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November 12, 2020 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

Ricotta and Artichoke Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

This blog is written by celebrity chef and THOR Kitchen brand advocate Derrick Fox. Each month, Chef Fox will be sharing his favorite recipes with step-by-step directions, pictures and his signature style.  

 Recently, I was preparing a family-style dinner and a few of the family members were vegetarian. As a chef, it’s hard to see people feel left out at the table because there are limited options for their particular dietary need.  

 I wanted to create a recipe with a vegetable as the star that could be both a satisfying entrée or a hearty side dish. Like a stroke of lightning, this recipe hit me!    

 Portabella mushrooms are delicious, healthy and very easy to cook with. You can grill them, roast them, marinate and bake them – there are so many possibilities! Pair these stuffed Portabella mushrooms with a full-flavored porter or your favorite IPA for a crowd-pleasing, vegetarian meal.  

 Let’s #cooklikeagod!

Ricotta and Artichoke Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
Ingredients  Equipment 
3-4 large Portobello mushrooms  Mixing bowl 
1 ½ cups Ricotta cheese Baking sheet
5 artichoke hearts
3 teaspoons capers
¼ cup shredded or shaved Parmesan cheese 
Juice of half a lemon 
Zest of half a lemon
Salt and pepper
Olive oil 
Optional: chives, basil (for garnish) 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 

To prepare the mushrooms: Place the mushrooms in a mixing bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper and toss lightly to coat the mushrooms. Place the mushrooms bottom up on the baking sheet. 

To prepare the filling: Rough chop the artichokes and add to the mixing bowl with the Ricotta cheese, capers, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Mix well. 

Scoop the filling into the mushroom caps and top with more shaved cheese. 

 

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, turn on the broiler setting, move the mushrooms under the broiler and cook for 1-2 additional minutes or until the cheese starts to turn golden brown. 

Remove from the oven, plate and garnish with chives, basil or a drizzle of balsamic reduction. 

 

September 18, 2020 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings with Basil Pesto

This Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings with Basil Pesto recipe blog is written by celebrity chef and THOR Kitchen brand advocate Derrick Fox. Each month, Chef Fox will be sharing his favorite recipes with step-by-step directions, pictures and his signature style.  

I have had many different chef jobs over the years, and this recipe comes from a time when I was working at a restaurant that had a great football crowd. 

The owner asked me to put wings on the menu, and I didn’t want to put just any typical recipe on the menu. So, created these garlicky, cheesy, deliciously messy wings and they were a hit!   

We had commercial fryers at the restaurant, so I altered the recipe to make it a little easier for you at home. Pair these with a crisp refreshing beer and you will be living your best life! Now that’s how you #cooklikeagod!

Watch how to make garlic parmesan chicken wings in this video and find the full recipe below!

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings with Basil Pesto 
Chicken Wing Ingredients Basil Pesto Ingredients 
lbs chicken wings  1 cup basil
2 tbsp baking powder  1 cup spinach
2 tbsp garlic powder ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
2 tsp salt   1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
1 tbsp minced garlic 
Juice of half a lemon 
Olive oil 
Garlic Parmesan Sauce Ingredients Equipment
2 cups grated (not packed) Parmesan cheese  Baking sheet with rack
2 sticks melted butter  Mixing bowl
3 tbsp minced garlic 
Food processor

To Prepare the Wings
To get nice, crispy baked wings, combine baking powder, garlic powder and salt in a mixing bowl, then add your wings. Coat the wings evenly by tossing them in the mixing bowl, and feel free to use your hands! 

 Put the wings on a baking rack over a foil-lined baking sheet, then place in the oven at 250 degrees for 30 minutes. Increase the heat to 425 degrees and cook for another 40 minutes until the wings are cooked through and crispy. 

mixing garlic parmesan chicken wing ingredients in bowl

To Prepare the Garlic Parmesan Sauce
Grate 2 cups (not packed) of Parmesan cheese into a mixing bowl. Add minced garlic. 

 In a sauce pot over medium heat, melt the butter. You can clarify the butter if you’d like by letting the milk solids separate, then straining them out with cheese cloth. 

 Let the butter cool a little, and then pour the butter over the cheese and garlic and whisk.  

 Once the wings are cooked, toss them in the garlic parmesan sauce. 

To Prepare the Basil Pesto
Add the basil, spinach, toasted pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and minced garlic into a food processor. Turn on the food processor and drizzle olive oil through the spout until the pesto becomes smooth. 

When browned and crisp to your liking, take a slotted spoon and remove them to a metal mixing bowl. In the mixing bowl, toss the cubes with a little cinnamon sugar.  

 Now, Lets Put it on the Plate
Once the wings are tossed in the Garlic Parmesan sauce, pile them high on the plate and drizzle them with the Basil Pesto, then top with more grated Parmesan. 

garlic parmesan chicken wings on a green plate

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February 28, 2020 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

Finding the Right 36 Inch Wide Refrigerator

The refrigerator is one of the most important and widely-used kitchen appliances at home. If you’re thinking about upgrading or replacing your current refrigerator, keep the following in mind.

In this article, you’ll discover how to find the right 36 inch wide refrigerator for your pro-style kitchen.

36-Inch Wide Refrigerator

So, if you are reading this, there is probably a really good chance that you truly understand how important a refrigerator is for your kitchen. After all, it is what keeps your perishable food safe and fresh – and it keeps your drinks and ice cream at their most delicious temperature.

