Kitchen Layout

When it comes to your kitchen design, the biggest question you will need to ask is "How do I want to cook?". In your next kitchen you will want to consider a few things to make sure your new appliances and space works more effectively for you and your family. Follow the below guide before selecting your appliances:

Consider your cabinetry

When looking at your cabinetry you can look to positioning the cooktop in the bench above your oven, which you would be used to seeing in most homes. If you are looking for a more contemporary kitchen design you may look to having your cooktop separate from your oven, with your oven being placed above bench height within your cabinetry.

Kitchen triangle or work zones

The way you configure your kitchen layout will ultimately come down to how big your space is. In the past, kitchen designers have spoken to the work triangle which has you drawing a line between the refrigerator, cooking appliances, and sink/dishwasher which creates a triangle that has you being able to move more efficiently in the space. The more recent way of working has kitchen designers breaking the space up into 5 zones : consumables, non-consumables, cleaning, preparation and cooking zones, allowing each space to work together.

Purpose of your island bench

Over recent years, there have been kitchens designed around the island bench becoming the work bench, the place you prepare, cook and clean with ovens, cooktops or microwaves being incorporated into their design. Previous kitchen design trends saw sinks being the most common element found in a kitchen island with a dishwasher beside it. Island benches have a range of ways they can be used, the key is designing to suit your lifestyle and how you will be using your kitchen.

Size of Hob

When researching for a new hob or cooktop, it’s important to consider all elements of its size. You need to consider not only the width of the cooktop but also the number of different cooking zones it offers and whether they have flexibility.

The standard cooktop size is 60cm, enough for most households, however some brands offer cooktops as small as 30cm, slightly bigger at 70cm and the largest being 90cm. You may look at pairing a 30cm gas or induction cooktop with a 60cm cooktop of a different type, giving you ultimate flexibility in the kitchen.

When looking at cooking zones it is common to have 4, however you may also find the below combinations:
  • 3 zones - 2 smaller and 1 large
  • 4 zones of varying sizes with 1 having adjustable sizing between small and large
  • 4 cooking zones - varying sizes with 2 able to become 1 large zone

Types of Hob

Induction Hobs
Ceramic Hobs
Gas Hobs
Induction Hobs
Induction Hobs
Ceramic Hobs
Gas Hobs

Induction Hobs

Whilst not currently the most chosen stove type, Induction cooking popularity continues to rise with it being integrated into most modern kitchen designs. With its precision in temperature control and overall efficient performance induction cooking in a lot of ways comes out on top.

Ideal for:
  • Small family - large family
  • Apartment living
  • Rental properties
Induction hob

No more boiling over

BoilProtect* detects rising bubbles via vibration sensors and automatically reduces your boiling water to a low simmer. No more constant monitoring, allowing you to focus on other elements of your dish.
*Applies to stainless steel and enamelled pots filled with water only.

FlexZone - giving you room to move

Sometimes we need to use a pot or pan that is larger than the standard size. With FlexZone you are given the ultimate flexibility. You are able to choose between using two cooking zones separately or link them together when you need more room.

Boiling or high heat in no time

PowerBoost offers you a rapid boil or high heat in a matter of seconds, giving you more time back in or out of the kitchen.

Hands-free convenience

When selecting a new stove it may be worth considering a new cooker hood. With modern technology such as Hob2Hood, you want to ensure you purchase a compatible cooker hood to get the most out of your new stove. Hob2Hood works with an infrared connection between the two, with the cooker hood will automatically turning on and intuitively adjusting the fan speed and airflow to match your cooking.

Clean and sleek with precise control

With a flat, easy to clean surface an induction stove offers not only a design that fits seamlessly into any kitchen aesthetic but complete temperature control with a slide of a finger.

Safety first

Kitchen safety comes before everything else. Ceramic stoves come with residual heat indicators allowing you to know when the stove is completely cooled and a child safety feature which locks the controls so small wandering hands cannot create mischief in the kitchen.

Ceramic Hobs

Whilst there is common misconception that an induction or ceramic hob are the same, their similarities are limited to a similar finish and features. You will find that they generally take longer to reach desired heat and the reaction time isn't as instant.

Ideal for:
  • Medium Family
  • Rental Property

Safety first

Kitchen safety comes before everything else. Ceramic stoves come with residual heat indicators allowing you to know when the stove is completely cooled and a child safety feature which locks the controls so small wandering hands cannot create mischief in the kitchen.

Easy to clean

With a durable glass surface a ceramic stove is easy to clean. With a quick wipe you are able to maintain your kitchen looking its best.

Flexibility with Triple Zone

With the ability to adjust its diameter into three sizes, Triple zone offers unrivalled flexibility giving you freedom to use small, medium and large pots or pans.

Quick-Cook Timer for ultimate control

Ideal for when you are needing to time the cooking times of different elements of a dish, the Quick-Cook Timer allows you to set a cooking time with the stove automatically turning off when it is completed.

Touch control

The glass surface of a ceramic stove allows you to adjust your stove temperature with ease of a fingertip.

Pause when you need to

Coming with a pause function, ceramic stoves allow you to pause what you are cooking and return to the heat you were at with a touch of a button. Shape.

Gas Hobs

Providing rapid and powerful heat, gas stoves are popular amongst cooking enthusiasts and more traditional homes. Coming with electric ignition, you are able to start cooking within moments. A great advantage of cooking with gas is a clear visualisation of the heat via the bare flame.
Read more tips to use gas hobs safely here.

Ideal for:
  • Family
  • Entertainer
  • Serious Home Cook

Use high heat for flavourful dishes

With a wok burner you are able to cook with high heat and even flame distribution. Ranging from 14-19 MJ/h you are able to lock in flavour when cooking with gas.

Take control quickly

With easy knob and Dual Valve control you are able to cook all your favourite recipes, with quick and efficient heat.

Family safety first

Flat trivet design ensures the base of your pots and pans are fully supported, giving you a safe and stable cooking environment.

Flame out. Gas off.

We know that when cooking with gas, sometimes the flame will unexpectedly go out. Our Flame Failure Device will automatically shut down the gas supply, allowing your family to stay safe from poor air quality.

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