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Luxury Refrigeration for Every Home

 

Having already perused the various options for cooking ranges and cooktops, today we’ll spotlight another important component of the kitchen – the refrigerator. From top-freezer and bottom-freezer to French-door and side-by-side, and even undercounter refrigerators, there are plenty of refrigeration options to consider.

Among the most basic formats, the decision comes down to a few habits of the user. If you cook with more fresh foods than frozen, it makes sense to have your freezer on the bottom and your refrigerated goods at waist-level and above. If you entertain often and are in the habit of having large serving platters in your refrigerator, you will likely find a French-door format ideal as it provides the greatest width.

When it comes to the refrigerator’s façade, stainless steel is one of the most common, although a few manufacturers are producing white, black, and other colors. Panel-ready refrigerators are also a stylish option as they allow the refrigerator to blend seamlessly into surrounding cabinetry.

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Great News About Viking Pricing!

 

Elite Appliance and Designer Home Surplus are pleased to announce an extremely exciting shift in how we’ll be able to continue bringing you the most accurate and up-to-date information available for your appliance purchases!

 

Viking Range, LLC has lifted their current policy restriction that hinders the visibility of online pricing! Now, not only will you have the power to continue making the most informed decisions for your Viking appliance purchases – but you’ll be able to easily, efficiently, and effectively make all of those purchases on-line without the added hassle of having to call for pricing.

However, this new price display policy is only presently allowed for our current, non discontinued models.  While we’re not yet allowed to display pricing on our discontinued or scratch-and-dent models, you can still find all of those (already) wonderfully low deals at Designer Home Surplus!

To celebrate this, take a look at some of the best Viking deals Elite Appliance and Designer Home Surplus have to offer!

              

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Intuitive and Innovative Wall Ovens

 

As we continue to explore options for a kitchen remodel this spring, we’ll peruse Elite Appliance’s selection of high-end wall ovens to compliment your choice of cooktop if you decide to forego the traditional cooking range.

 

As previously mentioned, opting for a separate cooktop and wall oven – or double ovens – can make cooking much more convenient. With a wall oven installed at a convenient height, you won’t need to stoop down to retrieve your heavy Thanksgiving turkey or Easter ham from the oven.

 

While a single wall oven may meet the needs of a cooking minimalist or one who generally doesn’t entertain, many opt for a double-wall oven to allow the flexibility of baking multiple dishes at different temperatures simultaneously while, of course, doubling your baking capacity.

 

Once you’ve determined whether you need a single or double oven, there are several features left to consider. Style may come into the decision-making process for some. Bertazzoni wall ovens and Verona wall ovens offer a distinctive Italian flair, while Viking wall ovens bring a more professional quality to the kitchen.

 

Next, it’s time to consider how you will use your oven and which features work best with your cooking style. Most high-end wall ovens now offer both conventional baking and convection baking capabilities, and some will even convert time and temperature levels from conventional to convection for you to give you the desired results without the guess work.

 

Convection baking offers a thoroughly even baking environment with no temperature variation throughout the oven, which is particularly ideal for breads and cakes. Viking offers a unique dual-flow convection fan that disperses air in both directions to optimize airflow. Viking also touts its convection fan as the largest in the industry at 8.5”.

 

Some Miele and KitchenAid wall ovens also come with steam capabilities, providing an optimal way to healthfully prepare anything from chicken and vegetables to fish.

 

As luxury brands continue to infuse their products with technology, cooking becomes easier. For example, Miele wall ovens offer an intuitive control system that allows you to set your oven based on what you’re cooking rather than attempting to determine the best setting on your own. You can also save 20 “Favorites,” for meals you cook often, so you can have all the right settings at the simple touch of a button. You’ll no longer experience the disheartening feeling of opening the oven to an overcooked meal after time spent chopping, measuring, and mixing.

 

The right wall oven for your kitchen also depends on your choice of cooktop and other appliances. It is best to select a suite of appliances together that accommodates your cooking habits and exudes your sense of style.

