Order Early and Avoid the Autumn Crush!

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It is now September, and the start of the peak season for range cooker sales. The factories will be at full stretch, stocks will get very thin and delivery slots very scarce as the seasonal demand increases… Read More...

Order in August to Secure Your Pre-Christmas Lacanche!

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If you have been lining up a new lacanche range cooker and need to get it in before Christmas, you will need to order soon - before the
end of August
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Replacing a Rangemaster? Take a Look at our Trading-up Guide...

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Here at Rangecookers.co.uk we hear from lots of people who have had a Rangemaster range cooker for years, and now it is time for a replacement feel they would like something a little further up the scale. In this article we look at some of the options… Read More...

Range Cooker Trim Choices - the Finishing Touch!

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So you’ve chosen your cooker, you know the size and type you need, you’ve picked out your colour – but what about the trim? Read More...

Upgrade Your Extractor Hoods Bulbs to LED!

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Cooker hoods are a great asset for a kitchen, removing steam, heat and cooking smells from the room and providing some very useful downlight onto the hob. Most hoods will use halogen or ordinary filament bulbs for this, but with many households moving over to low energy alternatives in the rest of the home we wondered why we couldn’t upgrade the cooker hood too… Read More...

Optimise Your Range Cooker with some Quality Cookware!

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So you’ve bought your beautiful range cooker and you’re thrilled with it – are you ready to branch out with some accessories and cookware? Quite often, once our customers have chosen their cooker, splashback and hood, they realise there are a number of quality accessories and items of cookware which can help optimise the cooking experience… Read More...

Exporting a Range Cooker - VAT Refunds Explained

VAT Refunds
Here at Rangecookers we occasionally have customers who order from overseas, and the question of VAT and having it refunded is one of the main areas of confusion. We hope in this blog post to cover some of the main points to note, and shed some light on the topic. There are other areas to consider when taking a range cooker overseas but we'll be concentrating on VAT for this blog. Read More...

Let the Sunshine In with these Spring-fresh Range Cookers!

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Spring is with us and the daffodils are a constant delight! The sun is shining, the air is crisp and cool, but wouldn’t it be nice to have some fresh spring colour in the kitchen all year round? Read More...

Top 5 Range Cookers for March 2017

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Well, by the looks of things March has been a month of fresh new beginnings. Lots of you have been investing time and money into revamping your kitchens and we at Rangecookers.co.uk have noticed some trends cropping up - so we thought we’d share them with you! Read More...

What’s So Special about Stoves?

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Stoves range cookers are a perennial favourite with our customers, but not everyone is aware of the benefits of this great British brand. We take a closer look… Read More...

Free Tickets for Homebuilding and Renovating Show at NEC!

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The lovely people at Lacanche are giving away limited pairs of free tickets to the value of £36 for the excellent Homebuilding and Renovating Show at the NEC in Birmingham… Read More...

Britannia and ILVE - Two Pedigree Italian Range Brands Compared

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Two premium Italian brands always worthy of some serious consideration are Britannia and ILVE, and in this article we take a closer look at these two highly regarded and closely priced cooking platforms, which will hopefully make a decision easier if you are looking for a range cooker with quality and kitchen kudos… Read More...

Defrosting Beautifully and Efficiently with your Range Cooker

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Frozen food is a great convenience for busy modern lives, but not everything can be cooked from frozen. Your range cooker may have a defrost function you are not exploiting, and it is a really effective way of thawing things quickly and evenly… Read More...

Range Cooker Installation Services - the Ins and Outs!

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When researching buying a range cooker, either for the first time or to replace an existing, there are many stages of the process to consider and questions you should ask yourself. Where to buy it from, who can offer me the best and most comprehensive advice, who will install it for me, what shall I do with my old one… Read More...

Why Choose an Induction Hob?

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Induction technology has been a staple in the range cooker market for a number of years now, but we're still regularly asked 'Why should I choose induction?' - so we thought we'd help you with that… Read More...

Why buy a Stoves Range Cooker?

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Stoves are a sound choice when shopping for a range cooker, and occupy the same mid-range market sector as Rangemaster. A lot of people are however still unfamiliar with the brand, so for those people - why choose Stoves?
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Indulge your Creative Side with a ColourMatched Hood

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If you're having trouble matching a cooker hood to your kitchen and can't quite find the 'right' colour then look no further. We have the perfect solution… Read More...

Take Advantage of FREE Rangemaster Installation NOW!

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If you order any Rangemaster range cooker from us this October, we're offering FREE delivery, FREE installation and FREE disconnection and removal of your old cooker… Read More...

LPG Range Cookers - There is Still Hope!

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When it comes to LPG range cookers it seems that Rangemaster are the last bastion of hope for UK consumers who do not have the luxury of mains gas, or very deep pockets… Read More...

Focus on Wok Burners

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Most range cookers come with one or two dedicated wok burners, distinguished from the other burners by their particularly high power and fast speed. You can also use the wok burner — which is sometimes referred to as the power burner — for high speed cooking with any large pan. For example it is often used to quickly bring water to the boil when cooking pasta. Read More...

Six Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a Range Cooker

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Here at Rangecookers.co.uk we know that buying a range cooker is a significant investment, and it can be a daunting task to pick the right one to suit your needs and budget.
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How to Choose the Right Range Cooker For You

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Deciding on your first new cooker is not as easy as it sounds. There is more to the decision than simply finding one that fits - each oven has its own pros and cons, and the features which best suit your lifestyle might not be immediately obvious. Read More...

Caring for your Griddle or Cooktop

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Griddles are one of the most versatile tools in the kitchen - they can be used to cook eggs, steaks, even pancakes. An uncared-for griddle, however, will produce less than perfect results so it’s worth showing your griddle some love! Read More...

