The kitchen is the heart of the home, and appliances are the heart of the kitchen. But hold o to your hat - these days there are enough choices to make you dizzy. The first thing you'll notice is a new look. Many appliances are so sophisticated and beautifully designed that they almost qualify as furniture. Another trend - convience. you can customize equipment to suit your cooking style, mix and match fuels, order features that think for you, and save energy at the same time. Before you shop, arm yourself with a ballpark budget and a clear understanding of your needs.