Best Range Cooker 2018 – Buyer’s Guide

Buying a cooking appliance is a major kitchen investment, but most people find that they get more value out of their range cookers than they ever did out of their normal size freestanding cookers.

Within a relatively compact kitchen space, ranges offer loads of versatile cooking space. Because they can have up to seven hob burners and four or five ovens/grills, they are perfect for large families or keen home cooks.

Our team of experts have tested and reviewed over 60 models, listing the good and bad, in order to help you with your pre-purchase research. Here’s what our reviewers thought:

The Best Range Cookers – Our Top Picks

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  • Dimensions: 90.5/93 x 110 x 61 cm (H x W x D)
  • Capacity: 2 x 69 L chambers
  • Burners: Automatic ignition gas hob with seven burners
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  • Dimensions: 90 x 110 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Capacity: 61 L main oven + 61 L secondary oven
  • Burners: Seven gas burners
  • Feature: LED programmable timer
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  • Dimensions: 90 x 100 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Feature: LED programmable timer
  • Burners: Seven gas burners
  • Oven lining: Enamel easy clean
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Best Induction Range Cooker

Rangemaster Professional Deluxe PDL110EISL/C 110cm Electric Range Cooker

This electric range cooker with induction hob from Rangemaster is the perfect choice for a household that needs to cook more than one dish simultaneously or like to have guests over.

With 2 large oven cavities, one an electric fan oven and the other multifunctional, 5 burners, a separate grill and even a slow cook oven at the bottom right of the cooker, this Rangemaster creates a cooking experience like no other.

We love the rack attached to the oven door, making cooking a joint of meat hassle free and much safer to remove from the oven, but our favourite feature has to be the pan detection on the induction hob. The top even concentrates the heat onto the base of your pans so no energy is wasted, and when turned off after cooking, the residual heat indicator warns you that the surface is still hot.

We like

  • 2 large oven cavities
  • Slow cook oven
  • Separate grill
  • Handy rack for meat joints
  • Pan detection
  • Residual heat indicator

We disike

  • A little on the expensive side but all the features are worth the extra spend!

Final Verdict

Whether cooking for guests or just yourself, this Rangemaster will create a cooking experience like no other. For those who love gadgets on their appliances, this could very well be the range for you!

+ Specifications

  • Oven dimensions: 90 x 110.6 x 64.6 cm (H x W x D)
  • 2 Oven cavities with 69 litre capacity
  • 5-zone electric induction hob
  • A rated for energy efficiency

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Rangemaster Professional Deluxe PDL110EISL user manual

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Stoves STERLING 900Ei

Manufactured in the UK – electric range with glass induction hob.

This lovely electric range manufactured is energy efficient and compact. The glass induction hob has five heating zones and comes with easy glide shelves (which make them burns safe for any busy households). The grill is separate, so you don’t have to juggle between the two when cooking a big meal.

This is a quality range cooker, which will be guaranteed to please any busy home cook. It is also really quiet, so will not disturb your meal time or socialising. The timer is programmable and therefore perfect for planning ahead for a busy party.

We like

  • Glass induction hob with 5 rings
  • Efficient and quiet
  • Multifunction/fan-assisted
  • Easy glide shelves

We disike

  • Mirror doors get greasy very easily

Final Verdict

Stoves is a great and trusted kitchen brand and this nifty little induction range is a great example of how they do quality kitchen appliances with style. Simple, understated and efficient – this one is for the discerning kitchen appliance lover.

+ Specifications

  • Oven dimensions: 90 x 90 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Oven capacities: 47 L + 76 L
  • Energy rating: A
  • Glass induction hob with 5 zones

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Stoves STERLING 900Ei product manual

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Leisure CK100D210K Cookmaster

Smart family induction range from Leisure with two electric ovens

This lovely black kitchen range from Leisure has a very generous oven capacity of over 120 litres, making it a great pick for ambitious cooks. It also looks lovely when in place in a kitchen, adding warmth and character to the room.

The catalytic insides are also self-cleaning, so you don’t have to worry about constantly getting your hands dirty if you encounter spillages or smoking food. The hob is also really spacious, which is perfect if you have several large pans on the go for a big event and don’t want to prioritise certain things.

We like

  • 2 spacious electric ovens
  • Self cleaning
  • Induction hob with 5 zones

We disike

  • Loud cooling fan
  • The six set positions on the hob are OK but we feel a continuous control might have been best

Final Verdict

This kitchen range looks stunning and with its generous oven capacity, it’s a great choice for busy family kitchens.

+ Specifications

  • Oven dimensions: 90 x 100 x 60 cm
  • 63 L + 65 L oven capacity on two main electric ovens: very generous!
  • Energy rating: A
  • Induction cooktop with 5 rings (nice and roomy hob)

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Leisure CK100D210K Cookmaster product manual

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Rangemaster Elise ELS100EISL

Unusual slate colouring with this 100cm Rangemaster kitchen range.

This unusual slate Rangemaster is a real treat for the eyes. Slightly bigger at a 100cm than the previous Rangemaster model, this solid range is made out of stainless steel and covered in an attractive slate shade. With generous oven capacity and good performance reviews, this is a quirky, yet solid, oven choice from a quality brand.

We like

  • Glass induction hob
  • Very high build quality
  • Biggest capacity of all the appliances in our review
  • Handy Rack that attaches to the door (easier to check on that roasting joint safely)
  • Grill with both half-width and full-width settings

We disike

  • No windows to see food when cooking

Final Verdict

A lovely unusual looking kitchen range, this is another quality kitchen appliance from Rangemaster. Though Rangemaster may be a little more expensive than some of the other brands reviewed, their machines do deliver on quality and longevity and are a solid investment.

+ Specifications

  • Oven dimensions: 90.5 x 90 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Oven capacity: 81 L fan oven + 69 L multifunction oven (biggest range here)
  • A energy efficiency rating
  • Glass induction hob with 5 heating zones (very responsive)

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Rangemaster Elise ELS100EISL product manual

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Rangemaster Classic Deluxe CDL90EIBL

Chunky & vintage Rangemaster induction range cooker.

We love this freestanding electric range for its chunky and heavy vintage silhouette, coupled with a contemporary induction cooktop. This is the sort of range we can imagine gracing farmhouses up and down the country, with kittens curled up in front in a basket or two. Time to put the apple crumble on we think…

(This range also comes in some lovely heritage shades like cranberry).

We like

  • Spillguard technology
  • Rapid heating
  • Full of high tech features not seen in others
  • Nite-Lite™ – After 10pm the clock will automatically dim
  • Rapid response technology reduces the heating time by up to 30% (say goodbye to preheating)

We disike

  • We loved everything about this range cooker!

