Finding the best range, oven or cooktop for you.
There are so many cooking options available for your kitchen these days that it can be hard to know what’s right for you. You might want to stick with the classic stove or range, which combines a cooktop and oven, or you might want to split up the two and place a cooktop conveniently on an island while putting your ovens in the wall for easy access. Remember, wherever you put the stovetop, you will need a form of ventilation over it, such as an island range hood or an over-the-range microwave.
Separating your oven(s) from your cooktop allows you to mix and match fuel types and spread out the foot traffic in your kitchen. But even if you’re limited to looking for an all-in-one range, you can still mix and match fuel sources with a freestanding dual-fuel range.
Different cooktop and oven designs offer unique perks. For instance, many people love the instant response time of a gas stovetop. However, if you’re concerned about hot burners, you might prefer an induction cooktop. Induction burners use electromagnetic energy to heat induction-compatible cookware without actually heating the burners themselves.
Bringing your new kitchen stove home.
Deciding between a gas or electric stove – or picking an induction cooktop – relies partly on what is easiest to install in your kitchen. If you don’t have a stove gas line hookup and you don’t want to install one, you will definitely want to choose an electric appliance. If you are narrowing your search to electric ranges, you should pay attention to voltage requirements. You don’t want to buy a 240-volt electric stove if you only have 120-volt outlet available.
Additionally, you should measure not only the space available for your new appliance but also the doorways through which you will have to move it. After all, you need to ensure you can get it inside.
Range and oven installation and conversion kits will be necessary if you are installing your new appliance yourself. But don’t hesitate to reach out for help. You want to be sure everything is hooked up and supported properly. In addition to hauling away and recycling old appliances, Best Buy can help you professionally install a new kitchen stove, stovetop or wall oven. Before you know it, you’ll be cooking the first meal with your shiny new appliance.