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7 Spooky Halloween Desserts to Bake in the Wall Oven

7 spooky halloween desserts to bake in the wall oven

Halloween will be here before you know it. Lots of kids decked out in costumes, ringing your doorbell with excitement and anticipation for their next batch of spooky Halloween desserts (straight from the good ol’ wall oven)! All it takes is the shout of trick or treat, and they get candy in their bucket. What more could a kid ask for?

But let’s be real, though – adults need some enjoyment on Halloween, too. And we don’t mean sneaking candy from your kid’s bucket. Halloween is a perfect time to make some ghoulish treats. Whether you are throwing a costume party at your house, trying to make the work day a little more festive, or just want to treat yourself, we’ve got the 411 on the best Halloween desserts you need to have this year.

7 Spooky Halloween Desserts for the Wall Oven

So pick your favs, grab the ingredients, and fire up that stainless steel wall oven. It’s time to whip together a magical potion!

1. Spooky Spider Cookies

You cannot mix cookies and candy together – said no one ever. These creepy crawlers, aka spooky spider cookies, give you all the good feels despite their outward, 8-legged appearance. They are fun, delicious, and perfect for a Halloween treat.

The base is made of a soft peanut butter cookie. Once it comes out of your wall oven, the decorating begins – while they are still hot. Turn these plain cookies into sweet spiders with the help of a mini peanut butter cup pressed into the cookie (the heat will melt it in place). This is the spider’s body. A chocolate-covered peanut or raisin comes next to create its head.

Let the cooking cool, then add some legs with black gel icing. The final step? Pop one in your mouth and enjoy!

2. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are some classics that just need to be left alone. And chocolate chip cookies are one of them. That is, of course, unless you add some pumpkin spice. Let’s just call it an enhanced version. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies take the soft, warm, gooey cookies you have always loved and transform them into a fall must-have. Trust us, you will never look at a chocolate chip cookie the same again.

Gather all the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies, including some canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice (a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves).

Just 11 to 13 minutes in your wall oven at 350 degrees, and you’ve got yourself a delicious treat.

3. Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Sticking with the pumpkin flavoring because, well, it’s fall – we’ve got a pumpkin sheet cake you won’t want to miss.

Sheet cakes, in general, are simple cakes that you can always count on to be so moist and so incredibly good. It only makes sense that you would make a pumpkin spice version, too.

This recipe includes simple ingredients, including flour, sugar, buttermilk, pumpkin puree, vanilla, and the like. The icing is a mixture of softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and a few other pantry staples. It throws together nicely and goes into your wall oven for just 20 minutes.

Everyone appreciates a pumpkin sheet cake. And, if they don’t, are they even real? This time of year, you may want to check.

4. Candy-Covered Caramel Bars

You can either invest in some candy to make spooky Halloween desserts, or you can use the candies that come from your kid’s trick-or-treating stash. Candy-covered caramel bars are ooey and gooey and oh-so-delicious!

If you have never used canned dulce de leche, now is your chance. You have a crumbly crust made of things like flour, oats, and brown sugar. This is then baked and topped with the dulce de leche. While it is soft, add candies to the top and press them in gently. Child for at least 2 hours before cutting.

Consider using Kit Kats, Milky Ways, Snickers, M & M’s, or any similar candy. This one is so good we will just say you’re welcome now.

5. Halloween Cake Balls

You’ve undoubtedly seen cake balls at some point. But did you know that Halloween cake balls are so easy to make at home? All you need is a cake mix (try bloody red velvet), frosting, melting chocolate, lollipop sticks, and colorful gel icing.

You make the cake as you normally would in your wall oven, adding some rum if you’d like to adult your cake balls. Then just crumble the cake into fine crumbs. Mix in icing little by little until you can no longer see it, and then roll the cake mix into small balls using a small ice cream scooper.

Melt the chocolate and dip your ball and rest on parchment paper. As it cools, you can begin decorating them as spooky as you’d like. Get creative.

6. Pop Tart Ghosts

Who said pop-tarts are just for kids? Well, humans of all ages will love these pop-tart ghosts. Not only are they super adorable, but they taste so, so good.

You can use store-bought dough (because who has time to make it from scratch?), or you can make your own. And you are going to cut out your ghost shapes. The filling of these pop-tarts is Nutella – yum! Put a top on and seal the edges by pressing down with a fork.

Bake in your wall oven until done!

To get the full ghastly ghost effect, you will glaze them and add some eyes or whatever decorations you think will work best.

Experiment with different designs, too!

7. Brownie Bottom Halloween Cupcakes

Can’t decide between brownies or cupcakes? Well, you don’t have to with brownie bottom Halloween cupcakes. Fill your cupcake tin with a layer of brownie mix and add some Hershey’s special dark cocoa powder to get them almost black. Then top with a vanilla cake batter that you have doused with orange food coloring.

Bake in your wall oven until done all the way through.

Top with some delicious white icing, and then decorate using sprinkles, colored sugar, candy eyeballs, and more.

This is the perfect Halloween cupcake.

