Malcolm Walker HouseIndustrial Kitchen
This solid home in Auckland’s St Mary’s Bay is one of the oldest in Auckland. It is said to have been built by a sea captain, constructed from the bricks he had brought from England as a ballast in his ship. Architect Malcolm Walker has extended the house and renovated the existing spaces to bring light and open informality into this heavy, enclosed historical residence. Photography: Conor Clarke.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
What don’t you like about your current oven, and would changing the fuel type make a difference?Is roasting and baking important to you? If so, you may prefer gas, which tends not to dry out food like standard electric ovens can.Do you want to do healthy steam cooking in the oven? If so, you’ll need to choose an electric model.
What to consider when choosing between gas and inductionDoes your home have gas mains available? And if not yet connected, what are the costs (and difficulties) involved in setting up a gas connection as opposed to installing an expensive induction cooktop?How important is ease of cleaning to you?Which option matches the style of your kitchen? Gas and induction are very different looking. What are your priorities when it comes to looks versus functionality?Are you prepared (and can you afford) to re-invest in a new set of pots and pans for induction cooking?