There are so many different types of cooks in the Okanagan – from self-proclaimed iron chefs to classically trained chefs to just-discovered-the-kitchen chefs – thankfully there’s a wide variety of kitchen appliances available to accommodate each type.
Whether you’re struggling to get a meal on the table in less than 20 minutes or spending an entire day preparing a five-course ordeal, these are the top five appliances Kelowna residents admit they couldn’t live without.
Using gas as the main heat source, these appliances have been touted as one of the best appliances to ever appear in home kitchens. They heat up quickly, provide a consistent source of heat, and they’re efficient. A gas range uses less energy than models that require electricity. They’re also super reliable. And in the event of a power outage, gas ranges can still be used.
Induction cooktops are on the rise in Okanagan homes. In fact, they’re being included in more and more new home builds, replacing the previously requested gas models. This is most likely because they can boil a pot of water in 90 seconds, which is great for the family that is always on the go. Plus, they’re safe, especially if curious little hands get too close. The only thing to get hot on an induction cooktop is the pot or pan placed on top.
For more insight into the benefits of an induction cooktop, check out our previous post: What Makes Induction Cooking Great? The Vernon Appliance Pros Explain.
Still a classic, electric ranges are found in plenty of homes in the Kelowna area. One of the more affordable cooking appliances, electric ranges offers a bunch of cooking benefits. Stay-at-home chefs love that they’re easy to clean, provide stability to cooking vessels, typically come with a food warming element, and don’t require a gas line to operate.
What’s better than one oven? Two! This is a must-have kitchen set-up for large Kelowna families. Not only do they make juggling numerous dishes easier, they can give you the freedom to prepare food for larger crowds. If you’ve always shied away from having Christmas dinner at your place because you’re not sure how you’ll roast the turkey and the potatoes and the pie at the same time, dual ovens can help!
One of the most innovative appliances to hit homes in recent years, the steam oven is the perfect addition to any kitchen. Cooking with steam produces healthier, more flavourful food. It’s also faster and easier than using a traditional oven and requires less prep time. If your house has an eager-to-learn cook that’s just beginning to understand how food is prepared, a steam oven is a great introduction into the cooking world.
Are you ready to include one or more of these fantastic cooking appliances in your meal prep arsenal? Come and see the experts in appliances that Kelowna homeowners consistently return to at Genier’s in Vernon. Trust us, it’s worth the trip.