Choosing Kitchen Appliances
Buy with function and style, energy-efficiency and easy-clean surfaces in mind
In 1889, George Simpson invented the electric range. Having only one model to pick from made things easy for homeowners. But as more stoves and other types of appliances became available, choices got tougher. One hundred years later, planning a kitchen almost requires a degree in electronics and design.
Professionals say don’t think big. Choose small appliances first. Start with items that blend, mix and chop. Don’t go overboard; usually a mixer and food processor is enough. Because storage space is so valuable, professionals use rolling racks with open shelves, putting only one appliance and all its attachments on each shelf. Avoid big expensive trophy-model appliances. Buy with function and style, energy-efficiency and easy-clean surfaces in mind. And don’t forget a good exhaust fan.