For those shopping for cookers in St Albans, there are many different types available. There are almost too many – certainly so many that it can become confusing. Here are some of the cookers available and what features to look for when buying a new one. The type of cooker we are looking at here is the freestanding cooker.
Shoppers for cookers in St Albans will find that the most common cooker is a single over cooker with an integrated grill. This means that there is one oven, with a grill fitted into the top of the oven space. The advantage of this is that it can be much smaller and uses less energy. The disadvantage is that the grill cannot be used at the same time as the oven.
Single oven cookers can also come with a grill fitted separately. This means that the oven and the grill can be used at the same time, so if you are cooking a meal that requires both the oven and the grill, cooking time is significantly reduced, and food cooked in the over won’t go cold while you are grilling the rest of the meal.
A cooker can also come with two ovens, primarily for larger households. The ovens could be side by side or on top of each other. This is an important factor to consider in relation to the size of your kitchen. Where the ovens are side by side, the grill would normally be fitted into the top oven.
It would be normal in all of these cases to have hobs fitted on the top of unit, either two or four depending on the size of the cooker. Your choice should depend on the size of your kitchen and your cooking needs. Gas cookers come with gas rings and electric cookers come with hobs, normally ceramic. Some hobs have the ability to heat up very quickly, and glow red. These are very useful and safer – but be careful because they can limit the types of pans you are able to use.
Cookers can either be fueled by gas or powered by electricity. If you choose a gas cooker it is absolutely essential that it have a Flame Supervision Device, which means that the gas shuts off if the flame goes out. Cookers powered by electricity should also have fan ovens to distribute the heat more evenly and cook your food faster.
Cookers can also run on duel fuel, which means that you can cook with gas or electricity, depending on your needs.
So shopping for cookers in St Albans can be made simple by investigating all of the most common features available, and then choosing according to your needs.
When shopping for cookers in St Albans there are many factors to consider. Joe Graham & Son Ltd has a huge selection of cookers to choose from.