Happy Halloween from THOR Kitchen

It just wouldn’t be the same without some spooky Halloween desserts. And those desserts wouldn’t taste as good without a Thor Kitchen wall oven. You know what to do!

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!

Induction vs Electric Cooktop: Which Should You Buy?

Induction vs electric cooktop: Which should you buy?

If you are in the market for a new cooktop, you may find yourself looking at all your choices while scratching your head. There are so many to choose from – and so many new options, such as induction vs electric cooktop.

Like, induction cooktops. What are they? Is induction better than electric? Should you just stick to what you know? Or is it time to invest in something new?

If you’ve got just a few minutes, let’s run through all the differences between an induction vs electric cooktop so that you know which one you should buy.

The Cost

Cost is one of the things that many consumers look at first when making a big purchase. For some, it doesn’t matter how great a certain appliance is if it costs a great amount more than other options on the table. Affordability is often a must.

So, how does the cost of an induction cooktop compare to an electric version? Believe it or not, there is not much difference between the two. In most instances, induction cooktops are slightly higher than electric, but the difference is often not significant.

If you were basing your decisions on cost, you wouldn’t find it here. You will have to take a look at a few other key factors.

Heat Generation

The way heat is generated by each of these cooktops varies. In fact, it is the biggest difference that sets them apart. Unlike a gas cooktop, they both use electricity to obtain their heat, but that is where the similarities end.

With an electric cooktop, you have an element that heats up an iron coil. This coil becomes hot and will, in turn, heat your pan for cooking. Some electric ranges will have this coil exposed, whereas most electric cooktops have it encased under the glass cooking surface.

Heat generation using an induction cooktop is different. This type uses magnets to transfer heat between the cooktop and the pan. There is an electric current that runs through a coil creating a magnetic field in and around the cookware. The heat goes from one to the other without touching the cooktop itself.

Safety

Whether you realize it or not, there are many dangers lurking in your kitchen. And burns while cooking is one of them.

Because of the manner in which heat passes through the magnetic field in an induction cooktop, the surface never gets hot. You could place a stack of napkins in between the burner and the pan, and they would be absolutely fine. That’s how cool the surface remains while cooking. This is very beneficial when it comes to safety concerns – especially involving kids and pets.

An electric cooktop will remain hot even after the burner is turned off. As time passes, it will cool down and become safe to touch. Most electric cooktops will come equipped with safety features letting you know when the surface is or is not safe to touch.

Efficiency

Efficiency is always an important topic when referring to money and energy. So it is only natural that it will be something to consider when investing in a new cooktop. Between an electric vs induction cooktop, which one is more efficient?

Electric cooktops offer a consistent flow of heat which is important for energy efficiency. Unfortunately, a lot of this heat can escape into the atmosphere in your kitchen, wasted. This also makes your kitchen temperature rise and forces your air conditioner to work that much harder.

Induction cooktops, as you know, don’t allow heat to escape. Remember, their surface is always cool to the touch – even when actively cooking. This means that there is no wasted energy at all – from the cooktop or the air conditioner.

Cookware

Something you may not have considered is the cookware needed to use each of these cooktops. While cooking on an electric cooktop allows you to use any piece of cookware you prefer, the same does not hold true for induction cooktops.

Because a magnetic field is utilized to transfer heat in induction cooking, you will need the proper cookware to receive the heat and cook your food. For instance, this needs to be ferrous metal like stainless steel or cast iron. Cookware made of copper, glass, ceramic, or aluminum won’t work.

If you are partial to your cookware, this may be something to consider.

Induction vs Electric Cooktop: Pros and Cons

Below you will find a breakdown of the pros and cons of both induction cooktops vs electric cooktops. You can use these to help you make your decision.

Induction Pros:

+Highly energy efficient

+Faster heating times

+Even heating

+The surface remains cool during and after cooking

+Easy to clean

+Easier response to changes in temperature

Induction Cons:

-Only works with certain cookware

-More costly than other options

Electric Pros:

+Familiar and easy to cook with

+Easy to install

+Energy efficient 

+Less expensive

Electric Cons:

-Residual heat left behind after the burner has been turned off

-Slower to heat up – resulting in longer cook times

-Potential uneven distribution of heat through coils

Induction vs. Electric: Which Should You Buy?

Well, since you have stuck around to learning the ins and outs of induction and electric cooktops, which should you buy?

It all comes down to your personal choice. Take some time to consider what matters most. For instance, would you rather have a safe, cool cooking surface or the ability to cook with any pan you own? Or does it matter more that you save money initially on your one-time purchase or continually over the years due to your investment in an energy-efficient appliance?

Take a look at your choices and decide what is a better fit for your home. Then, when you are ready, explore the high-quality, pro-style appliances by Thor Kitchen. Both their induction cooktop and electric cooktop give you a long-lasting cooking solution for your kitchen. With a lot of features and attention to detail, you may be surprised how this one purchase can boost the value of your home!

Induction vs electric cooktop – which one is the best option for your kitchen? Search for your nearest dealer to find out.

Do Range Hoods Have to be Vented Outside?

Do range hoods have to be vented outside?

