Electrolux…… Oh how they have changed. It used to be that Electrolux appliances looked better than they performed. We used to call them the “sexy” appliance. They looked like they had all the bells and whistles but when it came time to use them, well let’s just say they left a lot to be desired. Not any more! The Electrolux line gave themselves a much needed overhaul a few years back and now I think they stand among the best of the mid range…. home cook….. type of appliances. They still have all the bells and whistles and look very “sexy” but these functions actually work well now. They do not have a huge variety of styles and levels in their line so deciding on the perfect model is easier than ever.
The wall ovens have a virtual “chef” right inside them. I swear! You can type in what you are cooking and how much it weighs. It will ask you how you like your meat cooked and then tell you how long and at what temperature to cook it. Their wall ovens are I think by far their most impressive appliance because of this. They have the easy glide racks on all the racks as a standard …. not just one…. like most manufacturers which I think is a plus. Electrolux ovens have some interesting new features that I think are handy like the new Luxury Hold oven doors that stay in place anywhere you leave them. In other words the door does not slam shut or fall open if you leave it mid way open. It stays put. They also have what they call Wave Touch controls which is where they have all the cooking details for you to choose from.
Electrolux keeps it simple by not offering a huge range of sizes. They have the basic 27″ and 30″ wall ovens (not 33″ or 36″), they only have a french door and side by side refrigerator in 36″ widths but both come in counter depth (23 cu. ft.) and standard depth (28 cu. ft.) options and all are about 70″ tall. But they do have a full kitchens worth of appliances to choose from including a full refrigerator and full freezer option in a 32″ width, under counter ice maker, beverage centers, cook tops, ranges, compactors, warming drawers, wine coolers, dishwashers and microwaves. They keep it simple by offering only 1 or 2 sizes/styles of each. All in all a compliment to any good kitchen design…….and a pretty good bang for your buck! And who can argue with Kelly Ripa?