Old style, new style: Richmond Stoves 900DFT and Stoves Sterling 900DFT Cooktop
Stoves knows what it does when it comes to electric range design. Point for point, the sterling 900DFT range range cooktops and the Richmond 900DFT range range range range are nearly identical. They share the programming functionality, have the same general internal capacity and the same number of boards. But they seem to come from two different worlds.
Stoves almost seems to be asking you a question, styled with its two flagship range 3-foot-wide kitchens. Both are designed for what Stoves calls the “compact kitchen.” Both have been designed to offer a versatile range of cooking functions, extras and options. And they both ask you this question: city or country?
When you get down to business, that’s the basic difference between these two models. Stoves Sterling 900DFT range kitchen is the whole city – Stoves Richmond 900DFT range kitchen is the whole country. The Sterling and Richmond give you dual-fuel capabilities in a 3-foot-wide casing; both offer a real capacity of 91 liters; and both allow you to convert to GLP. They both have cast iron skillet holders and wok burners. Both have telescopic shelves and enameled interiors for easy use and cleaning. The Stoves Sterling, however, is dressed in a very sleek and minimalist steel suit; while Stoves Richmond appears to have just passed the property and is home in time for a hearty dinner.
The Richmond 900DFT Stoves is encased in an enameled casing, with nice, thick oven and grill doors (they close with that satisfying “bang” that only well-made parts can produce). The knobs are carefully designed with responsive icons that let you know what you can do with each one. And a smart digital watch face reminds you that for all the country style, this is a modern gadget.
The Stoves Sterling 900DFT has the exact same knob and dial setup, but is clad in professional-looking flat steel. The same watch face now has a sleek circular edging with sleek control buttons underneath.
Stoves has clearly decided that the basic package, that is, the working parts, of your range kitchen should remain the same no matter what the exterior looks like. It’s a smart idea and it works very well for the client. If you know that the Stoves Richmond 900DFT is going to work exactly the same, and also the Stoves Sterling 900DFT, then you don’t need to waste time agonizing over the fact that you like the look of one, but the other has better compartments or functions For your needs.
Stoves have separated the way the kitchen works, from the way it looks – allowing homeowners with homes of all styles to get the look they want with the functionality they need. So whether you’re more of a country squire or an urban socialite, Stoves has the range kitchen to suit you.