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Cooking plays a large part in everyone’s life and no matter how accomplished you are in the kitchen, finding the right appliance depends on how you like to cook.

Think about the space you have and choose between freestanding and built-in appliances – explore all the options from microwaves and domino hobs to freestanding range cookers. Look out for handy features like easy-clean oven linings and hob lids, and don’t forget the all-important accessories like pans and spatulas.

If you still aren’t sure what’s right for you, read our buying guide to learn more about the different types of cooking appliances you might like.

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Advice to help you choose the right cooking appliance

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Things to consider when buying a cooking appliance

  • Freestanding

    Freestanding or Built-in

    The first decision to make is whether you want a freestanding cooker to fit into a space between kitchen units or you would prefer a built-in oven and hob to fit in with your integrated kitchen layout.

    Once you have decided, you can start to look at the various types and sizes of cooker, hob and oven, the fuel source that best suits your home and the accessories to match.

  • Space

    Space

    Whether integrated or freestanding, cooking appliances come in a variety of sizes. Make sure you measure the space you have and don't forget to take the space around the cooker, known as the recess, into consideration before buying. Also remember to remove obstructions like wallpaper, plugs or cupboards that might get in the way.

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    Fuel type

    Pick the most suitable fuel for your kitchen and cooking. If you aren’t redesigning your home, your existing fuel supply will influence the type of cooker you can choose, and each fuel type brings different benefits to your kitchen. It is best to check before you start.

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    How the oven cooks

    Not all ovens are the same; some have a range of functions designed specifically for certain styles of cooking while others provide a simpler approach. The type of cooking you do should help to steer you towards the right model that is best suited to your style.

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    How to clean your oven

    Keeping your cooking appliances clean and hygienic after use is important but can be time consuming. There are various options that can make life easier when it comes to oven cleaning, the main three are easy-clean enamel liners, catalytic liners and pyrolytic. Learn more about how they work in our buying guide.

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    How the hob cooks

    Hobs work in different ways and some are more suited to certain styles of cooking than others. How you cook and your existing fuel type can play a part in deciding the best type of hob for you. Decide between gas, electric solid plate, electric ceramic and electric induction hobs. Read our buying guide to find out more about all of them and find your ideal hob.

Buying guide

Advice to help you choose the right cooking appliance

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Shopping with Currys

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    Price promise

    Our price promise means we won't be beaten on price, If you find Argos, Asda, John Lewis, Tesco or AO.com has the same product at a cheaper price,we'll match it - even up to 7 days after purchase

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    Credit options

    Spread the cost of major purchases. A range of flexible credit options are available.

  • Returns policy

    Returns policy

    Peace of mind with our 21 day returns policy. Just return your product unopened, with your receipt and we'll exchange it for something more suitable or refund in full.

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  • Free delivery

    Free next day delivery

    Order by 8pm for free next day delivery on selected cookers. You can also choose delivery on a day or at a time to suit you.

  • Recycling

    Recycling

    To save you the hassle, we'll take away and recycle your old cooker, along with any packaging when we deliver your new one.

  • installation

    Expert installation

    Our experts are fully qualified electric / Gas Safe registered engineers and can safely install your gas or electric cooker on the day we deliver.

  • Cooker support & protection

    Cooker support & protection

    With a Care Plan, we'll fix or replace your cooker if anything goes wrong. You'll also benefit from a valet for your appliance every year.

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