Corner kitchens: hobs
Hate and love, as Catullus wrote.
The corner kitchens they are much loved but at the same time viewed with suspicion. It would seem a must in particularly small kitchens, but in reality this is not the case, as we will see later.
In a broader context, however, it could do gain space which actually never hurts.
Any solution, if not carefully studied, could create big problems or at least not bring out the full potential of an environment.
For this reason, before choosing this appliance, you will need to rely on a good architect, especially as regards such particular solutions.
Unfortunately, beautiful does not always mean practical.
Corner hobs: Expert opinions
Just to go back to the Catullian incipit, after an in-depth research on the net, it is noted how above all the architects are a lot in favor on this type of solution, even if there is a but!
It was anticipated before that, although at first glance it may seem like a solution for cramped kitchens, this is not entirely true. In fact, many designers claim that the hob angular take away too much space.
It seems in fact that it is preferable to insert it in a fairly large context because in smaller spaces constrain the angle which could be used differently (for example with a swivel). Also, in a small kitchen it will accentuate its appearance compressed.
Corner kitchen: customer opinions
The architects on corner kitchens they obviously have their own point of view; as for the opinions of the owners, they are quite fluctuating.
In principle it translates into a matter of tastes and habits but it emerges from this research that these plans tend to be more difficult to clean than the classic ones.
It is also preferable to install this type of hob in a medium / large room because it will tend to be possible take advantage of space in a less practical way.
Corner hob: the best models
One thing is certain, i corner hobs they will give that something extra to the kitchen by moving it and making it unique.
There is no shortage of famous manufacturers, and the choice from which you can draw will be decidedly wide.
Both the classics are present gas hobs both the more modern plans a induction which will certainly simplify the problem of cleaning difficulties, as described above.
A necessary premise must be made: in fact, these are not particularly economic solutions. THE corner hobs, in fact, they will hardly find less than 400 euro and they can easily get to cost well more than 1000 euros.
FRANKE gas corner hob
This is undoubtedly the solution cheaper, but of a serious and reliable company. It has a decidedly small size of 83x83x5 cm with four burners. The surface of the hob Franke it is completely in stainless steel, easy to clean with the right precautions so as not to leave streaks.
It is also equipped with safety valve, double and triple crown burners with cast iron grids and a lowered hob. The type of control is the classic knob and theignition is electric and integrated.
Surely the product focuses more on functionality than on aesthetic impact but, as we will see later, its cost around 450 euro, puts it at first place in the price ranking, since it costs at least half that of competing products.
Barazza corner cookers
As you can see from the photo the product Barazza s.r.l. certainly presents more pleasant, almost minimalist lines, suitable for one modern kitchen and with few frills.
In practice, a clear example of 100% made in Italy elegance.
The measures are similar to the previous product, 83×83 cm, but used in a different way.
The corner hob in question, in fact, owns five fires, with triple crown burner to ensure a uniform flame, with consequent benefits for cooking.
Undoubtedly this model possesses an elegance and functionality at high levels but also the price rises a lot, settling around the 1000 euro.
FOSTER corner hob
Power and elegance for the company’s corner hob FOSTER.
Its real peculiarity is in the way the fires are housed, saving a lot deep space more than in length.
Undoubtedly these burners are more suitable for quite long worktops, since the size are approx 97x97x36 cm.
Like the most modern products, all FOSTER corner hobs are equipped with security valves which in case of flame extinguishing will interrupt gas supply in a very short time.
The company also offers interesting combinations, such as the Pitagora model extraction hoods, in order to enhance the elegant lines of this product.
The price stands around the 1200 euro but it would undoubtedly be money well spent. The only one downside, as mentioned, is that this model is not at all suitable for small kitchens.
Induction corner kitchen: modular models
Always FOSTER offers a really interesting product: the plate induction modular. It goes without saying that this solution will allow one free disposal, which will guarantee a perfect exploitation of the corner spaces of the kitchen.
The only limit is given by the length of the connection cables which however are of 60 cm for the touch module e 90 cm for the cooking zones. The colors available are total black or white.
L’installation is extremely simple and obviously this hob will have all of the advantages (and the disadvantages) of induction.
Greater control and maintenance of heat, timer counts minutes, zero risk of fire, extreme ease of cleaning and so smart fan system which optimizes ventilation in relation to the temperatures reached, all activated by a very practical touch control.
The available diameters of the elements are 27, 30 e 35 cm.
The price obviously varies according to the installed elements which range from 250 and 270 euros. The company also offers the model Modular Quadra, in case you prefer a kitchen with more geometric lines.
ALPES corner hob
The firm Alpes-Inox spa with 70 years of experience in the sector, it offers what can be considered the Ferrari of hobs.
Very simple lines and stainless steel on sight, they host well 6 burners to satisfy even the needs of larger families.
The measures for obvious reasons, they are perhaps the only weak point: with 51 cm depth and 84 cm of length. The pan supports are also in stainless steel and not in the classic cast iron, which gives it a truly elegant, modern and light look.
The true strength, in addition to the obvious convenience of having up to 6 burners, is the ease with which one can intervene in the event of breakdowns. In fact, removing knobs and burners will be possible in a very simple way, repair all by simply raising the hob.
As mentioned, this hob is a top of the range product, of extreme elegance and reliability. The price from the price list is not for all budgets: it is around 2.340 euro.
Do-it-yourself kitchen corner: a particular solution
As we have seen above, among the least economic solutions but undoubtedly beautiful to look at and practical to use, we have the modular plan induction in solution angular.
There is a way to save without renouncing the convenience of this new technology, taking advantage of thecorner of the kitchen in the best way.
A very do-it-yourself but very effective solution will be to buy at least two induction hobs Candy a two fires, installing them right in the corner, separated, in the case of 2 elements, by an angle of 90 °.
This product is also available on Amazon at a price just over 150 euro.
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