Polystar Cooker Buying Guide For Your Kitchen.
The kitchen is often described as the heart of the home, and the centerpiece of most kitchens is a built-in or freestanding cooking appliance. As most of us spend so much time cooking, it’s important to make the right choice of cooking appliance to suit your home and lifestyle.
There are a few factors to consider when looking for a cooker:
1. The heat source available.
2. The types of cooking you prefer.
3. The size of your household all influence which cooker you should select.
So we have pulled together the basics in this cooker buying guide to aid you in your search for the perfect cooker.
Do you have sufficient space in your kitchen?
Space is the first and most important thing to consider when getting a gas cooker.
You have to measure up your kitchen and decide how much space is needed for that desired cooker.
A cooker is a freestanding, all-in-one unit that contains at least one oven and a hob.
It stands on the floor, and in most kitchens will slot into a gap between your units and counter.
The freestanding cooker is a good value alternative to buying an oven and a hob individually. Cookers come in different width sizes, making them easy to fit into your kitchen and handy if you're replacing an old cooker.
Freestanding cooker sizes generally have a standardized depth of 60cm and a height of 90cm.
This means that they will sit neatly alongside most kitchen units.
You have a choice of widths to choose from depending on the space you have available in your kitchen.
Most cookers have a width of 60cm, but if you're tight on space there are also 50cm and 55cm wide options.
They can be a great compact solution for smaller spaces. And if you have a large family or you just love to cook and entertain people, then a Range cooker is the most appropriate for you.
Range cookers refer to a style that is usually wider than standard cookers, typically between 90-110cm in width. They are available for all fuel types, and their size and capabilities make them a great choice for larger families. A range cooker is especially ideal for people who love to entertain and love to cook.
The range cookers feature an array of burners for a more efficient way of cooking. It will make your cooking faster, cleaner, and more convenient. They come fully equipped with ovens and grills which is ideal for cooking lots of different dishes at once, or keeping certain dishes warm while others cook.
Thanks to its numerous functions, you can bake, boil, and roast at the same time, giving you extra freedom in the kitchen. Polystar has a large range of cooker that comes in different sizes to perfectly suit your kitchen space.
Polystar 4 Burner Gas Cooker 50X50Cm Auto Ignition, Pv Bb50G1A, Polystar 2 Hot Plate 2 Burner Gas Oven, Gas Cooker Pv Br50G2A are all examples of Freestanding cookers measuring 50cm/55cm in width.
These are perfect for compact kitchens.
They come with amazing features and the best design to fit the comfort of your kitchen.
Polystar 3 Burner + 1 Electric Gas Cooker (Pv Br60G1A) is a freestanding cooker measuring 60cm*60cm in size. It features 3 Aluminum Burners with Brass Burner Caps and 1 Hotplate 1500w.
Polystar Pvwd 960G5G 5 Gas Burner with Auto Ignition, Polystar Pvnd 90G2Gp 2 Hot Plate + 4 Gas, With Touch Screen Timer are examples of Range cookers.
You can depend on this multitasking cooking device for everything from simmering tomato sauce to baking muffins to broiling burgers.
Most brands measure oven capacity in liters and the bigger your ovens are; the more flexibility you'll have to cook several dishes at once. If you cook for a big family or lots of friends, you may enjoy a cooker with greater capacity.
The size of your oven determines how much food it can cook but you should also consider the shape of the oven and the number of shelves.
For example, a 50-liter oven with three shelves can cook three times the amount of Yorkshire puddings as a 35-liter oven with one shelf.
In standard cookers, single oven options will usually have a capacity of between 50-65 liters. Simple and uncomplicated cooking and grilling can all be done in these ovens with one cavity.
Single ovens only have one oven to bake, roast and grill in, but there’s usually enough space to cook most things. Only having one oven to cook with will be a limitation for some, particularly if you’re looking to bake and grill at the same time, or if you’ve got a lot of cooking to do.
There are three kinds of cookers; gas, electric and dual fuel which uses both gas and electric. Although these three kinds of cookers will get your food cooked, they go about it in very different ways, each with their advantages.
These are the traditional cooker type, they give you instant and precise heat control. It’s a superior choice if you need powerful heat for your stir-fry. They are known for their hob heat control and cheap running costs, making them a popular choice for pro chefs and entry-level users alike.
These have a traditional look with a pan frame support that sits over the burners. They provide instant heat as soon as you turn on, compared to electric hobs which take a little longer to heat up, and you can easily control the heat by turning down the flame. Any style of the pan can be used on a gas hob.
Unlike electric models, gas ovens don't usually have fans to circulate the heat around the oven. As heat naturally rises, this means the top of your oven will get hotter than the bottom, enabling you to cook multiple dishes at different temperatures.
Pros of Gas fuel type:
* Instant hob heat - Unlike electric hobs, you don't have to wait for them to heat up, so you'll be able to quickly start frying and bring water to a simmering point.
* Less expensive to run - Gas is cheaper than electricity, which will make help cut your fuel costs.
Cons of the Gas fuel type:
* Uneven oven temperature - It's not necessarily a con, as some people like having variable temperature, but you'll need to be aware of this when positioning dishes in the oven.
* Difficult to clean - The frame support makes gas hobs more difficult to clean vs smooth electric hobs.
Here are some of the best Polystar Gas cookers and Gas hobs:
All comes with amazing features that make each day in the kitchen more fun than the last.
Price starts from N45,000.
