Francoise Joi Kitchen Appliances, 2017-12-06 12:23:21. What's your cooking style? If you do lots of stir-frying or heat large quantities of food, you'll want at least one high-heat element or burner, as mentioned above. Many ranges include a wok ring, which sits on top of the burner grate to hold a wok. If you simmer lots of sauces, you'll want a "simmer burner," which cooks at a low temp. Check with the manufacturer on these; "a simmer technically is 190 degrees," Franke says, and some low-heat burners are really warming burners because they maintain a 150-degree temperature, which is fine for keeping a dinner warm but not for simmering your gravy.
Cherise Lefevre Kitchen Appliances, 2017-12-02 08:12:12. How meticulous are you about wiping up after spills? Electric smoothtop ranges need to be cleaned carefully after every use or you can get a residue buildup on top, Franke says. Smoothtops also require a special cleaner. If you're not the constantly cleaning type you may want to consider electric coils, which are inexpensive and easy to replace, or a gas cooktop with sealed burners so spills can't leak down underneath.
Cherise Lefevre Kitchen Appliances, 2017-12-02 08:12:22. How much do you really use your oven? Very few people are really going to use an oven to complete capacity, Franke says, so those extra cubic feet might not be that important. Some ovens have racks that divide so you can cook a standing rib roast and then put in a half rack for your biscuits or sweet potatoes.
Francoise Joi Kitchen Appliances, 2017-12-02 08:12:14. While I don't cook very often, one of my favorite items to leave out on my counter is a beautiful teak cutting board. In fact, when I need a cutting board for dinner prep, I tend to grab a not-as-pretty, but easy-to-clean board and keep the teak board out mostly for decoration.
Francoise Joi Kitchen Appliances, 2017-12-02 08:12:29. Is your kitchen currently plumbed for gas or electric? As much as you may long for the real flames of gas burners, it can be very expensive to run a gas line to your kitchen if there’s not one there already, depending on the distance, BTUs needed, etc. Generally, your best bet is to go with whatever type appliance your kitchen is already set to handle.
Orlina Metais Kitchen Appliances, 2017-12-02 08:12:19. Another overlooked fact: consider your home's resale value. If you're going to the expense of including high-end grills, surfaces and appliances outside, don't neglect complementary features such as sinks or dishwashers, task lighting (if only for safety) and dimmers, ceiling fans and awnings to keep the sun and heat at bay. And don't forget to include comfortable seating.
Huette Monin Kitchen Appliances, 2017-12-02 08:12:17. Another beautiful, somewhat universal choice for a sleek kitchen counter setup is a great knife block. Sharp knives are a chef's most important tool (from what I hear!), so a chic block is a necessity if you want to add some glam to your countertop.
Cherise Lefevre Kitchen Appliances, 2017-12-02 08:12:27. The cooktops provide a number of benefits, Fisher Knott notes. Foremost is safety, especially in homes with children, since there is no heat on the cooking surface, only in the pan. Energy consumption can be cut by 10 percent to 20 percent by using an induction cooktop rather than a more conventional type of stove, again since only the pan is heated, according to a study by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.
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