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How to Upgrade to Pro Appliances

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Professional Appliances by Thor Kitchen

Want to take your cooking to a whole new level?

If you’re thinking about upgrading your appliances, there are a few things you need to know before you purchase. Here’s how to upgrade to pro appliances.

How to Upgrade to Pro Appliances

You spend a lot of time in your kitchen. In fact, it is likely one of the most popular rooms in your house. So, it is no wonder why you daydream of the upgrades and remodeling designs you could create from one end of the space to the other. And, one of the biggest ideas you have probably includes your appliances.

Giving up your current kitchen appliances and switching to newer, professional models can leave your kitchen looking refreshed and enticing. You may even decide you want to take up a new cooking class or have a party!

If you are ready to make the move, you are probably wondering how you go about upgrading. To help you with the switch, we’ve put together some tips for you.

Know Why You Need Professional Appliances

There are all sorts of appliances on the market. And, if you have ever done any shopping for them, you know that there are so basic models and then there are the high-end, professional models. So, when it comes to your kitchen, how do you know which you should have? How do you know if you should be upgrading to the professional appliances?

There are several reasons why so many people tend to make the switch – here’s a couple.

  • As we discussed above, new professional model appliances are more aesthetically pleasing than the cheaper models. If you tend to do much socializing in your kitchen, you will want it to look nice.
  • Professional-grade appliances can hold up longer and stronger than average appliances. If you do a lot of cooking, your higher-end appliances will continue to look nice despite the workload you put on them.
  • Upgrading your appliances is necessary if you are looking for performance. Technology is always changing. So, if you want to keep up with it – and you want to be able to experience all that is available, then it is time you upgrade.

Know Your Design Style

Your design style is going to determine the appliances you buy – assuming you want your kitchen to flow nicely. You can choose those that match your current design and kitchen theme. Or, you can take this as the perfect time to do some remodeling of your entire kitchen. After all, it is much easier to do everything all at once. This means your kitchen will only be out of commission one time – and it will be easier to get everything to fit well together.

The idea, however, is to know what your design style is – or will be – so you know how to match your appliances to it. For example, if you are a fan of appliances with a stainless-steel finish – which are incredibly popular today – then you know that they can be used in conjunction with many different design styles. These include modern, contemporary, elegant, industrial, and more.

Knowing what appliance will fit in with the overall vibe in your kitchen is important.

Review Your Options

When it comes to professional appliances, you’ve got options. There are many choices, whether you are seeking a professional cooktop, range, refrigerator, etc. You name it. And all professional grade appliances are not created equal.

When you are ready to upgrade, it is important that you take some time to determine what is available – and what would work best for you. Perhaps a stove with 4 burners suits you just fine. But, if you do a lot of cooking or you have a large family, a stovetop with 6 burners and a griddle may be a much better choice to meet your needs.

When you find what works for you, then it is time to get down to the details with sizing and measurements.

Choose Your Sizes and Take Measurements

Once you choose your appliance, it is important to make sure that it will fit. If you are not currently remodeling, please note that many larger models of appliances will not fit where your current one sits. Take this into consideration in case there is some remodeling that needs to occur.

And, don’t let this additional work deter you from upgrading. Many in the appliance and kitchen remodeling industry of very familiar with this situation and know ways to make it a smooth transition for you and your family.

Consider Upgrading All Your Appliances

If you want to upgrade to professional appliances – and you want to do it right – then you should consider upgrading all your appliances at the same time. The last thing you want is a kitchen full of mix-and-match appliances. And, even if they all have the same finish, such as stainless steel, it is very likely that there would be varying degrees of difference between shades, controls, and so forth.

Appliance suites are the perfect way to upgrade all of your appliances at once. By purchasing them as a package of, say 3, 4, or 5 appliances, you get all cosmetically matching appliances. And, of course, you get the chance to be free from failing appliances. What a way to ease your mind – and make your kitchen shine.

Related: 4 Piece Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances Package

Save Money by Upgrading

Yes, buying new appliances can be a bit costly. And, upgrading your current appliances may pain your bank account even more. But here is the good news – professional appliances are an investment. You don’t buy them often at all. And, by choosing pro models, you are getting sturdy, durable, and efficient appliances that will last for years to come. Not to mention that professional-style appliances are often the most energy efficient, thanks to the advanced technology used in creating them.

Conclusion

Upgrading your appliances to meet your needs and design can be refreshing and exciting. The best part is that it does not have to be a difficult task. Simply taking the time to choose which professional style appliances to incorporate into your kitchen is all you need to do to prove its very benefits for the needs of your family. Besides, investing in a space where your family comes together be just be one of the best investments you will ever make.

Pro-Style Appliances for Small Kitchen Spaces

Appliances for Small Kitchen Spaces

Just because you have limited space in the kitchen does not mean you have to limit the power in your kitchen.

Take a look at these beautiful pro-style appliances for small kitchen spaces.

Pro Appliances for Small Kitchen Spaces

You could have chosen the tiny amateur variety of appliances, such as a two-burner range or perhaps a small refrigerator. But who wants to give up normal appliances and a normal way of life just because your kitchen space is smaller than the Jones’?

Here is the good news you have been waiting for: it is absolutely possible to have professional style – and grade – appliances that will comfortably fit your small kitchen space.

You will not want to miss out on these!

HRF3602 French Door Refrigerator with Recessed Handles

Having a small kitchen means that it is very likely you’ve spent time with bruises and soreness thanks to bumping into the protruding handles of your appliances. This is no fun at all. Luckily, however, Thor Kitchen has designed a refrigerator with recessed handles. This makes it fit perfectly in a small space – providing a very smooth and flat surface.

In addition, this refrigerator has French doors. What does that mean for your small kitchen? It means that you don’t need to worry about having an extra wide space for one full-size door to open. Instead, it is split in half, requiring less space in front of the refrigerator.

This French Door refrigerator with recessed handles is your chance to have a full-size refrigerator without having to worry about the space.

HRT3003U 30-Inch Professional Gas Rangetop

No room for a full range? Not a problem at all. A range top is a perfect way to get the benefits of the range without the oven. If you have a wall oven or prefer to just have a stove in your small kitchen, then a gas range top is a perfect choice.

