If you’ve already read our guide on what to look for in a kitchen package, you probably know that purchasing a kitchen appliance bundle is a smart way to stay on budget for your kitchen renovation without compromising on style and features. While kitchen appliance packages create a cohesive look in your kitchen, have you considered how a kitchen suite can also create a consistent user experience? Follow this guide to get a glimpse at 4 kitchen appliance trends you’ll want to include in your next kitchen appliance package.
Dual Icemaker Refrigerators
Dual icemaker refrigerators keep ice on hand in two convenient ways: with an in-door ice dispenser and inside an ice bin located in the freezer. Having two separate ice makers allows you to enjoy ice for ever-day use like soft drinks, water, and juice, while still having enough to supply your party cocktails and drinks. Depending on the brand and model, some dual icemaker fridges even make custom ice for a little pick-me-up with every sip.
Models like the LG 23.5 cu. ft. PrintProof™ French Door Refrigerator (LRFVC2406) keep up with avid iced coffee lovers and cocktail connoisseurs alike with the following winning features:
- A SpacePlus Ice System built right into the freezer door for more freezer capacity
- A dual icemaker system that makes up to 3.5 pounds of ice a day
- LG’s exclusive Craft Ice that forms slow-melting ice spheres
- An InstaView Door-in-Door that lets you peek into the fridge without opening the door
Cooking ranges with front controls are hardly a novelty in the world of kitchen appliances, but there’s a reason they haven’t become outdated in a world where touch response becomes more and more common. Whether it’s on an electric range or a gas range, turning a knob provides complete confirmation that your cooktop is on and ready to start cooking.
Front control displays also eliminate the need for a back guard, keeping a range’s appearance sleek, tidy, and free from interrupting your beautiful kitchen backsplash. Additionally, having controls up front means you won’t need to reach over hot cookware to adjust heat settings.
The Samsung 29.94” Slide-in Electric Range takes the intuitive user experience of control knobs and elevates it with the following features:
- Illuminated burner knobs provide clear visibility, especially in the dark
- Blue illuminated knobs indicate when the cooktop is on
- A rotary oven dial is not only intuitive, but it lets you set the oven temperature to a precise degree
- Available in black stainless steel (NE63T8711SS), Tuscan stainless steel (NE63T8711ST) and classic stainless steel (NE63T8711SS)
Side Swing Oven Doors
Anyone who’s owned or used a French door refrigerator can confirm door configuration has a major impact on accessibility. The same goes for oven doors, especially when you’re dealing with a hot bakeware filled with heavy food. For even easer operation, consider your oven’s door type for your next kitchen appliance package upgrade.
Wall ovens like this Bosch Benchmark Series Stainless Steel Electric Single Oven (HBLP451LUC) switch it up with a side-opening oven door that works just like a microwave door. By opening out rather than down, there is no obstacle between you and what’s inside the oven. Another benefit of having an oven door that opens to the side is more clearance, eliminating the need to strategically walk around an open oven door. Other features you’ll like include:
- A full-extension, telescoping oven rack
- A built-in meat probe
- QuietClose door shut technology for silent operation
Third Rack Dishwashers
Having a dishwasher with a third rack can be the difference between running a truly full load and a separate load for your larger, odd-shaped dishes. The extra dishwasher space is handy, but it’s not always the easiest place for a dishwasher to clean.
That’s why the KitchenAid PrintShield™ Built-In Dishwasher (KDPM604KBS) is so fantastic. Not only does this KitchenAid dishwasher deliver the most third-rack capacity of any dishwasher in its class, but it also features:
- Two rotating third-rack wash jets
- Quiet, 44 dBA operation
- A cycle indicator light
- A ProDry option to thoroughly dry dishes
- A sleek pocket-style handle
Shop Ahead of the Trend
As always, Grand Appliance aims to provide what our competitors can’t: low prices from a huge selection of trusted brands, all backed by our signature customer service and advice. Whether you plan on upgrading a single appliance or aspire to create your dream kitchen, we’re available to help you online and in-store at a showroom near you in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. Browse, compare, and shop today!