Designer Insights

What Appliances Should You Buy?

When it comes to kitchen appliances, there are so many to choose from. They all do different things to help you cook, clean and keep your food fresher longer. The appliances range from major ones that you can’t live without to small ones that just make life easier. It’s difficult to know which appliances you actually need, so it’s important to think about what you and your family like to eat and drink. Also, think about whether you plan to entertain frequently. All of these things will help you figure out what appliances best fit your lifestyle and which ones you can live without.

MASTER Final With Appliances_Angle1_236Major Appliances.
The major appliances that all kitchens need are a refrigerator, freezer, stove and oven. These days dishwashers are also in most kitchens. There are many options depending on what type of appliance you’re looking for. When you’re trying to decide what major appliances to choose for your home, you’ll need to think about what sizes would work best for your kitchen. If you want to conserve space, you may want to get a refrigerator and freezer combination unit instead of two separate full-size units.

Small Appliances.
There is a wide range of small kitchen appliances on the market today. Most kitchens have a toaster, microwave and blender. Mixers, food processors, slow cookers and coffee machines have also become quite popular. When deciding which small appliances to purchase, think about which ones you’ll use regularly.

Appliance Finishes.
There are several finishes you can choose from for your appliances, including stainless steel, black and white. It’s important to be consistent when choosing the finishes because you want the appliances to complement one another. Generally, stainless steel is the most popular option because it looks sophisticated and modern. The only thing you have to consider is that fingerprints show up easily on stainless steel, so it’s a little harder to keep clean. Black and white are nice alternatives and usually less expensive than stainless steel. Black is gaining popularity and white is a great option for an all-white kitchen.

There are some really great appliances available today that allow you to live more comfortably. You won’t need all of them and chances are you won’t have enough space for all of them either, so just get the ones you know you’ll use on a regular basis.