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Power Up Your Kitchen with these Professional Style Appliances

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Your kitchen is one of the places in your home where you spend most of your time. Yes, you cook meals for your family here and enjoy a nice meal together. You help your kids with their homework, sip on limitless glasses of wine with your besties, and so much more. It’s no surprise that they say the kitchen is the heart of the home. 

But just how powerful is your kitchen? 

It is time to fully reach the level of adulting where you can have a kitchen with real appliances that really get the job done well. Power up your life – and your kitchen – with these professional style appliances. 

6 Professional Style Appliances that Power Up Your Kitchen

Whether you’ve just moved into a new place or it’s time to replace your older kitchen appliances, you may be interested in taking a closer look at these professional style appliances.

These appliances are designed to give your kitchen a modern look while giving you the power you need to cook like a god!

Here are six professional style appliances that will power up your kitchen.

Professional French Door Refrigerator

Have you ever had a delicious dinner and decided to save the rest for lunch tomorrow. Then, seemingly overnight, those leftovers have found their way to the back of your fridge never to be seen again? You forget about them, they start growing mold… it has a terrible ending. 

You need to power up your kitchen with a new refrigerator that offers all sorts of space for organizing and finding everything you need when you need it. Maybe some LED lighting throughout to light up even the darkest spaces. You will find all of this – and more – with THOR Kitchen’s 36-inch French door refrigerator. This unit comes in an easy-to-clean stainless steel finish and is counter-depth so it doesn’t take up too much of your space. 

You will jump for joy with all these features: 

  • Ample storage space with 20.7 cubic feet of flexible space
  • Showcase LED lighting throughout the interior for visibility 
  • Dual-cooling system to maintain proper humidity levels – and prevent things like freezer burn
  • Automatic ice maker
  • Convenient door storage
  • Door alarm
  • Adjustable shelvings and racks for convenience and easy organization
  • Two freezer drawers with ample space for organizing and storing food

And so much more. 

Professional Gas Range

Let’s be real for a moment. Are you a family that enjoys eating ramen noodles for dinner every night? Maybe some mac-n-cheese in a pot on the stovetop? If that’s your idea of dinner, then you don’t need much. And while we all love these one-pot noodle dishes, most of us actually like to cook and eat real meals. You know, the kind of meals that make people fall in love. If this sounds like you, then you need to power up your kitchen with a new gas range. 

The 36-inch gas range by THOR Kitchen, model number HRG3618U is a must-have for anyone who is looking to cook something delicious to eat. This range is beautifully designed in professional stainless steel, making it durable for many years – no matter how many meals you cook or how hearty those meals are. 

You will find these fantastic features: 

  • Six high-powered burners
  • Luxglide Telescopic racks that extend fully without tipping
  • Infrared broiler
  • Commercial convection fan
  • LED control panel lights for a modern look
  • 5.2 cubic foot capacity oven
  • Continuous cast-iron cooking grates
  • Blue porcelain interior
  • Heavy-duty control knobs
  • Black porcelain spill tray for easy cleanup

And that’s just to name a few. 

If you’re interested in upgrading to professional style appliances for your kitchen, this is the best place to start.

Professional Ventilation Hood

Now, you can’t have a gas range without having a ventilation hood. Life just wouldn’t be complete without it. After all, how do you intend to socialize and spend time with those you care about in the kitchen – the heart of your home – if you can’t breathe safe air? Or if you all have sweat dripping down your back and smell like the ocean while sauteing some scallops? Gross. 

Every time you cook you release toxins in the air that can impact the quality of the air around you. Your kitchen holds odors, gets steamy, and is downright uncomfortable. That is, of course, unless you have a ventilation hood. This 36-inch professional range hood in stainless steel by THOR Kitchen allows you to enjoy the clean, cool air without the odor. Plus, it looks so great it will become a focal point in your powerful kitchen! 

Self-Cleaning Wall Oven

Sometimes having a wall oven is all you need to prove you have made it to the next level in life. This 30-inch professional self-cleaning electric wall oven by THOR Kitchen provides all sorts of perks that will surely come through in your cooking and baking. 

  • Touch glass control panel
  • Multiple convection modes
  • Hidden bake element
  • Large 4.8 cubic feet oven capacity
  • Easy to clean interior
  • White energy-efficient LED display

And the fact that it is stainless steel just seals the deal, my friend. 

Modern Dishwasher

All this cooking and hanging out in your kitchen — feeling all big and bad — and then you are going to go get your hands dirty washing your dishes? Oh no, no. You will have a THOR Kitchen stainless steel dishwasher that will clean the dirtiest of dishes — and on your command, too. You keep doing you and let your dishwasher take care of the dishes. That’s what it means to power up. 

This dishwasher comes with great features, too, like: 

  • Super quiet operation
  • Smart wash system to use just the right amount of power for your load
  • Powerful spray arms
  • Adjustable racks
  • Removable utensil basket
  • Fingerprint resistant exterior 
  • Both water- and energy-efficient

Stainless Steel Ice Maker

When someone comes to your house and they ask you for some ice, how would you feel if you didn’t have any? Do you have to resort to a party with bagged ice from the local convenience store? Power up your kitchen with an ice maker that gives you endless amounts of ice like the 15-inch built-in ice maker in stainless steel from THOR Kitchen. Need ice for frozen margaritas? No problem! Need ice for your water with fruit? No problem! Need ice for your smoothie? No problem! Need ice for some iced tea? No problem! It is always there for you – so go on and be the powerful ice king or queen you were meant to be. 

Everybody wants a strong heart. And since the kitchen is the heart of your home, make it powerful with these professional style appliances by THOR Kitchen. 

7 Essential Kitchen Appliance Accessories

There are plenty of big additions to your kitchen that you will make throughout your lifetime. Maybe you need a new range or a new refrigerator. Or maybe you finally think it is time to save yourself from dishpan hands and invest in a dishwasher. Then again, maybe you went ahead and splurged for an appliance suite, upgrading all the appliances in your kitchen! 

If you buy pro-style appliances that are designed with durability and long-lasting reliability in mind, then you can have confidence in the fact that they will be there for you for years to come. And, because they are so well-designed, you will find that they come with a list of accessories to make the product more adaptable to your needs. Think of it as adding a little splash of spice to your dish. 

To help you understand your options, here are some essential kitchen appliance accessories you may be interested in. 

