It is a fact: home appliances represent the heart of the kitchen , which has always been the place par excellence of conviviality . Choosing them well is fundamental, both because they involve considerable financial investment , and because they have become indispensable in life and in daily home management . If you need to buy new appliances for the kitchen you just bought (or if you simply need to replace old ones that no longer work), we’ll give you some useful information on how to find the ones that best meet your needs .
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There are several evaluation criteriaat the base of the choice of a built-in appliance, some of which obviously vary depending on the type of appliance. Surely, beyond the available budget and the style of the kitchen (although the latter is a less decisive aspect than the models with free installation), we must consider the dimensions of the space inside which the appliance must be housed . Even if the measurements are now standardized, it is important to calculate with precision the space available and usable inside the furniture, to avoid unpleasant surprises at the time of installation or overheating caused by the lack of proper ventilation. Reliabilityin the long term, quality of materials for the duration in time and energy saving for the containment of consumption are other factors to be taken into consideration, as well as the degree of noise of the appliance when it is operating and the level of integrated technology . Let’s take a closer look at how to choose certain categories of built-in appliances .
The hob is the home appliance par excellence of the kitchen, since it is used to cook food. Beyond the size and number of areas for cooking, the various models differ according to the type of power supply and the material they are made of (for example, stainless steel or tempered glass ). Even if gas plans are still the most widespread and economical, induction power is taking hold , that is, through the generation of a magnetic field with electric current . An induction hob is more efficient (even if it requires special pans ), as it heats in a very short time compared to a traditional system, with a consequent saving on energy consumption. Furthermore, it is a loteasier to clean and safer , as there is no risk of getting burned while cooking.
Bosch PXY875DE3E induction hob
The induction ceramic hob in the 8 series is equipped with PerfectCook and PerfectFry technology , which automatically controls and manages the cooking temperature via an integrated 5-level sensor. The width of the top is 80 cm , for large pans and pans. The cooking zones are 4 with automatic recognition of the pot. This plan includes a child safety switch and display of energy consumption for each cooking cycle. Finally, the reStart function servesrestore the cooking settings in case of accidental switching off.
The built-in ovens can be installed under the kitchen top next to the hob, or in a column structure . The latter position is increasingly widespread, especially in modern kitchens, as it facilitates the use and cleaning of the appliance , as well as being safer because it remains out of reach of children . Beyond this consideration, the built-in ovens are almost all the same in size , as they generally have a standard width of 60 or 90 cm . The criterion of differentiation lies in the type of power supply (gas or electric) and in theintegrated cooking functions , to be chosen according to personal needs. For example, some more recent and advanced models, in addition to the traditional grill or rotisserie , also have steam cooking and the automatic cooking option that independently sets the most appropriate settings according to the food and weight.
Electrolux ROB6440AOX Steam Oven
This multifunction electric oven with XL cooking compartment integrates steam between cooking modes. The UltraFanplus internal ventilation systemand the dual circuit grill allow you to cook in a fast and homogeneous way , as with a professional appliance. It has an LED display that offers a simple and immediate control on the beginning and end of the cooking program . In addition, the oven door closes silently (closing VelvetClosing), without any effort, while theglass door is removable to be easily cleaned .
Among the built-in ovens, it is important to mention the built-in microwaves : now this appliance is increasingly present in the kitchens of Italian families and is used not only to heat and defrost the dishes, but also to cook quickly and conveniently . The built-in microwave ovens are usually installed in a column and reach a height of about 60 cm , therefore greater than free standing models. For the rest, they have the same features and cooking options.
There are two types of built-in dishwasher, depending on the size: from 45 or 60 cm. Another important distinction lies in the type of installation: fully integrated