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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.

The Best Gas Grill for Outdoor Kitchen Cooking

Front View of 32 Inch 4 Burner Gas BBQ Grill
Thor's 32 Inch 4-Burner Gas BBQ Grill with Rotisserie in Stainless Steel

Whether you’re looking for a solid grill to break out once every Super Bowl, or building luxurious outdoor kitchen, the gas grill will be the cornerstone for all of your outdoor cooking endeavors. The best gas grill is an investment that showcases both your taste in cooking and your taste in décor. Thor Kitchen’s 32 Inch Gas Powered BBQ Grill checks both of these boxes and more. It functions exceptionally well on it’s own as a built-in gas grill and even better as the building block to the outdoor kitchen suite of your dreams. Enjoy cooking up a quick breakfast on the patio or hosting the next tailgating affair with Thor Kitchen – you’ll love the flexibility that the right gas grill can bring into your life.

Thor Kitchen 32-Inch Grill:

If you’re looking for the best grill for your outdoor kitchen, look no further than Thor Kitchen’s 32-Inch Gas Grill, model number MK04SS304 It’s designed to be built-in, or sit on top of the THOR 32-Inch Grill Cabinet (sold separately). This bbq grill is ready to use with liquid propane – or, you can convert it for natural gas with the THOR Natural Gas Kit (sold separately).

4 Burners, Including a Rotisserie:

Grilled salmon. Roasted potatoes and asparagus. Even a rotisserie chicken – you name it, Thor Kitchen can cook it! Thor Kitchen’s unique grill comes with four burners including a 10,000 BTU rear infrared rotisserie burner allowing you to rotate meats to really sear in the juices. In addition, there is a single 13,000 BTU infrared burner and three more tube burners at 12,000 BTU. You may shrug and say great, but what do 4 burners do for me? Having a grill that features 4 separate burners rather than a single grill that simply lights up the entire surface means that you have full control over the hot and cool areas on the grill’s surface. This is especially efficient when you’re cooking multiple items as you can cook them at different heat levels. 

Thor Kitchen 32-Inch Grill

If you are curious as to which grill is the best grill for your outdoor kitchen, look no further than Thor Kitchen’s 32-inch gas grill, model number MK04SS304. This stainless steel masterpiece is built to last. With pro-style power and a beautiful appearance, you can count on it to always show up.

 And why is it that the food you grill always tastes so much more delectable than the food you make on your kitchen stove top?

Enjoy a grilled feast more frequently when you create an outdoor kitchen by designing your backyard space into an oasis with a table and other outdoor furniture, an outdoor sink cabinet, and, of course, a grill. You can get as decorative as you would like, such as adding rugs and lights or keep it minimal. The idea is to have a space where you can get some fresh air, spend time with loved ones (or peacefully alone), and enjoy some delicious eats.

There is a catch, though. You cannot create this space and have it meet your desires by skimping on the biggest factor – the grill. Everything you do in your outdoor kitchen is going to revolve around that grill. So, what does this mean for you? It means you must get the best gas grill for outdoor kitchen cooking.

This grill warrants a deeper look at all of its features.

Built-In Status

Some people opt for those little grills you can purchase at your local discount store in a box. And while they may work alright for a little bit, they are not built to last. Don’t even get started on their lack of useful features.

If you are building an outdoor kitchen, you need more than a flimsy discount-store grill. See, this space is meant to look like a kitchen – not your backyard. You need a professional grade grill that will be a sturdy addition to the space. This particular Thor Kitchen grill is one that can be either built into the outdoor countertops and such or can be placed on top of a 32-inch grill cabinet. Either option will leave you with a very fitting grill.

Lights and Knobs for Style

Because you are creating an outdoor kitchen, you expect that the lighting is not always going to be as good as it is indoors – primarily after the sun goes down. Yet, you don’t want that to prevent you from cooking on your grill, right? Two halogen lights are the solution. These are located inside the grill so that you can always clearly see the status of your doneness regardless of the time of day.

Beautiful blue LED lights behind the knobs not only increase your visuals but also add some pizazz and style to your outdoor space. Against the stainless steel, these blue lights pop.

