Ovens and Hobs: Choosing the Right Model for Your Kitchen

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When it comes to choosing ovens and hobs, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the choice available on the market.

When choosing kitchen appliances, consider how you like to cook to help narrow down your requirements — if you regularly cook for a large crowd you should consider a double oven or a run of single ovens. It's also worth considering the additional functions that you would make regular use of — from microwave cooking functions to self cleaning capabilities.

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Melanie is an experienced homes journalist and editor of Period Living, Britain's best-selling period homes magazine. She has worked for Homes & Gardens and Real Homes, and is a former Deputy Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating, writing about modern design and architecture, and interviewing countless self builders and renovators about their experiences. In addition to undertaking her renovation projects, her other great passion is gardening.