Kitchen appliances add convenience and save our time spent in the kitchen. The truth is - we love our appliances! There are large and small kitchen appliances. Fridges and dishwashers are examples of large kitchen appliances. They are bulky and cost a lot. Small kitchen appliances are: Mixers, Microwave Ovens, Refrigerators, Vacuums & Accessories, Range Hoods, Coffee Makers, Cooktops, Fans, Water Filters, Washers & Dryers, Air Purifiers, Humidifiers.
New Kitchen Appliances
Currently, the stainless steel kitchen appliances are very popular.
These products are a bit more expensive than their "white" counterparts but they do look good.
Apart from the esthetics, these kitchen appliances do last long and give the impression of a clean, modern kitchen.
Thus, if you decide on the new kitchens then also try to invest into the stainless steel technology across your kitchen electronics.
Recently, kitchen manufacturers and designers came up with a new idea. They want to integrate kitchen appliances into the storage area. Thus, stoves, dishwashing machines and microwave ovens are to be hidden in the specially designated cupboards. Even fridges, can be taken out of the view.
Although this design will give an impression of a space (and less annoying finger-prints on your appliances), the idea is not cheap and not excessively practical. Personally, I do not think there is something wrong to display your great looking kitchen appliances. It is also unlikely that many homeowners will follow this trend because of the cost involved.
Kitchen Appliances for Small Kitchens
Most people are advised to buy small appliances for small kitchens.
There is not justification for this.
Kitchens appliances work on the volume (not the length and the width).
There is plenty of options to fit large fridges and ovens into smaller kitchens.
In some cases appliances are simply taller for those single line (or gallery) kitchen designs. Thus, if you can afford good kitchen appliances then there is no need to compromise your choice. In general you need a fridge, oven, range hood and the sink. The fridge, oven and sink need to be placed in the "working triangle". For single line layouts these kitchen appliances must be no more than 2 meters apart. Thus, there is plenty of space to accommodate your "bigger choices".
Outdoor Kitchen Appliances
The outdoor kitchen can also incorporate small fridges and storage areas. The storage areas are great to keep all the tools of the barbecue in one place. However, the popular build in fridges can be troublesome. For starters, these units draw substantial amount of electricity. Even, if you do not need these fridges or wine cellars, the energy bill is still rolling. The other reason is the compressor. There is a lot of equipment suitable to be used in the garage. However, it is unlikely that the compressor of these mini fridges can survive the wet weather in the open alfresco.