Best Gas Range Cookers
Due to the sheer number of gas range cookers on the market at the minute, it can be a daunting prospect when looking to either upgrade or purchase a product for the first time.
Gas can be a great accompaniment to any cooker and allows for instant heat on the hob with very little heating up time within the ovens.
When used within a range cooker it offers a great balance of both practically and design, given that you’ve a huge surface area of cooking space along with heat.
But, it’s important to highlight a few features and traits that you will find from your gas range cooker as well. Many of the bigger brands will offer gas as a standard variant of most of their models, which means there is a good number to choose from.
Throughout this article I want to highlight some of the best gas range cookers on the market at the minute.
I’ve broken the cookers down into size, as often with range cookers, this is one of the main factors when choosing your cooker. What you’ll find is that as you increase in size, the number of features and general capabilities of the cooker will increase.
You need to determine which functions you need for your home and then try to target which is going to be the best gas range cooker for you.
Best Gas Range Cookers
SMEG C7GPX8 70 cm
The Smeg C7GPX8 may be on the smaller side, but it creates a big impression in any kitchen. This stunning dual fuel cooker gets maximum efficiency from its 70cm width with five total gas burners and large 70L fan-assisted multifunction oven with integrated grill. While not technically a range cooker, the Smeg C7GPX8 is the perfect alternative for those with limited space.
Just as this cooker’s timeless stainless steel exterior suggests, everything from the knobs to the oven hinges appears built to last with superior craftsmanship. For instance, the oven door is quadrupleglazed and fully removable, making this cooker safer, more energy efficient, and easy to maintain.
The decadence continues inside the oven where you find pyrolytic liners. Food residue is turned to ash during the pyrolytic cleaning cycle so it takes just seconds to sweep out your oven once the cycle is over. Additionally, pan supports are made of solid cast-iron for lasting performance.
Not everything is perfect, though. Smeg took ‘looking sharp’ a bit too literally with dangerously sharp pan supports, oven door, and knobs. These edges have a chance to catch on loose clothing or bare skin, so keep this in mind if you are accident prone!
RANGEMASTER Professional+ 90
The Rangemaster Professional+ 90 is the perfect complement to your modern kitchen with its contemporary stainless steel exterior and gorgeous geometric design elements. In addition to looking the part, this cooker also features modern functions and amenities that no serious home chef should be without.
First, this cooker features two large 66L ovens, including one main gas oven and one secondary electric. I love this versatility, especially since the main oven is conventional while the secondary oven is fan-assisted. You have the freedom to choose which oven is best for the dish you’re preparing. Both ovens are outfitted with catalytic liners for no-fuss cleaning.
The variable gas grill above the main oven includes a handy glide-out rack that makes retrieving your food much safer and easier. The only thing better is the Handyrack in the main oven, which attaches to the oven door so that you can safely check on dishes without reaching inside.
The Professional+ 90 also sports five manual ignition burners on its gas hob, each with cast-iron pan supports. While I appreciate that the pan supports are made of cast-iron, I wish they were more robust and offered better support. As is, cookware can become unbalanced or rattle against the supports. Another common complaint is that the controls are difficult to read and aren’t intuitive. Though small, these issues may wear on you over time, so keep them in mind if you have your eye on this impressive gas range cooker.
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BELLING Kensington 100G
Gas range cookers can be pricey, but the Belling Kensington 100G makes it affordable to bring a professional-grade 110cm cooker into your home. Don’t think you’re compromising quality, though? This handsome cooker is well built and has all the functionality you need to make delicious family meals.
The Kensington 100G’s gas hob features seven total hobs, including a wok burner. I really appreciate that there is a small, medium, and large burner in the front row. It’s a good selection that lets you cook most meals on the front burners instead of needing to awkwardly reach around the hob. Although not a thick as others, the included cast-iron pan supports are strong and keep pots and pans steady.
Both main and secondary ovens offer 64L capacities, while the included variable gas grill holds up to 35L. The ovens lack many – or any – functions, but offer balanced conventional cooking with the benefit of enormous capacity. Lined with enamel, these ovens remain easy to clean with regular maintenance.
