The Difference A Range Cooker Can Make
Cooking on an easy-to-use range cooker with the ovens you need and reliable heating can be the difference between cooking being a pleasure or a chore, so it’s important to find the right range cooker for you.
Range cookers vary in size and can be powered by gas, electricity or both fuels. The space you have available in your kitchen, and the oven and hob set-up you need is something to consider when buying. Do you need two ovens or do you only ever cook with one? How many hob burners do you usually use? And is a warming drawer a priority or do you just need a storage drawer?
What is a Range Cooker?
Range cookers are bigger than freestanding cookers, with most being between 90cm and 110cm wide and coming with 6 to 8 hob rings or burners, 2 reasonably large ovens, a grill and a warming or storage drawer.
On 90cm wide range cookers, space is saved by the secondary oven being tall and narrow. They have fewer burners or hob rings, and tend to come with 2 ovens and a grill. Larger range cookers have more hob options and also come with a warming or storage drawer.
Mini range cookers are range cookers by name but not in size – they’re usually just the same size as a standard freestanding model, but have the look and feel of a larger range cooker. Some mini-range cookers can be slightly larger at 70cm wide.
Coming soon part 2: The advantages of a range cooker for your entire home.