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8 Things You Need for the Modern Day Kitchen

8 things you need for the modern day kitchen

If you haven’t remodeled in quite some time, you are due for some upgrades. Though even if you have updated your kitchen recently, there are new things for the space that come out every single day. New ideas to make it more functional. New ideas to make it more inviting. New ideas to make it more organized. And more so, new ideas to transform it into a modern day kitchen.

The Necessities for the Modern Day Kitchen

We have sorted through all the new ideas to find those that can make the biggest impact in every way. Check out these eight things you need for the modern day kitchen you are trying to create.

1. Switch to Stainless Steel

Any time you think about a modern kitchen space, the mind’s eye is going to show you stainless steel appliances. They are a timeless classic that looks phenomenal in any kitchen – especially for those that are trying to upgrade to a more modern space.

Invest in a kitchen appliance suite in stainless steel. While you can purchase just one appliance, you want them to all look uniform since mismatched appliances in a kitchen can throw the look off entirely. When you purchase a suite, the finish will blend perfectly between all of the appliances, giving your kitchen the best look imaginable.

Want to take it a step further? Add stainless steel countertops, too. They can look very modern without looking like a commercial cooking space.

2. Sliding Sink Panels

A kitchen sink is one of those things that will never go away. You need one. But that doesn’t mean you have to look at the big hole in your countertop every time you walk into your kitchen. Technically beautiful drain panels, these sliding sink panels are rather versatile. They can either sit next to the sink, covering one side of the sink (perfect for drying a few dishes), or directly covering the entire sink.

So, whether you are hiding a sink full of dirty dishes due to unexpected company (though you should really invest in a dishwasher) or you just want to keep the space looking sleek and beautiful, sliding sink panels can do the trick.

3. Organize Your Drawers

How many times have you spent digging through your drawers, looking for the pizza cutter or a certain serving spoon? It is so easy to just throw everything in a drawer and call it a day. Well, easy until you need something.

Quit telling yourself that you are going to organize your drawers and just do it. There are a few things that will help you get the job done. This includes drawer organizers that break the big space up into smaller sections so that each type of utensil can have its own space – as well as the addition of strip lighting that will automatically light the space when the drawer is opened. Talk about a modern day space for a modern day kitchen!

4. Countertop Storage is a Must

There are many different types of countertop storage available. Roll-back countertops that expose storage underneath them. Shelving that stacks along the wall at the back end of the countertop. And so many more. Different designs look more like a flush countertop space than they do a storage space. And as time passes, designers are bound to get more and more creative. Being able to order these storage options in a way that is custom-fit for your kitchen presents you with a great opportunity.

Modern-day kitchens opt for minimalist storage and clean countertops. So finding just the right fit for your kitchen can give you access to both.

5. An Uncluttered Island

Having an island in your kitchen can come in handy as it can be used for dining, unloading groceries, and even as a prepping space. Some may have a sink and a cooktop, too. But too much on this island, and it can look clunky and even unsightly.

Cooktops with big knobs, for instance, may look wonderful in a traditional kitchen, but for those seeking a modern-design look, it is too much. You need a clean, sleek cooking surface with digital controls. This will keep the space looking flat, clean, and uncluttered.

6. Separate Drink Storage

Modern kitchens need a drink fridge. It’s that simple. And it should have a glass door as if it is putting those beverages on display. Sodas, water, juices, and more can neatly be housed in this small refrigerator – and free up space in the main refrigerator.

42 Bottle Dual Zone Built-in Wine Cooler by THOR Kitchen

42 Bottle Dual Zone Built-in Wine Cooler by THOR Kitchen

For wine drinkers, a wine refrigerator is a must-have, too. One or both may be ideal for your modern kitchen. Just try not to combine them together so you can preserve the temperature and optimal taste of your wine.

7. Improve your Kitchen Lighting

A modern kitchen is not going to have lighting sources that stand out unless it is a focal point in the room. In that case, make it dramatic and beautiful. The rest of the lighting should be along the edges, under counters, at the floor level, and so forth. LED lighting strips can give you the sleek modern look you are going for. The space in every kitchen is different so use it accordingly. But whatever you do – get rid of the old fluorescent lighting fixtures. They are outdated in both their looks and their ability to provide you with the most effective and energy-efficient lighting source.

8. An Induction Cooktop

Induction cooktops and cooking has been around for a while, but it is just now growing in popularity here in the United States. It uses a sleek glass cooking space (perfect for the uncluttered island we discussed above) and cooks your food using magnetic heat – without ever getting the cooking surface hot.

