Major Appliances

From ovens and cooktops to dishwashers and refrigerators, see the hottest appliances at the 2008 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.

-I'm Linda Eggerss, editor of Kitchen & Bath Ideas Magazine, and I'm here at the annual Kitchen Industry Show. If you're looking to upgrade an appliance or even remodel your entire kitchen, this is the place to find great ideas. -The Sharp microwave drawer places the microwave at an accessible height for everyone in the house, from children to senior citizens. It also gets the microwave off the counter and in alignment with the wall oven. The Miele LaPerla dishwasher posts 3 dish racks that hold everything in place. The innovative feature in this machine is the drying system. After the drying cycle is complete, the door opens slightly to allow cooler area and steam out. This prevents condensation and water spots from forming on dishes. The Dacor Millennia wall oven has 3 sturdy baking racks. The touchscreen panel control illuminates when the door opens, and not only calculates time and temperature, it can store nearly 100 recipes. The convection fan and filter ensure that flavors from multiple dishes don't blend together. The Kenmore Elite Fridge posts 3 ice dispensers in one. In addition to cube and crushed ice, this fridge also produces shaved iced, which is fine enough to make snow cones. Inside, there fridge has produce containers that are sealed, yet easily pull out for quick access. The benefit of this wall oven is it houses 2 ovens in the space of 1 traditional oven allowing for greater flexibility when preparing the meal. -The low oven can feed up to a 22-pound turkey. The lower oven has a slow cook feature. The upper oven has a pizza feature. -the InSinkErator Evolution Excel Garbage Disposal grinds things faster and finer in 3 stages instead of 2. For such as powerful garbage disposal, it is also incredibly quite. -The great thing about the Thermador Sensor Dome Cooktop if course the sensor dome and it is actually an infrared sensor that measures the temperature of the pot. -This Cooktop uses infrared technology to maintain consistent cooking temperatures. There are 5 auto temp settings and 9 preprogrammed cook smart modes for preparing and serving foods. The Bertazzoni's 24-inch Pro Series range has all the element of a larger model in a slim design that cooked up an oven both high efficiency designs that reduced cooking time up to 30 percent. There is a storage compartment beneath the oven and the matching stainless steel backsplash and ventilation hood. -The great thing about the double dishwasher Double Dishwasher by Fisher Paykel is that you can wash 2 different complete separate loads at the same time. For example, you could have your pots and pans on the top one and have [unk] on the bottom with your fine China all at the same time. These are 2 separate by identical dishwashers. In addition to washing 2 loads on different cycles, the dish doors allow you to save water by operating just 1 door if you have small load to clean. -and there you have it some of the hottest appliances and most innovative options for every kitchen and that's my hot list tip for appliances.