Purchasing the right hob can do wonders to the looks of your kitchen. It can make cooking pleasant and also add to the visual elements. Choosing the right hob brings ease and convenience into cooking and gives you that confidence for your culinary aspirations. Here are some tips to help you pick out the right hobs for your kitchen:
Hobs come in different sizes in terms of the number of the burners. The number of burners you choose will depend on how often you cook. A three burner hob is suitable for those who cook seldom in small quantities. You can go for a hob with more and bigger burners if you cook frequently especially for a large number of people.
- Do I Need Any Extra Equipment for Lighting the Burners?
These days, one can find burners that come with automatic ignition so you don’t really need anything extra for lighting the burner. Such automatic hobs are also available with other Sleek modular kitchen accessories.
The size of the hob will depend on where you are placing it. It has to fit within the dimension of your already existing workspace. Sleek modular kitchen are made to fit in hobs of conventional sizes. However, it is always a good idea to measure your work area before you buy the hob to avoid any hassle later.
Here is the description for some of Sleek kitchen products in the hobs category:
This hob is a compact triple burner hob with a front control panel. It works on automatic ignition and has a glass top. The dimensions for this hob are 730 x 420 mm.
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This hob has four burners that come in different sizes to suit different types of cooking needs. It has an 8mm tempered glass top and works on automatic ignition. The dimensions of these hobs are 600 mm x 510 mm.
Lewis is a four burner hob model that comes in stainless steel top with anti- scratch properties. It works on automatic ignition and offers a cast iron pan support. The dimensions of this hob are 580 mm x 500 mm.
This hob comes in an anti-scratch stainless steel top finish with four burners. The burners are of different sizes to enable various types of cooking. The ignition is automatic and the dimensions for the hob are 590 mm x510 mm.
The right hob will make cooking easier and also make your kitchen look splendid. There is an array of options for hobs that you can avail with your Sleek modular kitchen. Visit your nearest Sleek showroom to know more.
SLEEK The modular kitchen specialist
As far as the question of kitchen décor is concerned, a lot of people seem to have taken a fancy to the modular kitchen of late. And why shouldn’t they? Designed sleekly to suit individual taste and preference as well as the available space in any home, the modular kitchen set has now become a ubiquitous feature. Incase you too wish to buy a modular kitchen system for your self and are feeling muddled about how to go about it, here’s some useful modular kitchen buying tips and information.Modular kitchen systems consist of standardized units pre-fabricated in a huge array of materials, available in varied hues and with a neat finishing. They come in different price ranges and thus, very easily fit into the budget of people wanting a modular kitchen system. A regular modular kitchen system will generally consist of standardized units for the floor and wall. The units are usually deep to house electrical appliances and kitchen utensils of varied shapes and sizes.
If your kitchen is completely bare i.e. without kitchen counters, you will need a box type kitchen. A box type modular kitchen is fully modular, from the kitchen counters to the cabinets and the shutters to the pullouts. On the other hand, if your builder has already provided you with granite kitchen counters or even a kaddapa (black limestone) framework, you can have a modular kitchen worked into it. However, this way only your cabinet shutters, shelves and pullouts will be modular. But you will be saving out on the overall cost of modular framework but look will not be as good as full modular kitchen.
Certain modular kitchen brands have fittings, cabinet shutters, drawers etc. available in only certain fixed sizes but SLEEK kitchens can customize it. This works fine if you require a box type kitchen because the counter height can then vary. But if your kitchen has the groundwork in place, you will need to make sure that the shutter heights suit the height of your kitchen counters. For instance, if your counter height is 32 inches, you will need a shutter height of about 30 inches keeping in mind a 1-inch frame all around. However, if you can’t find shutters to fit your kitchen, there are certain modular kitchen dealers who make to order as well.
KITCHEN CABINETS AND DRAWERS
Let the store owners also sometimes guide you on buying the right modular kitchen cabinet. You will discover that buying a modular kitchen cabinet system is all fun because each set may be made out of a different kind of material. As such, you can choose from natural or lacquered wood, combinations of wood and laminate, laminate and granite, or even aluminum and marble. If you have any ingenious material at hand, then feel free to explore your creativity to get one custom built for yourself.
Make sure that the material you select for cabinets is water resistant. Marine ply is a good cabinet material because of it’s greater resistance to water.
Solid wood cabinets need a lot of care and frequent polishing to retain the lustre. Also, constant contact with water may cause the wood to rot.
You should also ensure that the materials used have been treated for termites.
Mild steel kitchen cabinets are prone to rusting if not powder coated. Try and avoid using mild steel above or near the stove area. The cabinets will get very heated, making it difficult to open them.
You invest in good quality shutter hinges and drawer channels so that they do not get spoilt in monsoons.
For drawers that shut on the lightest touch, get hydraulic hinges, which have a smooth mechanism. Smooves (a type of hinge) have a similar mechanism but are of a higher quality. They are slightly more expensive but worth every penny.
You could also opt for 90 degree hinges for regular cabinets. 165 degree hinges are ideal for corner cabinets under L-shaped platforms. They make cabinets with folding doors easier to open and help easier access.
Grass channels close at feather touch but never bang shut. So you won’t have to worry about your kids closing the drawers roughly.
Telescopic channels too are very useful. They allow the drawer to open fully so you don’t have to struggle when you need that pickle jar at the back of the cabinet.
Avoid bottom-mounted channels, as the drawers with such channels do not open fully. At least 4 to 6 inches of the drawer remains inside.