Burners, Including a Rotisserie

Thor Kitchen’s grill comes with four burners. One is a 13,000 BTU infrared burner and the other three are 12,000 BTU tube burners. You may shrug and say great, but do you really know what this means for you? Having a grill that has 4 actual burners rather than a grill that simply lights up the entire surface means that you can create hot and cool areas on the grill’s surface. This is especially appreciated when you are cooking multiple items as you can cook them at different heat levels.

Ready for the bonus?

In addition to the burners we have already mentioned, you have a 10,000 BTU rear infrared rotisserie burner that allows you to rotate meats and sear in the juices.

Perhaps it’s the burners that make grilled food from the outdoor kitchen taste so delightful? Yum!

Choose Your Gas

Most gas grills are run off of propane tanks. This is common as propane is easily accessible in many places and very easy to use. However, if you are looking for a more permanent gas, you may choose to convert your grill to natural gas.

Thor Kitchen has designed this grill with a conversion kit to give you the freedom to choose your gas.

Stainless Steel Benefits

This outdoor gas grill by Thor Kitchen has a stainless-steel finish. This means that it is durable and long-lasting – and can definitely take the brutal weathering it may face being outside. Stainless steel does not corrode and will not rust. As beautiful as it is when you purchase it, this grill will remain a piece of beauty throughout its lifetime.

Another key factor that stainless steel brings to the outdoor kitchen is that it is super easy to keep clean. Wiping it down with a soft, wet, soapy cloth and drying it with another soft cloth is really all you have to do to keep it clean. Shine it with some oil by buffing it with the tiniest bit. Chemicals aren’t even needed. When you want to cook outdoors and spend time enjoying it – cleaning is going to be the last thing you want to deal with. Good thing you won’t have to! Stainless steel is a non-porous surface. There are no grains or pores for debris or germs to find their way into. With this grill being outside, you want the confidence in knowing that when you wipe it clean that it will be clean – with nothing lurking underneath.

Finally, are you looking to keep some uniformity within your kitchen? By creating your outdoor kitchen as an extension of your indoor kitchen, you are doing just that.

Create a space where you can spend time with friends and family and enjoy the outdoors. But, friends don’t let friends go hungry. Add a gas grill by Thor Kitchen to your outdoor kitchen. You’ll be glad you did.E

This unique stainless steel gas grill features 4 burners  plus a rotisserie burner all powered by your choice of liquid propane or natural gas (conversion kit sold separately). With pro-style power and a beautiful  stainless steel appearance, this grill warrants a deeper look at all of it’s features. 

Barbecued chicken legs. Roasted potatoes and asparagus. Even grilled pineapple – you name it, Thor Kitchen grills it! There is so much you can do with a gas grill, isn’t there? Whether you are wanting to cook a quick breakfast on the patio or are hosting a tailgating affair for the Superbowl – or anything in between – you will love the flexibility that a gas grill can bring into your life. And why is it that the food you grill always tastes so much more delectable than the food you make on your kitchen stove top?

Enjoy a grilled feast more frequently when you create an outdoor kitchen by designing your backyard space into an oasis with a table and other outdoor furniture, an outdoor sink cabinet, and, of course, a grill. You can get as decorative as you would like, such as adding rugs and lights or keep it minimal. The idea is to have a space where you can get some fresh air, spend time with loved ones (or peacefully alone), and enjoy some delicious eats.

There is a catch, though. You cannot create this space and have it meet your desires by skimping on the biggest factor – the grill. Everything you do in your outdoor kitchen is going to revolve around that grill. So, what does this mean for you? It means you must get the best gas grill for outdoor kitchen cooking.

Thor Kitchen 32-Inch Grill

If you are curious as to which gas grill is the best grill for your outdoor kitchen, look no further than Thor Kitchen’s 32-inch gas grill, model number MK04SS304. This stainless steel masterpiece is built to last. With pro-style power and a beautiful appearance, you can count on it to always show up.

This grill warrants a deeper look at all of its features.

Built-In Status

Some people opt for those little grills you can purchase at your local discount store in a box. And while they may work alright for a little bit, they are not built to last. Don’t even get started on their lack of useful features.

