Replacing Your Stove and Range

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated September 14, 2012)

Whether you are completely remodeling your kitchen, or you are simply looking to replace an old and worn out unit, one of the most difficult dilemma's that face a home owner is deciding on which of the many possible models they should use for the cooking needs. Considering the sheer numbers of differing models contained within just one brand name, it is truly mind boggling when you stop and think about the number of different brands there are, well...is it really that surprising that so many people fear the idea of going out and trying to purchase a new stove?

Luckily, this isn't as difficult of a thing as many people would think. There are only a few things that a person needs to keep in mind as they go through the homework process that is a necessary part of choosing your next cooking center. Here are some simple guidelines that you should keep in mind as you are going through that process, and to help you be able to pick out the range that is absolutely perfect for your needs.

  • Type. One of the very first things that a consumer needs to consider is what type of unit you are going to purchase. There are roughly three kids of units that a person can purchase, such unites are gas, electric or a combination of these two. Even with these three main groups, there are other permutations for these as well when you take into account those units that have ovens as well. When deciding on what type of unit you may want, be sure to keep in mind that gas units are usually better for cooking delicate meals simply because they have better temperature control, while the electric units are more easily cleaned, at least the newer flat-top models.
  • Features. There are almost a limitless number of different types of features that you can have on your new stove. Automatic timers, temperature control, multiple burner rings for gas units, integrated ovens, as you can see, the list goes on and on. Take careful stock of what your cooking needs are going to be, the amount of money that you are able to spend and where the two are going to be able to meet.
  • Reviews. Prior to making your final decision, take a look at the different consumer magazines and websites and take a look at what the reviews of the units you are interested in are. One of the best possible sources of reviews would be appliance repairmen or even the salesmen at your local Home Depot or Lowe's stores. Personally, I would suggest that you compare the information gained from all these possible resources, and make your decision based off of what they tell you.
  • Color and Size. Finally, after you have made your decision as to the brand and the model, all that is left is to choose the size and color of the model that you have chosen. Be sure that you choose one that is going to fit into the area you have set aside for your stove, as well as choosing one that is going to match the rest of the decor of your kitchen.

Author Bio

Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

MORE FROM LEE

Replacing a Fuel Filter

One of the more common problems with any fuel system is a faulty fuel filter. Replacing a fuel filter is not as difficult as ...

Discover More

What are Bed Bugs?

If you have been listening to the news at all recently, it seems like there isn't a day that goes by without hearing about ...

Discover More

How to Cut Down a Tree

No matter how well you take care of the trees around your yard, there will come a time when you find yourself needing to cut ...

Discover More

Find the Right Tool Right Away Finally, a homeowner's set that includes all the tools needed to complete basic DIY projects at an affordable price! The tools are stored in a molded case for security and portability. Check out Stanley 65-Piece Homeowner's Tool Kit today!

More Home Improvement Tips

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Remodeling your kitchen and replacing the existing cabinets can be a pretty expensive project for just about everyone. A less ...

Discover More

Troubleshooting Dishwasher Problems

Dishwashers are a great and wonderful thing to have in your kitchen, or they are when they work properly. Troubleshooting ...

Discover More

Space-Saving Kitchen Ideas

It is becoming more and more common for people to spend time in their kitchens. Over the years, this means that we have come ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured home improvement tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is five more than 2?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured home improvement tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)