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Remodel: Need appliance suggestions


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Remodel: Need appliance suggestions

JudithC | Nov 18, 2010 05:11 AM

Im moving and getting a total kitchen renovation and need help deciding on appliances to buy. Keeping in mind shabbat modes and other kosher requirements has me quite confused.

I came up with some possibilities but I am very open to other suggestions. I am in middle America and I cant demo many of the products in my area so my research is limited.

For the double oven: I think I will go with the GE Monogram because it has dials for temp control and you can leave the racks in for self cleaning.

Dishwashers: I hate washing dishes so I am getting a 2 draw FP for dairy/parve and a full size one (I havent even thought about brand yet) for meat. I currently own a FP 2 drawer and I like it, but its older - are there newer doubledrawers worth looking at?

Stove top is a big question for me... I planned for a 36inch stove top. I hear great things about the Blue Star, while I can order from here, no one has one on display. My biggest worry is the ignition and using it on YomTovs. I looked at the wolf and like it bec I can disconnect the electricity and it will still work so I dont have to worry about using more flames on YT, but I liked what I read about bluestar here on Chowhound and just want to know if anyone has that have they had any issue with the the ignition on Yomtov.
This part of me is wondering about going the cheaper 2 regular ranges option. But I really like the high BTU/low simmer I have have only seen in higher end models.

Lastly the Fridge: I want a freestanding, french door 36". It seems that very few are star-k certified, an not many seem to have shabbat modes - Any suggestion - again i dont have every model available to look at so I need to rely on suggestions from people from bigger cities.

Thanks so much for reading through this and any advice is much appreciated!

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