Skip to main content

Types of High End Kitchen Appliances

High end, or luxury appliances, are more than just a prestigious brand name. These appliances are, of course, built to last and add monetary value to the home, but also tend to be highly customizable with a wide array of helpful features and designs to choose from, so you can select the model that fits your precise lifestyle. Continue reading to learn more about the types of high end appliances available to you.

Table of Contents

High End Kitchen Appliance FAQ

High End Refrigerators

High End Ranges

Wall Ovens
High End Wall Ovens

High End Cooktops

High End Ventilation

High End Dishwashers

High End Trash Compactors

Small Kitchens
High End Appliances for Small Kitchens

High End Kitchen Appliance FAQ

What Makes an Appliance High End?

High end appliances can share asthetics with commercial appliances, and may have features inspired by them, like smart capabilities. However, the most important advantage is the breadth of design and configuration options available to you.

Are High End Appliances Worth the Money?

Yes. High end appliances are worth it, as they tend to last much longer than lower-end appliances. High end models, and the extra features they provide to you, can make everyday cooking and cleaning easier. It’s like upgrading from stirring your cake batter by hand to a stand mixer.

Do High End Appliances Increase a Home's Value?

Yes, high end appliances can increase your home’s value, especially certain brands. High end appliances are attractive, long-lasting devices and machines in your kitchen and home.

High End Refrigerators

High end refrigerators are sleek, well-performing machines that tend to use dual-evaporators to maintain steady temperatures in the freezer and refrigerator and help prevent air sharing that can lead to fresh food smelling or tasting like the freezer in low-end refrigerators. There are a variety of styles and options to choose from, depending on your needs:

Features of High End Refrigerators

You can expect a number of features from high end refrigerators.

  • Dual evaporators and compressors
  • Adjustable glass and metal shelving
  • Spill-resistant shelf edges
  • Bright LED lighting
  • Precise, to the degree temperature control
  • Internal water dispensers
  • Drawers with ethylene gas filters
  • Soft-close drawers and doors
  • Smart features
  • Drawers with presets

Column Refrigerators

Column refrigerators are a type of built-in refrigerator that is exclusively available from luxury and high end brands. These refrigerators are inspired by commercial refrigerators, and are best known for being single-purpose refrigerator or freezer units. These refrigerators are highly customizable and you can pair any widths together to create the ideal fresh and frozen food storage for your lifestyle.

Shop JennAir® Column Refrigerators

Built-In Refrigerators

Built-In Refrigerators are dual-purpose units that come in three configurations: side by side refrigerators, bottom freezer refrigerators and French door refrigerators. They are designed to fit flush to your cabinetry for a fully integrated look, particularly when they are installed with custom panels that match your cabinets.

Shop JennAir® Built-In Refrigerators

Freestanding Refrigerators

Freestanding refrigerators are less common in luxury or high end kitchens, but are ideal choices for non-renovation kitchen upgrades, or to fit with counter-depth cabinetry. Unlike built-in refrigerators, freestanding refrigerators tend to extend slightly beyond cabinetry.

High end freestanding refrigerators come in several styles, including French door refrigerators.

Shop JennAir® Freestanding Refrigerators

Undercounter Refrigerators

Undercounter refrigeration refers to various small specialized refrigerators, like wine refrigerators, ice machines, beverage refrigerators and refrigerator drawers. These units are ideal for prep spaces, entertainment rooms, and even home offices.

Shop JennAir® Undercounter Refrigerators

High End Ranges

High End Ranges are inspired by the powerful, flexible commercial ranges found in restaurants around the world. These ranges come in expanded widths, including up to 60 inches, and can be purchased as gas or dual fuel, which have gas burners, but an electric oven for more consistent baking temperatures. 

Features of High End Ranges

  • Gas or dual fuel options
  • Dual-stacked burners
  • Cast-iron grates
  • Auto burner reignition
  • Precision knob controls
  • Convection ovens
  • Specialty cooking surface options
  • Backlit knobs

Shop JennAir® Professional-Style Ranges

High End Wall Ovens

High end built-in wall ovens are powerful, flexible ovens built into your cabinetry that come in a variety of sizes and types. Wall ovens allow for different kitchen layouts than ranges, since the kitchen’s cooktop is completely separate, and are popular choices for aging-in-place.

Types include single wall ovens, double wall ovens, steam ovens, and even ovens paired with a convection microwave. Popular pairings for built-in wall ovens include  warming drawers and built-in microwaves, like high end microwave drawers.

