Before you start with the range cooker installation, there are a number of different things to keep in mind. First and foremost, let’s talk about the range cooker. One of the most useful and convenient appliances in the market, the range cooker can be used as an oven as well as for cooking purposes. It includes a variety of different options and flexible cooking presets that can be used for making a number of different dishes. With a baking oven installed at the bottom and numerous different sized burners at the top, range cookers are a very convenient appliance. Moreover, these types of cookers are also very affordable, and can be purchased with ease. However, before you start off with your range cooker installation, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Who can install the cooker for me?
Basically, the installation of your range cooker primarily depends upon the type of range cooker that you have bought. For instance, if you have purchased a dual fuel range cooker, the range cooker installation will be carried out by a GAS safe registered engineer, who will ensure that the cooker is installed with the safety regulations in place. However, if you have purchased an electric range cooker, then the installation shall be carried out by a qualified electrician who must install the cooker along with the proper rules and in accordance with the IEE regulations.
Best place for the range cooker installation?
Obviously, the best place to install your range cooker would be in your kitchen. However, you can’t place your range cooker in a room that contains a shower or a bath. It is important that the range cooker be installed in an area that has good lighting conditions, and does not allow draughts of air in. Moreover, the area should be ventilated properly.
How much gap do you need to give?
Ideally, you wouldn’t need to create much of a gap since the range cooker is usually insulated on its own and does not heat up the surrounding surfaces. However, it is still a wise idea to create a gap of at least five inches from each side in order to make sure that there is no damage at all.
What about a chimney?
A chimney might not be necessary in a range cooker, but in case you are making food and something tends to burn on the cooker, the smell of the burned food is going to spread all over the kitchen. As a result of this, it is important to make sure that you install a kitchen turbo overhead. Usually, the job of a kitchen turbo is to suck in all of the air that is billowing underneath, which means that it’ll be installed right on top of the range cooker. This way, all of the smoke and other smells will be sucked up and billowed out via a chimney in to the atmosphere. Hence, it is an optional purchase.