If the user has a large electrical cooker which requires a large electrical usage to run it then it will require a separate electrical supply wired and protected up to the maximum current level which it is allowed to receive. It will also need to fit into the decor of the kitchen without too much damage and the quality of the latest production does give a good finished range of switches. The typical large supply cooker unit can require a 45 amp cooker control unit with a switched socket. This will cope with anything that is required by the electrical units fitted.
The typical switched 45 amp unit will be made in a thermoset type of material to give the standard white finish and is available with or without a flush neon lens. This material is a tough material and is virtually scratch resistant so that it can deal with the problems of kitchen usage. The neon lens is ideal for indicating that the power is still switched on to the cooker. The fitting of a 13 amp socket into the cooker control unit allows a power outlet for another kitchen utensil at a point where this type of unit can be usefully employed.
The cooker control unit can be bought in a range of finishes and it is not obligatory to buy the standard white thermoset finish. Today a range of excellent metal finished units can be bought. This is particularly true of the cooker and 13 amp socket design which now seems almost standard. The three standard metal finishes are firstly a black nickel design, a finish which gives a very up market feel to the fitting. The second is a polished chrome finish which is equally good and finally a brushed steel finish. It is a matter of personal choice, which is ordered, but a look at the web site of a good supplier will give the full range and the user can then decide which will fit into his present kitchen design.