If the kitchen space is where you love to spend most of your time, then designing the room well should be of utmost importance. And what makes the kitchen efficient is the tools and appliances that are placed in there. While remodeling your kitchen space can be overwhelming, picking the right appliances can be a huge task. One of the appliances that can leave you confused is the oven. Ovens are an important cooking tool and they enable you to undertake cooking of several fancy dishes.
While scrolling through catalogs, you may fall in love with several variations of wall ovens and other ranges, however, is it the right one for you? Will it ease your cooking process and help you cook all your favorite foods? Well, not all ovens are built to serve your needs. However, worry not, there is one out there that will suit your preference. And if you are confused between wall ovens and stand-alone ovens, you should make the right choice based on a few factors. Read on to understand which is the right type of oven for your kitchen needs:
Kitchen room: You will be setting up your oven in your kitchen and it is extremely important that you consider the space available in your kitchen. Moreover, the oven you choose should complement the layout of your kitchen. Usually, wall ovens take up more space than stand-alone ovens. Ranges are smaller in inches, while wall ovens take up at least 50 inches of space. Also, you should understand that ovens do require enough landing space and there should be a minimum of 12 inches on either side. Also, do consider that when you cook in the oven, you do need to have a counterpart that is not very far from the oven to safety place your dish on the top. Thus, if you have a big kitchen space, you can go in for a wall oven as it requires a lot of space to set up. On the other hand, a standalone range is great for a smaller kitchen.
Budget matters: Your budget will be a driving factor when choosing between a wall oven or a stand-alone oven. Stand-alone ovens are more budget-friendly, and you do not have to drill a hole in your pocket to buy one. These ovens are a good choice if you are on a tight-budget as they are priced approximately at $250. However, stand-alone ovens with high-end features do come at a high cost. Wall ovens come at a very high price and start at a minimum of $1000. If you are looking for premium features, the cost will shoot up. So, if you have a high-budget, you may go in for a wall oven.
Preferences: What kind of cuisine do you usually cook? Understanding the kind of food you prepare is a good way to determine which of the two will be ideal. Moreover, if you prepare a lot of dishes at the same time, then wall ovens prove to be more convenient. Secondly, you should understand the requirements of the people who will be using the oven. A senior adult or a tall individual will find it difficult to remove dishes from stand-alone ovens as they are shorter in height. Wall ovens let you conveniently remove and place the pan on a countertop.
Both wall ovens and stand-alone ovens come with their own set of pros and cons and depending on your likes; you will be able to make the best choice. You should note that home appliances are somethings that we do not regularly upgrade and thus, you should also realize that you will be using the same for the next few years. Keep longevity, quality and future use in mind.
A detailed guide to finding the best CD ratesRead More...
In simple terms, “CD rate” is defined as the interest percent yield on a certificate of deposit. Essentially a Certificate of Deposit is a savings deposit for a fixed period of which interest is earned by the bearer. A Certificate of Deposit (CD) is offered by any bank where you have opened a savings account. The fixed period can be a short or long term, and you will face a penalty if you withdraw your money before the term expires. The CD rate offered by a bank decides what you will yield from your CD investment. Follow this easy step-by-step guide to get the best CD rates.
Step 1: Use comparison websites such as Bankrate or Nerd Wallet to get the best CD rates. Online banks tend to offer competitive CD rates as they have lesser overhead costs as compared to traditional financial institutions.
Step 2: Invest for longer terms as long-term CDs tend to have higher interest rates. However, this also means that you cannot withdraw your money for long periods of time.
Step 3. Consider CD laddering. By opening multiple long term CDs with at least one CD maturing every year, you will successfully receive higher yields and reduce the chances of paying withdrawal penalties.
Step 4: Keep an eye out for special deals. Banks to cut through competition may offer special CD rates. Don’t hesitate to ask the staff at your bank if they are running any offers.
Step 5: Look at other CD variations such as liquid and bump-up CDs. These may be riskier than traditional CDs, but they are ideal for time periods of rising rates. In the case of liquid CD, you will not have to pay the penalty if you withdraw your money before the term expires. However, you will have to cover up this cost with lower interest rates. In the case of a bump-up CD, you can switch to another CD with the same term but a better interest rate when your bank offers it. You can, however, make the switch only once.
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Having a tough time with your pickup truck and looking for something to ease your work up, but don’t know what to choose? We got you covered here. With roomy cabs, adjustable suspension and easy to operate touch screens, the 2016 Ram 1500 has become your rescuer here.
The 2016 Ram 1500 has a turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel engine with an EPA rating of 20/29 mpg city/highway. It delivers 420 pound-feet of trailer-pulling torques. Some other changes include the rugged Ram Rebel and the luxurious Ram Laramie Limited. Otherwise, the truck is same and unique as ever. With these minimal innovative changes, the 2016 Ram 1500 has achieved the best yet version of itself.
Now, not everyone wants the bed area to be unusually large. Just like not everyone is in need of a large cab area. Ram 1500 comes with three options, the regular cab, Quad Cab, and crew cab. The names have pretty much made it clear. Length of these beds ranges includes 6’, 4’, 5’ and 7’ on Crew Cab and Quad Cab models. For regular cabs, it goes up to a full 8’.
These interiors of these user-friendly trucks have been designed with great care. Not only are the designs and fabrics used luxurious, but the area is extremely comfortable as well. You simply can’t resist the comfort that this truck provides. Apart from the convenience, driving is such a smooth experience that you can’t stop being pleased.
Now, some of you may need some huge engines to fulfill the need to travel long distances, while the need of the others may not be the same. So, you’ve got choices varying from a 3.0-liter engine to a huge 5.7-liter one. So, you can save expenses if you don’t need a very big engine.
It goes without saying that 2016 Ram 1500 gives a tough competition to its rival trucks. Still, you could choose it over others for any reasons you like. May the reason be the comfort, the luxury or just the feel-good thing.