The Best Kitchen Appliances of 2014
Reliable Ratings for Kitchen Appliances
According to Consumer Reports and Goodhousekeeping.com – two very credible resources for household appliance ratings – here are a few of the must-haves for 2014 if you’re looking into investing in new kitchen appliances.
Whirlpool gets pretty solid reviews across the board. If you’re looking for something with bells and whistles, Whirlpool offers higher end refrigerators with its Side-by-Side model with 6th Sense Live Technology. This model has sensors to adjust the temperature remotely or let you know when the unit needs maintenance. If you’re more into the green scene, Whirlpool also has a decidedly reliable model in the Gold Energy Star French Door Bottom Mount, which got an A- rating from Good Housekeeping (the minus came from the lack of added pizazz and crisper drawers that don’t pull in and out very smoothly). Outside of Whirlpool, you might consider the Haier Cabinet Depth fridge, which is energy star rated – only about 49 bucks annually energy consumption – and was one of the most consistent models on the display floor.
Microwaves and Toaster Ovens
What’s cookin’ good lookin’? Depends on the oven you’ve got, so you better invest wisely. Check out the following models for top models in 2014:
If you’re looking for a compact model that can do pretty much everything an oven can do without taking up a third of the kitchen, you might check out the Breville Smart Oven Convection Toaster Oven. It’s a bit pricey for a toaster oven, but for an all-in-one mini oven, it can run with the big dogs – it bakes cakes, roasts chickens, broils 4th of July hot dogs (and for any old Saturday, too) and has gotten rave reviews.
For those who prefer to nuke their dinners instead of watching them crisp in the toaster oven, Panasonic’s Prestige model utilizes state of the art technology to heat food consistently and accurately for your nutritious (or not-so-nutritious) needs.
Some of the best dishwashers of 2014 are made by KitchenAid. As a high-end brand made specifically for foodies, chefs, and cooking enthusiasts KitchenAid dishwashers are loved for being quiet, easy to clean, and high performance. If preparing meals and throwing dinner parties is something you love to do then a KitchenAid dishwasher might be the best choice for you.
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