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Posted by Hayley Gilbert Monday, 9th May 2016
If the kitchen is the hub of the home then the range cooker is the heart of the kitchen. Providing warmth, comfort and familiarity, a Rangemaster is also packed with functions and features to create perfect results, every time. With so many different configurations to choose from – whether classic or contemporary in style - gas, electric, dual fuel and induction, not to mention the variety of colours and finishes available, it’s easy to see why a Rangemaster is the ultimate centrepiece cooker.
Whether you’re planning a whole new kitchen refit or are simply revamping an existing scheme, a Rangemaster is a great way of creating a focal point within the room. It can easily complement both modern and traditional cabinetry and can work with period features such as being built into an old fireplace with a mantel on top, as this example below shows.
Rangemaster has boosted its best selling Classic Deluxe model by adding a bread proving drawer and a deeper, wider Supergrill with four-way trivet. Easy Glide shelves and Rapid Response ovens heat up 30 per cent faster than a fan oven while the traditional styling is a great match for classic Shaker cabinets in a timber or painted finish. We think the Gloss Black finish provides a great contrast against pale units but you can also choose from Cranberry, Cream, Olive Green, Stainless Steel, Racing Green, Regal Blue or White, all with a chrome or brass trim.
The Rangemaster Elan is a traditional looking design that can complement all styles of kitchen cabinetry. Make use of an old chimney-breast or alcove and slot the cooker in. A tiled splashback can be as bold or as neutral as you like, while a toughened glass or stainless steel panel is easier to clean. Rangemaster has a good variety of both, in sizes to complement your cooker.
If your kitchen doesn’t have a fireplace, most bespoke furniture makers will be able to fashion a surround in keeping with the base units and island design. Good extraction is also key, whatever size and style your kitchen, so check out Rangemaster’s integrated hood, which can be installed discreetly above the cooker and hidden from view.
The kitchen below shows how Elan can also be used effectively in a modern setting, with the gloss black finish contrasting against simple white painted cabinets either side and a fresh white and wood colour scheme in this drop-level open-plan space.
For a touch of French flair, Rangemaster’s Elise cooker really adds the wow factor with its Gloss Black finish, which also comes in Slate, China Blue, Cherry Red, White, Cream and Stainless Steel. In induction or dual fuel, the Elise also offers the choice of 90cm, 100cm or 110cm sizes, making it a great option for rooms of all sizes. We love the idea of hanging utensils behind the hob area for quick and easy access when cooking.
Many period properties feature a clean combination of classic and contemporary kitchens with rear extensions and side returns housing simple in-frame cabinetry and pale painted finishes in on-trend greys, whites and blues. Rangemaster’s Kitchener cooker in Ivory really sets the scene with its pared back, sophisticated look