Demand Laser edge doors and panels for your new Kitchen.
Revolutionary Laser Edge, by Kitchens R Us.
Laser edging is the latest in the Kitchen industry for an up-spec finish for new kitchens and cabinets.
Laser edge is now revolutionizing the standards for new kitchens in New Zealand.
Where once a 2mm PVC edge and the glue lines were just accepted as the norm in new kitchens, now with the latest technology, we can build your new kitchen with seamless edges to the doors and panels with our new laser edge machinery.
Kitchens R Us imported their own Laser edging machine from Germany over 12 months ago and customers are just wowed with our high spec seamless doors.
This new Invisible edge technology is relatively new to the Kitchen industry and many customers are unaware that they are purchasing expensive kitchens from companies using old technology.
Why accept unsightly 2mm PVC edging for your new kitchen when for the same out lay you can have the latest technology with beautiful smooth invisible edges with our true Laser edge.
The benefits of laser edge are just not aesthetic, laser edge has proven to make your kitchen more moisture proof due to the tight Laser edging that reduces the chances of water and moisture affecting your new kitchen.
Laser edge doors and panels are cleaner because there’s no edge for food and grime to lodge in so your kitchen stays cleaner and lasts longer, and keeps its good looks!
Future proof your beautiful new kitchen and wow your friends and family with true laser edge by Kitchens R Us.
Come and see what all the fuss is about before you buy your new kitchen!
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Why buy NZ made.
Flat pack Kitchens versus NZ custom Made:
It’s a good question and I do get asked it from time to time.
To be fair most people whom come into one of my showrooms, do so, because they have already made the decision to go NZ made.
However, I still do have the subject of flatpacks brought up from time to time, and I think this is because they are not only in the Big box warehouses anymore, there are now companies in New Zealand with amazingly beautiful showrooms, that you could be forgiven, to have assumed, that the kitchens are made locally and not out of a box, shipped from the other side of the world.
Whenever I am asked about flat packs compared to NZ made, I always have an internal debate with myself about where to start.
Should I start with the fact that anything made in “New Zealand” must meet strict NZ rules & regulatory standards and Flat pack products from around the world do not need to meet any standards and so you don’t know what is the box until you’ve spent your money & opened it.
Or should I point out that most people assume a flat pack kitchen will save them money, by not taking into consideration the time it will take an installer (or hubby) to assemble and install a flat pack & return to the store repeatedly for the extra parts required to finish the kitchen, at an hourly rate, that soon eats up any savings made by choosing a flatpack.
I suppose every product has its place but I have been in the kitchen industry a long time and I know for a fact that flatpacks are to be approached with your eyes wide open and reading the fine print may just save your bacon.
For example, there is a flat pack company, that will gladly sell you a whole kitchen worth of boxed product, out of lovely showrooms all over New Zealand, but if you read the fine print, you will see that you must open every box and check it all thoroughly and make any claim in writing within 48 hours of receiving your kitchen in a box. An hour over 48 hours and your claim will be rejected. It doesn’t take much imagination to figure out why they do that.
And if you still have any doubts, consider this, know that houses settle over time and floors and walls aren’t always as level or square as they look and you don’t notice these things, until you go to put a kitchen in.
A NZ manufacturer will come to site and take the levels and measurements and angles into consideration when designing your kitchen. You may not even know that he or she is doing this, as its part of the skill and service you get from a qualified designer. How are you going disguise a floor that’s on a slope or a wall at an angle or walls not quite vertical, with a flat pack kitchen?
A NZ Kitchen designer and manufacturer will design and custom make an oversized a panel here or trim a cabinet there, or to go back to the factory for an extra part, that will make all the difference to the finish of your new kitchen.
So, what is so good about NZ made, well your more than likely to get a well-made NZ custom kitchen in a layout that suits your space perfectly, for about the same price as a flatpack and coupled with the peace of mind, that you are dealing with a local company owned by a local person, not unlike yourself, who is there every day, because he or she loves the kitchen industry and loves making new kitchens and will stand by their product.
So, if you do choose a flatpack kitchen, read the fine print and you better hope that you’ve saved a whole truck load of cash to compensate, for the finish and look, you’re going to have to live with.
Buyer's Guide to your Ideal Cooktop
Gas, Induction & Ceramic
Regardless of which type of cooktop you decide on, it is important to Remember the following when making a purchase.
Heats by Coiled Metal Elements Under Tempered Ceramic Glass
The Metal coils electronically heat to the desired temperature, this coil then heats the ceramic Surface.
Coils do cycle on and off during use, helping to keep a stable cooking temperature.
Ceramic Cooktops work best with flat bottomed cookware as it has an increased surface area that is in contact with the heat reducing the warming time.
Ceramic cooktops generally feature an electronic push dial which helps control temperatures more precisely, as well as adding a design value to the cooktop.
Cleaning of a Ceramic cooktop is generally simple, though if something spills and burns onto the surface it can make cleaning more difficult, it is important to clean spills, as soon as it is safe to do so.
Heated by high-frequency Electromagnets. Heat is almost instant similar to gas.
The electromagnets generate a magnetic field that heats the pan directly and not the cooktops full surface, this helps keep an even temperature throughout the pan's surface.
Induction cooktops use specialised cookware, as it needs to be able to withstand the fast heating process and direct heat to the pan rather than cooktop. It is best to check with a specialist on what cookware would best suit your needs.
Induction cooktops generally feature an electronic touch controls which helps to control the temperature more precisely as well as adding an extra design element to the cooktop itself.
Cleaning induction cooktops is as easy as wiping it down, as it is a flat smooth surface so there is no small spaces for the food to fall into.Induction cooktops generally work out to the most expensive hob option , as the purchase price is generally higher , installation and wiring requirements more costly and the cabinet below the induction hob, must be modified to allow sufficient space for cooling.
Heats by Igniting the Fuel (gas) with an electric Spark.
When you switch the gas on it generates an immediate heat, and heats the pan's surface directly via an open flame.
Gas cooktops accept most types of cookware as it is a naked flame heating the bottom rather than a direct heat hitting the base of the pan, cast Iron is generally recommended for use with gas as it is hard wearing and sturdy with a large surface area.
Gas Cooktops temperature is controlled manually, generally by a knob or dial on the cooker rather than an electronic dial.
One big thing about gas is that even in the event of a power cut, it will still keep running, unlike Ceramic or Induction which run off electricity.
Cleaning a gas cooktop can become a bit of a task, as there is a lot of parts to work with. When cleaning a gas cooktop you have to disassemble some components and wash them separately as well as making sure you get around all the knobs and switches. Make sure you allow for this when looking into one.
If you are looking at cost of the cooktop
The most cost effective would be Ceramic, as it is cheaper to purchase and doesn't cost much to install & run.
In the middle would be Induction, because though it is more expensive to purchase it doesn't cost a lot to run because it doesn't waste heat by heating the cooktop rather it heats the Pan itself.
The most costly would be Gas, even though it isn't the most expensive to purchase, it does cost a bit to run, because it runs off gas rather than electricity and it wastes a bit of heat by producing a naked flame, rather than solely heading up a flat surface.
Overall each cooktop has its benefits and it is upto the design and functionally that you are looking for to which would better suit your purposes.