New Home Kitchen Oven Styles
Types of Ovens to Choose from for your Raleigh New Home - How to Make the Decision
With endless kitchen oven options - single wall, double wall, gas range, electric range, double range, convection - you probably need some help choosing the right one.
Here are answers to some of the most important questions you should ask before choosing an oven for your custom home kitchen - learn what oven best suits your needs, while adding aesthetic appeal to your favorite kitchen layout.
Wall Ovens - Double or Single
What is a wall oven?
A wall oven is separated from the cooktop and installed within kitchen cabinets.
This separation provides two distinct work stations - making it easier for multiple cooks to move around the kitchen.
Should I choose a single or a double wall oven?
A single wall oven can certainly meet daily cooking needs, and can add even more convenience by ensuring both the microwave and oven are located together.
Double wall ovens are very popular in 2012 kitchen designs, however, as homebuyers are looking for space maximization in the kitchen and twice the baking, roasting, and prep space for large family gatherings and special occasion cooking.
Convection Ovens - Modern Oven Styles
A conventional oven is a traditional (and now less chosen) oven that relies of radiant heat - drawing heat from the bottom to the top of the oven.
A convection oven is preferred because it uses a fan to evenly circulate heat throughout the oven. Convection ovens cook food faster than conventional ovens.
The custom home pictured to the left, a version of the Carwile, features a convection oven with gas cooktop - designed specifically to compliment this "All American" farmhouse style kitchen.
Kitchen Ranges - Oven/Cooktop Appliances
Should I choose a range, over a separated oven/cooktop?
Another common selection for new homes is a kitchen range - with the oven and cooktop as a single appliance (and, typically, microwave placed directly above).
This option can be less expensive than a wall oven/cooktop combination, and can be a better choice for families with one main cook or fewer occasions requiring multiple dishes.
The custom home pictured to the left, a version of the Beaufort, features a stainless steel gas range.
Double Ranges - Two Ovens in One Range
When should I choose a double oven range?
Double oven ranges can be a great (possibly less expensive) alternative to double wall ovens.
Need to cook multiple dishes at the same time, such as a peach pie and a pot roast? This option may be best for you.
The custom home pictured to the left, a version of the Ellsworth, features a stainless steel double oven gas range.
Depending on the size, style, and complexity of your cooktop, a gas range is could cost more up-front.
But, many professionals swear by the benefits of a gas oven. Faster heat-up and cool-down time provides flexibility - especially when following complicated recipes that call for constant temperature adjustments.
More gas cooktops also use an overhead ventilation system, which can be more visually appealing.
The custom home pictured to the left, a version of the Worthington, features a gas range (oven and cooktop) - designed for professional-grade cooking.
Why choose an electric oven?
Electric ovens don't require open flames - which could be seen as a safety concern by some homebuyers.
Electric cooktops generally cost less up-front than gas cooktops.
Flat electric cooktops are easy to install and easy to clean. There is no need of an additional fuel source.
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