Final Verdict

This Rangemaster induction model looks good and delivers on performance too. Bonus points for all the lovely shades, though we love the classic and easy to style black range that will look good anywhere.

+ Specifications

  • Range dimensions: 90.5 x 90 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Oven capacities: 73 L + 67 L
  • Glass induction hob with 5 heating zones
  • A energy efficiency rating (dual fuel kitchen range)

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Rangemaster Classic Deluxe CDL90EIBL/C product manual

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Best Dual Fuel Range Cooker

Beko KDVF100X Dual Fuel

If you’re after the look and efficiency of a range cooker, but without the £1000+ price tag which commonly comes with them, then this Beko model is ideal.

There are four cavities to choose from and a seven burner gas hob that is spacious enough for you to have several pans on the go. The main fan oven cooks everything evenly, so if you are baking a batch of biscuits and want them all even, you won’t be let down. The second cavity can act as an overflow oven but is perfectly capable of cooking food well on its own.

Nano-cleaning technology keeps it looking as good as new, and the enamel pan supports are also easy to remove and keep clean using just hot water and soap.

There is an automatic safety shut off feature which adds an element of protection if you are in a busy household, and you don’t have to worry if you aren’t on the mains gas as it is easy to convert to LPG.

We like

  • Roomy for its size
  • Great price tag for a range
  • Easy to clean and keep on top of
  • LED display

We disike

  • Slightly louder than ordinary ovens due to having two fans

Final Verdict

A really well-built item for the price, with plenty of room to tackle all meals no matter how many mouths there are to feed

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: H90 x W100 x D60 cm
  • Fuel: Dual Fuel
  • Capacity: 63L main and second cavity, 30L third cavity
  • Seven gas burners

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Beko KDVF100X User Manual

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SMEG Victoria Dual Fuel

The Smeg Victoria’s are quirky 50s retro style cookers which would be a stylish addition to any family household.

This product comes in both cream and black colours which would suit kitchens of all styles. This large, multifunctional oven boasts both grill and half grill functions, alongside conventional cooking which provides a second oven and grill compartment – ideal for cooking large meals with components requiring differing temperatures.

There are six gas burner hobs, giving you plenty of space to cook almost anything you can imagine. With a hob featuring a staggering six gas burners, you have plenty of space to cook to your heart’s content. On top of this, the cooker features an ultra-rapid burner which is ideal for larger vessels.

A tangential cooling fan allows for external surfaces to remain cool whilst you cook or grill, which serves as an additional safety feature to prevent any nasty accidents. Moreover, this cooker also features an eco-friendly cleaning system which means you can simply spray water or washing up liquid around the appliance, then wipe the dirt away almost instantly.

On top of this, the oven has a side door opening system which gives you easy access to get closer to the oven, making it easy to check on your food. Telescopic shelves are a convenient addition, making it far easier and safer to slide out shelves to add or remove your food from the oven.

We like

  • Large capacity
  • Stylish design
  • Easy to clean
  • Powerful oven
  • Plenty of options in terms of hobs or oven type
  • Telescopic shelves

We disike

  • High price - other Smeg models are cheaper

Final Verdict

This product is an ultra-stylish superstar in the cookers market. It’s a fantastic choice for any family home, if you can afford it!

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: H89.5 x W90 x D56.5cm
  • Capacity main oven: 61 L
  • Capacity second oven: 62 L
  • Six gas burners and wok

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Smeg Victoria Dual Fuel Range Cooker user manual

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Rangemaster Kitchener 90 Dual Fuel

The Rangemaster Kitchener 90 Dual Fuel is a multi-functional cooker with a large capacity so you can cook different meals all at once.

With a double oven, five gas burner hobs, a large wok burner and separate grills, these dual fuel cookers are practical for those with large families or who love to cook. This spacious design makes cooking enjoyable and gives you variety with meals.

The Rangemaster Kitchener 90 Dual Fuel is fitted with a flame supervision device or FDS, ensuring safety at all times. This means that no gas will enter the oven when the appliance is switched off, preventing gas leaks and fires. The separate grill offers the chance to cook a wide array of different meals and gives more versatility in your cooking.

This is a spacious cooker comprising of two separate ovens. The main oven is 69 litres while the second oven is 66 litres. Both ovens feature fan assisted cooking ensuring even and fast cooking. The main oven has a double glazed viewing window and in interior light, so you can keep track of your meals at all times. The catalytic self-cleaning liners made of hardy enamel, keep the interiors of the oven clean and dirt free, giving you more time to enjoy cooking. These are powerful and spacious cookers that is a great addition to any home.

We like

  • Easy-clean enamel in second oven
  • Good sized oven
  • Stainless steel outside is very easy to clean
  • Sleek design
  • Efficient and works well
  • FSD safety feature

We disike

  • Plastic knobs and dials
  • Fan is a little noisy (just to be very picky)

Final Verdict

These are powerful and spacious cookers that offer flexibility while cooking. This oven is perfectly suited to those who love to cook.

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: 90.5-93 x 90 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Capacity: main oven 69 litres, second oven 66 litres
  • Five burner gas hob with wok

+ Downloads

Rangemaster Kitchener 90 Dual Fuel user manual

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Smeg C92DX8 Dual Fuel

Another offering of stainless-steel from Smeg, but this time with a matte finish.

With powerful versatility, the Smeg C92DX8 Dual Fuel compliments any home kitchen. A variety of different functions and programmes give you well-rounded cooking options and mean that your oven is always up for the task. From the respected Smeg brand, these cookers offer quality without compromising power.

These cookers comprise of one multifunctional oven, one convection oven with two integrated, full-width grill, a programmable main oven and 6 gas burner hobs to cook a variety of different meals. The spacious oven offers flexibility and the main oven offers 27 litres and the second oven is 35 litres.

The oven works on dual fuel offering flexibility and a variety of cooking options, making these cookers suited for a family home. The flame supervision device ensures safety while cooking and so is suitable for homes with children. The FSD ensures that no flames are left by accident and the gas will cut off if it’s left running and this will prevent gas leaks.

Easy clean oven cavities ensures that grease, oil and food debris do not build up on the oven surface and makes it easier to clean. This leaves you more time to enjoy cooking instead of the gruelling task of cleaning. This easy clean interior means that your oven can stay looking brand new for longer.

The Smeg C92DX8 Dual Fuel cookers a variety of different features, with a grill in both of the ovens and a minute minder to monitor food, you stay in control of your cooking.