Have you ever wondered, “Do range hoods have to be vented outside?” If so, you’re not the only one. In fact, it’s a common question most people have when purchasing or considering a range hood for a kitchen.

For many homeowners, there are often a lot of unknowns when it comes to range hoods. You know that if you have a kitchen mishap and your food starts smoking, as you fan your smoke detectors with your kitchen towel, you reach over and flip on the vent from your range hood.

As the smoke begins to dissipate, you may find yourself questioning – where does it go? How does the vent work? Believe it or not, this much-needed appliance is not magic but rather a simple machine that helps you breathe in the freshest air while cooking.

If you don’t currently have one, don’t worry – you can easily install one in your kitchen, as range hoods do not have to be vented outside.

The Purpose of a Range Hood

Every time you cook, you are potentially releasing toxins and carcinogens into your kitchen. Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) are carcinogenic chemicals that come from cooking meat, poultry, and fish at high temperatures. Acrylamide is like an HCA that comes from vegetables and grains rather than meat. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are additional carcinogens that come from cooking over an open flame. And this is in addition to formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and nitrous dioxide, to name a few.

Just so you understand this right, everyone in your kitchen may be exposed to these toxins when you cook. And it even includes your kids.

This is where a range hood comes in.

You flip it on, and the dirty air gets sucked out, including the steam, heat, odor, smoke, etc. The result? You and your loved ones are left with healthy, clean air to breathe, and you don’t have to smell last night’s fish when you open your eyes in the morning.

Ducted and Ductless Range Hoods

The purpose of a range hood may be to give you clean air to breathe, but it doesn’t always happen in the same way. There are two different types of range hoods – ducted and ductless.

A ducted range hood is one that is attached to ducts that go from your kitchen to the outdoors. In other words, when you turn it on, it pulls all the air from your kitchen and carries it through the ductwork that has been installed throughout your home. It will be released outside your home so that you are only left with clean air to breathe.

The problem with a ducted range hood is that not everyone has them. And, let’s be real – installing ductwork throughout your home is a big investment, as well as a time-consuming one. You don’t have to worry about not moving forward with this big project and being stuck with unhealthy air in your kitchen. Instead, you can opt for a ductless range hood.

Ductless range hoods work just as well as ducted hoods, but they don’t need to be vented outside. So, how do they work? It’s simple. Using commercial-grade baffle filters, the dirty air is sucked up into the unit and then filtered and returned to your kitchen – without the toxins.

Both of these range hood options are effective.

Advantages of a Ductless Range Hood

Ductless range hoods that filter and recirculate the air are great options for kitchens that don’t have ductwork already installed or those with inconvenient layouts. Also, they are perfect for condos and apartments. They can be installed on the wall above the range or even underneath cabinets. If you have an island, you can even add a ceiling range hood over the range or cooktop.

Let’s take a look at a few of the benefits that come with a ductless range hood:

-Convenient to install

-Can be installed anywhere in the kitchen without having to make sure it is near pipes or ducts that are vented outside

Baffle filters are easy to clean so that you always have clean air to breathe

-More affordable option when compared to ducted vent hoods

-Can be installed and used in an apartment or condo

-Works well to effectively remove toxins and unhealthy air

-Long-lasting and easy to care for

Boost home value

Limitations of a Ductless Range Hood

It is important to note the limitation of a ductless range hood. While they work beautifully to remove all the carcinogens, toxins, and odors that come from your delicious cooking, there is something that they cannot remove. Heat and humidity, unfortunately, cannot be removed from the kitchen with a ductless range hood. The reason for this is that it works by filtering the air and then recirculating it into the kitchen.

ducted range hood that vents outside will pull that hot, steamy air and carry it straight out of the kitchen. As a result, you are left with cooler air – and allow your AC to not work as hard. But since not all kitchens are equipped to handle a ducted range hood, the ductless option is a great alternative despite this limitation.

Features to Look For in a Ductless Range Hood

There are many different range hoods on the market – especially when it comes to those that don’t need to be vented outside. So, it is important that you know what features are available so you can be sure you are getting the best deal on your investment.

A few key features to look out for include the following:

-LED lighting to illuminate your cooking area

-Quiet operation

-Commercial-style baffle filters (these are easy to clean)

-Push button controls that are easy to operate

-Stainless steel finish (these are easy to clean, too!)

As you embark on your journey to investing in healthy kitchen air for your family, keep these features in mind.

Shop THOR for Range Hoods

So, do range hoods have to be vented outside? No.

If you do not have ventilation ductwork already built in your kitchen leading outdoors, this can be a large project to take on. But don’t let that deter you from fresh air. Ductless vent hoods work just as well and will give you the results you are looking for. It’s definitely worth the investment, especially when you purchase from THOR Kitchen.

Eating Healthy for Breast Cancer Prevention Month

Eating healthy for breast cancer prevention month

October is Breast Cancer Prevention Month. And according to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the U.S., showing up at a rate of 30% (1 in 3) of all new female cancer diagnoses. A few more eye-catching 2022 estimates include: 

-“About 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women

-About 51,400 new cases of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) will be diagnosed

-About 43,250 women will die from breast cancer”

Mammograms and other breast cancer screening methods are important for the early detection of breast cancer. In addition, there are other things you can do to help prevent its occurrence in your life, such as being intentional about what you put in your body.

