Best 60cm Electric Cookers
60cm electric cookers are designed to fit most standard kitchens, including those pressed for space. They also offer efficient, even cooking with no need for a gas supply.
Many home cooks prefer to cook with electric because it’s quick and easy to use with no tricky burners or removable parts to clean.
Electric cookers are known for their efficiency and you’ll notice less of an increase in kitchen temperature compared gas models. Electric ovens are particularly well-loved because they’re able to keep a consistent temperature throughout the cavity.
These 60cm models are ideal for most families and pack in a surprising number of features for their size. To select the cookers featured in this article, I’ve considered how well they perform and how they measure against the needs of a modern household. You’ll also find a broad range of prices to take into account different budgets.
Best Electric Cookers
Want a cooker that stands out from the crowd? The ZANUSSI ZCV66060XE combines a distinguished black and stainless steel finish with the brand’s signature top-side control panel for a cooker that demands your attention.
This robust and stylish electric cooker comes equipped with two A-rated electric ovens. The bottom (main fan) oven has an incredible 77 litre capacity to tackle even the largest meals. Use the 39 litre top conventional oven to help cook multiple dishes at once. It also works as a grill, giving you a range of other cooking options and allowing you to do things like crisping up bacon or browning off fillets.
Both cavities heat rapidly and maintain their temperature throughout hours-long cooking sessions. You also get enamel coatings and triple-glazed viewing windows. Enamel isn’t as good as catalytic liners, but it’ll still make most spills relatively easy to wipe clean.
Zanussi has managed to fit such a large main oven in thanks to the top-side control panel. This means that the controls are facing you during use and they don’t get in the way of the grill/second oven cavity. However, the other side of this is that they’re very close to the ceramic hob. The hob features four burners, two small and two large.
Zanussi seem to have forgotten this cooker’s timer in their interest to save space! For the price, I’d certainly expect to see one; however, it’s simple to buy a standalone timer to keep nearby. Since that small issue is my biggest complaint, the Zanussi ZCV66060XE remains one of the best electric cookers available today.
- Both large ovens have an energy rating of A
- 77 litre main fan oven
- Second 39 litre oven with integrated full-width grill
- Enamel oven coating in both cavities
- Four-zone ceramic hob
- Two triple-glazed viewing windows
- Attractive black and steel appearance
- The control dials can be a little to close to the hob if you use large flat pans on the front burners.
- There’s no built-in timer.
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RANGEMASTER Classic 60 Electric
When form is as important as function, look no further than the stunning Classic 60 Electric. This compact offering from Rangemaster features all the superior construction and outstanding performance you would expect from one of their 110cm units but at almost half the price and size. The Rangemaster classic collection’s charm is the perfect pairing of traditional styling with the best of modern convenience and function.
You get two separate cavities, including a 56 litre main multifunction oven and a 35 litre conventional oven with integrated grill. Fully programmable and a joy to use, the rotary knobs allow for better accuracy and a striking, professional appearance. There are six heating settings for each of the four hob burners, making it easier to find the right temperature for the job.
Unlike lesser electric cookers, which have tinny bodies and easily scuffed enamel tops, the Classic 60 Electric has a rugged, resistant design. No rattling metal when you sponge down the front of this cooker! Both ovens are fitted with catalytic liners too, cutting down on the need for scrubbing up stubborn spills.
If I could change anything about this brilliant electric cooker, it would be to add a window to the top oven. I would also like to see a larger window for the main oven. The baker-style window is absolutely charming but undeniably cramped. With those small exceptions, the Rangemaster Classic 60 Electric is as close to perfect as you can get in a 60cm electric cooker.
- 56 litre multi-functional main oven
- 35 litre second oven includes integrated grill
- A-rated main oven
- Catalytic lining in both cavities
- Built-in timer with LED display
- Eye-catching cream finish
- Four-zone ceramic hob
- Fast heating
- No viewing window in the second oven.
