Ok, so I know I said I was moving to the Breakfast Room for New House Diary (and I sort of did last week) but as I mentioned in Sunday’s post about my love of cooking, I have to go back to the kitchen for a bit and talk about appliances. So my mom, who taught me everything I know about cooking, has a fabulous Thermador Range with a fantastic, large single oven below that she’s had for years in her beautiful mint green kitchen. Not only is it handsome to look at, it also makes great meals whether Mom’s cooking her delicious beef tenderloin, her homemade lasagna or her signature “Bebe Eggs”. Her oven has been responsible for many a happy holiday meal and lots of my family’s full and happy tummies.
So I finally had the time to go out and do some research on what appliances I want for my own home and I am happy to report that I too fell in LOVE with all things Thermador. Now I already knew I was fond of their new offerings from recently using them in 2 clients’ homes, but after learning more about what Thermador offers, I am totally convinced.
First, Thermador is an appliance line for cooks. Real cooks. And that’s exactly what I consider myself to be. But have you seen their Steam Oven? So I never really understood the tiny ovens that I often see under the left side ranges and certainly I didn’t realize that some these made by Thermador were steam ovens. So though I would have never thought I’d want a steam oven, now that I know what all a steam version can do and I’ve seen one in use, I’ve had a change of heart. So if I get this range above that I have been eyeing, I will definitely have a steam oven included. But I am starting to lean towards a Thermador range top with deep “pots and pans” drawers below. I think I may opt for those gorgeous blue knobs still, but then I’d add Thermador wall ovens–1 regular and 1 steam. I just love the convenience of wall ovens. And like many of you said in response to this previous NHD post, since I’m used to wall ovens, I might miss them. I agree. Eek…just the thought of brand new wall ovens, one of them steam, makes me ready to cook Thanksgiving dinner right now! Or how about baking some yummy desserts with my daughter? I’m so excited.
And next, I never really wanted a grill or griddle in the house, but after seeing the clean-ability of Thermador’s grill with its ceramic briquettes and their griddle with the easily removable grease tray, I am ready for those too. No more pulling out a $30.00 griddle that I got at a local discount store for my Saturday morning family pancake ritual. No Ma’am, I’ll take my griddle built in thank you very much! And yes, my hubby is great on the charcoal grill outdoors, but what about when I want to grill fish or steak for my daughter and me and he’s traveling. No more going out in the dark to fire up the portable kitchen, I will be grilling right inside without smoke filling up the room and easy clean up as a bonus. Then there is the piece de resistance (or a few of them)–the Thermador refrigeration columns. I mean SHUT UP already, right?!? I’ll take a fridge, a freezer and a couple of lovely wine columns please! I love the way the wine columns look in this recent feature in House Beautiful. Traditional but updated and OH SO CHIC! Then I plan to wrap it all up with a Thermador Microwave Drawer, Warming Drawer and Dishwasher. Thermador can now be my one-stop shop for a brand new kitchen. I just outfitted one of my favorite clients’ (who happens to be my contractor) home with everything Thermador and they are SO happy. And they’ve definitely had an influence on my new-found love of Thermador too thanks to their rave reviews. Because it’s word of mouth from people you trust that can have real influence on whether a product will work for you, right? So there you have it, friends. The wait for deciding my kitchen appliances is over. And yes, I’m going “matchy-matchy” and I’m proud of it. Thermador has won my heart and with their patented star-shaped burner, I hope they can become the star in my kitchen soon. They’ve also won the attention of my pocketbook (and my husband) with their 1-2-Free promotion. Now if I can just get started on the demo of my current circa 1990′s kitchen I can be cooking with Thermador before we know it.
So come on all you cooks out there. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think about Thermador’s latest products. And I especially want to know what your favorite steam oven recipes are.
Happy Cooking! xo,