1. A Stainless Steel Duct Cover for Your Range Hood

Do you have a range hood? These are such important additions to your kitchen because they keep out toxins and odors while also helping you to remove the heat caused by cooking. They then leave you with clean, healthy air to breathe – and no long-lasting odors from dinner. 

These range hoods come in two types – ducted and ductless. If yours is a ducted range hood, then that means the dirty air is carried through ductwork and straight outside. But, no one wants to see this ductwork, do they? Not at all. 

This stainless steel duct cover for your range hood conceals ductwork. It clearly matches the vent hood and can even extend beyond the height of the hood for those high 10-foot ceilings. It is available for a 30-inch, 36-inch, and 48-inch range hood. 

2. A Telescopic Rack for Your Professional Range

If you ever do much baking or cooking in your oven then there is a good chance you have pulled out your rack to remove your food and almost lost the rack (and the food) to the floor. Traditional racks only pull out so far before they are no longer going to remain part of the oven. And it is an unfortunate event if your food is still on it when this happens. 

Telescopic racks use ball-bearing rack guides that allow a smooth and effortless glide. They extend out much further than regular racks — and they don’t come with the risk of tipping over. Which means no food wasted! And this even applies to the heaviest dishes.

These telescopic racks are available for 30-inch and 36-inch professional ranges. 

3. Charcoal Filter for Your Range Hood

Ductless range hoods filter the dirty air out of your kitchen and return fresh, healthy air. While they work great at keeping the toxins out and the clean air in, the filters will not last forever. You need to clean them regularly and replace them with these charcoal filters as time passes. 

The charcoal filter will filter out grease, dirt, and other contaminants from the air, leaving your kitchen healthy and odor-free. 

These filters are available for the TRH range hood and for the HRH07 range hood. 

4. Island Trim for Finished Appearance

Your kitchen is yours to design however you see fit. If you would like to put your range on your island rather than up against your wall, then you are absolutely able to do that. In fact, many people prefer to save the counter space along the perimeter and use the center island for all their cooking. In some ways, it makes meal prep a little more inclusive for everyone in the kitchen. 

But a range is designed to go up against a wall. So when it is placed within an island, there is a not-so-pleasant back that you will not want to look at. Does this mean you should resort to putting your range against the wall? No way. All you need is an island trim. 

Just as the name suggests, island trim provides a finished appearance to the back of your range when used within an island. And with a stainless steel finish, it complements the appliance for a flawless look. 

This easy-to-install island trim is available for 30-inch, 36-inch, and 48-inch ranges. 

5. Bamboo Cutting Board Griddle Cover

Having a range with a griddle can mean a lot of great things for your home – especially some delicious meals. But you don’t use your griddle all the time. This means you can make it useful for other things, such as adding a bamboo cutting board on top. It provides you with a stable surface for all your cutting and chopping needs. And, it is super convenient since it’s right next to your burner. 

This bamboo cutting board is made 100% from renewable resources making it a very eco-friendly solution. 

6. A Wok Ring

Do you cook a lot of Asian cuisines? If you have a wok and have ever tried using it on a regular burner, you’ve likely found it a bit challenging. If this sounds like you, then this wok ring is a perfect addition to your kitchen. 

The non-slip design keeps your round-bottom wok in place while cooking. And it is very easy to clean, too – simply load it in the dishwasher!

7. Reversible Cast Iron Griddle and Grill Plate

What’s for dinner tonight? It doesn’t matter what you choose because you will have a reversible griddle and grill plate. Looking to make pancakes? Use the griddle. Want to grill a steak? Use the grill plate. You can transform your griddle in seconds, depending on what you are cooking. After all, choosing the right surface will lead to delicious results. 

With this griddle and grill plate, you will get even heat distribution and superior heat retention. It comes with an extra-large surface and is dishwasher safe — which is like the icing on the cake. 

So, which accessories are you going to bring home? Enhance your life – and the appliances in your kitchen – with one (or more) of these accessories from THOR Kitchen. 

The Benefits of an Undercounter Refrigerator

Have you ever thought about adding an under-counter refrigerator to your appliance entourage? While it may not seem like it is a totally necessary addition, you may re-think that decision after hearing about their benefits. Undercounter refrigerators may be small in size, but that doesn’t mean they don’t come with a mighty purpose. Those who have them, love them. Those who don’t, well – they haven’t discovered what they are missing yet. Today, let’s take a look at the benefits that an under-counter refrigerator can bring to your home – and your life.

A Place for Cold Drinks

Have you ever noticed how many people tend to have an extra refrigerator just for drinks? Often, this is a full-sized refrigerator found tucked away in the garage. While this is very convenient to have, giving up all that space is not. With an under-counter refrigerator, you can have this extra place to stash cold drinks without taking up too much space. And it wouldn’t even require a walk to the garage – or even require that you have a garage in the first place! Not to mention how much space this would free up in your main refrigerator.

Keep Your Refrigerator Organized

Whether you choose to use an under-counter refrigerator as a place to store drinks or not is your choice. But, know this – having the additional refrigerator is going to allow you to keep your full-sized refrigerator more organized. Try as we may, it is so hard to keep things organized. We may start off great after a shopping trip, giving each item its special place and making sure everything is easily seen. But then, what happens? That’s right – life happens. Leftovers get thrown in there, something doesn’t make it back to its designated spot, or someone moved everything looking for the ketchup. Before you know it, your organized mess becomes chaos. By having an additional space to store food items of your choice, you are essentially taking some pressure off of your full-sized refrigerator. You are allowing things to be spread out and organized much more neatly so that everything can be seen – and be accessible. It just feels good.

Allow Your Kitchen to be Streamlined

Streamlining your kitchen may not be something you have taken into too much consideration. But how many times have you been rushed to cook dinner or get breakfast on the table for your kids before school? Sometimes you need to move fast. And when you have to run back and forth to the refrigerator – even if it means walking 8 steps in another direction – you are taking time away from your cooking or food prep. Let’s not even get into how much extra time you would need if your refrigerator is disorganized. Make use of an under-counter refrigerator by putting the things you access most frequently in it. This grab-n-go idea will allow you to get your meals prepared much faster than you’d otherwise expect. It makes the whole process of cooking much easier as you can freely flow around your kitchen and grab exactly what you need in a jiffy.

