We have been kitchen shopping over the last few weeks and have finally decided on a kitchen. One of the last remaining big decisions was around our cooker. We wanted a range cooker as we’d had one before, but which one? I decided to ask for some advice and Rangemaster who were at BritMums Live earlier this year have given me some pointers.
What is a range cooker?
Range cookers are typically larger and have more features than standard freestanding cookers. The three main sizes are 90cm, 100cm and 110cm. The Rangemaster also comes in different fuel types; dual fuel, induction, ceramic and all gas.
We have decided to go with a 90cm one as we feel that will be big enough for us as a family of three. We also had a 90cm one at our last house and it worked well for us.
What are the benefits?
Range cookers look great in any kitchen. Whether you are planning a traditional or an ultra contemporary kitchen, there is a range cooker designed to fit perfectly into your design scheme. Often they are a more cost-effective solution because when you purchase a range cooker, you only have to buy a single item rather than all the other pieces associated with buying a built-in option e.g. worktop and cabinets.
Range cookers tend to have bigger ovens. Typically, they are 20% bigger than an average 60cm built-in oven which means you can cook more and worry less about timing your dishes and keeping food warm. Often they offer more burners too. A 90cm and 100cm range cooker will usually offer five or six burners and a 110cm product offers as many as seven burners giving you all the flexibility you could need to create the most sophisticated of menus.