One of the most essential device in the kitchen is an appliance used for cooking food. This device is often referred to as a stove, a range or an oven in the same manner. However, these three words actually denote different objects. For this reason, A-Tech appliance, an expert appliance repair company in Northwest Arkansas, Fort Smith and Little Rock, offers a distinction between these three kitchen appliances. Please note that the explanations given below are not absolute nor should they be taken as such. They are merely meant as guidelines.

  1. Stove

Usually, stove refers to the location where heating elements are. You use a stove for sautéing, boiling, frying, etc.

  1. Oven

The dictionary states that an oven is ”an enclosed compartment, usually part of a cooker, for cooking and heating food”.  It is an enclosed section in which food is baked, broiled or roasted. When we’re talking about an oven, we’re talking about a sealed cooking compartment, not a stovetop.

  1. Range

Finally, range is used to describe the combination of an oven and a stove into once kitchen appliance.

Nevertheless, some will claim that ”stove” and ”range” can equally mean a device equipped with a stovetop and an oven, and that the distinction lays in the number of burners the device is equipped with. A standard home stove would have four burners, while a range would be larger and have six, eight or ten burners. Others will claim that a stove refers to any cooking device equipped with heating elements, whether it includes an oven or not.

As definitions may vary from one area to another, be sure you clarify what you are looking for to the salesman. If you want more information on this subject or if you need a kitchen appliance servicer in Northwest Arkansas, Fort Smith and Little Rock, be sure to get in touch with A-tech appliance today for fast and efficient appliance service. You can also visit their website to learn more about the services they offer.