Clearwater BIG bathroom sale

Just two days to go until The BIG bathroom sale at AlbionBKE!

The britton, Burlington and Clearwater sale starts in two days on September 22.

These distinctive bathroom collections are like no other. Appealing to a wide range of tastes and price points, refresh your bathroom with a classical and traditional style, or a sleek and modern feel.

You can take a closer look at britton, Burlington and Clearwater’s fabulous designs ahead of the sale by clicking below:

britton – stylish and modern bathrooms

Burlington – classically styled bathrooms

Clearwater – fabulous yet simplistic bathrooms

Which is your favourite?

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BIG bathroom sale

Full details have been added to the Bathroom sale page. Follow the link below for details.

The BIG Bathroom Sale is on it’s way!

It might be the biggest cliché you love the hate, but there really has never been a better time to buy your dream bathroom.

Eager to know what products will be in the sale? We’ll be teasing one or two here on our blog and on our Facebook page next week.

The sale starts in 8 days on September 22 until November 18.

Can’t wait for the sale and want to start planning your new bathroom now? Please give us a call and we might let you in on the details early…

induction cooking boiling water

The pros and cons of cooking with induction come up quite a lot at AlbionBKE. (You could say customer requests have reached boiling point). So, we’ve put together this handy induction hob buying guide and answered your hot topics.

 

Q. Are there different types of induction hob?

Yes! And the differences aren’t talked about enough. There are three kinds of induction hob you need to be aware of when deciding on what’s right for your cooking needs.

  1. Plug-in: The less disruptive option, ideal for replacing a gas hob as there’s no extra electrical expense. It does the job and is ideal for everyday standard cooking.
  2. 20-amp induction: you’ll need a 30 amp supply of electricity for this (6mm cable). You’ll find your rings reach temperature a little bit faster with the extra bit of juice.
  3. 32-amp induction: the most expensive but most versatile option. Some come with flexi-zones, which allow you to join two or more heating elements together — ideal for heating larger pans or griddles. This powerful induction hob uses a standard cooker cable (6/10mm cable). This means you’ll get the greatest power – and fastest cooking – out of your induction hob.

Q. How does an induction hob work?

An induction hob has a surface made from ceramic glass. Underneath the hob are induction coils made from copper wire. The coils create a magnetic field as soon as you supply a cooking zone  with electricity.

Q. Will I need new pans for cooking with induction?

Cooking with induction may require new pans. Your pans must have a ferrous metal base to use induction (some aluminium pans have a metal encased base). To check, see if a magnet (grab one off the fridge) will stick to the bottom of the pan. Place a pan without a metal base on the induction hob and it won’t detect it so will remain cold.

Stainless steel, aluminium, copper, glass or hard anodised will not work unless they have an induction plate built into the base.

Cast iron cookware and any pan made from some form of ferrous material will work.

The pan must have a flat base, to ensure good conductivity. It must also be close in size to the induction ring.

You can also look for an “induction compatible” symbol which looks like this: 

Q. How easy are they to use?

All induction hobs are touch sensitive with the power controlled by either pressing an up or down arrow or sliding your finger along a power bar. The heat selected is usually output on the hob as a number making it easy to select where you need to be to cook the perfect dish. Once you get the hang of it you’ll be able to set the correct number depending on what you’re cooking.

Q. Is it safe to use?

Yes. Electrical and magnetic fields are found on all devices driven by electricity. Such as washing machines, vacuum cleaners and hair dryers. There are internationally recognised limits and standards that all manufacturers adhere to.

If you remove the pan the hob stops cooking and will switch itself off automatically after a short period of time. Additionally there will be an indicator showing which ‘ring’ has recently been on and that it may still have some residual heat. If you worry about those little fingers touching the buttons you can activate the child lock feature.  

Q. Is cooking with induction something I can afford?

Let’s not beat around the bush here. Induction hobs will cost you more to buy than traditional electric or gas. It’s like buying a smartphone over a basic mobile phone — the technology is more advanced. But the price of induction is inching downward. You have to think about how induction enables you to cook any type of dish faster. Add that to the potential savings you can make on your energy bills and you’ll start to see your return on investment.

Cooking with induction Mereway Kitchens

Image credit: Mereway Kitchens

Albion BKE is 12 years old today

 

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 June

How time flies…Our 12th birthday is this weekend and you’re invited. we are holding competitions, discounts, special offers, freebies and even cake for all visitors!

Our open weekend is the perfect time to add a touch of luxury to your kitchen or bathroom. Pop in and get a quote and we’ll enter you into our raffle to win a hamper.

– We’re giving away a FREE wine cooler for the first customer to order a kitchen on our open weekend.

Visit us this weekend

Opening Times:

09:00 to 16:30 Saturday

10:00 – 16:00 Sunday