As I have continued thinking through our kitchen plans over the past few months, one of the big questions has been the style of the cooking range.
For the moment, I’m not saying what we have chosen, but I have been wondering a lot about your experience of cooking ranges, and how your tastes have evolved.
The big brands in French cooking ranges, ‘chateau style’, are Lacanche and Lacornue. Both breathtaking, majestic and built to impress. Their design fit perfectly with the traditional concept of French country, but having never used one, I wondered how practical they are to cook with.
How easy are they to keep clean, how easy is it to regulate oven temperatures, and are the ovens big enough?
The alternative would be a very slick contemporary look, with several built-in ovens. Seamless designs, high tech cooking, built in coffee bar, plancha and hob.
The promotional sites are appealing, but I wonder how warm the kitchen feels, how cosy, how homely?
So of course who better to ask than you! Would you mind sharing with us all your experience with cooking ranges, be they modern or traditional. Have you dropped one in favour of another? Do you reminisce nostalgically about your mothers range, maybe you live in an old house in England with a wonderful Aga at the heart of the kitchen, or maybe you prefer the grandeur and size of a massive French range.
Whatever your experience , do tell me please, we’d all love to know.
And if you missed the other parts of this kitchen design series, then you may like to read what everyone had to say about:
pictures from Lacornue, Lacanche and Miele