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3 essential questions before deciding on a range style cooker or built-in ovens

15TH JULY 2011
Sigma range cooker in Velvet Red

Not sure how to choose between a range style cooker and built-in ovens for your new kitchen? There are three questions you should answer before you make your decision.

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1. When you are dreaming about your new kitchen, do you think about the look of the kitchen cabinets or your appliances first?

If you think this is an odd question, consider this: Many people choosing a range style cooker will build the kitchen around the cooker. When they imagine their kitchen, they will see the range cooker take proud centre stage in their new kitchen. If you think about your range cooker first, make sure you get a range cooker for your kitchen. If you are thinking about your kitchen first, consider the next two questions before making your decision.

2. Are you looking for a touch of colour in your kitchen?

Built-in ovens are usually stainless steel or black (and white is making a comeback). With range style cookers, however, there are endless possibilities. In addition to stainless steel and black, cream is quite a popular colour. All Sigma, Dynasty and Classic range cookers are available in cream. Moreover, the Sigma Editions range includes Velvet Red and Vanilla Matt. These colours are available on the 100cm Sigma range cooker with 6 burners or with 4 burners and a Chef Top. But if you want something different, why not have a look at Colourange? This bespoke colour-matching service means that Britannia can custom-finish your cooker in any colour!

3. Do you mind bending down when taking something out of the oven?

The ovens of a range style cooker are, of course, built-under. If you don’t like bending down, consider having built-in ovens at eye level. However, if you are keen on having a range cooker, but don’t like bending down too much, then maybe you should not go for a model with a separate grill compartment (as this means that the main oven is relatively low – it’s below the grill compartment). Telescopic shelves can help out, too. These shelves provide a convenient and safe option to lift your dishes from the shelves - even when they are fully extended.

If you can’t make up your mind, then have a look at these little known ways to have the best of both worlds.

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