- The double glazed window in the main oven only provides a restricted view.
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This excellent value electric cooker aims to please by mastering the basics and leaving out the filler. Although you won’t find many extra features, its dependable performance and large cooking capacity are commendable at this price point.
To start, the Indesit DD60C2CX.1 features a stunning mirror appearance and two large A-rated ovens. The first main cavity boasts a 74 litre capacity fan-assisted oven, while the conventional top oven comes in at a staggering 42 litres. That extra bit of space makes all the difference when cooking large family meals or batch baking.
As is typical with this cooker style, the top oven door drops down and the main oven door swings out. This makes great use of space, especially if you have a narrow kitchen. Both ovens maintain heat for thorough, even cooking, though they take a while to preheat.
The ceramic hob burners are also slow to start, but I was impressed with their even heat distribution and ability to maintain temperature. If you’re patient, this cooker’s temperature control over time is excellent.
Occasionally I found the oven settings tricky to see against the stainless steel, and I had to bend down to see what I was doing. However, this minor inconvenience pales in comparison to this inexpensive electric cooker’s reliable performance.
- Two large ovens with energy rating of A
- 74 litre main fan oven
- 42 litre conventional second oven with integrated grill
- Both ovens have a double glazed viewing window and catalytic liners
- Four-burner ceramic hob
- Reliable, even heating
- The control markings can be tricky to see.
The KENWOOD KDC66SS19 achieves a perfect balance between style, performance, and price. Ideal for the average family, this electric cooker’s large capacity and simple maintenance help things run that much smoother in the kitchen.
The 67 litre fan-assisted main oven comes with catalytic liners for easy cleaning and a double-glazed viewing window. On top, the 37 litre conventional secondary is lined with enamel and doubles as a full-width grill. Both cavities have an energy efficiency rating of A.
As you would expect, this electric cooker comes with two small and two large ceramic hob burners. The large burners offer quick, even heating and will get even the largest pans to temperature in no time.
So what’s the downside? The KENWOOD KDC66SS19 secondary oven can take longer than expected to preheat. Best to use the top oven as a grill except in emergencies or when you have time to wait. If you can overlook this issue, this affordable electric cooker will bring you many years of culinary joy.
- Fan-assisted, 67 litre main oven
- 37 litre second oven with built-in grill
- Both cavities have an energy rating of A
- Catalytic liners in the main oven
- Enamel coating in the second oven
- Four-zone ceramic hob
- Countdown timer and LED display
- The second oven is slow to reach temperature.
Best Budget – Flavel Milano ML61CDS
Flavel has been able to create an excellent budget electric cooker with impressive functionality and a few features to make your life easier. It comes in an effective silver and chrome finish which looks like it belongs on a cooker with a much higher price tag.
The ceramic hob comes with four burners that tend to heat up reasonably quickly. If I had to be critical, I would say the spacing could be a little more generous, especially when using three or more of the hobs, but being careful in your choice of cookware will help here.
The fan oven comes in at 65 litres, which is impressive considering the price point. It is coated in enamel to make cleaning more manageable, and the glass is double glazed to contain the heat and reduce any noise from the fan.
The separate grill is variable and provides more than enough space to cook thick chops or even finish the tops omelettes or other dishes. Although I would have liked it to have functioned as a top oven as well, this is one of this cooker’s very few downsides.
The A energy rating, 60cm size, four ceramic hobs, good cooking space and overall good looks of the Flavel Milano ML61CDS makes it our budget electric cooker of choice.
- Great value
- 65 litre ceramic coated main oven
- Double glazed oven door
- Spacious, variable grill
- Four-zone, ceramic hob
- No second oven
- Slightly dated appearance
Selecting a cooker is a very personal choice. What works for you might not work for someone else. To ensure you get the right cooker, take your time, do your research and consider if it has the right features and characteristics to match your lifestyle.
If you own any of these cookers, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to get in touch via the comments section below.