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Choosing the right range

Whether you cook a little, a lot, or passionately, your range is undoubtedly one of the appliances you use the most on a daily basis. There are many types of ranges – convection, fitted, self-cleaning… Maybe you would prefer a built-in oven with a separate cooktop. Take the time to identify your needs before making a decision.

Types of cooking

Ovens mainly use one of these two cooking methods.

1 - Convection cooking (forced air)

With this type of cooking – energetically more efficient – a fan keeps the hot air circulating throughout the oven faster in order to maximize the heat transfer to your food and ensure more consistent cooking. Once you’ve mastered this process, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Important note: There are two types of convection ovens. American-style convection ovens are traditional ovens with an added fan to accelerate cooking. Real convection ovens – also called “double convection” or “European” – are equipped with a powerful element behind the fan. The heat emanating from the element is redistributed around the oven, ensuring highly superior performance and more even cooking.

2 - Traditional

In classic ovens (natural convection), the food is cooked by the elements located on the top and bottom walls.

Additional considerations

Other features should be taken into consideration when selecting a range. Here are a few examples.

1 - Cooktops

Compatible with a fitted oven
This type of surface can be installed atop a simple fitted oven for more design flexibility.

Boiling detection feature
This intuitive option determines the optimal power required to quickly bring water to a boil, sounds a signal when the liquid is boiling, and adjusts the power to minimize risks of a boil-over.

Touch-sensitive control
With this feature, you can adjust temperatures with the simple touch of a finger.

Warming element/zone
Perfect for keeping food warm at a low temperature.

Downdraft system
Cooktops with downdraft systems are equipped with an integrated fan that sucks up cooking smells and smoke, so there’s no need for an extractor hood. With this option, you can therefore install the surface within kitchen islands or counters: It’s a perfect solution for small spaces. If your home has specific ventilation requirements, know that you can purchase a ventilation kit without ducts.

Dual or triple radiant elements
These allow you to select the area in use for each element depending on the size of the pot to ensure better heat transfer.

2 - Ovens

Steam-cleaning feature
With a steam-cleaning feature, you can say goodbye to unpleasant smells. This new technology combines water and heat to dislodge food stuck in the oven. The complete cycle takes under an hour and requires a temperature of less than 200°F.

Temperature probe
A temperature probe enables you to measure the temperature of your meat, poultry, and other foods with precision and without opening the oven door.

Wi-fi
Certain models offer Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to keep an eye on your food wherever you are.

To your tapes, ready, measure

Now that you have determined the type of range and cooking method you are looking for, it’s time to verify the available space for your new appliance in your kitchen.
Measures are for information purposes only. Refer to the manufacturer’s guide for exact measures of the model of your choice.
Ovens
Hauteur (in)
Width (in)
Depth (in)
Capacity (ft3)
Single
24 to 29
24, 27, 30
23, 28
Between 2,8 & 3,2
Between 3,9 & 5
Double
51
27 & 30
28
Between 8 & 10
Combined
43
27 & 30
28
Between 8 & 10
Ovens
Hauteur (in)
Width (in)
Depth (in)
Capacity (ft3)
Single
24 to 29
24, 27, 30
23, 28
Between 2,8 & 3,2
Between 3,9 & 5
Double
51
27 & 30
28
Between 8 & 10
Combined
43
27 & 30
28
Between 8 & 10
Ranges
Hauteur (in)
Width (in)
Depth (in)
Capacity (ft3)
Simple
Double
Combiné
48
Approx. 30
24 to 26
4.8 to 6.5 (double oven models).
Ranges
Hauteur (in)
Width (in)
Depth (in)
Capacity (ft3)
Simple
Double
Combiné
48
Approx. 30
24 to 26
4.8 to 6.5 (double oven models).
Cooktops
Hauteur (in)
Width (in)
Depth (in)
Induction
3 to 7 1/2 (18 for models with a downdraft system)
30 & 36
21 to 28
Glass ceramic
3 to 7 1/2 (18 for models with a downdraft system)
24, 30 & 36
21 to 28
Gas-fueled
3 to 7 1/2 (18 for models with a downdraft system)
30 & 36
21 to 28
Coil elements
3 to 7 1/2 (18 for models with a downdraft system)
24 & 30
21 to 28
Cooktops
Hauteur (in)
Width (in)
Depth (in)
Induction
3 to 7 1/2 (18 for models with a downdraft system)
30 & 36
21 to 28
Glass ceramic
3 to 7 1/2 (18 for models with a downdraft system)
24, 30 & 36
21 to 28
Gas-fueled
3 to 7 1/2 (18 for models with a downdraft system)
30 & 36
21 to 28
Coil elements
3 to 7 1/2 (18 for models with a downdraft system)
24 & 30
21 to 28

Pro's advice

Don’t forget to measure your doorways, hallways, and any other areas that will be used to deliver your new oven.

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