36 Inch Built-In Induction Cooktop with 5 Elements by THOR Kitchen

36 Inch Built-In Induction Cooktop with 5 Elements by THOR Kitchen

Induction cooktops are safe, efficient, and perfect for a modern day kitchen.

Turn Your Space Into a Modern Day Kitchen Today

Are you ready to rejuvenate your kitchen space? Take some time to see what is trending and take a look at your space. You may be surprised at just how simple it is to bring your kitchen current with the help of a new appliance, some better lighting, organization, and more.

Visit THOR Kitchen and search for a dealer to get started now. Your perfect appliance is just a click away!

9 Kitchen Remodel Tips for Style, Comfort, and Ease

9 kitchen remodel tips for style, comfort, and ease

Whether you love cooking or not, there is a good chance that you spend a lot of time in your kitchen. It is a common space in the home where everyone comes together to spend time with one another, indulge in something delish from a beautiful stainless steel refrigerator, socialize and sip a glass of wine from a built-in wine cooler, or even help the kids with homework. It is no wonder that they dub the kitchen the heart of the home. However, there may come a time when things change in and around the home, prompting you to… let’s say, seek some kitchen remodel tips. Right?

Though as much as we love for things to remain the same, as time passes, things can change – and you will want your kitchen to grow along with your family. This means investing in a few changes that can keep it both beautiful and functional. You don’t have to do a huge remodel to get big results. Simple, effective steps that will improve your kitchen’s style, comfort, and ease will make it a more enjoyable space for everyone.

Kitchen Remodel Tips You Can Apply

Of course, you will want to use your creativity to bring it all together. In the meantime, we’ve put together nine kitchen remodel tips to help you get started on your next journey.

1. Reduce Your Steps with the Right Layout

The layout of the kitchen is important. It doesn’t make sense to have your sink on one side of the kitchen and your cooktop on another – with your refrigerator around the corner. Your kitchen should flow easily as you are using it. In other words, cooking dinner shouldn’t be included as a great way to hit your 10,000 steps for the day.

Consider a layout that is beneficial to how and what you cook. The most flexible and most popular design seems to be the L-shaped kitchen. A U-shaped kitchen layout is a close runner-up. Both allow you easy access to all areas of the kitchen in a way that just makes sense.

2. Color Pleasing to the Eye

You may want to add color to your kitchen, but you want to treat the color in your kitchen a little differently than in other rooms. For instance, a little color in the kitchen goes a long way. You don’t want to have brightly painted cabinets, walls, and a colorful backsplash, for example. Pick one.

3. Choosing the Right Refrigerator

Having the right refrigerator can make a huge difference in how well you enjoy your space. And this 36-inch French door refrigerator with freezer drawers by Thor Kitchen is one that you won’t want to miss.

It has open space, ample storage, LED showcase lighting (think, no missing leftovers), an automatic ice maker, and so much more. The French doors take up less space when opening, and the freezer drawers offer many ways to stay organized.

4. Keep it Cool with Induction Cooking

Induction cooking has been around for quite a while, but it is just now starting to grow in popularity. It is a safe method of cooking that uses a magnetic field to get the heat from inside the cooktop to the pan without ever making the surface hot.

Induction cooking is fast, efficient, and precise. Thor Kitchen offers a 30-inch and a 36-inch Induction cooktop with LED digital display, power boost, nine power levels, automatic shut-off, and more.

5. Extra Cooking Space with an Electric Cooktop

You may have your range, but why not add extra cooking space with an electric cooktop? For those who cook a lot, sometimes having the extra burners can ensure everyone gets to eat a hot meal all at the same time.

This 36-inch electric cooktop from Thor Kitchen comes with powerful burners, nine power levels, touch class controls, five elements, and so much more you won’t want to miss. This works perfectly when placed on your kitchen island. It is a Good Design Award Winner, too – so, ahem, if you are looking to make good design choices, it’s a solid pick.

6. Bring Convenience to Your Range

When you are standing at your range, it is convenient to have a lot of things easily accessible. So, arrange it that way by bringing convenience to it. Adding a nearby shelf to hold various cooking oils that you use is a great idea. Also, utilizing S hooks to hang pots, pans, or various utensils can help out a lot. Finally, keep your spices close by to easily add flavor to your dishes.

7. Light it Up

Lighting is so important in a kitchen. Generic overhead lights work great, but it doesn’t give your kitchen much character or personalization. Try investing in at least one eye-catching unique light that will stand out in the space.

As for natural lighting, take advantage of it – especially in small kitchens.

