During a home renovation or unfortunate appliance failure, homeowners may need to replace their range completely. While the color and finish might seem to be the most important considerations, other critical decisions must be made before the range is purchased. In addition to the following points, it is important to ensure that the new range is compatible with the power outlet that it will be connected to and that the total space of the oven (in cubic feet) is sufficient for cooking for the family.
Smooth or Coiled Stove Top?
While many people opt for the easy-to-clean smooth stovetop, there are many benefits to having a coiled top. Coiled elements can be used with any cookware that is designed for stove use. Smooth tops are not ideal for those who cook with cast iron or other heavy-weight cookware, as they could damage the surface. However, smooth tops are known for heating pots and pan more evenly. Coil top stoves also tend to be cheaper, and elements are easier to access.
Measuring the Counter Spacing
Typically, these appliances are surrounded on both sides by countertops. Most standard-sized ranges and typical counter spacing for them are 30 inches in width. Some ranges might be too big, as they may be designed for larger families. If a homeowner purchases a range without measuring the space where it will be placed, they could wind up with a range that is too large and will not fit inside the home.
Orchestrating Appliance Delivery & Removal
Buying a new range involves many careful considerations to enjoy an easy, pleasant transaction and installation. Shortly before the appliance is delivered, the old appliance will need to be removed. It is a great idea to schedule removal at least 24 hours before the delivery of the new range. Anis typically able to schedule appointments with homeowners to make the removal process quick and easy.