The Kenmore Elite Electric Free-Standing Double Oven features two 4.2-cubic-foot self-cleaning convection ovens with hidden bake elements for increased capacity and easy cleanup. It offers self-cleaning porcelain racks with integrated handles to help consumers access food with an oven mitt. An oven lockout feature enhances safety. www.kenmore.com.
The built-in MicroDrawer microwave is a 24-inch-wide product that is designed to be installed flush with cabinets. It features a 1.2-cubic-foot cavity, 10 cooking modes, and microwave sensor technology that eliminates the need to remove the dish from the oven to check, stir, or turn the food. www.thermador.com.
Induction appliances are making a strong push, and the manufacturer offers 30- and 36-inch induction cooktops of its own. Able to boil a quart of water in approximately 101 seconds, the cooktops use an electromagnetic element under their smooth surface. The current passes through the cooktop, heats the pan, and cooks the food inside. Nearly all the energy is transferred directly to the magnetic cookware and the food, making induction cooking quick and efficient. www.ge.com.
The company that introduced the DishDrawer (dishwasher in a drawer) has updated the product with a new design and added features. Models now feature seamless cabinetry integration achieved by rear venting and a fully adjustable door option. All integrated models now include wireless remote technology, increased place settings, and improved wash, energy, and water performance. www.fisherpaykel.com.
The manufacturer is offering what it says is first-of-its-kind AquaLift self-cleaning technology on its latest line of freestanding ranges. Ovens feature an enamel oven coating, so homeowners use only low heat and water to release baked-on spills in less than one hour. Other features include convection fan and power vents to preheat in eight minutes. www.insideadvantage.com.
The manufacturer has revolutionized cooking with the FreeInduction cooktop. Instead of dedicated burners on the surface, the unit uses 48 mini inductors to sense pots of any size and shape. As a result, it will identify the size and shape of any pan on the surface and activate only the zone underneath. www.gaggenau.com.
Outdoor living is still hot, but instead of the typical outdoor grill, give your buyers the Evo Affinity Classic flat-top unit. The manually controlled, gas-fired unit allows homeowners to prepare food directly on the cooking surface; it also allows pots and pans to be used in traditional stove-top cooking. It has a 30-inch-diameter, ceramic-clad steel cook surface that is heated by inner and outer gas tube burners. www.danver.com.
Part of the company’s new series of products enhanced with Smart technology, this French door unit is equipped with Smart Manager, which allows consumers to use the refrigerator’s LCD panel or their smartphones to check the food items stored inside. The unit will also recommend dishes that can be cooked using the ingredients available in the refrigerator. It also offers online grocery shopping directly from the refrigerator’s LCD panel or smartphone. www.lg.com.
Perfectly proportioned for apartments and small kitchens, the Torre is a 24-inch-wide refrigerator that features a streamlined design that integrates well with cabinetry. The Energy Star-rated unit uses “no-frost” technology that keeps food fresher longer and an anti-bacterial cavity that maintains a healthier interior environment, the company says. It measures 79 inches tall. www.fagoramerica.com.
Steam is all the rage—whether it’s in the dishwasher or washing machine. It’s also hot in cooking, too. This Classic Steam Oven is a 24-inch product that offers touch pad controls, multi-lingual LCD display, a food-driven menu system, and automatic temperature settings, among other features. www.mieleusa.com.