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Aztec’s 10 Best Kitchen Appliances for 2021

by Pam Silvia

Residential kitchens have undergone quite the makeover in the decades since we’ve largely retired chartreuse-colored refrigerators and bulky countertop dishwashers. Modern built-in conveniences like convection oven settings and sanitizing dishwasher cycles are evidence that our kitchen spaces have evolved to keep up with the ever-changing portrait of the American family.

To help your kitchen keep up with the times, our experts at Aztec Appliance have the lowdown on the must-have appliances, ranging from base-level products like refrigerators to nice-to-have commodities like warming drawers.

Our store is the best place to buy kitchen appliances. We’ve got it all and we are ready to dish it out—we hope you’re ready. Now, here are our 10 best kitchen appliances for 2021.

NOTE: For any featured products, please contact our experts to verify availability and estimated delivery.

1. Our Best Refrigerator Pick for 2021

Teeming with premium features, the Whirlpool® 25 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator (WRX735SDHZ and WRX735SDHV) gives you the storage your family needs with purposefully designed spaces. The refrigerated exterior drawer keeps frequently used items within an arm’s reach while the exterior ice-and-water dispenser lets you access filtered ice and water without ever opening the door. And Tap Touch controls are as easy to clean as they are to use.

But that’s just for starters—this French door refrigerator is also stocked with spill-proof glass shelves, humidity-controlled crispers, and an Accu-Chill™ Temperature Management System that cools your foods quickly with technology that senses and adapts to create the ideal storage environment.

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2. Our Best Range Pick for 2021

With the Samsung 30” Front Control Slide-In Gas Range (NX60T8511SS, NX60T8511SG, and NX60T8511ST), you can explore the culinary possibilities like never before. This slide-in range is fully WiFi-connected and voice-enabled, making it easy to whip up delicious meals for your loved ones. Not only that, but the oven also has an Air Fry mode! That’s right—cooking just got healthier.

Using little to no oil, you can quickly prepare your favorite fried foods right in your oven. But of course, where there’s speed, there’s also convection, a premium setting that bakes and roasts your entrées quickly and more evenly. Along the same lines of getting food served to the table in no time, this Samsung range’s large capacity of six cubic feet can easily accommodate big casserole dishes and roasting pans.

Up top, the stove features two powerful gas burners that grant you the flexibility to get to high heat quickly for boiling water and down to a simmer to make your favorite sauces. Edge-to-edge grates allow you to easily slide your pots and pans across the five-burner cooktop, and an attached aluminum griddle is perfect for cooking breakfast foods or sautéing vegetables.

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3. Our Best Wall Oven Pick for 2021

If you prefer an oven that is separate from your stove, the GE® 30” Electric Single Oven Built In (JTS3000SNSS, JTS3000ENES, JTS3000DNBB, and JTS3000DNWW) is a top-tier option that indulges your culinary ambitions for more. Scan-to-cook technology helps you prepare your favorite packaged foods to perfection simply by scanning the barcode on the package with your smartphone and letting your oven adjust settings automatically.

Moreover, glass touch controls let you set temperatures quickly and clean with little effort; the ten-pass hidden bake element entails a large cooking area that assures even baking and quick cleanup with an easy-to-wipe surface; and an eight-pass broil element guarantees full broil coverage and even browning from edge to edge.

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4. Our Best Cooktop Pick for 2021

Have you ever dreamed of flipping pancakes and sizzling bacon in the middle of your kitchen island? Well, the GE Profile™ Series 37” Induction Cooktop (PHP9036SJSS, PHP9036BMTS, and PHP9036DJBB) is what dreams are made of. The two SyncBurners can simultaneously heat large cookware or griddles to produce even results while the built-in kitchen timer helps coordinate meal preparation and cooking.

In terms of premium features, Control Lock capability protects against unintended activation (which comes in handy when you have little sous chefs in the kitchen), sensors that detect pan presence to heat up and shut off accordingly, and a luxe LED display that evokes a modern look.

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5. Our Best Rangetop Pick for 2021

A product that serves as an alternative to both a kitchen range and a cooktop is a rangetop. Like a cooktop, this restaurant-caliber appliance functions as a stove that is installed separately from an oven, but unlike a cooktop, a rangetop displays its controls on the front, not on top. The  

KitchenAid® 36” 6-Burner Commercial-Style Gas Rangetop (KCGC506JSS) features two 20,000 BTU Ultra Power™ Dual-Flame Burners that give you precise control of powerful highs, steady lows, and a wide range of temperatures in between.  

