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The Need-To-Knows of Buying Second Hand Cookers

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Many homeowners have experienced the horror and panic when an appliance breaks down unexpectedly and cannot be brought back to life. Due to their sheer expense, purchasing a brand new cooker or oven is a luxury that many people cannot afford, especially if they have not had the opportunity to put aside savings for such an unexpected situation. An alternative option – aside from the help of generous friends and family – is to avoid buying new and instead look at second hand cookers. Before you part with your hard-earned money, however, it is worth getting to grips with a few need-to-knows as offered below by Cooker Solutions Ltd:

Makes and Models

Some appliance brands are widely acknowledged as being better for the overall design, construction, and material quality, meaning that their products will last longer than those offered by their competitors. Do your research on different makes and models of second hand cookers to ensure that not only are you investing in a reliable brand, but you are also choosing a product that will work for your specific needs and requirements.

Shop around for Second Hand Cookers

Don’t be tempted to head for the first listing you find in the local newspaper; when investing in a second hand cooker, make sure that you shop around as much as possible to get the best deal. There are lots of trustworthy sources for pre-loved goods including charity shops and online auction sites. Platforms such as eBay enforce strict selling guidelines and rules to offer optimum protection to both its buyers and sellers, but you can also look at members reviews to gauge the accuracy and reliability of a seller.


You may be fortunate in your search to find a pre-owned cooker that has hardly been used, the only noticeable wear being a few superficial marks and dinks on the outside of the unit.
As a general rule, however, most second hand cookers will have been used frequently by their former owners, and consequently, are likely to need repairing sooner than brand new models. The best option is to consult a professional repair company such as Cooker Solutions Ltd, who will diagnose your appliance and advise whether any of the components need to be replaced.

Inspect and Enquire

Sellers should be completely honest and upfront about their listing, providing as many details as possible to fully inform potential buyers – this also includes any known problems or issues with the appliance. Don’t be afraid, however, to ask further questions about the cooker regarding its usage history and overall performance. You need to be satisfied that you have all the information you need before committing to buying.

The team here at Cooker Solutions Ltd are oven and cooker repair specialists, working with a broad range of makes and models at very competitive prices whilst always offering the best service possible to our customers. If you need to speak to a cooker repair professional about your second hand cooker, don’t hesitate to contact us today on 0203 478 0883 or simply complete our easy to use online form. We also offer hastle-free installations, with appointments available from 9am-9pm every day. Contact us to find out more.