8. Organize, Organize, Organize

Because you do spend so much time in the kitchen, it is easy for it to get cluttered. Minimize the clutter by taking steps to keep everything organized. There are many different types of organizational systems you can look into to find what works best in your space.

9. Choose a Versatile Finish

Let’s be real, there is a good chance that there will come a time when you will no longer like the look of your kitchen. You will decide that it is time for a change and want to begin taking steps to remodel your space. Except, you realize that you have invested in kitchen appliances that don’t blend well with other decor or design styles. For instance, red appliances may really pop when used with one design, but they definitely won’t fit with everything.

Stainless steel appliances, on the other hand, are classy, timeless, and versatile. They can be used in all types of design options for your kitchen, so you will never limit yourself. When purchasing a stainless steel kitchen suite, you get all the appliances you need with the exact same beautiful finish for a uniform look.

Shop THOR Kitchen for Modern Appliances

Alright, well, there ya have it. What are you waiting for? Take the steps now to create a kitchen with a style that you will feel comfortable spending time in for years to come!

8 Upsides to Owning an Indoor Outdoor Refrigerator

8 upsides to owning an indoor outdoor refrigerator

Can you picture yourself being the one with the backyard that everyone dreams of? How about carrying the title of master chef and master entertainer? Or what if your house was the go-to house where your kids and their friends actually want to hang out? One way to achieve this is to jazz it up with some modern kitchen appliances, such as a beautiful undercounter stainless steel indoor outdoor refrigerator!

There are many upsides to owning an indoor outdoor refrigerator – more than you might imagine.

1. Add to Your Outdoor Kitchen

Besides all the additional upsides that it brings (which we will talk about below), just having an indoor outdoor refrigerator included in your outdoor kitchen makes it complete. You wouldn’t have a kitchen in your home without a refrigerator, right? So it just makes sense. It completes your set and looks fantastic.

2. Extra Food and Drink Storage

When you have an extra indoor outdoor refrigerator, you never have to worry about not having enough space. So whether you are hosting the whole family for a feast and know there will be a ton of leftovers – or you are having a party and need to make sure there are lots of cold drinks – your 2nd fridge will have you covered.

3. Keep Your Guests Outdoors

If you are hosting an outdoor party or cookout, you want everyone to stay outside. But if they have to keep running to the refrigerator in your kitchen every time they need a drink, staying outside just isn’t going to happen.

With an indoor outdoor refrigerator, you get to keep everyone outside – and out of your kitchen. Not only does this make it easy to keep messes outdoors, but it also reduces energy usage since guests won’t constantly be going in and out.

4. Save Money

When you have more space to store things, you can buy more food and drinks when they are on sale. Thus, saving you money in the long run.

Plus, as we mentioned, during parties, you don’t want people constantly in your kitchen to get refills on their drinks. So this will save you money in energy savings from people staying outside – in addition to also reducing the opening and closing of your main refrigerator, which will keep your food fresher longer.

5. Convenience Cooking

When you are cooking in your outdoor kitchen, it can be quite convenient to have everything you need right there by you. You can store foods of all types, condiments, herbs, and so forth in the indoor outdoor fridge. As you prep and cook, you should have everything conveniently next to you in your outdoor kitchen.

Besides, who wants to miss the party? You know that the moment you step into the house to get something from your refrigerator, that’s when that moment will happen that will become an inside joke amongst friends for decades. Do you really want to miss that? Do you really want to be upset with yourself for not investing in the indoor outdoor refrigerator a long time ago?

Stay close by and in the loop when you have everything you need in your outdoor refrigerator.

6. Reliability and Durability

Indoor-outdoor refrigerators have to be built to withstand rugged conditions. Depending on where they are placed, they may not always find themselves face-to-face with inclement weather, but it happens. And when it does, you need to know you can count on your refrigerator.

Professionally built and in non-corrosive stainless steel, these refrigerators are the perfect option when you are looking for a long-lasting addition to your outdoor space.

7. Beautifully Display

Yes, of course, you are going to use your indoor outdoor refrigerator for what its intended purpose is, but it also looks great, too. You may add it to your outdoor kitchen or your office or den. Maybe you even put it right next to the couch in your living room.

The stainless steel design is easy to care for and easy to clean, so it will always look great.

8. Stay Hydrated

If your family is hanging out outside, it is important to stay hydrated – especially on hot days. Having a refrigerator nearby allows everyone easy access to cold drinks that will make it happen. Whether kids or adults or everyone in between – staying hydrated is important. And it is easy to do when you have an outdoor refrigerator.