But, not all refrigerators are created equal. They come in various sizes, styles, and designs. And, each refrigerator comes with its own set of features that make it perfect. Do you know what you want your new kitchen refrigerator to look like? Do you know what features you are looking for or what size it needs to be?

The most common size for a refrigerator is 36-inches, though that doesn’t mean you still won’t have options! Let’s dig a little deeper to find the right 36-inch wide refrigerator for you. What do you say?

Discover Your Style

It is a good idea to know what you like and what you don’t like in terms of style. Doing so will help you narrow down your choices. Keep in mind the size of the refrigerator you need and the layout of your kitchen when making your selection. Here is a list of the most popular styles:

Top freezer. Refrigerators with a freezer on top are one of the most common models. However, this model also seems to fall into the economical category more often, as well as the smaller end of refrigerators.

Bottom freezer. This refrigerator looks just like it’s described – with a bottom freezer and refrigerator on top. This model makes accessing the refrigerator much more comfortable.

Side by side. This type of refrigerator offers more freezer space, but it also cuts down the width for both. Though it may be beneficial to those who use the freezer a great deal. The doors cause a split straight down the middle with the freezer on one side and the refrigerator on the other.

French door. Similar to the side by side, this refrigerator has French doors with the freezer on the bottom. This model is often considered to be more high-end than other options.

Of course, there are other options to choose from, too. These are just the most common that you will encounter as you begin your quest for a new refrigerator.

Know the Available Features

Keep in mind that the features will vary from the refrigerator to refrigerator – some seeming more logical than others. However, we’ve put together a list of some of the best features available – and those that you are sure to find on Thor Kitchen’s refrigerators.

  • An automatic ice maker in the freezer.
  • Recessed handles. By removing the handles from your refrigerator, you are giving your appliance an even more sleek look. And, it also increases your kitchen space, too.
  • An alarm that advises you when a door has been open too long.
  • Speed chilling option for when you need your non-perishables to get cold quickly.
  • Convertible compartments, allowing you to interchange certain compartments between freezer and refrigerator. This is a great option when you have oddly-sized items to store.
  • Touchscreen controls

Fitting Your Kitchen’s Design Style

Take a moment to consider your kitchen’s design style – after all, you want to make sure your refrigerator will fit the look, right? Some have a modern look, others are pure elegance, while still others bring back styles from years gone by. To determine which refrigerator with the best suit your space, you will need to know the design style you desire to implement in your new kitchen.

Stainless steel is perhaps the best finish for kitchen appliances – especially the refrigerator. It offers a sleek and shiny look that fits many design styles, such as modern, contemporary, industrial, traditional, and so forth. Stainless steel can be elegant, and it can be part of a rustic country feel. It is likely its versatility that makes it so easy to incorporate into a kitchen.

Keep in mind that a refrigerator is a major purchase. When you change the style of your kitchen, you don’t want to always have to replace your refrigerator. Finding something that will fit many different styles may be the most logical – and economical – way to go.

Don’t Miss These 36-Inch Refrigerators

Thor Kitchen Model HRF3601F

This model refrigerator is a great design by Thor Kitchen. It is a 36-inch refrigerator that has an upper, French door refrigerator with two bottom freezer drawers. It is sure to fit your needs, with size and durability. Want to know the features?

  • Stainless steel finish.
  • Plenty of storage.
  • Retractable shelving.
  • Two large humidity controlled drawers for fresh foods and produce.
  • Full-width chiller drawer.
  • Automatic ice maker.
  • Multi airflow.
  • No frost.

It’s a great addition to any kitchen looking for a seemingly large refrigerator.

Thor Kitchen Model HRF3603F

This model is one of Thor Kitchen’s 36-inch stainless steel refrigerators with 4 French doors. It is great for any style of kitchen which makes it very versatile. You have a lot of storage space for keeping your refrigerator neat and organized.  Thanks to wide viewing ability, the shelving, and the drawers, you should have no problem finding anything. Here are a few of the features you will find here:

  • No frost buildup.
  • Multi airflow.
  • Recessed handles for extra space.
  • LED lighting for energy efficiency.
  • Adjustable shelves.
  • Humidity controlled drawers.
  • Temperature touch control.
  • Automatic ice maker.

It’s easy to clean and a great choice for any kitchen!

Conclusion

Refrigerators are one of the most-used appliances in your kitchen. When you are ready to make your purchase, be sure to opt for a refrigerator that is going to give you a beautiful design and a high-quality. It will last you for years to come.

February 20, 2020 by Thor Kitchen 1 Comment

10 Oven Maintenance Tips to Take Care of Your Oven

If you want your range to last for years to come, it’s important to take care and maintain the oven including all of its components.

In this article, we’re sharing a few oven maintenance tips to help you take care of your own.

Oven Maintenance Tips

How often do you use your oven? How often do you look inside to inspect just how clean it is? And, well, how often do you clean it? Have you tested the temperature lately to ensure it is heating properly?

Somewhere along the line, whether you realize it or not, there is a good chance you have spilled food inside your oven. It could have boiled over the top of your casserole dish or splattered as something began to heat up. Did you clean it up? Unlikely. Most often, when the food is done, we pull it out, feast on our deliciousness, and move on. Right?

This means that the next time you go to bake something in your oven, you are going to get those drippings and splatters nice and crispy. And, probably add more to them. Then the next time, you do it again. Over and over.