As if the Kensington 100G wasn’t already an amazing value, it also comes with a wide range of accessories. These accessories include seven total oven shelves, a grill trivet, and of course the all-important grill pan handle. Belling dedication to customer experience really shows with this great gas range cooker.
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RANGEMASTER Classic 110 Gas
When you’re lucky enough to have space for a 110cm cooker, you want one that will make a statement. Such a sizable cooker sets the tone for your whole kitchen and is an instant conversation piece. Of course, it’s also where you will cook family meals and expand your culinary prowess. You need both undeniable style and unparalleled performance in one cooker. Welcome the Rangemaster Classic 110 Gas.
This stunning gas range cooker features six total gas burners, including both wok and griddle burners. I can appreciate that Rangemaster didn’t try to cram more burners on the hob. Unfortunately, both medium burners are on the back row. I’m willing to overlook this design flaw in lieu of the handy grill burner and included cast-aluminium grill. Unlike cast-iron, this grill is dish-washer safe and heats up quickly. It’s the perfect for making quick eggs in the morning or putting a sear on meats from the oven.
Below the hob are two large 61L ovens and a separate grill with glide-out shelving. Along with the included Handyrack, this glide-out shelving is an invaluable feature for safety and convenience. Speaking of convenience, both ovens come with catalytic liners. It’s difficult to fault this cooker, but I’d be remiss not to mention the thin, unbalanced cast-iron pan supports. I also don’t like how small the oven windows are, and wish the second oven included an interior light. These are problems I expect to see in cheaper cookers and am disappointed to see in the Classic 110 Gas.
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SMEG Opera 120 Dual Fuel Range Cooker
Combining brilliant craftsmanship and unlimited functionality, the Smeg Opera 120 is in its own league of gas range cookers. Before I get too poetic about an appliance, though, let’s start with the basics.
This cooker features a six-burner gas hob with a unique twist: a seventh electric burner sized specially for the Opera 120’s Teflon-coated grill plate. The grill plate is unfortunately not dishwasher safe, but its non-stick surface is easy to clean with warm soapy water. Burner layout is ideal, and cast-iron pan supports are some of the best designed I’ve seen.
Moving on to the ovens, the Opera 120 includes two electric ovens, both with full-width integrated grills. The multifunction main oven’s spacious 77L capacity is perfect for big roasts or multiple dishes. The 40L secondary conventional oven is a better choice for everyday cooking and quick meals. Both ovens enjoy enamel linings that keep food messes from setting in. Both ovens also include triple-glazed, removable viewing windows that allow a generous view of your food while it’s cooking.
So is there anything wrong with this heavenly cooker? To start, the Opera 120 is quite pricey, even among other range cookers this size. With a disappointingly low B energy rating on both of its ovens, the Opera 120 isn’t the most efficient cooker, either. In short, be prepared to pay a little (or a lot!) more to experience the excellence of this dual fuel range cooker.
Why choose gas over electric?
The main function for me has to come down to cost. From an article that is taken from The Green Age website, they state that on average, gas costs around 4p per KW, whereas electric costs around 15p per KW.
That’s almost 4x as much in fuel costs alone. It’s by far and away the cheapest to run of any cooker type.back to menu ↑
I feel that the cookers we’ve discussed offers up a quality selection of gas range cookers based on size.
One thing that I do want to point out is that whilst each of these cookers are both gas hob and gas cookers, often you will be able to utilise the same model in either electric, dual fuel or induction, such is the beauty of these cookers.
Also, I want to be honest in saying that personally speaking, I think a Dual Fuel cooker is going to perform better than a full-on gas cooker. The gas hob is the best of the best, but electric (fan assisted) cookers tend to heat a little more evenly than the gas cooker. They’re also easier to control and adjust temperature once up to heat.
That’s not to say that gas cookers don’t have their place, they absolutely do. And if you’re after gas, then that’s totally up to you, just my views.
What I will say about gas cookers is that in last 10 years or so, they’ve improved massively and it’s why they are now one of the most popular fuel choices for the domestic home.
I’ve written several articles already on range cookers already, which will give you much more information on this type of cooker that I urge you to check out as well.
If you’ve any questions regarding gas range cookers or think I’ve missed some products out that you’d like me to test, please leave a message in the comments section below.