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December 29, 2022 | KITCHEN APPLIANCES | Tips and Advice

What are Kitchen Appliances: Types and Uses Guide for Large Appliances

What are kitchen appliances: Types and uses guide for large appliances

What are kitchen appliances? They can make cooking easy, effortless, and convenient!

Whether you are building your kitchen from scratch or you are remodeling, there is going to come a time when you have to take a look at the kitchen appliances that you will need – and what you hope to get from them.

We aren’t talking about the little things, like where you will place your espresso machine or whether you will have room for your stand mixer on the counter or in a cabinet. Instead, we are referring to those that make up the heart of your kitchen – the major appliances.

But let’s be real for a minute. Just because you need something doesn’t mean it can’t be something you want. So here is a look at the types and uses so you can fill your kitchen in the most functional – yet aesthetically pleasing – way possible.


36 Inch Professional French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel, Counter Depth by THOR Kitchen
36 Inch Professional French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel, Counter Depth by THOR Kitchen

Your kitchen absolutely needs a refrigerator. Sure, you want it to keep your drinks cold, but it also works to preserve your perishable items. Lots of grocery items will spoil if they aren’t kept cold. Choosing the right refrigerator keeps that from happening.

You can’t just invest in any type of refrigerator, though. You want to be able to ensure you have enough space to store all the groceries you just bought – along with some extra space for leftovers. And when we say space, we don’t mean that crowded, stacked mess in which food gets lost and ends up moldy in the back of the fridge.

Having a refrigerator large enough to have space and keep it organized will not only run more efficiently but will also help you save money and give you a chance to eat things before they go bad. Why? Because you can see it!

If you are buying a refrigerator, look for one that has beneficial features, such as:

-Generous storage space

-Crisper drawers to keep produce fresher longer

-Counter-depth so it fits smoothly in the cabinets

-Door storage for big containers

-Showcase LED lighting for efficiency – and so you can clearly see throughout the space

-Adjustable racks and shelves

-Automatic ice maker

-Ice and water dispenser

-Freezer drawer for easy access and easy organization

-Stainless steel finish for shine

-Door alarm

-Energy-star certified


24 Inch Built-in Dishwasher in Stainless Steel by THOR Kitchen
24 Inch Built-in Dishwasher in Stainless Steel by THOR Kitchen

How much time have you spent washing dishes by hand? Have you ever taken the time to calculate it? What if you could just let the dishwasher do all the work? Imagine the amount of free time you would have on your hands. Speaking of hands, imagine how soft they would feel from not using harsh dish soap every day. Plus, dishwashers more efficiently use water – which could save you money and benefit the planet.

That’s a lot of positive talk for a dishwasher, isn’t it? Although not every dishwasher will provide you with the greatest experience, choosing the right dishwasher will. When a dishwasher is designed properly, it will effectively clean dishes regardless of how soiled they are so that you always have thoroughly clean dishes – that you don’t have to wash.

Before you make that purchase, look for these fantastic features:

-Smart wash system that uses a soil sensor to determine how soiled the dishes are – and adjust the cycle accordingly

-Four powerful spray arms reach all areas of the dishwasher so that all the dishes are clean

-Adjustable racks so that you can always wash even your biggest cookware in the dishwasher 

-Removable utensil basket for convenience

-Fingerprint-resistance stainless steel finish

-Quiet operation

-Energy-efficient ratings


36 Inch Tilt Panel Professional Electric Range by THOR Kitchen
36 Inch Tilt Panel Professional Electric Range by THOR Kitchen

You have a refrigerator to store your food and a dishwasher to clean up the dirty plates after your meal, but how are you going to cook it? You need a range.

There are many different types of ranges on the market, most depending on size and fuel type. For example, there are gas ranges that work on both liquid propane as well as natural gas. And then there are those that are made to run off of electricity. Dual fuel ranges have the best of both worlds, providing you with an oven that uses electric heat and a gas stove. Ask any chef and baker, and they will tell you that this type of range gives you the perfect heat for what you are trying to cook.

Typical sizes for a range can be either 24 inches, 30 inches, 36 inches, or 48 inches – with the larger sizes often having more oven space, more burners, and potentially even a griddle.

There is a lot to consider when purchasing a range for your kitchen, as it comes down to space and the amount of cooking that you do. If you aren’t one to spend much time cooking at home, perhaps a smaller option may work well for you. But if you do, then find the right range for your space by taking the following features into consideration:

-High-powered BTU burners

-Luxglide telescopic racks for effortless glide

-Infrared broiler

-Commercial convection fan for even baking

-Energy-efficient LED control panel lights 

-Large oven capacity

-Porcelain oven interior for easy cleaning

-Heavy-duty control knobs 

-Continuous cast-iron cooking grates with porcelain spill tray for durability and easy cleanup on a gas stove

-A smooth, sleek cooktop on an electric range for an easy cleanup

-Precise heat from simmer to boil – and everything in between

-Multiple baking modes, such as bake, convection bake, broil, convection broil

A Stainless Steel Appliance Suite

One thing you can do to make life a little bit easier – and make your kitchen a little more magical – is to invest in an appliance suite. With a stainless steel finish, your appliances would look uniform and pair well together.

It is the perfect way to add something special to your kitchen, benefitting you in both looks and functionality. Not to mention that bringing the uniformity of professional appliances into your kitchen can immediately boost your home’s value.

Shop THOR Kitchen for Stainless Steel Appliances

You know what appliances you need for your kitchen and what must-have features to look for. Now it is time to do some shopping. What are you waiting for? Head on over and find a THOR Kitchen dealer today.