 

 

Krista Franks Brock

Krista Franks Brock is a Dallas resident and freelance writer who enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics from cooking and home design to the mortgage industry. When she’s not writing, she’s often either experimenting in the kitchen or pursuing artistic endeavors such as painting, sewing and jewelry-making.

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The Evolution of High-End Ranges

 

The humble range is an essential piece of so many kitchens, providing the platform for the majority of food preparation.

 

However, at Elite Appliance, we offer ranges that are anything but humble; and if you haven’t already, we think it’s time you rethink the traditional 30” cooking range with four basic burners and a basic convection oven.

 

From 36” up through 60”, luxury appliance brands such as Viking and Capital are redefining the cooking range with high-tech, high-power, and high-efficiency features.

 

Viking ranges have long been at the forefront of the home appliance world with some of the highest-power burners on the market. Viking’s newest ranges offer a trademarked TruPower Plus burner that heats with an astounding 18,500 BTUs of power. (One BTU heats one pound of water by about 1°F.) Viking’s newest ranges also feature a RapidReady Preheat system that eliminates wasted time waiting for the oven to preheat. Capital ranges rival Viking with burners that exude 19,000 BTUs while also offering a steady gentle simmer of 140°F.

 

Also popular are the sleek KitchenAid ranges, available in stainless steel, white black to complement any home style. KitchenAid takes burner power even a step further, offering 20,000 BTUs on its front left and front right burners.

 

ILIVE ranges, while also offering high power and a wide range of cooking capabilities, are the most distinctive aesthetically. For the home chef who swoons over all things vintage, ILIVE offers a beautiful selection of cooking ranges in a wide array of colors and trim packages.

 

Not only have these brands and others like them upped the ante for traditional burners and ovens, but they are also redefining the capabilities of the home chef. No longer is grilling limited to days when the weather is nice. Now you can grill indoors, right on your range. No longer do you need a separate electric griddle you have to store in a cabinet and unpack for use. Make the perfect Saturday-morning pancakes right on your range, and clean-up is a breeze with removable drip trays.

 

While the 30” range offers one oven for all your cooking needs, 36” and larger ranges offer two separate ovens, allowing you to bake at multiple temperatures simultaneously. Bake your ham and your pies at the same time, and have everything warm and ready exactly when you need it rather than baking and reheating in rounds.

 

Krista Franks Brock

Krista Franks Brock is a Dallas resident and freelance writer who enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics from cooking and home design to the mortgage industry. When she’s not writing, she’s often either experimenting in the kitchen or pursuing artistic endeavors such as painting, sewing and jewelry-making.

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A Spring Kitchen Remodel with Elite Appliance

As winter draws to a close—the brisk cold air softening to a comfortable warmth, and color erupting from the earth in the forms of foliage and flowers—it is time to throw open the windows and doors, air out the home, and welcome the new season. With spring comes a sense of renewal, and we often find ourselves motivated to embark on a spring cleaning venture in our homes.

 

 

If after scrubbing your kitchen appliances, you find them still dingy or simply outdated and no longer reflecting your sense of style, perhaps it’s time for more than a simple cleaning. Perhaps it’s time for a kitchen remodel—a real fresh start to your home and your cooking endeavors.

 

This spring at Elite Appliance, we’ll walk you through some of the top luxury kitchen appliance brands and high-end appliances, spotlighting some of the newest technological innovations to hit the market along with the most stylish appliances available. Elite Appliance represents the top names in the home appliance industry, and we also have the knowledge necessary to help you make a selection based on your own needs, not the latest fads.

 

 

 

From the power and prestige of Viking appliances, to the aesthetic appeal of Bertazzoni appliances, you’ll find the line that best fits your cooking needs and your personal style.

 

 

If you keep a hectic schedule and need to prepare dinner for the family quickly and efficiently, you may enjoy Viking’s powerful gas burners—some of the most powerful in the industry—and their RapidReady preheat system that helps eliminate some of the waiting involved in cooking.

 

If you’re motivated to prepare healthier meals at home, you may want to browse Jenn-Air appliances, particularly their steam oven, which allows you to easily steam anything from vegetables to chicken or fish, retaining moisture while locking in both flavor and nutrients without the need for cooking oils.

