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How to Choose a Stove or Refrigerator for Your Kitchen

By: Allen Lyle
Kitchen with island cooktop and built-in cabinet range.

Kitchen with island cooktop and built-in cabinet range.

When choosing a stove or cooktop for your kitchen, you are usually presented with two main options: gas or electric. Gas ranges are generally considered better for cooking than electric. If you do go electric, consider a model with a convection oven, which can save both time and energy when cooking.

When choosing a refrigerator:

  • Determine the size needed in cubic feet.
  • Decide on a door design.
  • Select the type of finish desired.
  • Select an energy efficient Energy Star model.

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