Are you planning to get a good cooker/oven? Why not choose free standing gas cookers? They are beautiful and multifunctional and would truly enhance your cooking experience. But when you set out to purchase a free standing gas cooker, you need to carefully analyze your kitchen space. It is one of the most important equipment in your kitchen, but it could entirely dominate the space if you do not choose the right one.
Shopping online would be a great idea, but remember that you can only see images of the cookers online. That cannot help determine if it would suit your space. So, you need to go around and do a little window shopping with your available space measurement in hand. When you know the space capacity, you can easily purchase a freestanding gas cooker.
Free standing gas cookers may seem to be very elegant in their shape and design but remember that they are very difficult to clean and maintain. A built in gas oven does not require much of a cleaning effort, because there is no space for foods and liquids to drip down into and cluster up. Freestanding ovens, on the other hand, do have maintenance issues, especially dragging it out to clean it entirely is a tedious task.
Free standing gas cookers are easy to install, as all you have to do is to plug in the gas connection or the electric plug. Another advantage to freestanding gas cookers is its low repair costs. If anything gets spoilt, you do not have to remove the entire equipment for repair.
When you purchase a free standing gas cooker, there are a number of functionalities and designs offered. There could be a cooker of five burners and double ovens, while there could be a small three burner cooker with a single oven. If you have a large kitchen area and are a cooking expert who frequently has to prepare multiple dishes simultaneously, you could do with a main cooker that has at most four burners, double ovens and also storage capacity. This means that you can cook some tasty soups and main courses on the burners while preparing grilled meat and pizza in the double oven! How convenient!
Some free standing gas cookers also come with grills that are perfect for a Sunday Bar-b-queue. You can grill the meat, vegetables, fish, etc. conveniently in your backyard, provided that you are comfortable in moving it around. When you buy this sort of cooker, make sure that its surface is easily cleanable. This is very important if you want to maintain the gas cooker, as most of them come in steel that is sometimes very tough to clean. Also, try buying a black plated oven, as it does not tend to get easily dirty as a steel oven.
When purchasing freestanding gas ovens, you have to be very concerned about the brand. It is expensive to buy a branded oven, because it gives you perfect functionality as compared to cheap gas cookers that wear out within a year or so of use. Shop around and gather as much information as you can and also read some online user reviews of your preferred brand to understand the pros and cons of buying a particular gas cooker.