Thor Kitchen 24-Inch Indoor Outdoor Refrigerator

refrigerator drawer open

Now that you know all about the upsides of owning an indoor outdoor refrigerator, Thor Kitchen’s option, a 24-inch indoor outdoor refrigerator, is sure to fit – and surpass – your needs. This refrigerator drawer in stainless steel is freestanding and fits beautifully as part of your outdoor kitchen suite. Though, it works amazingly as a backup in your kitchen, too.

It comes with some awesome benefits of its own that will set it apart from others, including:

-Rated for both indoor and outdoor use

-5.4 cubic feet of storage capacity

-Two soft close drawers

Bright white LED lighting 

-Convection cooling system

-Quiet operation

-Digital LED displays 

-Adjustable leveling legs

-Easy installation

-Fingerprint-resistant finish that is easy to clean

Thor Kitchen’s Wine Cooler

If you are looking for an indoor outdoor refrigerator option that is perfect for drinks, Thor Kitchen’s wine cooler is a great option. It is designed to be the ideal wine storage, but it works well for beer, soda, water, juice, and anything else, too. You can add it to your outdoor kitchen suite, your kitchen, your living room or den, or even for convenience in your basement. 

Here are a few of the features you won’t want to miss:

-Precise temperature control

-Dual temperature zones

-The maximum storage capacity is 46 bottles

-Designed for indoor and outdoor use

-Full-extension racks for easy access

-Interior LED lighting 

-UV protection through the glass door to protect sensitive wines and beverages

-Proper storage for wine

-Door alarm

-Security lock

-Charcoal filtration system to maintain an odor-free, pure space

Enhance Your Life with an Indoor Outdoor Refrigerator

Use one or both of these refrigerators to enhance life at your home. Go on, be a champ. Be an entertainer. Have all you need to #cooklikeagod when you have a refrigerator as part of your outdoor kitchen suite.

Ready to shop? Find your perfect indoor outdoor refrigerator at THOR Kitchen. All you need to do is search for a dealer near you.

5 Types of Range Hoods to Complement a Kitchen

5 types of range hoods to complement a kitchen

Whether you realize it or not, your cooking can cause a lot of fumes, odors, smoke, grease, and more to fill the air of your kitchen. And, if not removed, they can linger, too. Think about waking up to the smell of last night’s fish dinner. Besides being smelly, some of the fumes can be quite toxic and downright dangerous, too, such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. So how can you prevent, eliminate, and/or cut down on these unpleasantries? The solution is to use a range hood and luckily, there are many different types of range hoods out there to complement your kitchen.

Types of Range Hoods for Your Home

Investing in a range hood means that you can feel confident you have clean, healthy air to breathe all the time. Not to mention that they remove excess heat, provide a lighting source, boost your home’s value, and create a beautiful eye-catching point in the kitchen.

Below you will find five different types of range hoods to complement a kitchen.

1. Over-the-Range Microwave with Vent

Many kitchens have a microwave over the range, letting it all appear as one unit. It is also sought to save on counter space. Underneath the microwave will be the filters for the vent. This will remove the fumes and toxins from the air, leaving you with a clean space.

2. Wall-Mount Range Hood

Wall mount range hoods are placed directly above the range and attached to the wall. There is no need for them to be attached to any cabinets or cupboards, which gives them the freedom to go up a little bit higher if you’d like.

Related: 36 Inch Professional Wall Mount Pyramid Range Hood

3. Ceiling-Mount Range Hood

If you are looking for a range hood to go over an island range where there is no wall or cabinets to hang it, then a ceiling-mount range hood is a great option. It hangs from above and often presents itself as an eye-catching appliance within the kitchen.

Ceiling-mounted range hoods are usually slightly larger than the range below it to ensure that they can get all of the dirty air out so you can continue to breathe nothing but the freshest.

4. Under Cabinet Range Hood

Under the cabinet range hoods is a type of hood that is mounted under the cabinet above the range. It is often surrounded by cupboards which allow it to blend in and fit the design beautifully.

5. Downdraft Vent Hood

If you are lacking space in your kitchen for a range hood, a downdraft vent hood could be an ideal option. Instead of being sucked up into the hood, this type is found alongside the cooking surface of the cooktop. It then sucks the smoke, grease, fumes, and more downward (sometimes sideways).

Ducted vs. Ductless/Recirculating Range Hoods

It is important to know that there are two different ways to hook up a range hood – either ducted or ductless.

