There's no denying that range cookers within an island are very visually pleasing. It helps to give a kitchen a modern and stylish look, different from the standard placement of many cookers amid kitchen counters. Range cookers on an island certainly catch the eye whenever you walk into a room.
Functionality and counter space
Having your cooker in the centre of your kitchen, as opposed to on the side with the counters, can also be hugely functional and practical. For example, this could make meal prep in the evenings easier. This is especially true if you have a young family, with lots of people running in and out of the kitchen. It also means that you're within closer reach of cupboards and other kitchen utensils to make the cooking process more streamlined.
Length and depth
Consider the length and depth of the range cooker you're looking to purchase. Some models are bigger than others and may not fit with the size of your island. It's also worth checking that the island itself is suitable for a range cooker to be installed within it. When looking to purchase your range cooker, make note of the measurements and the size of your island to compare against each other.
Not every island will work with a range cooker. For example, some smaller islands just can't accommodate a range cooker. Here are some ideas on how you can make the most of a smaller kitchen space. For those with a bigger kitchen island, installing a range cooker is a viable option.
Kitchen design and surrounding space
It's also vital to consider the overall layout of your kitchen, and whether a range cooker would work both aesthetically and practically. For example, larger kitchens are likely to find more benefits from integrating a range cooker into their island. Smaller kitchens may find that including a large range cooker on the island takes up too much space and leaves little room for food preparation or storage.
Extraction hood installation
Most range cookers also require extraction hoods, and this comes at additional costs. Consider not only whether a hood would be necessary for your kitchen, but also if the integration is affordable overall with these extra costs. You should also think about the appearance of an extraction hood, and whether it would take away from the overall look of your kitchen.