Getting Warmed Up
A 40 inch electric range is a great thing to have when you need to cook dinners for your family or for special events. For those who love to cook and love something that helps with efficiency and quality of your food, these 40 inch electric ranges are sure to be your favorite new appliance! Of course, before any major purchase, considerations need to be made. Spending your time researching beforehand may help you land your perfect range at a great price. Without doing the research, you run constant risks such as: buying a range that doesn’t fit the theme of your home, buying a range that’s unreliable, or even buying a range that can’t cook what you thought you bought it for! Although most electric ranges cook similarly, each brand, and range within that brand, are a little different. Finding your perfect range just takes time!
Below are five choices to get your research started!
|Name||Avanti Avanti ER2401G Electric Range, 24-Inch, White||Frigidaire FFEF3048LS, 30 Inch Electric Range, Stainless Steel||Summit WEM430KW 36" White Electric Coil Range||Verona VEFSGE365DSS 36 inch Double Oven Dual Fuel in Stainless Steel||Verona 36 Double Oven Gas Range SS
|Item Weight||115 pounds||120 pounds||200 pounds||207.9 pounds||290 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||115 pounds||140 pounds||200 pounds||259 pounds||275 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||23.5 x 26.2 x 40 inches||28.5 x 29.9 x 47 inches||24 x 24 x 36 inches||35.9 x 24 x 36.2 inches||23.9 x 35.9 x 37.4 inches|
|Item Model Number||ER2401G||FFEF3048LS||WEM430KW||VEFSGE365DSS||VEFSGG365DSS|
|Installation Type||Free Standing||Free Standing||Free Standing||Free Standing||Free Standing|
|Number of Heating Elements||5||4||N/A||5||5|
|Color||White||Stainless Steel||White||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Fuel Type||Electric||Electric||Electric||Dual Fuel||Gas|
|Material Type||N/A||Steel||N/A||Stainless Steel||Grate|
|Customer Ratings||2 out of 5 stars||4.3 out of 5 stars||2 out of 5 stars||3 out of 5 stars||3.8 out of 5 stars|
Which 40 inch electric range is right for me?
When purchasing a 40 inch electric range, there are some things to know before you make the financial commitment. According to Consumer Reports, most electric ranges normally have smooth tops (replacing the old coil design) that drastically reduces cooking time because it generates heat directly to the pot or pan and offers more precise control over the cooking process.
Having a realistic budget for your electric range is essential. Besides the cost of the range itself, other factors can impact your finances such as the long term energy efficiency of your range, or even the cost of installation. Determining accurately what you can afford is the first step in narrowing down which range is right for you.
According to Rebekah Zaveloff of Houzz, matching your electric cooking range with the existing theme of your kitchen can be just the home improvement to wow visitors!. When considering what style of range you would like, think about the theme of your home. Is your home more modern? Is it more traditional? Once you’ve considered what the theme of your home is, or what you want it to be, you can look at what ranges fit that particular aesthetic.. Zaveloff lists different style of ranges for homes such as:
- Stainless Steel
- European cast iron
According to Ian Logue of State Street Discount, there are other things you need to consider when thinking about the specific features you want your 40 inch electric range to have:
- What kind of top do I want? Glass top or coil top?
- Which burner configuration do I want?
- Do I want convection or not?
- Is it required for my range to have a warming drawer?
- Do I want slide in or freestanding?
According to Logue, there are a plethora of options, but the most common choices are 6-inch, 9-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch options.The best way to figure out what burner configuration you want is by measuring your big and small pots to see what will work best for you. Remember to buy a burner that has received good reviews for durability, besides the hit in your cooking schedule, your wallet will pay the price if your burners are poor quality.
Logue states there are several benefits to having a convection oven and it depends on how you’ll be cooking most of your meals. There are benefits to having a convection-style range:
- Cook multiple trays of food
- Food can cook evenly
- Utilize more oven space
- Lessen cooking time
Other Prime Features
According to Consumer Reports, there are other features for your 40 inch electric range that you would want to consider:
- Control lockout
- Digital display
- Double ovens
- High-power elements and burners
- Hot-surface light
- Low-power simmer burner
- Raised edge around the cooktop to avoid spills on the floor
- Self-cleaning cycle
- Five or more oven rack positions
- Time/delay start
Save Your Energy!
Besides doing your part for the environment, being as efficient as possible with your energy will help limit your utilities bill every month. According to Paige Terlip of Energy.gov, there are several tips to consider when thinking about saving energy and enjoying the appliances you purchase:
- Are all of your appliances energy savers with the yellow sticker?
- Cookware and the time it takes to heat up to cook your food
- The right size of your cookware
- Cleaning burner pans so they effectively reflect heat up to your cookware for shorter cooking times
Let’s get cooking!
There are a lot of options when it comes time to purchase your first cooking range. Besides saving you loads of time in the future when cooking meals, doing your research thoroughly can save you a fortune. If you still feel overwhelmed by all the choices, just remember that a wide variety of options isn’t always a bad thing. It may simply mean that you now have the chance to find your perfect 40 inch cooking range at a delicious price. Happy shopping!