A ducted range hood means that the air pulled from the kitchen is literally carried through the ductwork and dropped outside of the house. All the heat, odors, toxins, and more are simply removed. However, if your house doesn’t already have ductwork done, it could be quite the project to get it done.

Ductless or recirculating range hoods are a bit different. As their name suggests, they do not require any ductwork throughout the house. Rather, they use filters to clean the dirty air and then release fresh air back into the kitchen.

Both a closed ductless system and a ducted system effectively work to benefit your kitchen. Choosing which works best for you will be a matter of preference only.

Thor Kitchen’s Stainless Steel Range Hoods

Thor Kitchen offers stainless steel range hoods that are designed to shine and stand out. They are not only functional in your everyday use of your kitchen but are aesthetically pleasing, too.

Here are a few that you will want to take notice of, as well as the features that make them the best.

48-inch Professional Range Hood Under-the-Cabinet

THOR’s 48-inch professional range hood under-the-cabinet, model number TRH4805, is 16.5 inches tall and adds a modern look to your kitchen. It is sleek yet very effective.

-Powerful suction at 1,000 CFM to remove odors, smoke, and steam from multiple different pots and pans cooking.

-LED lighting to help you navigate what you are cooking.

-Ducted or ductless.

-Commercial-style baffle filter.

-Push button controls.

-Large 7-inch round duct vent for premium performance.

36-inch Wall Mount Range Hood

A different type – a 36-inch wall mount range hood, model number HRH3607, looks stunning in any design kitchen. It is as functional as it is beautiful.

-Multi-fan speeds to determine the proper level of suction

-Ducted or ductless.

-Commercial-style baffle filter

-600 CFM power to remove odors, smoke, grease, and more

-Touch control with digital display

-Remote control for convenience

-LED lighting to save energy

-Quiet operation at 60 decibels

36-Inch Professional Range Hood Under-the-Cabinet

For those looking for a range hood that fits most range sizes, our 36-inch professional range hood under-the-cabinet, model number TRH3606, offers power and performance – along with long-lasting durability that you can count on.

-Powerful 1,000 CFM suction to remove the heat, steam, toxins, and fumes. It can handle output from multiple pots and pans at once.

-LED lighting for energy efficiency.

-Quiet operation at a maximum of 67 decibels.

-Push button controls.

-Commercial-style baffle filter.

-Ducted or ductless.

-7-inch rough vent for maximum ventilation.

30-inch Wall Mount Range Hood

Finally, for those with smaller ranges, having ventilation is still very necessary. The good news is Thor Kitchen has the perfect fit via a 30-inch wall mount range hood, model number HRH3007. This range hood fits above smaller ranges or cooktops beautifully without looking too big or bulky. Like the others, it, too, comes with quite a few features.

-LED lighting to see what you are cooking – or just to lightly illuminate the kitchen at night.

-Touch control with digital display.

-Remote control for convenience.

-600 CFM of power to vent the space.

-Ducted or ductless.

-Multiple fan speeds to meet your suction needs.

-Quiet operation of 60 decibels.

Shop THOR Kitchen for the Perfect Range Hood

Whether you cook every day or once a week, you never want to compromise your health – and the health of those you love. Invest in a range hood. So many types of range hoods are available that will not only look great but also provide you with fresh air to breathe. And, well, that’s pretty important in life.

Get started now by finding a dealer near you.

Transform Your Backyard with an Outdoor Kitchen Suite

Transform your backyard with an outdoor kitchen suite

Imagine walking into your backyard and feeling as though you have been transported into another world. A tropical escape, serene gardens, or even an Irish pub or tiki bar. Your backyard is an extension of your home – don’t let this space go to waste, why not transform your backyard into something extraordinary?

Your opportunities here are endless once you let your creative side take over. Work your magic and see what incredible space you uncover. But first – there are a few things you need to decide before you transform your backyard with an outdoor kitchen suite.

Wait – What is an Outdoor Kitchen Suite?

An outdoor kitchen is just what it sounds like – a kitchen that is outdoors. No two have to look the same as they are as unique as the kitchen in your home. The idea is to create a space where you feel comfortable and will want to spend time.

Some outdoor kitchens may be designed with practicality and functionality in mind, while others may be focused on social gatherings and entertaining. Some may keep things simple with just a grill to cook with, while others may prefer a grill, a pizza oven, and maybe even a smoker, too.

As we said, you have so many options and ways you can transform your backyard into something that is truly unique – and all yours.

Full or Partial Outdoor Kitchen?