Features of High End Wall Ovens

  • Convection
  • Glide racks
  • Smart features
  • Guided cooking
  • Self cleaning function

Shop JennAir® Wall Ovens

High End Cooktops

Most often paired with built-in wall ovens, high-end cooktops are available in various fuel types and ventilation options including downdraft and updraft. Cooktops come in sizes ranging from 15 to 36 inches, and you can choose from gas, electric radiant or electric induction.

Features of High End Cooktops

  • Sealed burners (gas)
  • Cooking grates (gas)
  • Dual or triple elements (electric radiant)
  • Bridge elements (induction)
  • Tap touch glass controls (electric and induction)
  • Flush installation

Downdraft Cooktops

Downdraft cooktops are specialized cooktops that have a ventilation system built into the cooktop, which help capture vapor and odors and pulls them down below the counter. These cooktops don’t need an overhead vent hood, like standard updraft cooktops.

Customized Cooktops

These small cooktops, sometimes called “modules” are 15 inches in width or smaller, and designed to be paired together. Each cooktop in the product line typically has a specific design or purpose. You can choose from woks, griddles and burners in gas, induction or electric to build a custom cooktop that fits your specific lifestyle.

Professional-Style Rangetops

Rangetops, sometimes referred to as a type of cooktop, are inspired by professional rangetops in restaurant kitchens. Unlike cooktops, which sit within the countertop and have controls on the top of the cooking surface, rangetops are bulkier and have front controls that replace the front of the countertop.

These rangetops can be more powerful than other gas cooktops and have flexible cooking surface options like griddles and grills like ranges.

Features of High End Rangetops

  • Specialized cooking surface options
  • Dual-stacked burners
  • Cast-iron grates
  • Backlit knobs
  • Precision temperature control

Shop JennAir® Cooktops and Rangetops

High End Ventilation

Ventilation is a must in any kitchen, but high end kitchens often forgo the microwave-hood combination that is so common in other price brackets. Instead, high end and luxury kitchens opt for powerful, yet quiet dedicated ventilation that matches the style of their kitchen.

For example, if you chose a professional-style range, you might opt for a more robust professional-style wall mounted updraft ventilation hood. Or, if you have all built-in or panel-ready appliances, you might opt for a custom hood liner, which is hidden behind a decorative plaster or wood hood.

Or, if you choose to install a cooktop in a kitchen island or peninsula, you might choose a telescoping downdraft ventilation, instead of an overhead hood.

Features of High End Ventilation

  • Downdraft ventilation
  • Quiet operation
  • Boost mode
  • LED or Halogen task lighting

Shop JennAir® Ventilation

High End Dishwashers

Every kitchen needs a dishwasher, and high end kitchens are no different, although these kitchens may have more than one dishwasher. High end dishwashers boast the cleaning and drying precision to ensure a one-wash clean, but what really sets them apart is their expanded loading and washing options.

Features of High End Dishwashers

  • Ramp up LED interior lighting
  • Active drying cycle
  • Steam cycle
  • Sanitize cycle
  • 3rd Level Rack
  • Extended silverware caddy
  • Smart features

Shop JennAir® Dishwashers

High End Trash Compactors

Food scraps and packaging have to go somewhere, and in a high end kitchen, that somewhere is a trash compactor. These small appliances compress trash so you can take it out less often, and feature charcoal filter fans to keep unwanted odors at bay.

Features of High End Trash Compactors

  • Charcoal filters
  • Powerful compacting motor
  • Hidden controls

Shop JennAir® Trash Compactors

High End Appliances for Small Kitchens

When shopping for high end appliances for small kitchens or auxiliary kitchens, you might think that you have to settle for a less premium experience to find appliances that fit your space. High end appliance brands offer extended sizes, and that includes smaller widths as well as larger ones.

JennAir brand offers small width appliances with features comparable to their full-size counterparts—everything from 24 inch wall ovens to 24 inch built-in microwaves, 24 inch refrigerators to 24 inch built-in coffee machines for a coffee bar.

So regardless of your high end kitchen’s size—and whether it’s your main kitchen, a prep area or a mother-in-law suite’s kitchen—you can find all the high end kitchen appliances you need to create your ultimate dream space.

Compare 0/3
Thank you for your inquiry.
Our chat service hours are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST)
Please visit the web site again or call 1-800-536-6247 Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST) if you are needing additional assistance.
If you are trying within the service hours and still getting this message, please try again after some time