Thursday, March 12, 2009

How to Choose Your Kitchen Appliances

When we start a project, the first run at the budget generally represents an "ideal" situation. From there, we work together with our clients to come to a more "realistic" budget. But, hey, that is why they call it planning.

One area that I do push my clients on is appliances. I believe that if you are going through the process to improve your kitchen, you really need to purchase the best technology out there. Let's face it, most of us don't remodel the kitchen every 5 or 10 years, so you really need to put the money in to making sure that the appliances you purchase today will not be dinosaurs in 10 years. Let's talk about one of my favorites for refrigeration - Sub Zero.

There are some products I believe that you pay for the name, but then there are some that you are paying (up front at least) for the technology. Sub Zero's refrigeration is pretty amazing, for many reasons. If you want to know more go to

The air purification system, my favorite, helps to purify the internal compartment of various items such as ethylene. What is ethylene you may ask? It is the off gas from fruits and vegetable that promotes ripening. One of the worst producers is apples. Do you have an apple in your refrigerator? Well it is helping all the other fruits and veggies to ripen along with it.

It today's climate, I hate when I have to toss fruit or veggies due to over-ripening. Sub Zeros air purification system slows all of that down, extending the life of your produce. Don't believe me? My friend, Cathie has a 600 series Sub Zero. She says she just threw out a bunch of celery this week. But she bought the celery in the beginning of December. Hmm, that is 3 months. Think of how much you could save on your grocery budget with a Sub Zero in your house. I have two boys & a grown man in mine - I'm always looking for ways to do that!

Sub Zeros also last FOREVER! I'm sure there are cases where they don't, but I can't tell you how many kitchens were we update the Sub Zero not because it doesn't work, but because it is over 20 years old and just needs to be updated to fit with the rest of the kitchen. For most people it is a fight to get them to update them because they love the one they have.
Sub Zero is also making several new product and design introductions over the next couple of years. So when it is your turn to remodel your kitchen, think hard about your appliances. Buy the best you can and you'll be glad you did down the road.

1 comment:

  1. Apparatus and are standing in the box, especially useful wizard prompts you to extend the standard warranty of supply in case something goes wrong with the item you just bought. You stand there and think about how much you love your new refrigerator / washer / class coffee maybe nine times out of ten in the cave and take the extended warranty?