Different Types of Modern Stoves

Stoves come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Modern stoves have come quite a way from the time when the only method people had for cooking was to suspend their food over an open flame or attempt to cook it on a piece of flame heated stone. Once the wood burning stove was invented, modern stoves took off! To be sure, there are still some people who use wooden stoves to this day-for cooking and for heating their homes. The most common place stoves, however, are the electricity and natural gas burning stove and oven combination units. Designers have been working tirelessly for decades to figure out how to create modern stoves that are fun to use and beautiful to look at.

Knowing that there are technologically advanced stoves available, why would someone choose to use a wood burning stove? The major reason that people choose wood burning stoves for cooking and heating is the money that they save by doing so. Wood is inexpensive and easy to come by. It costs far less to heat a home and do your cooking on a stove that is powered by wood burning than it does to pay for the electricity or natural gas that is needed to run one of the more modern stove units.

When most readers read the words "modern stoves", they think of something that looks like it belongs in a sterile or clean room at a hospital. This is large because the modern art and decorating movement places quite a lot of emphasis on clean lines and a lack of decorative touches. In a modern small kitchen space, this lack of decoration can help make the space seem bigger than it already is. In a larger space, the lack of decoration keeps the space from feeling cluttered.

Today the wood burning modern stoves are used mostly for heating and an electrical stove is used for cooking. If you are forced to use an electrical or natural gas stove in a small kitchen space, you should consider breaking the unit up. Instead of choosing a combination range and oven modern stove, look for counter top ranges and wall mounted ovens. These make more use of the space you have available, and work around your current layout instead of forcing you to work around it.

Color-wise, almost any color will work in a modern kitchen. Modern art trends toward the bold and contrasting colors, so your modern stove's color should either blend in completely with the rest of your kitchen or stand out in stark contrast to the cabinetry and counters that surround it. If you are worried about your small kitchen space, the matching color will help make the space seem larger.

The most important elements of many modern stoves are whether or not you like how they look and whether or not you will enjoy cooking with them. Choose a unit that will make you happy and stretch out your small kitchen space! You will be using your modern stove a lot, should not you like it?