Choosing Kitchen Appliances

kitchen appliancesA kitchen’s primary function is for preparing and cooking meals, but in many households it is also the epicentre of family life. It is only fitting to choose kitchen appliances that compliment and complete your kitchen remodel. Depending upon your budget and preferences, you can determine which kitchen appliances are best for you and your kitchen.

To begin exploring options for cooktops, one must consider gas, electric or induction. Gas is a very popular cooking medium but did you know that you lose about 40 percent of heat from burner to pan with a gas stove? An induction heat flat cooktop is a much more efficient system and induction cooktops can bring a pan of water to boiling faster than gas cooktops. These are things you will want to learn about when choosing your appliances.

Making decisions about appliances also depends on how often you plan to use them or how quickly you want your meals prepared. When it comes to ovens, getting dinner on the table in a short amount of time can be done with a high-performing convection oven. Convection ovens also produce beautiful roasts and perfect cookies.

To help you decide which refrigerator or freezer to choose, you must answer a few questions. How much space do you have? Would you prefer french doors and a lower freezer for your refrigerator? How important is the energy efficiency of a refrigerator to you? All of these questions will enable you to make the best choice for your family. For example, if you prefer a well-performing, relatively large refrigerator with french doors, you might want a dual-compressor, french-door model refrigerator. Once you find the model you like, you can choose a finish that matches the rest of your kitchen appliances.

Microwaves have become an almost essential kitchen appliance but they can take up a lot of space. No matter where you place this appliance, be it above your range, in the cabinetry, or on the countertop, it will require space planning. With so many size choices of microwaves it is important to really think about how you most often use this kitchen tool.

There are two options to consider for a dishwasher: drawer dishwashers and traditional front-loading dishwashers. Many homeowners choose to incorporate traditional dishwashers due to the large variety of choices. This can allow for a seamless look because you can blend the look with your cabinetry. On the other hand, the drawer dishwasher can be a great, space efficient option for homes of all sizes. If your kitchen is smaller and you need to take up less space, you can choose a single drawer dishwasher. If your home’s kitchen is medium to larger in size, you can choose to incorporate double drawers. For a cleaner look, you can insert the drawer dishwashers into a floating island.

During every step of your kitchen remodel, Pelican Residential, LLC. is here to help. Choosing kitchen appliances is only the beginning to an exciting adventure with the Pelican Residential team. We are here to assist you throughout your kitchen remodeling process and when choosing all your kitchen appliances this year. Contact us today for a free estimate from Pelican Residential, LLC!

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