If the kitchen is the heart of a home, then your kitchen appliances such as your refrigerator, range, microwave and dishwasher are the tools that keep it beating.
It’s important to make an informed buying decision, because you’ll be living with your choice for ten years or more. There are many models and features to choose from, and we’ll be happy to help you evaluate the pros and cons.
Ask about size, capacity, finish, storage space inside the door (like for gallons of milk), shelving arrangements, where you want the freezer (top, bottom, or side-by-side) and evaluate how often you’ll use amenities such as ice makers and water dispensers on the door. Some even have crushed ice.
Gas. electric, or dual-fuel stoves? We have them all. Come out and look inside the oven, examine the controls (if you have young children, the controls should probably be on the back panel, not in front), and ask about options such as convection ovens, warming drawers and high output BTUs on gas ranges (similar to commercial ranges.) Many ranges now have a hidden bake element or a warming zone. Many electric ranges actually have a hidden bake element which has a longer life and it’s not in the way, making for quicker cleanup.
Many microwaves these days are mounted over the range and also function as range hoods, but we offer tabletop models too. Consider your family size and how much you’ll need to cook or reheat at a time; also ask about wattage and how that relates to what you intend to use your microwave for.
Dishwashers save you time and there are more options to consider than you’d think. Look at the number of sprayers (the more the cleaner your dishes will get); make sure the washing cycles (such as rinse-only or pots-and-pans) match how you’ll use your dishwasher; features such as delay start can enable you to run the dishwasher when you’re not home.
Dishwashers are often the loudest appliances in the kitchen, so look at how well models you’re considering dampen sound.
Kitchen Appliance Brands Carried at Columbia Appliance
We carry kitchen appliances from brands such as Whirlpool, Maytag, Roper, KitchenAid, Estate, Jenn-Air, Frigidaire, LG, Sharp, DCS, Broan, Brown, Crosley, GE and Amana. Sometimes we can special order another brand if requested.
The kitchen appliance professionals at Columbia Appliance can help you choose the right brand, model and style for your needs.
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