Every home—humble or grand—boasts one hot-ticket item in its radiant heart. From state-of-the-art induction ranges to comfort-food warming drawers, stoves that cook are all the rage. You do not have to be an epicure to savor the menu of way-past-rockin’ styles—from sleek cyber-age metal to handcrafted enamel in palatable colors like British Racing Green, Persimmon, Claret, and Pewter—with brass trim, custom nameplates, and knob bezels in fire-engine red that even allow the range to set a tone that extends beyond the kitchen. Cool stainless steel bodies and sophisticated, minimalist frames simmer with self-expression, and offer as much control over the way you design your space as the way you prepare your dishes.
From farmhouse sinks to cooking appliances, stainless steel continues to be the “color” of choice. The soft glow of sheen-y metal offers a beautiful contrast to wood cabinetry--whether cherry, oak, maple or teak. It’s also a great compliment to the neutral palettes found in über-modern homes. Let’s face it: heavy metal super-charges a kitchen, creates atmosphere, drama, and inspiration even in spaces that already have a great personality.
Creating a theme that resonates with your singular character can be a journey of discovery that taps into myriad ethnic or local themes. But forget the sizzling trends, great stoves satiate a gourmet hunger with options like steel grill and griddle cooktops, infrared charbroilers, and state-of-the-future induction ranges.
Continuous grate burners, cool backsplashes, and smooth-glide oven racks create a pro-look for the kitchen and convenience for the cook. Large-capacity, dual convection ovens offer even temperature and airflow—whether for pot roasts and grilled burgers or cheesecake and cherry pie.
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