Kitchens: the ultimate guide to planning, designing and furnishing your kitchen

Looking to plan, design, decorate and furnish a new kitchen? This ultimate guide to kitchens has all the information you need to take you from start to finish as you transform your space

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So, you've got your kitchen planned, you know what type of fridge freezer you want, you know the look of the appliances you want to fill your kitchen – but which to choose from the vast array of choice out there? 

Below, we've combed through the newest and most popular small and large appliances on offer to bring you the best – at the best prices.

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The best large kitchen appliances

We've checked out the best of the best when it comes to large kitchen appliances. Read our buyer's guides and click for the best deals. 

The best range cookers
Read our reviews of the best range cookers on the market to choose the right one for your new kitchen.

The best freestanding and integrated ovens
Whether you're going for a fitted or freestanding look, these ovens are sure-fire winners – browse our pick of the best.

The best steam ovens
Looking to cook with the latest technology? You can with a steam oven. We take you through the latest, best choices. 

The best hobs
Gas, electric, induction..? Which way to go when you want a new hob to suit your cooking and kitchen styles?

The best fridges and freezers
From American style fridge freezers to under-counted fridges hidden behind drawer fronts, we review the best.

The best dishwashers
Keep your dishes sparkling with as little effort as possible with a dishwasher – the must-have for a modern kitchen.

The best microwave ovens
Need a booster for your kitchen design? A microwave is a handy way to heat and defrost. We've found the best.

The best freestanding washing machines
Want your washing machine on show, perhaps for a utility room? We've picked out our favourites for your kitchen.

The best integrated washing machines
Hiding away your large kitchen appliances behind closed doors? Find the best dishwashers here.

Small kitchen appliances

You're likely to use your small kitchen appliances, whether the toaster, kettle or slow cooker, almost as much as your larger appliances, so it's worthwhile doing your research to find the right one. Here's our pick of the best.

The best stove top kettles
Want a traditional way to boil water? You can do it with a handsome, stove top kettle. We love these.

The best electric kettles
Electric kettles needn't be run-of-the-mill. These are the best way to boil up a brew (if a stove top or hot tap isn't your thing).

The best coffee machines
If you like the taste of a coffee shop brew at home, look no further than our favourite coffee machines. 

The best toasters
You'd think a new toaster was an easy choice right? Well, wrong if you want functionality, looks and a good price. Check ours out.

The best slow cookers
Want to cook healthy, hearty meals with almost zero effort? You can with a slow cooker. We've found the best around.

The best bread makers
Want a fresh loaf to wake up to (or come to) every day? You can with a bread maker. We've picked out the best.

The best hand mixers and blenders
Want to whip up a cake or blitz some veg into a soup? Invest in one of our best buys and get cooking...

The best food processors
If you're a keen cook, you'll need a food processor, but one that suits the recipes you tend to make. Find one here.

The best smart home buys for your kitchen
From the best smart scales to smart home tech to access new recipes from, we bring you the best buys.

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