Ovens, cooktops and appliance connections
It has been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and a non-functioning stove, oven, or cooktop can disrupt everyday life. For first-time homeowners, it is very important to choose the best kitchen appliances. In this area of the house we are not only after the appearance of the items but most important is the functionality. Safety is also one of the priorities as this space is where fire is most likely found. Gas is from this area if you use gas stoves. Kitchen appliances are mostly electric and kept plugged in most of the time.
Other areas in the house will most likely only require you to look at the beauty and functionality of the pieces you put in there, like the living room. It is not very heavy in terms of electrical appliances. It is indeed the kitchen where we really focus on the safety because of the items we have there as mentioned here.
As there are many electrical appliances in the kitchen, big and small, the power consumption is quite high. The sockets should be able to hold and give a much bigger capacity considering that a big refrigerator, separate freezer, electric stove and oven, and microwaves could be used simultaneously. Not to mention small appliances such as blenders, juicers, coffee makers and food processors are also a part of this area. The last thing you want is an overload – or worse, a fire.
It would be wise to plug these items into different sockets (never ‘piggyback’ them) but this would depend on the design of the kitchen. Most homeowners want their electric appliances in one area for organisation – with no wiring all over the place. As electricians, we keep this in mind and incorporate design with functionality. You can trust us to keep your safety on top as well.
For those with existing houses that will go through renovation, now is the time to have your electrician check on the wiring especially in the kitchen (and bathroom). Lighting is usually on top of a homeowner’s mind and is most likely updated with the new designs to create a different vibe. Yes, this may mean additional expense but gives you peace of mind and adds value to the property.
Need help with your kitchen (or any part of your home) then call us – your trusted electrician in the Redlands and Bayside.