Pros and Cons: Range vs. Cooktop/Oven

Freestanding Range vs Cooktop and Oven

Kitchen Debate: Purchase a Range or a Cooktop and Oven

When building a home or re-designing a kitchen, homeowners can be faced with the choice of installing a single kitchen range vs. a cooktop and a separate wall oven. Here are a few considerations:

Advantages and disadvantages of a kitchen range

Freestanding-Range

This is a simple decision. Choose the range and you've purchased two appliances at once. No worries about locating two separate appliances, choosing among various dimensions eg, 30″ vs 36″, or running gas and/or electric lines to separate locations.

On the other hand, you'll be locking yourself into 2 separate appliances in a single space which may be inconvenient. You could find yourself needing to cook on the range surface while standing in front of a hot oven. Some people find that repeatedly bending over to access the oven is uncomfortable.

Advantages and disadvantages of a separate cooktop and oven

One big advantage is that by purchasing the cooktop and oven separately, you can get exactly the features you want in each appliance. Also, separate appliance purchases may sometimes result in different brands sizes and fuel types of cooktops and ovens. By having a wall oven installed at eye level, it can be operated and accessed without bending over.

Oven-Cooktop

In most instances, separate cooktops and wall ovens will cost more than a comparable freestanding range. Having remodeled kitchens in two different homes in the last 5 years, we've chosen both configurations. We love our current double oven range with radiant top. However, the separate gas cooking surface and combination wall oven/microwave probably edges out the freestanding range. Viva la difference!

For the best advice on appliance locations and options work with your builder and designer, and of course make sure to schedule an appointment with an appliance professional at Arizona Wholesale Supply for the best choices.


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Frigidaire/Electrolux At IBS/KBIS 2015

Design and Construction Week

What’s New at KBIS 2015? Look at Frigidaire and Electrolux

At this year’s Kitchen and Bath International Show (KBIS), Electrolux arguably had the largest exhibit, perhaps not in terms of appliances (it was sparsely populated), but certainly in terms of square footage. Their product lineup covered the entire range of Electrolux appliances from the mass brand Frigidaire all the way through the high-end European Luxury Brand Molteni.

Frigidaire Gallery New Double Oven Range

Frigidaire Double Oven Range

Frigidaire Gallery 30” Freestanding Electric Double Oven Symmetry™ Range

SYMMETRY™ DOUBLE OVENS

Two large equally-sized ovens provide the ultimate flexibility – you can cook two different dishes at different temperatures at the same time. Each oven is big enough to cook a 28-lb turkey.

LARGEST RANGE CAPACITY WITH SECOND OVEN

Cook a large meal effortlessly with our double oven range, offering the largest cooking capacity available so you can cook two meals, at different temperatures, at once.

SMUDGE-PROOF™ STAINLESS STEEL

Resists fingerprints and is easy to clean.

Electrolux New Slide In Range

Electrolux Slide-In Range

If you prefer a single oven range, and would like something a bit more upscale, the Electrolux Front-Controlled Range could work for you. Like other new slide-in range models, this Electrolux range can also be used in lieu of a freestanding model. So, you get the look and front controls of a slide-in range, with finished side, top, back trim, etc. that allow this to work for freestanding applications. This model will also have a gas version, and both models are loaded with deluxe features.

New Compact Washer Dryer

The new Electrolux compact washer and dryer combo proves that building a washer dryer pair to fit under a standard height counter and in a standard 24″ width can be done without sacrificing quality or even that much capacity. Electrolux has clearly transferred its technology and manufacturing saavy from Europe, where undercounter appliances are commonplace, to the U.S. market. But at 180 pounds each, don’t mistake these small appliances for the cheaply-built imports you might expect to find at the big box or home improvement stores. Not only is this pair right-sized for small spaces, the dryer has a water condenser tray and doesn’t require external venting.

 

For more information on the new products from Frigidaire and Electrolux call or visit the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply.


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