But thanks to reality cooking shows, Pinterest boards dedicated to 30-minute meals, and blogs that remind us that cooking isn’t just possible on a budget and tight timeframe, it can also be fun and the perfect de-stressor at the end of the day, the kitchen is regaining its title and increasingly, we’re going back to the kitchen feeling inspired.
And we’re not just cooking more, we’re upping our skills and getting creative with our menus. Which is why we want the best tools to get the job done, and there’s arguably no appliance as important to a well-cooked meal as the stove.
For most home cooks and qualified chefs alike, it’s all about a gas cooktop.
In recent research conducted by natural gas initiative Brighter, Australians were asked what the most essential item in their kitchen was. Unsurprisingly, one third of them said they couldn’t live without their natural gas cooktop.
When property stylist Amy Smith recently renovated the kitchen in her Manly home, going gas was a no-brainer. She has two small children and regularly cooks from scratch, so she needed a stovetop that was fast and easy to use - but also lived up to her style standards.