We like

  • Stylish design
  • Safety features on hob, gas turns off
  • Efficient oven
  • Easy to clean, inside and out
  • Removable glass door for easy cleaning

We disike

  • Difficult to keep stainless steel clean
  • Glass door becomes hot when oven is on

Final Verdict

If you are looking for a sleek and powerful dual fuel appliance for your home then the Smeg C92DX8 cookers are a very good option. With amazing safety features, these cookers perfect for families with children.

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: 88-91.5 x 90 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Capacity: 72 L + 35 L
  • 6 burner gas hob
  • Main oven: multifunction, Second oven: conventional

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SMEG C92DX8 Dual Fuel user manual

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BRITANNIA Delphi 90 RC9TGDES Dual Fuel Cooker

The Britannia freestanding cooker has a generous 80L oven, making it one of the best high-end options on the current market.

We love the gloss cream colour of this model. Under a deceptively simple exterior is a high-powered kitchen appliance that offers speed, flexibility and all the mod cons. Britannia products are known for their higher price tags, and this one is no exception – this is an appliance purchase for the dedicated and committed cook. However, it could probably also turn the most awful cooks into kitchen superstars, too.

We especially applaud the oven functions this model comes with – including a pizza function. With a large oven capacity of 80 L, this is perfect for people who love a good roast but it’s a shame there aren’t more oven cavities, as that’s what people traditionally expect from cooking on a range.

We like

  • We love the pizza function! (Defrost is also handy to have)
  • Storage compartment with soft-close door
  • LPG conversion kit included (if you are not on the mains gas)

We disike

  • On the pricey side, there are cheaper options on the market

Final Verdict

This freestanding model looks smart and has loads of great functions but it’s also at the top end of the market, not making it a kitchen appliance choice for everyone.

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: 87 x 89.5 x 60 cm (H x W x D) (standard 90 cm)
  • 80L oven capacity (large)
  • Catalytic oven cleaning liners
  • Six gas burners (including handy wok burner)
  • Programmable timer & LED display
  • A-rated for energy efficiency thanks to triple glazed windows
  • Manufacturer’s guarantee: 2 years

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BRITANNIA Delphi 90 RC9SGDERED Dual Fuel user manual

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SMEG TR4110RO 110cm Dual Fuel Cooker

A 110 cm cooker with generous cooking space, which is our favourite colourful cooker on the market. Perfect if you want to jazz up your cooking space or show off your bold personality through your appliances.

A gorgeous addition to any kitchen, these Smeg cookers offer quality and a fun retro design. Roomy and well-proportioned, this Smeg option is a great family favourite – we especially love the innovative vapour clean system and the odour-free closed door grilling.

Another great kitchen appliance from a brand known for its high standards.

We like

  • Innovative vapour clean system
  • Bold colours make it stand out
  • Smeg brand

We disike

  • Pricier than other models

Final Verdict

This option is pretty in pink – the perfect buy if you’ve got some more budget to play with.

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: 90 x 110 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • 61 L main oven + 61 L secondary oven
  • Seven gas burners
  • LED programmable timer

+ Downloads

SMEG TR4110RO 110 cm Dual Fuel user manual

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Bertazzoni Professional Series Dual Fuel Twin Cookers

Create a cooking experience to remember with this Bertazzoni Professional Series Dual Fuel Twin cookers model. This professional-style oven ensures every meal is cooked to perfection. Offering immense space, these cookers combine different cooking styles with a double oven, grill and gas hob features for versatility.

These professional series dual fuel twin cookers keep bills low with an A energy efficiency rating for the main and secondary oven. Both ovens are fitted with triple glazed doors so minimal heat is lost during cooking.

The Bertazzoni Professional Series Dual Fuel Twin is available in a variety of different colours from orange, yellow, black and burgundy. This appliance is spacious offering a combined capacity of 138 litres so you can cook multiple meals at once. With different oven modes, you can cook a variety of different foods whether baking, warming, grilling, roasting or looking for convection cooking for your food. Both ovens have nine different cooking functions and even heat distribution to ensure every meal is cooked to perfection.

This dual fuel twin appliance has six gas hobs including a dual wok burner for larger pots and pans, rapid, auxiliary and 3 semi rapid sizes so you can prepare multiple dishes at the same time.

We like

  • Programmable timer
  • 3 shelves
  • Spacious
  • Defrost function
  • Easy clean enamel oven lining

We disike

  • No half grill available

Final Verdict

If you are looking for professional quality then then Bertazzoni Dual Fuel Twin Cookers is one of the best multifunctional ovens available.

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: 89cm x 119.5cm x 60cm (H x W x D)
  • Main oven capacity: 69L
  • Second oven capacity: 69L
  • Flame failure safety device
  • Both ovens awarded A energy rating

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Bertazzoni Professional Series Dual Fuel Twin Cookers user manual

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Rangemaster Professional Deluxe 110 Dual Fuel

The Rangemaster dual fuel in Cranberry is by far our best professional option, for those who either cook on a large scale or need that little bit of extra quality in their cooking.

The main oven is a multifunction oven with seven different cooking functions (we particularly love fanned grilling, browning element and defrost). The secondary oven is a conventional fan oven

This cranberry shade is absolutely divine – but it’s not all skin-deep with this model. Two 69 litre ovens, five gas burners and two ceramic hobs make this a hard-working kitchen appliance which will do most of the effort for you.

We like

  • Great, versatile oven functions
  • Griddle included
  • 2 year guarantee
  • Professional standard design & finish
  • Separate dual circuit grill included
  • Catalytic stay-clean liners

We disike

  • Pricier than other models

Final Verdict

This is an awesome cooker from Rangemaster who dominate the market thanks to their quality designs and gorgeous colours.

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: 90.5/93 x 110 x 61 cm (H x W x D)
  • Automatic ignition gas hob with seven burners
  • Capacity: 2 x 69 L chambers

+ Downloads

Rangemaster Professional Deluxe 110 Dual Fuel product manual

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FLAVEL Milano 100 MLN10FRK Dual Fuel

Wow. This 90cm range cooker really is a steal! For a budget price, you still get all the freestanding features you’d expect. You’ll notice the difference in quality mainly in the materials selected (like using enamel instead of cast iron), but overall this choice offers a fantastic kitchen appliance for a brilliant price. And the design isn’t too shabby either!

There are seven gas burners and a wok burner with flame supervision device. Both ovens rate A for energy efficiency and offer double glazed windows.

The FLAVEL Milano is by far the best budget dual fuel option which we reviewed.

We like

  • LPG kit available if you’re not on the gas mains
  • Stylish black & chrome design
  • Great budget buy
  • LED display + minute minder
  • Storage compartment provided

We disike

  • Enamel pan supports (lower quality)
  • Overall quality of finish lower than on other models

Final Verdict

Cheap dual fuel option that won’t be beaten on price.