 

   

Of course, if your motivation for your kitchen remodel is primarily visual appeal, you can peruse the vast array of designer brands—from the Italian flare of Bertazzoni to the vintage appeal of Heartland or ILIVE. If you are drawn to a more contemporary aesthetic, Miele may be the brand for you.

 

Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce some kitchen essentials, as well as various options for appliance configurations, such as cooking ranges, cooktops and rangetops, and French-door and side-by-side refrigerators.

Krista Franks Brock

Krista Franks Brock is a Dallas resident and freelance writer who enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics from cooking and home design to the mortgage industry. When she’s not writing, she’s often either experimenting in the kitchen or pursuing artistic endeavors such as painting, sewing and jewelry-making.

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Design Your Own Custom ILVE Italian Range At Elite Appliance

When we choose furniture and décor for our homes, we usually have two major considerations in mind: comfort and style. We want our homes to be livable with couches and armchairs that are conducive to kicking back in our leisure time. We also want our furniture to portray our personal sense of style, whether that be bold colors and active patterns or soft neutrals with no hard edges.

When it comes to kitchens, the considerations should be similar. We should seek appliances that fulfill their functional purpose but that also mirror the style seen throughout the rest of the home.

 

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Custom finish options on ILVE Italian gas ranges.

ILVE offers cooking ranges with a true sense of style and then takes it a step further by allowing you to design your own cooking range. These stylish Italian gas ranges and dual fuel ranges are available in a variety of color and trim packages, allowing you to make your kitchen truly your own. Custom ILVE ranges are also available in all sizes for everything from the most compact to the most spacious kitchen.
 

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48” Majestic Series ILVE range in true white finish with oiled bronze trim.

48” Majestic Series Dual Fuel UM120FMPBY

The 48” dual fuel range from the ILVE Majestic Collection offers ample oven space with a 4.99 cubic foot double oven and plenty of cooking surface with six semi-sealed burners. In standard stainless steel, it’s a stylish structure, but those with more traditional taste can go vintage with a true white finish and oiled bronze trim. The color combination seems to imply an idyllic home where one would find fresh-baked cookies and pleasant conversation.
 

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24” Nostalgie Series ILVE range in burgundy finish with chrome trim.

24” Nostalgie Series Gas UPN60DVGGRBX

For a completely different look, the 24” gas range from the ILVE Nostalgie Collection in burgundy with chrome trim is a striking look for a cozy, low-lit kitchen with deep wine coloring. The richness of the burgundy offsets the bright, shining chrome on the delicate knobs and matching oven door handle. Beyond the striking appearance, this ILVE range offers powerful capabilities, including one standard 7,000-BTU burner, two high-power 10,500 BTU burners, and one triple-ring 15,500 BTU burner.
 

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60” Majestic Series ILVE range in midnight blue finish with chrome trim.

60” Majestic Series Dual Fuel UM150FSMPBLX

To make a spacious kitchen with grand-scale appliances, such as the 60” Majestic dual fuel range, maintain a sense of approachability, a midnight blue finish with silver chrome trim is the perfect color combination. Blue offers a soothing sense of comfort to any room, making it ideal for the homeowner who wants the kitchen to be just as livable as the family room. This dual fuel range features five powerful burners, a griddle, and two ovens with a total of 5.99 cubic feet of baking space.
 

Visit Elite Appliance to see all customization options for your ILVE range.

 

Krista Franks Brock

Krista Franks Brock is a Dallas resident and freelance writer who enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics from cooking and home design to the mortgage industry. When she’s not writing, she’s often either experimenting in the kitchen or pursuing artistic endeavors such as painting, sewing and jewelry-making.

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Jenn-Air JBS7524BS Steam Oven Review

We’re halfway through the first month of the year. How are you doing on those New Year’s resolutions? Did you resolve to eat healthier or prepare more home-cooked meals for your family in 2014?
 
