Everything you need to know about range cookers!

Range cookers are very well known to be a feature in traditional styled country kitchens. But they’re now being more and more prevalent in modern kitchens. They’re a multi functional and multi purpose kitchen appliance. It’s the perfect way to make the most of the cooking space you have available. Range cookers often come with multiple ovens, grills, warming drawers and hob burners in different sizes. 

So what makes a range cooker so popular?  

Range cookers can offer so much more than a normal cooker/oven. If you’re someone who enjoys spending time in the kitchen and you want to cook up a storm, then the range cooker is the one for you! If you have a large family or need to cater for different dietary needs at the same time, you’ll be able to carry out your cooking simultaneously, thanks to the fact you have everything you need in one solid unit. This also means that it’s able to be installed easily or taken with you if you move house. 

This style of cooker is an easy way to add a focal point in kitchen, but you need to make sure you choose the right range for your needs. So that includes the space you have available, fuel source and even colour! Originally, range cookers ran exclusively on solid fuels. However, you now have a choice between gas, electric or dual fuel. Fully electric cookers have removed the need for a working flue.

Don’t forget that ranges can be extremely heavy, up to 350kg for a cast iron one so your floor needs to be strong enough to hold the weight.

A cooker with a personality

As well as being functional, they also look very stylish! Ranges come in a mix of sizes starting at 60cm as well as colour ways which includes cranberry and brass, olive green and royal pearl.

If you think your home could benefit from a range cooker, Paul Davies Kitchens and Appliances have a huge stock of range cookers available to purchase both online and instore. They’re stockists of household brands including Rangemaster, Stoves and SMEG.