It’s understandable if you’ve been putting off a kitchen appliance upgrade. New units have relatively high price tags and—these days—unpredictable wait times. But when you buy local from a retailer like LP Appliance in Westbrook, you get a personal touch from selecting a model and finding the best price to arranging delivery and fixing any problems that come up down the road. Follow this guide to find your kitchen behavior and see which appliance you’ve been missing from your cooking routine.

Customize finishes with the Café Professional series. This double oven is in matte white with brushed bronze hardware.

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Upgrade to a double oven or four door refrigerator. Get the space and flexibility for storage, prepping and cooking and expand your home chef horizons.

With two separate compartments, double ovens eliminate the complex math and time management skills required to go from veggies, to meats, to desserts, with cooling times in between.
Budget: GE 27” Smart Built-in Convection Wall Oven
Midrange: KitchenAid 30” Wall Oven with Convection
High-end: Café 30” Professional Series Smart Convection Wall Oven

Four door refrigerators are an organizer’s dream. Choose a double French door arrangement, or French door plus a fridge and freezer drawer.
Budget: Whirlpool Counter Depth 4-Door
Midrange: GE Profile Smart 4-Door
High-end: Café Energy Star Quad Door

Only use what you need. This slim fridge with bottom freezer is by GE and has a total of 11.9 cu. ft. of storage.

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Downsize with a compact refrigerator or convection microwave. For someone who will never have a tray
of pots de creme to cool, you can save space and stay stylish with a narrow refrigerator at standard height (around 70 inches).
Budget: Whirlpool Top Freezer, 16 Cu. Ft.
Midrange: GE Bottom Freezer, 11.9 Cu. Ft.

Convection microwaves crisp your food like an air fryer with an internal fan that makes sure the heat is evenly distributed.
Budget: GE Countertop, 1.0 Cu. Ft.
Midrange: Maytag Over-the-Range, 2.1 Cu. Ft.
High-end: Café Smart Countertop, 1.5 Cu. Ft.

Hyperclean kitchens | Relaxing after a meal | Energy efficiency

A commercial grade home dishwasher should have a stainless steel interior, and a steam/sanitize cycle

You’re looking for appliances that work hard, work fast, and help you clean up as you go. Make sure you have a third rack dishwasher or induction range. Third rack dishwashers have a full, pull-out rack for silverware, which creates more room for dishwasher-safe pots and pans, long stemmed glasses, and even bottles. Get a model with a steam/sanitize cycle for extra polish.
Budget: Maytag with Dual Power Filtration
Midrange: KitchenAid with Stainless Steel Tub
High-end: Jennair Noir with interior lighting

Because of an induction range’s unique heating process, the area around the burner stays cool, making it easier to clean the cooktop as you go.
Midrange: Jennair 30” Euro-Style
High-end: Café 30” Matte White


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