Perhaps it’s not a lack of commitment but a lack of the right tools that’s causing you to slip already. Eating healthy and preparing more home-cooked meals are noble aspirations, but they also require planning and a significant time-commitment.
 
If you had a magic wand that made cooking easier, faster, and made your food healthier, wouldn’t that help?
 
While we can’t offer that magic wand, we can offer a more practical solution – the Jenn-Air steam convection oven – which does, in fact, make cooking easier, faster and healthier.
 

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The Jenn-Air JBS7524BS steam oven in action.

 
EASIER…
If you’ve ever struggled to find that middle ground where meat is cooked thoroughly but not so much that it’s dry, the Jenn-Air steam oven offers the rare option of combining steam and convection cooking methods to cook meat through, leaving it juicy on the inside and browned to perfection on the outside.
 
In addition to the steam and convection mode, the oven offers 68 presets. Simply tell the oven what kind of food you’re cooking, and it does the thinking for you. Then just to make it even easier, the oven saves your recent settings in a “Recently-Used” menu, so if you steam vegetables three times per week, you don’t even have to search the full menu for the setting.
 

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The JBS7524BS steam oven is built for flush integration with your surrounding cabinetry.

 
FASTER…
We all know cooking can be time-consuming, and whether you’re trudging home from work at the end of a long day or rushing the kids home from their extracurriculars, it can be tempting to grab some unhealthy take-out on your way. However, the Jenn-Air steam oven can help you get a “real” dinner on the table faster by eliminating the time wasted in preheating the oven. The “No-Preheat Option” is certainly one of the most notable features of Jenn-Air’s advanced oven.
Another time-saving feature – the oven’s large 1.3 cubic foot capacity also lets you heat multiple dishes on multiple racks simultaneously without transferring flavors from one dish to the next.
 
Then, there’s the “Steam Reheat Mode,” for the meals you prepare ahead of time or for leftover night. Instead of drying out your food in a traditional microwave, the Jenn-Air steamer reheats your food with steam, keeping food moist and flavorful.
 

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Designed to match Jenn-Air’s appliance suite, the JBS7524BS will fit nicely into your kitchen.

 
HEALTHIER…
Not only does the Jenn-Air steam oven help you eat healthier by making home-cooked meals more convenient, it also makes your cooking intrinsically healthier by offering steam cooking options. When foods are steamed rather than blanched, boiled, or of course, fried, they not only retain their natural flavors but also their natural nutrients. Steaming is an ideal way to prepare vegetables, fish and chicken.
 
For more information on the Jenn-Air steam convection oven and its versatile applications, call your local Dallas Jenn-Air dealer, Elite Appliance, or visit us on the web.
 
Click here to find out more about the Jenn-Air Steam Convection Oven.
 
 

Krista Franks Brock

Krista Franks Brock is a Dallas resident and freelance writer who enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics from cooking and home design to the mortgage industry. When she’s not writing, she’s often either experimenting in the kitchen or pursuing artistic endeavors such as painting, sewing and jewelry-making.

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GE Monogram Appliance Package Promotion : Free Appliances With Qualifying Purchases

Having recently announced the addition of one of GE’s most prestigious lines of appliances to its inventory, Elite Appliance in now excited to offer GE Monogram’s “Delicious Possibilities, Sweet Rewards” Promotion, in which customers can qualify for up to $3,698 in free appliances.
GE Monogram Professional appliances are designed for the home chef for whom cooking is more a passion than a chore. The current GE Monogram offer allows customers to outfit their kitchens fully in GE Monogram appliances at an extraordinary bargain with more than one completely free appliance.
 

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GE Monogram Delicious Possibilities, Sweet Rewards Program Details

 
With the purchase of a Monogram Professional range or a wall oven and cooktop, customers may receive one of the following qualifying appliances for free: a hood insert, a downdraft ventilation unit, an undercounter wine cellar, and undercounter beverage center, or a built-in dishwasher. Customers who purchase a range or wall oven and cooktop along with a built-in refrigerator are eligible for two free appliances.
 