Before long, your oven is not going to look too clean – and attempting to clean it is going to be quite the chore.

Just like a car requires routine maintenance to ensure it runs at its optimal level, so does your oven.

Here are a few oven maintenance to help you keep your range in top condition.

Make Use of Your Oven’s Self-Cleaning Feature

Most ovens have these, but very few people are familiar with how it works. Read your manual or contact the manufacturer. Be sure to wipe down the inside of the oven after it cools down. And, whatever you do, never start the self-cleaning feature and leave home.

Clean Your Oven Regularly

Experts say that you should give your oven a thorough cleaning at least twice each year. Of course, if you use it daily, you may want to increase that cleaning routine to, say, every couple of months. Leaving burnt food to continue to re-burn with every use will eventually cause your oven to work less efficiently. Not to mention that the continuous smell of burnt food every time you use it will eventually start affecting the taste of your new meal.

Don’t Remove Your Oven’s Knobs

These knobs are directly connected to your oven’s control system. When you remove them to spray cleaner on them, you are actually putting yourself at risk of electrocution. As tempting as it is to clean them this way, don’t. Leave your knobs right where they are.

Inspect and Replace Your Gas Line

Every time you purchase a new oven, you should always update your gas line, too. It seems like a logical thing to do, right? After all, a fresh line means less chance of a leak down the road. But, here’s the thing – what if you have invested in a well-working oven and you don’t plan on upgrading anytime soon? If you have had your oven for a while, you may want to take the time to inspect the line. If it looks at all worn, replace it.

Always Unplug Your Oven When You Clean

Now, we aren’t necessarily referring to when you decide to wipe down the stovetop. Or even clean your oven’s glass window. But, because this is an electrical appliance that is not made for dealing with water or lots of liquid cleaners, by leaving it plugged in you are putting yourself at risk for electrocution.

Be safe – always unplug it.

Check Your Element (Burners) Regularly

If you see any debris on it, any deformities, or a spot that glows a little bit brighter than the rest, you are going to want to replace it. It can spark and create a flame as it shorts out. Generally, it’s a rather minor issue. However, it can result in heavy damage to the appliance. As soon as you notice this, stop using your oven and replace the burner/element.

Take Care When Baking

If you are baking a full casserole or pie, for example, consider putting a larger baking sheet underneath it. This will catch anything that may leak out or boil over, reducing the mess within your oven.

If you do notice spills, though, when you are done baking, you should always wipe down the inside of the oven as soon as it cools. This reduces a bigger mess later.

Don’t Forget to Clean Your Racks

It is easy to focus on the bottom and sides of your oven. And, for good reason – that is usually where all the food is. But, it is not the only place. In order to reach the bottom, it has to go through the racks. So, be sure to give them as much attention as the rest of the oven when cleaning.

Inspect Your Door Gaskets

This is the rubber piece that runs along the oven door that helps seal in the heat. Over time, this gasket can begin to deteriorate, allowing heat to seep through, and resulting in your oven not heating appropriately.

Make a point to regularly inspect your oven’s gasket and replace it if necessary so that your oven may operate efficiently.

Slide Your Oven Out and Clean Underneath and Behind It

Your oven requires a bit of space to allow air to flow around it. While it was likely installed this way, over time that could change. Crumbs, debris, and all sorts of things can find their way underneath the oven, on either side and behind it. This can disrupt the flow of air and, in some instances, create a fire hazard.

Conclusion

Your oven is an investment and you should treat it as such. This means performing routine maintenance that will give you the best performance for an extended amount of time. So, take the time to regularly clean your oven and prevent future messes down the road. Clean in and around it, inspect your gaskets and your elements, leave your knobs right where they are, and, by all means, unplug the oven as you clean it.

You will find that by being there for your oven, it will be there for you.

February 15, 2020 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

The Convenience of a Top Control Dishwasher

top control dishwasher

If you’re looking to replace or upgrade your current dishwasher, you may be interested in learning more about the features offered with top control dishwashers.

In this article, we’re exploring the convenience of a top control dishwasher.

The Convenience of a Top Control Dishwasher

Dishwashers are wonderful appliances that every kitchen should have. And, not just because you don’t want dishpan hands. Though, really, who wants to deal with itchy, cracked hands every day?

Dishwashers have plenty of benefits, such as being better for the environment and harder on germs. But, are all dishwashers created equal?

Absolutely not.

There are many different models of dishwashers available on the market. But, the one that takes the cake where style and convenience are concerned is a top control dishwasher. In particular, Thor Kitchen’s top control dishwasher.

Here’s what you need to know about a top control dishwasher.

Get Rid of Germs

Germs are everywhere. And, if you take the time to do much research on it, you will find that the majority of the germs you encounter in your home are found in your kitchen! That’s right – your kitchen! So, you are bound to have some sort of bacteria or something growing that needs to be vigorously washed away with hot water. Surely this is not going to happen by washing the dishes by hand with your sponge – that is said to have the most germs of all! Yikes!

Did we mention all the germs from bacterial and viral infections that you or your family may have? Or, more specifically, the flu? Without properly washing your dishes, it is easy to spread germs from one person to the next in the household.

Take away all these worries by using Thor Kitchen’s top control dishwasher. It is like a thoroughly cleaning machine that kills germs and helps keep your family safe and healthy.

