Cooking Appliance Ideas

Creative selection and convenient placement of appliances enhance both kitchen use and design.


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Stainless-Steel Cooktop and Exhaust Hood
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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