Nowadays, a stove is not just a stove. There is a large selection of combination stoves, stoves, and separate ovens. They can be heated with electricity or with gas and have a whole herd with different features. In connection with the building of a new kitchen, it is wise at an early stage to consider the type of food that will apply in the new kitchen.
Combined stove and oven
The combined stove and oven is a popular and convenient choice in many homes. It is practical for several reasons. Most combination stoves are reasonably priced and have a standard size. This generally makes them easy to replace if needed. The installation of the combination stoves is also often a simple thing. It is not uncommon for them to come with plugs.
The disadvantage of the combined stoves and ovens is that it easily collects food debris and other less pleasant things in the joints between kitchen decor and stove. If the plates break, the whole combination also needs to be replaced, not just the hob.
In addition, the oven is at a low altitude, making it a safety hazard for children and pets. However, the risk has been significantly reduced in recent years as the demands on the surface temperature that may be on the glass for the oven are strict.
Cooker and separate oven
This variant is the most popular when the kitchen is renovated and rebuilt. A great advantage of having a separate hob and oven is that the oven can be placed at working height. It can be built into a tall cabinet and thus come up a bit from the floor. It is not only an ergonomically smart solution but also a safe solution for anyone with children or animals in the house. There are a variety of variants of cookers and ovens, and they come in all sizes of comfort.
The hob can be fitted with cast iron plates or a glass-ceramic hob. The cooker needs to be installed in a worktop, and the separate oven is often built into a cabinet. If you choose a hob and a separate oven of odd dimensions, it can be a little tricky to replace them if they break.
An induction hob is almost as fast in terms of heat management as a gas stove. The great advantage of the hob is that it only warms pans, and is not warm if a hand is placed on it. In other words, it is a very child-friendly alternative. However, for those switching from a conventional hob, the step can be big. In addition to the induction hobs being often quite expensive, at least part of the pan collection often needs to be replaced. The hob only generates heat for certain types of pots and pans.
The food lovers’ favorite is the gas stove. It is considered superb in terms of heat management. For those who often get a power outage in their home, the gas stove is also something to consider. The gas stove can be purchased in the form of only hob, but also with an oven. They can be as simple as a regular free-standing oven with stove or can be pure professional stoves with a variety of functions. The disadvantage of gas stoves is the separate installation with gas tubes that need to stand in a safe place.
Enamelled cast iron stoves
The enameled cast iron ovens can be seen as the kitchen Rolls Royce. They really believe in the kitchen and demand their place. They also require their wallet, because they are expensive to buy. But they last a lifetime and can be part of the heating system of a house, so they are worth every penny for whoever can pay them.