Asking someone to list 5 of the best kitchen innovations is akin to asking someone to choose who they would invite to dinner if they could pick anyone.
The answers depend on one’s frame of reference.
The mom of several small children would list a crock pot and unbreakable melamine dishes, while a foodie’s favorite things might include a Vitamix ( yes, really. Some folks do pay upwards of $500.00 for a blender), the sous or an Anova Precision cooker. This device can be operated from your telephone, from anywhere, the sous vide (pronounced “sue-veed”) method of cooking. Fairly new to the home kitchen scene, this technique requires food to be sealed in plastic bags and cooked in a water bath.
We have been privileged, over the years, to work with a wide spectrum of families, and we listened to all of their “must haves” and wish list requests. In the court of popular opinion, we have:
- Pull Out Storage -This design option means no space, no matter how small, need go unused. A few feet at the end of a cabinet, or a few inches between them becomes a home for canned goods, spices, or small appliances.
- Deep Pot Drawers No more frustrating, back-breaking searches under cabinets for pots, pans and lids. This option is especially popular with the “over 50” set.
- Warming and Refrigerated Drawers If space and budget allow, these additions are well worth it for those who love entertaining. Kudos to the engineer (or designer) who first considered these features.
- Room for Electronics. Integration of flat screen televisions, charging stations, security systems, cell phones, and computers into the kitchen design is vitally important to millennials.
Personally, we don’t know what we would do without ice makers, self-cleaning ovens, and frost-free freezers. When you are in the area, stop by and tell us your wish list for a perfect kitchen. We guarantee we can make it happen.