Many ranges offer you 30-in, 36-in, and even 48-in of required width space. And, often, the smaller you go, the more perks you lose. However, not with Thor Kitchen. This 30-inch professional gas range top offers you many benefits. For example, it comes with two front and two rear burners with a BTU range of 12,000 to 18,000. It is stainless steel with a cast iron grate that is easily removed for cleaning. And, a black porcelain drip pan. The high-quality control knobs allow safe and easy use of the burners.

Any small kitchen will look wonderful with this shining addition to the countertop.

HIC3001 30-Inch Induction Cooktop

One of the most common problems with small kitchens is that their ventilation is not the most admirable. So, doing much cooking can leave the space feeling hot, steamy, smelly, and nearly unbreathable.

When it comes to choosing a range or cooktop for the space, going with an induction cooktop can provide many great benefits. See, induction cooking does not produce the heat that normal gas or electric cooktops would – and it is all thanks to the induction cooking method.

For a small space, having the ability to cut down on the amount of heat that fills it can make this 30-in induction cooktop a great choice. Of course, it also provides you with four full-size burners and a digital control panel – which means no protruding knobs. What’s not to love?

HOR3001 30-Inch Over-the-range Microwave

Microwaves are quite a necessity for every kitchen. Whether you use them often or not, having the ability to quickly heat or re-heat something is a nice convenience. Unfortunately, though, for those with small kitchens, counter space a bit sacred. Choosing to give up counter space for a microwave may not seem worth it to you.

But what if you could hang your microwave above your range, cooktop, or countertop? This would not only allow you to benefit from having a microwave, but it would also not make you give up precious countertop space.

This Thor Kitchen microwave is the same width as the 30-inch cooktops, which could provide you with a very uniform look.

HDW2401SS 24-Inch Dishwasher

Who says just because you have a small kitchen that you should not be able to have all the bonus appliances? True, you may not have space for things such as an extra ice maker or wine cabinet, but nowadays, living without a dishwasher just doesn’t seem normal.

Thankfully, for your small kitchen, Thor Kitchen has created a 24-inch dishwasher that can give you all the benefits of not having to wash your own dishes. It comes with a sleek design that will fit flawlessly in any kitchen, despite the size. This dishwasher comes with top controls, meaning you won’t have any knobs or controls on the outside of the appliance. With the exception of a small handlebar, there are protruding pieces for you to bump into.

There is no need to worry, either. Using a dishwasher can cut down on the water usage and can properly sanitize your dishes. This professional style dishwasher does not lack in any quality. You can still fit all of your dishes easily for effective and efficient cleaning. And, because small space amplifies noises, this quiet machine has a delay start button so you can rest assured knowing that your dishes will be washed when the time is right for you.

Conclusion

Each of these appliances is designed with the utmost professional quality, as is standard for all of Thor Kitchen’s products. The size of the refrigerator, cooktop, microwave, range, dishwasher, etc. has nothing to do with the quality and professionalism that is displayed when added to your kitchen.

When seeking to add appliances to your small space, opt for those that have minimal protruding parts, such as knobs and handles. Simply by removing these, you can make your walkways seem wider and more open. And, of course, adding a touch of stainless steel can brighten up any small space.

It is time to take your small kitchen and turn it into your dream kitchen, don’t you think?

Photo by Becca Tapert

7 Professional Grade Kitchen Appliances to Get You Cookin’

couple cooking with professional grade kitchen appliances

Whether you currently love cooking, or you want to love cooking, you will be happy to know that having the right appliances can make a huge difference. Sure, you can cook on any type of stove. And, you can store your food in any type of refrigerator. But, having the professional kitchen appliances that are designed to give you the ultimate kitchen experience can make spending time in there that much more worthwhile.

Professional Grade Kitchen Appliances Make the Difference

If you enjoy cooking and appreciate the value of having the best ingredients at your fingertips when you cook, then you’ll appreciate the value of having professional grade kitchen appliances.

These appliances pack both beauty and brawn when it comes to modern design and technology, which work together to create the contemporary kitchen capable of serving your needs at any given time. Whether you’re interested the style and appearance or energy-efficiency and safer cooking environments, you won’t want to miss the following appliances.

Here are 7 professional grade kitchen appliances that make all the difference.

1. A 36-inch Dual Fuel Range

HRD3606U – 36 Inch Dual Fuel Range
Thor Kitchen HRD3606U – 36 Inch Dual Fuel Range

This professional grade range for your kitchen offers dual fuel for the optimum cooking experience. Because the best of the best chefs everywhere know that gas cooktops lead to better outcomes while even oven cooking with the use of electric heat is much more efficient.

The range comes in stainless steel, which is a great fit for just about any type of kitchen design. It also has 6 burners on the stove top and an electric broiler in the oven. Score!

2. A 36-inch Induction Cooktop

36 inch induction cooktop

Thor Kitchen 36 Inch Induction Cooktop – HIC3601

If you want to discover the latest trend in cooktops – and new joy for cooking – then you will want to learn about the many benefits of induction cooking. And, once you do, you’ll want this black induction cooktop.

Induction cooktops are easier to clean and maintain, heat food faster than any other method, and always remain cool to the touch. This model comes with 5 elements (burners), touch controls, and child safety features. Its sleek design makes it as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional.

3. A 48-inch Professional Gas Range

LRG4801U – 48 Inch Gas Range Double Oven
Thor Kitchen LRG4801U – 48 Inch Gas Range Double Oven

Do you do a lot of cooking, but get frustrated when you can’t fit everything you need to in the oven? If so, then you may need a second oven. And, don’t worry, it isn’t a far-fetched dream.

This 48-inch stainless steel gas range offers you two ovens – for double the kitchen fun. The first oven is 4.6 cubic feet, while the second is smaller, at 2.2 cubic feet. On top of these ovens, you will find six burners with heavy cast iron cooking grates. At the very bottom, you will find a large storage drawer, handy for those pans and cookie sheets.

This range and its durability mean that you can cook more in your kitchen without the worry of disrupting your appliances.

4. A 36-inch Professional Range Top

HRT3618U
Thor Kitchen HRT3618U – Professional 36 Inch Gas Range Top

Have a wall oven and need a range top? This six-burner stainless steel professional range top may be just what you need to get cookin’. After all, sometimes the delicate cooktops just can’t handle the ruggedness of your kitchen. If that seems to be your situation, then a range top may be a better option for your need.

