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Cookers Buying Guide

Cooking Buying Guide Stoke-on-Trent - Cookers, Ovens & Range Cookers

Looking for the perfect cooker or oven for your kitchen can be a daunting task, but it's crucial to find one that suits your needs and budget. That's why our Cooking Buying Guide for Stoke-on-Trent is here to help you make an informed decision. Here are some key factors to consider when choosing your appliance:

Fuel Types:

  • Gas cookers provide fast, responsive heat to the hob and throughout the cavities, but require installation by a registered Gas Safe Installer.
  • Electric cookers may be slower to heat up, but those with fanned ovens offer even temperatures and lower preheating times.
  • Dual Fuel cookers offer the best of both worlds, with the responsiveness of gas and the ease of electric.

Cooker Buying Guide - Fuel Types (Gas Hob, Electric Hob, Induction Hob)


  • Ensure you choose the correct size cooker for your kitchen, especially for range or gas cookers, as they can be difficult to move.
  • Reserve 5mm width in your allotted space for ventilation and to prevent overheating.
  • Single cookers are typically found in 50cm, 55cm, and 60cm widths, while range cookers are available in 90cm, 100cm, and 110cm widths.


  • A grill integrated within an oven/cooker with 2 cavities allows for crispy and healthy cooking.

Oven Configuration:

  • Single ovens with integrated or separate grills, double ovens, and multi-functional ovens offer various cooking options.

Cookers Buying Guide - Oven Configurations


  • A cooker includes 1 or 2 oven cavities, possibly with a grill and an integrated hob on top.
  • An oven is a heated compartment for cooking, available in gas or electric and various configurations.

Fit Type:

  • Integrated ovens can be hidden within cupboards for a neater appearance and extra cooking space.
  • Freestanding ovens offer flexibility in placement.

Energy Rating:

  • Look for an energy label indicating the appliance's rating, ranging from C to A+++.
  • Annual running costs can be calculated by multiplying kWh used by 0.1427, but may vary depending on local electricity costs.

Cooker Buying Guide - Energy Ratings

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