Dual Fuel Cooker Buying Guide
Dual fuel cookers bring together the best of electric and gas cookers.
One of the most popular choices, dual fuel presents the responsiveness of a gas hob with the even and uniform heat of an electric oven.
Letting you cook with precision on the hob and consistency in the oven, dual fuel hobs lend themselves to professional cooking at home.
Dual fuel cookers will need to be fitted by a professional, Gas Safe Registered fitter and the electric oven may also need to be hardwired by a qualified electrician.
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Like electric and gas cookers, freestanding dual fuel cookers are generally available in 50 cm, 55 cm and 60 cm options although no matter what size you select, remember that all freestanding cookers will require space around them for ventilation.
These measurements can vary from brand to brand, so please check the product information carefully for each model to make sure you have enough space.View our range of 50 cm wide dual fuel cookers
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View our range of 60 cm wide dual fuel cookers
The kind of cooking you want to do as well as the size of your kitchen will dictate what sort of oven that is best for you.
In our range of dual fuel cookers we have three different options to choose from:
Ideal for chefs who want an uncomplicated way to cook. All grilling and cooking occurs in the same cavity without sacrificing oven space to a separate grill. Usually the capacity of a single oven will be larger than double cavities.
One oven with a separate grill which means you can cook with both cavities at the same time. Typically the oven will be slightly smaller than a single cavity but you can use the oven and grill simultaneously allowing for more complicated recipes.
Two ovens with the top doubling up as a grill to help you tackle more expansive recipes. Use both ovens to cook at different temperatures simultaneously or put the finishing touches on a meal with the top oven grilling away while the main oven is roasting.
We also have cookers in the range with high level grills that let you check your food without stooping or bending over for an easier way to grill.View our range of single oven dual fuel cookers
View our range of twin cavity single oven dual fuel cookers
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Our dual fuel cookers all feature electric ovens which work in different ways. Some are more suited to certain styles of cooking than others so we've broken down the functions and explained what they do.Conventional ovens
Conventional ovens are the most straightforward to use and are great for uncomplicated recipes. Cook with slightly different heat zones depending on where the food is positioned with conventional ovens being hotter at the top and cooler at the bottom.
Ideal for: Roast beef, traditional baking, soufflés
Partway between conventional and fan ovens, fan-assisted ovens have heating elements at the top and bottom of the cavity. A rotating fan gently circulates the heat to almost eliminate uneven heating zones, although not as thoroughly as a fully fanned oven. The oven temperature is more even than conventional ovens but the top is still slightly hotter than the bottom.
Ideal for: Crisp and brown top and bottom, toad-in-the-hole, quiche, roast pork
Fan ovens cook with a uniform temperature whatever the position of the food within them. By rotating a fan by the heat source, heat is evenly distributed, helping to cut preheating time and reduce overall cooking times by up to 30%.
Ideal for: Batch baking, different foods at the same temperature
Multifunction ovens combine a host of different settings with an additional heating control for supreme versatility. This makes them the most adaptable ovens as they can offer up to nine different cooking methods to cook virtually any dish.
Ideal for: virtually any dish.
View our range of dual fuel cookers with fan ovens
Pan supports play an important role in cooking on a gas hob, stabilising your pans and helping to keep everything in place while you cook.
Enamel supports are lightweight and easy to wipe down, while cast-iron supports are durable, look the part and are completely dishwasher-safe for quick cleaning.
Keeping your oven clean and hygienic after use is important but can be time consuming.
Manufacturers include various labour-saving ways to reduce the time you have to spend cleaning the inside of your cooker.
Both of the cleaning systems of our electric cookers are listed below, all you have to do is decide how much hard work you want to put in.Easy-clean enamel oven liners
Easy-clean enamel lined ovens have a smooth coating and require much less effort to wipe down than regular enamel linings, however they still need manual cleaning. Easy-clean enamel is the cheapest on the list because although it makes it harder for food waste to stick to the oven wall, you do have to do most of the work yourself.
Specially treated with a coating that absorbs any grease and food residue. Once absorbed the food waste is oxidised when the oven reaches 200°C, making it much easier to wipe down. If you don't cook at temperatures over 200°C, most manufacturers recommend systematically turning your oven up for an hour every few months to keep the catalytic liners in tip-top shape.
View our range of dual fuel cookers with catalytic oven liners
Other features and accessories
Many of the freestanding dual fuel cookers in our range have user-friendly features to make cooking even easier. We also have a selection of accessories and utensils to put the finishing touches on your kitchen and help you get the most out of your new cooker.
Reduce the smell of cooking and keep your kitchen cooler and grease free with our range of extraction and recirculating cooker hoods.
Protect the wall behind your cooker with a matching splashback to keep your kitchen cleaner.
Available on some models, hob lids can act as a splashback when raised and as another work surface when the hob is not in use.
Support round based traditional woks with an adaptor that slots over the pan supports to cook quick, Asian-style cuisine
Built-in roasting racks, griddles, and wok cradles make everyday cooking much easier. We also have a range of utensils and cookware, suitable for use on your new cooker, to get you going straight away.
Any accessory that is included with a cooker will be listed in the "Accessories included" field of each cooker's product details so you can easily see exactly what each model is supplied with.View our range of cooker hoods
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