This is a 36-inch built-in range top. And, the shininess of the finish makes it a perfect fit for nearly every kitchen style. It comes with burners that have heavy cast iron grates to stand up to the cooking methods in your kitchen. Plus, these grates are removable for easy cleaning.

With features, such as extra low simmer and the ability to transform it into a gas range top, it won’t take you long to realize it is your favorite appliance to cook your favorite meal.

5. A 36-inch Professional Gas Range

LRG3601U – 36 Inch Professional Gas Range
Thor Kitchen LRG3601U – 36 Inch Professional Gas Range

If you don’t have a wall oven and you find yourself needing a full range, this is a perfect fit for most kitchens. Its standard size and beautiful stainless steel finish allow it to fit in and flow nicely.

Bakers will especially love this range. It has a 6.0 cubic foot oven with a commercial grade convection fan. That means your food will always be cooked evenly no matter where it is placed inside. Plus, there are 6 stove top burners.

The heavy-duty cast iron grates make this a durable appliance for any kitchen.

6. A 30-inch Microwave

HOR3001 – 30 Inch Over the Range Microwave
Thor Kitchen HOR3001 – 30 Inch Over the Range Microwave

Sometimes you just need something more than a range or a stove top to get you cooking. In this case, it is a 1.7 cubic foot microwave.

Whether you just need to heat up something quickly like steaming a bag of frozen veggies or you are teaching your kids how to cook a simple meal – safely – a microwave is a necessity in every home. And, this one, in stainless steel, makes a nice addition.

The best part is this microwave comes with so many perks, such as sensor cooking, eco mode, softening options, defrost options, and more. And, the fact that it gets installed over your range or range top makes it conveniently located without taking up your counter space.

7. A French Door Refrigerator

Black Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator – HRF3602BS

Thor Kitchen Black Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator – HRF3602BS

Why a refrigerator? Because you can’t do all that cookin’ unless you’ve got the food to do it. And, what better place to store your food than a trendy black stainless steel French door refrigerator with recessed handles.

This refrigerator is smooth and sleek, making it a beautiful addition to any kitchen. It offers a lot of room for storing and organizing. In fact, it has 22.5 cubic feet of space for you to use. The two drawers on the bottom offer convenient freezer storage which makes organization a breeze.

Movable shelving, multiple drawers, and more provide you with a refrigerator that will keep your food items cold and fresh until you are ready to get cooking. And, the easy-to-clean surface will keep your refrigerator looking like new.

Conclusion

Having a kitchen equipped and ready to cook can entice just about anyone to get cooking. These Thor Kitchen appliances are well-designed for your ultimate kitchen experience. Find what entices you to cook – and get it. Then, get ready to whip up some goodness with your new appliances.

Photo by Mantra Media

Range Top vs. Cooktop: Which One is Right for You?

Range top vs. Cooktop

Whether you are remodeling your kitchen, or you are designing a brand new one, you will need to consider the appliances you need. Along with the necessities such as a refrigerator, you are either going to need a range or a cooktop to cook on.

Will you choose a range top or cooktop?

Because appliances can be an investment, it is important that you know what you want before you make your purchase. To help you out, we’ve decided to break it down for you.

Discover the differences in this range top vs cooktop comparison and make your purchase with confidence.

Range Top vs. Cooktop

In this comparison between the range top vs cooktop, you will discover the similarities and differences between these two kitchen applications.

Both range tops and cooktops are designed to save space, as neither feature an oven. These are great options for homeowners who have built-in ovens somewhere in their kitchen. If you’re interested in installing a cooking appliance in an island, the range top or cooktop may be the best option.

So, what’s the difference? 

The biggest differences between a range top and cooktop relates to the control features and installation method.

A range top often features similar dimensions as a full range, without the oven below. This allows you to install the range top above drawers or cabinets in your kitchen. A cooktop is similar in the way you can install it above drawers or cabinets, but it features controls on the top of the appliances. Because of this feature, cooktops are often installed into a portion of your counter that’s been removed, providing countertop on all four sides of the appliances. 

The Pros of a Range Top

Range tops offer some perks you may be interested in.

  • Range tops are built into your countertop in a space that is cut to fit it.
  • Range tops are sturdy and can handle heavy use.
  • Range tops can either be powered by electric or gas.
  • Range tops have knobs and controls on the front, which come in handy when trying to manage your cooking with multiple items on the burners.
  • Range tops generally have more cooking space than other choices.
  • Range tops typically come with more professional features than others of its kind on the market.

The Cons of a Range Top

As with anything good, there will also be a few drawbacks. Although, the cons of the range top are merely based on personal choice. As for an appliance, you will find that range tops are wonderful, but there are a few things to consider.

  • The front knobs and controls of the range top may pose a safety concern in a home with small children.
  • Depending on the size of your kitchen, range tops may seem too large and bulky.
  • Because range tops often reach back to your wall, they require a backsplash as a protectant.
  • Range tops are installed in your countertops, requiring you to but the space between the countertop to fit the range.

The Pros of a Cooktop

Cooktops have a few pros themselves that make them a popular choice among many people.

  • Cooktops can come in electric, gas, or induction cooking methods.
  • Cooktops are generally smaller than their range top counterparts. This means that they take up less space in your kitchen.
  • The knobs and controls of cooktops are found on top of the unit. This allows an increased level of safety since they are more difficult for young kids to reach.
  • Cooktops are installed in your countertop. Space is cut and the unit is dropped in. The entire unit is on top of the counter.
  • Cooktops are often easier to clean.

The Cons of a Cooktop

And, of course, there are a few drawbacks to choosing a cooktop.

  • If you do heavy cooking, your cooktop may not give you as much room or space to move around.
  • The controls on your cooktop may be more difficult to reach if you have pots and pans cooking.
  • Cooktops are smaller than range tops and may hinder you if you are cooking a large feast.
  • Cooktops often come with less professional features than range tops do.

What to Consider When Making the Purchase

So what did we learn? In a nutshell, range tops are going to require more space but they are perfect for those who do a lot of cooking and want the normal grates and feeling of a stove top. On the other hand, if space, efficiency, and simple is what you are after, then a cooktop may be your ideal appliance.