Help with Weekly Meal Prep

Do you participate in weekly meal prep? So many people are on this trend, spending Sundays prepping lunches and such for the week so that they are eating healthier and eating homecooked meals rather than hitting up the drive-through or ordering takeout. While this weekly meal prep has helped many people, it doesn’t come without its frustrations. The biggest one being – where to store the food! For many of us, it is hard enough just to store the food we buy from the grocery store. Planning and prepping and having 5-7 prepped meal containers can cause complete congestion in the refrigerator. And, depending on what you have, keeping it organized won’t even help. Do you know what will? You’ve got it – an under-counter refrigerator. Prep your meals and put them in this fridge for convenience.

Use it Anywhere in the Home

Just because it is a refrigerator doesn’t mean it has to be installed in the kitchen. This compact appliance can be used in a variety of different places, including the outdoor patio or grilling area, the garage, the basement or bar area, or even the den. They are perfect for holding drinks, snacks, condiments, and other items that you want to conveniently access in whatever specified area they are housed in. Don’t feel restricted with this under-counter refrigerator. Instead, allow your creative juices to flow so you can determine just how it can make your life even better by bringing it home!

Top if Off with Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is beautiful and timeless. And it fits nearly every design style, whether contemporary, modern, traditional, elegant, farmhouse and more. By investing in a stainless steel under-counter refrigerator you can rest easy knowing that it, too, will flow seamlessly in uniform with your other appliances. Perhaps what makes it even more helpful is that if you choose to install this refrigerator in other areas of the home, you can do so without worry. The shine and elegance that come with its finish mean it will fit nicely anywhere in your home regardless of your design style or color scheme. This also means that it won’t look like an eyesore! Instead, it will blend wonderfully with everything else in your home.

Save Energy

While you will save energy for yourself by not having to walk to your full-sized refrigerator and dig for what you need, that is not the energy we are referring to. Designed using energy-efficient LED lighting and a convection cooling system to help maintain a consistent temperature, you can find comfort in knowing you are keeping your energy costs down – which is always a benefit. Plus, you won’t be holding that refrigerator door open for too long anymore in search of what you need. In short, your energy costs for your refrigerator maintaining its temperature will also drop.

Conclusion

If you are still on the fence about adding a stainless steel under-counter refrigerator to your home, remember the benefits of convenience and savings. Two important things to consider when purchasing a new kitchen appliance.

5 Types of Pro-Style Kitchen Appliances

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Are you building a new kitchen from scratch? Are you remodeling your kitchen? Looking to update your appliances? Want to change things up a bit?

There are so many choices you have when it comes to choosing the right appliances for yourself. You are probably thinking that you have seen them all already. A quick internet search or a walk through a home improvement store and your head may be spinning. How on earth do you even begin to choose which one would best fit your kitchen?

Ready for a life-changing tip? You need to opt for pro-style appliances. These are designed with the durability that commercial appliances have, but with a softer appearance beautifully fit for every home kitchen.

Don’t believe us? Here are 5 types of pro-style kitchen appliances that you must have.

A refrigerator is an important addition to the kitchen. Sure, you need a range, a dishwasher, and so on – but you definitely need a refrigerator to keep your food healthy and your drinks cold. This stainless steel, French door refrigerator is both beautiful and sturdy. In other words, it is built to last without looking dull.

Inside, you will find a ton of space that can aid in keeping things organized as well as two large freezer drawers. Did we mention there is an automatic ice maker, too?

This refrigerator comes with a handy feature – a digital display on the outside of the door that lets you know its health at a glance. Plus, these additional features:

  • Counter-Depth French Door
  • 2-Drawer Freezer provides better organization
  • A full-width chiller drawer provides flexible storage
  • Retractable shelf designed to fit taller items with ease
  • Dual cycle and dual air-cooled refrigeration system
  • 2 large humidity controlled fresh food drawers

2. Thor Kitchen’s 48-Inch Pro-Style Professional Dual Fuel Range, Model Number HRD4803U

If you want a professional style range because you do a lot of cooking, then you may want to consider this large dual fuel range that gives you the right fuel for the right type of cooking. If you ask any chef or baker, you will learn that gas stoves are the go-to heating type and that electric ovens lead to thorough, even baking every time. With a dual fuel range, you get the best of both worlds.

Of course, this pro-style range also gives you 6 burners with continuous cast-iron grates and porcelain underneath for easy cleanup. And, not only does it have one 4.2 cubic foot range, but it also has a second one with 2.5 more cubic feet of baking space. It, too, has porcelain inside so it is easy to clean.

Looking for more features? No worries – you will definitely find them:

  • Black porcelain drip pan on the cooktop
  • Blue porcelain oven interior
  • Thermostat controlled griddle with dishwasher safe drip pan
  • Heavy-duty continuous cast-iron cooking grates
  • Convection oven fan (30 in.)
  • Three (3) halogen oven interior lights
  • Thermostat controlled electric oven
  • CSA certified metal burner control knobs

3. Thor Kitchen’s 30-Inch Professional Self-Cleaning Electric Wall Oven, Model Number HEW3001

A built-in wall oven will offer your space a unique look with plenty of beautiful kitchen design options. With a wall oven, you are not limited to keeping the oven underneath your cooktop or rangetop. Many designers choose to place the wall oven on an adjacent wall with the addition of a storage cabinet underneath the cooktop or rangetop.

Not only does it look beautiful, but the THOR self-cleaning electric wall oven is also multi-functional. It offers different modes including bake, multi-convection modes, and more.

Check out all the features below:

  • Touch Operated Glass Panel
  • Multiple Convection Modes
  • Hidden Bake Capacity
  • Large 4.8 cu. ft. Oven Capacity
  • Stainless Steel Exterior
  • 3500W Top Heater
  • 3000W Bottom Heater
  • Self-Cleaning Function
  • Easy-to-Clean Interior
  • White LED Display

4. Thor Kitchen’s 30-Inch Pro-Style Gas Range, Model Number LRG3001U

 If you are looking for a gas range that looks good, gives you long-lasting durability, and fits any size kitchen, then look no further. With a stainless-steel finish that can’t be beaten, this range is sure to blend perfectly with all of your other kitchen appliances – regardless of your design style. Yes, it is that versatile.

