Five Factors to Consider When Buying a New Range

If you’re remodeling your kitchen or just looking for a new range, you’ll want to know the different types available to you and what would work best for your needs. A range is a great option that combines a cooktop and oven into one appliance. Ranges allow you to bake, boil, broil, or roast your food and are available in a variety of options.

An entry level range can start at about $350, but higher end models with convection heating and a stainless dual-fuel range can set you back about $2,000.

A standard residential range is 30 inches wide, but more expensive models can go up to 36 inches and beyond. A typical oven compartment is five cubic feet whereas a wall oven’s is only three cubic feet.

Homeowners usually choose a gas or electric range based on the hook-ups available in their kitchens. Electric ranges are more affordable so unless they only have gas hook-ups, most homeowners choose an electric range. Dual-fuel ranges provide the best of both worlds, offering the consistency and precision of electric paired with the speed and power of gas.

Self-cleaning ranges are a bit more expensive, but many homeowners are happy to pay about $300 more for an oven that cleans itself. For those who don’t use their oven very often and don’t mind getting down and dirty, a manual version is still a great choice.

If you’re looking to save money you can go with electric coil burners, although they are notoriously difficult to clean. The next step up is the glass-top electric model which is easy to clean. If you can afford a higher end option you might want to try induction burners which heat up fast, are easy to clean, and are energy efficient.

Hoersh Home Appliances has several varieties of ranges available at our store in Appleton, WI. Give us a call today at 920-733-4406 to learn more.

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