Truly affordable luxury may seem like an oxymoron but Clifton, New Jersey manufacturer, Kucht, have made it their calling card. They offer a full line of appliances – from ranges to hoods to refrigerators, dishwashers, cookware and more. Their heavy duty ranges are made for the avid home cook. They decry electronic displays and digitized control panels in favor of traditional, more tactile knobs and buttons. However, the company prides itself on sleek, contemporary design and rock solid performance. This 4-piece kitchen package comes at a dream price with dream quality as well.
Taken from the Professional Series, with six burners, this blasts off with a ton of firepower. One 18,000 BTU burner, two at 15,000 BTUs and three at 12,000 BTUs mean this gas cooktop, powered by liquid propane, has the muscle to go toe to toe with higher priced models. For those who prefer it, the cooktop is also available for use with natural gas.
The sealed burners over a black porcelain top and heavy duty cast iron cooking grates make cleaning this easy. The electronic ignition with auto re-ignition quickly turns the burners on and ensures they stay on. You’ve the option of a 4-inch stainless steel backsplash or a 1.5-inch height island trim. This gives you versatility in placement.
Using 1.0mm thick 304-grade stainless steel, this robust hood is a good match for heavily used ranges and cooktops beneath. It’s guaranteed to render your kitchen free of odors and smoke with 4 powerful suction modes – 385 CFM, 490 CFM, 615 CFM, and 900C FM. All are delivered in quiet, unobtrusive fashion with noise levels at 46 dBs, 58 dBs, 64 dBs, and 69 dBs respectively. The stainless steel baffle filters are dishwasher safe, allowing grease and dirt to be washed quickly between uses. The baffles are aided by a large, 7 inch round duct vent for better ventilation and efficiency.
Two 1.5 Watt LED lights complete this modern design, enabling greater visibility while cooking and spotlighting the range or cooktop below.
To get a dishwasher this good for this price is something of a revelation. Operating at an almost unnoticeable 46dBs, the appliance is feature packed. Like all top brands, it utilizes a smart wash system to determine the type of cycle required to clean the dishes, based on load amount and soiling. This is an energy and money saving facet. A multi-filter system improves performance by separating soiled water and clean water in different chambers. This ensures only fresh water is used to get your dishes as clean as possible.
Three spray arms (upper, middle and lower) as well an extra vortex arm for heavily soiled pots and pans give the machine increased versatility. An adjustable upper rack height also helps in this respect, enabling the appliance to hold up to 14 place settings including stemware and a third layer of cutlery in the basket.
A dual fan system that uses heated drying and fan drying means that opening the dishwasher to condensation covered dripping dishes will never happen. Also, in case you’re not sure how long you’ll have to wait for clean dishes, three lights on the front of the machine indicate cycle’s progress. If you’re looking for a pro-grade dishwasher at a low-grade price, this is hard to beat.
If you’ve purchased a Kucht range, you’ll need the cookware to go with it. This 10-piece 3-Ply stainless steel set is just the ticket. An 18/10 stainless steel interior, which refers to a steel alloy that’s also 18% chromium and 10% nickel, resists rust and holds a polish. Acting with an aluminum alloy core, heat is distributed evenly through the cooking vessels. The ferromagnetic stainless steel exterior makes every item compatible with induction cooking. The set comprises a 7 qt stockpot with a lid, an 8.5-inch pasta steamer/colander, 3.4 qt saute pan with a lid, a 3.2 qt saucepan with a lid, 1.6 qt casserole pan with a lid, and a 10-inch frying pan.