Cookers are at the heart of a kitchen, with each model bringing a variety of impressive functions and features, which is why it can be difficult to know the best type of cooker for your home. The first thing to consider when looking to purchase a new oven is whether you need a gas or electric oven. We’ve laid out the pros and cons of a gas versus an electric cooker, to help you make an educated choice.

Gas Cookers

Pros:

  • Easy to control temperature due to the level of a flame.
  • Relatively low heat emissions.
  • Ideal for keen bakers as gas ovens are moister so provide the perfect conditions for baking.

Cons:

  • Can cost more to run than an electric oven.
  • Food needs to be rotated to cook evenly.

The Best Gas Cookers on the Market

1. Beko KDG582K Gas Cooker

Price: £329

Energy Rating: A

Dimensions: (H)90 x (W)50 x (D)60

The Beko KDG582K Gas Cooker is a great example of a staple gas cooker. The four-burner gas hob provides ample space to cook all your favourite dishes, with different burner sizes to choose from. The easy clean doors mean that wiping away messes is a breeze and the built-in flame safety devices automatically cuts off a gas supply if the flame is to go out, protecting you from any nasty accidents.

Beko KDG582K

2. Indesit ID67G0MCB/UK Gas Cooker

Price: £489

Energy Rating: A+

Dimensions: (H)90 x (W)60 x (D)60

The Indesit ID67G0MCB/UK Gas Cooker is a brilliant oven for all the budding bakers. With two built in ovens, there’s plenty of space to make plenty of meals for a busy family, but the grease proof enamel coating means you’ll never have stress over cleaning again. For under £500, this model is a complete steal and make cooking a breeze.

Indesit ID67G0MCB

3. Electra SG60S Gas Cooker

Price: £279

Energy Rating: A

Dimensions: (H)90 x (W)60 x (D)60

The Electra SG60S Gas Cooker is another great option for those not wanting to stretch the budget too far. For just £279, the Electra SG60S has an abundance of great features, including the minute minder tool which alerts you when your food has finished cooking. Alongside this, the conventional oven and hob allows for fast and efficient cooking, so can enjoy an array of cuisine.

Electric Cookers

Pros:

  • Typically cheaper than gas.
  • More modern looking.
  • More high-tech features.
  • More readily available.

Cons:

  • Slower to heat up.
  • More difficult to adjust temperatures.

The Best Electric Cookers on the Market

  1. Beko KDC653S 60cm Electric Cooker with Ceramic Hob

Price: £435

Energy Rating: A

Dimensions: (H)90 x (W)60 x (D) 60

The Beko KDC653S is a great example of a multi-purpose oven, for a reasonable budget. Coming in at just under £450, this model has a multitude of different features, including a main electric fan oven which gives you the practicality element of cooking more than one meal at a time – perfect for busy families or fussy eaters. The grease proof enamel coating means a simple wipe down is all that is needed after cooking, and the A energy rating means its kinder to your energy bills too.

2. AEG CIB6742ACM 60cm Electric Induction Cooke

Price: £879

Energy Rating: A

Dimensions: (H)91.2 x (W)60 x (D)60

The AEG CIB6742ACM cooker comes armed with two ovens, which means cooking for a large family has never been easier. The second electric oven has a handy grill setting, and the grease proof enamel coating makes the cleaning process much simpler.

3. Stoves Richmond600E 60cm Electric Cooker with Ceramic Hob

Price: £999

Energy Rating: A/A

Dimensions: (H)90 x (W)60 x (D)60

The Stoves Richmond600E is great example of modern cooking made simple. The main electric fan circulates heat throughout the oven, giving you the ability to cook several items simultaneously. The slow cook options allows you to effortlessly produce delicious creations, perfect for the ideal Sunday roast. It is also rated A/A on the energy scale, meaning it’s kinder to both the environment and your electricity bills.

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