Try These Foods

Consider adding some of these healthy foods into your diet and recipes during and beyond breast cancer prevention month.

Leafy Greens

You already know that leafy greens are good for you, but you may not have known just how impactful they can be in breast cancer prevention. These vegetables contain carotenoid antioxidants, including beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, folate, and B vitamins. All of these are believed to protect – and fight – breast cancer.

Leafy greens to add to your diet regularly include kale, arugula, spinach, mustard greens, and chard.

Fermented Foods

Foods that have gone through the fermentation process and are full of probiotics seem to reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to many dozens of studies. Plus, they are known to be immune-enhancing, too, which helps the body fight.

Fermented foods include yogurt, kimchi, miso, sauerkraut, and others.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Glucosinolate compounds can be converted into isothiocyanates which are molecules that have the potential to fight cancer. And they are found in veggies like cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.

Consuming these on a regular basis may reduce your risk of breast cancer.

Beans

There are so many different types of beans and so many things you can do with them. They have a lot of fiber, minerals, and vitamins that are thought to offer protection against cancer. In fact, one study found that women with a high bean intake reduced their risk of breast cancer by as much as 20%. Another study found that it could reduce risk by up to 28%.

Eat more beans!

Fatty Fish

Increased consumption of omega-3 and omega-6 is thought to reduce your chance of breast cancer – maybe even by up to 14%. This has been studied several different times, with results all being the same. Fatty fish also provides you with selenium and antioxidants that seem to protect against cancer.

The fish to consider include sardines, salmon, and mackerel.

Citrus Fruits

These fruits have compounds that may protect against breast cancer, including folate, vitamin c, carotenoids, and certain flavonoid antioxidants. As a result, you get antioxidant, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Regular consumption of citrus fruits, such as tangerines, oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes, may reduce breast cancer by up to 10%, according to some studies.

Berries

Berries are very beneficial for the body, even potentially reducing your risk of certain cancers. They contain antioxidants, such as flavonoids and anthocyanins, that work to minimize cell damage – as well as the spread of cancer cells. Plus, higher fiber intake (in which blueberries are a great source) is thought to lower estrogen receptor negative (ER-) breast cancer, according to one study.

Fruits

We talked about berries and citrus, but now we are referring to peaches, apples, and pears. Fruits like these (and perhaps all fruits) have shown great promise in protecting against breast cancer. Many studies have been done to conclude this.

One study, in particular, shows that two servings of peaches per week could reduce ER- breast cancer risk by up to 41%!

Similar benefits are shown with apples and pears, too. It is all about the antioxidants that inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Allium Vegetables

A high intake of onions, garlic, and leeks have also been shown to reduce breast cancer risk. They contain organosulfur compounds, flavonoids, and vitamin c – all of which seem to work against cancer.

More research may still need to be done in this category, but so far, the studies and their results are looking positive.

Avoid These Foods

Just as there are foods you should be eating to boost your body’s ability to prevent breast cancer, there are a few foods that you should avoid, too. These have been known to potentially increase your risk. If you cannot remove them entirely from your diet, consider reducing your intake.

Alcohol

Studies show that there may be a link between alcohol use and an increased risk for breast cancer.

Fried Foods

Researchers are finding a common link between large consumption of fried foods and breast cancer diagnosis.

Added Sugars

Added sugars increase inflammation in the body, which allows certain enzymes related to the spread and growth of cancer to be released.

Fast Food

There is nothing good about fast food for your body. Not only does it increase your breast cancer risk, but it also increases your risk for things like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Processed Meats

Consuming high levels of processed meat, like bacon, lunch meat, and sausage, can increase your risk – a 9% greater chanceaccording to studies.

Refined Carbs

Diets full of refined carbs seem to play a significant role in breast cancer risk.

Eating Better for Breast Cancer Prevention Month

We can’t always control what our bodies do when it comes to illnesses and cancers, but we can control the things that we eat and the way we care for our bodies. Eating foods that have a positive impact on our overall system, as well as avoiding those that could potentially be dangerous, is a simple step we can take. And that means eating more fatty fish and fruits and less fast food and sugar.

Sadly, breast cancer makes its way into the lives of many families in one way or another. And taking steps to prevent that from happening is key. Change the things you consume and always follow up with your screening.

For more information on all your favorite stainless steel kitchen products, ranges, and recipes, visit THOR Kitchen each week!

Preventing Rust on Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances

Preventing rust on stainless steel kitchen appliances

You bring home your beautiful new kitchen appliances and transform your kitchen. Every time you step into the room and turn the light on, you find yourself beaming from ear to ear. The shiny metal is an incredible mixture of class and elegance – and you know you just boosted your home’s value. That is until one day you spot a small area of rust. How did this happen? And how does one prevent rust on stainless steel kitchen appliances in the first place?

It may not be big, but once you spot it, it stands out. And you know it is going to grow if you don’t address it. So, to help you out, we have some ways to prevent rust on your stainless steel kitchen appliances, including that beautiful new stainless steel refrigerator and more!

