5 Best Range Cookers 2019
The range cooker is one of the most sort-after and also expensive items that many search for within their dream kitchen. It’s a decision that requires a lot of research, which probably why you’re reading this article on the 5 best range cookers of 2019 in the first place!
With this in mind, these same cookers also cop a huge amount of work on a daily basis. They are robust bits of kit, but you still needs to be something that works with your kitchen, not against; sometimes easier said than done.
In conjunction with a high degree of durability, a good range cooker needs to be efficient and effective. This means that it needs to heat quickly and thoroughly, saving us both time and money when it comes to rising energy costs.
Now, the hard part comes when we need to choose a cooker. With so many different options out there, it can be extremely difficult to find one that suits us – particularly if we want one that is of a high quality and within budget.
In the following article, I’ve outlined what we believe to be the 5 best range cookers available on the market today – each offering excellent build quality and fantastic functionality for your home. As each is different, i’ve broken the down into sections, including size (90cm, 100cm, 110cm), modern and budget models.
Best Range Cookers
Best 90cm – Rangemaster Kitchener 90
Over the years the word ‘Rangemaster’ has become synonymous with ‘high quality cookers’ – and, fortunately for us, the Kitchener 90 dual fuel range cooker is no different.
The first thing you notice about this particular cooker is its amazing appearance. Available in a variety of colours (matte black being my absolute favourite) with some delightful chrome finishes, this machine will look at home in even the most upmarket of kitchens. Combine this with is solid cast iron stovetop and you have yourself an incredibly solid looking cooker.
The design itself is reminisce of more traditional style cookers, but the finish is anything but traditional. Consisting of a two separate oven compartments, this beast has a combined oven capacity of 135 litres which, considering its minimal width of 90cm, is quite a feat in itself.
This allows us to easily cook multiple meals simultaneously, which is essential for the home entertainer.
Each of these oven compartments are both completely fan assisted, which results in some seriously quick heating times, irrespective of where the shelves are placed. Combine this with a completely separate grill compartment and a huge five burner stove top and you have yourself a seriously high quality option that takes up minimal space.
It is also worth mentioning that this particular option does come with self-cleaning liners, a handy addition that makes it extremely easy to clean after use.
Bet 100cm – Stoves Richmond 1000DFT
For those of us who have a little more room to spare and are therefore in the market for a slightly larger range cooker, it’s hard to go past the Richmond 1000DFT.
Opting for a more modern design, the 1000DFT is an amazing looking range cooker.
With a crisp matte black finish that is reminisce of solid cast iron, this machine somehow manages to look sleek and rustic at the exact same time. Combine this with some smooth stainless steel finishes, solid steel handles, and a well-designed cast iron stove top, and you have yourself a seriously good looking range.
Offering the ability to use both gas and electricity, this is a versatile option that will suit nearly any household. With this, this Richmond cooker comes with three large oven compartments and a completely separate grill – the result of which means you have more cooking space than you will ever need. This is further combined with a massive 7 burner gas stove top, making it absolutely perfect for cooking multiple dishes at the same time.
In conjunction with all of this, this Richmond cooker also offers a host of unique oven cooking options (including baking, pizza, conventional, browning, and defrost), ensuring that you can literally cook anything your heart desires.
As an added bonus, the Richmond 1000DFT Range cooker has one of the best energy ratings of all cookers within this size range, making it one of the most energy efficient (dare I say cheapest?) options on the market.
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Best 110cm – Rangemaster Classic 110
Some of you may be somewhat surprised to see another Rangemaster on this list, and I’m here to tell you that you shouldn’t be. Considering both the product quality and amazing finish that this machine offers, we really couldn’t look past it.
Now, the first thing that you notice about this particular gas cooker is that it is an absolute monster.
Coming in at 110cm wide, this machine has all the cooking space you could ever need (and then some). Offering two completely separate (and very large) oven compartments, combined with an extremely well sized six burner stove, and an individual grill compartment – providing you with everything you could ever need to entertain multiple house guests at once.
With this, the Rangemaster classic 110 also comes with a bonus storage draw for all your trays and pans, ensuring they are easily accessible and close at hand for whenever you need them.
This amazing quality and versatility is combined with some incredible design that combines a crisp cream finish with black and chrome features – the result of which is an extremely high end machine that would look at home in the most impressive of households.
The Rangemaster Classic Deluxe 110 Dual Fuel Range Cooker offers truly impressive, multifunctional cooking capacity, distinctively finished in cranberry with classic Rangemaster ...
Best Budget – Kenwood CK305-1
Now while I do believe that some of the above options offer the best range cookers available in any capacity, I also realize that they may not be a realistic option of everyone – which is exactly where the Kenwood CK305-1 comes in.
This particular cooker offers a seriously good option for those looking for a smaller range cooker (coming in at only 90cm wide) that won’t break the bank.
While it won’t win any big awards for intuitive design, it does offer a simple looking machine that will fit in with most kitchens décor. Using a combination of slick black material and stainless steel highlights, this machine looks clean and solid. Additionally, this machine is very well built, complementing its solid looking finish with some sturdy doors and smooth functioning dials – suggesting a high degree of durability in conjunction with its decent functionality.
With this, the CK305-1 comes with a single, large, 118 litre oven compartment that also includes an integrated grill, and a 5 burner stove top. This provides you with everything you need to make high quality meals in minimal time.
While it isn’t the largest or fanciest option on this list, it is a solid and durable cooker that provides us with everything we need on a daily basis.
Best Modern – STOVES Sterling S1000DF
Although many of us do enjoy the more traditional styled ovens, I can appreciate that they may not fit in with every single kitchen – particularly those that opt for a more modern design. With this in mind, we have taken the time to find the best modern range cooker available on the market at the moment.
And boy have we found a good one.
The STOVES Sterling S1000DF is an extremely clean looking machine that is designed with the serious cook in mind. Using clean black finishes, sharp designed edges and doors, and stainless steel highlights, this cooker looks years ahead of its time.
This comes with some seriously advanced cooking options, ensuring baking, grilling, defrosting, and roasting, all occur as effectively and as efficiently as possible. Coming with two separate oven compartments (with a combined capacity of 100 litres), a separate grill, and a massive 7 burner stove top, this machine can handle literally anything you throw at it.
Considering both is design and functionality, the S1000DF is a seriously advanced cooker that will suit the most modern of homes.
Range cookers are one of the most important appliances for any home. As a result they need to be reliable, durable, and effective – I should also add that finding a nice looking machine is an obvious positive too.
The five range cookers outlined in this article offer what we believe to the the best options on the market today, and should allow you to find an range cooker that will fit in with any kitchen and suit any price range.
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.