Believe it or not, this 30-inch range brings 5 burners with it and 4.5 cubic feet of oven space. You can cook up the main course and all the sides without running out of space. And, well, that’s important for those who love to cook for others.

Thanks to the porcelain drip pan on the stove and the porcelain in the oven, cleanup is a breeze. But, that’s not the only great feature. You’ll find these, too –

  • Heavy-Duty Continuous Cast Iron Cooking Grates. They will not rust or tarnish with your heavy cooking. That means they will always keep your gas stove looking sharp.
  • Black ABS Knobs
  • Halogen Lights
  • Commercial Convection Fan
  • Triple Layered Glass Window
  • Storage Drawer at Bottom
  • Broiler burner

5. Thor Kitchen’s 24-Inch Top Control Dishwasher, Model Number HDW2401SS

Every commercial kitchen is going to have a dishwasher. And, if you are going for pro-style cooking appliances, that must mean you are pretty serious about cleaning, too. You will get clean, sanitized dishes each and every time while also saving water, energy, and money.

With a top control dishwasher, you get a sleek look without any buttons to accidentally hit. It’s quiet and uses a smart wash system, too. Like the other appliances above, there are even more features for this dishwasher –

  • Delayed start-up to 24hrs in advance
  • Multiple filter system
  • 45 dB noise level
  • Smart wash system
  • 3-arm jet sprayer
  • Removable utensil basket
  • Child lock safety protection

THOR Kitchen offers the best professional appliances for your home kitchen at an affordable price. Browse our collection of professional appliances or find a dealer near you so can join the ranks and #COOKLIKEAGOD.

Future Proof Your Kitchen with This Timeless Electric Wall Oven

It’s hard to keep up with the latest kitchen appliance trends. They’re always changing and when you buy something it’s usually outdated by the time you get it home and out of the packaging. If you’ve ever committed to a kitchen design style only to find out that it’s no longer trending, we feel your frustration! You’ve spent months browsing the web, saving YouTube videos, and building Pinterest boards for nothing. Realizing that your dream kitchen theme made it to the out-of-trend list is a real punch to the gut. When it comes to the popular wall oven solution, we decided to offer a classic, timeless design with modern functions to future-proof your next kitchen remodel. We kept it simple. So, you don’t ever have to reimagine, re-pin, or restart your plans for a very long time. Dual wall ovens next to range top

A Simple, Modern Look

Your mother or grandmother may have had a single electric wall oven. But trust us when we say this is not your grandmother’s oven. THOR Kitchen’s 30 Inch Professional Self-Cleaning Electric Wall Oven is designed to be simple and effective while offering a timeless look. So bring on the ever-changing trends, this wall oven is future-proof. Designed with a stainless-steel exterior finish, you have an easy-to-clean surface that shines beautifully. And, the great thing about stainless steel is that it fits well with any design style. So, whether you have a modern, contemporary, traditional, elegant, or farmhouse kitchen, this wall oven could never look better. The idea of keeping things looking simple means hiding all the unsightly – yet necessary – pieces of an appliance. For example, the bake element. We all know that every electric oven has a bake element. Does that mean you have to see it? It sure doesn’t. This wall oven comes with a bake element that is hidden under the floor of the oven. This not only gives you a seamless look, but it also reduces the need to reach into those hard-to-reach crevices where food and spills like to gather. The result? Beauty that is easy to keep clean. Just because you have an electric wall oven doesn’t mean you have to have an appliance with unsightly buttons and knobs. This wall oven comes with a glass touch control panel that looks sleek and is easy to clean. Plus, the minimal aesthetic fits into any design style you’re currently into, whatever that may be.

Simple, Powerful Features

When you have a powerful appliance, it’s going to come with powerful features. The two just go hand-in-hand with one another. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the many features that come with THOR’s 30 Inch Electric Wall Oven, shall we?
  • Multiple Convection Modes. Convection baking allows for much faster cooking times and for the even circulation of heat thanks to the internal fan running continuously throughout the cooking time. Convection roasting surrounds the meat on all sides, similar to a rotisserie, sealing in the juices quickly for moist, tender results.
  • Large Oven Capacity. What use is an oven if it isn’t big enough to fit your food? With this wall oven, you’ll find a large 4.8 cubic foot capacity that’s ideal for everyday family meals as well as weekend and holiday feasts. You have the flexibility to create delicious dishes of all shapes and sizes.
  • Power and Control. You need an oven that can be flexible – and one that allows you to maintain power and control. When you need it to be strong and tough for family feasts, it will be. And, when you’re making a delicate gourmet dish, this oven can hold back giving you just the right amount of heat you need. This is all thanks to a 3500W top heater and 3000W bottom heater.
  • Self-Cleaning Function. To give your oven a long life, you need to take care of it. Oven maintenance should be part of your baking routine. But who has time for that? With the self-cleaning function, you get quick and efficient cleanup that helps the longevity of your oven.
  • Easy-to-Clean Interior. When you don’t want to do the deep cleaning of the self-cleaning function, but prefer to just wipe up some small drippage, you’ll be happy to know this blue enamel oven interior is designed for high-temperature resistance and is easy to clean.
  • White LED Display. LED lighting is not only energy-efficient, but it is also ideal for electronic displays. With this display, you’ll be able to read the time and function displays easily for a wonderful cooking experience.
Of course, we should also mention that this electric wall oven is CSA Certified, has two racks with six rack positions, and has multiple oven settings such as delay bake, delay start, keep warm, and Sabbath mode.

Future Proof Your Wall Oven Today

Committing to a kitchen design style comes with the risk of it becoming outdated someday. The real anxiety lies in the uncertainty of when it may become outdated. With the simple and modern yet timeless design of THOR Kitchen’s 30 Inch Professional Self-Cleaning Electric Wall Oven, you can future-proof this part of your kitchen to match any and all design trends in the years to come. Start by locating a THOR Kitchen dealer near you.

Creating a Professional Kitchen at Home

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If you’re interested in creating a professional kitchen at home, there are a few things to consider before you get started. There are a variety of ways you can approach this project.

In this article, we’re exploring a few ideas all about creating a professional kitchen at home.

Creating a Professional Kitchen at Home

Are you serious about cooking? Do you want to make the best, one recipe at a time? Whether you are a professional chef or just someone with a love of cooking, then you need to have a kitchen designed just for you.

