Best cooker brands Zanussi cookers


Zanussi cookers

Italian brand Zanussi, which is part of the Sweden-based Electrolux company, offers a range of gas, electric and dual-fuel cookers and ovens, and one range cooker.

This guide focuses on Zanussi cookers, but you can find out how Zanussi built-in ovens have fared in our lab tests by visiting our guide to the best built-in oven brands.

Zanussi ZCV561DX cooker

Zanussi ZCV561DX cooker

We’ve run extensive tests on electric and gas Zanussi cookers (all of which are double ovens) in our lab tests. To find out how each Zanussi cooker scored, visit our Zanussi cooker reviews, and see our video on cooker features to decide whether a single or double cooker is right for you.

How much do Zanussi cookers cost?

Zanussi cookers occupy the more expensive end of the cookers market, costing between £350 and £700, although most are around £400.

If these models don’t suit your budget, you can use our compare cookers tool to find one that does.

Zanussi cooker reviews

Zanussi cookers are worth buying.

In the table below, we've outlined how many of Zanussi's models have been Best Buys or Don't Buys, highlighted the brand's overall pros and cons, and listed the reliability score given by Zanussi cooker owners.

Which? members can log in to see our verdict, or if you're not a member, you can gain access to this and all our other reviews with a £1 trial subscription to Which?.

Zanussi cookers - brand data
Number tested since 20085
Range of test scoresSubscriber only content
Average test scoreSubscriber only content
Number of Best BuysSubscriber only content
Number of Don't BuysSubscriber only content
Brand reliability ratingSubscriber only content
ProsSubscriber only content
ConsSubscriber only content

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 boil over and heat a frying pan of oil so fat splatters on the hob, and also use chicken fat to dirty the inside of the oven. We leave the dirty oven overnight then attempt to clean it using warm water, washing-up liquid and a heavy duty scrubbing 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.

More on this...

  • See all the cookers that became Which? Best Buys
  • Watch our video on choosing the best cooker
  • Find out more about how we test cookers

Get Which? reviews and advice

Which? members have full access to all of our reviews - log in now if you're already a member or try a trial subscription to Which? to get instant access to our site.

Expert impartial reviews

When you sign up, you'll get access to this exclusive review as well as thousands of others.

Why use Which?

We test products in the way you use them, looking at quality and ease of use without being bamboozled by manufacturers' claims.


Which? is unbiased. We buy every product we test and don't accept any advertising.

Advice you can trust

When you join Which? you get a monthly magazine, you can phone our legal service and money helpline, and you can access Which? Local, where members share recommendations for services in your area.

Ready to become a Which? member? Then take out a trial subscription today.