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: H90 x W100 x D60 cm
  • Main fan oven and conventional second oven (58 L + 60 L)
  • Separate electric grill (31 L)
  • Enamel coating for easy cleaning

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FLAVEL Milano 100 MLN10FRK Dual Fuel user manual

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Rangemaster Elise ELS110DFFSS Dual Fuel

After something on the high-end side without being too in-your-face?

With good looks and pure functionality, the Rangemaster Elise 110 cm Dual Fuel is powerful and well-equipped to handle the demands of cooking for the whole family. It boasts spacious oven cavities with six gas hob burners on top. It’s stunning and sleek design makes it perfect for any kitchen. Its bright cream exterior adds a splash of colour for your home and offers professional cooking power, whatever you are planning on cooking.

These cookers offer 10 different shelf positions across its two large ovens making it easy to tailor to your cooking needs. It’s main oven has multifunctional settings so you can use fan assisted cooking or convection depending on the meal you are preparing. The solid door design seals in heat for even and efficient cooking.

The interior of both ovens is coated in Catalytic liners for easy cleaning. These Catalytic liners soak up any grease and oil whilst you cook to keep your oven cleaner for longer. Overall, this option puts the joy into cooking a variety of meals and is perfect for those looking for quality and professional cooking equipment in their homes.

We like

  • Attractive design
  • Multi-function oven that provides a lot of options
  • Easy to use
  • Huge capacity
  • Stay clean oven linings

We disike

  • Grill pan is positioned quite high to the electric elements
  • Control panel is very sensitive and can be turned on while cleaning
  • Oven shelves sometimes difficult to slide in

Final Verdict

The Rangemaster Elise 110cm Dual Fuel is powerful and offers quality while cooking a variety of different meals.

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: 90cm x 109cm x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Capacity: main oven: 69L, second oven: 34L
  • Energy Rating: A
  • Six oven burners

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Rangemaster Elise 110cm Dual Fuel user manual

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Smeg TR103 Victoria Dual Fuel

This 90cm freestanding Smeg cooker offers both traditional quality & innovation. A brand often associated with more colourful retro appliances, this TR103 model from Smeg actually comes in cream and black gloss, which definitely makes it the best subtle, traditional design on the market. Great if you are after the ultra-modern look which still offers traditionalism and class.

Smeg is renowned for its great kitchen appliances, and we love this glossy dual fuel cooker with three cooking cavities and loads of oven functions. Built to last with kitchen classiness at its core.

We like

  • Quality kitchen appliance brand with a global reputation
  • Innovative vapor cleaning system takes the pain out of keeping your cooker clean
  • Minute minder
  • Triple glazed doors & cooling system (no hot oven doors – great for families)

We disike

  • Despite the shiny stainless steel outer, the overall design is a bit ‘blah’ compared to others featured

Final Verdict

This Smeg will bring joy to any accomplished cook. Brilliant option for a competitive price.

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: 89.5 x 90 x 56.5 cm (H x W x D)
  • 63 L main oven with seven functions + 66 L tall fan oven
  • 6 gas burners with rapid heat technology and cast iron pan supports
  • Separate grill (both ovens also have grill functions)

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Smeg TR103 Dual Fuel Victoria product manual

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KENWOOD CK305-1 Dual Fuel

The Kenwood CK305-1 Dual Fuel offers a fantastic budget choice and plentiful cooking space both in its oven and on the hob. There are five gas burners, a main oven and a grill which makes these cookers suitable for any small family home.

This model features a 3.5 kW triple burner, intended for woks and larger vessels, perfect for making stir fries or other Asian dishes. This oven boasts 118 litres of space to give you plenty of room to cook to your heart’s content in this electric oven.

There is also a full-width grill, which brings another cooking-method to the table, and a bright interior light will keep things illuminated and let you keep an eye on the progress of your food.

A flame failure device cuts off the gas supply immediately if a flame is extinguished on the cooker, which is an additional safety feature which would make this suitable for the family home.

We like

  • Stylish design
  • Plenty of oven space
  • Very easy to use
  • Low price
  • Enamel coating for easy cleaning

We disike

  • Operation of the oven can be a little noisy
  • Basic functions on timer

Final Verdict

A sound budget choice, this Kenwood cooker has all the mod cons required by any family home.

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: 89.5-91 x 89.8 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • 3.5kW triple burner
  • Full-width grill and bright interior light
  • Capacity: 118L
  • LED display

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KENWOOD CK305-1 Dual Fuel Cooker user manual

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Leisure CS90F530 Cuisinemaster Dual Fuel

The Leisure CS90F530 Cuisinemaster Dual Fuel Cookers are very stylish and sleek cookers to suit any kitchen.

It comes in two different colours, classic stainless steel or the modern contemporary black design. This cooker comes equipped with two ovens, separate grill, five gas hobs and a wok burner for flexible cooking. The Leisure CS90F530 Cuisinemaster offers lots of space and comes with six metal shelves for both ovens. This oven offers unbeatable performance, without compromising quality or power.

Whatever the size of your pots and pans, there will always be space with the five gas burner hobs. The wok burner is located in the centre of the hob and can accommodate any larger pots and pans with ease. Enjoy the traditional rustic cooking experience with the cast iron pan supports, making the oven feel like a traditional version. The double ovens provide an abundance of space and lots of flexible cooking options depending on the food you want to prepare. The main fan oven boasts 58 litres of cooking space and is perfect for cooking a variety of dishes. The fan ensures that heat is spread evenly through the oven and food is cooked to perfection every single time.

This oven is lined with self-cleaning catalytic liners that reduce grease, oil and food build-up to make the job of maintenance even easier. Quickly wipe down surfaces when done to keep your cooker looking good as new. Keep track of your cooking times with the programmable timer installed on this cooker. Large windows on oven doors and the interior light means you can keep track of your cooking easily.

We like

  • Energy efficient cooker
  • Easy cooker to use
  • Sleek design
  • Windows are large on oven doors
  • Lots of shelf space

We disike

  • Grill is a little small
  • Fan can get noisy

Final Verdict

If you are looking for a powerful and stylish looking option that won’t break the bank, then this is a great option for you.

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: 90 x 90 x 60cm (H x W x D)
  • Both ovens capacity: 58 litres
  • Push button ignition
  • Energy rating A

+ Downloads

Leisure CS90F530 Cuisinemaster Dual Fuel Cookers user manual

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Cannon CH10456GFS 100cm Dual Fuel

Freestanding dual fuel option with 120 litres of multifunction oven space.

This Cannon model has a great contemporary design that would look great in any kitchen. We love the easy to use gas hob that comes with six burners, coming with over 120 litres of flexible cooking space. Speedy and of a high quality and finish – what more could you want from your appliance?

