Selecting the right kitchen appliances is a huge component of any kitchen remodeling project. After all, the main purpose of a kitchen is to cook. Even if your kitchen remodeling project’s main priority is to update your kitchen for a modern look, you’ll still want to update your appliances. You’ll be surprised at how efficient and productive new kitchen appliances can be, in addition to looking stylish.
Have a chat with your kitchen designer to see how you can select a range of kitchen appliances from all of your options so that your kitchen is both stylish and functional.
Cooktops come in a variety of styles including gas, electric and induction. Induction is the best way to minimize heat loss, while also bringing a pot to boil incredibly quickly. Stainless steel cookware will work best with induction heating, and you’ll want to make sure that your pots and pants don’t have any dents, as that can undermine the heat efficiency of induction heating.
Another type of cooktop is gas burners. Gas burning kitchen appliance options will allow you to quickly turn the heat up or down with a very high level of control. However, a gas burner will typically take longer than an electric burner to heat a pot of water.
Electric cooktops are a great kitchen appliance option. Electric coils are able to heat quickly and thoroughly for an all-over heat. However, cleaning those coils can be quite a hassle if you’re a messy cooker. If you prefer a quick and painless cleanup, go for the induction heated tops.
If you’re out looking at different kitchen appliance options for your cooktops, be sure to ask the sales associate about the BTU for each one. BTU stands for British Thermal Units and the best cooktops should be 9,000 BTUs and up.
When looking at your kitchen appliance options, you definitely won’t want to overlook an oven. Ovens come mainly in convection and conventional style heating. Convection ovens use a fan to push hot air into the oven. This allows your food to cook more evenly—even if you’re using both the top and bottom rack.
Conventional ovens don’t have a fan, which means that food may cook unevenly if you are using both racks. However, people have been using conventional ovens for years. It’s really up to you to decide if you prefer the modern or more traditional choice. Both conventional and convection ovens can be hooked up with either electric or gas power.
Kitchen Range Hoods
You won’t want to forget range hoods when considering your kitchen appliance options for your upcoming kitchen redesign. Range hoods are incredibly functional and help you to reduce moisture and cooking smells from your kitchen. If you’re a novice cook, you’ll definitely want a range hood, as it will protect your kitchen from the ghastly smells of burnt food. Even expert chefs demand range hoods—they’re stylish, functional and completely utilitarian.
Under the cabinet range mounts can fit into your cabinet work. Talk with your kitchen designer and contractor to see if an under the cabinet range hood would work best with your custom cabinetry.
Wall mounted cabinet range mounts often have a decorative chimney and can add a real touch of style to any kitchen.
Finally, island range mounts can sit above an island in your kitchen. If you plan on having your stove top on an island, this one is for you.
Which kitchen appliance options are for you? Let the experts at Capitol Design help find the right kitchen appliances for your kitch.