Natural Gas Ranges
Choosing a new natural gas range can be exciting.
After all they’re not only efficient and hard working they can make a
beautiful impression in your kitchen depending on the model and style
you opt for. Deciding what size, what model and which features you want
takes some forethought. Ask yourself these questions:
- Where will the range be
placed? Measure carefully to be sure there is room for the model you
- How do you use your current
stove and oven? What part of the range do you use the most, the top
burners, oven or broiler?
- How many burners do you
- Do you need more than one
oven? Two ovens can be convenient if you often bake different foods and
require two different temperatures.
- How many people cook on the
range at one time? This can help determine how wide you want the unit to
- Where will the natural gas
range be placed in the kitchen, check heights of overhead cabinets to be
sure they are within safe distance.
- What special features are
important to you? There are high-performance burners are better use with
a wok and for sautéing. Consider a programmable oven if you are often
working right up until meal time. Other optional features include
electronic clock and controls, storage compartments, coloured cooktop
burners and rust-resistant hardware.
- Is ease of cleaning
important? Choose sealed burners and a self-cleaning oven if you want to
minimize clean up time.
- Are the controls
comfortable for you on the models you are looking at? What fits one
person does not fit another. Look for a range that ‘feels’ like it fits
Before you buy compare warranties and extended service
plans to be sure you are well-protected.
Check on installation costs, service calls and costs
as well as any maintenance contracts that may be included or offered.