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Buyers Guide to Range Cookers

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Buyers Guide to Range Cookers

This buyer's guide to range cookers offers the essential information you need before buying a classic country cooker. We look at the types of range cookers available and how to choose the right fuel.

Buying A Range Cooker

Buying a range cooker is a wonderful way of adding style to your home. Your kitchen will automatically become the meeting point and talking point of your home. The range cooker will provide a homely warming feel to any property.

They can look great in a modern kitchen providing a vintage feel or take their place nicely in a traditional looking kitchen. Deciding which one to buy can be a difficult decision, with so much choice it is important that you find the perfect one for you, your family and your home.

Our buyers guide will hopefully help you narrow down your search.

Firstly have a really good think about which features that you simply can not live without.

What features are going to make your life easier. If you cook for a large amount of people regularly then perhaps a stove with more ovens and more burners on top is going to be better for you. 

It will take up more space but will save you time and stress when preparing meals. If you aren't cooking huge feasts all the time then perhaps a smaller stove will work better for you.

Next up is budget. Now if you are considering a reconditioned range then you may already know that they can be up to 75% cheaper than a new range cooker from the same brand.

This opens up a world of options to you and you may well be able to get a top of the line stove that will last for many years to come.

What type of range cookers are there?

Range cookers have been available and used for hundreds of years. The earliest models were simple hearths which would be used to keep a pot of stew or soup boiling while bread was baked in the cavity underneath.

Range cookers are the largest cookers you can have in a domestic environment.

They provide more zones for cooking than other alternatives. They will usually include two ovens, and some can even heat any water that you need to boil.

There are various different models and different types of range cookers available on the market.

These different manufacturers and types come with wildly varying price tags.

They can range from smaller and more traditional farmhouse style cookers, which are more commonly associated with the brands such as Rangemaster or AGA, all the way up to more modern designs.

Right up at the top end of the range cooker scale, you have brands such as Lacanche.

These are available in a wide variety of different stylish colours and are favoured by some of the world's top chefs, such as Jean-Christophe Novelli.

buyer's guide to range cookers

Reconditioned Range Deliveries

These tips will hopefully give you a starting point to begin your search for a great range cooker. The right stove can add the style, a homely feel and most importantly the great cooking equipment in to your home that you want.

We deliver our reconditioned ranges and spare parts throughout the UK.

Choosing the right fuel configuration

Choosing the perfect fuel configuration for your home is of the utmost importance. Out of all the options, the most popular choice is Dual Fuel, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will be perfect for you! Your criteria could be completely different from the perks and advantages that Dual Fuel offers. For example, a high-current electrical supply may not be an option for you, or perhaps you just prefer the aesthetics of a simpler ceramic or induction hob.

Dual fuel ranges use electricity . This means that you will need a sufficient electrical supply so that your chosen model can be operated correctly. 

Dual fuel is far and away the most popular choice for range cookers. This is because these models offer the best of both alternatives. 

They combine the ease of cooking with all the efficiency of an electric oven. Take a look at dual fuel ranges to see if they are right for you, but if they are not, there are other options available.

Some homes do not have access to a gas supply, and other homes simply prefer the perks offered by an all-electric range. 

The ceramic hotplates provided by an all-electric range are easy to clean, and the recent addition of induction cooking means that electric hobs can now have the power and effectiveness of gas.

An all-electric range will use far more electricity than other range choices, this is obvious. This means that a substantial sufficient electric supply needs to be in place for the range to work as designed. 

In the majority of cases, this will mean a 10mm heat-resistant cable into a 45Amp fused circuit. 

This will be done through a double-pole switch. In some cases, the rating could grow to as high as 60Amps. When in any doubt about your home's electric supply, contact a qualified and trained professional.

What Size Does My Range cooker Need To Be To Fit Into My Kitchen?

Range cookers are freestanding appliances. This means that they are fully designed in order to be placed either on their own or in between cabinets. 

What a lot of people don't realise is that range cookers are a lot larger than regular freestanding cookers.

In fact, some range cookers can be up to 150cm wide. Whenever you are thinking of placing an appliance, we would recommend double-checking that the space you have in mind is actually deep enough for the range to fit. 

You should also ensure that your new cooker is actually within range of its designated fuel source.

What Capacity Oven Will I Need From My Range cooker?

The oven capacity is the size of the cavity found within your oven. This is measured in litres. It should give you a helpful indicator of how much food it will be able to hold inside. 

You should also pay attention to the shape of the oven as well as the number of shelves. As the oven capacity grows larger, the more food that will be able to be cooked at any one time.

Not every range cooker is laid out exactly the same. Some range cookers will only have one oven, while others can have either two or three. Some range cookers will have separate grills outside the ovens, whereas others will have the grill and oven combined. Other ranges will have their own dedicated section, which is there simply for warming food. 

Refurbished AGA And Rayburn Cookers For Sale

Are you looking for Refurbished AGA and Rayburn Cookers for Sale? 

Country Cookers are your first choice for high quality reconditioned AGA and Rayburn range cookers and stoves throughout the UK. 

Our family run business based in Cornwall specialises in providing the best examples of each make and model of range available.

Are you looking for high quality refurbished range cookers? Speak with one of our representatives today on 01209 214 774 .