Best of Boston

2005 Best Kitchen Appliances

Yale Appliance + Lighting

The location ain’t Park Plaza chic, but kitchen-wise, this 20,000-square-foot space is virtually unbeatable. Inside, you’ll find products including professional-quality Thermador and Viking ranges and glamorous wine refrigerators from Sub-Zero. The knowledgeable salespeople don’t work on commission and will help you figure out what you really do and don’t need for your kitchen and cooking style (which just might benefit from one of Yale’s on-site cooking classes).

296 Freeport St., Dorchester, 617-825-9253,