Best cooker brands Hotpoint cookers
Hotpoint, which is owned by the Italian Indesit Company, offers a wide range of gas and electric double cookers, as well as range cookers and built-in ovens.
This guide focuses on Hotpoint freestanding cookers - to find out about Hotpoint range cookers, visit our best range cooker brands guide, and to see how Hotpoint ovens did in our lab, see our guide to built-in oven brands.
Some Hotpoint cookers, such as the Hotpoint HUD61G Ultima, have a cover for the hob, which can act as a slashguard when the hob is in use. Most also have catalytic liners - these absorb food residue spilt in the oven, which is then burnt off during cooking to keep it clean.
You can find out how each Hotpoint cooker has done in our lab tests by visiting our Hotpoint cooker reviews. If you're not sure what cooker features would be useful to you, take a look at our video guide to choosing a cooker.
How much do Hotpoint cookers cost?
Hotpoint cookers typically cost between £300 and £500. Double ovens, which all Hotpoint models are, tend to be more expensive than single ovens.
Which? verdict on Hotpoint cookers
We've analysed the results of every Hotpoint cooker we've tested since 2008 to see whether its cookers are worth the money.
In the table below, we've outlined how many of Hotpoint's models have been Best Buys, and highlighted the brand's overall pros and cons. You can also see our expert verdict on whether we think you should buy a Hotpoint cooker.
We’ve tested cookers ranging in price from around £150 to just over £1,000, but our Best Buy freestanding cookers start at around £300.
When rating cookers we look at a number of elements:
- Oven - we use probes to test the accuracy of the temperature controls and bake cakes to check the evenness of baking at different levels in the oven. A good oven will produce evenly raised golden cakes no matter where they are placed in the oven.
- Hob - we heat a frying pan to 200°C then take a thermal image photograph to show the spread of heat across the hob. The best models will show even-heat distribution - meaning food will be cooked more evenly. We also see how quickly each model can heat a pan of boiling water and test the hob’s simmering ability by cooking rice pudding.
- Grill - we cover the grill tray with crustless white bread, place it under a hot grill and assess the size and evenness of the toasted area. Some poorly performing grills only manage to toast about 50% of the bread.
- Cleaning - we let a pan of rice water boiler over and heat a frying pan of oil so fat splatters on the hob. We also use chicken fat to dirty the inside of the oven and leave all these soils overnight. We then attempt to clean the oven using warm water, washing up liquid and a heavy duty scrub sponge. The best models can be cleaned up in a jiffy, while the worst will leave you scrubbing.
Read full reviews of cookers to find out how many in total have been awarded Best Buy or Don’t Buy status, in the Which? cooker reviews.
As well as Best Buy freestanding cookers, we’ve also got Best Buys if you’re looking for a range cooker or built-in oven.
- Find out what cooker owners think of Hotpoint cookers
- Read more about how we test cookers
- See our guide on how to choose a cooker
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