grilling functions and have as many as eight burners!

You should also decide if you want a gas or electric range. Gas offers precision in terms of heat control and lower cost over time while electric heat are lower in price and give even heat. A good middle ground is to go for the so-called “dual fuel” ranges that give the best of both worlds with a gas cook top and an electric oven.

If your budget allows it, get a microwave if you want to make huge batches in the morning and then reheat them for dinner to save time. For those who can’t do without their morning java, a coffeemaker is essential while juicers and blenders are important for fresh juice and smoothie or green smoothie fanatics.

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