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A Brief Glance At Free Standing Electric Cookers

Posted on 26 April 2010 by Admin

When comparing free standing electric cookers, it will be important that you have a clear idea of what you need from the cooker and the size of the area in which it will be used. Freestanding cookers come in a wide range of sizes that can fit a small flat to a large home. When you are deciding on the cooker that will be best suited for your needs, taking some factors into consideration before making your selection will be helpful.

Even if you are replacing one that is currently in your home or flat, measure the space when the old cooker is removed. In many cases, people think that the cooker or stove they have fits in a space perfectly, but when it is removed, there are may be a gap that you were unaware of.

If your current cooker is gas, you will need to contact a professional. Installing the cooker generally requires a professional electrician since most of the cookers need 6/10 mm twin and earth cable. Almost all private flats and all council stock will have this circuit in as standard, however, a separate circuit may need to be installed. In most cases, only about 2 metres of twin and earth cable will be needed for the actual connection. The electric oven and hob can be fed from a 13 amp ring main and a separate 6 mm twin and earth feed for the hob generally.

If you are purchasing an oven to increase the value of your home, it will be important to consider what a new owner may want. While you may not bake and require a cooker that has a small oven, a new home buyer, may want one of the cookers that has a double oven, grill, and ceramic hob. Thinking about the color you are will also be important.

A kitchen always look more complete and symmetric when the appliances match. If you are changing out appliances in your home or flat, the most expensive appliances you will purchase will be the cooker and the refrigerator. Many people like the look of stainless steel appliances, but do not consider the amount of cleaning that will be required in a small kitchen or with children touching the appliances to keep them pristine.

If you have small children, it is also wise to have the controls that sit on top of the cooker. This will keep the knobs away from the grasp of small children. If you get a self-cleaning cooker, be sure that the locking mechanism cannot be dislodged by accident. This is another safety feature that can be very important when you have small children in the home.

Discussing your needs with a professional will be beneficial. This individual will have the information and details you will need to make the best choice about the free standing electric cooker for you. There are many cookers available at a wide range of prices. By getting the cooker that is suited for your needs, you will enjoy several years of dependable use from your cooker.

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