We like

  • Height adjustable front feet & mobile rear wheels makes this a nice one to install
  • Warming drawer to help you manage your roast timings (always tricky)
  • Separate electric grill
  • Can also work off LPG gas if you’re not on the mains gas
  • Minute minder to keep you organised

We disike

  • Ovens are only B rated for energy efficiency

Final Verdict

This would be a super option if it wasn’t for its less than average energy efficiency rating. Still, it’s a fantastic dual fuel model that’s certainly worth a try.

+ Specifications

  • Freestanding Dimensions: 90 x 100 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Over a 120 litres of cooking space in total (61L fan-assisted main oven + 63 Lconventional oven)
  • Six auto-ignition gas burners and double crown wok burner
  • Flame safety device

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Cannon CH10456GFS 100cm Dual Fuel product manual

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Best Electric Range Cooker

Bertazzoni Professional Series 100cm Electric Induction

Professional electric & induction range cooker with all the bells and whistles.

These induction range cookers are a bit pricier than some of the others we’ve featured, but it’s a stellar piece of kitchen kit. You can’t go wrong with this many great oven functions and a super energy efficient design. You can even get these range cookers in some awesome colours if you wanted to brighten up your kitchen with a playful kitchen appliance.

We like

  • A rated energy efficiency
  • Triple glazed doors
  • Lots of different cooking functions (including rotisserie)
  • Grill only cavity (infrared grill)

We disike

  • Finish could get scratched if care is not taken

Final Verdict

This quality kitchen buy is for the discerning home cook who prefers their appliances professional and sturdy. Packed to the brim with loads of good oven features, this range cooker brings you all the latest in oven design.

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: 89.5 x 99.5 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Oven capacity: 69 L + 54 L
  • 5 induction zones with booster
  • Soft close doors & child lock – perfect for big families

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LEISURE Cookmaster CK90C230S

With two fan ovens and a spacious ceramic hob, this fully electric range cooker is a great modern option for any households wanting the most up to date appliances money can buy, while still keeping the efficiency of an Aga.
It comes with the luxury of three compartments just like most ranges, but the safety aspect of hot hob indicators and a catalytic liner in the main oven to oxidise dirt and reduce the build-up of grease.
There is a timer to help you keep on top of all your cooking and baking without having to keep an eye on the clock. The dials are easy to turn, and the settings are all clearly marked, taking the guesswork out of the equation.
Even though you can’t see inside the oven without opening the door, there is an interior light for when this is opened so you can check on the contents this way.

We like

  • Easy to keep clean and looking new
  • 2 shelves in main oven, 4 in second
  • Separate grill for extra cooking potential

We disike

  • Plastic knobs feel a bit flimsy

Final Verdict

You want a modern-looking kitchen but dread letting go of your current old-style Aga - this is a happy-medium.

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: H90 x W90 x D60cm
  • Capacity: Main 63L, Second 79L
  • Energy rating: A

Leisure CK90C230 Cookmaster 90 cm Electric

Sleek & silver Leisure Cookmaster electric range cooker.

This is a real excellent kitchen budget buy – it’s great to find an electric range cooker at this price that ticks all the boxes (and looks this great in silver).  It hasn’t got all the features and functionalities that a top of the range model would have, but it’s still a solid kitchen appliance that should go the distance.

We like

  • A energy rating
  • Easy clean
  • Ceramic hob with 5 zones
  • Easy clean interiors

We disike

  • Cooking can sometimes be uneven

Final Verdict

A snazzy little silver number, we love this Leisure electric range in all its streamlined simplicity. Lovely to look at, easy to use, who said that you had to spend loads to get a great looking (and cooking) kitchen range?

+ Specifications

  • Oven dimensions: 90 x 90 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Oven capacity: 58 L + 66 L
  • A rated for energy efficiency
  • 5 zone ceramic hob with central dual zone

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Rangemaster Classic Deluxe 110 Electric

Classic range style with electric oven & hob features. If you are after a range which looks the part, this is a great pick which still offers modernism.

This beautiful range from Rangemaster offers a wonderfully retro and beautiful cooker design, paired with modern oven features. The beautiful gloss black design makes this range a super stylish addition to any family home. Manufactured in Royal Leamington Spa, these range cookers are classic British kitchen appliances that will stand the test of time.

We like

  • Very large oven capacities
  • 6 hob zones
  • Storage drawer
  • Height adjustable

We disike

  • We loved everything about this range!

Final Verdict

This range cooker is a real delight for the eyes from this classic British kitchen brand. We love the fact that you can adjust the height of the cooker (which is rare) and bonus points for all the little handy cooking features that make this range so easy to use.

+ Specifications

  • Oven capacity: 90.5/ 93 x 110 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Oven capacity: 69 L + 69 L (very generous)
  • A rated for energy efficiency
  • 6 hob zones
  • Rapid Response Rangemaster heating technology

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Candy CCV9D52X 90cm Electric

Small & modern electric range cooker.

This one doesn’t quite have the personality that some of the other range cookers do in terms of design, but this Candy electric range is a quality buy for those who like its simple stainless steel features. Inconspicuous and inoffensive, this Candy delivers in capacity and usability and is great for people who’d rather not go for the retro range look in their kitchen.

We like

  • Touch control LED programmer
  • Storage compartment at the bottom
  • Ceramic hob with 5 zones
  • Flexible shelf positioning

We disike

  • Internal oven lighting could be better

Final Verdict

This electric range cooker may not win any design awards, but for a great price you get a compact and quality cooker. Durable and easy to keep clean in all-over stainless steel, this Candy cooker is a bit of a steal…

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: 85.7 x 90 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • 51 L capacity main oven capacity + 35-litres top oven capacity with grill
  • 5-zone ceramic hob
  • Rated A for energy efficiency all round

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Best Gas Range Cooker

Hotpoint Cannon CH10755GFS

Featuring an ultra-responsive gas burner with 6 zones, including a wok burner, this Hotpoint model is the perfect mix between classic country range and modern 21st-century offering. Both ovens are just over 60L each, which is plenty of room for any household no matter how large. They have lights inside, so you can always see what you are doing and how the cooking is coming along.

There is a separate variable grill which makes catering for smaller numbers or using both at the same time much easier, and a storage compartment to keep your plates warm before serving.
It all comes with a griddle pan which you can use on top of the hob too, perfect for any frying which requires a lot of attention.

The only slight problem anyone may encounter is that the electrical cable is quite short, which could be problematic if you don’t have a dedicated socket for your oven. Bear this in mind if you are wondering about placement.

