Step 1: Choose the fuel
Our range includes cookers that can be used with gas, LPG, electric and duel fuel sources. Each different fuel has its advantages so it is definitely worth taking the time to choose the fuel that will best suit your home and the type of cooking you want to do.
When replacing a cooker it is often easier to continue using the existing fuel supply for your new appliance unless you are prepared for a potentially expensive conversion to a new fuel.
Electric cookers come in three different hob types, ranging from the uncomplicated and affordable solid plate cookers, fast and reliable ceramic cookers, to state-of-the art induction cookers.
Some electric cooker ovens can take longer to heat up than their gas counterparts, however those with a fanned oven have much faster preheating and cooking times and the temperature is more even.
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Gas cookers provide fast and responsive heat that cooks quickly on the hob and in the oven. Cooking with gas provides a manageable, instantly adjustable heat and helps to give roasts a crisp outside whilst keeping the inside succulent.
Gas cookers can have high speed wok-burners that let you heat cookware quickly and evenly, perfect for Asian style cooking and larger pots and pans.
Cheaper to run than electric cookers, when it comes to gas there are two options: natural gas and LPG. Natural gas cookers are more common than LPG but both need to be installed by a professional Gas Safe Registered fitter to ensure that they work efficiently and safely. Many natural gas cookers can be converted to LPG with a kit, however this needs to be carried out at the time of installation by a registered gas installer. At Currys PC World we do not install gas appliances.
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Dual fuel cookers bring together the best of electric and gas; the responsiveness of a gas hob with the even and uniform heat of an electric oven. Letting you cook with precision on the hob and consistency in the oven, dual fuel hobs lend themselves to professional cooking at home.
Dual fuel cookers will need to be fitted by a professional Gas Safe Registered Insaller and the electric oven may also need to be hardwired by a qualified electrician.
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Step 3: Choose how to clean your cooker's ovens
Keeping your oven clean and hygienic after use is important but can be time consuming. Manufacturers include various labour-saving ways to reduce the time you have to spend cleaning the cavity. The two main cleaning systems featured in our freestanding cookers are catalytic & easy-clean enamel, all you have to do is decide how much hard work you want to put into oven cleaning.
Easy-clean enamel lined ovens have a smooth coating and are easy to wipe down but you do still have to do most of the work yourself.
Catalytic liners are specially treated with a coating that absorbs grease and food residue. Once absorbed the food waste is oxidised when the oven reaches 200°C, making it much easier to wipe down.
Pyrolytic ovens burn all residues within the cavity into ash at the push of a button. The door locks and the cavity heats up to around 500°C reducing everything to a fine ash that you can easily wipe away with a cloth.