You will want to decide whether you want a full or partial outdoor kitchen. Depending on your space, you may want to decide whether you should opt for a full or a partial outdoor kitchen. For those lacking the space, it may be necessary to forego an outdoor refrigerator or an extra cabinet or sink. Larger spaces allow for a grill, cabinet, sink, refrigerator, pizza oven – and more.

To Build In or Not to Build In?

Deciding on how permanent you want your outdoor backyard kitchen to be is also important. Some create a full kitchen made with built-in cabinets and/or countertops. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can have a permanent look without being so permanent by using outdoor cabinets along with your appliances. It gives it a seamless look without making it a forever fixture.

A Place to Relax, Eat, and Enjoy

As you focus on the kitchen portion of your backyard transformation, don’t forget to create a place to relax, hang out, eat, and enjoy the company of those around you. This is easy to do when you add comfortable seating, chairs, and even a fire pit if you’d like.

By including this in your outdoor kitchen, you can cook delicious recipes and eat outdoors – without ever having to go back inside. After all, how silly would it be to go outside to cook but then go back inside to eat?

This is the fun part. What will you create? Oh – and don’t forget the bistro lights.

Thor Kitchen’s Outdoor Kitchen Suite

modular outdoor kitchen

As your mind starts turning and trying to decide how you can transform your backyard to get the most out of your space, you will want to check out the outdoor kitchen suite that Thor Kitchen has to offer. This can help you determine the best way to set up the space so that you also have room for eating and socializing. In other words, you know that you need the items in the outdoor kitchen suite – so it makes sense to start there and work out the rest of the design around it.

Thor Kitchen’s modular outdoor kitchen suite features large surface areas and a sleek design. Made of stainless steel, it is durable with a shine that is meant to last even if out in the elements. And, because it is modular, it can be rearranged so that it fits your space and is as functional as possible.

32-Inch Grill

Thor Kitchen’s 32-inch 4-burner gas BBQ grill with rotisserie in stainless steel looks and works beautifully. It is powerful, and with its blue LED knobs, it is a stunning addition to your back patio. Lots of advanced features – including halogen lights to see your food at night – take this grill to the next level.

Grill Cabinet

This stainless steel grill cabinet holds your grill steadily on top without wavering – and it blends together as though it is one unit. The cabinet itself has two storage drawers and a bottom storage cabinet to hold grilling essentials, towels, cleaning supplies, and more.

Sink Cabinet

Having a stainless steel sink cabinet outdoors in your kitchen suite is a great idea. Not only does it reduce the number of times you have to keep running indoors, but it also cuts down on cross-contamination and makes cleanup a breeze. Wash your hands, prep your food, and clean up – do it all outdoors without ever having to make your way back inside.

This sink cabinet allows you to also store items, and it comes with a built-in spice rack for all your favs and a bottle opener, so you have no excuse but to be the chef with a cold one in hand.

Corner Cabinet

The corner cabinet is just another large storage space – and countertop – to add to your suite. You can store anything you need to so that your outdoor kitchen is complete. And the top is a perfect place to prep your food.

Pizza Oven and Cabinet

A pizza oven is a fantastic addition – and there are so many things you can use it for in addition to pizza. It comes with all the necessities and even has another large storage cabinet underneath it.

Decked out in stainless steel, too, it fits perfectly with all the others.

Refrigerator Cabinet

The refrigerator cabinet holds your refrigerator drawer or wine cooler perfectly – and it gives you additional counter space on top to prep your food – or create a buffet for your friends and family.

It is important to note that Thor Kitchen also has additional options available, such as an outdoor refrigerator drawer to store perishable foods, condiments, etc. – or a wine cooler to keep wine at its ultimate temperature or even just store drinks, etc. Both add a lot of conveniences to your outdoor kitchen space.

Transform Your Backyard with THOR’s Outdoor Kitchen Suite

How will you transform your backyard with an outdoor kitchen suite? Start building your dream outdoor kitchen suite with THOR Kitchen’s Builder and Designer Program today. You can also check out our latest kitchen appliances by finding a dealer near you.

Questions? Feel free to contact us anytime about our products and things to come!

How to Modernize Your Kitchen in 8 Steps

How to modernize your kitchen in 8 steps

The kitchen is the heart of your home, and you likely spend a lot of time there cooking and gathering yummy recipes. Deciding how to modernize your kitchen will leave you with a space you feel comfortable in – and one that you truly enjoy. It also brings some greater amenities to it and an increased home value as well.

There are many steps you can take to modernize your kitchen. Take one, take them all – it’s up to you. Find what works and create a kitchen you will love to spend time in.

Check out these eight steps on how to modernize your kitchen.

