The essential kitchen appliances for most kitchens today include: refrigerator/freezer or refrigerator and freezer, oven(s), cook top, dishwasher, ventilation system, microwave oven, and garbage disposal (unless you have a septic system). Other kitchen appliances you might add if they are important to you include: trash compacter, water purification system, toaster or toaster oven, and ice maker (if not included in freezer). Luxuries would include specialty refrigerators and freezers, warming drawers and professional grade or style appliances.