Category Archives: kitchen appliances

What does it take to design a kitchen?

I think I am going to need a book for this one! Here are a few things that are necessary: Budget An idea of the “look” you want What type of appliances Time frame Let’s take this one by one. First, the budget: for most people this is the scariest part of the process. Why? Many people feel if they let the designer know this figure they will spend all their money. Truth be told, that is a guideline for us. We need to know where to start. Let me give you an example. Let’s say you want a new…

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Choosing Appliances for your New Kitchen

When remodeling a kitchen, home owners think choosing appliances is the less important step of the design process. “We will pick those out towards the end.”, “The cabinets and counter tops need to be chosen first.” or “Our refrigerator is standard size.” These are just a few of the answers I get when I ask homeowners if they have decided on what appliances they will be using in their new kitchen. Another common one is; “We are just going to keep what we have for now and maybe buy new next year.” When is the right time to choose your…

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Self-Cleaning Ovens – New Technology

Back in December we gave some tips for cleaning your oven,  and we eluded to new technology that is being used in Europe.  Well,  it’s here! Whirlpool has it’s newest model out,  with the SteamClean option. Whirlpool® 5.3 cu. ft. Capacity Electric Range with 12″/9″ Dual Radiant Element This 5.3 cu. ft. capacity electric range lets you enjoy two elements in one with the space-saving 12″/9″ Dual radiant element.  The inner ring is perfect for simmering while the larger outer ring is great for stock pots and larger pans.  Also, keep food from cooling while the rest of the meal…

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Steam Oven Makes Healthy Cooking Easy

We’re always looking at what’s new in kitchen appliances to help our customers enhance the experience of their newly remodeled kitchen. Thermador recently released its new Masterpiece™ Series Steam and Convection Oven. This is a stroke of genius.  It can be used as a straight convection oven for baking,  a steamer for vegetables and seafood,  or a combination of both for things like turkey.  How would you like to have your Thanksgiving turkey done in less than two hours, and have it stay moist, without any basting?  That’s what this new oven will do! You can even steam vegetables and…

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New Refrigeration Technology Available Soon

Whirlpool is coming out with some new refrigerators this spring that will combine features of very high-end refrigerators with increased energy efficiency,  at more reasonable prices! The company has announced their AcuFresh Dual Refrigeration System.  Dual refrigeration has been used by SubZero for many years,  but their refrigerators are in the $5,000 – $10,000 range.  Whirlpool’s version will be Tier 2 Energy Star rated (a level above the standard energy star rating). The dual refrigeration system means that the freezer and fresh foods sections are cooled separately.  This eliminates issues that occur in refrigerators that have one system doing the…

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Best Place to Buy Appliances on the South Shore

Kahians Appliance One in Hanover, MA. Kahians ApplianceOne & HDTV is a family-owned discount appliance store based in Hanover,  MA. Since 1952,  Kahians ApplianceOne & HDTV has served customers with low prices on home appliances and top notch customer service. My clients are always happy when they go to Kahians for their new kitchen appliances.  Not only is the selection terrific,  the sales team really knows the appliances,  can answer all questions and give great recommendations based on the client’s needs and desires.  They ask the right questions so that the client doesn’t go home with the wrong appliance. You may have…

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Induction CookTops

Have you heard about induction cooking? “Induction cooking uses induction heating to directly heat a cooking vessel,  as opposed to using heat transfer from electrical coils or burning gas as with a traditional cooking stove.  To be used on an induction cooktop,  a cooking vessel must be made of a ferromagnetic metal,  or placed on an interface disk which enables non-induction cookware to be used on induction surface.” – From Wikipedia,  the free encyclopedia There are three main features of induction cooking:   1.  Speed.  Preheating is much faster,  and food cooks faster.   2.  More temperature control.  It’s equivalent…

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Things you should know before buying a dishwasher

When designing a client’s kitchen, we make sure that every inch of space is measured properly for the homeowner’s appliances.  When measuring for a dishwasher, there are several design aspects that must be taken into consideration. The first is the size of the opening.  Sometimes the measurements are taken before the flooring is installed.  Then the dishwasher doesn’t fit!  So if the dishwasher size is 24″ x 34″ and an opening this size is created, then a floor is added – oops, the dishwasher isn’t going to fit now!  Some people forget that.  To measure the opening properly,  measure from…

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Time to Clean the Oven?

The turkeys, roast beefs and hams have all been cooked, and your family is devouring the leftovers.  Those ovens have also seen many pounds of potatoes, stuffing and green bean casserole, not to mention the cookies and cakes that were baked before the big meal.  Is it any surprise to say that the oven could use a good cleaning? I thought that having a self-cleaning oven meant “no brainer”, but my friends at Kahian’s Appliance One in Hanover came up with some great tips to keep the process hassle-free. First read your user manual.  Despite the best advice, your manufacturer may…

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