A cooking range can really simplify your life. It's a boon for the early morning rush - multiple burners and variety of options such as cooking, baking, sometimes grilling too. Knowing the diversity of our mass, here are cooking ranges of all sizes available at affordable prices.
You would go for a cooking range because:
You have a large family and a regular gas oven is not enough.
It is ideal for those lavish dinner parties as it allows you to cook, bake as well as grill.
It saves space in you kitchen. You can do two things at the same time - bake your son's birthday cake along with preparing breakfast.
COOKING RANGE PRICE AND BUDGET
As always knowing how much you want to spend on a cooking range will help you narrow the choice. Also, it would be wise to know what features you would want in your microwave as your price is directly proportional to the features. A basic cooking range with triple triple or four burners will be extremely affordable; with an OTG, it will be featuring in the mid-range category, a range with hot plate, OTG, grill and so on will naturally be high-end. Similarly, features like pilot or auto ignition system, oven capacity, gas burners, affect the price of a cooking range.
Typically cooking ranges cost between Rs 12,000 to Rs 65,000. A pilot ignition range (needs a lighter to light up the burner) will range between Rs 12,000 to Rs 20,000. These are obviously cheaper than the automatic ignition ranges which can cost you anywhere between Rs 13,000 to Rs 65,000.
Triple ring burner
Triple ring Burner
It is extremely powerful, starts with a blow up and hence takes less time to cook the food. It is suitable for spherical vessels. This is very helpful for those of you who need to dish out something in a rush.
COOKING RANGE FEATURES
A cooking range can have all burners or a combination of burners and a hot plate. Hot plates are used for heating food and they work on electricity. Having a hot plate can be very useful, especially if you run out of gas.
Oven capacity refers to the size of the oven cavity where you place the container to cook, bake or heat. A larger capacity oven is essential if you have a large family and often need to bake or cook large quantities of food.
This refers to the minimum and maximum temperature at which the cooking range can operate, measured in degree celsius. Different functions require different temperature levels, for example, baking requires much less temperature as compared to grilling. A wider temperature range would
give you the flexibility of cooking various food items.
These are useful for medium-sized vessels. Basically, this will use the regularly used burner as most of the daily cooking for any household requires medium sized vessels.
These burners may not be of use in day-to-day cooking, unless you have a large household. These are really handy for any feasts and lunch or dinner parties you throw as you can cook on large vessels quite fast.
An important feature to roast and bake meat and other food items like kebabs, paneer tikkas, etc. They ensure uniform grilling effect of the food.
This keeps the food warm while the oven or grill chamber is in use.
This is the light that is present inside the oven. The light inside allows you to see inside the oven while the food is being cooked and check on its cooking status. With this feature, you don't have to open the door and cause heat to escape from the oven.
The timer sends a reminder when the pre-set time is complete. The timer ensures that the food is never overcooked or burnt. A timer is very useful especially if you are cooking or baking and simultaneously doing some other work.
On gas ranges, sealed burners keep spills on the surface where they're easy to reach and clean. Electric smooth top designs are a snap to wipe down and so are coil cooktops with an upswept design.
COOKING RANGE BRANDS