Seven Clever Kitchen Life Hacks

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Are you a ninja in the kitchen? Can you fit 20 tins in one draw and chop an apple in half with your bare hands? If you can then we applaud your skills! Don’t worry however if you can't or if you don’t own two fridges, a pantry and more kitchen cupboards than you know what to do with - that’s where life hacks come in. Read More...

Five Foods to Boost Your Mood

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With Blue Monday out of the way and the new year in full swing, it’s time to dust off those cobwebs and start feeling positive, happy and healthy. Even if you’re not planning to diet or join the Dryathlon this month, you can boost your mood by making some good food choices. Read More...

Keep Cool This Christmas: Rangecooker.co.uk’s Festive Planner

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As the song says, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. In addition to the most horrendously stressful. However, us helpful folk here at Rangecookers.co.uk have the answer - plan, plan, plan! Read More...

How to Clean Stainless Steel

Cleaning Stainless Steel
Brushed stainless steel is undoubtedly a great finish to have in the kitchen - attractive, hygienic and purposeful - but it does tend to show up all those water-stains, grease and fingermarks that occur with everyday use... Read More...

British Food Fortnight & The Quintessential British Meal!

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British Food Fortnight runs from 20th September to 5th October and sets out to celebrate and promote all aspects of British food from growth and harvest through to the preparation, cooking and most importantly enjoyment of British dishes! Read More...

Range Cooker Manuals - The Good, Bad and Ugly

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A range cooker is something of an investment for most people, and represents a considerable spend from the family coffers. Once you have your range, getting to grips with how it functions is clearly an important stage, and although this may be intuitive for some people there are times when your cooker’s user guide or instruction manual becomes a useful resource... Read More...

The Simple Christmas Dinner from Rangecookers.co.uk!

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Have you been tasked with preparing Christmas dinner this year? Are you not relishing the job? Don’t know where to start? Let us help with our guide to a simple, elegant Christmas meal. Read More...

But Will I Fit a Turkey In My Oven?

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One question we are asked frequently about range cookers, especially during the festive season, is ‘will a turkey fit in my oven?’ - so, armed with an about average-sized turkey, a selection of perfectly roasted vegetables and a camera, we set out to demonstrate using a few of our displays... Read More...

Putting Your Cooker Clock Back (or forwards)

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Adjusting the clock on your cooker is something that ought to be easy, but inevitably means scrabbling around in a drawer for the instruction manual. As the clocks are going back this weekend we thought we would lend a helpful hand with a quick reminder of how to do it… Read More...

Oven Temperature Accuracy - A Movable Feast

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We sometimes hear from customers querying the temperature accuracy of their oven, and it is fair to say that his will vary a bit from brand to brand, but the truth is that with any cooker you may experience a discrepancy with what the control knob says and the actual temperature within the oven, and there is an industry tolerance of around 15%... Read More...

Range Cooker Brands - Where to Start? A Helpful Overview

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When faced with buying a new range cooker it can be somewhat baffling getting to grips with the wide variety on offer. We like to think our website is a great place to get an overview, but knowing where to start can be made easier by understanding where all the various brands sit in the marketplace... Read More...

How Can I Convert to LPG?

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There is a significant difference in pressure and burning characteristics between natural mains gas and bottled LPG, and it is ESSENTIAL that your cooker is configured correctly, or there may be dangerous consequences. In this blog article we take a look at the options open to you if you need to be on LPG… Read More...

What is a Multifunction Oven? Rangemaster explain...

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Many range cookers feature a multifunction oven, but many people are not fully aware of the benefits these offer. Rangemaster is the UK’s number one range cooker brand, and they have helpfully put together some great video animations explaining how a multifunction oven works… Read More...

Using a Wok Burner

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A particularly useful feature found on many gas and dual fuel range cookers is a wok burner. Fundamentally a large, powerful gas burner, a wok burner is ideal for cooking authentic Asian dishes such as stir fries quickly and efficiently. Read More...

Do You Have to Have a Cooker Hood?

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When you are planning a new kitchen there are clearly certain appliances which are considered essential, and an oven and hob, whether separately or combined into a freestanding cooker or range, are certainly high on the list. One item that people sometimes wonder about is the cooker hood, which can command a high price - but how essential is it? Read More...

Easing the Job of Oven Cleaning!

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One of the more thankless tasks in a busy home kitchen is cleaning the oven. Due to it's rather time-consuming nature, cleaning of a greasy oven is something that tends to get neglected, so here we take a look at which oven finish is easier to keep clean ... Read More...

Featured Range Cooker - Rangemaster Elan

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The Elan has always been a firm favourite here in the Rangecookers.co.uk studio. The comforting, retro exterior belies the cooking powerhouse that lurks beneath ... Read More...

Ceramic vs. Induction - Electric Cookers Compared

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One question we often get asked here in the studio concerns the differences between ceramic and induction range cookers, and if induction is a worthwhile extra expense. So, as a result, we've set about comparing the two technologies to make it easier for you to choose …
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What is a Multifunction Oven?

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When it comes to electric ovens, the usual choices of conventional or fanned heating technology each have their merits. Whilst fanned ovens are great for everyday cooking and excellent for batch baking, there are times when the graduated heat of a conventional, non-fanned oven is ideal... Read More...

Conventional vs Fanned Ovens

Conventional vs Fan Ovens
As cooker specialists are often asked about electric ovens, particularly multifunction ovens, which offer combination of conventional and fanned settings to give users a really versatile variety of heat sources for different types of meal... Read More...