Gas ranges are starting to become commonplace in many homes. Its efficiency, ease of cleaning, and industrial style are in high demand for homeowners looking to combine their love of cooking with their passion for a functional kitchen. Whether you’re a master chef or a chef in training, a gas range can serve up a ton of cooking advantages.
ALL THE CONTROL
When you use a gas range, you’ll notice just how in control you are. From adjusting the temperature to spending less time waiting for a pot of water to boil, gas cooktops allow you to master the art of cooking at the touch of a knob. Temperatures are also highly responsive to the slightest adjustments.
A QUICKER COOK
One of the benefits professional chefs enjoy with gas cook ranges is the ability to prepare more dishes in a shorter amount of time. With decreased cook times due to the quick heating source underneath, people who have experienced cooking with gas hardly ever go back to alternative methods.
EVEN HEAT DISTRIBUTION
Thanks to their central location, the flames on a gas cook top allow for even heat distribution throughout the entire pot or pan. This reduces the risk of scorching select spots on the cookware and the food contained within. It also prevents cooler spots from interfering with the way the ingredients cook up. When dealing with more complex recipes, even heat distribution plays a vital role in the dish’s success.
GAS RANGES DON’T STOP DURING POWER OUTAGES
Unlike electric stovetops, gas stovetops are able to function during power outages. This can be especially important if the power cuts out during a particularly chilly day. Safely monitored, this much-loved cooking appliance can double as a heat source and give you and your family members a little reprieve from the cooler room temperature.
EASY TO CLEAN
A gas stove top is usually much easier to clean than its counterparts. However, proper kitchen ventilation is key in helping to keep not only the range clean, but the rest of the kitchen as well. The greasy smoke and food-stained odors that accompany a big meal can be easily combated with a properly installed hood. A range hood will also reduce gunky build-up from accumulating on the stove and other kitchen appliances.
If you’ve made the switch to a gas range or have always had one, you may want to consider installing a hood or upgrading your current one. Check out our website for some insight into the different types of hoods available on our store.
Choosing Kitchen Ventilation
When you’re remodeling your kitchen, one of the most important kitchen appliances to consider in your new design is the ventilation hood. Today’s range hoods are focal points, and the type you choose should be in keeping with the decor you’re after throughout your kitchen.
From your floor plan to your cooking needs, there are a lot of factors to consider when choosing the ventilation system that will give you a clean, safe and stylish kitchen. Here are some of the advantages of each type of hood.
Types of ventilation systems:
Many of today’s kitchens are wide open. They offer you a chance to do most of your cooking on the island, with kitchen appliances such as stoves and ovens on one side, and bar stools for family members on the other. Island range hoods are mounted to the roof and drop down above your range to give you great air flow and a lovely focal point for your main floor.
Also commonly found on islands and used so homeowners can keep a clear view of the lake or mountains, downdraft vents pop up and retract at the click of a button. Downdraft hoods use duct work that’s underground rather than above to draw down the air above your simmering pots and pans.
Over the range microwave hoods
These range hoods were designed to give you optimum space efficiency in your kitchen. Microwave hoods combine your vent hood, your lights and your microwave all in one, giving you more counter space. Since these hoods have a little less power to draw air and don’t usually stretch over the front burners, they’re best for occasional cooks who don’t often need all four burners.
If you’ve got a gorgeous backsplash and enough cupboard space to sacrifice your spice racks, a chimney hood is a great way to add character and show off your kitchen’s decor. As a wall-mounted range hood, your ceiling needs to be a certain height for a chimney hood.