Choosing Your Perfect Range Cooker

Now I have to be honest, but I am not the cleanest cook in the world. I think that stainless steel and splashbacks were invented just for me.

Your cooker is an appliance that you should take pride in. If you look after it you will get many years of good service from it. Here are my recommendations on how to keep your cooker in rangecooker showroom condition.

Step 1: Choose Your Style and Size

A range cooker is a must if you really want to make your kitchen the heart of your home. Whether you have a large family kitchen or a modern apartment, there’s a design for you.

Choose a style which suits your personality. Avid cooks often go for a professional, contemporary look whereas many families prefer traditional models. Create a cosy feel with classic models from Rangemaster, or go for a sleek and stylish look with Falcon or Smeg.
Before choosing the size of your cooker, it’s important to consider your kitchen layout carefully. Measure the space you have available to discover your ideal range cooker height, width and depth.
Remember to keep a 2.5mm gap between your cooker and kitchen cabinets so you can easily move it if you move house or refurbish your kitchen.
Do you want a built-in or freestanding model? Built-in hobs and ovens are perfect for achieving a contemporary, streamlined look. An integrated oven can also be installed at eye-level to make cooking easier. Freestanding range cookers are perfect if you want a traditional, homely feel, and offer more choice in terms of style and colour.

Step 2: Which Fuel Option?

Dual Fuel:

Most range cookers feature an electric oven with either a gas or electric hob. Dual fuel is the most popular option for range cookers. With dual fuel, you get the best of both worlds – electric ovens offer evencooking while gas hobs provide instant heat, which is easy to control.
Families sometimes prefer electric hobs as they are easier to clean. Ceramic and induction models also offer safety features like hot hob indicators and child locks.

LPG - Liquid Petroleum Gas - is becoming a widely used option. This is ideal if you don’t have access to the gas mains in your kitchen. Many Britannia range cookers are now designed for use with bottled gas, which gives out less carbon dioxide – ideal for keeping your kitchen eco-friendly.


Our gas range cookers, like the Rangemaster Classic or Professional+, are perfect if you prefer traditional cooking. These are popular with chefs and bakers. Gas ovens retain moisture, so they’re great for baking cakes and bread.

Step 3: Choose Your Brand and Supplier

Before buying your range cooker, make sure it’s been manufactured by a trusted brand. We hand-pick all our models from leading brands based here in the UK, so you can be sure you’re getting a quality product.

Rangemaster are manufacturers of the world’s first range cooker and have lots of styles and colours to choose from. Falcon offer professional cookers for domestic use, while Britannia cookers give you a variety of innovative features.

Smeg are our newest addition to the range and have created stylish, compact models ideal for smaller kitchens. And let’s not forget about Mercury range cookers. Their striking designs are real statement pieces. Ilve with a great choice of hobs are ideal for those who cook mainly on the hob. Lacanche another range with a great choice ovens & hobs

Bertazzoni Pro range of cookers excel with all the features you could ask for, add one of their powerful hoods for a really special kitchen. 


One of our friendly advisors can help you choose the right range cooker. Call us today or pop into our showroom in Middlesex. Creating your dream kitchen is easy with our top-of-the-range appliances.