If you’ve decided to take the plunge into a new semi-commercial kitchen for your church, we understand that it can be difficult to know whether you want electric or gas appliances. Here, we weigh up the different available options
Choosing between electrical and gas appliances can feel complicated, but when you consider the Gas regulations and more intricate requirements needed for the latter, electrical can feel a lot more straightforward. We’ve pulled together the pros and cons of an all-electric kitchen to make your decision that little bit easier…
Gas vs electric: your kitchen requirements
As with in any domestic setting, gas-powered equipment requires the installation of running gas pipes, an appropriate ventilation system and a gas cut-out valve – all of which need to be installed by a professional. Electrical equipment on the other hand, just needs to be plugged in and, voila, they’re good to go. Making them not only cheaper to install but also more portable as they just need to be placed near a plug socket, rather than pipes.
You do need to be aware that electric cookers use a great deal of power, so if your new equipment draws more current than its older counterpart, you may need a bigger electricity cable. Simply because the larger the cable, the more electricity it can deliver – something Steelplan can advise you on during the planning stage.
However, before you go ahead with your all-electric kitchen, it’s worth noting the following:
Steelplan Kitchens’ top tip: Don’t forget that if the infrastructure of your church allows, you could always go for dual fuel, saving you the hassle of having to choose. Allowing you to have the best of both worlds, with the precise temperature control of electricity to heat the oven, but the speed of the traditional gas hob – just be aware that if your old kitchen is only set up for electric appliances, it’ll be costly to reroute a gas line. And vice versa – switching from gas only will require the installation of an electric line and a capped gas line.
Are you ready to start your new project in 2021? Call the Steelplan Kitchens team on 0844 809 9186 – we can discuss which options are best for you.
The inherent strength of metal and a combination of the benefits listed on this page mean that a steel Kitchen will far exceed the life expectancy of a standard wooden carcass kitchens in semi-commercial environments.
The polyester powder coated steel is impervious to water. No more swollen chipboard or rotting MDF.
The metal is fire resistant and the powder coat finish formulated so that no toxic fumes are emitted in the case of fire.
Unlike wooden/chipboard cabinets the Steelplan Kitchen carcass does not contain any material that may sustain, harbour or encourage insects or bacteria.
The powder coated finish means that the units can be kept to an extremely high level of cleanliness and hygiene at all times. Essential when used in health locations.
It looks great! The hidden steel backbone is dressed up with a choice of doors to produce whatever look and feel you want.