A Kitchen Contractor’s Guide to Appliance Brands

by Pete Lader March 29, 2022

Knowing which brands and manufacturers stand out from the rest is essential when shopping for the highest-quality home and kitchen appliances. Whether you are an amateur cook looking to build a dream kitchen or an industry professional who wants to equip your house with pro-grade appliances, explore the top kitchen appliance brands today that combine outstanding build quality with timeless style. 

Thor Kitchen

Thor Kitchen offers a wide range of stainless steel appliances ideal for hobbyists, professionals and semi-professional cooks. Thor’s product lineup includes ranges, range hoods, dishwashers, refrigerators, microwaves, ice makers and wine coolers.

Multiple Thor Kitchen ranges are dual-fuel models, meaning they feature a gas-powered cooktop and an electric-powered oven for the best heat distribution. All Thor Kitchen appliances are 100% stainless steel, giving them a clean, professional look that wouldn’t be out of place in a restaurant or another commercial setting. They are a perfect match for stainless steel kitchen sinks, countertops, fixtures and appliances.

Despite their professional looks, features and build quality, Thor Kitchen appliance packages are oriented to the home market, offering commercial-grade quality without the excessive sticker price. Thor Kitchen stoves are also well-known in the kitchen appliance market for being among the highest quality available to homeowners.

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ZLINE Kitchen


Founded by Andrew Zuro and headquartered in the Lake Tahoe region, ZLINE Kitchen and Bath is a company specializing in multiple categories of home appliances, from the kitchen to the bathroom. ZLINE’s mission statement is to make the luxurious attainable. The brand offers a selection of innovative, uniquely designed home appliances with the highest possible build quality without pricing them out of range for the American homeowner.

Premium Home Source is a featured authorized ZLINE dealer, offering some of the best kitchen appliance packages available on today’s market. ZLINE’s kitchen appliances include kitchen ranges, dishwashers, refrigerators, range hoods, wall ovens, range tops and microwaves. Color options for all appliances vary from standard stainless steel to less common colors, such as black, white, red, blue and DuraSnow silver. ZLINE appliances are 100% American-designed, using parts sourced from Europe and America (primarily Germany, Italy and the United States). Each element of a ZLINE appliance package is made with the best build quality with unparalleled attention to detail. 

Blaze Outdoor Products

Blaze Outdoor Products is a kitchen appliance company based in Baton Rouge, LA with over 45 years of experience providing customers with outdoor appliances and kitchen accessories. The Blaze Outdoor product range includes gas-powered grills, charcoal grills, BBQ accessories, outdoor fridges and cabinets. Blaze gas-powered appliances accept either natural gas or propane, whereas the more traditional grills are charcoal-powered.

Blaze kitchen appliances are designed first and foremost for the outdoor cooking enthusiast. A team of passionate grillmasters designs their products for fellow grill fans who appreciate outdoor living. All Blaze grills and kitchen accessories are premium quality, offering lifetime durability with heavy-duty stainless steel construction and high-powered cooking burners, capable of up to 18,000 BTUs per unit.

Premium Home Source is a featured authorized Blaze dealer and one of the only retailers in America offering Blaze outdoor kitchen packages and a complete range of Blaze outdoor grills and burners, ranging from 30" to 44" in size.

Kucht refrigerator


Although Kucht is a relatively small company, the products offered by this New Jersey-based appliance manufacturer rival commercial-grade equipment in build quality at nearly unbeatable prices. Designed in their Clifton, NJ offices and made from the best parts sourced worldwide, all Kucht kitchen appliances are built according to the company’s three principles: functionality, quality and design. 

The Kucht product catalog includes a complete line of Kucht appliance packages ranging from 36" to 48", complete with matching range hoods, microwaves, dishwashers and refrigerators. All Kucht appliances are made from ultra-durable, low-maintenance stainless steel. Kucht cooking appliances aren’t just well-made and functional; they also offer multiple innovative technologies. For example, Kucht burners deliver instant, easy-to-control heat at up to 18,500 BTU. Kucht ovens are porcelain-lined and equipped with convection fans, ensuring a steady and even heat delivery. These technological innovations allow chefs and home cooks to work at lower temperatures than they usually would with standard ovens, saving energy without losing efficiency.

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