When determining which one is right for your kitchen before you waste your money, consider the following:

  • The size of your kitchen is going to have a great impact on which one you choose. You will need to determine the space available and how much of it you are willing to give up.
  • Determine the amount of cooking you typically do. For example, if you have a large family or you typically have many dinner parties, you are going to need something hefty, sturdy, and large to withstand your level of use.
  • Are you looking for electric, gas, or induction?
  • Will you use the many professional features that come with a range top? Or do you prefer something more simple for your needs?

Getting a new appliance for your kitchen is always exciting. However, it is important to remember that appliances are not the type of item you buy on a whim. They require installation and space, in addition to the purchase itself.

Take the time to review the pros and cons of this range top vs cooktops comparison and make an educated determination on which would be the best choice for your kitchen.

How to Decorate a Kitchen with Black Appliances

The appearance of your kitchen appliances often determines how you decorate your kitchen. In light of the popularity of black stainless steel, we thought it might be helpful to share some ideas regarding darker appliances.

Here’s how to decorate a kitchen with black appliances.

How to Decorate a Kitchen with Black Appliances

How to Decorate a Kitchen with Black Appliances

Kitchens have gone through many changes over the years. From appliances in the color of pea soup and bring pink kitchen cabinets to linoleum and appliances with wooden accents, there has been a world of the rainbow in between. Thankfully, however, in 2019 these fads are behind us.

Trending today is black stainless steel appliances. And, decorating your kitchen with them leaves you with a ton of options.

Are you ready to infiltrate your kitchen with black appliances? Let’s take a minute to check out the options you have to decorate your kitchen.

Determine Your Style

Black appliances can just about fit into any style. The dark color fits well in contrast with the dark wood cabinets, floors, and countertops of an elegantly styled kitchen. For those who prefer a more modern touch, you will be happy to know that black appliances are trending right now – and becoming ever increasingly so. This means that you will find them more and more in modern kitchen designs without the fear of having an outdated look.

Simple, contemporary design styles also work well with black stainless steel appliances. The sleek look offers an amazing addition to the kitchen. The will flow seamlessly from one end of your kitchen to the next.

Perhaps the best part about decorating with black appliances is the fact that they can go with just about any color. Just like a black suit or dress, black appliances can be paired up – and make the contrasting color pop. This opens many doors for your design ideas to flow through. Where will they take you?

The Kitchen Walls

The walls of your kitchen are there to give it a defined space. They separate it from the rest of your house so that the kitchen has a designated area to call its own. In other words, these walls are important. Having them flow well with your black appliances is even more important.

You have a couple of options when it comes to what you choose for your kitchen walls. If you are looking for a color that will complement the darkness of your black appliances, then you may want to consider the following: a light yellow, a crisp white, a soft beige, or a light grey. These are neutral colors that won’t take over for there the rest of the kitchen has a voice.

Choosing to paint your walls a soft, neutral color means that you have a chance to get a little wild with things such as the backsplash. Whether you choose to add a backsplash behind your sink, your stove, or in multiple areas, you can choose something that is bold and stands out if you wish. This will add color and character without going overboard. Pro tip: If you are looking to add a bit of cool to the dark appliance, add light colors in your backsplash. If you’d prefer to add warm tones to the appliances and give the kitchen a warmer feel, consider a backsplash using golds and yellows.

The Kitchen Floors

You may walk on your floors, but they are still an important part of your kitchen. And, there are so many choices available to you these days. Here are a few examples:

  • If you are decorating your kitchen with black appliances in a modern way, consider a black and white palette and go with dark floors. Black, wood-paneled floors will likely give you the look you are going for. Make sure it has a high-gloss finish if you are looking to gain a contemporary look.
  • Brown, wide-plank, wood-paneled floods are a great option for those seeking a more traditional or elegant kitchen.
  • Natural stone flooring is another option that gives your kitchen space a natural, earthy feel. If you are looking for tranquility and peace, then this may work for you.
  • Feeling a bit nostalgic? What could go better in a kitchen with black appliances than black and white checkered flooring? This timeless look is fun and vibrant – and sure to make people want to hang around your kitchen a bit longer. Plus, it looks great with black appliances.

The Kitchen Cabinets

When it comes to decorating your kitchen with black appliances, the cabinets are likely the most attention-worthy item for you to focus on. Why? Because most appliances are installed directly within the cabinet area. This means that there is a hard comparison between the two immediately when you walk into the kitchen.

  • White cabinets always work well with black appliances. Those white cabinets with chrome handle and pulls works even better. It will give your kitchen a modern or contemporary look.
  • If you prefer a more traditional or warm kitchen appearance, then consider choosing dark cabinets and cupboards, such as those in cherry wood or any type of dark wood.
  • Black cabinets can give your kitchen a dark and sleek appearance. This can definitely take a modern feel.

The Kitchen Countertops

Lastly, choosing the right countertop is important for your kitchen. Black appliances need special attention when designing and decorating. And, quite honestly, your countertops are a large part of your entire kitchen.

You want your countertop to enhance your black appliances, of course. But you also need to make sure it is functional for your needs. Spending a large amount of money on a specific granite countertop that isn’t going to hold up to your needs, then it could be a waste of money.

Perhaps choose a butcher-block or laminate type countertop in a color that will complement your appliances, cabinets, floors, and walls. This type of countertop is family friendly and can handle the daily use that comes its way without damage.

Conclusion

Now that you know how to decorate a kitchen with black appliances, you are ready to start brainstorming ideas.

Will you choose a modern design, traditional, or something completely different? Black appliances open the doors to a whole new world of kitchen design.

10 Must Have Kitchen Appliances for 2019

Thinking about updating your kitchen for the new year? Before you do, you may want to consider which appliances you plan on updating.

In this article, you will discover the ten must have kitchen appliances for 2019.

Must Have Kitchen Appliances

Must Have Kitchen Appliances

You spend a lot of time in your kitchen. Even when guests come over, for some reason, everyone ends up in the kitchen. They say it is the heart of a home. It is where your family and friends find nourishment – and encouragement. Delicious meals are made in the kitchen, and memories too.

It is safe to say that your kitchen is a very important part of your home, isn’t it? So, when it comes to creating the space, you want it to be functional, safe, efficient, and welcoming. All of this rolled into one amazing kitchen. Believe it or not, it is possible.

