How to choose a range cooker?
A range cooker is an investment that you’re likely to keep for years to come, so make an informed decision when choosing one for your kitchen.
The amount of space available for a range cooker in your kitchen should be your first consideration, unless you plan to refit your entire kitchen. Range cookers are usually either 90cm, 100cm or 110cm in width, but can be as small as 60cm wide and as large as 150cm wide. If you want all of the features and convenience of a range cooker, don’t go smaller than a 90cm range cooker.
Another important factor to consider is the cooking capacity that you require. If you tend to use your cooker to prepare simple meals for just you and your partner, you probably don’t need two ovens and six burners, however, if you love to entertain and often host large dinner parties, a single oven range cooker with four burners probably won’t be sufficient. Also, consider the best range cooker configuration for your cooking needs, as some have a single large oven, while others have 2 smaller oven compartments, and not all range cookers have a warming drawer.
Some range cookers come with an extraction hood that contains a fan and filters that purify the air while you cook, removing steam, airborne grease, fumes, odours and heat. While it is not essential to have an extraction hood, UK regulations do require that new builds have a system for removing steam and condensation from the kitchen, and an extraction hood is a great way to achieve this.