Stop Wasting Water

Did you know that the amount of water you use washing dishes by hand far exceeds the amount of water used in the dishwasher? And, the dishwasher still cleans better. Water conservation needs some serious attention – and wasting water with handwashing is a thing of the past.

Using Thor Kitchen’s top control dishwasher, you have a highly effective cleaning machine that will clean your dishes and conserve water at the same time. With its smart wash system, it knows just how dirty those dishes are and how vigorously they need to be washed. It is always careful to use just the right amount of water.

Do Dishes when You Want to

How many times has this scenario happened to you? You have friends over for dinner and a movie. You load up the dishwasher and decide you will wash it after everyone leaves. Then, well, you go to bed, forget all about it, and, when morning comes, you are looking for your favorite mug and its sitting in the dishwasher – dirty.

Thor Kitchen’s top control dishwasher allows you to do dishes when you want to. It has a delayed start button that allows you to get it ready to go and set it to start – on its own – some time within the next 24hours. Whenever is most convenient for you.

You will never have to wake up to dirty dishes again.

A Style that Fits Your Kitchen

If your kitchen is smooth and sleek with no rough edges, why would you want your dishwasher to ruin that? If your guests enter your kitchen and are in awe of your smooth edges, then your dishwasher needs to fit the part. Otherwise, it may ruin the entire experience.

Top control dishwashers are hands down, more aesthetically pleasing than any other dishwasher on the market. Nobody wants big bulky knobs or controls protruding. Instead, our eyes prefer to see smooth, shiny surfaces, right?

Keep up the uniform appearance of your appliances with a top control dishwasher.

Other Conveniences of a Top Control Dishwasher

Right now is the time when you need to erase your preconception of dishwashers. They are not created equally. In fact, top control dishwashers come with such style, design, and function that they far outweigh other models. And, this is true for Thor Kitchen’s top control dishwasher, too.

So, what are these other conveniences? Well, let’s take a look:

  • No more having to bend down to make sure you are on the proper setting for your dishwashing load. Instead, you simply open the door and can easily – and very visibly – view the controls. This ensures that although it seems the dishwasher is more compact, it is actually much easier to control and manage.
  • Think about this – how many times have you bumped the settings on the front of your old dishwasher without even realizing it? While cooking, cleaning, moving around the kitchen – it is easy to bump the settings and not realize it until its too late. This scenario may even require to wash your dishes twice, wasting water and energy. But, guess what? This cannot happen with a top control dishwasher.
  • If your kitchen is designed with sleek stainless steel appliances, then you need a top control stainless steel dishwasher, as Thor Kitchen offers. This will maintain your uniform look without having knobs to make it rigid.
  • You often find that top control dishwashers are created as high-end appliances. You will rarely find this feature in an economical appliance. This means when you get a top control dishwasher, you are gaining a quality appliance that will give you great results each and every time.

Thor Kitchen’s Top Control Dishwasher

We have been mentioning this great appliance throughout this article, so we figured we better share the details with you, don’t you agree? Thor Kitchen offers a pro-style stainless steel top control dishwasher that is the epiphany of quality and sophistication.

You will find these great features:

  • Built-in style.
  • Delayed start option.
  • Energy Savings Class at A++.
  • A smart wash system gets your dishes cleaner and fresher every time.
  • It’s quiet, with a noise level of only 45db.
  • Four sprayer arms so that it can reach every square inch inside the machine.

Dishwashers may not seem like a necessity, but in today’s day and age, they are. Keep this in mind though – when you are referring to the care and cleanliness of your dishes and your well-being, you can’t skimp. Invest in a top control dishwasher today and you’ll wonder how you ever got by without all the convenience.

February 13, 2020 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

Thor Kitchen Return Policy

Thank you for your purchase. We hope you are happy with your products. We guarantee that our products will not be defective in accordance with industry standards.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may request a Return Authorization from Customer Service at service@thorgroup.us Please see below for more information on our return policy.

Returns

All returned items must be in original condition and packaging, unopened and uninstalled, including all original materials supplied with the item. Returns must be within fourteen (14) days of the date of original purchase and must also be accompanied by a copy of the original purchase receipt. There will be a Fifteen Percent (15%) of the original purchase price re-stocking fee therefor. Returns not meeting all these criteria will be denied and will be dealt with as an open/used part.

Any opened/unused parts will be subject to the same criteria as to time of return and will be subject to a Twenty Five Percent (25%) of the original purchase price re-stocking fee. No returns, of any type whatsoever will be accepted except as specifically provided for herein above.

How Returns Are Processed

In the event that wrong items are received, damaged or broken, or a return is otherwise desired or required, please kindly contact us at service@thorgroup.us, and explain your issue. We will process your request within 3 to 5 business days.

Once the return is approved, we will send the Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number and a non-prepaid Return Mailing Label (RML) to you. You must place the item securely in its original packaging and include your proof of purchase and mail your return to the following address within ten (10) calendar days after the date the return is approved to:

THOR KITCHEN

Attn: Returns

13831 Oaks Ave., Chino, CA 91710

RMA #

If you do not return it within this time frame you agree that the original order will remain charged against your credit card. Return labels will be issued on a case-by-case basis and you will be responsible for covering the cost of the return unless otherwise agreed by THOR Kitchen.

