7 Questions Before Buying a Kitchen Appliance
2. How many people do you cook for regularly? Perhaps it’s just the two of you dining each evening and a pair of undercounter freezer and refrigerator drawers will suffice. Or maybe you host your extended family every weekend or love to entertain lots of friends. If you find yourself regularly cooking for a crowd, make sure your refrigerator, freezer and oven capacity can meet the demands of your dinner table.
4. How often do you shop for groceries? With the growing popularity of same-day grocery delivery services and the resurgence of farmers markets, it’s easier than ever to access fresh food. If you’re not going to consume it all in one meal, find a refrigerator that extends the life and preserves the flavor of your groceries. If you’re the heat-and-eat type, you’ll need ample freezer space. Some refrigerators come with two compressors and three evaporators to provide just the right temperature and level of humidity for fresh or frozen foods.
6. What’s your design style? Select appliances that complement your interior aesthetic, whether it’s contemporary, traditional or something in between. A few design-forward appliance companies offer panel-ready options, so kitchen necessities can blend in with your millwork or virtually disappear. A downdraft ventilation system, for example, can be hidden beneath the countertop when not in use. When activated via remote control, it rises silently to whisk away smoke and odors.
More: To speak with an expert and learn more about your appliance options in person, visit a Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove showroom near you.
This story was written by the Houzz Sponsored Content team.