We like

  • Clean design
  • Timer is easy to set

We disike

  • Lights cannot be switched on without the gas

Final Verdict

Great clean design and easy to use controls make this a great all-gas option

+ Specifications

  • Range dimensions: H90 x W100 x D60cm
  • Capacity: Main Oven 61L, Second Oven 63L
  • Energy Rating: B
  • Timer

Rangemaster Professional+ 110 Gas

Professional & modern freestanding Rangemaster option – the best high-end model which we reviewed.

Manufactured in Leamington Spa, this Rangemaster is from a completely different kitchen design era. Crisp, modern and contemporary with clean edges and a sleek stainless steel finish, this professional Rangemaster ushers cooking into the 21st century.

We like

  • Contemporary design
  • Great gas grill
  • Height adjustable feet
  • Storage drawer included

We disike

  • Uneven gas oven
  • No glass lid

Final Verdict

Super roomy and high quality this is an awesome model, but we imagine that it won’t please retro kitchen lovers out there…

+ Specifications

  • Freestanding Dimensions: 90.5/93 x 110 x 61cm (H x W x D)
  • 69 L oven capacities
  • Automatic ignition gas hob with six burners and flame failure safety device
  • Includes griddle and wok ring

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Rangemaster Professional+ 110 Gas user manual

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Rangemaster Classic 110cm Gas

Classic British gas stove – our top gas option for anyone considering this fuel type.

This British Rangemaster is a testament to classic kitchen design and it delivers on so many levels. Stylish, powerful and practical, this Rangemaster model includes all the lovely little features you would expect from a quality kitchen.

And it has one of the biggest gas oven capacities we’ve seen so far – great for ambitious cooks. If you are looking for the ultimate gas experience – look no further.

We like

  • Excellent overall quality and design, from sturdy handles to gorgeous cream, gloss black, or cranberry colour
  • Exclusive Rangemaster features like Handyrack roasting tray
  • Fantastic gas oven capacity

We disike

  • Hard to find one, but you might want to get a separate cast lid to complete the retro look of this model

Final Verdict

It’s hard to find fault with this beautiful gas model that offers a huge amount of space and style.

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: 90-92.5 x 110 x 60cm (H x W x D) – height-adjustable for full control
  • 69 L gas ovens
  • Mains ignition gas hob with five burners (including wok burner)
  • Cast iron pan supports
  • Separate grill

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Leisure Cookmaster CK90G232K 90cm Gas

Cheap gas cooker from Leisure.

A beautiful, sleek Leisure cooker that is both durable and easy to use. This is a real great budget buy, giving you undeniable gas quality for a cheaper price.

The only (small) downsides are the smaller than average mains gas oven, and the gas grill that just doesn’t have the power of some of its contemporaries. Despite these minute issues, it’s still a great kitchen appliance possibility, and the large 79 litre electric oven should make up for the smaller gas one…

This is one of the best performing 90cm freestanding range cookers available, and won’t break the bank.

We like

  • Height adjustable
  • A+ energy rating
  • LPG convertible if you’re not on the gas mains
  • LED display

We disike

  • Push button gas ignition (automatic is best)
  • No slow cook feature

Final Verdict

Great gas ovens and burners at a very competitive price – this Leisure cooker is worth snapping up fast…

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: 90 x 90 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Oven capacities: 51 L + 79 L
  • 5 burner gas hob with cast iron supports

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Leisure Cookmaster CK90G232K 90cm Gas product manual

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Belling Farmhouse 100DF

Cook up a storm for the entire household with this multi-faceted kitchen essential. This black cooker displays a stunning style and plenty of much-needed features. It includes a grill, hobs, an oven and a very handy storage compartment to host your cookware.

The spacious product is one for a bigger kitchen and has the competencies to cater for larger families and although it has many uses it is one that’s simple to utilise. What has this reliable cooker got in store for us? It has an electric fan oven, seven burners and a capacity of up to 64 litres cementing its place as one of the main contenders for your kitchen.

There’s enough faculty available to prepare an entire meal and more, there are seven gas hob burners making it an effortless task to cook multiple vegetables at once and you can also use the oven to prepare the roasted aspect to any meal too. If you’re serious about the aesthetic and practical elements of your cooking haven then you will look to add this to your artillery.

With a smooth black build, numerous compartments and digital display, it is a gorgeous addition. What’s more, it’s also one of the most reliable appliances on the market – this is a must for those with a big kitchen and a lot of cooking to do!

We like

  • A multi functioning cooker for a big family
  • Stunning design and smooth finish
  • Consists of hob, storage and oven
  • Good value for money and is a long-lasting appliance
  • Stylish digital display

We disike

  • Big product that requires a lot of room

Final Verdict

The perfect appliance for a big family.

+ Specifications

  • 90 x 99.6 x 60cm (H x W x D)
  • Both cavities with capacity of 35-64 litres
  • Seven hobs, storage compartment and electric fan oven
  • Energy rated at A

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Belling Gourmet 90G Professional Gas Stainless Steel

Enjoy professional cooking and classic style with the Belling Gourmet 90G Professional Gas with stainless steel finish. This oven is spacious and can easily handle preparing many dishes at once. With one gas oven, one electric oven, separate grill space and five gas hobs with a wok burner, the Belling Gourmet professional oven is a great addition to any busy home.

The tall fan oven on the right hand side boasts 91 litres of cooking space with multiple shelves to cook a wide array of meals. The fan ensures food is cooked evenly and cooked to perfection every time. The first oven is a conventional gas oven, offering 64 litres of space with two shelves.

This oven is perfect for cooking more traditional dishes like baking and roasting food. The gas hobs work instantly and rings vary in size depending on the pot or pan you wish to use. The central wok feature allows you to make a stir fry in minutes and is suited to larger pans. The hobs offer versatility so you can slow cook a stew or quick fry an omelette.

The separate grill gives you even more cooking options and allows for healthier cooking without the use of oil or butter. The grill is variable and so can be altered depending on what you are cooking and portion size.

Overall, this is a great professional style cooker with multiple functions depending on what meal you are preparing.

We like

  • Solid and sturdy build
  • Easy to clean
  • Large capacity
  • Lots of shelf space
  • Easy-clean enamel

We disike

  • No glass window on oven door
  • Knobs can get hot when the grill is on

Final Verdict

This is a classic, chic and versatile oven suited to those looking for professional quality. Cook a variety of different meals for the ultimate cooking experience.

+ Specifications

  • 90-93 x 90 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Capacity: main oven is 64 litres and second oven is 91 litres
  • Five gas burner hobs

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BELLING Gourmet 90G Professional Gas user manual

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Best Mini Range Cooker

FLAVEL MLN9FRK 90 cm Dual Fuel Range Cooker

For a budget mini range, this Flavel model really does have it all. With two ovens and even a separate grill, it’s possible to cook like you would on a full size range, without it taking up so much space. Five gas burner hobs ensure that there is plenty of cooking space on top, and with the two ovens offering 79 and 58 litre capacities, you don’t lose out on oven space.

