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Steps to Selecting a High-Quality Kitchen Range

Check If the Range is Compatible

Before buying a range, ensure that it is compatible with your current cabinets or the cabinets you will select for your new kitchen. Similarly, check that your current range’s gas or electrical connection is compatible with the new one. 

Visit the Delmarva Design Center in Selbyville, Delaware, and consult with one of our kitchen design experts. Any of our kitchen design consultants can show you options and answer detailed questions. 

We have heard of situations where a homeowner loved a particular stove or range but discovered that it had compatibility issues at the time of installation. Compatibility is important, so keep this in mind before buying the range. If you are unsure about this compatibility issue, then raise this as an issue when you visit the Delmarva Design Center.

Check the Sturdiness of the Range

Kitchen range sturdiness and durability can vary from brand to brand. The materials and construction will be high quality if you select a high-end brand. Your selection will last a long time and be trouble-free. 

How do the doors open and close? Does anything squeak or bind? The door should open smoothly and not make any unusual sounds. 

You also want to learn about the finish details. Is it painted, or is the external surface an enamel? 

First, let’s go over the most popular finish in appliances today. This finish was also popular in the past and will continue to be popular in the future. When designing the ultimate kitchen, stainless steel is never a bad choice. 

Stainless steel is both high-end and timeless. This finish enables you to easily mix and match different appliance brands with minimal differences since most appliance manufacturers consider stainless steel the absolute foundation for finishes. Stainless steel exudes a solid, practical beauty that outreaches standard white in reputation and perceived value. This finish can also fit in with any kitchen concept. Stainless steel is also durable and easy to clean, and you can look forward to years of worry-free good looks.

Now, here’s a twist!

As a striking counterpart to gleaming stainless steel, black stainless-steel appliances complement every style and give a sleek, smooth, minimalist appearance in an equally exquisite, beautiful, and elegant color. There are many reasons to choose black stainless steel, such as fingerprint resistance, ease of cleaning, and an unmistakable air of luxury that the finish strongly conveys. Black stainless steel can also fit into any kitchen environment with ease.

Black really does go with everything.

Kitchen Range in Black Stainless Steel

Now, let’s consider slate as a finishing. Slate is a highly engineered, low-gloss matte metallic paint finish. Slate is a darker, low-gloss finish that can have stainless steel accents. In the opinion of many kitchen designers, it is just as sophisticated as stainless steel. 

It is available on 50 GE appliances, so GE quality and beauty are combined with the slate finish. 

In recent years, Slate has become popular with its matte finish and gray hue. Modern, clean, and neutral, Slate offers a smart, stylish appearance that goes marvelously with a granite countertop or shades between black and white.

Kitchen Appliances - Slate Finish

Slate appliances are subdued yet undeniably attractive, balancing light and dark while avoiding the dull moniker of being “middle ground.”

The first brand to unveil kitchen appliances in this color was GE. Stop by the Delmarva Design Center to learn about the GE Profile line of appliances This lineup includes a 4-Piece Kitchen Appliance Package with a 36-inch French Door Refrigerator, a 30-inch slide-in Gas Range, a 30-inch over-the-range microwave, and a 24-inch fully integrated dishwasher.

Ask For Recommendations from Family and Friends

If you are unsure which kitchen range to buy, ask for recommendations from your friends and family. Of course, you may want to ask one of our Kitchen Designers too! You want to gain a broad insight into the available options in the Delmarva area. 

You can also visit some kitchen blogs to see what other people recommend. You can also visit customer review websites to learn more about different kitchen ranges and their advantages and disadvantages. Kitchen design articles related to different kitchen ranges can also provide insights. 

As you learn more, you will naturally eliminate some of the many kitchen range options and can make a better choice.

Decide on a Budget

Setting a budget for yourself before purchasing a range is a good idea. This will help you stay within the overall kitchen remodeling or design budget.

Consider how long the range will last, as a range of higher quality will provide years of great service and may be less expensive than a range of lower quality that does not last as long. If you intend to sell your home well before the expected wear-out time of the range, then consider how high-quality appliances may be better at attracting and pleasing a potential buyer. 

The kitchen and appliances can sometimes close the deal with a home purchaser.

Check Warranties and Guarantees

Think of the warranty as an indicator of how much trust the manufacturer has in the quality of their engineering, the error-free nature of their production lines, and the reliability of their products. A kitchen appliance manufacturer will not offer a long warranty if their data indicates that the appliance often breaks down within the warranty period. 

We don’t expect you to base your purchasing decision on replacement element prices. You should not consider the cost of replacing parts when buying an oven. Higher-end models tend to have more expensive parts, but that is because those parts are higher quality and rigorously tested; the quality and the testing mean they are less likely to fail or wear out. Replacing a less expensive part twice is most likely more expensive than replacing an expensive part once. 

Something to be concerned with is the availability of replacement parts. Low-end brands tend to discontinue replacement parts for older models. What is something important breaks on your kitchen range? You could be out of luck with a low-end brand. You may not be able to repair it and need to buy a new appliance. 

Before you purchase the range, ask your kitchen design consultant about the warranty and guarantee provided. 

Another way to know which range is best for you is to read the reviews and choose the most positive ones. If the range does not have a sufficiently long warranty, you may want to study the range in more detail before committing. Look more closely at customer reviews and brand reputation and ask your kitchen design expert to help.

The DDC Kitchen Design Team has extensive experience in these five key product areas.

Cabinetry  •  Appliances  •  Countertops  •  Flooring  •  Tile

The DDC Kitchen Design Team has extensive experience in these five key product areas.

Cabinetry  •  Appliances  •  Countertops  •  Flooring  •  Tile

Summing Up

A kitchen range is an essential appliance for your kitchen. It is where the cooking of delicious meals for your family happens. There is an extensive variety of sizes, types, and brands. Therefore, selecting the best kitchen range for you can be challenging. 

Following the research steps outlined above, you can select the perfect kitchen range for your new kitchen!

Visit the Delmarva Design Center at 38507 Dupont Boulevard in Selbyville, Delaware, to see our wide selection of kitchen cabinets, appliances, countertop materials, and flooring.