Many sources make the claim that the kitchen is the true heart of any home. This is a broadly true statement if the kitchen is used for cooking, baking and socializing. But, sadly, many people don’t spend much time in their kitchens, and they may be packed with out of date appliances. If the kitchen isn’t an efficient and pleasant place to hang out, can it be the heart of your home? In this article, we will look at three exciting kitchen appliance trends that may inspire you and help you to get more excited about making the most of your kitchen.
- Improved Efficiency
If you want to enjoy cooking in your kitchen, it’s a great idea to have efficient appliances. A good kitchen layout, a place to stash your cookware and utensils when they are not in use, and handy central island are all beneficial. But, if you don’t have the right appliances, cooking can be a real chore and a time suck. Investing in smarter and more efficient appliances simply makes good sense if you want to enjoy your kitchen more. Every appliance from a modern range to your refrigerator can be controlled via a handy app on your favorite mobile device these days. Energy efficient appliances are also easier on your bank balance, and you will see a significant drop in your energy bills.
- Changing Appliances to Meet New Needs
One of the best things about a modern kitchen is that it’s relatively easy to change your kitchen appliances when you decide on a change. Perhaps you want appliances to match your kitchen remodel decor, or you’re looking for a new style. There are plenty of options to consider, and some outlets offer great deals on premium grade appliances. But, there may be practical reasons why you need to change the appliances in your kitchen. As an example: if you want an area for kids to heat food themselves without adult input, but you lack space for a countertop microwave oven, you could install and over range microwave instead. Another great option is a “French style” oven door that opens from the side rather than the front like a typical oven. These oven doors offer easier access, which is fantastic for people with smaller kitchens or problems bending over to reach into an oven.
- Upgraded Cooking
Many top chefs now espouse the benefits of an induction range for precise and efficient cooking. An induction range uses an electromagnetic field to heat a cast iron or special pan to cook your food faster. The actual induction cooktop produces no heat at all, and you can even place your hand there when cooking! Induction cooktops offer a great deal of control over the heat that you can only find with a gas cooktop. Another cool option is counter depth refrigerator that’s easier to access without diving deep into the appliance. Many modern refrigerators now have a full complement of clever storage solutions to efficiently store a wide variety of food safely. This helps the user to stay organized, and if the refrigerator is smart, it can even update you on the contents and suggest grocery items to put on your shopping list.
In the past, many of these features were beyond the reach of most people. But in recent years they have become more affordable, and they offer a great deal of functionality. If you want to get excited about your kitchen again, any or all of these options would be a great place to start.
If you would like to explore the latest trends in kitchen appliances, you can check your options with our online collection. You can also speak to one of our home appliance experts for additional help and guidance.