If you are building an outdoor kitchen, you need more than a flimsy discount-store grill. See, this space is meant to look like a kitchen – not your backyard. You need a professional grade grill that will be a sturdy addition to the space. This particular Thor Kitchen grill is one that can be either built into the outdoor countertops or can placed on top of a 32-inch grill cabinet. Either option will leave you with a very fitting grill.

Lights and Knobs for Style

Because you are creating an outdoor kitchen, you expect that the lighting is not always going to be as good as it is indoors – primarily after the sun goes down. Yet, you don’t want that to prevent you from cooking on your grill, right? Two halogen lights are the solution. These are located inside the grill so that you can always clearly see the status of your doneness regardless of the time of day.

Beautiful blue LED lights behind the knobs not only increase your visuals but also add some pizazz and style to your outdoor space. Against the stainless steel, these blue lights pop.

Burners, Including a Rotisserie

Thor Kitchen’s Stainless Steel 32 Inch Gas BBQ grill comes with four burners. One is a 13,000 BTU infrared burner and the other three are 12,000 BTU tube burners. You may shrug and say great, but do you really know what this means for you? Having a grill that has 4 actual burners rather than a grill that simply lights up the entire surface means that you can create hot and cool areas on the grill’s surface. This is especially appreciated when you are cooking multiple items as you can cook them at different heat levels.

Ready for the bonus?

In addition to the burners we have already mentioned, you have a 10,000 BTU rear infrared rotisserie burner that allows you to rotate meats and sear in the juices.

Perhaps it’s the burners that make grilled food from the outdoor kitchen taste so delightful? Yum!

Choose Your Gas

Most gas grills are run off of propane tanks. This is common as propane is easily accessible in many places and very easy to use. However, if you are looking for a more permanent gas, you may choose to convert your grill to natural gas.

Thor Kitchen has designed this grill with a conversion kit to give you the freedom to choose your gas.

Stainless Steel Benefits

This outdoor gas grill by Thor Kitchen has a stainless-steel finish. This means that it is durable and long-lasting – and can definitely take the brutal weathering it may face being outside. Stainless steel does not corrode and will not rust. As beautiful as it is when you purchase it, this grill will remain a piece of beauty throughout its lifetime.

Another key factor that stainless steel brings to the outdoor kitchen is that it is super easy to keep clean. Wiping it down with a soft, wet, soapy cloth and drying it with another soft cloth is really all you have to do to keep it clean. Shine it with some oil by buffing it with the tiniest bit. Chemicals aren’t even needed. When you want to cook outdoors and spend time enjoying it – cleaning is going to be the last thing you want to deal with. Good thing you won’t have to! Stainless steel is a non-porous surface. There are no grains or pores for debris or germs to find their way into. With this grill being outside, you want the confidence in knowing that when you wipe it clean that it will be clean – with nothing lurking underneath.

Finally, are you looking to keep some uniformity within your kitchen? By creating your outdoor kitchen as an extension of your indoor kitchen, you are doing just that.

Create a space where you can spend time with friends and family and enjoy the outdoors. But, friends don’t let friends go hungry. Add a gas grill by Thor Kitchen to your outdoor kitchen. You’ll be glad you did. 

 

Modernize Your Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances

kitchen with stainless steel appliances

If you’re interested in updating your kitchen, you may want to consider the idea of stainless steel kitchen appliances.

Stainless steel appliances are one of the most popular options available today due to their modern appearance.

Here’s how to modernize your kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

Modernize Your Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances

Is your kitchen ready for a total makeover? Maybe you just want to create a more modern feel in your kitchen by adding some new appliances. No matter how you look at it, if you want to modernize your kitchen, you have got to add some stainless steel.

Besides its shiny, bright color, stainless steel appliances also add a sense of elegance to space, as well as many perks. And they are so versatile, too. What does all this mean for you?

It means that stainless steel appliances are a must-have in your kitchen. So, let’s get modernizing, shall we?

How Stainless Steel will Affect Your Style

When it comes to stainless steel affecting your style, you have nothing to worry about. The only way these beautiful metal will affect your style is by enhancing it.

With other appliances, there are only certain design styles that will work well with them. That is not the case for stainless steel appliances. They add to any design, whether modern, contemporary, traditional, elegant, industrial, retro, etc.