Eligible Monogram ranges come in 36” and 48” widths with four or six sealed burners and a griddle and/or grill. The 36” ranges feature a spacious 5.75 cubic-foot oven, while the 48” ranges offer an 8.9 cubic foot double oven.
 

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GE Monogram’s 48″ Professional range.

 
Those opting for wall ovens and cooktops can choose from a variety of single or double wall ovens or built-in microwave ovens with convection and speedcook capabilities.
 
Eligible rangetops include a 30” gas cooktop with dual flame burners; a 36” electric cooktop with touch sensors and five heat elements; a 36” gas rangetop with four burners and a griddle; a 36” rangetop with four burners and a griddle; a 36” rangetop with six burners, or a 48” rangetop with four burners, a griddle and a grill; and a 30” or 36” induction cooktop.
 
A built-in refrigerator purchase earns a second free appliance regardless of the size of the refrigerator. Whether a customer opts for a 30” refrigerator or a 48” refrigerator, he or she can take home an accompanying wine cellar or other eligible free appliance. Refrigerator options include a bottom mount 30” or 36” unit or a side-by-side 36”, 42”, or 48” with or without an exterior ice and water dispenser.

 

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Modern kitchen outfitted with GE Monogram appliances.

 
Regardless of which individual appliances customers choose, a kitchen outfitted in GE Monogram Professional appliances not only offers the quality expected from such a storied brand but also a likeness to a true professional kitchen with smooth stainless steel and simple, versatile design. From the heavy-duty die-cast knobs to the porcelainized cast iron grates on the gas cooktops, GE Monogram exudes prestige and power.
 
Call your Dallas GE Monogram dealer, Elite Appliance, for more information on GE Monogram appliances prices. Also, be sure to ask about opportunities to upgrade the available free appliances. The current GE Monogram package deal is available through the end of June.
 
 

Krista Franks Brock

Krista Franks Brock is a Dallas resident and freelance writer who enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics from cooking and home design to the mortgage industry. When she’s not writing, she’s often either experimenting in the kitchen or pursuing artistic endeavors such as painting, sewing and jewelry-making.

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ASKO Dishwashers With TouchProof Stainless Steel : How Does It Work?

There’s no question stainless steel has dominated the kitchen appliance world over the past couple decades. The durable, silver metal offers a clean, crisp, classy, and modern appeal to any kitchen. While plenty of appliance companies offer some bold color choices for the daring homeowner, consumers overwhelmingly flock to the professional, modern look of stainless steel.
 
However, whether stainless steel is truly “stainless” is questionable. Smudges and fingerprints from everyday use and regular kitchen traffic easily leave stainless steel looking dingy and grimy. And thus begins the battle for shining stainless steel in which homeowners incessantly wipe down their appliances with special chemicals or try alternative approaches such as olive oil.
 

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ASKO’s TouchProof stainless steel dishwashers reduce smudging and fingerprints with a thin but durable protective coating.

 

As an appliance made for convenience, the dishwasher should arguably be less of a hassle. Because one shouldn’t have to work so hard to clean the appliance that cleans one’s dishes, ASKO – the Swedish frontrunner in the high-end dishwasher market – created TouchProof stainless steel, which comes standard on all ASKO stainless steel dishwashers.
 
ASKO’s high-end stainless steel dishwashers feature a thin, protective coating on top of the stainless steel that causes the surface to resist smudges and scratches. The coating does not fade over time but instead keeps the stainless steel looking fresh, new, and shining.
 

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An ASKO stainless steel dishwasher with a bar handle and hidden controls.

 

While a few other manufacturers have produced smudge-proof products, ASKO’s TouchProof stainless steel stands apart. These other products generally consist of a stainless steel look-alike, while ASKO offers the real thing – a stainless steel that won’t smudge or stain.
 
A major benefit of ASKO’s TouchProof stainless steel is that it does not require special chemical cleaning agents. Chemical cleaners may even damage the coating, so it’s best to avoid them altogether. Instead, ASKO recommends simply wiping down the dishwasher exterior with a warm, damp, cotton cloth from time to time.
 

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A closer look at ASKO’s TouchProof stainless steel.