  • All returned items are subject to our inspection. If after such inspection, we determine that the item is eligible for a full refund, a credit, including the applicable taxes charged, will be issued to the form utilized to pay for the item as indicated on the original sales receipt. When applicable, said full refund, including taxes charged, will include a deduction for original shipping and re-stocking fees (if applicable) from the value of your refund unless the return is as a result of our error. Said refund will be issued within seven (7) business days of receiving your return.

Our Sales Tax Policy

THOR Kitchen charges sales tax on all orders levied by any governmental authority and are the responsibility of the customer. unless you are tax exempt. If you are tax exempt, you need to send us your tax exemption certificate. If, after the User has paid the invoice, it is determined that more tax is due, then the User must promptly remit the required taxes to the taxing authority or immediately reimburse the provider for any additional taxes paid.

Exchanges

At this time, THOR Kitchen does not offer exchanges. If you would like to exchange a product, please return it, as indicated above, utilizing our return criteria and then place a new order.

Notice

THOR Kitchen reserves the right to limit returns or exchanges at any time in the future and/or for any reason

February 11, 2020 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

Find the Best Wall Mount Range Hood

best wall mount range hood

Range hoods offer a variety of benefits that help keep your family healthy while bringing the design of your kitchen together.

In this article, we’re taking a closer look at what makes the best wall mount range hood so you can find the best for your kitchen.

Best Wall Mount Range Hood

Do you know what a wall mount range hood does?

Wall mount range hoods help filter toxins from the air while you cook, bring the design of your kitchen together, and much more. If you don’t have a range hood or you’re thinking about replacing your existing range hood, you probably want the best available.

There’s a wide selection available today so we thought it might be helpful to provide an overview so you can make a more informed decision while shopping for your range hood.

Here’s what you need to know about the best wall mount range hood.

The Importance of a Range Hood in Your Kitchen

Just as a refrigerator and range are important appliances in your home, so is a range hood. In fact, it is such an integral part of your kitchen that it means the difference between your family breathing healthy air or breathing toxic air.

It is safe to say that having a range hood is a necessity. So, if you cannot answer yes to each of the four questions above, then this article is for you. Let’s answer all of these questions – and discover the best wall mount range hood for you.

What a Range Hood Does

Range hoods may be called many different names – vent hood, extractor fan, ventilation system, kitchen hood, exhaust, exhaust fan. But, no matter what name it goes by – they all do the same thing: clean your air.

They sit directly above your range, whether that means they are under the cabinet, wall-mounted, or ceiling mounted. Keep in mind there are many types to choose from. As you cook on your range, the range hood is responsible for removing heat, fumes, gases, and odors while you cook. Breathing in this unhealthy air can not only be harmful to you but also make you simply uncomfortable. A range hood helps.

As you cook, the flip of the switch sets the range hood in motion. It begins removing the bad air from the kitchen and either venting it outside the home – or runs it through a filter system. The result? Fresh, clean air is then returned to your kitchen, allowing you to breathe healthy air in a cool, odor-free environment.

Do you understand the importance of a range hood yet? Let’s keep going.

Why You Need a Range Hood

Not every kitchen has a range hood. In fact, if you don’t, you may never have given any thought to not having one. But, you better believe that these appliances are incredibly important for so many reasons. In fact, we’ve got 6 reasons as to why you need a range hood – just in case having clean air to breathe is not enough.

  1. Increase your property value.
  2. Reduce the heat produced by cooking – allowing your home’s cooling system to not work so hard. In turn, this uses less energy and, in time, saves you money. What a ripple effect!
  3. Maintain a comfortable cooking environment – especially if you often have multiple people mingling in the kitchen as you cook.
  4. Reduce the chance of activating smoke alarms.
  5. Give yourself extra lighting, thanks to the lights within the range hood.
  6. Reduce the amount of carbon monoxide and other toxins that may invade your home as you cook.

Think about it – if you do not remove the humid, warm air from your kitchen as you cook, what do you think may eventually happen?

That’s right – warm, humid areas become breeding grounds for germs, bacteria, and mold.

Simply put, you want your family to be healthy, right? So allowing them to breathe in toxic air as you cook their dinner seems a bit, well, wrong, doesn’t it?

Protect your loved ones by adding a range hood to your kitchen.

Ducted vs. Ductless Range Hoods

It is important to note that there are two types of range hoods available on the market – ducted and ductless.

Ducted (or vented) range hoods mean that there is a path that leads the dirty kitchen air out of the kitchen and through a series of ducts to an outside destination. This removed air never returns inside the home and is the way this type of range hood works to remove the dirty air from the home.

The other type of range hood is a ductless (or vent-free) system. With this type, there are no vents that lead through the home. Instead, the kitchen air is sucked in, cleaned and filtered, then returned fresh to your kitchen.

The type of range hood you choose will depend on whether or not you currently have ductwork or intend on having that done. Otherwise, the ductless variety is likely your best option.

It is important to note that both types of range hoods are effective.

The Best Wall Mount Range Hood

So, now that we have talked about all the good things that come with a range hood and why you should have one, are you ready to learn about the best wall mount range hood on the market? Because it is hard to decide and, well, because options are always great – we’ve got two to share with you today.

Thor Kitchen Model Number HRH3007 is a 30-inch wall mount chimney range hood in stainless steel. This would best be suited for use with a 30-inch range as it would fit uniformly and be able to pull the air from all areas of the range.

