A new book titled Kitchen Appliances 101: What Works, What Doesn't and Why helps designers and remodelers educate homeowners about appliance options -- and update their own understanding of these features. Co-authors Don Silvers and Moorea Hoffman use the context of cooking to examine cooktops, ovens, combination ovens, ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers, drawer appliances, trash compactors, and ventilation. The book is designed to help consumers make intelligent decisions about their project for increased sales and more referrals.

Silvers is a chef, author, and educator who wrote Kitchen Design with Cooking in Mind, www.donsilvers.com. Hoffman is a designer with experience in kitchen design and sales at Expo Design Center and The Great Indoors, www.mooreahoffman.com.