Selecting a multipurpose cooking range for your home? With a wide range of options available, we understand this can be very confusing for many people. As an expert in the field of cooking range appliance repair we understand the long term implications of selecting one option over the other and have put together a short buying guide for you. We provide best appliance parts in Oklahoma city. We also provide appliance repair in Edmond OK. This article will discuss in detail the features and different options of most popular cooking ranges available in market today.
Domestic cooking range are multipurpose cooking appliances and come in either electrical or gas models. The sizes generally range from 20 inches to 48 inches in width. Both electrical and gas cooking range have a surface area with heating elements on the top, which is used to cook food. The oven is used for baking and broiling of the food. All cooking ranges come in a variety of color options and attached with different features.
Freestanding Cooking Appliances
Freestanding cooking appliance range is generally placed between 2 cabinets or at the end of a cabinet line with controls available on the rear console or across the front. Usually it has at least 4 burners. Most common sizes available are 20 inches, 24 inches, 30 inches, 36 inches, 40 inches and 48 inches width size. It is available in both electric and gas options. This cooking appliance range comes with gas burners and gas ovens, or electric heating with electric ovens and a glass top concealed with electric elements. Freestanding cooking appliance range is also available in a combination of electric and gas cooking option.
The oven come with 3 cleaning options i.e. self cleaning, manual cleaning and continuous cleaning. Pyrolytic self cleaning system uses high heat in a 1 to 3 hour cycle to decompose food, soil and grease. This cleanses the ovens walls, racks and the door, except for a small area outside the door gasket. Catalytic continuous cleaning uses porous coating on the oven walls to absorb and disperse the soil. This happens during baking and ends up making the oven presentably clean. However the doors and racks have to be manually cleaned. Many manufacturers of continuous cleaning freestanding cooking range, recommend these ovens to be occasionally cleaned at 500 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures.
Slide In Cooking Appliance Ranges and Drop-In Cooking Appliance Ranges
Slide In Cooking range and Drop In Cooking range are excellent choices for island or peninsula shaped counters. Drop in range hangs from a countertop or is placed on a low cabinet base, whereas slide in cooking range is placed on the floor. They have in-built gas burners, standard electric heating elements, and a glass cook top concealed with electric elements. The oven and cook top controls are generally located across the front and some models also have cook top controls along the side. While the Slide in appliance range is most commonly available in 30 inch width, the drop in appliance range is available in both 27 and 30 inch width sizes.
Built-In Cook tops Cooking Appliances
Built-in cook tops are placed into a countertop. They include gas burners, standard electric heating elements and a glass cook top with concealed electric elements underneath. This range of cooking appliance also comes with special additional plug-in cooking accessories. The controls can be modular or in front or at side of the cook top. You can choose from a wide range of sizes in between 15 to 48 inches of width.
Built-In Ovens Cooking Appliances
Built in ovens commonly come as a single oven unit, however two oven option is also available in the market. The second oven can be a conventional oven, a microwave oven, or a combination of both. Microwave ovens have either solid-state microcomputer or electromechanical controls. There are 3 types of cleaning systems options available in Built in ovens i.e. self-cleaning, continuous cleaning and standard manual cleaning. Two oven model can come with 2 different cleaning systems. Width sizes available are 24 inch, 27 inch, and 30 inch. Height will vary depending upon whether the oven is a single or double oven unit.