Appliances

Get Creative With Your Freezer

Get Creative With Your Freezer

During the busy holiday season, you’re more than likely to find yourself entertaining at some point. But rather than struggling with some of the various side effects of playing host or hostess, we have some quirky tips on ways to make your freezer work for you beyond storing ice cream […]

New Ideas for Your Laundry Rooms

Some of us homeowners are lucky to have space on our 1st floor to have a designated laundry room. Even if your laundry room is in your dungeon (Oh, I mean basement) you can incorporate these thoughts into your design, for a better use of space. And…let’s be honest, creating […]

Viking Appliance and Range Rebates

Viking Appliance and Range Rebates

If you are serious about cooking and need industrial grade appliances, you’ve probably considered a Viking range. Now might be the best time to pull the trigger on a purchase as they wanted us to share some rebates from up to $500 that are good through Jan 31, 2011.

October Is The Best Month To Buy Appliances

October Is The Best Month To Buy Appliances

The brilliant minds at Lifehacker are back with their “Best Things To Buy” list, and this month, kitchen appliances are one of the featured items. Much like clothing and other stores swap out seasonal merchandise, appliance stores are trying to sell this year’s models in order to make way for […]

Delta Faucet Outlines Emerging Kitchen Trends

Delta Faucet Outlines Emerging Kitchen Trends

Although most of the activities and presentations throughout Delta Faucet’s 2010 Media Day revolved around products and installation, the event also included sporadic discussions of current and upcoming trends. Being a fashion- and decor-minded person, I enjoyed hearing about how Delta tracks fashion, interior decorating and other trends that influence […]

Tips To Put Your Fridge-Buying Fears On Ice

Tips To Put Your Fridge-Buying Fears On Ice

Searching for the perfect refrigerator is a bit like a quest for the holy grail. What brand? How large? Do you want a fridge and freezer side-by-side, or do you prefer a drawer freezer at the bottom of the unit? To Energy Star, or not to Energy Star? I’m exhausted […]

Thoughtful Changes Enhance Small Kitchen

Thoughtful Changes Enhance Small Kitchen

Sometimes a renovated kitchen doesn’t have to mean breaking down walls and relocating to a different spot in the house. When I spotted this kitchen reno on CasaSugar I thought it was a great example of smart, small changes on a tight budget. The homeowners chose custom panels for our […]

Finding the Best Location For Your Microwave

Oh, the microwave! Since the early 1970s (or 1980s, if you grew up in my home) most homes had a microwave that many parents grew to love. Known for its speedy cooking and zapping ability to quickly reheat within its small size, most busy homes today still love their microwave. […]

Ways to Make a Small Space Kitchen Work

Ways to Make a Small Space Kitchen Work

Being a designer, I am always so intrigued by kitchens and baths when I am traveling or visiting homes. On my latest Manhattan vacation, I was lucky enough to stay with friends in their beautiful Upper East Side condo, where their kitchen served great function in the space allowed. Now, […]

Appliance Buying Tips

Appliance Buying Tips

I have luckily (knock on wood) haven’t had to buy any major appliances yet. I know, I know. I’ve always been able to get great hand-me-downs or move into a place that was properly outfitted. But now that my refrigerator is making a strange buzzing noise, I’m starting to panic. […]

The Future of Fridges

The Future of Fridges

Designer Ashley Legg has come up with a Smart Fridge concept with one goal in mind: to keep track of what’s in your fridge and help you plan meals accordingly. Her idea is to develop a fridge that will track your stock – alerting you if you start running low […]

Massive Maytag Dishwasher Recall

Massive Maytag Dishwasher Recall

Maytag has voluntarily issued a huge recall of dishwashers that have been known to be a fire hazard. There are approximately 1.7 million units that are affected by this recall which includes the Whirlpool brands of Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Admiral, Crosley, Magic Chef, and Performa. If you own any of […]

Kitchen of Many Colors

Kitchen of Many Colors

When it comes to appliances, how colorful would you go? I grew up in a kitchen that had a mustard yellow stove before it was chucked in lieu of something a bit more modern. You might regret this decision down the line, but it looks like the colorful appliance trend […]

Detergent Decisions & Dishwasher Loading Tips

Detergent Decisions & Dishwasher Loading Tips

One things for sure. Almost everyone uses more detergent in their dishwashers and laundry machines than is needed. Manufacturers have gone to great lengths to determine the optimal amount of detergent needed to clean a load of dishes and today’s high efficient machines do an excellent job of cleaning dishes. […]

Refrigerator Organizing Tips to Keep Food Fresh and Healthy

Refrigerator Organizing Tips to Keep Food Fresh and Healthy

Some tips for organizing your refrigerator to keep food at it’s most fresh. Signs of a messy fridge. + Milk and eggs are on a shelf on the door. This is the warmest part of the refrigerator and shouldn’t house highly-perishable items. + Raw meat is on the top shelf […]

Where to Save: Kitchen Remodel, Part One

Where to Save: Kitchen Remodel, Part One

Los Angeles. Las Vegas. Dallas. New York. Sound like the highlights of a cross-country road trip? Think again … these cities are the original destinations of the appliances in this Hollywood Hills kitchen. After a pipe burst and flooded their house, Steven Melnick and Melissa Burton embarked on an extensive […]

Refrigerators Still Not Self-Cleaning, That’s Your Job

Refrigerators Still Not Self-Cleaning, That’s Your Job

The Wall Street Journal recently raised an interesting point. Why don’t we clean our refrigerators more? According to them most Americans clean their fridges only once or twice a year. Yes, we’re guilty as charged but it seems to be an case of ignorance is bliss because if we really […]

Recycle Your Fridge, Get Cash

Recycle Your Fridge, Get Cash

When it comes to all the government rebates out there, I have trouble understanding how to cash in on everything. I totally missed out on the “cash for clunkers” concept, but I want to take advantage of the more than $300 million available in rebates for energy-saving appliances. “Appliances consume […]

Appliance Obsession: Breville’s Smart Oven

Appliance Obsession: Breville’s Smart Oven

I think my adoration for appliances stems from the movie The Brave Little Toaster. I swear for years after seeing the film, I didn’t see a toaster, task lamp or electric blanket that I didn’t love. Many years have passed, but I seem to have regressed a bit and developed […]

Cooking Class: Super Steamer

Cooking Class: Super Steamer

Cook four meals at once with the Intellisteam from Morphy Richards. The four separate steaming pods will cook your food at different settings and you can monitor all of it from the front of the unit. [via Gizmodo]

Rewiring to Modernize a Kitchen: Planning

Rewiring to Modernize a Kitchen: Planning

Appliances are almost always upgraded during a kitchen remodel and rewiring requires careful planning that should be done during the kitchen design process. Here are the planning steps you should consider when modernizing your kitchen with new appliances. 1. Pick out appliances – As with all electrical wiring projects, the […]