You know the routine: Open the refrigerator, put the item wherever you can find enough space, then quickly close the door. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. It’s how many people organizetheir refrigerator. While that may work just fine for some, it’s also a recipe for scattered meal planning and potentially wasted food. And … Continue reading "Expert tips on refrigerator organization"
During a redesign, your appliances, cabinetry and counter space work together to create a balance between function and style. Choices like the size of your range and other appliances can directly affect cabinet space, and choosing more storage or counter space could mean you’ll have to make concessions elsewhere. Kitchen design is a personal process, … Continue reading "Kitchen redesigns: Appliances, Cabinets and Space"
Combine the right appliances with some culinary knowledge, and you have the tools to take your meals from ordinary to memorable. And now that we’re into the biggest cooking season of the year, it’s time to step up your kitchen game. AHAM is here to help. We interviewed two seasoned professional chefs about how appliances … Continue reading "Kitchen Appliance Secrets: Pro chefs share top year-round and holiday tips"
Across the country, many people are looking to simplify their lives and lower their housing costs by downsizing their living spaces. Their choice of accommodations ranges from permanent or semi-permanent “tiny houses” or “micro-apartments,” extra-small apartment units in densely populated areas. But downsizing doesn’t necessarily mean giving up on the appliance conveniences they’ve grown accustomed … Continue reading "It’s the little things: Small appliances add big convenience to tiny houses"
Universal design started as a concept aimed primarily at creating accessible, barrier-free homes for people with disabilities. But it has evolved into the concept of creating a comfortable, accessible space for all members of the household, and there are number of reasons why a homeowner may decide to pursue it during a remodel or renovation. … Continue reading "Universal design: How to select appliances"
When used properly, home appliances have a proven and extensive track record of safety. Appliances are rigorously tested for safety long before they make it to retailers’ shelves. Many of the accidents that involve appliances are easily preventable. John Drengenberg, consumer safety director for UL, has been involved in the appliance safety and testing business … Continue reading "Stay cooking with these kitchen appliance safety tips"
Two hundred and seventy billion gallons of water. It’s enough to fill 40 million Olympic-sized swimming pools. It’s also how much water would be saved if every home in the U.S. installed a new model dishwasher. What are you doing to save water? It’s a great question to ask yourself on World Water Day, March … Continue reading "How appliances save water every day"
As reality cooking shows depicting amateur chefs using refrigerators, ovens and ranges that would make anyone jealous, even Gordon Ramsey, appliance manufactures have jumped on board to develop home appliances and accessories that look like could’ve come from a high-end restaurant in New York. A recent Wall Street Journal article highlights how the industry is … Continue reading "Want a Kitchen that Would Make Gordon Ramsey Jealous? Now You Can"
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home, and the one we spend a significant amount of time in, particularly if you have a family to cook for. A “dream kitchen?? complete with shiny new appliances, plenty of workspace and a welcoming atmosphere is something many of us want. Are you … Continue reading "Need Some Inspiration for Your Kitchen Remodeling?"
Kitchen and appliance design and functionality has evolved from the days of the Frigidaire and Monsanto “kitchens of the future?? as shown in these two films from the 1950s. In this month’s Interior Design magazine, Jill Notini, AHAM’s VP of Communications and Marketing talks about kitchen design. Click here to read the article, and see … Continue reading "Evolutions in Kitchen and Appliance Design"