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Appliances do a lot more than cook, cool and clean these days. They come loaded with a variety of features to make day-to-day life easier and more enjoyable. Savvy consumers have caught on and seek out appliances to match their lifestyles and keep their homes running more efficiently. For the health-conscious consumer, the following appliances and features are ideal.
Air Fry Ranges
Frigidaire Gallery ranges and wall ovens with air fry make cooking healthy meals as easy as pressing a button. Air frying works by circulating superheated air around the oven to make all your crispy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside favorites (wings, onion rings, etc.) without the added fat and oil of deep frying. Get rid of that basket-sized air fryer taking up space on your counter, and cook enough to feed the whole family with these new appliances.
Steam cooking has long been known as a healthier method, as it helps foods retain their vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Steam also provides heat without sacrificing moisture or flavor, making it an ideal cooking method for foods you want crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. Think beyond the veggies and fish; steam cooking makes a mean loaf of bread. Steam ovens also cook foods faster, perfect for the busy homeowner.
No one likes food waste. Today’s refrigerators include technology to keep fruit and vegetables fresher longer, so you no longer hesitate about buying too much produce! Beko refrigerators use Everfresh+ technology, which keeps food fresher three times longer than the average refrigerator with precise temperature and humidity control. Beko’s Active Fresh Blue Light simulates natural lighting conditions, extending the photosynthesis process in your refrigerator.
Some Bosch refrigerators include FreshProtect, which absorbs naturally occurring ethylene to slow ripening in produce sensitive to these gases, such as lettuce, asparagus, apples and strawberries. This extends the lifetime of fresh produce. Their VitaFreshPro balances temperature and humidity levels based on preprogrammed food settings that calibrate the optimal environment.
An appliance brand that stands out for its sustainability is European brand, Beko. They state their standard of excellence as “creating innovative appliances that prioritize your family’s wellness while protecting the planet.” In fact, Beko recently received the Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for the third year in a row. Beko’s full product line includes 22 kitchen and laundry appliances on Energy Star’s 2020 Most Efficient list, an honor given to energy-efficient appliances that also deliver the latest in technological innovation.
Beyond the Appliances
Beyond the appliances—which we think are really, really important—there are other ways to set your kitchen up for healthier eating. Pay attention to what food fills your refrigerator, freezer and pantry. If unhealthy snacks are easily accessible, you’ll grab them. Replace those items with fresh fruits and veggies. Stock up your spice cabinet to add flavor to meals without using packaged dressings and sauces. Also, keep the kitchen clean. No one wants to cook when the dishes are piled high!