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Make the Right Choice with Our Oven Buying Guide

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, a place where you and your family are likely to spend a good amount of time talking about the day, preparing food or entertaining. It’s not just enthusiastic “foodies” that benefit from weighing up the pros and cons of a particular style of oven; if you’re hardly ever home or only have a small kitchen, it is important to ensure that you invest in an appliance that works for the way you live.

Here at Cooker Solutions, we have put together a handy oven buying guide to give you complete peace of mind.

One of the first considerations to make before purchasing a new oven is whether would like a free-standing oven or a cooker that neatly slots in between your kitchen units. This decision is likely to be made by considering the style of your kitchen and the space you have available.

Built-in ovens are often considered to give a more streamlined appearance to your kitchen and can even be placed under counters or into cupboards for ever-popular eye level cooking. On the other hand, freestanding ovens are typically made up of a hob and at least one oven, and can be placed in any appropriate space between your cupboards.

Once you have a firm idea in mind of the type of cooker that you are after, here comes the fun part of choosing from a wide range of colours, sizes and specifications. Keep reading our handy buying guide for more.

The Fuel Type

If you aren’t redesigning your kitchen completely, the existing fuel supply you have may affect the type of oven you can opt for. Remember, gas central heating doesn’t always mean that you can have a gas cooker or oven.


No matter the type of oven you opt for, you will need to account for its size and also take into consideration the space around the oven, known as the recess information, before making a purchase.

Hopefully, our oven buying guide has helped you along your way in the decision-making process. Here at Cooker Solutions, we have been supplying a repairs and installation service for many years and welcome you to contact us. Please call today or fill out our online contact form.