Think about it – to be great at something, you have to have the proper equipment, right? Soccer players, video gamers, doctors, and even teachers have certain things they need to be the best at what they do. That means if you want to be a great chef or a baker, then you need to have a properly designed kitchen – and the right appliances.

Here’s how updating your kitchen appliances can help you create a professional kitchen at home.

Design the Proper Layout

When cooking or baking, you move around your kitchen a lot. For instance, you grab things from the refrigerator, then head on over to the countertop where you can chop, dice, and then throw your goodies on the stove. Next, you need to wash your hands again and head back over to the refrigerator and pantry to gather what you need to get the next dish started. It’s a constant level of movement throughout the kitchen.

Now, imagine if your kitchen had a layout that made this difficult. Or, imagine if adding another chef into the kitchen simply made maneuvering from one point to another a frustrating dance.

To have a professional kitchen, you need to design the proper layout – and this includes having what is known as the Kitchen Work Triangle. It means having an easy flowing space that foes between the refrigerator, the prep area, and the cooking area. When you design your kitchen around this concept, you allow yourself easy flow from one step of the process to the next.

Plus, you won’t have to worry about wasting time because everything will be close by! It’s the most simple and efficient design for those who are serious about their kitchen.

Organization is a Key Component

Just as your designed space is important, so is the organization of your kitchen. Keeping things organized furthers the idea of having a layout. You want things to flow. Imagine trying to cook a meal – and keep it from burning – when you can’t find the utensils you need to do so!

Create your at-home professional kitchen to include organization tools such as a system to hang your pots and pans, for instance, or a container to allow utensils to be readily available. In addition, don’t clutter your countertops with items that you don’t use regularly, such as your old panini maker or waffle iron. Instead, find a cabinet that offers you the space to store such items.

Keep in mind that organization does not just apply to your countertops and drawers, either. Keeping your refrigerator and freezer organized is very important. As you need to run and grab something quickly, you don’t want to have to stall and look for it. Throw out old leftovers, label everything, and keep the things in your refrigerator easily accessible.

Remember, everything in your kitchen should have a place – and it should always find its way back there when you are done using it. It is truly the only way you will ever know where things are while you are cooking.

Make Sure You Design for Space

If you are wanting this beautifully, functional kitchen to fulfill your cooking aspiration, then there is a good chance you will spend a lot of time here. And, this means you need space.

Your kitchen should be designed to allow for space that is needed. This should include having a space for your food prep, your storage, your cooking, and so on. Sometimes installing an island is a great way to get more space if your kitchen space allows for it.
Invest in the Pro-Style Appliances
Finally, you can have a great kitchen with lots of space and an incredible organization, but if you don’t have pro-style appliances, you simply can’t have a professional kitchen at home.

Not sure what a pro-style appliance is? Let us explain.

Pro-style appliances are designed with serious chefs in mind. They are high-quality, durable appliances that are able to handle the heavy use as you would find in a commercial kitchen – except they look beautiful in your residential kitchen.

Thor Kitchen has an array of pro-style appliances designed in stainless steel that will fit perfectly into your kitchen despite your design style. If a professional kitchen is what you want for your home, then you need these appliances, at a minimum:

1. Range

This should be either gas or dual fuel, for optimal performance. Consider Thor Kitchen’s pro-style dual fuel range. With the proper heating for each compartment ensures that your food will come out right each and every time.

2. Refrigerator

Your food needs to be maintained properly. And, you will want to make sure that you have enough space to keep your refrigerator organized. Invest in a professional style refrigerator that allows you access to both!

3. Dishwasher

With all the cooking and baking you will do in your professional kitchen, it is important to clean your dishes so that they are sterile and sanitized appropriately. Besides, the last thing you will want to do is wash dishes! Installing a pro-style dishwasher will allow you to load them up and walk away, knowing your machine will take care of the rest.

These are just the major appliances that you need. Though, the addition of a microwave, wine cooler, cooktops, and others are a great addition to a professional at-home kitchen.

A Final Tip for Creating Your Professional Kitchen at Home

Finally, consider adding a range hood to your professional kitchen at home. Heavy cooking can lead to many toxins being released into your kitchen – so keep your family healthy by providing clean air. Thor Kitchen has range hoods that are wall-mounted and install neatly under the cabinet.

Just as you would take any other hobby or joy in your life seriously, don’t you think it is time to take your love of cooking to a new level? Create your professional kitchen at home today with Thor Kitchen!

Important Kitchen Appliances in 2020

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It’s 2020 and there’s no better time to upgrade your kitchen with new appliances. Here are the most important kitchen appliances in 2020.

Whether you’ve been thinking about it for a while or you need to replace an old kitchen appliance, you’ll find a wide selection available today.

In this article, we’re taking a closer look at the most important kitchen appliances in 2020.

Important Kitchen Appliances Every Home Needs

You spend a lot of time in your kitchen. And, well, it is safe to say that you do a lot of things in your kitchen, too. You store your food and cooking items. You create delicious and healthy meals for your loved ones. You socialize with your friends. To put it simply, you regularly gather in the kitchen. Because of this, you could likely say that the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home, right?

If so, then the last thing you would want to put into your kitchen is an appliance that lacks. In other words, it lacks in quality. It lacks elegance. It lacks in its usefulness. And, it lacks in its efficiency among other things.

Why would you waste your money on lack? If you want to have a kitchen that makes your life run more smoothly, gives you peace of mind, looks fantastic – and also provides you with the best service out there – then you need these important kitchen appliances.

Here are the most important kitchen appliances every home needs.

Refrigerator

Have you ever considered what you would do without a refrigerator? How in the world would you keep your food fresh? How would you store leftovers? And no cold beverages or ice cream at home? Yikes! Well, thankfully, in 2020 we don’t have to worry about all those things. We have some magnificent refrigerators that can take care of all those things for us – and then some.

Here’s what you need – a stainless steel, French-door, a 4-door refrigerator from Thor Kitchen. Model Number HRF3603F is a 36-inch refrigerator in classic stainless steel. It is counter-depth which means it allows you to move freely around your kitchen without having anything protruding or appearing out of line. Plus, it comes with not two French doors, but four! That’s right – both the refrigerator and the freezer come with the easy-open split doors. This provides you with great views within the refrigerator and the bottom freezer.