The versatile, dual-flame design lets you sear, sauté, simmer, and sizzle—all on the same burner. Meanwhile, the three-level convertible grates have removable inserts to match the heat to your technique, whether you leave the insert level for high-heat searing and sautéing, flip it over to lift your pan above the flame to simmer and melt, or remove it to nestle a round-bottom wok in the flame for stir-fry.

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6. Our Best Microwave Pick for 2021

Let your microwave relieve some of the culinary heavy lifting with a premium model that does more than just heat up your leftovers. The Whirlpool® Over the Range Microwave (WMH32519HZ, WMH32519HB, WMH32519HW, and WMH32519HT) can operate a Steam Cooking mode that steams foods like rice, vegetables, and fish to clear up cooktop space. Most conveniently, Sensor Cooking automatically tracks the cooking progress of your food and adjusts the cook time as needed.

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7. Our Best Range Hood Pick for 2021

The Maytag® 36” Stainless Steel Wall Mount Range Hood (WVW53UC6FS) adds a contemporary look to your kitchen with bright, long-lasting LED task lighting. Most importantly, of course, you will have the right amount of ventilation for all your meals, thanks to the 3-speed, 400 CFM motor class. To keep your cooking station spick and span, the dishwasher-safe grease filter traps unwanted grease and odors and washes easily for re-use.

Plus, depending on your kitchen ventilation system setup, you can reap the benefits of the range hood’s convertible ventilation, whether you need to vent vapors and odors outside or filter them and recirculate the air. And if you’re concerned about rackety disruptions, there is no need to worry: When venting at low speed, sound levels can get as low as 44 dBA.

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8. Our Best Dishwasher Pick for 2021

When it comes to dish care, we turn to The Quietest Dishwasher Brand In The U.S. Bosch dishwashers are whisper-quiet so you never have to wait until bedtime to run the appliance. The Bosch 800 Series DLX 24” Built In Dishwasher (SHP878ZD5N, SHP878ZD6N, and SHP878ZD2N) shows that quality is in the details. It is thanks to its multiple insulation layers, grind-less food filtration, EcoSilence™ motor system, and sound-absorbing base that your dishwasher can operate a sublime 42 decibels, (which is well below a normal speaking volume). 

With this Bosch dishwasher, when your dishes are done, so are you. PrecisionWash™ intelligent sensors continually scan and check the progress of dishes throughout the cycle while powerful spray arms go to work targeting every item of every load. The Flexible 3rd Rack has expandable wings that easily lower to accommodate more of your deeper items and adjustable tines let you customize the rack’s loading space to fit bulkier, awkwardly shaped items.

In a relentless pursuit to keep the noise down, InfoLight® projects a red light onto the floor during the wash cycle to let you know when your dishwasher is running. The light turns off when dishes are ready.

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9. Our Best Wine Cooler Pick for 2021

Preserve every delicious drop with the Sub-Zero® 23.88" Undercounter Wine Storage (UW-24/S/PH-RH and UW-24/O-RH), which offers an astounding 46-bottle capacity for any occasion. 

Aside from helping you defeat the enemies of wine (namely, humidity, light, vibration, and variant temperatures), this luxury wine cooler locks in cold air to ensure freshness with magnetic door seals while its LED lighting helps you locate your favorite bottles easily. Self-proclaimed sommeliers can rejoice: This Sub-Zero product also allows you to store reds and whites in separate temperature zones that keep wines at proper serving temperatures within one degree of setpoint.

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10. Our Best Warming Drawer Pick for 2021

Giving you the versatility of an oven, bread maker, and slow cooker in one integrated space, the KitchenAid® 29.75 Slow Cook Warming Drawer (KOWT100ESS) lets you experience meals the way they are meant to be enjoyed. Thanks to custom-control technology, this 30-inch drawer can warm multiple dishes at the same time, proof bread, and slow-cook beef and poultry to mouthwatering results. 

In addition, this premium-luxury appliance helps retain the flavor and texture of different foods by letting you control the amount of moisture inside the drawer. The two-positioned racks can be arranged front-to-back or side-to-side, depending on the pan size.

And for optimal reassurance, this warming drawer comes with a power indicator light that lets you know at a glance when the warming drawer is operating, and sensor temperature control helps prevent food from drying out by keeping the warming drawer at a consistent temperature.

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Let Us Help You

If you’re looking for the best kitchen appliance stores San Diego has to offer, look no further than Aztec Appliance! To help answer any questions or provide you with more product recommendations, be sure to contact our appliance experts at (858) 987-5777 or visit us at our San Diego location. More accessible than ever, we are also available via chat