Once you come up with your design, there are some things that every kitchen must have – including yours: Appliances. After all, what is a kitchen if you can’t cook in it?

You will need a refrigerator, freezer, oven, stove, range hood, dishwasher, microwave, and perhaps even a wine cooler and ice maker. Although this is the most important part of putting your kitchen together, the number of appliances to choose from can make it a daunting task. To make it easier, we have put together a list of the 10 must have kitchen appliances for 2019.

1.Black Stainless Steel Gas Range

This 36-inch professional-grade gas range can handle a lot of cooking, and it looks nice, too. Black stainless steel is increasing in popularity and becoming very trendy to have. This gas range comes with 6 cast iron burners and an oven capacity of 5.2 cubic feet. It is designed with blue porcelain inside and soft blue LED lighting on the controls.

This black stainless steel gas range is the perfect addition to any kitchen.

2. Stainless Steel Dual Oven Gas Range

If black stainless steel isn’t your cup of tea, then perhaps traditional stainless steel is. This 48-inch professional gas range is perfect for those who do a lot of cooking or a lot of entertaining. It is beautiful as well as incredibly efficient.

This range has 6 cast iron burners and a griddle for added convenience. In addition, there are two ovens – one larger than the other. The first oven is 30-inches and has 4.2 cubic feet of space with a convection fan. The second is 18-inches and has 2.5 cubic feet of oven space. Both offer a blue porcelain interior.

3. Stainless Steel Dishwasher

Dishwashers aren’t a “necessity” for a kitchen. But they do make things a lot easier – and are more energy efficient than doing dishes by hand. This dishwasher is aesthetically pleasing and offers a lot of bonuses, including delay start, four sprayer arms, smart wash system, and a built-in multiple filter system.

4. Black Stainless Steel 4-Door Refrigerator

If you are looking for a new and trendy refrigerator, then you won’t want to miss this one for your kitchen. Again, it is black stainless steel and has French doors. The freezer compartment is broken down into two drawers, which is great for staying organized.

The best part of this refrigerator is the recessed handles. It gives the refrigerator a sleek, fresh look that you will want for your kitchen. In addition, it has a door alarm,an ice maker, silver interior for the freezer, and adjustable temperature control.

5. Stainless Steel Microwave

Save counter space with this over-the-range microwave oven. This 30-inch model is the perfect size to install and save valuable counter space. It offers a pleasing appearance and such perks as sensor cooking, quick start, eco mode, express cook, and it comes with a charcoal filter. It even has settings for defrosting food items and softening others.

Every house needs a microwave, whether you use it often or not. It is a great backup to have for your kitchen cooking needs.

6. Stainless Steel Dual Fuel Range

This 36-inch professional-grade range is perfect for serious chefs. There is a great preference for electric heating for the oven and gas for the stove. It is all about the efficiency and heating methods of each. For those who want the best of both worlds, this range is for you.

It comes in timeless stainless steel and has a 6-burner stove top that runs on gas. The oven – and included broiler – use electricity for thorough cooking.

7. Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator

This is a classic refrigerator that offers a look that fits so many designs. With handled-French doors and two drawers for the freezer, you will be sure to find a place for all your perishable goods.

It comes equipped with an ice maker, humidity controlled produce drawers, chiller drawer, retractable shelving design, and four gallon-storage bins. They have thought of everything with this refrigerator.

8. Stainless Steel Gas Range Top

Are you looking for a gas range top for your kitchen counter or island? Sometimes you don’t want the whole range – just the stove top. If that is you, then this one is for you. It is heavy duty with 6 cast iron burners and a black porcelain drip pan.

9. Three-zone wine cooler

Are you a wine drinker? Do you often entertain? If so, then perhaps this is for you. This three-zone wine cooler lets you designate the proper storage temps for all your favorite vino. It has a capacity for 128 bottles of wine and 80 bottles of beer. Its sleek, it’s classy, and its LED lighting make it fit perfectly in any trendy kitchen.

10. Built-in Stainless Steel Ice Maker

Every kitchen needs an ice maker. And, for some, the one that comes in your freezer just isn’t enough. This perfect-for-entertaining ice maker makes up to 50lbs of ice every day. It is easily accessible, and it fits right under your countertop. The best part is the reversible door (to swing right or left) makes it perfect for anywhere in your kitchen.

Conclusion

What appliances will you add to your kitchen in 2019? Don’t be left behind. Snag up some of these stainless steel and black stainless steel appliances for the heart of your home.

The Best Kitchen Appliances for Modern Kitchens

If you’re interested in creating a kitchen featuring a sleek modern design, there are a few things you should consider when selecting your kitchen appliances.

In this article, you will discover the best kitchen appliances for modern kitchens and what makes them stand out.

Best Kitchen Appliances

Best Kitchen Appliances for Modern Kitchens

Choosing your kitchen appliances can either make or break the look you are going for. Your design style will determine what type of kitchen appliances you include to achieve the desired look. Not taking the design into consideration can leave you with a mess of jumbled up colors, textures, and looks – which may result in a very chaotic appearance.

To avoid this situation, let’s take a look at the best kitchen appliances for a modern kitchen. This is a popular design style and, if it is something you are interested in, you won’t want to miss these appliances.

The Range

When it comes to cooking in your modern kitchen, you are going to need a stove and oven. This combination comes together in a wonderful range – and in several sizes – so you will be sure to get one that meets your needs.

You have several options here, including classic gas ranges and dual fuel ranges.

Related: What is a dual fuel range?

One of the best ranges for your kitchen is the Thor Kitchen Stainless Steel 48-in Professional Dual Fuel Range. The reason why? First, the size of this range works well for those who like to cook a lot and tend to need more space. It comes with 6 burners and a griddle on the stove top. The range is fueled by gas for easy cooking.

This range comes with two ovens, one regular and the other convection. Both ovens use electricity, rather than gas, so you can enjoy even cooking throughout.

This dual fuel range offers you the best of both worlds at a size that is just right.

Learn more: HRD4803U 48 Inch Professional Dual Fuel Range in Stainless Steel

The Range Hood

Range hoods have become the main focal point of the modern kitchen. These kitchen appliances provide the ventilation needed to ensure potentially harmful fumes are quickly removed or filtered from the air in your kitchen and beyond.

What is a range hood?

