3 Reasons to upgrade your range
If you're shopping for a new range (stove), at some point your sales associate will need to know whether you want a “standard” range such as those provided by the big name household appliance companies GE, Whirlpool, and Frigidaire (Electrolux), if you'd rather narrow your selection to luxury ranges for example, Wolf, Viking, or Thermador. You might even want something in between, maybe KitchenAid, Bertazonni, or Bosch.
While budget is always important, there are other considerations when moving up from standard model ranges to more deluxe brands and models. Here are three common situations:
1. New luxury home
So, you're moving into a new neighborhood with custom homes, and a luxury kitchen is de rigueur. Let your sales associate know that you'd like to confine your search for ranges to the more premium brands.
2. Upgrade or Kitchen Remodel
If you are doing a complete remodel of your kitchen, this would be a good time to consider elevating your appliance selections, especially when it comes to cooking appliances. Here's where the Goldilocks rule comes into play. You want appliances that are right for your future home – not too basic, not too luxurious, but just right. Consider, the eventual resale value of your house. If your neighborhood has greatly appreciated over the years, your new kitchen needs to be be able to capture that growth in value with appliances that meet the expectations of a more exclusive buyer.
3. Gourmet Chef
While it's important to have appliances that are the right fit for the type of house, you have and the area where you live, YOU or a member of your family will be the one who is going to be using this range and regularly cooking on it. Consider your needs and desires as well as the family. If you do a lot of heavy cooking and baking, you may want to install a chef's kitchen with a top-notch range and oven. There's good news. Even if you have a standard builder-grade product in your home, it is possible these days to get a top-grade professional range that will fit in the same space as your existing range. Here's just one example:
Thermador 30″ Professional Series Pro Harmony Standard Depth All Gas Range
Here's how Thermador describes their standard depth Pro Gas Range:
Our new 30-inch Pro Harmony Range gives you four pedestal Star® Burners (2 with ExtraLow® feature), a 4.4 cubic foot oven and all gas operation. The Thermador fourth generation, patented Star® Burner delivers superior power and heat distribution while our exclusive burner pedestal with QuickClean Base® allows easy access under the burner for effortless cleaning.
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