Should you track down a spare part to fix an appliance or bite the bullet and buy new? Visit RepairClinic.com to choose among common reasons why many household appliances stop working. Then, enter your appliance's model number to quickly diagnose whether you can repair the issue and if it's cost-effective. The website even has video how-to's to get the job done yourself.
Bluetooth technology is revolutionizing the way we use kitchen appliances. GE’s version of Bluetooth, called ChefConnect™, allows its Profile Series range to speak to the microwave, synching up clock times and automatically turning on vents and lights when the cooktop is in use. According to Lou Lenzi, industrial design director for GE Appliances, GE is working on its next innovation, which aims to synchronize cooking times for the microwave, range and oven so that main dishes and sides all arrive at the finish line simultaneously — and perfectly cooked.
White is back — but it doesn’t mean you have to revisit the 1980s (whew). The modern take on white appliances is all about high-tech surfaces and innovative design touches. For example, Ice Collection appliances from Whirlpool have a glossy finish inspired by smartphones and include stainless steel handles for a fresh, clean look.
A stainless steel, pro-style convection oven is one of the top-notch appliances in this kitchen made for preparing chef-inspired meals at home. Three drawers below and a cabinet above the oven offer easy-access storage for cookie sheets and baking pans.
"People are having 'stainless steel fatigue' so we are paneling all of the appliances so they disappear and make the space look larger," says Christopher Grubb. Grubb predicts more wood tones and less gray and white for cabinetry over the next year.
Honey, I’m home! The Artistry Series, an appliance suite from GE, has a refreshingly analog feel. The industrial designer who created the stove, refrigerator and dishwasher eschews digital displays. Unlike old-fashioned iceboxes, though, these fridges are Energy Star-rated.
Gray is holding strong as a trendy kitchen color, and it isn’t just about cabinets — you can take your appliances gray as an alternative to stainless steel. GE Appliances’ Slate collection has a dark brushed-metal finish that’s actually matte and fingerprint-resistant.
Seidi Saida has had her kitchen rescued by Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri after it was gutted and abandon by her first contractor. Now she has a moroccan back splash, stone counter top and eating area, tons of cabinet storage, a prep area and wonderful accent shelves as well as new stainless steel appliances.
Cabinet door panels discreetly conceal some of the built-in appliances, keeping the warmth of the cabinetry as the main focal point of the room. Low storage innovations enable the child to access the kitchen items with ease and safety.
As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, designers John Colaneri and Anthony Corrino replaced the claustrophobia-inducing wall with a knee wall, making room for the new kitchen peninsula with sleek, integrated appliances.
For modern-day efficiency, outdated appliances were replaced with digital, stainless steel models. Although the appliances are silver, they pair well with the brass accents throughout the transitional kitchen and complement the red cabinetry.