Get The High-Tech Kitchen Your New Home Deserves

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Your new luxury home is quickly becoming a reality, and you can't wait to move in and start this new chapter in your family's life. If one of the things you're looking forward to most is putting your culinary skills to the test in your new kitchen, now is the time to get all the best, high-tech appliances built in. Here are some of the most innovative and advanced kitchen hardware you should consider adding to your design.

Ice Makers

When most people think about ice makers, they picture the one in their freezer, or one in a restaurant. The good news is that you can now have a stand-alone unit right in your own kitchen. These are great for large families or for people who love to entertain. They can be installed anywhere there is access to water and fit perfectly under your countertops or in an island. Many have built-in filtration systems, so you get the best tasting ice and never have to worry about running out.

Wine and Beverage Coolers

Pairing your favorite dishes with just the right wine is a talent. Having that wine available at just the right temperature is pure genius. These coolers come in a variety of sizes, including full-height wall units and under-counter models.

Look for a cooler that holds several bottles and one that has at least two different temperature zones for different types of wine. For example, red wines taste best in the 60 to 65 degree range, while some dry white wines and sparkling varieties are best served in the 40 to 50 degree range.

Induction Cooktops

These ingenious ranges are like something out of a science fiction novel, except they are very real and very cool. They work without getting hot, which is safer for you and makes cleanup super fast--no more burnt-on, caked-on messes! Because they use magnetic properties to heat only the pans and not the stove top itself, they are very precise and heat the cooking vessels rapidly. Of course, your cookware needs to have some iron content to work properly. If yours doesn't you might need some new pots and pans. Sounds like a good reason to go shopping at your favorite kitchen supply store!

Small Appliances

Once you have the larger items selected, it's time for the small conveniences that make cooking a joy. How about a toaster with clear sides? It lets you see the bread while it's browning so you never have to guess again.

Of course, a coffeemaker is a must. Look for one that maintains the perfect brewing temperature (195-205 degrees) and grinds your favorite coffee beans just before brewing. One that can be connected to a water source is ultra-convenient, eliminating the need to constantly refill.

If Italian food is your specialty you are going to want a pasta machine. These can make homemade pasta in minutes; all you do is add your ingredients. The machine mixes, kneads, and extrudes the proper shape when it senses the dough is just right. Fresh pasta could not be easier.

Now that your interest has been peaked, meet with a contractor at New Home Assist to see what needs to be done to incorporate your kitchen wish list into your floor plan. Before long you will be entertaining in style and amazing your guests with your culinary skills.