Choosing a new range is a big task. It should fit your kitchen, both in function and style. And lucky for you, you don’t have to buy another one for many years, so pick the best one that suits your needs and budget.
There are a lot of looks and cooking styles to consider when choosing a range. So how to know the perfect one that is right for you? Here are the following tips to look up to:
When it comes to the fuel type, most people choose what they are most comfortable cooking with and what they are most used to. Electric ranges are the most affordable and least intimidating if you are not familiar and comfortable in the kitchen. Gas is more precise, and a professional range is more popular on the look. Induction is the safest, most efficient, and powerful type but can also be very expensive.
What matters most is that performance is more important than appearance. So be sure you do your research first before purchasing a new one.
As you do your research, you may come across different classifications, such as slide-in ranges and free-standing ranges. Technically, slide-in types have unfinished sides and need to have a slot into a cut on your cabinetry because the top is wider enough than the natural size, which gives its built-in look. A normal free-standing style range has a backsplash, finished sides, and open sit.
Additionally, slide-in ranges have front controls and have a more professional look, while a free-standing range has a backsplash, where the control panels are mounted.
When it comes to performance, there is no difference when it comes to range finishes. Stainless steel requires more upkeep than traditional white or black type. And the latest trendy look and features like fingerprint-resistant and the black stainless look can offer the best of both worlds.
Digging into the functionality of your new range, you will come across several features, including:
- Convection – Uses a fan to circulate the hot air within the oven. It eliminates cold spots, preheats, and cooks faster than standard ovens. It also has an additional element wrapped around the fan to enhance the convection cooking process.
- Warming Drawers – Designed to keep prepared food warm for a longer time, warming drawers replace storage drawers in the free-standing and slide-in ranges. In some brands and models, warming drawers can also cook food at low temperatures.
- Specialized Burners and Elements – Specialized ranges have 5, 6, or more burners that let you cook more items at one time. Grill and griddle tops allow you to cook directly on the cooking surface, while warming elements provide you dedicated space to place your food before it is ready to serve.
And when your range, especially if it is a Wolf brand, malfunctions, let our professionals handle the job! Aside from Wolf range, we are also efficient in repairing Wolf oven, Wolf cooktop, and Wolf stove.
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