This stylish refrigerator also comes with these great features:

  • Recessed handle for an even more sleek design.
  • Adjustable shelves that can be maneuvered easily to fit all your grocery items.
  • Automatic ice maker.
  • LED lighting for energy efficiency and a superb look.
  • Touch controls.
  • Multi airflow so the cold air can reach all areas of the unit.
  • Humidity-controlled drawers for storage.

Range

Ok, well now that you have a way of storing all of your grocery goods, you absolutely must have a way to cook them, right? You can only eat cold cut sandwiches and raw veggies so long before it gets boring. Face it – you need a range. And, not just any range – you need a range that will not only look good in your kitchen but also be of professional quality. And, of course, you want it to be able to handle your cooking needs. Perhaps you are someone who only cooks once or twice a week. Or, perhaps you cook large meals for your large family every day. Or maybe you fall somewhere in between.

Whatever your cooking (or baking) needs, Thor Kitchen has a range for you. Model Number LRG3601U is a 36-inch stainless steel gas range. This pro-style appliance combines the durability and quality of a professional range with that look and feel of a residential range. In addition, it has some wonderful features, such as:

  • A large 6 cubic foot oven capacity.
  • Commercial convection fan for even baking.
  • Six heavy-duty cast iron burners.
  • Black porcelain drip pan for easy cleaning.
  • Gray porcelain oven interior with white flakes.
  • Halogen oven light.
  • Three layers of glass on the oven window.
  • Bottom storage drawer.

Range Hood

If you have a range in your home, then you need a range hood. This is not an option. Every time you cook on that stove, you are releasing toxins, food particles, and other debris directly into your air space. Yes, the air that you – and your loved ones – are breathing in the kitchen. But, not only that – you also receive heat, moisture, and odors from food, too. Having a range hood, however, can clean that air, leaving you with nothing but the freshest every time you cook.

Range hoods work to either take that dirty air and, through a tunnel of ductwork, deliver the bad stuff outside. Or, for the ductless range hoods, it sucks the dirty air in, filters and cleanses it, then returns the fresh stuff to your kitchen.

Range hoods are most definitely an important kitchen appliance to have. And, thankfully, Thor Kitchen has an array of beautiful range hoods to choose from. Let’s be honest – they are large and sometimes they can appear to stick out in a kitchen, but they are necessary. So, you have to do what will work best – buy a range hood that looks as beautiful as the rest of the appliances in your kitchen so that everything flows. Who knows – you may even find your range hood to be a bit eye-catching. In fact, many people have used them as focal points in their design.

Here’s one you won’t want to miss:

Model Number HRH3605U is a 36 inch under cabinet range hood. This means that it fits directly above your range but installed underneath your highest cabinets. And, it comes with the following features:

  • Illumination- Two (2) 1.5W long-life, energy-efficient LED lamps
  • Blower- 900 CFM, One (1) 7 5/8″ round duct
  • Filter type- commercial type stainless steel baffle filters
  • Type/Finish- under cabinet range hood/ stainless steel

Conclusion

Now that you know more about the most important kitchen appliances every home needs, you can work toward creating your dream kitchen and enjoying the time you spend in the kitchen.

There are other appliances that are important for your kitchen, too, such as a dishwasher to help you conserve water while getting your dishes sanitized (see Thor Kitchen’s Model Number HDW2401SS). But, when it comes to the arteries that flow to and from the heart of your home, your refrigerator, range, and range hood are the most important.

Because quality matters and so does appearance, consider purchasing these professional-style appliances together so that they all flow in the same finish and will always be fully functional when you need them to be.

4 Pro Kitchen Appliances for the Modern Kitchen

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There’s a big difference between your average kitchen appliances and pro kitchen appliances.

If you’re looking to update your kitchen to a more modern style, you may be interested in exploring the benefits of upgrading to pro kitchen appliances.

In this article, we’re taking a closer look at 4 types of pro kitchen appliances.

Pro Kitchen Appliances for the Modern Kitchen

Are you looking to remodel your kitchen? Are you designing an entirely new kitchen? Or are you just looking for new appliances to spruce up your old kitchen?

Whatever your reason, it is important to know that all appliances are not created equal. There are some that can serve their purpose without many frills or the desired appearance. And, then there are those that go above and beyond.

Pro kitchen appliances give you all the benefits of an appliance, but at a durable, high-end, professional level. If you want to transform your kitchen from ordinary to extraordinary, then these are the appliances you should be seeking.

Thor Kitchen Dual Fuel Range

Imagine being able to cook delightful food in the best manner possible. With a dual fuel range, you get the answer to what professional chefs have been seeking – a gas stove with an electric range. These are the fuel-types that work best for each part of the range. Combining them in this dual-fuel appliance gives you the best of both worlds – even baking in the oven and precise cooking on the stovetop. What more could you ask for?

Plus, this stainless steel range comes with the following features:

  • Black porcelain drip pan on the cooktop
  • Heavy-duty continuous cast-iron cooking grates
  • Automatic re-ignition safety feature
  • Blue LED illuminated knobs
  • Stainless steel professional style
  • Blue porcelain oven interior
  • Two halogen lights
  • Commercial convection fan

Thor Kitchen Four-Door French Door Refrigerator

This 22.6 cubic foot professional refrigerator is stunning. It does not simply provide you with a refrigerator, but with an easy-to-maintain freezer, too. Both have French doors that open wide, allowing you to see everything stored inside – and keep it organized easily, too.

The stainless steel refrigerator comes with many features you won’t find with other refrigerators. These include –

  • An automatic icemaker.
  • No frost, which means you can rest easy.
  • Multi airflow.
  • Recessed handle for a sleek, smooth appearance.
  • LED lighting for energy efficiency.
  • Adjustable shelving so that your refrigerator can accommodate items of any size.
  • Drawers for easy organization. Six in the freezer, two in the refrigerator.
  • Touch controls for easy use.

Thor Kitchen Stainless Steel Dishwasher

You could always just handwash your dishes, but if you ever do any research, you will quickly learn that dishwashers are more energy-efficient, conserve more water, and provide more sanitary dishes in the end. And, that alone should persuade you that you need a dishwasher. Of course, not just any dishwasher will do.

