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Appliance budget of $15k - what would you buy?

SwissyMom | Feb 8, 201907:57 AM     26

First time posting, but I've been sifting through a lot of the appliance advice on here and finding it very helpful.

My husband and I are preparing for a kitchen remodel (searching for the perfect 'fixer upper' in our area) and have decided to try and keep our appliance budget around $15 - 18k. Our first priority is the range, and we've decided on the 48" bluestar platinum range top, so we are at ~6k already. Is it possible to round out the rest of our kitchen with some decent appliances on this budget?

Here is what we need, in order of our priorities:

1. Range top - decided on BlueStar 48" platinum ~$6K

2. Double wall oven (electric) - we aren't big bakers if that matters. I like to meal prep each week, and we entertain a lot so the extra oven would get more than occasional usage. I don't care about all the extra electronic features, just a good solid oven.

3. Refrigerator/freezer - want something counter depth and with a bottom drawer freezer. We obviously want something reliable, but other than that we mostly are concerned about aesthetics. I like a lot of storage space, but we also have a deep freezer in the garage. Doesn't need an ice maker if we can add a stand alone one.

4. Venthood - 48 or 52" stainless. We do a lot of high heat sears (mostly sous vide steaks) so we need something that can handle that. Most likely wall mounted.

5. Dishwasher and microwave - just something that looks okay and works. not picky on those.

6. If money allows I'd like to outfit our wet bar with: small wine cooler, small ice machine, small beverage fridge.

Help me spend my money! :)

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