Kitchen Range Buying Guide

Shopping for a new kitchen range? Discover our selection of ranges and stoves with features like self-cleaning ovens, induction stove tops, control lockout, and top-of-the-line convection ovens.

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Our selection of kitchen ranges will have you cooking up feasts for your family in no time. From double ovens to steam-cleaning capabilities, we have what you're looking for. Explore the latest in stove technology, the top brands, and more online or in-store.

Considerations Before Buying a Kitchen Range


Capacity

When choosing the size of your oven it is important to keep a couple things in mind. Consider the size of your family, how much you use the oven, and the dimensions of your kitchen.

Size of Family:

  • One to two people: 2 to 3 cubic feet
  • Three to four people: 3 to 4 cu. ft.
  • Four or more people: 4+ cu. ft.

Style

There are three style of stoves available, the best one for you kitchen will depend on the design and layout of your kitchen. 

  • Freestanding: One of the more popular styles of stove, freestanding ranges have finished sides and their controls are located on the back panel, above the cooktop surface.
  • Slide-In: These stoves give a seamless built-in look to your kitchen and the control panel is located on the front of the unit.
  • Compact: Perfect for condo-dwellers, compact stoves come in both freestanding and slide-in variations, but they’re smaller in size.

Number of Elements

Depending on your needs and how much you’ll be using your range, the number of elements varies depending on make and model of the unit. You can get a stove with as little as four elements or as many as seven.
 


Types of Stoves

Gas Stove

Gas stoves have open or sealed burners. With an open flame it can be easier to gauge how much heat is coming through the element.


Note: If you are looking to purchase a gas stove, make sure your kitchen has access to a natural gas line.


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Electric Induction Stove

Electric induction stoves use a magnetic coil underneath the ceramic surface to generate heat directly to the pan. Magnetic cookware is needed to induction stoves to work.


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Electric Stove

Electric stoves come with two types of stovetops: coil and smooth top. Coil elements are open burners, while smooth tops offer a sealed option.


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Convection Ovens

Convection ovens offer a more even and quick bake than conventional ovens. The fan at the back of the oven circulates the heat to ensure an even and concise cook.


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Keeping It Clean

There are three different cleaning configurations that kitchen ranges are available in. You can pick whichever is more convenient for you.

  • Manual: Manual cleaning stoves mean that you’ll have to clean the inside of your oven the traditional way — with a scrub brush and cleaner. Make sure you read the label to make sure the cleaner can be used on the material inside your oven.
  • Self-Cleaning: Self-cleaning ovens tend to be more expensive but they do all the work for you. All you have to do is press a button, and the stove will burn away the grease or build-up.
  • Steam: Steam cleaning ovens removes minor spills by pouring a cup of water at the bottom of your oven. Set at a lower temperature than the self-cleaning feature, it will loosen and soften the build-up in the oven.

Kitchen Range Finishes

The finish of your kitchen range will allow for a seamless fit into your kitchen aesthetic. Kitchen ranges are available in the following finishes:

  • Stainless Steel
  • White
  • Black Stainless Steel
  • Black
  • Slate

Features

Double Oven

Double ovens are all about the convenience. You can cook multiple dishes at once using two temperature settings!

Smart Ranges

Take full control of your stove, with a Wi-Fi connection. Control temperature, auto-lock, and more all from an app on your phone.

Touch Display

Pre-heat your oven, select a favourite dish, or program your oven to defrost something from the freezer. All of these options are available with a simple press of a button.

Hot Surface Light

Always know when your stove top is hot with indicator lights. A light for each burner, it remains on until the area around the element has cooled.

Expandable Burners

Expandable burners adapt to the size of your pot or pan for an even cook. These burners are usually oval in shape or have an elongated bridge that spans two elements.

Warming Drawer

Warming drawers allow you to keep your food at the perfect temperature until your meal is ready. They are the perfect spot to store just-cooked meals until they are ready to be served.

Steam Bake

Some models allow you to steam bake. Steam ovens include a water canister inside the oven that, when filled, keeps moisture at optimal levels when on. Steam baking offers faster cook times and retains the natural textures, nutrients, and vitamins of the food.

Delay Start

The delay start button allows you to have complete control over when you want to start cooking. You can use this feature when cooking or for self-cleaning purposes.

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