Range hood offers filters that remove heat, odors, grease, and other pollutants from the air. It has lighting to help you see better while cooking, a timer for an automatic shut off, and even allows you to wash its filters in the dishwasher. The best part is, with its sleek and timeless stainless steel, it looks good, too.

If interested in installing a range hood in your kitchen, you will want to decide what style you prefer. The two main types of range hoods include wall mount range hoods and under cabinet range hoods.

Related: 4 Benefits of a Stainless Steel Under-Cabinet Range Hood

Both provide the ventilation needed, so it’s really up to your preference. Either style will complete the modern kitchen style you hope to create.

Dishwasher

Every kitchen needs a dishwasher, and that includes your modern kitchen. Having a sleek dishwasher in stainless steel that will do its job without being noticed is the best fit for your space.

If you’re looking for a dishwasher featuring a modern touch, consider the benefits of top control dishwashers. This provides all the controls on the top of the dishwasher as you open it, which elegantly hides the controls from the front facing surface of the dishwasher.

The Thor Kitchen 24-inch dishwasher offers you exactly that. This appliance is a must-have for your kitchen space, as it has top controls and a smooth front with a stainless steel finish, which fits nicely with your clean angles.

The delay start wash comes in handy, too, for a nice wash after you have left the kitchen – not to mention all the other bonus perks that come with this dishwasher, such as its petite sizing and numerous wash settings.

Refrigerator and Freezer

As one of the largest appliances in your kitchen, the refrigerator is something to consider when striving for a modern design.

There are a couple of types of refrigerators, including those that command attention and those that hideaway.

Freestanding refrigerators are one of the most popular selection, as these provide ample space to store food for the whole family. On the other hand, undercounter refrigerators are more discrete, offering a sleek design that doesn’t command too much attention.

If there is an appliance that seems to be necessary for a kitchen, it is likely the refrigerator and freezer. This combo keeps your perishable food items safe and keeps your beverages chilled, too. If you are looking for the best available refrigerator to fit your modern kitchen, then you won’t want to miss Thor Kitchen’s French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel.

It’s big, it’s sleek, and its metal finish is everything you need. Plus, all these bonuses – check out what this appliance gives you:

  • A freezer split into two large drawers. This not only helps with organization, but it is also very aesthetically pleasing.
  • Two large humidity controlled drawers keep your fruits and veggies healthy.
  • An automatic ice maker is almost a necessity these days.
  • Retractable shelving makes it easy to deal with large items, such as gallon jugs and other tall items.

And those are just a few of the perks of this refrigerator, making it the best choice for your modern kitchen.

Microwave

Microwaves come in handy with things that can cook quickly, handing your defrosting, helping the kids make their own meals or snacks, and the like. A microwave is always something is good to have, even if you don’t use it every day.

If you’re not interested in installing a range hood, over the range microwaves are a perfect fit for space over the range.

Related: 30 inch over the range microwave 

Thor Kitchen’s microwave that installs right over your range. This professional looking microwave comes with sensor cooking, quick start buttons, easy defrost and easy soften buttons, and so much more.

The Best Extras

A modern kitchen doesn’t just stop there with its appliances; there are others that can add to the ambiance, the beautiful look, and design of your space. Plus, these extras can add to the functionality of your kitchen:

A wine cooler and an ice maker.

A wine cooler, such as Thor Kitchen’s single-zone wine cooler, can offer the perfect place to store up to 40 bottles of your favorite wine. With a clear glass door and wooden shelves, it offers a modern and beautiful touch to your kitchen.

As for the ultimate kitchen appliance for your modern kitchen, you are going to love this ice maker. Thor Kitchen has created a built-in ice maker capable of giving you 50lbs. of ice every single day. If you are one who likes to entertain or simply loves your ice, then this is a perfect addition to your kitchen. The fact that it comes in stainless steel and fits flawlessly among your other appliances is an added bonus.

Conclusion

When creating your modern kitchen design, don’t leave anything out. Go above and beyond to give yourself a wonderful modern kitchen with all the perks. These best kitchen appliances in stainless steel won’t let you down.

Trending: Black Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances

Black Stainless Steel

We all love stainless steel appliances. They are incredibly versatile when it comes to looks and designs. They can fit an elegant design theme and a contemporary and traditional theme, too. They look classy and they stand out as a more high-end version of appliances compared to others on the market.

Until now.

The latest trend in appliances is black stainless steel. This is the same great metal that stainless steel presents itself as, just a different finished look.

Let’s take a deeper look into this new trend – and see if it may be the next choice in appliances for your kitchen.

The benefits of black stainless steel

Well, to begin with, stainless steel is a wonderful metal that can offer you appliances that are durable, as well as free from rust and corrosion.

But, what about black stainless steel, and does it offer the same perks?

Let’s take a look!

Some of the benefits that you will find with black stainless steel include the following:

  • Durability
  • Fingerprint resistant
  • Black stainless steel blends well with stainless steel
  • It combines the dark appearance homeowners love, with a modern touch

It is a durable choice for kitchen appliances. It is strong and resistant to rust and corrosion. This means it will hold up over time – especially in heavily used kitchens.

It is fingerprint resistant. A common complaint amongst owners with stainless steel appliances, manufacturers ensure black stainless steel will give you a smudge-free, fingerprint-free finish.

HRF3602BS 4-Door Black Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator - Thor Kitchen

HRF3602BS French Door Refrigerator in Black Stainless Steel
(coming soon)

It blends well. You don’t have to have all black stainless-steel appliances. You can mix them between black and regular and they should still maintain the overall flow of your kitchen.

It is in demand. It’s new – so it is not as common. Having appliances in black stainless steel puts you in a special, elite, category.

What should you look out for?

With all of these good things, there is bound to be some negatives when it comes to black stainless steel, right? To be honest, the cons are very minimal. The biggest being that the finish varies.

HRG3080-BS 30 inch Professional Gas Range in Black Stainless Steel

Unlike regular stainless steel, black stainless-steel appliances come in varying shades – and it may be very noticeable. If you are one who likes to piece shop among brands, you may find a very mixed bag of black finishes in your kitchen.

Your best bet when it comes to selecting black stainless-steel appliances for your kitchen is to purchase an appliance suite. Or, at the very least, stick to the same manufacturer.