What Causes Rust on Stainless Steel?

It is a common misconception that stainless steel won’t rust. It may not be as prone to rusting as other types of metal, but it will, nonetheless, rust if given the opportunity. Its protection comes from a layer of chromium found in stainless steel appliances. It acts as a layer of protection against corrosion, keeping moisture and other debris from actually reaching the underlying steel and causing damage.

Unfortunately, this layer of chromium can become damaged and lead to rusting. A couple of the biggest culprits include cleaners and cleaning tools. The use of bleach or other harsh cleansers, for instance, can break down the chromium over time. Even more so if they get trapped in grooves or don’t get wiped away thoroughly. Using abrasive cleaning tools, such as steel brushes or pads, can also cause damage. They can scrub away the protection and easily leave behind scrapes and scratches. And guess what finds its way into the tiny marks caused by cleaning tools? That’s right – harsh cleaners. Corrosion soon follows.

You may think you are caring for your appliances, but all you are really doing is making them susceptible to rust.

Preventing Rust on Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances

If you’d like to keep your appliances shining like new for years to come, below you will find what you should and should not do.

You should…

+Clean your appliances using mild soap and a soft cloth.

+Always dry your appliance after cleaning it – use a soft, dry cloth.

+Routinely wipe down your stainless steel appliances with a stainless steel cleaner or use mineral oil.

+Always wipe away standing water as soon as possible.

You should not…

-Use harsh cleaners or disinfectants that are abrasive or contain bleach, alcohol, ammonia, or chlorides.

-Use harsh cleaning tools, such as steel wool, scrub pads, or scrub brushes.

-Ever wipe down your appliances using your dish rag or sponge, as it could contain oils from food that may be damaging.

Removing Rust from Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances

Prevention is the best way to reduce the chance of rust. But, if you find out about the above a little too late, all is not lost. There are ways to remove rust from your stainless steel kitchen appliances. Below are a few you can try.

Bar Keepers Friend

This relatively inexpensive product can be found in any cleaning aisle. It is a powder that you can use to make a paste with a little bit of water. Apply it with a soft cloth to the rusted area. Be sure to rub only with the grain, not against it. You want it to form a paste that you can easily wipe on, so don’t make it too thick or too thin. A quick Google search will give you different measurements for creating this, but it is best to just keep adding a little water until you get the right consistency.

Continue rubbing with a soft cloth until the rust is removed. Then, rinse it off with water and a clean, soft cloth. Dry thoroughly.

Baking Soda

Much like the Bar Keepers Friend, you can simply use baking soda and water. Again, you are trying to create a paste that you can rub in the direction of the grain, so you want to make sure you have a good consistency. Using a soft cloth, continue rubbing the mixture on the rust spot until it disappears.

Rinse with water and dry with a clean, soft cloth.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

Another chemical-free option involves using 1 tsp of baking soda and 1 tsp of vinegar. Mix together to create a paste. This time, you want to let it sit on the rust spot, so apply it and leave it alone for about 5 minutes.

Using a soft cloth or a soft brush, begin scrubbing the spot in the direction of the grain.

Once the rust is removed, rinse with water and dry with a clean, soft cloth.

Baking Soda and Liquid Dish Soap

Many have found success with this method of cleaning rust from stainless steel appliances. Like the other options, create a paste with baking soda and liquid dish soap. Rub it into the rust stain. Once the rust disappears, rinse with water and dry with a soft cloth.

Salt and Lime

Believe it or not, you can take a shot of tequila and use the salt and lime to clean the rust on your stainless steel appliances. Squeeze a lime over the rusted area and pour on the salt to cover the rusted area. Let it sit for a couple of hours – at least two. Then, using the lime peeling, scrub the area to remove the rust.

Rinse with water and thoroughly dry with a soft cloth.

Cream of Tartar and Lemon Juice

Sticking with the chemical-free theme, we’ve got a mixture of cream of tartar and lemon juice. The ratio is 1 tbsp of cream of tartar to a few drops of lemon juice. Using a soft brush and going with the grain, rub the mixture into the rust stain.

Again, rinse with water and thoroughly dry with a soft cloth.

The Best Solution?

As you can tell, there are many solutions for removing rust from stainless steel appliances. To find the best solution for your rust spot, you may have to try a couple.

Once you have successfully removed the rust, be sure to keep an eye on it as it may appear again one day down the road. When it does, you will know exactly what to do. In the meantime – take steps to prevent your stainless steel appliances from rusting in the first place!

For more tips on modern kitchen appliances, visit THOR Kitchen online.

Are Outdoor Kitchens with Pizza Ovens Worth It?

Are outdoor kitchens with pizza ovens worth it?

A few years ago, many people would use their backyard for a hangout spot every now and then. Maybe this included firing up the grill and having a BBQ, maybe not. And not only that but utilizing the backyard for creating outdoor kitchens with pizza ovens certainly wasn’t the deal – why not just order out, right? The outdoor area was seen as an optional space that didn’t get much attention unless the perfect weather just called for it.

That is – until the global pandemic hit.

