When it comes to a kitchen remodel there are lots of amazing options out there, especially when it comes to ranges. Do you go off the wall with colour? Do you roll out the red carpet with a six-burner range? Do you see double and put in two wall ovens? The options are endless, but the good news is…there is no wrong choice.
The best way to decide if a wall oven or regular range is right for your family is by examining the pros and cons of each and seeing which one fits your family best.
Wall Ovens with Separate Cooktop
Flexibility: The combination gives you lots of flexibility and frees up workstations. With a range over on the wall, and a cooktop in a friendly conversation island you can multitask and divvy up tasks into each workstation. You are also free to pick a gas cooktop and electric range without the hefty price tag of a dual fuel regular range.
Another flexible option is the design choices. A seamless induction cooktop can blend right into your counter, as can a cleverly disguised wall oven.
Height: The higher placement on the wall means wall ovens are less backbreaking and can make loading a large turkey or crock pot in and out much easier.
Cost: It will cost more for sure. Not because you are now buying two appliances and not a two in one, but because of all the extra electrical, gas, and cabinetry work that may be required for the installation. If a full kitchen remodel is out of the budget and there isn’t an existing separate wall oven and cooktop, this can be a costly choice.
Selection: There are AMAZING choices these days for full ranges. With a wide selection of colours, features, and styles to choose from there is a regular range to fit any families’ needs.
Price: While you can easily blow the bank on a top of the line superstar range, there is really a wide amount of value-priced ranges well suited to the needs of today’s busy families.
Less flexible: Because it’s one unit, you are less flexible in your placement in the kitchen. It also means that if you really love and need six burners you are also going to be stuck with the bigger oven (which is something you may not want), or vice versa – you want the extra oven space but could really only use a double-burner induction cooktop.
With your pros and cons list written down, you are now able to make an enlightened choice. For more tips on how to select the right range, visit our blog section on the BrandSource website.
Isabelle, Your Appliance Expert