7 of the best range cookers
Whether you’re serious about cooking or just about creating a stylish kitchen, here’s our pick of the top range cookers on the market.
No matter if you’re planning a kitchen renovation or are just in the market for a new oven, there’s a lot to be said for choosing a range cooker. These freestanding designs not only offer something a little bit different style-wise for your kitchen but, because they’re usually at least a little wider than a standard oven, they offer more in the way of space and smart features to help you cook up a storm.
We’ve reviewed 7 of the best, across electric, gas and dual fuel models, that will each offer something unique to your kitchen.
New for 2019, this is the first time that the Portofino dual fuel cooker has been available in this two-door size. Bursting with Smeg’s signature style, it has a large 120cm multi-cavity cooker, and can be customised with a range of gas hobs, induction zones and a teppanyaki grill. Available from November, you can buy the 90cm range now in the full range of colours or stainless steel, along with a matching extractor hood, perfect to bring a bit of colour to your kitchen.
A more compact style, this sleek black range cooker also offers a 5 ring hob, including a wok burner and a flat griddle. 3 separate ovens also give you plenty of versatility, perfect if you’re juggling a lot of different times and tempratures when cooking. Plus, at just under £1,200, it’s a steal.
While capturing the appeal of a country-style Aga, this CDA range cooker is decidedly modern in what it brings to the table. It has an eight-function oven, grill and platewarmer, as well as a 5-burner gas hob.
Like your kitchen tech? The Sterling Deluxe is your best choice without breaking the bank. It features smart induction technology that heats the base of the pan only, making it a super safe option, as well as a steam function which means you can cook your most succulent meat ever. If that wasn’t enough, you can also connect it to an app via Bluetooth to control the temperature remotely.
Cleaning the oven is one of life’s most laborious tasks, so we’re always looking for ideas that makes that chore a little easier. The Esprit from Rangemaster features an impressive cooktop and great functions like a glide-out grill, but the fact that its two large fan ovens are lined with catalytic liners is what makes it a winner for us.
This range is perfect for a traditional kitchen setting, but in zingy yellow, could make a striking statement even in a more contemporary scheme. The Everhot 90 is a heat-storage variety, meaning that you leave heat continuously supplied to it during the winter months, ensuring your home also stays warms and toasty, while the hobs and cooking plates are hidden underneath heat-proof panels. You can also opt for added induction plates or electric powered cooking capacity to give you more versatility.
Love the look of an Aga but not ready to commit to installing a heat-storing range in your home? The iconic brand also offers more contemporary ovens, including the Masterchef Deluxe. Not only does this electric model have 4 compartments, including 2 ovens, a glide-out grill and a slow cooker, it features a smart induction hob for super safe cooking.
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