ESSENTIALS CFSEWH18 50cm Electric Solid Plate Cooker
A single oven with an integrated grill, which is perfect if you need something plain and simple but which offers reliable results.
The oven is conventional, where heat rises from the bottom, ensuring evenly cooked food. It is particularly great at pizzas, meat and cakes, where you need crisp outers but moist inside. There is also the grill, which opens up the possibilities a little – everyone loves a bit of cheese on toast to tide them over before dinner.
All of the heat stays firmly within the cooking chamber thanks to the double glazed window on the door. This also allows you to watch the progress without opening the door periodically, which we all know results in a drop in temperature, longer cooking times and a faceful of steam.
It is rated A for energy, so won’t make a painful impact on your bills or the planet. Access to the oven is from a door which pulls down, which will appeal to anyone who doesn’t like side doors for space or difficulty.
As there is only one chamber for both the grill and oven, it may not be the best for large families or households where a few foods need to be on the go at the same time. It also doesn’t come with the power lead, which is a little strange but can easily be remedied with the help of a professional installation.
All in all, it is a good price for an item which offers a lot of opportunities and for anyone who wants something which purely does the job.
- Good for small kitchens
- Dials are easy to turn and figure out
Very basic, but this will actually appeal to many out there. No frills, just good food
- Capacity: 55L
- Dimensions: 90 x 50 x 60cm
- Energy Rating: A
- Safety Features: Double glazed door
- Warranty: 1 year
ESSENTIALS CFSEWH18 50 cm Electric Solid Plate Cooker User Manual
ZANUSSI ZCV69068XE 60 cm Electric Ceramic Cooker
A freestanding oven for all of you out there who find that getting an appliance which can handle your baking is essential.
There is a generous amount of settings and functions included, such as the PlusSteam moist fan baking function which can ensure your cakes, bread and muffins all come out of the oven wonderfully soft and just as they should be. It adds the right amount of steam to the chamber before you pop in the goods, so the outer is crisp too.
The main oven is fan controlled and the second is conventional, so whatever your desired results there is a chamber which can help you out. Both have a very good capacity too, so if one of your main concerns is space as you love to make big meals, you’re covered.
You get two shelves included, and there are five positionings in the main oven, so plenty of scope to expand on this. A minute reminder will let you relax while the oven is at work, ticking down until it is all ready.
Catalytic liners make cleaning the oven a lot easier as nothing should stick or burn on; just give it a wipe occasionally. They absorb the grease and splashes, destroying them, so you don’t have to.
For safety, there is a hot hob indicator, so you know not to touch anything with residual heat. These zones are ceramic, so heat much faster than your traditional electric solid hotplates.
We think it is a good price for an appliance which has so many features, is so generous in capacity and room, and is overall very reliable and well-built. Not just one for the Mary Berry wannabes, either.
- Easy to clean
- Efficient and fast hob
- Control dials are rather bulky and take away from look a bit
Adapted and packed with features to help you get tasty treats - Bake Off would be proud of this oven
- Capacity: Main 73L, Second 39L
- Dimensions: H98 x W63.5 x D68 cm
- Energy Rating: A
- Safety Features: Interior lights, triple-glazed doors, hot hob indicator
- Warranty: 1 year
ZANUSSI ZCV66060XE Electric Ceramic Cooker
Thanks to the two ovens and integrated upper grill, there is plenty of scope to get your meal components cooked at the same time without having to cram it all in. Plus, it’ll be evenly cooked as well which is down to the fan distributing heat across all levels equally.
The main oven is quite a generous capacity, so it should be easy to accommodate anything from a huge casserole to the Christmas Day turkey. To match, there is also a large baking tray included so you won’t struggle to find one which is the perfect fit. In fact, it is 25% larger than your standard ones you’d be able to find elsewhere.
With a triple-glazed window, you’ll be able to view your food as it cooks without continually opening the door and letting the heat escape. No more burnt chips or facefuls of steam.
The control knobs feel a bit plastic-y, but they turn well and smoothly for good control. The overall design is very pleasing and modern, perfect for any kitchen layout or design.
