When deciding on our new kitchen in 2017, I spent a lot of time looking at cookers and it got to the point where I decided that the kitchen needed to work around it. One model kept jumping out at me; the Rangemaster Classic 110 Gas.\n\n\n\nThe cooker is only a small part of the kitchen, I get that, but it\u2019s the item that you\u2019re going to use the most and I think should be the focal point. Or at least not degrade all the hard work that\u2019s needed in any kitchen restoration.\n\n\n\nRangemaster is a brand that I\u2019ve known for years. I\u2019ve tested countless products previously, but none more so than the parents\u2019 Rangemaster Elan. At the time, I didn\u2019t have a clue about the brand or the model, and to be honest, I didn\u2019t really care.\n\n\n\nAs my predicament grew larger it struck me that the cooker my parents owned had been running for over 20 years. This was exactly what our growing family needed and as my old man always says, \u201cBuy cheap, buy twice\u201d. Wise words, wise words indeed!\n\n\n\nAfter doing not very much research at all on the Rangemaster Classic 110, I decided to commit financial suicide take the plunge and buy one. Almost a year later and I don\u2019t regret it one bit!\n\n\n\nDesign\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe bevelled edges on the 4-section front are striking straight out of the box. We opted for the cream, with chrome trim, but it also comes in a cranberry and black colour as well, both delectable in their own unique way.\n\n\n\nThe design is one that looks like a weathered Aga, but somehow manages to bring it into the 21st century, possibly via their chrome handles. The fact that the two main ovens both have glass fronted doors is great, although checking how high your Yorkshire puddings are rising on the top shelf can prove tricky.\n\n\n\nThe stand is of a sturdy nature, but then weighing in at hefty 114kg, it really does need to be.\n\n\n\nI\u2019m admittedly a bit of dial snob, and if the dials aren\u2019t up to scratch I often think the oven will likely be poor. It\u2019s a high traffic area, so they need to be as good as can be. With the Classic they are made from chrome also, so none of that cheap plastic stuff here.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe cast iron grid on the top looks aggressive, but in a good way. It\u2019s very heavy so removing it to clean can be tough and we\u2019ve seen little wear, which has been great given how much we\u2019ve used it.\n\n\n\nSize and capacity\n\n\n\nWith the 110 (cm) model you get 2 main ovens, both of which are at 61 litres in capacity and both of which are great to use. In fact, the symmetry of the two ovens was one of the biggest selling points, as it meant that you were able to trust the heat in both ovens. My big gripe with range cookers that have two (or three) different sized ovens is that no matter how accurate you think the temperature is, there will likely be a difference.\n\n\n\nREAD MORE: Best Range Cookers \n\n\n\nThe sizes of them both are just right and you could comfortably cram the contents of two Sunday dinners in each of them, if you wanted of course.\n\n\n\nThe cooker also has a separate grill, which works well enough. It\u2019s a little fiddly in moving the rack up and down though, and ours failed to come with a handle for the grill try, which is super annoying. It\u2019s power rating of 2.73kw means it packs a punch though, so be careful with your Sunday morning bacon sandwich as it can get crispy, fast!\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe cooker is 60.8cm deep, so it\u2019s bang on to fit with most units and worktops. Bear in mind that you don\u2019t want to pin it right to the wall though, so the splashback will protrude slightly.\n\n\n\nFeatures\n\n\n\nI\u2019m admittedly a bit of a gadget freak. I love my cameras, my tech and pretty much anything Apple makes. #fanboy\n\n\n\nThe Rangemaster Classic 110 comes packed with features, some better than others. The first to mention is the \u2018handyrack\u2019. It\u2019s basically a rack that is attached to the doors. Sounds simple, but really, it\u2019s genius. You simply easy the door open and your food pops out for you to take a look. No more burnt wrists carry the roast out with unsuitably small oven gloves. Win.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe liners are pretty hi-tech themselves. They are catalytic, which basically means that they are self-clean when the oven reaches a certain temperature. In this case 200c. The grease drips off into the tray at the bottom, which simply slides out.\n\n\n\nThe warming draw and the storage draw have been really useful to use as well. They aren\u2019t the biggest, as the guys at Rangemaster have clearly upped the size of the main ovens and sacrificed the room in these two draws, which is totally fine by me. But, more than enough room to get the plates warm and store some flat pans or utensils in.\n\n\n\nREAD MORE : Range cooker buyers guide\n\n\n\nThe top of the cooker comes with Rangemaster\u2019s trademarked, Steadfast. This basically means that you pans stay fixed to the top and reduces wobble. I\u2019ve never used this previously, by what a difference it makes, keeping pans fixated no matter how much or little they contain.\n\n\n\nFinally, the clock dims after 10pm. *shrugs*\n\n\n\nEfficiency\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nFinal thoughts\n\n\n\nThere\u2019s little doubt that the Rangemaster is one of the best cookers on the market today. In fact, I said it was exactly this in my 5 best gas cookers for 2018 article.\n\n\n\nBut, for the best part of \u00a32,000 it should be. Price aside, I can\u2019t think of many other gas cookers that look and perform as well as this one. We\u2019ve basically hammered it for over 12 months and it\u2019s never skipped a beat. It looks as good as the day we bought it and fits right into our home, almost without thought.\n\n\n\nThere\u2019s a good group of people who argue that Rangemaster is overpriced, but I think it offers terrific value for money. They\u2019re a brand who\u2019ve constantly been able to produce high quality products for over 200 (!!) years and I think the latest edition of the \u2018Classic\u2019 is going to be one of their most iconic.