Range cookers are popular with homeowners because they look good and they’re extremely useful – especially for larger families.
But what is a range cooker, and what advantages do they hold over a regular oven and standard cookers?
In this guide we’ll look to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about what a range cooker is, what they do, and the benefits of buying one.
What is a Range Cooker?
When you’re looking around for new oven you’ll probably see the term ‘range cooker’ a lot. If you have any friends or family members with a range cooker, it’s very likely they’ve recommended one to you, but what exactly is a range cooker?
A range cooker combines an oven and hob in one, freestanding appliance. The oven itself is typically bigger than what you’ll find in a standalone, integrated oven, while many range cookers actually have two ovens, or other features like a separate grill, warming drawers, or storage compartments.
Not only do range cookers have more features than a standard oven, but they also have many different cooking settings giving you greater ease and control when cooking many different types of food. The different settings include options such as a pizza setting, fan assisted oven, true fans, quick-start, and several others – depending on the model.
In short, a range cooker is a bigger unit than a standard oven, and due to their extra size they offer many more features than a regular cooker.
Range cookers also allow you to choose from a variety of cooking methods including gas, LPG, dual fuel range cookers, and induction.
Benefits of Range Cookers
So why buy a range cooker over a standard cooker? What are the benefits of owning a range cooker and why would owning one make a difference to you and your home? There are many benefits to range cookers – let’s see why they’re so popular…
Range cookers not only perform well, but they look great too. Whether you’re a fan of traditional decor or you’re looking for something sleeker and more modern, range cookers come in a wide range of designs, look great in any home, and will be the centrepiece of your kitchen.
As mentioned previously, range cookers are bigger than a standard oven. This means you can do more at once and they can offer more space and more functionality – ideal when cooking for a large amount of people.
A range cooker is much more versatile than a regular cooker. Since they’re bigger, they offer more settings, functions and cooking options. Many even feature a separate grill so you can grill and roast at the same time.
Not only can you cook more in your range cooker but you can store more inside it, too. Range cookers have dedicated built in storage compartments which allow you to keep oven trays and pans inside the cooker, freeing up space in your kitchen cupboards.
Since a range cooker has everything built in, you will save time and money by not having to purchase other items and pieces associated with buying a regular cooker such as worktop, cabinets and separate hob. Better yet, if you move house, you can take the cooker with you and place it in your new kitchen and you’re ready to cook.
Range Cooker Sizes
We’ve discussed the size of range cookers and how this is a benefit, but what sizes are available?
The most common range cooker sizes are 90cm, 100cm and 110cm.
Our selection of range cookers span from 70cm wide to 150cm wide – both of these options are dual fuel range cooker options. To find out more about dual fuel range cookers click here.
What Colour do Range Cookers come in?
The appearance of most range cookers is one of their strongest selling points. Not only do they suit any kitchen, but they come in a wide range of colours, which means it’s easy to match a cooker to your kitchen decor.
Of course, if you’re looking for a neutral, futureproof colour option that will suit any kitchen design, there are plenty of options available.
If you have questions about colour availability, just be sure to ask before you buy.
Where to Buy Range Cookers?
Range cookers are available from a selection of white good retailers and larger electrical brands.
Not only can you buy range cookers in-store, there are many options to buy online. Click here to find out more about our selection of range cookers, or if you have any questions about us or our range, feel free to contact us today.