It’s to be expected that large kitchen areas will necessitate a radiator with a far greater heat output. However, the design properties of modern designer radiators negate the need for a bulky, oversized heating solution.
Plenty of newer radiator models intelligently fuze style and functionality in the form of more minimalist radiators. As such, you’ll be able to identify an ideal radiator no matter what the layout and decor of your kitchen.
Regardless of size, kitchens are always an anomaly in terms of heating. Basically, because radiators won’t always be required as a sole heat source.
For instance, if you are cooking with the oven on, you’d probably create a sweltering environment by switching the radiator on as well. So think about how much cooking you do before whittling down your radiator choice.
If you do cook a lot, it is sensible to opt for a radiator with a lower heat output.
But if you’re ‘anti-cooking’ and don’t know how to switch the oven on, let alone use it, a more powerful radiator or towel warmer is a better bet.
Perhaps you’re in the middle of the spectrum in terms of cooking? Thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) being attached to a radiator could prove your best option if so. There’s plenty more information in our Buyer’s Guide to Radiator Valves but in short…
TRVs gauge the temperature of surrounding air, regulating the flow of water through the radiator they are attached to accordingly. They can be set to your preferred temperature limit, so they never exceed that specified level of heat. Ideal both for keen cooks and those with an oven phobia.