The microwave is a common fixture in today's kitchen. And while many models haven't advanced very far beyond the requisite popcorn setting, finding a replacement can still be a daunting task. Before making a purchase, consider the following: would you prefer a countertop or a built-in microwave? What size microwave do you want and can your kitchen accommodate it? And, of course, how much are you willing to spend on a new microwave? Prices can range from the most basic $40 model to extremely customized oven-microwave combos for $5,000. For more buying tips and information on microwaves … Read more
Microwave ovens are perhaps the most sophisticated piece of technology you'll find in an average kitchen, yet they get next to no respect. They're seen as a culinary shortcut, and they carry a connotation of compromise, the sense that the meal you're making will be more convenient than it will be delicious. Cooking with a microwave feels a bit like using a cheat code. You might successfully make dinner, but you're not going to feel especially proud of yourself.
Today's microwaves are trying to change that perception, offering higher wattage, bigger capacities, fancy new cooking … Read more
It's March Madness time again, and you know what that means: I'm spending a lot of time fighting for the right to watch a little "24" instead of basketball. But for those of you who actually care about the NCAA college basketball tournament, Whirlpool wants to make sure the only surprises are on the court--not in the kitchen.
You've seen the Amana Jot refrigerator, with its dry-erase finish on the door panel. Use the fridge to manage brackets, track game times, or display correct picks.
And even though the magic of DVRs lets you pause … Read more
This Amana built-in dishwasher fits standard size cabinetry openings at 24 inches. Height-adjustable legs allow for a custom fit at the time of installation. The tall tub design allows for large loads or extra room for tall pots or other cookware. The stainless steel interior helps reduce staining and the accumulation of odors over time. As an Energy-Star-rated appliance, you can rest easy knowing that the washing of the dishes is being done in the most efficient manner.
The control panel located at the top of the unit combines status indicators and a 10 touch pad electronic control system. There … Read more
Manufactures have long been searching for the perfect combination appliance to appease consumers looking to save time and money. Centering around the refrigerator is always a popular target. As well it should be. More so than any other device, the fridge is central in our kitchens and our lives. Home to shopping lists, quick notes, and artistic masterpieces from children, refrigerator doors everywhere are adorned with this delicate mishmash of how we define ourselves. Such a centerpiece is natural to try to redefine.