This is a popular choice, especially in modern kitchens, they tend to offer fast cooking times, even cooking results and are easy to clean, but usually cost more to run. Electric cookers are easy to clean and come equipped with intelligent features.
Electric ovens have the advantage of oven fans, which help to spread the heat around the oven cavity. This even heat distribution in electric ovens makes them ideal for baking. The oven fans won't heat as fast as a gas oven, however, it will give you a more even cooking temperature, making it ideal for cooking multiple dishes at the same temperature.
You would commonly see the sealed plate hob out there; they are also called the hot plate. These hobs are robust but tend to be slower at heating up. They are a more affordable option and worth considering if you're on a tight budget.
You also have the ceramic hobs, they have a modern look and their smooth surface makes them easy to wipe clean. They heat up faster than sealed plate hobs but not as fast as gas hobs.
Pros of Electric Fuel type:
* Sleek finish - Models with ceramic hobs look great in contemporary kitchens, even the modern gas hobs today look very sophisticated.
* Even cooking - Fan assisted ovens which create a more even oven temperature, making it easy to get consistent cooking results. This is especially useful if you do a lot of baking.
* Easy-to-clean hobs - Electric ceramic hobs have a flat and smooth surface that makes it quick and easy to wipe clean.
Cons of Electric Fuel type:
* More expensive - Electric cookers are typically more of an investment when compared to gas cookers as they cost slightly more to run.
* Hob stays warm - Ceramic and sealed plate hobs take a while to cool down after they've been turned off, which can be a safety hazard if you have pets or kids.
DUAL FUEL; GAS + ELECTRIC.
Dual fuel cookers combine the benefits of both electricity and gas, this gives you what many consider the best features of the two single-fuel cooker types; the even temperature control of an electric oven, and the precise, instant heat of a gas hob.
If this fuel type suits you perfectly, here are some options for you:
Price ranges from N55,000 - N200,000.
Apart from the Freestanding cookers and Range cookers, there is also the Tabletop cookers that are known for their portability. They are compact, fit on your traditional kitchen cabinet, and overall, are very reliable when it comes to gas consumption.
A tabletop gas stove is one way of maximizing space and carrying out your cooking smartly and quickly. It is perfect for them bachelors and University students that need to eat but don't have the luxury of a large capacity kitchen. A lot of them are pocket-friendly, easy to use, and lightweight. While some possess just one burner, others come with almost three to four burners.
The compact design of the tabletop gas hob makes them fit well into your kitchen and there will not be an issue finding a space for them in your kitchen.
They are very affordable and their prices go for as low as N8,600.
Polystar Pv Kgrgd057 2 Burner Stainless Table Top Cooker and Polystar Pv N5 M76Fl Gas Table Top Cooker are some great examples.
A cooker comes with more features than just this ignition knobs and burner caps.
These other features help to ensure that you have total control in your kitchen and also to allow you to enjoy a more relaxing and productive cooking time.
1). Easy cleaning: Most cookers have some sort of lining to aid with cleaning. Some may have pyrolytic cleaning, which burns off grease and grime at 500°C, leaving you to simply wipe away ash. At a minimum, cookers with easy-clean enamel make wiping away grease easier.
2). Multi-function oven: Many freestanding cookers come with multi-function ovens, which allow you to cook with a variety of heat sources independently or in combination. Compared to conventional and fan ovens where you can just control the temperature and possibly turn on a grilling option, multi-function ovens offer up to 8 pre-set cooking programs.
3). Grill: A grill comes in really handy for quick snacks, they are also ideal for giving an oven-cooked dish a crispy or golden finish. If you do a lot of grilling then, you will need to think carefully about if having a grill is an important feature for you.
4). Auto ignition: Most gas burners ignite automatically when the burner knob is pushed. These are more convenient to use than a separate ignition. It allows you to save costs and you won't need to buy matchboxes or lighters again.
5). Lids: Some cookers come with a lid, these lids can either be glass lids or stainless steel lids and they are mostly seen on gas cookers. They can come in really handy to protect the hob and enable you to utilize the surface space as a worktop. When they're up whilst you’re cooking they also come in ideal as a splash-back.
6). Programmable timer: Apart from some basic models, most cookers will come with a timer, even if this is just a minute minder to alert you when your cooking time is up. Some high-end cookers have programmable ovens, they turn the cooker on, time your cooking and will turn the cooker off when the food is done.
So I have already talked about the different kinds of cookers you have out there, from their sizes to their oven capacities, their fuel source, and the different features they have to offer. Now you know how to choose a cooker that best suits you and your family and you are now wondering about where to get it, or what brand to go for.
There are so many brands out there and choosing one can be a strenuous task. I will love to help you even further in choosing the perfect cooker for your house, to make the entire process even easier.
One brand that comes to mind when I hear of household appliances is Polystar Electronics brand.
POLYSTAR is a brand name in electronics and home appliances sub-sector of the Nigerian market. The product over time has carved a niche for itself in the highly, dynamic, and competitive electronics and home appliances market environment through a combination of its superior quality and affordability.
The parent company POLYSONIC NIGERIA LIMITED is a name synonymous with quality. Since the commencement of operation in 1990, the company has grown to become one of the leading names in electronics and household appliances in Nigeria.
Polystar cookers are sure to give you high quality at pocket-friendly prices. These gas cookers come with 2 to 6 optimally sized burners that burn at different intensities to ensure that your food is uniformly and well cooked. Each gas cooker features various innovative technologies that help to increase productivity in the kitchen.
So if you are looking for quality, classy and durable cooker at affordable prices, then Polystar cooker is definitely what you need.