With easy clean enamel interiors, all of the cavities are really easy to clean, saving your time for the things that matter the most.

One of the most impressive features of this model is the flame supervision device, making sure that if the flame is extinguished on any of the hob rings, the gas will immediately stop in order to protect you and your family.

We like

  • Plenty of oven space
  • Separate grill
  • Flame supervision device
  • Easy clean enamel interiors

We disike

  • Tall thin cavity may not fit your trays

Final Verdict

The perfect choice for a family that want the benefit of a full range cooker, without the hefty price tag or large size.

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: 92 x 90 x 60 cm ( H x W x D)
  • 2 large capacity ovens (58 litres and 79 litres) and grill (28 litres)
  • Energy rating: A
  • Five separate cooktop burners

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Stoves Richmond 550DFW Dual Fuel Cooker

This freestanding dual fuel cooker is a compact and sleek design that is perfect for those that want the look of a classic model but do not have the space for one. The Stoves Richmond 550DFW is a powerful oven with a variety of cooking functions and programmes. It boasts two large oven cavities, an integrated grill and four gas burners on the top.

The main oven cavity is spacious offering 59 litres of cooking space. It operates as a fan oven ensuring that food cooks evenly wherever it’s placed in the oven. The second oven cavity is smaller at 39 litres and uses a conventional heating system to cook a variety of different meals. The grill is spacious and can be used simultaneously while baking or roasting in the oven. This oven offers four cast iron gas burners which can be used for a variety of different meals. The hob boasts a 4 kW wok burner which is perfect for cooking stir-fry or to use for larger pots and pans. The four gas burners also feature a flame failure device ensuring safe cooking at all times.

We like

  • Automatic cut off when lid is closed
  • Double glazed front window
  • Stunning design
  • Easy to use
  • Incredible quality

We disike

  • No grill pan handle
  • Hob lay-out is a little odd but easy to get used to

Final Verdict

Overall, this stove is a compact and powerful appliance that offers fast and even cooking. Though this oven is compact, it has lots of internal space and ensures perfect cooking quality every time.

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: 900-915 x 550 x 600 (H x W x D)
  • Main oven: 59 litres, Second oven: 39 litres
  • Main oven: fan. Second oven: conventional

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Stoves Richmond 550DFW user manual

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Leisure CLA60CEK 60cm Electric Classic Mini-Range

Freestanding electric model with ceramic hob.

This is a really great mini-range that always performs well in user tests, and we love its cute black exterior and retro kitchen feel. Compact, small and well-priced, this Leisure freestanding model is the perfect bijou kitchen appliance for those who want the style of a kitchen range, without one that will hog all the kitchen space.

We like

  • 4 hob plates
  • A energy rating
  • Programmable timer

We disike

  • Slightly awkward design, be careful when taking things out of hot oven

Final Verdict

This option is good value for money and it looks good in any classy kitchen. We love this one and despite a few niggles we discovered when in use; it’s still a great quality stove for any kitchen.

+ Specifications

  • Dimensions: 90 x 60 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • Oven capacities: 56 L fan assisted oven + 35 L conventional oven with grill
  • 4 ceramic hob plates (roomy and easy to keep clean)

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Stoves Sterling Mini-Range 60cm Gas Cooker

The Stoves Sterling Mini-Range 60cm Gas Cooker is an elegant and smart-looking oven with lots to offer. With two oven cavities, an integrated grill and four cast iron gas burners, this stove offers quality cooking without the big price tag.

The main oven cavity offers an easy-to-clean enamel interior that prevents oil and food debris from building up on the sides. Grease and oil simply wipe off this appliance making it feel brand new. It also comes with a halogen light to view food while it’s cooking. The second oven cavity includes a grill for more versatile cooking options. This cavity is spacious at 39 litres.

The Stove Sterling Mini-Range 60cm Gas Cooker comes with four cast iron gas burners on the top of the oven. Each one is fitted with a fire safety device to ensure gas is automatically cut-off if a flame were to be extinguished during cooking which prevents gas leaks. These gas burners are lit with a push-button ignition for ease-of-use and safe cooking. The oven doors feature two glass windows so you can keep an eye on your meals while they are cooking. This oven is a compact and powerful stove and the safety features make this the perfect oven for family homes.

We like

  • Large windows for great visiblity
  • Glass protects keeps hob safe and clean
  • Clean and sleek design
  • Flame safety device

We disike

  • No handle for grill pan
  • Ignition can take a little longer to light

Final Verdict

This oven is a compact and stylish stove that offers a lot of space for cooking a variety of different meals at the same time. Safety features make this a great oven for busy family homes.

+ Specifications

  • 900 x 600 x 600 mm (H x W x D)
  • Push button ignition
  • 5 shelf positions

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Stoves Richmond 550E 55cm Double Oven Electric Mini

A great mini electric stove that has been designed and manufactured in the UK. This is our choice for the best overall mini oven, and as a bonus it is electric so you don’t have to worry about mains gas connections or making the move to gas.

Bonus points for the lovely oven shades and the cast lid that keeps the hob protected from scratches and dirt. Quality British kitchen design at its best.

We like

  • Large window for great visibility
  • Large top grill
  • 4 zone hob (we love the traditional cast lid that helps keep things clean)
  • Our favourite shade is the gorgeous Jalapeno
  • 12 month manufacturer’s warranty

We disike

  • Doors can get very hot when in use

Final Verdict

Tucked underneath a lovely cast lid, this fiery stove is a small and compact range cooker. It’s lovely classic design is complemented by the colourful exterior and cast lid. Perfect for people looking for that special country kitchen look on a budget.

+ Specifications

  • Stove dimensions: 90 x 55 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • 69 L main oven + 39 L second oven/electric grill (conventional)
  • A rated for energy efficiency
  • Easy clean enamel interior
  • Programmable digital timer

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Stoves 600G 60cm Double Oven Gas Sterling Mini Cooker

Gas oven & gas hob cooker from a classic British brand.

These cookers are great for those who love cooking with gas (and who doesn’t love the speed and authenticity of gas cooking?).

Hidden beneath its sleek glass top lie four gas burners. Bonus points for the great oven design with nice, big windows so that you can check up on your food easily.

This is easily our best pick for those after a gas appliance with all the benefits of a range cooker but in half the size.

We like

  • Large windows for great visiblity
  • Glass protection keeps hob safe and clean

We disike

  • Top of the oven is much hotter than the middle

Final Verdict

Stoves are best known for making quality stoves, and this one is no exception. Compact and well-designed, this Stoves number packs a whole load of useful oven features into a small space. This is a great purchase for the quality-conscious cook who loves cooking with gas.