All it took was for us to go stir crazy in our homes due to quarantine before we decided to revamp outside spaces – and that includes how we use them. While outdoor kitchens have always been a thing, they quickly became a necessity during this time. And still are today.

Transforming your space and taking it to the next level with an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven may sound enticing. But is it worth it?

Increase the Value of Your Home

Outdoor kitchens with pizza ovens can increase your home’s value. And, if you are wondering just how wise of an investment it is, it is not uncommon for the return on investment to be at least 100%. Maybe even double that. In other words, when you sell your property, the sale price of your home will account for the entire cost of the outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven – if not more.

Many homebuyers dream of having a backyard escape – and are often willing to pay more for a home that has one already built in.

What does this mean for you?

Well, investing in an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven will allow you to enjoy all that it brings to your home – and when you decide it is time to move on, you will be reimbursed for your cost, and someone new can enjoy it.

Expand Your Living Space

As we mentioned, living with COVID-19 and all that time spent sheltering in place allowed us to appreciate the outdoors a little bit more. Being able to get out of the house and into a space we enjoyed – while still being safe – was what mattered.

Today, many have a new appreciation for the outdoor areas of our living space. Rather than just allowing it to be a space that is an afterthought, adding an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven, some comfortable seating, maybe some bistro lights, and a speaker for some music can transform the space into something you won’t want to leave. And don’t forget to add a place to eat, too, so you can really make the most of it.

No longer will you be bound by the four walls of your home, but you will have ample space to live and enjoy.

Boost Your Health and Wellness

Fresh air does a body good, doesn’t it? Staying indoors all the time and breathing in recycled air may feel great on a really hot day, but it doesn’t always add vibrancy to your health. Believe it or not, getting outdoors can boost your overall wellness by:

-Improving memory and concentration.

-Reducing stress.

-Restoring the mind.

-Letting creative energy flow.

It pays to invest in your overall well-being. And in this instance, you get all the perks of enjoying an outdoor kitchen while allowing yourself to have better health. It is like a win-win.

Something to Feel Good About

Why even focus on the numbers? Life is short, and sometimes it can feel good just to have something to feel good about. If you decide to invest in an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven so that you can spend quality time with your family and friends, ease your mind, reduce your stress, and increase your vitamin D consumption from the sun, then just do it!

Having something that makes you happy doesn’t always have to make financial sense. So what if your home’s value doesn’t increase as much as you’d like (though it will) or if you felt you could have made a bigger return investing in something else? If your backyard outdoor kitchen and the surrounding space make you feel good – then that is all that truly matters.

THOR’s Outdoor Kitchen with Pizza Oven

modular outdoor kitchen

Thor Kitchen has an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven that will meet your needs. Decked out in a shiny and timeless stainless steel finish, it pairs well with any look you are going for in your backyard. Whether you are seeking stone, quartz, granite, or something else – all shades and designs will flow nicely.

This modular outdoor kitchen comes with several different pieces that come together in any order or way you prefer to meet your outdoor space. With large surface areas and recessed handles, it is sleek and beautiful.

Let’s take a look at a few of the pieces and the features that make this outdoor kitchen so inviting:

32-Inch Gas BBQ Grill

The 32-inch gas BBQ grill, model number MK04SS304, comes complete with an infrared rotisserie built right in. Either built-in or sitting on top of a matching grill cabinet, your Thor Kitchen BBQ grill comes with incredible features, including:

-Four burners.

-Beautiful blue LED-lit knobs.

-Halogen lights so you can see what you are cooking at night.

-Can be used with propane or natural gas.

Outdoor Kitchen Sink Cabinet

This outdoor kitchen sink cabinet, model number MK01SS304, is also 32-inches and blends perfectly with the BBQ grill. Having a sink nearby makes it easier to utilize your outdoor kitchen. You will be able to wash food as you prep, wash your hands, and even clean up right outside. It is convenient, saving you from going in and out of the house all the time.

Underneath the sink, you have a spacious cabinet to hold your seasonings in the built-in spice rack, cleaning supplies, cooking utensils, and more.

Outdoor Kitchen Pizza Oven and Cabinet

Thor Kitchen’s outdoor kitchen pizza oven, model number MK07SS304, is wood burning – and that means tasty, smokey flavor in every bite. It comes with a ceramic pizza stone and a flue damper to control the heat. As a result, your pizza comes out perfect every time.

Underneath the pizza oven is a cabinet to hold all the utensils needed for delivering mouth-watering pizza, such as a pizza cutter, pizza peel, server, brush, and more.

Buy Outdoor Kitchens with Pizza Ovens at THOR Kitchen

And that’s only half of your outdoor kitchen! Summer isn’t over yet – transform your backyard with an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven from Thor Kitchen! It is sure to be worth it.

For more information, find a THOR 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.

Celebrate National More Herbs Less Salt Day on Aug 29

Celebrate national more herbs less salt day on aug 29

August 29th is National More Herbs Less Salt Day. This is a day that has been created to remind us to be cognizant of the amount of sodium we are consuming on a daily basis. And, truth be told, it is a lot.