Stainless steel appliances would not be out of place in any kitchen.

Why does this matter? Appliances are an investment. Depending on the appliances you choose, it could be a fairly hefty investment. But tastes in design style changes, doesn’t it? You don’t want to be stuck with one look at the world is advancing with interior design, right?

Your best choice is to include stainless steel appliances in the modernization of your kitchen. This is an investment that will last through all design styles – and still leave your kitchen looking top notch.

The Benefits of Stainless Steel Appliances

Sure, your appliances bring you benefits, such as keeping your food fresh and giving you heat to create a tasty meal. But, it doesn’t stop there. Stainless steel appliances offer so much more.

  • Stainless steel itself is a very strong, durable metal that will not fall victim to corrosion. This means that your appliances will look nice year after year, no matter how busy your home is.
  • Fingerprints, smudges, and similar marks can be easily buffed away using a soft, dry cloth.
  • But, when they do get dirty, you will be happy to know that stainless steel is simple to clean. There are many products on the market to choose from. Or you can use a homemade cleaning remedy with soap and water, or flour, or even vinegar. Without putting in a lot of effort, you can have these appliances shining like new in no time.
  • The shiny appearance of stainless steel gives you a great addition to your kitchen. It is bright and can give a welcoming feel that you are sure to love. In fact, they can brighten up even the darkest of kitchens.
  • Stainless steel is non-porous. This means that all the germs and bacteria that find their way into your kitchen are not going to get in the grooves and hang out on your appliances. Dirty hands opening the refrigerator, spilled raw food over the stove, and otherwise. If you have kids and pets, this is even a greater bonus.

Add these to your kitchen – and reap the benefits.

Ready to run right out and purchase yourself some stainless steel appliances for your kitchen? Go ahead! But you may want to check these options out first. Thor Kitchen’s stainless steel appliances are designed for professionals who know what will rock their kitchen.

Four-door French Refrigerator in Stainless steel.

Model number HRF3603F, Thor Kitchen’s 36-inch stainless steel refrigerator is the epitome of modern kitchens. It comes with lots of space for storage and keeping your items neatly organized which, let’s face it, is hard to do in most refrigerators. Here, however, thanks to the 4 doors, the shelving, and the drawers, you should have no problem finding anything. Here are a few highlights:

  • No frost
  • Multi airflow
  • Recessed handle
  • LED lighting
  • Adjustable shelf
  • Drawers
  • Touch control
  • Automatic ice maker

It’s easy to clean and will be a great choice for modernizing any kitchen, regardless of design style.

And, since you don’t just want to update your kitchen with a refrigerator, why not check out this:

Professional 48-inch Dual-fuel Range

This range by Thor Kitchen, model number HRD4803U, can have you cooking using the optimal cooking method no matter what you are making. How? With dual fuel. Chefs everywhere know that cooking on a stovetop is much easier and more precise when using a gas range. However, gas leads to uneven heating and, ultimately baking, when used for cooking in the oven. Therefore, this combination of a gas stovetop and electric oven gives you the best of both worlds. Plus, this model offers you two ovens, so those big get-togethers or family feasts won’t cause a stir in the kitchen – you’ve got all the space you need. The best part? Its stainless steel design makes it a perfect fit for your kitchen.

Here are some of the specs you won’t want to miss:

  • Porcelain drip pan on the cooktop
  • Porcelain oven interior for easy cleaning
  • Heavy duty continuous cast iron cooking grates
  • Convection oven fan (30in)
  • Halogen oven interior lights
  • A total of 6 range top burners, ranging from a 650 BTU simmer function to 18,000 BTU
  • Oven capacity is 4.2 cu. ft. and 2.5 cu. ft.

Conclusion

Taking the step to modernize your kitchen shouldn’t have to be hard. There are so many options on the market for you to choose from. But, as we learned in this article, choosing to upgrade your appliances to professional stainless steel appliances may be all you need to paint your kitchen in a fresh, bright, and shiny light.

It doesn’t matter if you are interested in a 4-door French door refrigerator, a dual fuel range, or any and all other stainless steel appliances. Choosing to utilize these appliances in your quest for modernizing your kitchen is the first step you should take.

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