FrontRunners: Running Hot and Cold

An appliance with a split personality seemed impossible until Whirlpool (800.253.1301, introduced the Polara Refrigerated Range, which cooks—and then refrigerates—your food.   The nearly-$2,000 Polara allows you to prepare a meal in absentia. You can place the food in the range overnight and program it to refrigerate; the range later switches to baking mode […]

The Best of the Best 2003: Appliances – Boffi Soho

For proof that the Italians are still on the cutting edge of kitchen design, look no further than Boffi. The company was founded in 1934 outside Milan by brothers Dino, Pier Ugo, and Paolo Boffi, and it has maintained its edge over the years by collaborating with some of Italy’s top designers, including Piero Lissoni […]