Caring for black stainless steel

One of the benefits of this black stainless steel appliance trend is how easy they are to clean. You don’t need any special “stainless steel” products to get them clean and free of smudges. In fact, as mentioned above – they don’t even show fingerprints or smudges.

When it comes to cleaning, you can either simply use a soft, dry cloth. Or, for tougher jobs, you can use a soft cloth with warm, soapy water. Wipe it down and then dry it off. It is that easy.

HRG3618-BS 36 inch Professional Gas Range in Black Stainless Steel

Because these appliances are made from a black coating over stainless steel, there is a chance that they could be nicked or scratched. Most manufacturers offer touch-up paint that can be used to correct the damage. Make sure, however, that you purchase this only from the manufacturer to be sure the colors match.

What design types does it fit?

Believe it or not black stainless steel will fit in with most design types. In fact, you may find that they fit in kitchens where regular stainless steel would not.

HRG4808-BS 48 inch Professional Gas Range in Black Stainless Steel

Perhaps it is their matte finish that allows them to look trendy and neat, but not bright and shiny – and overly eye-catching.

  • Painted cabinets are a common trend in kitchens. Due to the finish of black stainless steel appliances, they fit well with these painted cabinets.
  • Black and grey fit very well together. In today’s kitchens, grey is a common color, whether in flooring, walls, countertops, or cabinets. This is a common color scheme in modern and contemporary-designed kitchens. This would mix well with black stainless steel appliances.
  • Farmhouse or rustic designs are perfect for black stainless steel. They are designed with history and tradition in mind. When you throw in bright, stainless steel appliances, it can throw off the entire look.
  • Deep wood cabinetry is beautiful. The earth tones offer a calming, naturistic feel to the kitchen. When adding bright metal appliances, you nearly destroy the vibe altogether. However, black stainless steel will blend nice and easy.
  • Elegant or Victorian-era design schemes often come with bright golden metals. This may be the case for plumbing fixtures, cabinet knobs and pulls, or even light fixtures. While silver and gold do, on occasion, flow well with one another, that is not necessarily the case for your kitchen. Mixing stainless steel with gold or bronze can lead to overkill. You will find, though, that black stainless steel provides a neutral space for these golds to shine.

Is it as timeless as stainless steel?

Stainless steel has been around for a very long time. And, quite honestly, it is still a very sought-after choice for appliance finishes. For good reason – it looks good and it is versatile. But, now we’ve got a new player in the game: black stainless steel. Will it be able to hold up as well as its silver sister?

It seems so. After all, it is nearly as versatile as stainless steel. Plus, with its claim of a smudge-free, fingerprint free finish, mothers everywhere are cheering. This trend just may find itself growing in popularity among young families.

Final thoughts

Black stainless steel doesn’t seem to be a trend that will fade anytime soon. It offers a nice finish that can fit into many existing kitchens – as well as those that are being remodeled. It is durable with a sweet look that is only going to grow in popularity. The more people see these appliances, the more likely the trend will be to grow.

Will you be adding black stainless steel appliances to your kitchen?

6 Luxury Kitchen Appliances for the Elegant Kitchen

Luxury Kitchen Appliances

Are you ready to enjoy your kitchen with some upgrades? You deserve a kitchen of luxury and grace. Your kitchen is where you cook for your family, help the kids with homework and projects, and bake cookies for your neighborhood festival. How about a little something for yourself?

There are a few luxury kitchen appliances that will make your kitchen pop with pizazz, but they will also make your life a little bit easier. Before you make the final decisions on your future kitchen upgrade, consider these six luxury kitchen appliances.

1. Ice machine

There is nothing more refreshing than a tall glass of ice water. Of course, any ice-cold beverage tastes delightful. This includes those frosty blended beverages, such as strawberry daiquiris and frozen margaritas. When it comes to hosting a get-together or party, what is often the first thing to disappear? The ice! Typical ice makers cannot usually keep up with the demand. Buying ample bags at the nearest convenience store can have you juggling your ice while figuring out a storage crisis.

Adding an ice maker to your upgraded kitchen can be a refreshing change. The Thor Kitchen HIM1555BLK 15in Built-in 50lbs Ice Maker in Stainless Steel will make you 50 pounds of ice each and every day.

2. Wine cooler

Are you a wine connoisseur or do you just like to have a glass with dinner occasionally? Either way, having a wine cooler in your upgraded kitchen can be a nice touch. It gives you a proper – and lovely – space to store your wine. It also provides you with more counter or cupboard space, since your wine now has its own place to go.

Wine coolers offer the perfect storage place for your wine. This is especially true if you take your wine collection seriously. It is stored with nominal humidity, perfect temperature, and horizontally positioned to keep the cork from drying out. There is no movement or other vibrations to disrupt the chemistry of the wine.

3. Dual fuel range

Are you an avid chef or baker? If so, then you know that there are certain fuels that work best for certain items. For example, using gas for the stovetop is often preferred over electric. This is because gas burners shut the heat off immediately and don’t result in continued cooking. Also, gas stoves can be used when the power is out. Ovens are often preferred to be electric for more even, thorough baking.

You don’t need to choose between one or the other. Thor Kitchen offers an array of dual fuel ranges that can give you the best of both worlds: the stoves are gas, the ovens are electric. So, no matter what you are cooking or baking, it will be the best version of itself. Our stainless steel dual fuel ranges come in a variety of sizes and designs, so you can be sure to find one you love.

4. French door refrigerator

Imagine having space within your refrigerator and freezer. A French door refrigerator with a two-drawer freezer at the bottom is what Thor Kitchen has for your upgrade. It’s beautiful and spacious. And, the HRF3601F French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel has retractable shelves, chiller drawers, low humidity drawers, spacious freezer drawers, an automatic ice maker, and so much more.

Upgrading your kitchen and adding this refrigerator and freezer combo can give you the look – and function – that you have been searching for.

5. Range hood

Looking for an eye-catching appliance that will be unique and stand out? Then look no further than Thor Kitchen’s stainless steel, under the counter range hood. A range hood is something every single kitchen should have. And, if you are considering an upgrade, you will want to make sure you have one of these.

Range hoods remove steam, heat, odors, and toxins from the air in your kitchen. When you cook, grease and oils (as well as carbon monoxide) find their way into the steam floating around your kitchen. Without something to suck them up and either filter them or distribute the pollutants out through a built-in duct system, you could end up breathing them in.

