The 5 Best 50cm Gas Cookers

At 50cm in width, cookers of this size are some of the smallest that you can buy. But, with the petite nature of 50cm gas cookers, comes great versatility!

If you’re short of space, you may feel that your choices will also be limited. However, the opposite is often the case. A 50cm cooker is designed to pack the maximum functionality into the smallest space. The result is often so good that 50cm cookers are found in homes of all sizes.

These 50cm wide stoves also run on gas, which is another reason why these, in particular, are so popular. Because they can provide instant heat and greater control many home cooks prefer them to other options.

You’ll see from our line-up below that 50cm gas cookers can deliver in both capability and appearance. Whether you’re looking to kit out a small kitchen, want something small and stylish or don’t cook that often, these compact cookers are just what you’re looking for.

50cm Gas Cookers

Last update was on: September 9, 2020 10:42 pm

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Kenwood KTG506S19

Kenwood KTG506S19 Best 50cm Gas CookersDecked out in a stylish, matt-silver finish with a modern, functional design, the Kenwood KTG506S19 is a capable gas cooker that will liven up any small kitchen.

It features a large 56 litre main oven with one shelf that can be moved into one of five different positions. Above that is a separate enamel lined, grill with a double glazed, drop-down door and a capacity of 30 litres. Both offer more space than you would expect in such a compact stove. There is also a four-burner gas hob fitted wipe clean enamel pan supports and an automatic gas shutoff should the flame ever be blown out.

Kenwood KTG506S19 Best 50cm Gas CookersThe real star of the show is the main oven, it’s super-efficient and has an energy rating of A+. It is also lined with a catalytic coating to reduce the build-up of grease and grime which in turn makes cleaning easier. A double-glazed viewing window stays cool and helps insulate the oven for better efficiency and safer operation. I’m also pleased to announce that the oven door opens to the side, which is a real perk in cramped kitchens.

Kenwood KTG506S19 Best 50cm Gas CookersThis cooker is a real workhorse with the added bonuses of being easy to clean and having an uncomplicated, modern finish. If you need something that can produce family meals in a small space, then the Kenwood KTG506S19 is a great place to start.

PROS:
  • The main oven has a catalytic liner
  • 56 litre main oven
  • Energy rating A+`
  • 30 litre separate grill
  • Four-burner gas hob
  • Automatic gas shutoff
  • Enamel grill lining
  • Enamel pan supports

CONS:
  • There is no glass hob cover.

Kenwood KTG506S19

Cook your favourite mouth-watering dishes with this energy-efficient, cooker from Kenwood. The large conventional oven has a catalytic lining and a double-glazed viewing window.

£299.00 £329.00

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Beko KDG581W

Beko KDG581W Best 50cm Gas CookersGrilling can be frustrating with a 50cm gas cooker. The cavity is usually so small you can barely slip in a piece of toast, and gas grills are notorious for cooking unevenly. If you can relate, the Beko KDG581W may be just the cooker you’ve been looking for.

Beko KDG581W Best 50cm Gas CookersFeaturing both a main oven and separate grill, the KDG581W gives you plenty of room in each. You can easily fit whole casseroles or thick joints in the spacious variable grill, while the 61 litre main oven offers two shelves with five position options to cook multiple dishes at once. One of the best things about this cooker is that the grill heats up quickly and cook’s food evenly. This is in stark contrast to most other stoves, where the grill seems more like an afterthought.

As well as having a competent grill, this is a cooker with many other benefits. The best of which is the impressive A+ energy rating, making this one of the most efficient options on this list. The hob includes a range of burner sizes and is controlled by rotary dials which give you complete control over the flame size. One drawback is the push-button ignition, but with some practice, they tend to get more natural to use.

Beko KDG581W Best 50cm Gas CookersFor safety, there is an automatic shut off flame failure device that stops the gas supply instantly should a flame go out. There are no catalytic liners, but an enamel coating will help make cleaning slightly easier.

The Beko KDG581W is a great oven if you take your grilling seriously, but it’s also got the makings of a fantastic all-rounder. If you like to multitask as you cook and have everything on the go at the same time, then this is the ideal cooker to keep up with you.

PROS:
  • Good-sized separate grill
  • 61 litre main oven
  • Energy rating A+
  • Four-burner gas hob
  • Automatic gas shutoff
  • Enamel oven lining

CONS:
  • Push-button ignition

Beko KDG581W

If you're keen to flex your culinary muscles with a professional but stress-free stove, the BEKO KDG581W Gas Cooker might be the one for you.

£229.00

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Flavel MLB51NDS

FLAVEL MLB51NDS

Small cookers generally have small ovens, but the Flavel MLB51NDS offers substantial oven capacity in a compact 50cm frame. That’s great news for families who need to cook large meals in a small kitchen, especially considering this 50cm gas cooker’s affordable price.

FLAVEL MLB51NDS

The main oven of the Flavel MLB51NDS has a capacity of 51 litres and includes two sturdy shelves. There are five shelf positions to let you take full advantage of the relatively roomy interior. This conventional oven even comes with a handy Slow Cook function which is ideal for making tender roasts or tasty stews.

There is also a separate grill, with a capacity of 21 litres is larger many of its contemporaries. One problem with this cooker is that the plastic knobs get uncomfortably warm when the grill is in use. Additionally, their shiny finish is easy to scuff during daily use or cleaning. It would have been nice for Flavel to spend a couple of extra pounds on the dial controls to fix both problems.

