It’s often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home — it’s where friends gather, families cook meals together, flavors come alive and traditions are established. And if the kitchen is the heart of the home, great appliances are what keep it pumping. There's more to kitchen appliances than function, though. Great kitchen appliances become statement pieces in every luxury home. Whether you’re a serious home chef or just like the look of a sleek, upscale kitchen environment, these are the seven crave-worthy kitchen appliance brands you’ll want to add to your wish list when shopping for a new home or planning a kitchen renovation.
This German brand is known for its professional-grade appliances including ovens, cooktops, refrigerators and wine cabinets. But the star of the show is their sleek, built-in stainless steel espresso machine. It’s designed to be built into a wall of cabinets, and it features one-touch controls, constant water temperature and an integrated milk system. It’s even Wi-Fi enabled. No matter which appliances you choose from Gaggenau, you’ll enjoy a sleek, industrial-inspired design aesthetic, perfect for modern homes.
Another German brand, Miele appliances are popular for their durability. Since they’re manufactured entirely in-house, they’re known to last up to 20 years. Miele’s business is built on the German phrase immer besser (or “forever better"), and their kitchen appliances help amateur chefs achieve just that. With a simple design aesthetic that fits flawlessly in any kitchen, Miele offers ranges, hoods, cooktops, dishwashers and microwave ovens built with thoughtful, convenient features. For example, some of their dishwashers boast knock-to-open doors, so you can more easily open the dishwasher when your hands are full of dishes.
Sub-Zero is without a doubt known for its world-class refrigeration units. This Wisconsin-based, family-owned company has long been the industry standard in commercial kitchens, but the quality of their residential line is just as impressive. This brand is especially valuable for uniquely designed kitchens. They offer a wider range of sizes, depths and styles than most other brands. Another must-have from Sub-Zero? Their undercounter wine storage refrigerator. It’s equipped with rolling racks, UV-resistant glass and humidity-controlling technology. You can customize the door to match your kitchen cabinets, or simply go with classic stainless steel.
A sister company to Sub-Zero, Wolf is known for its professional-grade ranges — you can easily spot their signature red knobs. Ideal for the home chef who wants to cook like a pro, Wolf stoves come in four sizes and are available in gas, dual-fuel and induction versions. With options like an infrared charbroiler, infrared griddle and up to six dual-stacked burners, Wolf ranges can be customized to fit your culinary needs.
Sleek, modern and blissfully high-tech, Dacor appliances are made with a level of attention to detail that can be hard to find — think glass refrigerator doors instead of plastic, dishwashers with third racks for extra space, and a combination convection-steam oven. Wine lovers won’t want to miss their incredible WineStation. It’s an automated, temperature-controlled, four-bottle wine dispensing and preservation system that can keep open bottles fresh for up to 60 days and impress your friends.
6. La Cornue
La Cornue ranges are more than just appliances — they’re showpieces. Handmade (and hand-numbered!) in France since 1908, La Cornue ranges really stand out. They feature side-swing enameled steel French doors, polished brass accents and ornate detailing. Since each La Cornue range is made to order, it can take months for your new appliance to arrive. But that also means you have the option to customize. Choose from over 8,000 configurations, colors, finishes and sizes. Rangetop configurations include gas and induction, and you can always add a matching range hood.
Italian-owned Bertazzoni offers high-performance kitchen appliances, including wall ovens, ranges, microwaves, refrigerators and dishwashers. While every Bertazzoni appliance is available in classic stainless steel, their Professional Series appliances also come in a rainbow of showstopping colors inspired by the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy where the company is based — think high-gloss yellow, orange and red. In fact, they even partner with Italian sports car manufacturers to ensure the perfect application of metal, which is all done by hand.
Find your dream kitchen in a Pacaso
Pacaso second homes are designed with luxury in mind — and nowhere is that more evident than in the kitchen. You’ll find stunning luxury kitchens crafted for those who love to cook, bake and entertain in their own second home. Whether you’re looking for professional-grade appliances, expansive kitchen islands, eye-catching wine storage or a whole separate outdoor kitchen, you’ll find just what you’re looking for in a Pacaso second home.