top rated kitchen appliances....if we only had unlimited $$.

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    here are the top rated ones and they look sweet. i've been going with maytag lately and its pretty good stuff (wish i could afford these high end models though).

    Best Kitchen Appliances

    The keyword is "dream kitchen."

    What are the right appliances for creating your perfect, gourmet kitchen? The top brands are Sub-Zero, Viking, Dacor, Jenn Air, Wolf Applaince and GE Monogram. With these great kitchen products, one can go for a blah kitchen to a luxury cooking world. Live like your favorite chef. Be Emeril, Sara Moulton, Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray, Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson or . You can cook like then, you can live like them, without leaving the comforts of your own home.

    Here's a look at the top rated cooking products:

    Sub-Zero Refrigeration and Wine Coolers the leading manufacturer of built-in refrigeration and freezer units for residential use. Founded in 1945, Sub-Zero is a privately held, family-owned company in its third generation of ownership. The Sub-Zero line includes refrigerators, freezers, ice makers and wine storage. Great kitchens are built around Sub-Zero.

    The Sub-Zero 700 Series - Integrated Refrigeration Collection from Sub-Zero®

    Instead of going to the refrigerator, bring the refrigerator - or freezer, for that matter - to you. Created to blend into your home's decor, the 700 series lets you integrate refrigeration into the kitchen, master suite, media room, workout room, or really wherever your imagination leads you. Available as tall units or drawers, the 700 series expands the possibilities for the way you shape your home.

    Sub-Zero's 400 Wine Series presents an ideal alternative for wine lovers and collectors that want to combine excellent wine storage technology with the world-class styling and beauty that has made Sub-Zero so famous. Sub-Zero offers complete design flexibility - you can choose stainless steel or you apply your own different wood panels. Storage capability can be tailored to suit your needs. The best news for those interested in Sub-Zero's 400 Wine Series is the huge list of standard (included) options that make these systems both feature-rich and relatively easy to customize.

    Additional features and options include:

    Dual Refrigeration System - You get specific, individual temperature control of the two wine compartments. Whether you are storing wine or getting it ready to be served, you have complete control and you know the precise temperature because of the digital readouts.

    Electronic Controls - Sub-Zero has added a microprocessor to offer touch pad controls that are easy to understand and set the temperatures.

    Display Shelf - This beautiful shelf gives you the opportunity to display those prize bottles of wine in their collection. It is illuminated with discreet lighting mounted in the control panel.

    Storage Shelves - The sturdy, rustproof wire shelves can easily accommodate standard 750 ml bottles, half-bottles, as well as magnums. All the shelves are finished off with a natural cherry wood facing for a beautiful, elegant look. In addition, all shelves will enable you to be sure the wine is stored properly and that the corks are in contact with the bottles' contents.

    Roller Assembly - All shelves have a roller assembly, which enables you to have a three-quarter extension for easy access to all stored bottles.

    Service Alert - An indicator light will let you know if service may be necessary; in addition, you have the option of hooking the equipment up to your home security system.

    Discreet Lighting - Our soft low voltage lighting is independent of door opening.

    Correct Temperatures - The temperature range of each wine compartment is 38 degrees to 65 degrees Fahrenheit and your set temperature is digitally displayed in the control panel.

    Humidity - Proper humidity is maintained throughout the entire unit.

    UV Protection - The tinted glass minimizes the amount of ultraviolet light entering the unit.

    Exterior Design Alternatives - Sub-Zero offers you a host of design choices. Wood or stainless steel, framed, overlay or integrated. The choices are in your hands.

    Tight Seal - Magnetic gaskets around the doors give extra tight seals.

    Toe Plate - Solid, adjustable toe plate gives a true built-in look, and conforms to American Institute of Architects standards.

    Front Venting - All Sub-Zero wine storage units are designed for mechanical system air flow at the front of the appliance. Decorative panels must not cover louvered surfaces or prevent removal of louvered components.

    The Sub-Zero Protection Plan - Like all other Sub-Zero products, the 400 series is covered from defective materials or workmanship by Sub-Zero's full two year warranty on the entire system (parts and labor), a full five year warranty on the sealed system (parts and labor on work do to the compressor, condenser, evaporator, drier and all connecting tubing), and a 6th through 12th year limited warranty. In the event your unit needs to be serviced, you are able to deal directly with Sub-Zero and one of their authorized service professionals.

