These days, there is so much choice when looking for ways to equip your kitchen that it’s enough to make your head spin. From compact cookers and built-in ovens through to a fully-featured range cooker, it’s hard to know what will be best for your kitchen.
To help you decide whether a range is the best type of cooker for your kitchen, take a look through some of the benefits and see if you can be persuaded.
While a regular cooker is limited in the ways its appearance can be altered to suit your décor, modern range cookers come in a limitless variety of styles from classic brushed steel or black enamel through to cherry reds and bright whites to co-ordinate with your chosen colour scheme.
For true trend-setters, a number of range companies offer limited edition designer styles for a one-off look. Emma Bridgewater and Nick Nairn have both designed for Aga-Rangemaster and their styles have become contemporary classics.
Whether you’re living in a traditional house or a more modern building, there will be a range designed to look good in the type of kitchen you have. From the stolid Aga-Rangemaster through to the modern offerings from SMEG and Britannia, there’s bound to be a style that suits your space.
One of the main reasons for choosing a range over any of the other cooker options is their sturdy build and durable construction. While most hobs and ovens will become less effective over time, a range cooker is an investment to last a lifetime.
For those who are familiar with hobs and ovens, even from top name brands, with plastic moulded fittings that crack and wear over time, having a range will be a revelation in terms of the feeling of solidity and permanence that it brings. Families concerned with their contribution to local landfill can also be safe in the knowledge that their cooker will never end up on the scrap-heap, reducing the burden on the environment.
A range cooker really is for life, not just for the here-and-now. Unlike the many built-in kitchen appliances on offer today, your free-standing range cooker can come with you if you decide to move home.
Choosing a dual-fuel range will also further broaden your options. If you move to a home that isn’t connected to mains gas, many ranges are compatible with LPG bottles for added flexibility.
If you love to cook, there’s no finer kitchen companion than a range cooker. With much more oven capacity than your average cooker or built-in oven, you can choose from a number of options to make the most of roasting and baking.
With separate ovens, you can cook sweet and savoury dishes without tainting either with the cooking aroma of the other; it’s perfect for people who like to entertain at home. Then add multi-zone cooking surfaces, triple-ring wok burners and a whole host of all-singing, all-dancing features and you have something that will rise to every occasion.
With a huge selection of range cookers on offer that boast an enormous combination of features, you’re bound to be able to find your ideal cooking partner.
Range cookers, with their stylish looks and huge range of features, make your kitchen the heart of the home. Whether you’re looking for a traditional cooker to compliment your older home or a fully-featured modern range that does everything you could ever want in the kitchen and more, choosing a range will be an investment that you’ll never regret.
An article by Nathan Griffiths, a prolific writer of many internet based articles.