Hottest new appliances
Each fall new and exciting kitchen appliances are introduced to the marketplace. This year offers new technology, more stainless steel and built-in styles. Here’s a quick peek at some of the most interesting I found.
Thermador Masterpiece Induction Cooktop
Induction cooking offers immediate on/off heat that is safe for busy kitchens and serious cooks. The exclusive Sensor Dome feature monitors the heat of the pan so that food cooks at the constant heat level you want; $5,150.
Bosch 800 Plus Series dishwasher
This is the dishwasher that hits home with small space and open-concept home dwellers; it’s the quietest and most water efficient on the appliance market.
No more turning up the television while the dishwasher is running. It also has a half-load cleaning cycle, which saves water and energy; $2,400.
Sharp Microwave Drawer Ovens
A new way to consider installing a microwave is under the counter and the Sharp microwave oven is one of the firsts to do so.
Mounting it low means it is tucked out of view, easy for children to use and means no lifting hot dishes from above. A safety button gives parents peace of mind when not around; $1,100.
Scholtes 24 inch built-in wine fridge
This smart looking, built-in wine fridge looks great mounted high on the wall or below a counter and sits flush with the depth of cabinets. It holds up to 24 bottles, offers UV light protection and clean air circulation to keep wine safe. It’s the perfect size for those that want to integrate a wine fridge into an average or small-sized kitchen; $1,999.
Jura Impressa J9 Coffee Machine
This is the granddaddy of high-end countertop coffee machines; just one touch and you can automatically make barista-quality lattes, espressos and cappuccinos. Truly the best! $2,995
Frigidaire 30 inch Freestanding Electric Double Oven Range
This is the Cadillac of ranges for busy families or cooking enthusiasts; the full-sized double ovens can each hold 28 pound turkeys and the stovetop boasts five elements (two of which are expandable), plus a warming zone; $2,200.
De’Longhi Hand Blender
The three blades and stainless shaft mean you can purée hot soups and sauces right in the pot. It’s great for smoothies too! A rubberized handle keeps the blender non-slip and keeps buttons protected from heat and splatters; $99.
Bosch VitaFresh Refrigerator
This armoire-style refrigerator has two upper doors and a deep freezer drawer below that makes food storage a breeze. A high-tech lining within the fridge drawers help to maintain the perfect balance of temperature, humidity and air circulation, and an AirFresh filter (never needs to be replaced) keeps ice smelling and tasting great; $2,999.
KitchenAid Architect Series Food Processor
This large sized food processor has an external adjustment for the slicing disc that allows you to control the thickness of cutting and adjust for thin or thick slicing without having to open the lid.
It also has an ultra wide feed tube large enough for potatoes or cucumbers.
Great for the family chef; $399.