The latest in ovens, microwaves and cooktops

The latest in ovens, microwaves and cooktops
The latest in ovens, microwaves and cooktops
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When outfitting your kitchen, there are many different factors to consider when selecting an oven, microwave or cooktop.

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Ovens

Types:

Styles: 

Contemporary ovens are available in either freestanding or wall-mounted styles. Both styles are popular, depending on the size and style of your kitchen. Freestanding models generally combine the cooktop and oven, whereas the wall-mounted ovens are placed independently.

Sizes: 
The most common sized ovens are 600 millimetres and 900 millimetres, although Fisher & Paykel’s Titan range features an oven with a width of 757 millimetres.

Design: 
Stainless steel is still the most popular choice, with black following closely behind. Leading the charge in contemporary design, Chef has introduced a range of coloured ovens designed to complement any colour scheme.

Special Features: 

 

Microwaves

Types:
Microwave ovens are now more versatile and reliable than ever; they come in a range of styles and sizes and offer users an array of features. No longer used solely for re-heating leftovers, modern microwaves will defrost food fast and evenly, and with the new range of pre-programs available, it is possible to cook an entire meal with just the touch of a button.

Style and Design:
Microwaves are now available with a pull-down door. Breaking free from the traditional white exterior, many models are now available in a stainless-steel finish.

Special Features: 
Combi ovens feature both microwave and electricity. Models such as the Kleenmaid microwave feature a traditional microwave and a separate grill function. The Kleenmaid microwave also features a door ventilation system to prevent the build-up of steam. Another innovation in microwave cooking is sensor cooking. The Samsung Sensor microwave senses the amount of steam being produced in the oven and automatically adjusts the cooking time for perfect results.

 

Cooktops

Types:

Design:
Cooktops come in a huge variety of styles and designs. Electric and induction cooktops are available in flush-to-benchtop styles. Smeg has just released its One-Piece Benchtop, which features fully integrated gas cooktops and sinks. These pieces are one long run of seamless stainless steel housing a five gas burner and your choice of either a single or double sink as well as additional features such as drop-in storage containers, a chopping board and knife holders.

Special Features:
Cooktops now offer special features such as wok burners or fish kettles. They are also treated in stain-resistant finishes to prevent spills from burning into the surface of the cooktop.

 

Tips for buying the right cooking appliance for you 

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