Cooker buying guide



 

Which cooker is right for you?

The kitchen is often described as the heart of the home, and the centrepiece of most kitchens is a built-in or freestanding cooking appliance. As most of us spend so much time cooking, it’s important to make the right choice of cooking appliance to suit your home and lifestyle.

We have produced this buying guide to help you make the right decision. Whether you’re replacing an old model or buying for the first time, this guide explains the most important things to consider and some of the features and technologies available in modern cookers, hobs and ovens.

Contents
The basics

The kitchen is often described as the heart of the home, and the centrepiece of most kitchens is a built-in or freestanding cooking appliance. As most of us spend so much time cooking, it’s important to make the right choice of cooking appliance to suit your home and lifestyle.


Which type of cooker is best suited to me?
What is the difference between a gas, electric and dual-fuel cooker?
How do I connect an electric cooker?
What size cooker do I need?

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Range cookers

What is a range cooker?
What are the benefits of buying a range cooker?
How do I install a range cooker?

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Hobs
Do you have to use special pans on an induction hob?
Why is induction cooking better?
Do gas hobs need electricity?

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Freestanding cookers

What is a freestanding range cooker?
Which features should I look for in a freestanding cooker?
Which width of freestanding cooker is right for me?
Do freestanding cookers require installation?

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Cooker hoods

What is a hood?
How do I install a hood?

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