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    • Cooking-Friendly Kitchen Island

      This sleek island enlarged the work area of the kitchen as well as provided a gorgeous focal point. An impressive stainless-steel exhaust hood, industrial-style range, and ample stone countertops equip this kitchen big enough for two cooks.

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    • Antique Look, Modern Convenience

      The vintage-look, French-made range offers cooks in this kitchen multiple burners, a grill cooktop, and a large oven. The modern stove, exuding old-fashioned style, inspired the room's black accents.

    • Neutral-Tone Kitchen

      A six-burner cooktop topped by a large stainless-steel exhaust hood is the center of all cooking activity in this efficient kitchen. A below-counter oven and inset microwave offer multiple meal prep options. A breakfast station fills a niche next to the cooktop and oven.

    • Professional Meal Prep Zone

      A kitchen overhaul started with the homeowner's desire to switch from an electric range to a gas model. The stainless-steel professional-grade unit features two ovens -- ideal for big meal preparation and endless entertaining possibilities.

    • Hardworking Kitchen Corner

      This kitchen has everything to make a cook happy -- efficient appliances and a great view, too. The peninsula's angled shape places the professional-grade range in a commanding position so the cook can see the dining table, the banquette seating area, and the scenery outside.

    • European-Style Cast-Iron Range

      A kitchen with old-world flavor can also have modern efficiencies. The dual-fuel, European-style, cast-iron range's cream-color enamel exterior positions it as a focal point for the entire kitchen. The 44-inch-wide range is topped by an oversize exhaust hood and fancy corbels that match the creamy glazed cabinetry.

    • Retro Range

      Retro appliances, such as this reproduction range, allow kitchen remodelers a blast-from-the-past design option. This range faithfully copies the lines of a circa-1950s model while offering features a modern cook expects: sealed gas burners, a self-cleaning oven, an electronic timer, and a warming drawer.

    • Stainless Steel for Neutral Look

      Stainless-steel appliances -- range, exhaust hood, and refrigerator -- add to the sleek design of this kitchen. Stainless-steel appliances read as a neutral visual element -- reflecting the style around it.

    • Customized Vintage Range

      It's hard to change the past, but that's exactly what happened to this vintage range. The 5-foot-wide restored model features an all-white porcelain exterior, eight gas burners, a center griddle, two baking ovens (on the upper left and right), one roasting oven (upper center), two broiler drawers (lower left and right), a utensil drawer (lower center), and pullout trays for crumbs and grease. The top panel includes an analog clock and a separate 60-second timer.

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      Cast-Iron Range

      This cast-iron model resembles a vintage cookstove, but offers modern cooking power: six gas burners and four electric ovens (a conventional oven, a convection oven, a simmering oven, and a ceramic broiler.

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      Cottage-Style White Range

      Cook up a storm with this professional-grade range with six burners. The kitchen design called for a range that would meet the professional cooking needs of the homeowner, but would fit in the vintage, cottage look.

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      Five-Oven Kitchen

      For the baker who likes to multitask, this kitchen offers five ovens: four conventional ovens (two in the range, two on the wall) and a convection oven. To top it off, the kitchen also features a warming drawer.

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      Restaurant-Caliber Range

      This six-burner, two-oven range offers culinary options that will thrill any cook. Also included in the unit are a griddle, stainless-steel backsplash and warming racks. A cabinetry-matching hood crowns the professional-grade range with classic style.

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      Sleek, Stainless-Steel Appliances

      The galley-style space features a microwave, stovetop, ovens, exhaust hood, and dishwasher -- all in modern stainless steel as sleek as the coffee-color cabinets set flush with the countertops.

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      Matching Range and Cabinets

      A multitasking European range -- with steamer, griddle, large gas oven, and smaller electric oven -- was ordered in a custom hue to match the cabinets. The appliance is flanked by small drawers that handily store utensils and other cooking supplies.

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      Cooking Cove

      This oversize cooking alcove includes a 22-inch cooktop, a 60-inch range, and a wall-mounted browner -- all in stainless steel. White cabinets feature furniture-style bracket feet.

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      Appliance Color Sets the Tone

      Utilitarian in function, appliances can also set the tone for color in a kitchen. Nestled between the stainless-steel hood and range is an arched niche backed by a torch-distressed mirror. Charcoal-hue cabinets and gray wall tiles complement the stainless-steel hood and appliances.

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      Next Slideshow Ideas for Built-In Wall Ovens and Microwaves

      Ideas for Built-In Wall Ovens and Microwaves

      This collection of built-in wall and microwave ovens shows how to easily incorporate these cooking appliances into your own kitchen -- without taking up precious space.
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