A standard gas range features four or five burners and a manual ignition switch that lights the gas burner you wish to use. Easy-to-turn knobs that enable you to control the flames are generally located in a row at the front of the range or to one side of the burners.
Even the appliances fit seamlessly into designer Leanne Ford's white kitchen. Here, a white stove blends easily with the cabinetry and subway tile backsplash. Wood countertops and gold cabinet and drawer pulls introduce a warmer note.
The kitchen's walls are painted with Farrow & Ball's "Off-White" and the woodwork "Old White" for a clean and straightforward appeal. An antique black stove sits in front of two floating shelves that keep cute teacups and other dishes on hand.
When the home was built in the 1800s, a stove like this was essential for staying warm and cooking dinner. Now, the designers use it to maintain the integrity of the farmhouse -- and occasionally heat a tea kettle.
Designer Regina Bilotta of Bilotta Kitchens found the perfect Chambers stove to fit the family's request of a 1950s-inspired kitchen. Adding to the vintage style, she incorporated a tin ceiling, reclaimed wood and distressed finishes.
Homeowners can cook with ease with this convenient kitchen layout from HGTV Dream Home 2012. An island with a built-in sink sits across from the stove, making it simple to turn from one to the other without ever having to step away.
An ornate wood surround frames the stove area in this traditional kitchen, while stunning wine storage is tucked away in the adjoining room. Mediterranean influences seep into the details through the ornate carving on the stove surround and thick molding on the cream cabinetry. Small drawers in the surround are perfect for storing easy-to-reach spices and herbs, while a small shelf provides easy access to oils and vinegars.