Choosing appliances

Once you’ve chosen your new kitchen you might then be wondering how do I choose the right kitchen appliances?, so we will start off with Ovens.

Single or double?

OK, so we have single ovens and double ovens, free standing ovens and built in ovens! where do you begin?


Do you want a freestanding cooker or a built-in oven? Freestanding range cookers can be used to make a statement with a professional stainless steel finish or colourful enamelled design and you can choose from a single or double oven model with warming drawer and hob in a fuel of your choice. The latest models offer an induction top teamed with gas or electric oven below.

Range cookers come in 90cm, 100cm or 110cm widths and are perfect for larger kitchens and great for roasts and slow cooking. If you kitchen needs a smaller size there are plenty of compact slot-in cookers available in a 60cm width.

For a more streamlined look, a built-in oven can be integrated at eye level, which is kinder on the back, or installed below the worktop as a built-under model. Built-in ovens tend to offer the very latest technology, making them the ideal choice for keen cooks and those who enjoy entertaining.

Whether you prefer a single or double oven, look for automatic programmes that take the guesswork out of cooking by suggesting the time, temperature and oven shelf for your dish; memory functions so you can cook your favourites at the touch of a button and Pyrolytic self-cleaning, which burns fat and grease at 500˚C, leaving a fine ash to simply wipe away,  Some ovens are supplied with catalytic stay clean liners which make the oven self-cleaning at higher temperatures.

One thing to remember is to always check the cooking capacity. Single and double ovens have the same dimensions on the outside but the internal capacity will vary and the bigger, the better.

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