You want one that is designed with professional durability in mind with an aesthetically pleasing look. And, Thor Kitchen has met those demands. Their 24-inch dishwasher comes with a lot of perks —

  • Delayed start with 1 – 24-hour pre-programming options.
  • Multiple filter system
  • 45 dB noise level ensures that you can carry on with life uninterrupted.
  • A smart wash system gets your specific load cleaned just how it needs to be.
  • Three spray arms with a jet sprayer helps to reach dishes in all corners of the dishwasher, giving them a thorough cleaning.
  • Removable utensil basket for added convenience.
  • Control lock for child safety.

Thor Kitchen Induction Cooktop

Whether you want another cooking option, a unique cooktop, or simply a newly-offered appliance, you will find a lot of benefits with an induction cooktop. These pro kitchen appliances cook your food using magnetic heat. The technology has been around for years around the world, but it is just now becoming known in the United States.

Induction cooktops can cook your food without getting hot. The heat transfers from under the surface directly to the pan. And, it is the fastest way to cook on a stovetop.

Ready for the features?

  • Five induction elements giving you ample space to cook.
  • Touch controls present you with a smooth, knob-free surface.
  • Independent boost for up to ten minutes.
  • Independent count down timer that can be used while cooking – or to meet other needs in your kitchen. The timer can run from 1 to 99 minutes.
  • Nine power levels so you are sure to get the right amount of heat every time.
  • Automatic safety switch-off and child lock because we know how important safety is in your home.
  • Residual heat indicator. However, keep in mind that this cooktop does not heat up the surface. But, just in case, the indicator light is there to keep you safe.

What Makes a Pro Kitchen Appliance?

So what is it exactly that determines whether an appliance is just a regular old appliance – or whether it is a pro kitchen appliance? What sets these appliances apart?

Some of the qualities professional kitchen appliances offer include the following:

  • Are considered to be part of the luxury class of appliances.
  • Bring a sense of commercial professionalism to a household kitchen.
  • Designed to be of professional quality and durability.
  • High-quality materials, such as stainless steel – and no plastic.
  • Endure heavy wear and tear, but they won’t show it.
  • Designed to match the design and style of the kitchen.
  • Easy to clean, organize, and maintain.

You regularly use your kitchen, whether for social reasons, cooking, or both. So, having appliances that you can count on and you know will always be in working order – without looking like they are heavily used – is what you are looking for. This is what pro kitchen appliances are created for.

Here’s an idea – if you want your appliances to all match, consider investing in an appliance suite. This is a collection of kitchen appliances that will match and look uniform in your kitchen. This investment can provide you with high-quality, professional appliances that you get the joy of using. Plus, it can increase the value of your home.

Conclusion

If you are in the market for new appliances, then you need pro kitchen appliances – you will not be disappointed in your choice. Thor Kitchen has so many pro kitchen appliances to choose from, such as ranges, range hoods, wine coolers, refrigerators, microwaves, and more. Now, all you need to decide is which appliance you want to purchase? Or how about getting them all in an appliance suite?

 

The Most Reliable Kitchen Appliances

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If you’re looking for the best kitchen appliances, it’s all about reliability. Here’s how to find the most reliable kitchen appliances for your kitchen.

In this article, we’re taking a closer look at some of the qualities you can expect from the most reliable kitchen appliances.

The Most Reliable Kitchen Appliances

It has been said that the kitchen is the heart of a home. Out of all the spaces you, your family, and your guests could mingle, the kitchen seems to be top on the list. It is often a space that wraps you in warmth and can feed your body and soul with delightful food and drink.

Let’s pretend for a moment that you have offered to host this month’s get-together. You’ve got an hour before your friends will start arriving – which gives you just enough time to get those tapas prepped and in the oven. What would happen if your oven decides it is too tired to bake? Or worse – your refrigerator decides to stop cooling? Not only will you have to deal with the last-minute change of plans, but you will also have to worry about getting your appliances repaired or replaced before your life can get back to normal.

When it comes to having a space that is always going to be ready to wrap you and your loved ones in warmth, you need reliable kitchen appliances.

What Makes a Reliable Kitchen Appliance?

If we have learned anything from the above it is that a reliable kitchen appliance is one that is working when we need it, right? We depend on our appliances. We are always under the assumption that they sit there and wait for us to walk into the kitchen and turn them on. But, truth be told, unless you have invested in a reliable kitchen appliance, then there truly is no guarantee.

So, what is it that sets reliable kitchen appliances apart from all others? Four traits: durability, ease of use, beneficial features, and the right brand.

Durability

Your kitchen appliances get used daily – some multiple times throughout a day. That means they need to be strong and durable enough to handle this heavy use. Unfortunately, not all appliances are created equal.

Professionally-styled appliances are often your best choice as they are designed with the professional chef in mind. They are meant to handle heavy kitchen use and possess the strength to do so. Of course, what they are made with plays a big part in the durability. For instance –

Appliances that are crafted using a stainless steel finish allow you comfort in knowing it is:

  • A durable surface that won’t buckle under the heaviest of use.
  • Free from corrosion and rust, which means it will always look great.
  • A germ-free surface since this metal is non-porous.
  • Incredibly easy to keep clean.

By combining other durable materials with this stainless steel, such as porcelain drip pans or continuous cast-iron burners, you have a complete package.

Ease of Use

Who has time for complicated appliances? You need to get a meal going and on the table – and some days you just don’t have a lot of time to do that. So, for the most reliable appliances – the ones that will always be there ready for you – you want them to be easy to use.

Simple and easy to use does not mean a basic appearance. Appliances can look phenomenal and still be user-friendly. Keep this in mind when searching for new appliances. Something that looks too sophisticated – with too many bells and whistles – may be more than you need. Besides, too many complications mean too many things that can go wrong. And that, well, would defeat the whole purpose of reliability, wouldn’t it?

Beneficial Features

Beneficial features? Yes, please! Who doesn’t love features on our appliances that can make life just a little bit easier? Remember – the most reliable kitchen appliances are designed with the chef in mind. This means that there will be features that can enhance your experience using them – without complicating anything.

Want some examples?

Refrigerator

  • A door alarm that let’s know your door has been left open, reducing the chance of spoiling food.
  • Moveable shelving to accommodate any size items.
  • LED lighting for energy efficiency.
  • A counter-depth refrigerator with recessed handles takes up less kitchen space, allowing you to maneuver around much easier.

