Replacing the cooker in your kitchen can be a stressful experience. You want an appliance that will function well, offer the features you are used to working with and be reliable for day-to-day use. Shopping for cookers can be intimidating and the selection on the market is vast.
Decide What You Need First
Think about the meals that you cook and the amount of food that you typically prepare a one time. If you enjoy entertaining and are often preparing a large meal, you may want to invest in a cooker that has the capacity to cook multiple dishes at the same time. Also, if you are a precise chef that often prepares fish and other heat sensitive foods, a gas cooker may be the best option allowing you to control and adjust the heat with precision.
Get the Right Size
Measure the width you have for cooker installation. If you are replacing an existing model it will be easiest to purchase the same size, but during a kitchen renovation you can adjust or alter the counter and cabinets as necessary and include your dream model.
Taking accurate measurements will eliminate surprises when you bring the appliance home. Often the retailer can have the cooker delivered to you. If you wait until then to see whether the spacing is adequate, you’ll be dealing with a very large box out in your living space until you have the space adjusted to fit.
Hot Plate Burners
Standard cookers include 4 hot plate burners, while more high-end models can offer up to 8 burners. This added space allows you to be preparing various elements of your meal at once, saving time and helping you get supper on the table fast. Depending on whether you choose electric, gas or duel fuel cookers, the look, size and shape of the hot plate burners can be different.
Cookers come in a wide selection of colours. Anything is available, from standard white or cream to modern stainless steel or black and a list of bright colours that can make a bold statement in your kitchen. Once you’ve found the size and type of cooker that fits in with your needs, have a look at the colours. Most models come in similar styles so don’t begin your shopping by looking at the finished look.
Moving into a new home or replacing an aging appliance will force you to shop for cookers. This essential appliance plays an important role in your home, so take the time to find exactly what you need and look forward to years of tasty meals.
Going online to look at the gas cookers or electric cookers is so much easier and less stressful as you can take yout time, read reviews and have the appliance delivered and even fitted.