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The Country Chef dual-fuel range cooker from Belling has catalytic oven linings designed for easy cleaning. We tested this range cooker to see whether both of its ovens would deliver evenly-cooked food.
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Belling Country Chef 100DF
- Launch date: Mar 2009
- Type: Dual Fuel
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Oven preheating time
How quickly the oven heats up to 150, 180 and 200 degrees C, indicated by the thermostat light turning off. An excellent fan oven heats up in less than half the time of a very poor oven.
How well the oven maintains the set temperatures of 150, 180 and 200 degrees C. An excellent fan oven is within 2 degrees C of this temperature, a very poor oven is more than 15 degrees C inaccurate
How well the main oven distributes heat around the cavity.
How well the main oven continuously supplies heat over a period of time. We bake a large sponge cake to measure this and record how well it rises. This test wasn't carried out on range cookers tested prior to 2012.
How good the grill is at browning food effectively and evenly. More than 70% of the grill area browns effectively on an excellent grill, and less than 40% on a very poor grill
How quickly and efficiently the hob heats up and its effectiveness at simmering
Ease of using the core features
How easy it is to use the core functions of the cooker, including the grill, oven and hob; opening and closing the doors; loading in out of the oven and grill; visibility of the food and clarity of the control markings.
Ease of using the additional features
The convenience of any storage compartment warming function; ease of setting any programmable features and ease of using the separate grill compartment.
Cleaning the hob
How easy it is to clean the hob and pan supports using a sponge and hot soapy water; the success of this cleaning approach and the amount of effort required to get the cooker properly clean.
Cleaning the oven
How easy it is to clean the oven using a sponge and hot soapy water; the success of this cleaning approach and the amount of effort required to get the cooker properly clean.
How easy it is to clean off fingerprints using a sponge and hot soapy water; the success of this cleaning approach and the amount of effort required to get the cooker properly clean.
How much energy the main oven uses when cooking a roast chicken. The energy use test wasn't carried out on range cookers tested prior to 2012.