Built-in appliances in the kitchen is a fairly common solution to save room space. When choosing equipment that will be integrated into the design of the room, it is important to know what criteria to focus on. This article will tell not only about the types of embedded technology, but also points out its advantages and features. Also will be considered the most popular models of specific equipment and their cost.
Advantages and disadvantages of embedded kitchen appliances
More recently, integrated into the kitchen furniture appliances was considered a luxury item. However, today this option is widespread. The main advantage of the built-in equipment is that it is practical and occupies the minimum area of the room.
Installing a kitchen set with integrated appliances also allows you to reduce electrical energy costs. Furniture for individual functional elements, as a rule, is selected individually. The arrangement of devices inside the cabinets provides sound insulation, which is an important advantage.
Installation of equipment is performed not only taking into account the useful space of a particular kitchen. The installation also takes into account the personal wishes of the owners. In sum, this provides the necessary functionality and comfort. Another advantage of this technique is ease of installation. Also worth noting is the presentable appearance of embedded elements.
Integrated electrical and gas appliances have some drawbacks. First of all, they have a higher cost compared to conventional devices.
Note! When choosing a set of equipment, it is recommended to pre-order a headset for it. Installing embedded devices in the finished furniture is often impossible, since its dimensions may differ from those required.
Before installing embedded equipment, it will be necessary to discuss more than once the various nuances of the process with a specialist. Because of this, more time is spent than in the case of installing conventional devices.
Integrated devices are dependent on their location. Therefore, their rearrangement is impossible. Repairing built-in appliances requires intervention from only qualified specialists. Independently repairing defective items is not highly recommended.
In the kitchen set, you can integrate many large and small appliances. Of course, there is a technique that is necessary for any kitchen. The following items can be attributed to it:
Fridge. This freezer is a necessary element of any kitchen. The most popular built-in refrigerators today are two-compartments. However, the installation of a device with such characteristics is not always justified. For example, for small families, single-compartment refrigerators equipped with a freezer can be suitable. If necessary, the latter can be installed separately.
Cooking panel and oven. In the case of integrated technology, there are two options for mounting these devices: dependent and free. The first one takes into account the overall design of the hob and oven, which are controlled using a common panel.
In turn, the free arrangement of these elements for cooking allows you to arrange them independently of each other. Thus, the hob and oven can be connected to different power sources. For example, the cooking surface can be connected to a gas pipe, and the oven to an ordinary outlet, since the electronic versions have more precise temperature control.
Exhaust hood A set of built-in appliances for the kitchen, as a rule, includes this device. Today, there are two types of integrated extracts that differ in the principle of operation: equipped with a tap and filtering. In the first case, the device collects polluted air and contributes to its removal through the ventilation pipe.
Filtering devices are also called recycling. These hoods are equipped with special filters, thanks to which the polluted air is cleaned. After this procedure, he returns to the kitchen.
Useful information! It is important to remember that the effectiveness of any exhaust device depends on its area. Experts recommend selecting devices of the same size as the dimensions of the hob. This will ensure maximum efficiency of air purification.
Dishwasher. Such a device is not a necessary element of embedded household appliances for the kitchen. Buy a machine for washing dishes is not difficult. The range of these devices is quite wide. First of all, they differ in volume. This indicator determines how much dirty dishes can be loaded into the machine at a time.
Selection of the optimum place for the dishwasher depends on several factors. First of all, it is the size of the hose that is needed to remove dirty water. And also important is the size of the apparatus. Do not forget about the personal wishes of the owners of the apartment.
Auxiliary devices that can be integrated into kitchen furniture include washing machines. Their location in the kitchen is aimed at saving bathroom space. There are also many small-sized devices that perform different functions. These include: microwave ovens, coffee makers, blenders, etc.
The price of the kitchen with integrated appliances varies depending on the cost of the headset and devices. The cheapest kits, which include both furniture and appliances, can be purchased for 180-200 thousand rubles. More expensive complexes cost from 200 to 500 thousand rubles.
The integrated exhaust element looks harmonious in the interior of the kitchen room. Depending on the location of the features distinguish horizontal and vertical devices. In addition to the exhaust appliance, you can also hide tap-off elements in the wall cabinets, which, when outwardly, spoil the appearance of the kitchen.
As a rule, built-in hoods are selected according to the color of the kitchen unit. Depending on their design features, they are also divided into the following types:
- fully embedded;
- equipped with a sliding panel;
Full-built equipment has a smaller area, which is reflected in its efficiency. The other two types of hoods are able to absorb more air due to their increased dimensions.
Note! Before purchasing a hood, it is advisable to study the rating of manufacturers of household appliances that can be integrated into kitchen furniture.
Integrated exhaust devices can have one or two engines. Their number determines the power of the device. The higher this indicator, the more effective are their performance. However, powerful devices create more noise during operation, so it is recommended to carefully select devices for small-sized kitchens.
Any built-in model is equipped with a special grease filter made of metal. As well as the design of such devices includes carbon air cleaning elements. They are necessary for neutralizing unpleasant odors and are particularly relevant in recirculating types of extracts.
To install a built-in hood in the kitchen, first of all, you need to choose its dimensions. In the market of household appliances there are devices of different widths, namely: 50, 60 and 90 cm.
Criteria for choosing a built-in hood in the kitchen 60 cm
When choosing such a device, of course, the visual component is very important. However, the functionality of the exhaust device is a more necessary criterion. Consider what technical characteristics it is recommended to pay attention when purchasing an integrated air purification equipment with a width of 60 cm:
- noise level;
- the number of modes of operation;
- number of filters;
- type of management;
- additional features.
Built-in kitchen hood 60 cm is a fairly common solution. But at its installation it is necessary to consider that such width requires the corresponding box.
Power is the main parameter of the built-in exhaust design. It determines the amount of exhaust air per unit of time. If the system is recycled, then its performance reflects the ability of air processing.
In determining the required power, first of all, it is necessary to take into account the kitchen area. There are also many individual parameters. Therefore, before buying a hood is recommended to consult a specialist.
The effectiveness of the device depends on the mode of operation. For example, systems that function to remove polluted air outside the kitchen are more efficient. As for filters, it is recommended to select devices that include carbon cleaners. They offer the least resistance to airflow.
The range of built-in appliances “BOSCH” for the kitchen includes other devices that simplify the preparation of food and beverages. If desired, you can order a set of various kitchen appliances, which will have a general stylistic performance.
Buying built-in appliances will be an excellent choice that will save usable floor space. When choosing such complexes it is necessary to be guided by the individual characteristics of the premises, the budget and their own preferences. And also it is worth remembering that, if necessary, you can always contact the experts.