- Not quite at home on the range? No need to boast the most roast? For boiling, frying, searing, and simmering, the drop-in cooktop is king.
It has that postwar appliance feel, without the fickle temperature ranges and funky old wires. Three years in the making, the Big Chill Retro Stove joins the Boulder, Colorado–based company’s retro refrigerators and dishwashers in thrift-shop-treasure colors like cherry red, pink lemonade and jadeite green. The new stove is made from heavy-duty stainless steel and includes a ceramic infrared broiler. “It took us a while to make it perfect,” says Big Chill founder Orion Creamer. “The new stove has got the vintage look, but with quite a bit more power.” —Erika Heet
- The love of my life can prepare entire meals using only a sharp knife and a cast-iron pan. It’s a useful skill, but if you want to know the truth, I find his attitude a little annoying.