Kitchen Appliances Worth The Splurge

Purchasing appliances for your kitchen can seem like a daunting task, they’re expensive, they’re essential, and there are quite a bit of choices out there. Here’s our guide to the top kitchen appliances that are worth the splurge, we’ve taken into consideration design, functionality, and energy efficiency.

Refrigerator: GE Café (CFE28TSHSS), the movement to French door refrigerators has infected American homes. Why? The functionality of double doors for organization and storage is unsurpassed. This sizable fridge meets new Energy Star refrigerator requirements, an important factor since these machines run 24 hours a day.  In an article called Your Next Fridge Will Be More Efficient. Here’s Why by Tyler Lynch, he wrote that, “Even a new Energy Star-labeled fridge consumes more energy per year than the average citizen of Ghana.”  Your eco-conscious purchase also features a hot water dispenser, features animated touch screens and has a Precise Fill feature so that water won’t spill down your stainless fridge. Open the doors and LED lighting will illuminate the interior, there are also adjustable shelves, crispers, full-width drawers and an adjustable temperature feature.  Click here to purchase.

Dishwasher: If you haven’t already heard the buzz around this appliance we’d like to formally introduce you to the KitchenAid Architect Series II (KUDE70FX). This year, the architect series II arrives at first place for best dishwasher. It’s energy efficient, quiet (around the sound of a whisper) and cleans heavily soiled dishes. There are six wash cycles including: heavy duty, light, normal, ProWash, rinse-only, and one-hour wash.  There are also subcategories, do you prefer a delayed start, high-temperature wash, ProDry, ProScrub, SaniRinse, or top racks only? The features illustrate this appliances efficiency and the eco friendly Energy Star qualified label will save you energy and money.  The SaniRinse feature is NSF certified providing the finest level of sanitation to your dishes, as it rinses with water between 105 and 155 degrees Fahrenheit. The estimated coast annually is $33 as the approximate energy usage hovers around 279 kilowatt-hours.  This baby is backed with a one-year warranty for parts and labor, racks and electronic components have a five-year warranty and the tub and door liners have a lifetime warranty.  To purchase click here.

Oven, Cooktop, Range: If you enjoy cooking and following recipes it’s essential to purchase the right oven, cooktop and range. While all oven’s on the market target the same functionality, you may question why your recipe came out so different than Giada De Laurentiis and chances are, if you followed directions seamlessly it’s your oven not you.  Once you get The Amanda (AGR5630BDW) into your home, the breakup with your former oven will feel incredible because this is the best valued gas range on the market today.  The oven has a contemporary design, digital oven controls, a self-cleaning option, a 5.0 cubic foot chamber for storage at the bottom, and broiler inside the oven cavity. 

Juicer: More important than a microwave? A juicer. Let’s face it if you can’t reheat your leftovers in the oven or on the stove you should toss them. Spend the money on the best juicer on the market today- the Breville (JE98XL) Juice Fountain Plus that features a 3-inch feeder chute that can create an 8oz. cup of juice in 5 seconds. The 850-watt dual-speed motor has a stainless-steel cutting disc, there is also a safety locking arm with overload protection LED so that tiny fingers are protected and pulp is collected.  This juicer has dishwasher-safe parts and comes with a 1-year limited warranty. You’re looking to spend $150 on this small appliance and we recommend that you purchase on Amazon and read the awe-inspiring reviews yourself!

What do you find to be the most essential appliance, large or small in your home? We’d love to hear from you.