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Choosing a cooker

A cooker is one of the most important kitchen appliances you'll invest in. Choosing the right one is a tricky decision but we are here to help. Our large range includes models to suit every budget and cooking style including range cookers, gas cookers and electric cookers.

Which kind of cooker is best for you?

There are several really important factors to consider when choosing a cooker for your kitchen. The shape, size and set-up of your kitchen is key, but you'll also need to think about the number of people you'll be cooking for, and weigh up the benefits of going for a gas oven, electric oven or dual fuel oven.

  • Gas Cookers
    CORGIA gas cooker provides fast, responsive heat that cooks quickly on the hob. Zoned oven temperatures mean you can cook different dishes at different speeds, but you will need to preheat. Remember that all gas appliances need to be installed by a Gas Safe installers. It is illegal to work with gas cookers without being Gas Safe Register. Gas Safe Register gas installers have passed recognised exams to prove their competence.
  • Electric Cookers
    An electric cooker can take longer to heat up than a gas. However, if you choose a electric fan oven, preheating and cooking times will be much faster and the temperature more even. The fan also circulates air, letting you cook several strong-flavoured dishes at once without the flavours being transferred.
  • Duel Fuel Cookers
    A dual fuel cooker combines the best of both - the heat and flexibility of a gas hob, with a faster, more even electric fan oven.
  • cookerRange Cookers
    A range cooker, powered by gas or electricity, is a larger model, often featuring up to eight gas burners and a double oven. It's perfect if you're frequently cooking for lots of people. They often feature a large wok hob, great for stir-frying and making curries.
  • Cookers with double ovens
    A cooker with a double oven gives you more flexibility, letting you cook with the bottom and top ovens separately, at the same time. The bottom is normally a fan oven and the top is often a conventional oven with a grill at the top.
  • Integrated Ovens
    Whichever cooker you go for, think about whether you'd like an integrated (built-in) oven. Appliances can be installed behind cupboard doors in your kitchen, giving a tidy, seamless appearance. A freestanding cooker has an adjustable height so you can move it around if you need to.

FFDFinally, if you decide on a gas cooker, look for a cooker with a flame failure device (FFD) A cooker with a FFD will automatically cut off the gas supply if the flame goes out. This is now a legal requirement that came into force on the 1st January 2008 and is applicable If you live in a multi occupancy property, e.g. flat, maisonette or student accommodation. Any new gas hob you install after this date must now have an FFD. This term is sometimes referred to as a Flame Supervision Device (FSD)

 

Saving Energy

Energy efficiency chartIf you opt for an electric cooker, check your cooker's energy efficiency rating. An Energy efficiency rating tells you how energy efficient your appliance is. It ranges from 'A+' to 'G', 'A+' appliances is the highest level and awarded to the most efficient appliances.

Choosing a more energy efficient cooker is a great way to do your bit for the planet by shrinking your impact on the environment and save money on your fuel bills too. See our Eco guide for more tips on being energy efficient.

 

 

Home Delivery

There is no need to worry about collecting your brand new appliance, we will deliver at a time that suits you. We have a range of delivery services to choose from depending on the type of products you order and also your address. Please see our home delivery page for more information

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