When considering a kitchen remodel, you probably think primarily about cabinets, backsplash, countertops, and floors. Those aspects are fun to pick out and put together, and can really help create your ideal look. However, kitchen appliances are often pushed to the back burner even though they are arguably the most important elements of your kitchen. Choosing appliances that are reliable, affordable, and meet all of your needs, can be tricky. Here are some tips for choosing new kitchen appliances, from the kitchen remodel experts at Booher Remodeling Company.
Gas, electric, or induction? It is a personal preference, but many people prefer gas over electric. With induction heat—a flat cooktop (like electric) that performs like fast-heating gas stoves—you lose the least amount of heat from burner to pan, and it’s a real timesaver.
A high-performing convection oven circulates heat with a fan to cook food faster and more evenly than a traditional oven. Bakers, on the other hand, will want the traditional bake/roast/broil. In a perfect kitchen world, you can have both with a stacked or side-by-side oven station.
When evaluating refrigerator performance, quality comes down to the compressor. Single-compressor units that power a refrigerator-freezer work double-time to keep a moist fridge and a dry, cold freezer. A dual-compressor unit costs more but will allow you to keep fresh food longer. Concerning water/ice in the door, people are more focused on purification of water. Some units will accomplish this. Others simply pass water through the copper pipe in the unit and out your refrigerator door.
Microwaves can consume a lot of space no matter where you put them: on the counter, built into cabinetry, or above a cooktop. So if you want your microwave to work twice as hard for you, consider a convection microwave that also works as a fast-speed oven, eliminating the need to purchase a double oven. Also available are microwave drawers, which are handy and nestle among base cabinets.
Did you know that you can get drawer dishwashers, which are easier to load and can be installed at various heights based on your needs? Plus, they can handle smaller loads, so they are more efficient. Still, traditional dishwashers with doors that pull from the top down are the most popular style, and they can be paneled to blend with the cabinetry for a seamless look. Or you can go with stainless steel which is still the most popular finish.
There is so much more that we could share about kitchen appliances but, ultimately, it comes down to how you want your kitchen to perform. For more information on appliances and kitchen remodeling in the Indianapolis area, contact Booher Remodeling Company today at (317) 852-5546.