SOURCE: Florida Builder Appliances

Florida Builder Appliances

February 14, 2012 14:56 ET

Smart, Space-Saving Appliances Are Among Latest Kitchen Design Trends

Microwave Drawers, Wine Storage Units Synced to Alarms, Steam Cooking Appliances Are Hot Items for 2012

POMPANO BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - Microwave drawers, steam ovens, wine refrigerators synced to alarm systems and remote controlled appliances are among the latest kitchen trends.

"Many homeowners want kitchen appliances that are smart, high tech and fit into their design schemes," according to Jackie Rocha, sales associate in Florida Builder Appliance's Miami showroom. "Steam oven cooking is a strong emerging trend and steam/convection combinations may offer the best of both worlds. Steam enhances many elements of healthy cooking, while convection brings efficiency and the ability to brown."

Examples include:

Microwave drawers. To save valuable counter space, the microwave drawer is located underneath the counter, blending into cabinetry. Brands include Sharp, Wolf, Jenn-Air, Dacor and Thermador, and are available in 24, 27 and 30 inch models.

Wine Storage units with security feature. Wine units can be synced to an alarm system to notify the security company of the temperature falls below a certain level. This new technology is available through Sub-Zero and Miele.

Steam ovens. Steam ovens and steam-enabled appliances are the latest tool for healthy cooking, with capabilities for cooking, re-heating and more. These popular ovens are offered by Miele, Thermador, Wolf and Gaggenau.

Remote vision. Remote vision appliances include refrigerators, dishwashers and washer/dryers that are connected to the Internet and can be monitored remotely; homeowners are notified immediately of problems. These appliances are ideal for snowbirds or vacation homes. Miele is the only brand that now offers this technology.

Florida Builder Appliances (www.floridabuilderappliances.com) is Florida's largest distributor of prestige brand appliances. A division of Sears Holdings Corporation, Florida Builder Appliances has been in business since 1978, proudly serving the building, remodeling and kitchen design industries and homeowners with six showrooms throughout the state.

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