One of the most important appliance in the kitchen is the cooking applicance. So if you are remodeling and your own an old cooking appliance you will most likely have to buy another. Here are the choices you will face.
The average cooktop is 30 inches wide with four heating elements, but you will find cooktops varying in size and shape. Also the syle and placement of the burner also vary. . Cooktops fit in open cut spaces on a countertop. Most cooktops are electric. They are easy to install and easy to clean.. However, some are fueled with gas, making it easier for the cook to regulate the flame. Gas cooktops are more expensive than electric cooktops..
Ovens are also fueled with gas or electricity. Some have dual capacity. gas tops and an electric oven for baking. There are wall ovens that can be mounted in a wall, under a countertop, or be part of a range. Wall oven make a nice design in kitchens where it is installed in the wall or stacked one above the other. A wall oven cabinet does not suit small kitchen. It bulkiness can be very overwhelming in a small room.
A wall oven, as seen above, is separated from the cooktop. It is installed within kitchen cabinets. The cooking process has two distinct work stations, thus making this type of suitable for larger kitchens and easier for multiple cooks in the kitchen at one time. This is one option of wall oven; you can choose a single wall oven or a double wall oven. A single wall oven can certainly meet daily cooking needs, and can add even more convenience by ensuring both the microwave and oven are located together.
Conventional oven are traditional ovens that relies on radiant heat (drawing heat from bottom to top). Most people prefer the convection ovens, electric elements along with a fan. The fan help circulate hot air and cook the food quickly and more evenly. For this reason, you will have to adjust cooking temperature and time as normally stated in most recipes. The convection oven is fuel efficeint.
Free standing ranges still rule. You have a choice between electric or gas; though electric is more popular today. The smoothtops are also most prefered. A Range takes up the least room in the kitchen and cost less than a separate cooktop and wall oven. Most ranges are 30 inches wide with four burners and a single oven. Today some could be as wide as 60 inches. Some ranges are dual-fuel, with a gas cooktop and electric oven.
- Electric controls.
- Touch pads are easier to clean than knobs
- Temperature setting can be entered into a computerized control system
- Electronic controls programmable; specific cooking functions
- Oven lights
- Self-cleaning mode