In many homes, the kitchen is a showplace where shiny, expensive appliances remain in full view instead of tucked away in cupboards. We know how good it feels to have these trophies displayed all the time, even if your most frequent visitor is the pizza delivery guy. Of course, not everyone needs or even uses their commercial-quality stand mixers, blenders or juicers, but it’s nice to know you’ve got the juice when the urge to prepare something special strikes. Ditto for premium cookware or gadgets like $100 wine openers.
“In designing a new kitchen, before thinking about cabinets or commercial appliances [that you are likely unqualified to use], think about lighting. Great, comfortable, usable lighting is the most important, yet overlooked, part of kitchen design. If you can’t see, you can’t cook. If you can’t see well, you can’t cook well.”
John Yunis, Designer
Pulp Eject Juice Extractor, $148.95
Automatically collects its own pulp.
Cibus Electric Juice Press, $79.95
Start the a.m. right with fresh-squeezed orange juice.
Premium Citrus Juicer With Fountain, $29.95
Make juice with pulp or without.
F.A. Porsche Designer Series Citrus Juicer, $149.99
Centrifugal system spins your beverage.
Juice Extractor, $299.95
Commercial quality extractor has plenty of power.
Juicer 9000, $249.95
Hits speeds of 3,600 rpm.
Back to Basics
Wheat Grass Juicer, $169.99
Get your vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Toss and Turn Pan, $29.99
Toss food about like the pros.
Traditional pan gets modern makeover.
Sunflower Pan, $21.95
Cheerful shape in a cheerful color.
Mario Batali, The Italian Kitchen
Panini Grill & Press, $79.99
Squeezes out great sandwiches.
Flower Mini Silicone Bakeware Set, $29.99
Pick a bouquet of small cakes.
Two-Sided Pro Grid Iron Griddle, $49.95
Cook pancakes on one side, steaks on the other.
Blue Mussel Pot, $89.95
Strainer separates the mussels from broth.
Perfect Plus Pressure Cooker, $200
Removable handle means easy cleanup.
Flame-Top Cookpot, $90
Earthenware is stovetop-safe.
Mukka Express Stovetop Cappuccino Maker, $89.99
Make cappuccino on top of the stove.
Benvenuto B30 Gourmet Coffee Machine, $1,269.95
Programmable in eight languages.
Coffee on Demand, $109.99
Press lever to dispense coffee.
Single Serve Beverage System, $169.99
Brews cappuccino, espresso, latte, American coffee and tea.
X6 Espresso Machine, $429.95
Water gauge indicates brewing, steaming temperatures.
Romeo Automatic Espresso Machine, $799.95
Loads an espresso capsule like a CD player.
XP4000 Espresso/Cappuccino Maker, $250
Brews with a 15-bar pump.
Die-Cast Espresso Machine, $399.95
Offers front access to water tank.
Impressa S9 Avantegarde, $2,399
Dial up the beverage of your choice.
BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffeemaker, $79.88
No carafe, no pouring, no spilling.
Brews 12 cups in 4.5 minutes.
Factory Espresso Maker, $589.99
Features a classic, chrome-plated design.
TEAKETTLES AND ACCESSORIES
Electric Teakettle, $89.99
Boils quickly with 1,750 watts.
Ikon Teakettle, $79.99
Scale filter reduces calcium in water.
Tea Infuser, $9.95
Holes let water and tea circulate.
Chase Electronic Kettle, $129.99
Base detaches for cordless use.
Copper Teakettle, $224.95
Boil water with style.
The De Chine, $14.95
Cup comes with glass infuser.
ProDesign Teakettle, $150
Brew in style for a crowd.
Tea Timer, $30
Thermometer charts the perfect cuppa.
Cantaro Teakettle, $49.99
Push button makes for easy pouring.
Alton’s Angle Utility Knife by Shun, $112.95
Tilted blade sharpens your knife skills.
Twin Cuisine 8-Piece Block Set, $532
Ergonomic handle meets precision-forged blade.
6-inch Skeleton Tomato and Cheese Knife, $29.99
Features a serrated edge with ebony handle.
Insignia2 18-piece Block Set, $249
Block includes pull-through sharpener.
Chef’s Choice Deluxe Carving Set, $219
Dimpled blades make thinner slices.
Rachael Ray Furi Pro
Gusto Grip East/West Three-Piece Knife set, $99.95
Patented handle keeps knife from slipping.
Cheese Knife Set, $39.95
From France, where they know cheese.
Daniel Boulud Kitchen
17-Piece Cutlery Set, $299.99
Has a non-slip grip and blasted finish.
Emerilware 7-Inch Santoku, $39.99
Chop carrots like a master chef.
Six Waffle Baker, $79.99
Lights tell you when waffles are done.
Professional Style Flip Waffler, $79.99
Flips to spread batter evenly.
Bakes four Belgian waffles in about two minutes.
Pro Line Waffle Baker, $299.99
Digital countdown to finished waffles.
Waffle Maker, $50.00
Sleek design stores vertically.
Waffle Maker, $19.99
Temperature control prevents overcooking.
Waffle Stix Waffle Iron, $21.98
Because kids love to dip things.
Retro Four-Slice Belgian Waffle Maker, $66.88
Also makes panini and grilled sandwiches.
Belgian Waffle Maker, $79.99
Six browning settings satisfy picky eaters.
Turbo Vent Over the Range, $299
400-cfm turbo ventilation, 1.7 cubic feet.
Insight Pro Microwave Drawer, $849.99
Free up your countertop.
Velos Speedcook Appliance, $869 to $989
Multi-modes, including steamer; 2.0 cubic feet.
Designer Series Convection Microwave Oven, $950
Four convection programs in 1.5 cubic feet.
50th-Anniversary Limited-Edition Wall Oven, starts at $2,749
Black mirror front, automated Personal Culinary Assistant.
Trivection Wall Oven, starts at $2,449
Thermal, convection, microwave energies equal speed cooking.
Airstream Convection Oven, $199.95
Digital controls, DuraStone interior, 0.5 cubic feet.
Discovery Controller Wall Ovens, start at $3,470
No guesswork: automatic cooking for 97 dishes.
Combination Microwave Oven and Toaster, starts at $109
Two sizes of ovens with turntables.
Caption(s): John Yunis, Designer / see text.