When it comes to buying a range, there is no doubt that there are many things to consider. Not only is a range a big purchase, but it is also a very important one, as you will be using it for years and years to come. So to start, when purchasing a new range, you must do your due diligence by doing as much research as possible, taking extensive notes, and then finally choosing what suits you and your family best!
Here are 7 features to take into consideration when purchasing a range.
1. The Warming Drawer
This is something that you might have overlooked, am I right? Well, to be fair, this is an aspect that many overlook, but one that you shouldn’t. This is a great feature for people who like entertaining with multiple courses. Or simply to keep your food warm while finishing cooking the rest of your meal or setting the table.
2. Dual-Fuel Cooking
Dual-fuel cooking, dual-fuel cooking, now say that ten times fast. The dual-fuel cooking feature on a range is important not to overlook. Not only does it offer a more precise temperature control, but it also offers consistent cooking, since it perfectly combines an electric oven and gas cooktop all in one.
3. Bridge Element
Often something that many people don’t think they need, but actually could be really useful, the bridge element on a range seems to come in quite handy. The bridge element joins 2 standard elements to make a bigger cooking area. This feature is perfect when using a griddle, it provides heat throughout, no cold spot in the middle.
4. Front Controls
An important feature to consider on a new range is front controls. Updating your range to a front control one can bring a sleeker and modern look to your kitchen but also offer functionality. The buttons are conveniently placed at the front for easy access, no more burns over that boiling water cooking pot.
5. Double Oven
For many, this is a luxury, but whoever said that a luxury was something you didn’t have to get? A double oven is actually one of the most effective ways for someone to cut down their cooking time. Perfect for hosting a crowd, appetizers warming up in one oven while dinner is being cooked in the other. Or a time saver for families, cooking dinner and baking dessert all at the same time. Luxury or not, say yes to double ovens next time you purchase a range.
6. Steam Cooking
When cooking, there are so many different ways to do it right that the best ways often get lost in the shuffle. And one of these often-overlooked ways is steam cooking. With a big trend on healthy eating, steam cooking is a very popular method to cook your meal as it retains most flavours, nutrients and vitamins. Also, steam helps keep the moisture in which makes food taste amazing without using extra oil or fat. Make sure to inquire about the steam function in your next range.
7. Temperature Probe
This device is a temperature sensor connected in the oven which will indicate the internal temperature of the meat. This eliminates the guesswork of figuring out if the dish is cooked or not. Your meat will be cooked to perfection and ensure that it is safe to eat as well.
Depending on your lifestyle and cooking habits, some of these features may be very interesting and worth checking out next time you are on the market for a new range.
Isabelle, Your Appliance Expert