If you are considering renovating your kitchen, appliance choices will be a crucial part of the process. However, a blank slate will lend you an opportunity to create an entirely different layout than you had before. For instance, you could choose between a cooktop and a range. Concerning the cooktop vs. range debate, each option has its pros. Which appliance suits you?
Benefits of a Kitchen Island Cooktop
Fit Oddly-Shaped, Smaller Kitchen Islands
A cooktop stove fits on top of the kitchen countertop and comes in a variety of sizes and configurations. The flexibility that the cooktop provides is ideal for fitting a stove in a smaller space or on a kitchen island that has an unusual shape.
Create More Immediate Storage Space
You could store bakeware in your oven when it’s not in use, but you could also use the space under your cooktop for storage instead. Having a cooktop allows you to store all your pots and pans directly under your cooking area.
Expand the Kitchen Triangle
If you have a particularly large kitchen, you can expand your kitchen triangle with your cooktop, oven, refrigerator, and sink arrangement. A kitchen designer will be your go-to source for creating the best layout, but if you have the space, why not take advantage of it?
Socialize More Easily
Placing the cooktop on your kitchen island allows you to face the room rather than the wall. You can socialize more easily, help your children with homework, and entertain guests while you cook.
Benefits of a Range
Why choose a range over a cooktop? With a range, you get centralized cooking. You have your stove and oven together, which allows you to roast, broil, steam, bake, fry, and more all in one place.
Optimized Kitchen Triangle
If you have a smaller kitchen, having a range could make the kitchen more efficient. It creates a simpler layout and can optimize storage or counter space.
A range can sit within a kitchen island also. You can still create a layout with a range that promotes a social kitchen, while keeping all your cooking centralized.
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