FLAVEL MLB51NDS

On the upside, the Flavel MLB51NDS’s four-burner gas hob offers automatic ignition with quick, reliable performance. It also provides enamel pan supports and an enamel oven interior to make cleaning just that little bit easier.

This cooker is a tremendous value when you consider its spacious oven/grill cavities and dependable gas hob. Choose this cooker if you spend a lot of time cooking in your small kitchen and need a stove that can keep up with your lifestyle.

PROS:
  • Large 51 litre oven
  • Separate 21 litre grill
  • The oven features a slow cook function
  • Enamel oven lining
  • Enamel pan supports
  • Four -burner gas hob

CONS:
  • The plastic hob control dials can get warm during use
  • The hob controls scuff easily

Flavel MLB51NDS

Get the most of that small space with this compact cooker with a surprisingly large oven.

£259.00 £289.99

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Beko KA52NEK

Beko KA52NEK Best 50cm Gas CookersThe Beko KA52NEK’s most eye-catching feature is its separate eye-level grill. Cookers like this are still popular but can be hard to find. Having the grill out of the way above the hob makes it ideal if you need to cook large meals or have several dishes on the go simultaneously.

Beko KA52NEK Best 50cm Gas CookersThis 50cm gas cooker has a large main oven with an easy wipe, enamel coating. It has an impressive capacity of 61 litres and, underneath, there is a handy storage compartment to keep your pots and pans. Unfortunately, the oven door drops down, making the oven hard to access if your kitchen is on the small size. However, everything else is perfectly set up for quick and efficient cooking.

The four-burner hob will have your pans sizzling and your water boiling as quick as any other gas cooker of this size. It also has a useful safety shutoff which will immediately stop the gas supply if a flame goes out.

Beko KA52NEK Best 50cm Gas CookersThe layout of this oven may take you back a decade or two, but it will easily keep up with its more contemporarily designed counterparts. Personally, I wish there were more eye-level grills available; they are the best option if you want to use the grill function regularly and let you watch the progress of your meal and prevent it from burning.

PROS:
  • Eye-level grill
  • 61 litre main oven
  • Energy rating A
  • Double glazed oven window
  • Four-burner gas hob
  • Automatic gas shutoff
  • Enamel oven lining

CONS:
  • Eye-level grills prevent the use of an overhead extractor fan.

Beko KA52NEK

Cook your favourite mouth-watering dishes for friends and family with this easy-to-use conventional gas oven and eye-level grill.

£359.00

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Hotpoint Cloe HD5G00CC

The Hotpoint Cloe HD5G00CC is effortlessly stylish with clean lines and large glass-fronted oven doors. It comes complete with a four-burner gas hob, main oven and secondary grill/oven combo.

This is a cooker that gives you ample space and boasts of a choice of hob sizes, including one small, one large and two medium. The glass hob lid, when lowered, gives you more work area. It also has a vital safety feature that offers assurance that no gas can leak from the pilots while the lid is down. You also get the luxury of automatic ignition and wipe clean, enamel pan holders.

The two ovens offer a combined capacity of over 100 litres making this an ideal choice for producing large meals or cooking several dishes simultaneously. They also come with catalytic liners which reduce the need for cleaning and just require a wipe down to return to their sparkling glory. The generously-sized viewing windows are double glazed, and inside there is a useful internal light to let you check on the progress of each culinary masterpiece.

The Hotpoint Cloe HD5G00CC offers A-rated energy efficiency, catalytic oven liners, and convenient additional features like glass hob lid and digital minute minder. With its smart appearance and large double ovens, this is a fine cooker for any home.

PROS:
  • The ovens have catalytic liners
  • 69 litre main oven
  • Energy rating A
  • 32 litre oven/grill
  • Four-burner gas hob
  • Glass lid for the hob
  • Automatic ignition
  • Automatic gas shutoff
  • Enamel pan supports

CONS:
  • The grill in the second oven can be tricky to slide out if the oven is hot.

Hotpoint Cloe HD5G00CC

This Hotpoint Cloe HD5G00CC Gas Cooker offers all the convenience of gas cooking with a four-burner gas hob, a secondary oven/grill combo and a generous 69 litre main oven.

£409.00

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Final Thoughts

Just because you choose a 50cm cooker shouldn’t mean that you have to settle for less functionality or poor quality. This selection of stoves is an excellent demonstration that good things come in small packages.

The five gas cookers outlined are my pick of what I believe are the best options on the market today. I hope they help you find the one that will suit your kitchen and your budget.

If you have had any experience with any of these cookers, we would love to hear about them – so drop us a comment, and we will get back to you ASAP.

Paul has been working in the electrical and large-appliance industry for over a decade, alongside some of the biggest manufacturers in the world. Whilst taking on his own kitchen renovation in 2017, he saw that there was a lack of quality cooker reviews and took it upon himself to make it his job to create a site that offered in-depth and independent advice for other potential consumers.

2 Comments
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    Rita Greenhill July 23, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Has the hotpoint got a flat back? As the cooker i have, has a box for the electric ignition, and i have pipes on the wall, and this makes the cooker i have, also a Hotpoint, stick out about 1 inch , what is annoying.Thank you.

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