In addition, it comes with these awesome features:

  • Touch control with display
  • 3 speeds
  • 600 CFM
  • Clean canopy design
  • Durable brushed stainless steel
  • Easy lamp replacement without tools
  • Extension chimney included
  • Dual 3.5W GU10 LED light
  • Large, full 430SS baffle filter
  • Remote control
  • The clock is shown, delay-off, filter clean reminder

Or, if you have a 36-inch range, then you need a larger range hood, such as this one: Thor Kitchen’s Model Number HRH3607 36-inch wall mount chimney range hood in stainless steel. This hood also comes with some similarly great features, such as:

  • Touch control with display
  • 3 speed
  • 600CFM
  • Clean canopy design
  • Durable brushed stainless steel
  • Easy lamp replacement without tools
  • Extension chimney included
  • Dual 3.5W GU10 LED light
  • Large, full 430SS baffle filter
  • Remote control
  • The clock is shown, delay-off, filter clean reminder

Conclusion

It is time that you install a range hood in your kitchen. And, now that you know just how important they are, you should know that you cannot settle for anything less than the best wall mount range hood.

February 10, 2020 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

Expand Your Wine Collection with a Freestanding Wine Refrigerator

Freestanding Wine Refrigerator

If you’re interested in collecting wine but don’t have the space to accommodate multiple bottles properly, you may find a freestanding wine refrigerator beneficial.

In this article, we’re taking a closer look at how a freestanding wine refrigerator helps you expand your wine collection.

Expand Your Wine Collection with a Freestanding Wine Refrigerator

Wine.

It is delightful. It is classy. And, it is something worth collecting – well, for wine lovers, anyways. After all, you shouldn’t have to just enjoy a good glass of wine outside of the home. Instead, you could be collecting your wine from around the world.

Unfortunately, every collector will eventually face a dilemma: Finding a place to store the collection.

Good news – we’ve got the answer! A freestanding wine refrigerator. By investing in one of these appliances, you will be able to expand your wine collection without any worry at all.

Various Methods of Storing Wine

Ask a group of people how they store their wine at home and there is a good chance you will get many different answers. Truth is, for the novice or social wine drinker, the deeper knowledge of the wine and its needs are not necessarily known. Because of this, you will often find that people store wine in small racks on their kitchen counter, on top of the refrigerator, in the refrigerator, on a shelf in the pantry, even in a bedroom closet (for those with teenagers).

Wine, however, requires special care when it comes to storing. Besides, it is your wine collection – you don’t want it just shoved away carelessly, right? While most people aren’t looking to go into the extensive creation of a wine cellar, there are alternatives. A wine refrigerator, for instance.

By now, you may be wondering why the storage method of your wine is so important. Well, if you want it to have its optimal taste, then it is crucial.

Wine Temperatures

Let’s talk about red wine for a moment. Do you know the proper storage temperature at which it should be stored? Are you even supposed to chill it? Or do you drink it at room temperature? Well, truth be told, the ideal temperature at which red wine should be stored is between 50 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

So, what about white wines? They also have an optimal temperature and should be stored at temperatures between 45 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Notice how you cannot house both wines together at their optimal temperature.

If not housed at proper temperatures, wine can – and will – go bad. Storing it in heated conditions or near a heat source, for example, can disrupt it greatly. See, the cork that seals the wine can be disruptive when exposed to heat. The seal can break and oxygen can then enter the bottle. It won’t take long before the color of the wine will begin to change, the aroma begins to oxidize, and the sulfur dioxide drops. In other words, it is comparable to overcooking wine.

Bad wine tastes foul and is undrinkable. One should note that white wine tends to sour before red.

The Importance of Humidity and Vibration Control

Temperature is a great factor when it comes to properly storing wine, but it is not the only factor. You will also want to control the humidity and vibration affecting the bottles.

Wherever your wine is stored, you absolutely must make sure that the humidity remains at least 50%, though 50% to 70% is more ideal. The reason for this humidity is to keep the corks from drying out. See, when they dry out, they will slowly begin to deteriorate. As a result, the contents are compromised as oxygen begins to seep in.

When it comes to controlling vibration, you need to take care. And, we aren’t referring to you physically shaking the bottle of wine. Something as simple as a refrigerator compressor vibration is enough to ruin the entire bottle. The naturally occurring sediment that results from the processing of the fermented grapes all works together to give you the texture and taste that you love so much about your wine. However, you should know that the sediment is meant to stay on the bottom of the bottle. The more the bottle gets shaken up, the more it can disrupt the natural aging process. This results in a change in the overall flavor of the wine due to the reduction in tartaric acid produced.

Benefits of a Wine Refrigerator

There are many benefits to having a wine refrigerator.

  • Have the proper place to store your wine bottles, including temperature, humidity, vibration, and more.
  • You may also store liquor, beer, soda, and water in the wine refrigerator.
  • More simple than installing a more permanent wine cellar.
  • Most have a lock to protect your collection.
  • Having different zones allows you to store various different types of wines and other beverages at their optimum settings.

Of course, it should be noted that wine refrigerators are multi-functioning. They serve a great purpose in protecting the health of your collection while also giving you the opportunity to show it off in a spectacular display.

Thor Kitchen, Model Number TWC2403DI

Are you ready to discover the best freestanding wine refrigerator for your kitchen? Because, you know how important it is to have one now, right? Well, Thor Kitchen has a magnificent wine case for you – it holds up to 162 wine bottles and offers two temperature zones. That means you can easily store your red wine and your white wine together!

