Electric Cooker Buying Guide

Electric cookers come in three different hob types, ranging from the uncomplicated and affordable solid plate cookers, to state-of-the art induction cookers that bring the wow factor into any kitchen.

Some electric cooker ovens can take longer to heat up than their gas counterparts, however those with a fanned oven have much faster preheating and cooking times and the temperature is often more even.

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Width

Freestanding electric 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.

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Hob type

Unlike gas hobs that are all pretty similar, electric hobs vary quite a lot. The introduction of new technologies in recent years, including induction hobs, mean that the idea of electric hobs have come a long way from the old fashioned coil elements of the 1970s.

Solid plate hobs Ceramic hobs Induction hobs View our range of cookers with solid plate hobs
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Oven type

The size of your kitchen and the kind of cooking you want to do will dictate the kind of oven that is best for you.

In our range of freestanding electric cookers we have three different options to choose from:

Single oven cookers Twin cavity single oven cookers Double oven cookers

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.

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Function

Electric ovens work in different ways and some are more suited to certain styles of cooking than others. We've broken down the functions and explained what they do.

Conventional ovens Fan-assisted ovens Fan ovens Multifunction ovens View our range of electric cookers with conventional ovens
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Oven liners

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 Catalytic oven liners View our range of electric cookers with easy clean enamel oven liners
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Other features and accessories

Many of the freestanding electric 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 complement your new cooker.

These include:

Cooker hoods Cookware Grill pans

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.

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