1. Look at the Bigger Perspective

Before deciding the steps you will take to revamp your kitchen, take a look at your kitchen as a whole. What is it that you genuinely like about the space? What is it that absolutely needs to go? What would you like to see changed? What colors or textures do you see in your modern kitchen?

It doesn’t matter how much time you spend in the kitchen, there is a good chance you never think about it from a modernizing perspective while you are making your infamous chicken cacciatore recipe. So take some time to sit back and look at your kitchen. Try to visualize the kitchen you want and the changes you’d need to make to create the look.

If you aren’t sure where to start, we’ve got some ideas.

2. Change Your Flooring

Changing your flooring may not seem like it is too high on the to-do list when it comes to modernizing your kitchen, but the floor can make a huge difference. When you walk into a room, your eyes may not be pointed to the ground, but the floor lifts them up even further.

Kitchens drab with an old vinyl or linoleum flooring, for instance, should have been left decades ago. Wood floors, tile, stone – anything like this is more timeless and much more modern. These will last longer, will totally transform the space, and will increase the value of your home.

3. Switch to Stainless Steel Appliances

Another modern and timeless addition to your kitchen is stainless steel appliances. Your refrigeratorrange, cooktop, dishwasher, range hood, and more can all be swapped out for stainless steel appliances. Not only are they bright, classy, and elegant, but they are also very durable, dependable, and energy-efficient.

When you invest in a stainless steel appliance suite, you have beautifully matching appliances that can instantly modernize your kitchen. In fact, it may be all you need to transform the space and boost the modern feel.

Stainless steel appliances by Thor Kitchen can give you pro-style durability. They are easy to maintain and keep clean – and they also allow you to reduce your carbon footprint. In other words, they are a great step in the right direction on so many levels.

4. Create an Open Space Up High

You know those cupboards way up high that you can’t ever reach? Why not get rid of them and free up the space? These old, small, barely-usable cabinets are outdated. But you can bring them to life and add some modern flair to your kitchen by removing them altogether. Depending on the cabinets, you may be able to just remove the doors, sand them down, and repaint them. Or, remove them entirely and replace them with new open shelving with strip lighting.

Simply having an open space up high can open up the kitchen and make it look more modern.

5. Paint Your Cabinetry

If your kitchen cabinets are outdated and really putting a damper on the modern look you are going for, paint can work wonders. It helps to create a new space from an old one in order to give your kitchen a modern feel. There is no need to take it out and replace it – just paint it.

What color? That’s entirely up to you, but for a modern look, you may want to consider shades of white, blue, or even black. You won’t even recognize them when you are done.

6. Modernize Your Countertops

If your kitchen is very old, then there is a good chance it probably has outdated countertops, too. This can really kill the space when you are trying to give your kitchen a modern makeover. They make up a large portion of the kitchen, and they are very visible.

Consider looking into options to upgrade your countertops. This may include natural stone, marble, granite, resin, and more. Some are more costly than others, of course, but there is a countertop for every budget. Plus, when you think about the value it is adding to your home, the purchase just makes sense.

7. Add Unique Lighting

Lighting is usually an afterthought in kitchens, but it shouldn’t be. You need to see when cooking – so you need something bright. Does that mean it can be an unsightly option as long as it’s bright? No way.

Invest in new lighting options. Consider something unique that will give you versatility and ambiance. You may even find a lighting source that acts as a centerpiece in the kitchen. Recessed lighting, pendant lighting, and illumination under the cabinets are all part of modern lighting sources.

8. Small Touches With Big Impact

Finally, there are some small touches you can add to your kitchen that will make a big impact. This could be a pop in color, such as with a picture or a vase. Or, a colorful backsplash that will stand out. It may even be in the canisters or utensil holders you use. Greenery, whether plants or herbs, also give the space a bit of a more modern look. Display an heirloom, light up your wine collection in a wine cooler, or remove curtains and let the outdoors shine in.

All of these ideas – the small touches, stainless steel appliances, and all the other ideas listed above – will transform a kitchen space into an upgraded modern version of itself that you are sure to love.

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5 Kitchen Upgrades that Add Value to Your Home

5 kitchen upgrades that add value to your home

Ask yourself – if you were buying your home all over again, what would you look for in the kitchen? What would you change now that would make the kitchen more enticing and functional? Is there a design flaw in the layout? Could your appliances need an upgrade? Do your cabinets need a makeover? Are there any kitchen upgrades that add value to your home?

When it comes to kitchen upgrades that add value to your home, it is not always about the most expensive option or the trending new idea. Efficiency, functionality, appearance, and beneficial features all play a role.

