If you are considering purchasing a new cooker for your kitchen, there are a number of things you will need to consider. A quality oven is a vital part of any home and you should definitely put on your thinking cap before rushing out to make a purchase. After all, a new pot is not a cheap item, so you need to make sure you buy the right one.
Part of the problem is that there are so many different brands to choose from. The Ranker website, which allows customers to review and vote for a variety of different appliances, lists no fewer than 72 brands under the kitchens. These include all the well-known names like Miele, Beko, De’Longhi, Bosch, Ariston, Hotpoint, Zanussi, Breville, and more, and also some names that you may never have heard of, like Advance Tabco and Traulsen. Then there are the names you know, but may not have known they make kitchens: Black & Decker, for example.
Electric, gas or dual fuel?
You may want an electric cooker or a gas cooker. You can also buy dual fuel ranges with a gas hob and electric oven. You can buy kitchens with self-cleaning ovens, which is a great advantage: with some of them you heat the oven to 480 ° C, which has the effect of turning all the fat into ash and then all you have to do is clean it. with a damp cloth. What a time saver! You can also buy pots that have a higher wattage than average, so they can cook faster.
You can get built-in ovens, undercounter ovens, and even smaller above counter ovens. Then there are the kitchens that are obviously larger, as they generally incorporate at least two ovens and up to seven different hobs. These are great for the large family or someone who’s having a lot of fun, but of course you need a kitchen big enough to accommodate them. They can often be 100 cm wide.
Then there are the different types of countertops. There are five types of cooktops: glass ceramic, electric solid plate, induction, gas and gas on glass ceramic.
Vitroceramic hobs are electric and heat up quickly. However, the heat distribution around the bottom of the pan is not as good as that of the gas.
Solid plate electric hobs take time to heat up and cool down, so you can’t change the heat as fast as you can with gas. However, they tend to be priced lower than other types of countertops.
Induction hobs work by creating a magnetic field between the hob element and the pan. This causes the pan to heat up but not the surface of the counter. These are cheap to operate because they only use the precise amount of electricity required and heat up very quickly. However, you may need to change your pots if they are not suitable for an induction hob.
Gas hobs are the easiest to control because you can instantly turn the flame on or off. This is why they are so popular with professional cooks.
Gas on glass hobs have gas burners that are mounted on ceramic glass. They are easy to clean and look quite stylish.
Then there is the question of cost. If you’re like most people, you’re on a budget that can leave out some of the more expensive kitchens. Beko has a four-burner black glass ceramic hob for just £ 159, while Neff offers an induction hob with five cooking zones, individual timers, a power boost, a keep-warm zone and a child lock. However, at £ 829 it may be beyond your budget.
Hotpoint kitchens are available in a wide variety of styles and colors, and many of them are equipped with self-cleaning ovens, which is always a huge bonus. They also produce very large kitchens with two ovens, warming ovens and several hot plates. These large ranges are gas powered and therefore have the ability to alter heat at the touch of a knob.