Best cooker brands Indesit cookers
Italian brand Indesit offers a wide variety of single and double gas or electric cookers. The Indesit Company also owns cooker brands Hotpoint and Cannon.
Indesit also sells built-in ovens. Here we are focusing on freestanding cookers, but you can find out more about how Indesit built-in ovens have done in our tests in our built-in ovens brand guide.
We've run extensive tests on Indesit electric and gas cookers in our test lab, as well as a previously sold dual fuel one, the Indesit IS50D1X cooker, which you can still buy.
One of the Indesit cookers we've tested, the Indesit ID60G2(W), has a cover for the hob, which you can use as a splashguard when the hob is being used.
To find out how each Indesit cooker scored, visit our Indesit cooker reviews, and see our guide to choosing a cooker to decide whether a single or double oven, that's gas, electric or dual fuel is right for you.
How much does an Indesit cooker cost?
Indesit cookers tend to occupy the cheaper end of the cooker market, typically costing between £180 and £500, although most are around the £300 mark.
If you’re looking for a low-priced cooker, you can use our compare cookers tool to find all the cookers we’ve tested that cost under £200.
Which? verdict on Indesit cookers
Looking at all the models we have tested since 2008, we're able to give you a rounded view of what Indesit cookers are like and whether they are worth buying.
Take a look at the table below to see how many Best Buy and Don't Buy models Indesit has produced. We've highlighted the brand's overall pros and cons, and given our expert verdict on whether we think you should buy an Indesit 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.
- Single or double cooker? Decide with our cooker features video
- Find out more about how we test cookers
- Discover what owners think of Indesit ovens
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