Essential Big Kitchen Appliances Every New Homeowner Should Have


Every new homeowner probably feels a little overwhelmed when choosing big ticket kitchen equipment for their new digs. After all, the appliances are often expensive and need to last a long time. They should also be able to stand up to the wear and tear of everyday use. Help is here. We have narrowed down the list of essential items every kitchen needs, and even recommend some hardworking ones that will make your food prep easier.

Wall-mounted chimney hood
A good cooker hood should be powerful enough to suck out the smells and grime of a large cook-out. The La Germania Wall-Mounted Chimney Hood is a sleek option, all thanks to its streamlined stainless steel silhouette. Aside from being easy complementing various interior designs, its powerful motor and silence granted, pushes our final stamp of approval.

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This kitchen appliance is commonly a more thought out purchase within your kitchen. An essential, and an appliance for the long haul, this Hitachi MIJ Refrigerator is one for keeps. Beyond its neat impression, this box-like shape refrigerator is equipped with energy-saving features and preservation technology to ensure the most efficient ways to keep your food fresh – ensuring the right compartment placement for your vegetables, to the suppressed oxidization of meat, fish or dairy goods – are considerations this Hitachi MIJ Refrigerator first thought of, ahead of you.

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Gas hob
Offering an array of different types of flames, the Turbo Incanto Hob T773GV will be your all-in-one solution which catering to various cooking styles and improving the efficient amidst the cooking process. For your very first kitchen, this hob is suitable and remains user-friendly for the ones who enjoy cooking frequently. Its classic look makes it easy to adopt and adapt to almost all home designs.

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Microwave oven
A microwave oven might be one kitchen appliance you won’t want to miss. Daily home-cooked meals paint a good ideal kitchen, and the relevant equipment required along but, as for a life saver and lazy days, a microwave oven is your ticket to a day-off cooking. The Hitachi Superheated Steam Microwave Oven not only serves one, but five different cooking methods – microwave, oven, steam, bake and superheated steam and grilling. This multifunctional appliance not only expands the efficiency and utility of a single product, but encourages healthy living with the ease of healthy cooking.

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Downdraft hood
For new homeowners, a hood may come as one of the bigger kitchen appliances to get accustomed to. To ease the transition, this retractable and modernised downdraft hood is an option for consideration in keeping your kitchen space still looking minimalist and uncluttered. The OBRO Vornehm Legend HD6 remains sleek without compromising on its functions, its technology effectively eliminates health contaminants and odour produced in the process of cooking. The chic and compact body of this hood makes it easy on the eyes even while being utilised.


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