How to Choose Appliances for Your Kitchen

Appliances are the main tools that use are going to use in your kitchen workspace. And, in total, they take up about 10% of your total kitchen budget. So, considering the rise in new innovative kitchen technology, this figure is surprisingly lower than people first presume. While performance and features play the most important role when choosing kitchen appliances, how they will look in your kitchen also probably matters to you a great deal too. These days there so many different kitchen designs on the market for homeowners to choose from contemporary layouts, retro colour schemes and Rotpunkt kitchens. This can often leave those who are trying to choose their appliances scratching their heads.

When choosing kitchen appliances, it is crucial to think about the way they are going to look as part of the entire kitchen design. Consider the shape of your kitchen, the overall colour scheme, and how much workspace you are going to need to keep it as functional as possible. Also, think about if you planning on using your kitchen as a communal space for your family and if you plan on hosting dinner parties in the future. So, lets breakdown the different types of popular kitchen appliances and what you should consider when choosing them.

Fridge-Freezers

The three important things to look out for when it comes to fridge-freezers is energy efficiency, capacity and overall size. When thinking about your storage requirements, take your consumption habits into consideration. For example, do you buy more fresh food than you do frozen food? This will ultimately indicate whether you will need a 50/50 two-door style fridge-freezer, a tall fridge and a separate freezer or a side by side model that are very popular in America. Other things that you might want to look out for is features like humidity-controlled drawers. These are brilliant for keeping meat and fish fresh for a lot longer.

Microwaves

By adding a microwave to your arsenal of kitchen appliances means you can cook with more flexibility. If you are unsure of what type of microwave that you need, then think about what your typically weeks looks likes when cooking in your kitchen. This will help you decide whether you need a standard microwave of one that allows you to grill and roast food products, and one that supplements your main oven when cooking.

Dishwashers

Someone that you may not actually know is that dishwashers use less water than washing up by hand. And, the latest range of models also offer a water saving mode to help conserve more water and to save energy too. Think about how much you currently wash up by hand or how often you use your current dishwasher. Most full sized dishwashers offer many different settings and layouts which can help fill a much larger capacity which is also really handy if you have a relatively small kitchen space.

Ovens

Do you know what type of oven you want for your new kitchen design? Maybe you would like a built-in oven or a freestanding one. Freestanding ovens are a brilliant way of making a bold statement in your kitchen, especially if you go for a colour enamelled design or a stainless steel finish.  However, if you are looking for a more streamlined looking kitchen, then you are going to be better opting for a built-in oven. Built-in ovens also tend to include the very latest technology, which makes them ideal for cooks that like to entertain their family and friends while preparing them a meal. One thing with all types of ovens is always to check the cooking capacity. You don’t want to be caught out once you have spent good money on a product after all.

Extractor Fans

With open plan kitchens increasing in popularity, extraction appliances are becoming more and more important for creating a pleasant social space to cook and relax. And, there a number of practicalities to think about when looking for the most suitable extractor fan for your kitchen such as the model, the amount of power, how much noise it makes and where it will be located in your space.

 

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