According to the CDC, the average American consumes about 3,400mg of sodium every day. But the Dietary Guidelines for Americans set the maximum consumption level at 2,300mg per day. And most doctors would consider that to still be a little excessive. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 1,500mg of sodium.

It is pretty safe to say that, unless you monitor your sodium intake, there is a good chance you may be consuming too much. It is not that salt is bad. Sodium is actually an electrolyte that the body needs for nerve and muscle function. However, it only becomes an issue when we consume too much.

Today, we are going to talk about all things salt – why too much is harmful to your health, what happens when you reduce consumption, and how you can make your food taste great without it the next time you turn on the range or cooktop. Hold on to your taste buds, here we go!

The Dangers of Too Much Salt

If you pay attention to labels, it seems like there is sodium in nearly all the foods we consume – especially processed, pre-packaged foods. In many cases, salt is used as a means of preserving foods. Without calculating your sodium intake each day, you could be consuming too much. Over time, this can cause both short- and long-term effects, including:

-Increased blood pressure

-Increased thirst

-Water retention

-Increased risk of stomach cancer

-Increased risk of heart disease

There are a few signs you can pay attention to that may indicate you are consuming too much salt, including:

-Feeling bloated in your stomach

-Having high blood pressure

-Swollen or puffy hands, feet, face, and ankles

-Excessive thirst

-Weight gain

-Frequent urination

-Poor sleep quality

-Feeling weak

-Stomach upset

Keep in mind that these signs could indicate other underlying health issues, too, so it is best to speak to your doctor to get to the root cause.

Benefits of Reducing Your Sodium Intake

When you cut sodium from your life, your body will thank you. A low sodium diet is great for:

-Lowering your risk for kidney disease since your kidneys won’t have to work as hard

-Controlling diabetes because you are maintaining healthy blood pressure levels

-Reducing your blood pressure

-Build stronger bones due to no longer lacking depleting calcium from your bones

-Decreasing the risk of stomach cancer thanks to a healthier gut

Don’t worry – the temporary tantrum by your taste buds will soon subside once you begin to discover new ways to entice them.

Herbs to Replace Salt in Your Diet

Nobody is telling you that you have to give up salt entirely. But a little goes a long way. Besides, there are so many other flavor combinations out there for you to try if you just open up and invite new herbs into your kitchen. Once you do, you may find that you don’t even miss the salt.

Below are a few herbs that will give you the burst of flavor you are looking for without overdoing it on the salt.

-Cumin

-Cayenne

-Paprika

-Black pepper

-Garlic powder

-Onion powder

-Sage

-Lemon peel

-Oregano

-Ginger

Experiment with different flavor combinations, bringing some of these spices together with one another to create unique and delicious recipes – and you won’t even miss the salt!

Give These Recipes a Try

As a society, we have grown so accustomed to salt and the flavor it gives our foods. For instance, there are several foods that Americans tend to consume in high numbers that are overflowing with sodium, including fried chicken, tacos/burritos, soups, burgers, pizza, cold cuts, and pasta dishes.

So, what if you replaced the salt with more herbs and created some fantastic low-sodium recipes you and your family will love? To help you give it a try, we’ve included some recipes that are great for more herbs and less salt per day – and without sacrificing flavor.

Take a look!

Crispy Potato Skins

For many, crispy potato skins are an appetizer that can fare well as a dish all on its own. With cheese, bacon, and sour cream all melted on top of a potato skin – it definitely has some sodium, doesn’t it? Ditch the toppings and turn to flavors like rosemary and pepper or consider adding basil, chives, dill, garlic, cayenne pepper, caraway seed, tarragon, or thyme.

You won’t miss the salt.

Balsamic Roast Chicken

When mixed with brown sugar, balsamic vinegar can coat the chicken in a glaze that acts like gravy but is much healthier with much less sodium. It’s sweet and tart and pairs well with savory poultry. With herbs like rosemary, garlic, and black pepper, we know that you will not be reaching for the salt shaker with balsamic roast chicken.

Beef Stew

As we are heading into the fall season, warming soups and stews are always a favorite go-to meal. Unfortunately, finding a beef stew recipe that isn’t loaded with sodium is tough to do, until now. This recipe is made with onions, carrots, garlic, thyme, celery, bay leaf, wine, mustard, and tomato paste. That is where it gets its flavor. And, well, you know what you won’t be missing.

Pork and Mushroom Casserole with Gremolata

The flavor combination of pork and mushroom casserole with gremolata leaves nothing to be desired. It is filling, rich, flavorful, and downright delish. Yet the sodium is still kept to a minimum. Again, the use of onion, garlic, celery, thyme, mushrooms, sage, and rosemary are all that are needed to make a fantastic, healthy dinner.

Try Something New for More Herbs Less Salt Day

These are just a few options for you, but your diet is never limited. You can take any one of your recipes and transform it into a low-sodium option by removing the ingredients that are high in salt and replacing them with lower-sodium options. Add lots of herbs and seasonings, use the powerful flavor of certain veggies, and so on. You may just be surprised by what you create!