We’ve searched high and low for the five kitchen upgrades that will add value to your home.

1. Luxury Kitchen Appliances

Luxury kitchen appliances make a difference when it comes to upgrading your kitchen. You want your appliances to not only do the basic function they are designed for, such as having a refrigerator keep your perishables from perishing, but you also want to expand your horizons a little more. In other words, a focus on luxury appliances with must-have features should be on the menu.

Sticking with refrigerators, consider Thor Kitchen’s 36-inch professional French door refrigerator with an ice and water dispenser. This unit not only gives you space to fill up with groceries and keep them fresh, but it also makes it easy to hold everything you buy, thanks to flexible storage space – including adjustable racks and shelves.

Another luxury kitchen appliance is Thor Kitchen’s 48-inch dual fuel range. This unit has six powerful burners and a griddle. It uses only the best heat for each cooking method – gas for the stove and electric for the oven. Not to mention that its blue porcelain interior boldly sets it apart from the rest.

Think you can’t find a luxury dishwasher? Think again. Thor Kitchen has one. This unit knows just how dirty your dishes are – and it adjusts its wash cycle accordingly. Plus, you can adjust or even remove the racks if needed to accommodate any size of dishes you are washing. Most dishwashers are too basic to handle this task.

Do you see a pattern? Your kitchen may have all the appliances, but by adding luxury kitchen appliances that go above and beyond the call of duty, they can boost your home’s value.

2. A Layout That Just Makes Sense

A home can be beautiful and perfect – but a kitchen with a terrible layout can make or break a sale. Whether the kitchen wasn’t on the high priority list when it was built, or a lot of miscalculations or lack of planning happened, it is not too late.

A layout that just makes sense is important. You want to keep a flow between the prep space, the sink, refrigerator, and range. Doors should be able to open freely and without obstruction. You should be able to prep near your range and still have easy access between the stove, the sink, and the prep area.

Sometimes adding an island may be necessary to provide more space. Sometimes removing an island can make the kitchen run more efficiently and smoothly. It all comes down to space. Talking to someone with kitchen design experience may give you some pointers on ways to tweak the layout, so it adds value.

3. Don’t Neglect Your Countertops

Your kitchen counters are as important as other areas of your kitchen. And giving them a new look can transform the look of your kitchen. Though you cannot just settle for any countertops – they should be a high-quality countertops that will always continue to look great no matter how much space is used. A few common options are granite, concrete, quartz, or laminate. An expert can help you determine the best choice for your kitchen.

You may be surprised at how much a change to your counters can actually improve the overall look and feel of your kitchen. And, of course, improve your home’s value.

4. Stainless Steel Appliances For the Win

Stainless steel is timeless. This classic metal is one that shines beautifully on the appliances in your kitchen. It is resistant to fingerprints, and when sticky fingers or smears of chocolate pudding make their way onto the surface or handles, they are very easy to clean.

While keeping the shine is a great perk of having stainless steel appliances, perhaps one of the best is that they fit with every type of design. Whether you are looking for a kitchen style that is modern, contemporary, farmhouse, cottage, traditional, elegant, or something else – you will be pleased to know that stainless steel appliances are a win. They fit any design style. So, if you are one who likes to change things up a bit – or you want to give sellers the perfect appliance for whatever their design style is – stainless steel appliances are the way to go!

5. Pro-Style Upgrades

Invest in appliances that will stand the test of time. When it comes to adding value to your home, start with the appliances. Don’t try to scrape by with the cheapest option on the market, but make a point to invest in pro-style upgrades.

Pro-style appliances are designed to withstand heavy use. They are durable and long-lasting, often surviving way beyond the life of regular appliances – and they can withstand heavy, continuous use without issue. These types of refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, and more are made close to a commercial quality but with a look perfect for a residential kitchen.

Finally, anyone in the real estate industry will tell you that stainless steel appliances have a fantastic ability to boost home values.

Shop Kitchen Upgrades that Add Value at Thor Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of your home – so giving it some much-needed attention can result in a real boost in your home’s value. Take the time to determine areas you can make a change, such as upgrading your refrigerator, range, dishwasher, and more to luxury, pro-style appliances. Stick to stainless steel appliances, opt for new countertops, and always – always – maintain a floor plan that will keep you moving about the space in the most efficient manner.

Looking to upgrade? Get started today! At Thor Kitchen, you can build and remodel with our Builder and Designer Program to create your dream kitchen — while enjoying exclusive discounts too!

For more information, find your nearest dealer or contact us anytime.

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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