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I think I am in love with the LG stuff with the brushed stainless steel look. We have to renovate our kitchen as well, so have been looking aound. I would like to get a stacked set of convection ovens with the matching microwave and next to that have the countertop burners with grill and griddle attachements. Small kitchen, so the more the stuff does the less of it I have to buy! ;)
I have been watching a section on here about appliances, where alot of members are discussing some of the new technologies, what they like, what ones they dont, etc. And if all else fails, just post a question of your own, guaranteed someone around here has an answer for ya!
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