The Best Built In Ovens of 2012
Examining the Different Types of Built In
By Phillip Adams-Wright
Used for baking or preparing meals and snacks, ovens have an important place in
your kitchen. Although you may have accepted the existing oven when you moved into your home, when it comes time
for replacement you'll soon find out that the selection is vast. There are various types and sizes of ovens, as
well as different configurations that allow the perfect oven to fit easily into your kitchen. Discover the
differences and have the tools to choose the very best model for your home.
and Built In
These styles are
designed to fit seamlessly into your kitchen, with cabinets and counters helping to integrate the oven
completely. There may or may not be a range top on a built in or built over oven, depending on how the appliance
has been installed. The biggest advantage to these styles is the clean
Built under ovens
have cabinets on each side and underneath the oven, while built ins are sitting on the floor with cabinets on
either side. Some past owners of these types have steered clear when replacing, since to repair or replace a
built in or over model is very labour intensive.
Electric and Gas
Fuelled by two
different things, both electric and gas ovens are available in freestanding or integrated models. Electric ovens
are the most affordable and commonly seen type, while the popularity of gas ovens is growing thanks to the
rising cost and environmental impact of using electricity.
ovens have seen recent innovations that make them easier and safer to use. Odours have
been added to the fuel in gas ovens making it simpler to detect a leak.
Single and Double
Most homes will
come with a single oven, whether it is built in, built under or freestanding. The benefit of a single style is
the overall capacity, the ability to fit into any kitchen layout and the cost. If, however, you have a large
family or do a fair bit of entertaining, double ovens can be a time saver.
With two ovens
either side by side or one on top of the other, double ovens offer the ability to cook two dishes at different
temperatures simultaneously. High-end models come with separate timers on each oven and this style is available
equipped with a range or not.
style and design of ovens is best for your kitchen will take some time. Don't rush the purchase of this
important household appliance and think about how you use your oven on a daily basis. That will guide you
towards a certain style, while the layout of your kitchen generally dictates the
As well as built in ovens for your home there are also cooker hoods that can not
only extract the smoke and steam but can look attractive too.
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