As February inches closer, the spring cleaning bug will be on its way, and you may be feeling the urge to give your kitchen a fresh makeover. If you’re thinking about a kitchen remodel project, something you’ll want to consider is updating your appliances. Whether you’re thinking about a major kitchen overhaul or just a little sprucing-up, here are five kitchen appliance ideas you’ll want on your wish list.
#1: Smart Appliances
From smart refrigerators, high-tech countertop ovens, and Bluetooth-enabled cutlery, to garbage can barcode readers that build your grocery list, smart kitchen devices are quickly becoming the norm. Smart appliances remove the mundane everyday kitchen tasks, allowing you to enjoy your favorite room in the house in a smarter way.
#2: Air Fryer
With the new year comes the “new you.” A big kitchen trend right now for those who want to eat healthier is the air fryer. Made with non-stick materials, the air fryer allows you to use little to no oil during the cooking process. Fried chicken never tasted so good… or guilt-free.
#3: Appliance Drawers
Hidden in plain sight in your kitchen—and looking just like another cupboard or drawer—appliances ranging from microwaves, warming drawers, dishwashers, and even refrigerator drawers are some of the biggest trends this year. Appliance drawers have an appeal of luxury and at the same time can be tucked it into unexpected places, blending into your cabinets in a stylish yet functional way.
#4: Modular Cooktop
Turn any countertop into a cooktop. While most cooktops have a set number of burners and are strictly gas or electric, modular cooktops offer a more comprehensive variety; some offer a choice in both gas and electric. In addition to typical burners, options include a wok burner, indoor griddle, teppanyaki grill, and more, improving the versatility and convenience of your kitchen.
#5: Instant Pot
What do you get when you incorporate a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer and warmer into one fun little kitchen appliance? The Instant Pot caters to the needs of just about everyone. Whether you have special dietary restrictions, are a do-it-yourself food enthusiast, or just looking to save time in the kitchen, the Instant Pot is a trending, must-have kitchen appliance.
If you’re looking to do a full-scale kitchen renovation—new appliances, cabinetry, a brand new backsplash and more—or just a mini refresh with some smaller appliances and upgrading the kitchen cabinet knobs, turn the most functional room in the house into a more stylish version of itself with these kitchen appliance trends for 2018.