Kitchen Makeover Day 3: New Appliances
Let’s talk appliances. Choosing your appliances is a huge part of planning a kitchen makeover.
When I talk to people who have taken on a kitchen renovation, I’m often surprised at how little they consider the major appliances they buy. I’ve heard more than one person mention they brooded over the color of their new countertops for days. Yet when asked about the appliances they would select, the reply, “I don’t really care as long as they’re stainless steel.”
That is usually when I pick my jaw up off the floor and try to hold my tongue.
It seems like companies just don’t make products like they used to. They see our current “upgrade society” as an opportunity to forget about longevity. They are literally counting on you to want to upgrade your appliance (among other things) in just a few short years, so they no longer see the need to make products that last.
Call me crazy, but when I spend money on big ticket items, I want them to stand the test of time.
That’s why I prefer KitchenAid® Major Appliances.
I’ve had such great experiences with KitchenAid® Appliances, that I was thrilled to put them in my new kitchen.
Not only are they beautiful and packed with cutting-edge features, KitchenAid® Major Appliances are durable.
Take a look…
Behold, the world’s quietest dishwasher. I swear!
The first day I ran it, I kept opening it up to make sure it was working. I couldn’t believe is was scrubbing my dishes without all the racket I was used to. Those 36 jets didn’t miss a crumb.
That means when I need a third oven, my microwave can act as one. Just think off all the cookies I could have baking up at once… mind boggling!
The double oven are convection and have a steam-assist option as well.
So when you want to bake something with a nice crispy brown crust you use convection. But when you want to bake something soft and moist, like a cheesecake, you’ve got steam assist to keep it from cracking.
Our new range is a 36 inch commercial-style gas cooktop with a griddle in the middle.
When my little girl saw it, she asked if I would now be able to do the flaming onion volcano, like a hibachi chef… I’ll have to let you know. Either way, I’m so excited to have a real griddle to make stacks and stacks of pancakes.
Instead of trying to put in a hood. We added a downdraft behind the range. Whenever I have a little smoke or steam coming off my sauce pans, I simply push a button and up pops my fabulous ventilation system.
And finally we chose a counter-depth classic french door refrigerator, because it was the most spacious counter-depth fridge.
This KitchenAid® Architect Series Refrigerator has an amazing filtration system that keeps food fresh much longer than I’m use to, by monitoring the humidity and the chemicals being released by the foods in the fridge.
And the great thing about KitchenAid® Major Appliances is that I’m not only thrilled with my appliances today, I’ll still be happy with them for years to come.
Thanks KitchenAid for making my kitchen better than ever!
Disclosure: KitchenAid generously provided appliances for my new kitchen. All opinions are my own.