It also comes with these great features:

Whether you collect wines or you just enjoy having a nice glass every now and then, you may as well do it right – with a wine cooler. Imagine, after all, how great your wine could taste if you stored and consumed it in the manner it was intended.

Give yourself the best gift a wine lover could ask for – a freestanding wine refrigerator from Thor Kitchen.

Cheers!

January 31, 2020 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

3 Modern Kitchen Refrigerators by Thor Kitchen

Modern Kitchen Refrigerators

There is a wide selection of modern refrigerators available today, including those with modern technology and design features.

In this article, we’re taking a closer look at three modern kitchen refrigerators to help you start your search.

Modern Kitchen Refrigerators

How many times have you bought an appliance for your kitchen and realized later – as it was stashed under the counter somewhere or taking up space on your countertop – that you really didn’t need it? It happens. We think we may use that slushy maker/waffle maker/panini press (insert any such appliance here), but we never do, right? Ok, maybe once, but then it starts to collect dust until we finally decide to either give it away or donate it.

Well, here’s something you won’t ever hear anyone say – Buying a refrigerator was such a waste because I never use it! Truth is, we always use the refrigerator in the kitchen. Even if it is just to keep our drinks cold or hold leftover takeout.

So, since we are on the subject of refrigerators, let’s take a look at 3 modern refrigerators that you will be proud to have in your kitchen.

Things to Look For In a Refrigerator

Before we dive into these fabulous refrigerators, consider what you want to look for as you prepare to purchase your new appliance. After all, a refrigerator is an investment and should not be purchased hastily based on a unit being the proper size or the lowest cost. Investing in such a refrigerator may have you buying another new one in the very near future or aggravated because the refrigerator doesn’t suit your needs.

It is very important that you take the time to discover the refrigerators that are available – and which ones offer to make your life a bit more simple.

So, what are some of the key aspects of a refrigerator?

  • The finish of the refrigerator. When a refrigerator is designed, it is made of various materials and, in some instances, finalized with a color. Most typically, white or off-white colors are found in lower-end models. Stainless steel is perhaps the most sought after – and for good reason. These appliances are durable and strong, easy to clean, do not hold germs, and match nearly every design style with elegance.
  • Pro-style design. If you spend any time in the kitchen, then you know how important it is to have appliances you can count on – and appliances that can withstand your cooking habits. Pro-style appliances bring the durability and strength of commercial appliances straight into your kitchen with a more residential, beautifully created appliance.
  • Quality. You want quality. Settle for anything not made of quality products and you are going to find yourself in trouble.

Of course, it is important to consider things such as size, style, and so forth so that you get just what it is you are looking for. It doesn’t make sense to spend money buying a refrigerator if it won’t fit the kitchen – or doesn’t have, say, an automatic ice maker.

Ok, now let’s take a look at those 3 modern kitchen refrigerators by Thor Kitchen, shall we?

1. Thor Kitchen Model Number HRF3601F

This refrigerator would be a great addition to any kitchen because it has a lot to offer – in both appearance and functionality. It is a 36 inch, stainless steel masterpiece with energy-efficient LED lighting and Energy Star certified. With French doors on the upper refrigerator and two drawers for the bottom freezer, you are able to easily see all areas of the inside – and the sturdy handles only add to its beauty.

  • Counter-depth French door so it won’t require extra space.
  • 2-drawer freezer provides better organization.
  • A full-width chiller drawer provides flexible storage.
  • Retractable shelf designed to fit taller items with ease.
  • Dual cycle and dual air-cooled refrigeration system.
  • 2 large humidity controlled fresh food drawers.
  • Automatic ice-maker.

What more could you ask for? Let’s see what’s next.

2. Thor Kitchen Model Number HRF3602

Would you prefer a counter depth refrigerator that did not have any handles, thus leaving you with a sleek appearance and no protrusions? If this is more your style, then this French door, 36 inches, stainless steel refrigerator from Thor Kitchen just may be the ideal refrigerator for you.

Like the above refrigerator, this model has two French doors on the upper refrigerator and two pull out freezer drawers on the bottom. This design still provides you with all the open, accessible space allowing you to see everything inside while also keeping your refrigerator organized.

  • Door alarm to alert you, helping you to remain diligent.
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting.
  • Retractable shelf designed to fit taller items with ease.
  • Adjustable temperature control.
  • Automatic ice-maker.
  • Large humidity-controlled fresh food drawers.

This is a great refrigerator, but there’s still more. Check out number 3.

3. Thor Kitchen Model Number HRF3603F

Are you one to step outside of the norm? Do you prefer a refrigerator that is unique, yet everything you need and want it to be? If so, this refrigerator may be yours. The refrigerator is located on the top and has French doors. Unlike the other two models, however, the freezer is also French doors. So, it has two sets of doors and it looks incredible.

36 inch, stainless steel, recessed handles and more – it’d look perfect in a kitchen with any design style. And check out these features:

  • Dual cycle and dual air-cooled refrigeration system means that the air keeps flowing – and no frost
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting within the refrigerator.
  • Adjustable shelf designed to fit any size items with ease.
  • Large humidity-controlled fresh food drawers.
  • Touch control for precise cooling.
  • Automatic ice maker.

Stainless steel is a timeless finish that, when combined with the French door refrigerator and freezer, gives both a shine and sense of durability that anyone would want to welcome into their kitchen.