 

If ASKO’s trademarked TouchProof stainless steel wasn’t enticing enough, ASKO also offers some of the most cutting-edge dishwasher features on the market, packaged nicely in a smooth, modern exterior.
 
The understated design fits well in any modern kitchen, and a quick browse through a few ASKO dishwasher reviews reveals large capacities, flexible and height-adjustable racks that accommodate larger items, and several advanced technologies to make its dishwashers leak-proof and child-safe. Temperature settings, turbo-drying, and timed wash settings also make ASKO dishwashers some of the most convenient available.
 
Now through June 30th, 2014, Elite Appliance is offering free shipping on all ASKO dishwashers and laundry units. Learn more about this offer on our ASKO appliances page.

 
 

Krista Franks Brock

Krista Franks Brock is a Dallas resident and freelance writer who enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics from cooking and home design to the mortgage industry. When she’s not writing, she’s often either experimenting in the kitchen or pursuing artistic endeavors such as painting, sewing and jewelry-making.

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Our Favorite Kitchen Designs Featuring Boutique ILVE Ranges

The kitchen may be one of the most functional rooms in the home, but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be one of the most stylish. Commercial-style, stainless steel cooking ranges have become the standard of the day, but ILVE offers bold alternatives with European flair, vivid colors, vintage and contemporary styles. ILVE ranges and matching range hoods compliment nearly any style or format kitchen – whether a compact contemporary kitchen or a spacious kitchen with vintage flair.
 

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The ILVE Majestic 60″ range in midnight blue finish.

 
In midnight blue, this 60” Majestic series dual fuel range with seven semi-sealed burners and two ovens serves as the centerpiece for this colorful kitchen. The cool blue tile wall with bright blue grout serves as the perfect backdrop for the large, Italian gas range with silver trim and stylized knobs. While the sheer size of the range implies an emphasis on cooking and enjoying food in this home, the deep blue color exudes a sense of originality and perhaps whimsy. Silver Bundt cake pans hang on the tile wall next to the range, matching the range’s silver trim and backsplash while reinforcing the feeling of nostalgia in this kitchen.
The midnight blue ILVE range and surrounding décor suggest this kitchen is more than just a place to prepare food. It’s the heart of this home.
 
Find out more about this range.
 

ILVE Nostalgie 30
ILVE Nostalgie 30″ range in true white.

 
From ILVE’s Nostalgie Collection, this true white range with a stainless steel vent hood fits well in this contemporary kitchen. The rich wood flooring with a reddish tint contrasts with the dark chocolate wood drawers flanking the white range and the surrounding white countertops and cabinets. This mixing of materials, which is a common attribute of contemporary design, provides plenty of visual intrigue without any over-decorating or clutter.
 
The solid white finish and rounded oven window on the ILVE range serve as integral components of this kitchen’s aesthetic appeal, and the reflective chrome on the oven handle contrasts with the white background, adding to the overall mixture of texture and color throughout the kitchen. Although the 30” version pictured here has been discontinued, Nostalgie ranges are still available in 24” widths.
 
Find out more about this range.
 

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ILVE Majestic 30″ range in matte graphite finish with metallic gold trim.

 
The Majestic stove shown here features a matte graphite finish with metallic gold trim. The 30” range fits easily on the narrow, brick wall for a compact cooking space that is still high functioning and definitely high profile. With a bold and somewhat unexpected touch, the gold trim compliments the yellow tint to the brick wall behind and the golden hue on the walls in the adjoining room. The pale color of the wood floor allows the cooking range to absorb all the attention in this kitchen.
 
Despite its standard size, this range exudes a sense of grandeur. The choice of gold and black are not only eye-catching, but they also reveal something of the character of the homeowner – perhaps a bold, adventurous personality, or an artistic sense of style.
 
Find out more about this range.

 
 

Krista Franks Brock

Krista Franks Brock is a Dallas resident and freelance writer who enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics from cooking and home design to the mortgage industry. When she’s not writing, she’s often either experimenting in the kitchen or pursuing artistic endeavors such as painting, sewing and jewelry-making.

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