A stove is one of those appliances that becomes part of the landscape in your home. It is expected to work flawlessly for years on end, but unfortunately, even a stove has a lifespan that ends sometime. When that time comes, you have a decision to make: do I rent a stove, or buy one outright? When shopping for a new stove, here are some things to consider to help you choose what’s best for you:
Determine whether or not additional features such as self-cleaning are something important to you. A self-cleaning feature on a rented stove may be a good idea to keep it clean in case you decide to return it.
Type of Cooktop
An important choice is whether to go with a gas stove, or an electric one. Whatever your previous unit was, will likely be the best option, as your home will already be equipped with the hook-ups for that system. There are different configurations for each type though. Electric stovetops come either with a coil-style cooktop, or a glass ceramic cooktop. The decision is largely personal, some people prefer the easy cleaning of the coil type, over the glass which can become smudged easily.
Available Space and Existing Appliances
While it may be fun to think about buying a radical looking stove to change up the look in the kitchen, it’s important to consider the available space you have in your kitchen. Ranges vary in size slightly, so knowing exactly how much room you have to work with is important. Matching the color scheme and material type of the rest of your kitchen is also important to maintaining one type of décor throughout the room.
If your stove has croaked, and you need a new one in a hurry, Buddy’s Home Furnishings is here for you. Give us a call today at 1-866-779-5058.