+ Specifications

  • Stove dimensions: 90 x 60 x 60 cm (H x W x D)
  • 59 L main oven cavity + 35 L top gas oven and electric grill
  • Flame safety device and 1 year manufacturer’s guarantee

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Rangemaster Classic 60 Gas

Jazz up your kitchen with this cream and chrome classic mini cookers from Curry’s. Get all of the functionality and versatility of dual fuel cookers, in a smaller package. It still offers vast amounts of cooking space and will fit into smaller kitchens.

This model does not include a splash back, but what it loses in this feature it makes up in overall quality and value for money. This mini model has two conventional gas ovens, a grill and four gas burners including a wok burner for bigger pots and pans.

The main oven comes with two metal shelves to separate food in the oven. The glass window means you can keep an eye on your food while it’s cooking. It’s a decent size with a capacity of 41 litres. The second oven comes in smaller than the main one, with a capacity of around 17 litres. Cooking is easily controlled using the beautifully designed rotary dials located on the front of the cooker. Though this cooker is smaller than the usual Rangemaster, it doesn’t compromise on functionality, offering lots of nifty programmes and features to enjoy.

The top (second) oven is a combined gas oven with integrated grill. This oven can handle a load of different cooking features like slow cook, crisp and defrost. The main oven is also a gas oven and offers a variety of different cooking programmes. This oven takes minimal maintenance thanks to the catalytic liners and chrome-plated ladders which ensure that oil and food debris don’t build up on the oven. This oven also comes with an interior light and timer, to keep you in full control of your cooking.

We like

  • Window on main oven
  • Catalytic easy cleaning
  • Wok gas ring
  • Even heat distribution throughout oven

We disike

  • No splashback
  • Grill is not very powerful

Final Verdict

The Rangemaster Classic is a great cooker offering functionality and power in a compact appliance. The colours suit well into any kitchen and this cooker is great for any family home.

+ Specifications

  • 895 x 595 x 598 mm (H x W x D)
  • Main oven capacity: 41 litres
  • Second oven capacity: 17 litres

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Range Cooker Buying Guide

Buying a range cooker is a major kitchen investment, but most people find that they get more value out of their range cookers than they ever did out of their normal size freestanding cookers. Within a relatively compact kitchen space, ranges offer loads of versatile cooking space. Because they can have up to seven hob burners and four or five ovens/grills, they are perfect for large families or keen home cooks.

Cooking on a range is a great experience, and people tend to get very attached to their appliance. These stoves carry a sense of nostalgia and harp back to the days of cooking in large farmhouse kitchens. Often stoves got passed down through the family – ranges try to keep that family tradition alive; even today, loads are designed and manufactured in Britain by family-run businesses.

Nowadays, range cookers can be ultra-modern as well as funky and retro. Other than traditional British gas models, you can get them with induction cooktops using the latest multifunction oven technology. Traditionally range colours came in shades of black, cream and red, but now you can get them in pretty much all the shades (including pink).

These appliances offer a fantastic set of useful features like storage cupboards, slow cooking ovens and warming plates that normal cookers simply cannot provide.

As freestanding range cookers are larger than cookers or ovens, they are best suited to larger kitchens, though there are mini range cookers on the market now for people who prefer compact packages. Generally normal size range cookers retail around the £1,000 – 2,000 mark, but retro luxury cookers can be considerably more. Budget models start at about £500, but you will immediately notice a difference in the quality of the finish and the materials. Kitchen appliances like these don’t tend to come cheap.

What is a range cooker? What different kinds are there?

Range cookers are large kitchen stoves, echoing earlier kitchen times when cooking was done on large, heavy stoves. Range cookers are larger than a normal freestanding cooker and often have a retro or heritage design. They can have a number of burners and oven cavities; range cookers range from mini 60 cm ones to large 110 cm ones.

Gas

Gas versions are seen as classically British – they have gas burners (hobs) as well as gas ovens. Gas ovens can be temperamental and some people don’t like them because of their temperature fluctuations. Others find that cooking with gas ovens keeps food more moist and tasty. Generally gas hobs are seen as easy to use and safe; they are especially needed for they type of fast cooking favoured in Asian cuisine. (Incidentally, gas models often have a wok burner).

Electric

Electric options combine heritage range design with the latest multifunction oven technology. Electric options often have a ceramic cooktop and one or two electric ovens – one being multifunction, the other conventional or fan-assisted.

Dual Fuel

Dual fuel offers the classic combination of modern electric ovens topped with heritage gas burners. They are very popular, cost-effective, and tend to be the favoured range design on the market right now.

Induction

Induction ceramic cooktops use the latest induction technology in order to heat up pans directly, minimising heat wastage. Induction hobs look very smart and are becoming increasingly popular and many range-cookers are now coming out with induction hobs instead of the traditional gas ones.

Mini Models

Some freestanding cookers are styled as ‘mini-ranges’, imitating the classic range design on a smaller scale.

What are range cooker benefits?

The main benefits of using a range cooker are increased oven and cooking capacity, and a more flexible and versatile approach to cooking. Rather than having one or two cavities and four hobs, a range cooker offers a much more diverse and exciting cooking environment. With a range cooker, you could have two to three different kinds of ovens and grills, and seven burners to work with. Range cookers often look smarter and have more perceived (and real) value than other cookers on the market.

Range cooker features to look out for

Range cookers come with more features than basic cookers. When you go out and buy your range cooker, here is what you need to look out for:

  • Advanced cooking functions: rotisserie, slow cooking, browning etc.
  • Warming plate or warming zone
  • Wok burner and griddle pan
  • Roasting trays and racks
  • Adjustable height or rolling feet
  • Stay cool doors – especially important for families
  • Fun colours – range cookers often come in cool shades like cranberry or champagne
  • Light up dials – to help you see the dials at night
  • Pyrolytic self-cleaning functions – a cleaning solution that burns dirt to ash
  • Vapour clean system – pioneered by Smeg
  • For gas cookers: automatic ignition and flame safety devices

Range cookers come (mainly) in these three standard heights and freestanding cookers will be marketed with their size clearly stated: 90cm, 100cm, or 110 cm. Mini-ranges can be smaller.

Range cooker cleaning and installation

Range cookers can be complicated to fit because of the their size and the way that they use fuels. Make sure yours is fitted by a proper installation engineer. Keep your range cooker healthy and prolong its life by regularly cleaning the hobs and ovens. Range cookers tend to last longer than ovens and regular cookers; they tend to be treasured appliances that people are proud to show off.