Why a Wine Cooler is the Best Way to Store Wine

Why a wine cooler is the best way to store wine

What did you do with the last bottle of wine you bought? Did you put it in the refrigerator? On top of the fridge? In the super cute wine rack you picked up that fits perfectly on your window sill? Or did you just leave it sitting right there on your counter until you decided to drink it? When it comes to storage, wine drinkers do some things with their wine that make connoisseurs cringe. So, what is the best way to store wine?

If you want the best-tasting wine, you need to store it properly. That means, hands down, that you need a wine cooler. And we’re going to tell you why.

Wine Coolers Provide Both Long and Short-Term Storage

Wine cellars are amazing, but they aren’t the type of thing that everyone has in their house. If you do, wonderful. It’s one of the best ways to store wine long-term. That is over six months. It is common for wine that is being stored and not served to remain stored in a cellar while having the wine intended to be frequently accessed to be housed in a wine cooler for convenience. In other words, just because you have a wine cellar doesn’t mean you don’t need a wine cooler, too.

If you are like most, though, you don’t have a wine cellar. Don’t fret. This is absolutely fine. You do not need a wine cellar to have fantastic tasting wine. Investing in a good wine cooler gives you access to storage for both the short and long term. And it stores your wine in optimal conditions for optimal flavor.

Choosing the Right Temperature

A good wine cooler will allow you to make adjustments to the temperature. After all, the temperature of your storage should coincide with the type of wine you are drinking. This plays a huge role in the aging process and, if not set properly, can interfere with the taste of the wine. You need a reliable place for storage that will not fluctuate in temperature. For instance, if you place your wine in the refrigerator, every time you open that refrigerator door throughout the day, it will cause that temperature to change – thus, potentially impacting the taste of the wine.

Red wines like Pinot Noir should be stored between 60 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit whereas others, such as Malbec, are best stored between 63 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. White wines should be stored at slightly colder temperatures than reds. Tart wines, such as Sauvignon Blanc, should be stored between 48 and 52 degrees Fahrenheit. But other whites, like a Chardonnay, do best stored between 58 and 62 degrees Fahrenheit. Rose and sparkling wines should be stored between 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Having options is always a good thing. Investing in a wine cooler that allows you dual cooling zones will give you the capability to store both red and white wines at their optimal temperature – at the same time.

Perfect Conditions For Storage

There are other conditions for storage that are just as important as temperature. And that includes having a space that has consistent humidity, no vibrations, no access to UV lights, and the like.

If you have ever taken a close look at wine, you will notice there is often a good amount of sediment in the bottom of a bottle. When it is stored in a space that has vibrations, such as when your refrigerator kicks on, it can stir up this sediment and speed up the aging process of the wine. This is sure to impact the overall flavor.

Humidity is important for corks. Without it, the cork can crumble or dry out, allowing air to enter the bottle of wine. As it does, it can ruin the taste of your bottle of wine very quickly. But you don’t want to have too much humidity, or it can impact the labels and become too moist. Ideally, your humidity level should be between 60 and 68 percent.

Storing your wine in a dark place is the most ideal. Going back to those sediments, having too many UV rays can impact the aging process and cause the taste to be impacted greatly.

A wine cooler offers the perfect conditions for storage. It will not only house your wine at the proper temperature, but it does so without vibrations, at the right level of humidity, and in a space that is free from damaging UV lights.

Store Your Wine Horizontally

It is not uncommon to see bottles of wine in the liquor store standing up vertically. While that may be ok for a short period of time, you want to store your wine horizontally for the ultimate taste and flavor, as well as proper aging.

Storing it on its side keeps the cork a little moist, which, as we discussed above, is important for keeping the bottle sealed. Wine coolers offer horizontal storage that also provides all the other perfect conditions you need to enjoy a delicious bottle of wine whenever the mood strikes.

24 Inch Dual Zone Wine Cooler, 162 Wine Bottle Capacity

24 Inch Dual Zone Wine Cooler, 162 Wine Bottle Capacity

Wine Coolers You Need

So, where do you find a wine cooler that is dependable and effective at giving you the best tasting wine at just the right temperature every time? We’ve got just the thing you need. Whether you are looking for something small that has one temperature throughout, or you are looking for a larger dual unit with two temperatures, Thor Kitchen has just the right wine cooler for you. Below are a few stainless steel beauties you won’t want to miss.

24-Inch Dual Zone Wine Cooler (holds 162 bottles)

24-inch Dual Zone Wine Cooler (holds 46 bottles)

24-inch Dual Zone French Door Wine Cooler (holds 42 bottles)

24-inch French Door Wine Cooler and Beverage Center (holds 21 bottles and 95 cans}

15-inch Single Zone Wine Cooler (holds 33 bottles)

18-inch Single Zone Wine cooler (holds 40 bottles)

Each of these units provides the most ideal conditions for wine storage or the best way to store wine. They are built with longevity in mind – and they look beautiful too.

The Best Way to Store Wine is with THOR Kitchen

Now that you know the best way to store wine, it’s time to invest in a wine cooler to do just that.

All you have to decide is just how serious you want your wine collection to be. Will you store 33 bottles? Or 162?

No matter which, you can start by finding a THOR dealer near you.

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