The best part of range hoods is that they are functional as well as beautiful. They have an important purpose and they also work as a focal point for the kitchen. The stainless-steel under the counter range hood can be one of the first things someone sees as they enter your kitchen. How about adding one to your kitchen upgrade list?

6. Dishwasher

Dishwashers are becoming a necessity in our fast-paced culture. If you are upgrading your kitchen, it is time you invest in one – and a good one at that. Dishwashers are wonderful water savers. Water is something that we should all be conserving, and research has proven that dishwashers (on average) use less water than washing by hand. Also, the high-heat factor associated with dishwashers means that you can kiss germs goodbye.

Thor Kitchen’s HDW2401SS 24″ Dishwasher in Stainless Steel is a perfect choice. It looks nice and sleek with the controls on the top – and it fits neatly into your cabinet. Plus, it comes with a plethora of perks such as a delayed start button, four sprayer arms, a Smart Wash System that determines the level of wash based on how soiled the dishes are, and a multiple filter system that uses less water and energy.

Conclusion

Good things come with change. You will find that these 6 luxury kitchen appliances can make a big, positive difference in the way you view and use your kitchen. Whether it is an energy efficient dishwasher, a never-ending ice maker, or even a larger refrigerator, you are sure to find upgrades that will make your life in the kitchen easier – and more enjoyable.

5 Professional Kitchen Appliances for Home

5 Professional Kitchen Appliances for Home

If you have a large family, host a lot of dinners, or love to cook and bake, then you may want to consider opting for a professional-grade kitchen appliance. If you are still using standard sized appliances in your home, then you have likely already experienced some of the inconveniences that come along with them. For instance,

  • Not having enough burner space available.
  • Having to bake things in the oven in small batches so it will fit.
  • Dealing with storage issues and keeping food temperatures properly maintained due to overcrowding the refrigerator.
  • Running the dishwasher with a second batch in the sink waiting because your dishwasher is not big enough to hold dishes from your large family dinner.
  • Lacking space to keep beverages cold for guests.

Not only will you find space issues with regular appliances, but they aren’t necessarily designed for the wear and tear that comes with constant heavy use. You may find more often that you are in need of repair or service.

If these sound like the struggles you face, then it is time to upgrade your appliances to a professional grade.

We’ve put together a list of 5 professional kitchen appliances for your home that you must check out.

1. Range or Range Top

Imagine having a range that can give you the ability to cook at least six things at the same time.

With a professional range, you can do just that.

The Thor Kitchen rangeTKD4801U is designed with professional use in mind. Built with durable stainless steel, this range comes with a lot of cooking choices.

A gas cooktop that features 2 Sealed Dual Burner X 15,000BTU with 650BTU Simmer Feature, 2 Sealed Single Burner X 18,000BTU, 2 Sealed Single Burner X 16,500BTU, Stainless Steel Griddle X 15,000BTU. That is a total of six single burners and a griddle.

It also comes with two electric ovens – one of which is a convection oven. That is double the baking space. Each can bake at its own temperature, too, as if two separate units.

Don’t forget the range top also. If you are cooking large meals, you will surely want to make sure your kitchen space is properly ventilated. Thor Kitchen offers a wide variety of range hoods to choose from. This is often a big focal point in the kitchen, so be sure you choose one that fits your design style.

2. Refrigerator

Ah, the refrigerator. The biggest appliance you will have inside your kitchen. If you are looking for one that will fit your needs, with size and durability, consider Thor Kitchen’s HRF3601F French door, two-drawer refrigerator and freezer.

This bold, stainless steel refrigerator would be a beautiful addition to kitchens of any design. It offers plenty of storage – even for those gallon jugs that so awkwardly fit in most refrigerators. To be specific, you will find that Thor has built this refrigerator to have retractable shelving which helps drastically with storage needs. It also has two large humidity-controlled drawers for fresh foods and produce, as well as a chiller drawer that is the full width of the refrigerator.

The included freezer has two drawers which means your freezer will be more organized than ever. Everything stored is easier to see and can be sectioned off as you wish. The freezer also contains an automatic ice maker which is always a welcomed bonus.

The sheer size and space found in this stainless-steel refrigerator is proof that it is up to the challenge of a busy kitchen.

3. Dishwasher

Washing dishes by hand is fairly rare today. Dishwashers provide a more sanitary, efficient method of cleaning up after dinner. But, sometimes, you may find that your dishwasher just doesn’t have the capability to handle a job your size – or frequency.

Thor Kitchen has a dishwasher that can handle what you’ve got. The HDW2401SS 24″ Stainless Steel Dishwasher is a professional appliance that will meet your kitchen needs. It has a smart wash program that allows you to wash based on the soil level of the load. In addition, it has four sprayer arms and a delay-start for added convenience.

And that is not all. This dishwasher has a couple of added benefits, too, such as a quiet volume while running and the fact that it is energy – and water – efficient. And, that could mean some extra money in your pocket in the long run.

4. Microwave

Whether you use one often or not, a microwave is always a good appliance to add to your kitchen. They come in handy when warming food or if you have kids who can’t yet access the range. But who says your microwave has to take up space on your countertop? Instead, Thor Kitchen has created a stainless-steel microwave that uniformly hovers over the range.

The HOR3001 model microwave offers some great features:

  • Quickstart
  • Sensor cooking
  • Various defrosting methods
  • Charcoal filter
  • A very professional look.

Regardless of your level of use, your home should have a microwave in it.

5. Wine Cooler

Wine coolers are great for the avid wine drinker – or for someone who buys bottled drinks or beers and is looking for a classy way to store them. If you often have guests over, then you know that having enough cold drinks, enough ice, or enough space to store the drinks in the refrigerator can get aggravating.

With a wine cooler, your drinks are always chilled to the perfect temperature.

Thor Kitchen offers a wine cooler, HWC2402U, that will provide you with enough chilled storage for 36 wine bottles – or any other types of beverages. This dual-zone cooling chamber has LED touch pad thermostat. Designed with tempered and smoked double-pane glass doors, stainless-steel appliance, it will become a great display piece in your kitchen.

Conclusion

You will likely spend more time in your kitchen than any other place in your home. Don’t skimp on the appliances you select. Thor Kitchen has a wide variety of professional kitchen appliances for your home.

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