Heating a Kitchen with Electric Radiators

Our electric radiators provide you with a perfect heating solution for your kitchen. With a range of sizes, outputs and stylish designs, we offer enough choice in kitchen heating to help you choose the right model for you.

Before choosing to use electricity to heat your kitchen, it’s important to not only understand the benefits it offers, but also the correct place to install the radiators to ensure you’re getting the most value for money.

Read our guide to learn:

  • Why you should choose electric radiators to heat your kitchen
  • Where to put your radiators to ensure they are working most efficiently
  • What size radiator you need to heat your kitchen

Why choose electric radiators for your kitchen?

With ovens and other appliances on and off at different times of the day, you need kitchen heating that is going to quickly respond to changing temperatures and needs.

That's why more and more people are choosing electricity to heat their kitchens, thanks to its flexibility, ease of installation and controllability.

So, why should you choose our kitchen radiators? Here are just some of the benefits they provide:

  • Accurate thermostat and microchip technology
    We pride ourselves on the accuracy of the thermostats we use in our radiators, which ensure that your kitchen will never be over or under-heated. Choose your desired room temperature and the radiator will maintain it using the minimum amount of electricity required to do so, thanks to its microchip 'optimiser'. Perfect for ensuring you’re not wasting money on heating your kitchen unnecessarily when your oven is warming the room up enough!

  • Fully programmable electronic control panel
    Each of our radiators features a digital control panel, allowing you to program your heating quickly and easily. You can set a desired temperature for every hour of the day, so your kitchen is as warm as you want it to be, when you want it to be. Having people over for dinner and need it to be warmer for a short while? You can manually override the programmed temperature at the touch of a button.

    For even more convenient control, you can purchase the remote control, which gives you full access to your heating program and temperature settings from the comfort of your chair.

  • Rapid and evenly distributed heating
    Multiple heating elements moulded into the aluminium body of the radiator allow the radiator to heat your kitchen rapidly and evenly through both radiated and convected heat. Running a constant, slightly cooler, temperature overnight or when the kitchen is not in use will help your radiators reach the desired temperature even more efficiently when the room is in use.

  • Easy to install
    Our radiators are powered by the mains electricity in your home and plug directly into standard 13 amp sockets. This, combined with the radiator’s lightweight body, means they’re easy to install almost anywhere you want in your kitchen. You don’t need to worry about plumbing or boiler capacity as with gas central heating, interfering with your existing heating in other parts of the home, nor the disruption caused by installing underfloor heating.

    For more information about programing and installing our radiators, see our guides and manuals.

Where to put electric radiators in your kitchen

Ultimately, the right place to install the radiator in your kitchen will depend on your needs, plus the size and shape of your room.

As a general rule, radiators work best when placed underneath a window on an external wall. However, if your home is a new build or a particularly well-insulated and energy efficient property, you will have a bit more flexibility when it comes to the best place to put your radiator.

For more information, see our electric radiator placement guide.

As we've already mentioned, one of the main benefits of our electric radiators is that they are powered by plugging them directly into a socket. This means, when choosing the position of your radiator, you won’t need to worry about plumbing or pipes.

What size radiator do I need?

To ensure you are heating your kitchen as efficiently as possible, the radiator you choose will need to be the correct wattage and size. The power and wattage of the radiator you need for your kitchen will depend on two things:

  • The size of the room
  • How well insulated the room is

The smaller the room and the better the insulation, the smaller wattage and physical size of radiator you will need.

All of our radiators are available in a range of sizes, which are clearly stated on our product pages. Choose a model from our list of radiators and select the size which is suitable for your room from the pricing table.

For example, the Ultra Slimline Electric Radiator is available in a range of different sizes to cater for rooms between 5 square metres to 21 square metres in size. For example, if your kitchen is well insulated and 9 square metres in size, you will need the 750 watt 580mm x 610mm radiator.

For more information about the size and number of radiators you might need, see our guide to radiator size and quantity.

If you’ve got any questions about the best radiator to choose for your kitchen, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01845 518 888 - we'll be happy to answer any questions you have.

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