Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Speciality Kitchen Appliances

If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, a specialty appliance or two can be a great investment. From warming drawers to wine refrigerators, take a look at kitchen appliances that are both fun and functional...

Fast and Ferrous
An induction cooker uses electricity to heat ferrous cooking vessels as opposed to generating heat in the burner itself. The result is a process that is fast, precise and energy efficient. Product shown: Fagor  12" Induction Cooktop

Full Steam Ahead
Relying upon only super-heated steam to cook foods, steam ovens require no additional fats, oils or other unhealthy additions for meal preparation. About the size of a microwave, these flexible appliances can steam fish and veggies, keep cooked foods warm and moist and even proof bread dough. Product shown: Miele DG4082 Convection Steam Oven
***Fagor will be out with one soon this year I am expecting

Slide-Out Convenience
With temperature settings that range from 90 to 250 degrees, warming drawers can be used to keep cooked foods warm, proof bread dough and warm plates and coffee cups. These appliances are priceless when entertaining a crowd, as they free up valuable space in the kitchen's main oven. Product shown: American Range Villa Series Warming Drawer

Vino, Vidi, Vici
With zones for both red and white wine, a dedicated wine fridge is designed to store your prized bottles at optimal conditions. Options run the gamut from freestanding units that hold a single case on up to built-in appliances capable of stowing 150 bottles and more. Product shown: Marvel Wine Refrigerator

Cold, Convenient Quenching
Unlike a wine fridge, a beverage center is a more family-friendly appliance, chilling cans and bottles of juice, soda, water and beer to desired drinking temps. Homeowners typically install these appliances close to -- or even inside -- the living room for convenience. Product shown: Marvel Beverage Center

Built-In Barista
Installed in a cabinet wall, built-in coffee makers grind, brew and serve hot coffee or espresso with the touch of a button. Most also feature frothing systems for cappuccinos and dispense hot water for tea. Product shown: Bosch Benvenuto Built-in Coffee Machine

Fast Food
By combining convection and microwave technology in one appliance, speed ovens can drastically reduce cooking times and home energy consumption. While they may look like a conventional built-in microwave oven, they are far more versatile, able to bake, brown, grill and roast a meal to perfection. Product shown: GE Advantium Speedcooking Wall Oven

***Fagor will be out with one soon this year I am expecting