Built-in, floor or cooktop stove? Which model to select? This question is more common than you might think. But I’m happy this post is here.
Keep following the text to discover the top stove option for your home and also be inspired by lovely kitchen ideas designed with a built-in stove. Come and see.
Advantages of the built-in stove
Clean and uniform look in the kitchen
One of the biggest advantages of the built-in stove is the clean and uniform look it offers to the kitchen, unlike the floor stove.
As it does not have feet, the built-in stove fits into the furniture or countertop, favoring the feeling of amplitude and continuity of the elements that make up the kitchen.
Not to mention that the built-in stove also has a much more modern look.
Ease of cleaning
The built-in stove also earns points in terms of cleanliness, as the absence of feet allows it to fit perfectly on the furniture or countertop, eliminating gaps and spaces where spills and pieces of food could fall.
Has an oven
Unlike the cooktop, the built-in stove already has an oven, so you don’t have to worry about buying an extra appliance.
Variety of sizes and models
Another advantage of the built-in stove is the numerous models and sizes available on the market. For starters, you can select the number of mouths (4, 5, or 6 depending on your need).
In addition, the built-in stove can still have certain amenities, such as a grill, self-cleaning function, and timer. Some models even have a double oven option.
The built-in stove still varies in color and manufacturing material. There are black or stainless steel built-in stove models, for example. Other models do not have a top, only the glass table with the burners, simulating a cooktop.
Disadvantages of the built-in stove
The built-in stove has a price disadvantage. When compared to a conventional floor cooker, the built-in version can cost up to three times more, depending on the brand and model.
When compared to a cooktop, the price difference of the built-in stove is not so significant, mainly because it is necessary to take into account not only the price of the cooktop but also the price of the oven, which must be purchased separately. In the end, the values are practically equal.
May not fit in any kitchen
Another problem with the built-in stove is that it may not fit in some types of kitchens. The smaller ones, for example, will have difficulty with the robust size of the device, and that, for that very reason, consumes more space.
Another disadvantage is that the built-in stove will hardly fit into a standard modular piece of furniture. It needs a fixed and firm structure to install. Because of this, this stove model requires a planned kitchen.
The built-in stove is large and heavy, so it can be difficult to install the appliance yourself and make all the connections correctly. When in doubt, count on the help of specialized labor.
Check out now the following kitchens that bet on the built-in stove and turned out lovely: