Most kitchens include refrigerator and freezer units, but a separate unit can further accommodate your needs. If you frequently have guests over, a beverage fridge provides storage space to drinks without taking up space in the main fridge. Beverage refrigerators bring easy access to the party outside of the kitchen. Some can even plug in outdoors! If you enjoy wine, a wine refrigerator provides storage at the optimal temperature and lets you showcase your collection.
If you want more frozen food, consider a separate freezer that can go in your garage or basement. Options include upright and chest freezers. Upright freezers offer easier access to the food, while chest freezers offer more cubic feet of storage. Combo units switch between refrigerator and freezer mode, perfect for either frozen or fresh food. Side by side models include the refrigerator and freezer unit right next to each other to store both types of food at the same time.
If your kitchen doesn’t include appliances such as a dishwasher or oven, or if you want to upgrade your current units, countertop appliances offer a portable and cost-effective upgrade. Countertop ovens offer a combination of many features all in one unit, which saves money otherwise spent on separate units. Using smaller units also improves energy efficiency. For example, if you have a small load of dishes, you can wash them in the countertop unit instead of running a full cycle on the main dishwasher. A countertop ice maker allows you to have ice anywhere you can plug it in. Some even include water tanks so they can make ice even without a water connection.
A countertop ice cream maker makes homemade ice cream and other desserts, and some can even make yogurt. This unit allows people with food allergies or intolerances to make healthy alternatives using custom ingredients.