Conclusion

As you head out on your journey for the best modern kitchen refrigerator for your needs, consider these three refrigerators by Thor Kitchen. They are designed with quality and style in mind, leaving you with a product that will stand up to heavy use without fail. So, whether you prefer French doors, freezer drawers, recessed handles or actual handles, there is a model for you.

January 25, 2020 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

The Best 24-Inch Undercounter Refrigerator

Best 24-Inch Undercounter Refrigerator

Looking for the best 24-inch undercounter refrigerator?

It may not be the first appliance you think of. And, perhaps you are even asking yourself – why would I need another refrigerator? While that is a great question, it also has a great answer.

Why wouldn’t you want an under-counter refrigerator?

Without the need to take up too much space in your kitchen, you will, believe it or not, find out that there are many perks to having this additional cooling spot.

In this article, we’re taking a closer look at several features to consider when shopping for the best 24-inch undercounter refrigerator.

Benefits of an Undercounter Refrigerator

The main refrigerator in your kitchen is there to hold your food and your beverages. It is there to make sure that your orange juice is cold and tasty and that your carrot sticks remain fresh and crunchy. These refrigerators are large and able to hold all sorts of items. And, although you may think that it would be silly to bring in an additional refrigerator to your kitchen, think again.

The benefits of having an under-counter refrigerator – in addition to your kitchen’s full-size:

  • You will have a place to store those special items that often tend to get lost in the depths of a large refrigerator. For instance, a special sauce or seasoning.
  • Use your main refrigerator for food and store drinks in the under-counter refrigerator.
  • You can store adult beverages in the refrigerator, allowing them to remain out of your children’s view in the regularly accessed refrigerator.
  • If you meal prep, use the under-counter refrigerator as a place to store your weekly, pre-cooked foods.
  • Hide items that you don’t want your family members to easily access.
  • There is no rule that these under-counter refrigerators must be installed within the kitchen. Instead, you can install them in all areas of your homes – even on your outdoor patio kitchen.
  • Simply, free up space!

Here’s the thing – under-counter refrigerators are easy to clean and care for. Because they don’t get as much traffic as your full-size refrigerator, you are able to keep them looking sharp in no time. Plus, they are definitely a compact appliance that will offer you great solutions without taking up much space at all. And, well, that is a win-win for your kitchen.

What Features to Look for

As you have probably guessed, there are many options that come with kitchen appliances – including under-counter refrigerators. Thankfully, you have found your way here so you can get an idea of all the best features you may find on these additional refrigerators. Here are the top features to look out for:

  • Energy efficiency. First and foremost, if you are bringing an additional appliance into your home, you want to make sure it is not going to be an additional burden on your wallet or the environment. Opt for one that takes this into consideration. For instance, look for LED lighting.
  • Quality and durability. You don’t want to invest in an appliance to have to malfunction or begin to deteriorate, right? Exactly. Therefore, look for a reputable and respectful company that is known to deliver high-quality, pro-style products. Then, choose a refrigerator made of stainless steel that is highly durable and easy to care for. You will be glad you did.
  • Organizational factors. You may think that you can’t get lost in a small, under-counter refrigerator, but you can. It is easy to toss things in and have them get pushed to the back. Choose a refrigerator that offers drawers so that you can keep things organized.
  • Indoor/Outdoor. Having a refrigerator that allows options is important. In other words, choosing one that allows both indoor and outdoor capabilities is great.

There are many features available on under-counter refrigerators. Determine what you will use yours for, where you will install it, and what matters most.

Best 24-Inch Undercounter Refrigerator

Now that you know all of the reasons why you should have an under-counter refrigerator in your home and what features to look for, you are probably wondering where you can find such a wonderful appliance, right? Well, look no further than Thor Kitchen. Their 24-inch under-counter refrigerator, model number TRF2401U, in stainless steel is a magnificent option.

See, with Thor Kitchen, you get the high-quality, durable, pro-style appliance that will last you for years to come. And this applies to this under-counter refrigerator, too.

Here are some of the other features you will find:

  • Convection cooling system provides a quick cool down and consistent temperature, regardless of where you have your refrigerator installed.
  • Digital touchpad control with blue LED display gives you an elegant and modern look.
  • Stainless steel cabinet which is both easy to clean and durable, germ-free metal that looks great despite the design of your kitchen.
  • Bright white, energy-efficient LED light for both drawers making it easy to view everything you have stored in this space without requiring additional light.
  • Two full-extension stainless steel drawer to help you maintain a bit of organization within the unit.
  • Built-in or freestanding, four adjustable leveling legs, and indoor or outdoor ability. All of these things allow you to have great options. Where will you install it? In your kitchen? Basement? Den? Outside? Regardless of where you decide to install, the under-counter refrigerator will continue to work optimally.
  • Noise Level: 41db – so you definitely will never hear it running. This is great, should you decide to install it elsewhere in your home, too. After all, you can’t comfortably watch a movie in the den if you have to compete with the noise level of a refrigerator, right?
  • Anti-fingerprint surface. Maintaining a clean, healthy-looking appliance is usually the goal.
  • Come with a stainless steel basket and a silicone pad to help you organize and maintain your under-counter refrigerator.

It does not matter what you intend to use your under-counter refrigerator for. Investing in one and installing it in your home will be a choice that you won’t regret. Just be sure to choose a high-quality appliance, such as the one mentioned above by Thor Kitchen.

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