Gardenista editor Michelle Slatalla offers this advice in her recent column, 10 Mistakes to Avoid When You Remodel: "Don't skimp on the appliances. Get the ones you really want even if they cost more." Case in point: the two hardest working kitchen appliances, the refrigerator and the stove. The latest designs from Sub-Zero and Wolf should be top of the list of contenders when upgrading or renovating your kitchen.
Wolf Gas Ranges
Above: The new line of gas ranges from Wolf were designed to complement Sub-Zero refrigerators with a slightly more streamlined look and coordinated handle designs as well as design enhancements for improved cooking control, better cleaning, and better fit with adjustable feet that accommodate floor and cabinet variations. The updated professional cookers come in 30-, 36-, 48-, and 60-inch wide models with twelve different rangetop configurations including infrared charbroil, infrared griddle, double griddle, charbroil, and French top. The Wolf 48-Inch Gas Range (shown above) features two ovens: one 30-inch gas convection oven with infrared broiler and ultra-fast preheating, and one 18-inch non-convection oven; pricesrange from $9,325 to $10,680, depending on top configuration, through Wolf Authorized Dealers.
Above: The Wolf gas ranges have been upgraded with sealed dual-stacked burners for more heat control and sealed seamless burner pans for easier cleaning. Porcelain-coated, cast-iron continuous burner grates provide even heating.
Above: The Wolf 36-inch Gas Range has one large gas convection oven with three adjustable racks and a powerful infrared broiler that sears quickly and evenly. Prices start at $6,060.
Above: Wolf's signature knobs have been redesigned with stainless steel bezels. All models are available with the option of red, black, or stainless steel (as shown) knobs.
Sub-Zero French Door Refrigerator
Above: Favored by many for their space efficiency (opening the doors requires half the space of full size doors) and energy efficiency (opening one French door keeps more cold air inside as compared to one large swing door), Sub-Zero's 36-Inch French Door Refrigerator has two 18-inch refrigerator doors over their classic pullout bottom freezer drawer. Other high performance features include an air purification system, water filtration, and a dual-compressor operating system that separately controls the temperature and humidity of the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
Above: Known for their superb performance and design, Sub-Zero took on a French door refrigerator issue and designed theirs based on a pivoting center mullion so that each door has an independent seal. The Sub-Zero BI-36UFD French Door Refrigerator is available in stainless steel with tubular handles or pro handles, or ready to be fitted with a custom panel overlay and frame handles; $10,060 (for stainless) and $8,575 (overlay ready) through authorized Sub-Zero Dealers.
Above: The Sub-Zero interior is spacious with adjustable, sturdy, and easy-to-clean glass shelves. The 18-inch-wide doors open independently or in tandem for full access to the refrigeratorâ€™s interior even in narrower kitchen spaces.
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