Choosing Kitchen Appliances

Renovating a kitchen births the opportunity to get rid of old appliances and replace them with more modern and efficient appliances that fit your needs and the style of your new kitchen. This article will discuss what factors to consider when buying new appliances for your kitchen.

Electric Vs. Induction Cooktops

Remodeling your kitchen comes with the decision of choosing an oven. Traditional homes come with gas cooktops. If you’re buying new, you’ll likely choose between induction and electric cooktops.

Induction cooktops, which are also electric, use copper coils to heat the surface. They heat cookware directly, resulting in an evenly heated pot and less energy consumption. The downside to electric induction kitchens is their cost. Aside from being more affordable, electric cooktops can better use the residual heat.

Convection Vs. Conventional Ovens

Convection and conventional ovens look similar on the outside, but you won’t see the difference until you look inside.

Conventional ovens have top and bottom heating elements. The element on the top is used for cooking and baking, while the bottom is used for broiling. Conventional ovens don’t have convection fans to circulate air.

Convection ovens do have a fan that circulates the hot air within the oven. Adding a fan and exhaust system allows hot air to circulate, reducing hot and cool spots and helping dishes cook more evenly.

Choosing A Ventilation Hood

Ventilation in the kitchen is essential because it captures airborne cooking grease and moisture, keeping your walls and other surfaces clean.

Ventilation hood options include under cabinet hoods, wall chimney hoods, downdraft hoods, island hoods, and concealed hoods. Quality, strength, and location are three factors to consider when shopping for a ventilation hood.

One-Door Vs. Two Door Fridges

Shopping for a refrigerator can be overwhelming because of your numerous options. One feature people don’t consider is the style of the door. If you’re environmentally conscious, single-door fridges use 30-40% less energy. Double door fridges have a larger capacity in the fridge and freezer. If you’re doing a budget small kitchen remodel, then you should go with a one-door fridge.

Choosing A Microwave Oven

When buying a microwave oven, your three concerns are location, size, and functionality. Yes, along with knowing what function your microwave will serve and how big it needs to be, you should also consider where in your kitchen it will be. Common locations include on the countertop, over-the-range, or built-in elsewhere in the kitchen.

Choosing A Dishwasher

Dishwashers have come a long way since they began gaining popularity amongst homeowners in the 1930s. When choosing a dishwasher, consider its quietness, energy star rating, and load options. If you’ve every thought to yourself, “ I want to renovate my kitchen on a budget”, then Kenmore has great budget options.

Choosing A Sink

Sinks come in different depths, shapes, sizes, and colors. Sinks also come in a few different mounting styles, the most popular being “drop-in,” where the sink drops into a hole in the countertop.

Final Thoughts

If you want an estimate for the high-end kitchen renovation cost or want to go more modest and find out the typical cost to remodel a kitchen, then reach out to the team at Bela Development to set up an appointment.