Upgrading Your Kitchen? These 6 Appliances Are Worth The Money

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Industrious appliances such as the refrigerator and stovetop are a kitchen’s heartbeat. These are big-ticket items that may take a toll on your expenses. While some come with interesting functions, those may be superfluous, causing you to pay more than you intended. Instead of splurging on unnecessary devices, invest in these six kitchen appliances that are worth the money.

Pizza oven
Who wouldn’t want to have a pizza oven at home? This comes with all the conventional oven functions but also has a pizza stone directly on top of heating elements to ensure crispy, evenly cooked delights in 3–5 minutes. This feature also eliminates the need for blind baking when making pies and quiches. A vapour-clean function helps soften residue to make cleaning easier than ever.

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Smeg SF6102PZS oven, $3,080

Refrigerator
We believe the humble fridge deserves a splurge because it is indispensable. These days, fridges do a lot more than cool and freeze as they now boast features that enhance user experience, aid with storage, control energy consumption and more. But what may be good for some may not necessarily serve you well. It all boils down to what you need and can afford. We love how this fridge is equipped with an eco-monitoring sensor that detects if a person is nearby and subsequently switches on or off its energy-saving mode. Great for frequent travellers!

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Hitachi 3-door Side-by-Side Fridge, $3,899 from COURTS

Oven
Ovens help expand our cuisine style and thus the menu at home. The best part is you don’t need one with a full range of functions if you’re not a serious chef or baker. Opt for a unit that offers sufficient internal capacity, consumes less energy, and entails minimal maintenance. This oven is roomy enough to fit multiple dishes at a go and boasts an UltraFan Plus feature that evenly distributes heat, making it unquestionably value-for-money.

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Electrolux Built-in Oven, $699 from COURTS

Hob
Spend well and you’ll be able to cook up any cuisine from swift stir-fries to gently simmered stews without worrying about heat control. Remember to consider other factors like how easy the hob is to clean, its impact resistance and safety functions. Can’t decide between two types of cooktops? Fisher & Paykel lets you combine its Gas on Glass burners with Touch & Slide induction cooktops to create a unique configuration that suits your style.

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Fisher & Paykel 30cm Induction Hob and 45cm Gas on Glass Hob, $1,799 and $1,399 respectively

Sink
Roomier than your average kitchen sink, this stainless-steel vessel is ideal for hardworking kitchens. We love how its SilentShield sound-absorption technology keeps the clattering and clanging at bay.

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KOHLER Prolific Undermount Kitchen Sink, $1,920

Hood
An ideal accompaniment to islands, this super sleek stainless steel hood is a statement maker. It is built to perform too, boasting a power of 445 m³/h that can be instantly revved up to 867 m³/h during intensive culinary sessions.

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Bosch Series 6 Island Cooker Hood, $2,699

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