- Grill pan and deep dripping pan included
- Good, even cooking
- Clear viewing window
- Would like some extras for price (e.g. timer or LED screen)
Double oven cookers are a great addition to any household which is always struggling for oven space, and this particular model has plenty of room for the largest of meals, cooked to perfection. The price is justified.
- Capacity: Main 77L, Second 39L
- Dimensions: H89.4-91.2 x W60 x D60.9 cm
- Energy Rating: A
- 4 x Electric Hobs
ZANUSSI ZCV66060XE 60 cm Electric Ceramic Cooker User Manual
One of the more cheap and cheerful cookers we have reviewed that are available, but that isn’t to say it is any less impressive.
This Swan number really is a budget must-have. We love how it fits the classic silhouette and doesn’t mess about with any unnecessary extra features which can be a fiddle to work.
There are four hobs, two of which are rapid heat zones so you don’t have to wait around for them to heat just to boil some pasta. One chamber accommodates both the 60L capacity oven and high-performance grill, so while you can’t use both at the same time, they are still fabulous standalone additions.
Enamel interior means it is easy to clean, and the glass door pane is removable when that needs a wipe too. As it is clear glass, you can easily check on the progress of your meal. You get height adjustable feet so it will blend in with your worktops or sit on uneven surfaces, and 3 wire shelves and a grill pan set are included.
Overall, it is straightforward and no fuss. Good if you’re on a budget or want to avoid all the talk of smart ovens/a million features/touch screen operation etc etc.
- Good capacity
- Adjustable height
- Large window for great visibility
- 3 wire shelves and grill pan set included
- 4 zone hob with 2 rapid heat zones
- You don't get a 'wow' factor
- Temperature dial is a bit hard to get to grips with
A fantastic all-rounder, this is cheap and cheerful design at its best.
- Capacity: 60L
- Dimensions: H90 x W50 x D60 cm
- 4 hobs
Beko have given us a great quality electric double cooker for people who don’t care about flashy design.
This oven and hob combo might not be the nicest to look at, but it does what it should. With a good energy efficiency rating and a nice ceramic hob, you can’t go far wrong for this price.
Inside the top oven, you will find a full-width grill. You can use this at the same time as using the bottom oven if you have a full meal on the go. Everything is controlled by touch buttons, and the display makes it simple to see how long you have left, and what time it is set to.
As the main oven is fan assisted, heat is evenly distributed. There is a 69L capacity and two wire shelves, so everything will fit nicely. Cleaning is easy thanks to the internal enamel coating so an occasional wipe will suffice. It may not be the prettiest, but the white/black and stainless steel combination still makes it an attractive fit for any kitchen decor.
- Generous capacities
- Minute timer for precise cooking
- Rapid heating ceramic hob for fast cooking
The design is on the basic side for the price, but the functionality makes up for this and we love the flat ceramic hob which makes cleaning a doddle and spills simple to clear.
- Capacity: 69 L + 36 L
- Dimensions: 90 x 60 x 60 cm
- Energy Rating: A
Newworld NW601EDOMTi Electric Cooker with Induction Hob
This is a great kitchen appliance for those looking for a kitchen steal. With this model, you get the latest ceramic induction hob technology as well as two ovens for a decent price.
Induction hobs are great because they only heat up the surface of the pan, wasting zero energy and ensuring an even cooking experience. We love the touch controls, and good-sized LED screen. This model also comes in some attractive shades if you wanted to mix things up a bit. Why not choose metallic red for a standout?
Cleaning is easy thanks to the non-stick enamel interior. Pre-heating is also no effort as the fan gets things going smoothly and quickly. Getting used to the controls is what we found will take the most time, as they’re not the clearest at first glance, but you should handle it after a few goes.
- 4 induction zones for safe and responsive cooking
- Easy to clean enamel coating
- Boost function
- Pan detection
This is a great kitchen appliance buy for those looking for induction hob technology – try it out for yourself and see what you think of this latest kitchen trend!
- Dimensions: 93.0 x 60 x 60 cm
- Capacity: 65L + 37L
- Features: 4 Induction Zones
- Energy Efficiency: A
- Warranty: 1 Year
Newworld NW601EDOMTi Electric Model with Induction Hob product manual