A kitchen makeover is often an arduous task, but one that is well worth the effort and expense once the job is completed. One reason this is true is due to the new appliances you get to select and enjoy in the coming years. Here is a look at what is hot for 2014 that will make your kitchen more organized and work better.
When you think of hot weather, you imagine cold drinks and foods that just seem to say summertime. To enjoy these refreshing choices, you need a high-quality refrigerator. The newest designs have transformed the way people think about this appliance. One of the big changes in recent years is the move towards built-ins. Once popular back in the mid-1900’s, this trend is making a comeback. Of course, it has been updated with contemporary design and function. One of the changes is to create refrigerator drawers instead of just doors. These drawers look like your average cabinets until you open them. A feature you will appreciate on new models is the ability to provide hot water. You no longer need a separate water dispenser if you want hot tea or other drinks on demand. In addition, Samsung makes a model that even gives you sparkling water for a fun twist.
While summertime often means lazy afternoons at the beach grilling, there are times when you still want a delicious meal cooked in your kitchen. The newest appliances speed up cooking time to reduce the amount of heat that is vented into your home. These features allow you to enjoy your favorite warm dishes without heating up your home or raising utility costs. One of the biggest innovations came at the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. It was from Viking and is called the TurboChef. It cooks foods faster than a regular cook stove, saving you both time and money. It allows you to select from various modes and even store your settings for later use. Induction cooktops are a popular choice for homes since they heat up faster like gas ranges and cook your food in less time. You can even find tops where the entire surface is induction, allowing you to use large pots and pans for when you are hosting a crowd at dinner.
Microwaves have come a long way from their early days when all they could do was reheat and not always accurately. Today’s models allow you to cook an entire dinner with less work and a lower utility cost. However, they have often been found lacking in many areas, such as heating food or keeping foods moist. With the new steam feature in some high-end models, that may no longer be a problem. Water is added to a reservoir in the microwave where it helps to heat foods thoroughly and to keep them from drying out.
Regardless of what appliances you are in the market for, you will discover new innovations designed to make life easier while you enjoy delicious meals. Whether you are looking for more features or lower energy costs, prepare to be amazed at what technology has done to the lowly kitchen appliance.