    Wolf Appliance - Ranges, Ovens, Cooktops

    Wolf Appliance Company has over 70 years of history in commercial kitchens. Now focused on residential use, Wolf is the corporate companion and kitchen soul mate of Sub-Zero. A Wolf built-in oven, cooktop, range or grill is more than just a tool for cooking. It's an invitation to cook. Fuel your passion for cooking with Wolf.

    How can you not dive into cooking with a range like this? A vast, 60" cooktop that can be customized precisely for your preferred cooking style - or styles. Choose four, six or eight dual burners. Add a French top, infrared griddle or infrared charbroiler, or a combination thereof. Underneath, two full-size convection ovens boast our infrared broiler that cooks with virtually no warm up.

    About Viking In spite of tremendous growth and success, Viking Range Corporation remains essentially the same entrepreneurial company it was at its inception. This small, close-knit company culture serves Viking and its customers well, and strongly contributes to the company's on-going growth and success. By carefully preserving this unique, creative and stimulating environment, and by offering only the very finest, highest quality professional appliances for the home, Viking will continue its aggressive growth and expansion.

    Viking Range Corporation is a privately held company which manufactures and markets the industry's finest professional kitchen appliances for the home. Viking is the originator of the "Professional" segment of major appliances in the USA, introducing the first commercial type range for home use in 1987. The company now offers two distinctive, complete lines of ultra-premium appliances, including cooking, ventilation, kitchen clean-up and refrigeration, as well as outdoor products to extend the Viking Kitchen to the pool or patio.

    Dacor Working together to redefine the modern kitchen, the Dacor family has produced an impressive array of industry firsts. Patented features abound throughout our full line of cooking appliances. Features like an infrared gas broiler inside an electric oven, a Pure Convection(TM) system for even heat distribution, a Butterfly Bake Element(TM) for an extraordinary traditional bake, and extra-large Dacor Greats(TM) that simplify cooking with large pots and pans.

    DACOR, a leader in high-end kitchen appliance design, manufacturing and distribution, today announces the production and availability of the new Preference® 36" All-Gas Cooktop (PGM365). The PGM365 features two brand-new SimmerSearTM burners that range from 18,000 to 500 BTUs and 12,500 to 400 BTUs, respectively. The ultra low-end burners are a first for the company. With breakthrough design, safety and performance, the PGM365 continues the company's philosophy to produce upscale, performance driven kitchen appliances.

    The GE Monogram Collection™ can be the inspiration for an outstanding kitchen design. Monogram ® appliances offer the best in both American and European styling, with choices and design options that let you customize your kitchen to make it your own. Choose from a range of colors and finishes, custom door panels that contrast or complement cabinetry, custom door handles and other hardware, as well as a large selection of product sizes and configurations. Only Monogram offers the depth and breadth of design choices to go beyond customization, to personalization. Monogram products give you the performance and luxury you deserve.

    GE Appliances' quality and innovation are legendary. Year after year, the Louis Harris Poll reports that consumers rate GE products and services among the best in America. In fact, no manufacturer of appliances rates higher than GE in this distinguished poll. Experts seem to agree with consumers. According to Professional Builder magazine, America's new home builders have made GE brand appliances their number one choice in every major appliance category. GE Appliances truly does provide consumers with " Innovation at the Speed of Life." When you're planning to renovate or build a new home, the GE Monogram Collection™ can inspire an outstanding kitchen design. Monogram® combines the best of both European and traditional American styling in a large selection of design options and products. Whether you choose our signature stainless steel, black or white, or perhaps custom panels that match or complement cabinetry, Monogram® lets you create a dream kitchen that reflects personal tastes and preferences. The Monogram Collection includes a full line of built-in kitchen products, specialty appliances such as wine chillers, beverage centers and icemakers, as well as a handsome assortment of outdoor cooking products. Introducing the Monogram Home, take a tour at

    Jenn-Air is a brand in the family of Maytag Appliances, a division of Maytag Corporation headquartered in Newton, Iowa. From downdraft cooktops, wall ovens and Pro-Style® ranges to dishwashers and refrigerators, Jenn-Air offers a full line of built-in kitchen appliances. Jenn-Air's full line of kitchen appliances enhances the style and performance of any kitchen. From Pro-Style® to sleek, Jenn-Air's line of built-in appliances is in step with the design tastes of high-end consumers. In addition, advanced cooking functions -- ranging from quick bread proofing in convection ovens to rotisseries on a downdraft cooktop -- make Jenn-Air appliances the industry's leader in helping home cooks get the most out of their kitchens. With a new line of entertaining essentials such as warming drawers, built-in ice makers, wine refrigerators and convenience ovens, Jenn-Air offers all the appliances that avid entertainers desire.

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