Range

  • Dual fuel capabilities, allowing you to use the stove with case and the oven with electric for the best of both worlds.
  • A convection fan for even baking.
  • Porcelain oven interior and burner drip pan for easy cleanup after cooking.
  • LED lighting for energy efficiency.

Dishwasher

  • Delay start feature so you won’t forget to start it later.
  • Low volume to keep it from interrupting your family time.
  • Smart wash function to know just the level of wash required – which can also be energy efficient.
  • A removable utensil tray to make it more convenient to unload.

Microwave

  • One that installs over the range or under the cabinet keeps your counter space open.
  • Express start buttons save time.
  • A professional-grade handle as this is one of the most commonly broken items.
  • Charcoal filter to clean the air as you cook.

The Brand

You may be quick to believe that the brand of an appliance doesn’t mean as much as the appliance itself. But, the brand means a lot. Why? Because the name is what is behind the appliance that you purchase. The brand can tell you just how professional, how durable, how reputable that appliance is. Would you want to purchase an appliance solely on what it looks like rather than where it comes from?

If something goes wrong, will the company stand behind its appliance? If you have a question about your new appliance, do you care about the level of customer service you will receive?

The brand and its reputation can tell you a lot about the reliability of an appliance. At Thor Kitchen, we know how to build professionally-styled, reliable kitchen appliances – and we are always standing behind them with unmatched customer service.

Conclusion

As you head out on your quest for the most reliable kitchen appliances, keep these important factors – durability, ease of use, beneficial features, and brand name – in mind. The more you do, the happier you will be with your final purchase.

High End Kitchen Appliances You’ll Love

High-End Kitchen Appliances

Some of the most magnificent kitchens couldn’t look as good as they do if it were not for the appliances that they hold. In fact, when designing – or remodeling – a kitchen, the appliances you choose should be added as part of the design.

Here are several high end kitchen appliances you’ll love …

High End Kitchen Appliances You’ll Love

Take away the preconceived notion that an appliance is just an appliance. Of course, when it comes to the economical variety without any bells or whistles, you may quickly discard them as eyesores. But, have you ever truly looked at a high-end appliance? You know, one that looks like it is the focal point of a kitchen because it looks so stealthy and classy?

In this article, we’re taking a closer look at some of the high end kitchen appliances you’ll love.

Your High-End Kitchen Range

First up? The dual-fuel double oven stainless steel professional range designed by Thor Kitchen. This range has so many perks and so much style that it is bound to be the envy of all your friends and family. After all, imagine having the space to cook, say, dinner and dessert – at the same time – using different ovens on the same range. How awesome is that? And, with the ability to cook on the stove using gas heat and in the oven using electric heat, you know you are getting the best of both worlds.

Oh – and, did we mention that it all decked out in the shiniest stainless steel? It is a timeless piece that you won’t want to miss. Check out these other features:

  • Black porcelain drip pan on the stove top which allows for easy cleanup.
  • Heavy, durable continuous cast iron cooking grate, easily removed for cleaning so it always looks beautiful and new.
  • Blue LED illuminated knobs.
  • Blue porcelain oven interior – again, for easy cleaning.
  • Commercial convection fan for even baking.
  • Six burners and a griddle.

An Introduction to Induction

Have you ever heard of induction cooking? It has been around for quite a while but is more prominent over in Europe. In the U.S., induction cooktops are considered to be high end and are only found in the most updated, invested kitchens.

Induction cooking involves magnetic heat that transfers from underneath the surface of the cooktop to the pan directly. That’s right – it does not heat the cooktop. In fact, you can place a piece of paper towel between the pan and the burner and boil water. The paper towel would never burn, nor get hot.

A high-end induction cooktop means you can have a fast way to cook and always have a cooktop that is safe to touch. In addition, there is a big chance your cooktop may become the talk of the block – so be ready for it.

Thor Kitchen’s induction cooktop has 5 elements of different sizes so you have plenty of space to cook all your food. This 36-inch glass top also comes with the following features:

  • Touch controls for a sleek design.
  • Independent boost (for up to ten minutes) and timer
  • Cooking time independent of all other features. The timer can run form 1 to 99 minutes.
  • You will find 9 different power levels
  • An automatic safety switch
  • A residual heat indicator
  • And, a child lock for safety concerns

A Wine Collection to Impress

If you are seeking a high-end kitchen, then it will not be complete without the display of your wine collection. After all, there is a good chance you have your bottles stashed somewhere, right? That’s not the way to do it. If you want to impress, you need to display your wine right so that you may serve it right.

Thor Kitchen’s three-zone wine cooler gives you ample space to store your wine at just the right temperature. Not a wine drinker? No problem! This wine cooler can be used as an eclectic way to store your beverages, such as soda, water, and juices. It may also hold liquor bottles and beer.

With its beautiful design, you are surely adding something of value to your kitchen. Here are the features you won’t want to miss:

  • This is a freestanding unit that can actually be installed anywhere in your home that is most convenient.
  • Because beverages of all types – especially wines – have special temperature requirements, this wine cooler provides you 3 zones with 3 temperatures ranges.
  • The upper zone has temperature capabilities from 47-56°F
  • The lower zone cools at temperatures between 56-65°F
  • And, the specialized drawers provide temps at some of the coldest, between 34-50°F
  • This wine cooler is capable of storing a whopping 128 bottles of wine or 80 bottles of beer.
  • The outer finish is in shiny stainless steel that will match the other appliances in your kitchen.
  • Operating at a quiet noise level of 41db, you won’t ever hear it running.
  • Cooling system compressor powered cooling.
  • You won’t have to worry about frost build-up thanks to the no frost air circulating design.
  • And, for the nice touch that draws attention, blue LED interior lighting.

Ice, Please

Not everyone has their own ice machine. But, if you are seeking high-end appliances, then it won’t be complete without one. After all, ice is important for social gatherings and, if you don’t have a surplus, you may feel sort of silly.

Thor Kitchen’s 15-inch built-in ice maker can provide you with 50lbs of ice each day – and has storage for another 26.5 pounds of ice. Can you imagine it? Always ready to go when you need it. Plus, its stainless steel design allows it to blend in perfectly with your other kitchen appliances.

Conclusion

Whether you are designing a brand new kitchen or remodeling your old one, investing in high-end kitchen appliances is a great idea. They allow you to find enjoyment in using them – and they will even increase the value of your home in the future! What more could you ask for from your appliances?

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