Housewares, Sliced and Diced

The Rustic

Vintage Stoves by Stevan Thomas, $6,500
For a little retro flair, Thomas restores vintage stoves to workable condition. This 1952 Wedgewood Lowback has 12,000-BTU top burners, a center griddle, and a warming compartment. (At

Sanyo, $95
This mini digital oven packs extra punch for its size—it goes to 470 degrees and toasts up to four slices of bread or a ten-inch pizza. (At Zabar’s, 2245 Broadway, at 80th St.; 212-787-2000.)

Caldrea, $30
This elegant pearwood and goat-hair cleaning brush is compact enough for tight spaces. (At Gracious Home, 1220 Third Ave., at 70th St.; 212-517-6300.)

Waterworks, $5,295
Made in northern France, this roomy farmhouse sink is 100 percent hand-hammered copper. For a true rustic look, the color changes subtly depending on the water used. (At 225 E. 57th St., nr. Second Ave.; 212-371-9266.)

Big Chill, $2,500
Rounded edges and an assortment of eye-popping colors give this fridge a cheery country feel. Automatic moisture control, ample freezer space, and all the interior compartments you could want. (At

The Minimalist

Miele, $2,099
Do-it-all built-in espresso machine also dispenses hot water; makes coffee, latte, or cappuccino; and can be programmed with your brew’s recipe. (At Elgot, 937 Lexington Ave., nr. 68th St.; 212-879-1200.)

American Standard, $475
With a foot of clearance, this elongated faucet handles large pots and piles of dishes with ease. (At Grand Central, 19 Bond St., nr. Lafayette Ave.; 212-777-7984.)

U-Line, $1,379
This elegant under-counter fridge is only 5.7 cubic feet, yet adjustable door shelves can hold a two-liter bottle. (At Drimmer’s Appliance, 1608 Coney Island Ave., nr. Ave. M, Midwood, Brooklyn; 718-338-3500.)

Rowenta, $135
Designed by Jasper Morrison, this narrow toaster’s wide single slot holds two slices, and photo-sensors control browning. When bread is ready, it’s slowly, quietly raised up. (At the MoMA Design Store, 44 W. 53rd St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-767-1050.)

Wenol, $9
German metal polish rids steel surfaces of stains, oxidation, and rust—all while leaving a protective coat to prevent tarnishing. (At Williams-Sonoma, 121 E. 59th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 917-369-1131.)

The Foodie

Aga, $5,150
Two of six gas burners have 15,000 BTUs of power, so sautéeing or deep-frying is no problem. For serious cooks, the seven-mode, multifunction oven has a tray that can full- or half- broil. (At Aga Studio at Grange, 200 Lexington Ave., nr. 32nd St., second fl.; 212-481-6784.)

T-Fal, $100
With a convection function, this toaster-oven not only has nine toasting settings, but it will also broil and bake. Self-cleaning interior walls take care of any mess. (At

Fisher & Paykel, $1,099
If your fruit and veggies have to be absolutely fresh, the humidity-controlled bins in this fridge will keep them crisp for up to two weeks. (At Gringer & Sons, 29 First Ave., at 2nd St.; 212-475-0600.)

Schaerer, $12,800
For the big-time host—or chains like Dunkin’ Donuts—this machine pumps out 120 shots of espresso an hour and handles cappuccino and lattes too. Integrated grinders make two separate blends at once or mix them together to make a unique brew. (By special order at 888-989-3004.)

The Glamorous

Dualit, $600
Don’t let the pretty chrome fool you—this powerful espresso maker has a grinder and makes up to ten cups. (Special order at 770-509-3006.)

KitchenAid, $1,195
This powerful (up to 16,500 BTUs) range is Sabbath-compliant, self-cleaning, and has a special temperature setting for baking bread and crusts. (At Krups Kitchen & Bath, 11 W. 18th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-243-5787.)

GE, $4,969
From the sharp Monogram collection, this shiny black model has climate-control drawers and an ice bucket integrated into the ice maker to save space. (At P.C. Richard & Son, 120 E. 14th St., at Irving Pl.; 212-979-2600.)

Oster, $39.99
Sleek black-and-chrome six-slice toaster-oven holds anything from a pizza to a roast and has a 60-minute timer. (At Kohl’s, 8973 Bay Parkway, nr. Shore Parkway, Bath Beach, Brooklyn; 718-266-6357.)

The Family

Sub-Zero, $7,667
The shallow design of this 30-inch, customizable refrigerator means easy access to school lunches, and there’s an alarm when the door is left open. (At Manhattan Center for Kitchen and Bath, 29 E. 19th St., nr. Broadway; 212-995-0500.)

Wolf, $9,392
This 48-inch dual range is large enough for the biggest brood, and with eight cooking modes, the self-cleaning oven can handle any dish. (At Manhattan Center for Kitchen and Bath.)

Rohl, $401
Swivel spout reaches all the dishes in double-sided sinks, and ceramic handles dress up any hardware. (At Blackman Plumbing Supply Company, 85 Fifth Ave., at 16th St.; 212-337-1000.)

Nespresso, $499
Pint-size, single-serve espresso maker is perfect for a quick pick-me-up during a hectic day with the kids. (At the Conran Shop, 407 E. 59th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-755-9079.)

Housewares, Sliced and Diced