Both gas and electric ranges have their supporters. Some cooks argue fuels the way that baseball fans argue batting averages. I know I've argued in favor of my favorite stove even when I wasn't in the market for a new appliance. But Italian appliance manufacturer Bertazzoni has finally settled the matter, once and for all.
Their Dual Fuel Range, available for purchase beginning September 1, offers a truce. This stove will offer the benefits of both fuels, along with added safety functions, to make it an ideal appliance for any kitchen. It even comes in every color of … Read more
With this Jenn-Air 30-inch microwave oven you're paying a little more than rival models for more features and a roomy interior for cooking larger dishes.
This oven, model JMV8208BAB, doesn't have speed cook or convection, but it offers a generous 2.0 cubic feet of cooking space and lots of functionality.
The oven's features include a halogen work surface light so you can keep an eye on food as it cooks, preprogrammed one-touch electronic buttons, more/less pads for adding or reducing cooking times, and a warming mode. A 30-second pad lets you heat in short increments. … Read more
You won't have to wait long for food to cook with the GE Profile Advantium over-the-range oven.
That's because GE promises that this 1.2 cubic foot oven can cook up to eight times faster than a conventional oven, roasting a whole chicken in 20 minutes, baking a potato in four minutes, and cooking a pizza in about 5-and-a-half minutes.
The Advantium, model SCA2001KSS, combines halogen lights and microwave power (950 watts) to bake, brown, broil, and grill food. GE's so-called Speedcook technology uses intense halogen light to cook the outside of your food, while also penetrating … Read more
The Whirlpool Velos SpeedCook oven/microhood is a big, powerful appliance that taps the latest technology to let you cook four ways with one oven.
With 2 cubic feet of space, this oven is also roomy enough for large family or group use. (However, it weighs a whopping 88.9 pounds, something to think about if you are considering an over-the-range option.)
The SpeedCook is versatile, functioning as a microwave, an oven, a convection oven, and a steamer, so it does everything from defrosting meat to making popcorn to baking cookies to speed-heating a roast for dinner.
Different power levels … Read more
Italian manufacturer Futuro Futuro has expanded upon their recently introduced Aqualina model line with the Murano Collection of kitchen range hoods. They are available for mounting from either the wall or the ceiling, so the company has you covered wherever your range may happen to be situated. Sleek and elegant, both square and round versions are available to complement your current kitchen.
Practicality aside, Futuro Futuro may have gone over the top with the design. The New York and Zebra versions might seem fit only for bad '80s sitcoms or maybe Steve Martin's mansion in The Jerk, but luckily, … Read more
In a kitchen full of sleek, shiny surfaces and pristine granite countertops, it's easy to feel a bit nostalgic. Today's kitchen is more a nerve center than a true heart of the home, and we've lost some of the warmth and coziness that the kitchen used to represent.
Don't get me wrong--I love my modern appliances--but every so often I see something that reminds me of the kitchen I grew up in, way back in the '80s when a high-end kitchen was one with a microwave.
If your kitchen is full of ultracool appliances that leave … Read more
The Jenn-Air 30-inch slide-in electric range offers modular flexibility on the stovetop so you can grill chicken while you are boiling pasta.
One side of this stove provides the option to grill with 1,900 watts of cooking power. The stove ships with an open double electric bay on the other side. To use it, you'll need to buy a separate cartridge, which costs between $150 and $299, depending on whether you want coil or radiant heat.
The oven on this model has 4.3 cubic feet of cooking space and menu-driven touch pad controls that offer high and … Read more
At less than $250, this GE CleanSteel 1.5 cu. ft. microwave is an affordable over-the-range family-size model that offers standard features and power.
Weighing 51 pounds, this oven has 950 watts of cooking power. (These ovens typically range between 850 and 1,650 watts.)
Like all CleanSteel appliances, this oven should resist fingerprints. Buyers report that the oven is fairly easy to install, but also quite loud to operate.
For cooking, the oven has 10 power levels and a one-touch feature on the controls to cook a potato, popcorn, beverage, or reheat something. You also have the option to … Read more
You won't find halogen lights or speed cook features on this sleek Bosch over-the-range microhood combination, but the oven does provide a lot of room and basic cooking power for kitchens where space is tight.
At 60 pounds, this microhood has 1,000 watts of cooking power and 1.8 cubic feet of cooking space. It's big and powerful enough for a large family or group use and is more affordable than some of the power-cooking models with convection options in its class.
The outside of this oven has electronic touch controls and 10 power levels to choose … Read more