Our collection of range cookers offer a choice of cooking style arrangements, from gas or electric to a dual fuel combination. Choose the size of cooker to best suit your kitchen, to create a ‘heart of the home’ focal point, with innovative multifunction cooking technology.
What is a range cooker?
A range cooker is an all-in-one solution for your cooking needs, because of this, they’re usually larger than your typical cooker, and are between 90cm-110cm wide.
Range cookers contain more than one ‘cavity’ – a technical word for an oven. Usually, a range cooker will have two main cavities. These cavities are also larger than standard ovens; typically range cookers will have up to 90cm cavities, compared to 60cm on a standard oven. Depending on the kitchen stove that you opt for, you’re likely to have another one or two compartments too; a grill, a warming drawer, or both.
Range cookers have a built-in hob that comes with either five or six rings or burners, depending on whether you’ve opted for electric or gas.
Gas or electric range cookers – which should you opt for?
The simplest option to go for is the fuel type that your cooker currently runs on. Gas is cheaper to cook with, but if you currently have an electric cooker and want to switch over to gas, it may take a while to recoup the cost of installing a gas connection.
Whilst gas cookers are slightly cheaper to cook with, electric ovens tend to heat more evenly. Electric fan ovens also heat up more quickly so you can reduce both cooking temperature and cooking times.
A popular choice is to go for duel fuel, which gives you the benefits of an electric oven but with gas hob burners; which tend to heat up more quickly and also cool down more rapidly after use.
You may also want to consider getting a cooker hood to pair with your range cooker.
How much does it cost to run a range cooker?
Whilst they’re pretty hefty pieces of equipment, range cookers are reasonably cheap to run each year. Depending on which type you opt for, you’re looking between £15-a-year on the gas bill for the best performing gas range cooker, and up to £50-a-year for the biggest consumer of energy which tends to be dual-fuel.
We understand it’s difficult choice and we want to give you the best information on CDA products as possible. We have therefore built you a buying guide…