A fully loaded dishwasher on ‘eco’ programme uses less water than you would when you do the dishes by hand.
Appliances make the kitchen go round. From safe food storage to precision cooking (and swift and efficient washing up), you’ll have dinner ready and a clean kitchen in no time. And considering how much time and energy we save thanks to our home appliances, there's no wonder they're essential parts. Both in the kitchen, and in our lives.
No matter if you're preparing a five-course feast, or just whipping up a quick snack, you'll want it done with ease. Hence, you’ll want an ideal kitchen solution with appliances that allows you to prep and cook without any hassle. In order to do that, you need the standard kitchen setup consisting of a hob, an oven, a fridge and freezer, as well as an extractor hood.
Thankfully, we’ve got you fully covered. All you need to think about is how much space you have for appliances, and what kind of interior style you want. Either way, you'll have no problems finding appliances, and matching them with your preferred kitchen style, here at IKEA.
Once you’ve equipped your kitchen with the basic household appliances, you can start thinking about the final touches. In some homes, you have the space to install appliances to your heart's content. But what if you live in a smaller apartment? Or your floor plan doesn’t allow for an all-inclusive kitchen? If that’s the case, you have to prioritise.
If you don’t have the space for a microwave, the regular oven will do just fine. But if there’s room, isn’t the microwave just the best? Just put something in there, press a button and bam! Food’s done. Amazing. Huge time-saver. And a huge design option.
Should you get a regular or a combi oven? A stand-alone piece on the countertop or an integrated one above the hob? Either way, if you truly desire a microwave, there’s probably room for it somewhere. You might even be able to stash the stand-alone model in a cabinet when you don’t use it.
Many argue that the dishwasher is both a life and relationship saver, as doing the dishes is a chore you have to do frequently. If you’re living alone, it might be a pain to do it by hand. If you’re not, you might have the constant argument about who’s turn it is to do the dishes. “I did it yesterday”, anyone?
With a dishwasher, there’s no need for any of that. Just put everything in, turn it on, and go watch a movie after dinner instead of scrubbing said dinner off the plates. Today you can get both big and small machines with integrated design if you have the space. Or a smaller stand-alone unit to put on your countertop. Problem solved!