By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Appliances. At Monday, September 23rd 2019, 10:42:48 AM.
Traditionally, designers advised against putting the fridge next to the oven as it would have to work extra hard to hold its temperature, wasting energy. But things are changing, which is good news if you have a very awkward space.
That said, there’s no reason not to make the best use of however much space you have available. To do this, we have to think in terms of ergonomics, your personal style, and, of course, how much you can afford to spend. If the cost of a total remodeling job (or your landlord’s ideas about knocking down walls) prevent this, much can still be done, especially by selecting the correct appliances.
Today, you can get the best of both heating methods with "dual fuel" ranges that let you mix gas and electric heat sources; for example, gas cooktop burners and an electric convection oven/broiler. Convection ovens, most often electric, use heated air to cook up to twice as fast as conventional ovens that rely on radiant heating action. You can even get a combination microwave/convection oven.