Range cookers have become all the rage over the years, as more and more people decide to fit them in their kitchens. They can be ideal for those that do a lot of cooking, and if you have a large family they can help you to get everyone’s meal on the table at the same time. No matter what your reason for buying a range cooker is, ensure you don’t make a mistake when buying by looking out for these common errors:
1) Not measuring your kitchen
Range cookers are bigger than ‘normal’ cookers. This much is obvious from the outset. However, some people underestimate just how much bigger they can be, which is why it’s vital that you measure up your kitchen before buying to make sure your new cooker will fit. Not only will you need to measure the width of your range cooker, but the depth is also important to stop it from sticking out like a sore thumb in your kitchen.
2) Buying a cooker that doesn’t match your colour scheme
While you might adore that red range cooker, if your kitchen’s colour scheme is green it won’t match at all. This could mean you end up having to pay extra to get your kitchen repainted, so it can be better to choose one that will fit in nicely.
3) Not doing your research
Buying a range cooker can be quite an investment, as they can last for years to come. It’s important that you select a cooker that is known to offer good durability though, as well as being cost-effective to run. Ask your dealer about the cooker as well as looking online to carry out some of your own research.
4) Underestimating your available space
If you buy a 90cm cooker when you could actually fit a 100cm cooker in your kitchen, you could regret this decision later on. You could get extra cooking space and a streamlined kitchen design with a larger cooker, so properly asses your options when buying.
5) Forgetting your cooking habits
At the end of the day, you’ll want a cooker that suits you. Your cooking habits should be the basis for your final decision regarding which range cooker you go for, so that them into account when browsing range cookers. If you grill a lot of food, choose a range cooker with a separate grill. If you cook a lot of Chinese food, go for one with a wok attachment.
Range cookers can be incredibly useful kitchen appliances, but it can be easy to make a few mistakes when buying them. Ensure you make the right decision by doing your research, properly measuring your kitchen and assessing your needs.
This article was written by Lauren Grice on behalf of Britannia Living, a supplier of premium kitchen appliances.
Originally posted 2013-02-06 13:02:50.